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Utah's Devontae Booker is Athlon Sports' Week 8 Player of the Week

West Virginia's Tony Gibson and Missouri's Shane Ray.
Utah's Devontae Booker is Athlon Sports' Week 8 Player of the Week

Behind a solid defense and a timely offense, Utah has emerged as a contender in the Pac-12 South. The Utes took a step forward in the division race with an overtime victory over Oregon State on Thursday night, improving to 2-1 in conference play with a huge showdown against USC ahead next Saturday.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 8 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 8 Picks

Last week was awful. There is no other way around it.

 

In one group (top picks) I was 1-5. In the “if you must” group, I was 2-2. And in the Top 25, I went a pathetic 3-11-1. My only comfort is that the rest of the Athlon Sports staff failed you as well.

 

So all of that hard work over the last month has gone to waste. It’s time to rebound.

 

Big 12 Week 8 Preview and Predictions

Athlon Sports previews Week 8 of the Big 12 season.
Big 12 2014 Week 8 Preview and Predictions

Few weekends in the Big 12 will be as important and as critical as Week 8.

 

The top ranked team and lone unbeaten in on the road at one of the most difficult places to win in the league. Two of the greatest coaches in Big 12 history will battle in Norman with two ranked teams. And Oklahoma State has its first of many brutal road trips against a ranked TCU squad without its star quarterback.

 

20 Predictions for the Second Half of College Football's 2014 Season

What should we expect the rest of the season?
20 Predictions for the Second Half of College Football's 2014 Season

The first half of the 2014 college football season is in the books, and it’s time to revisit the preseason predictions and make a few changes for the next eight weeks.

No conference, team or player performs exactly how most expect from the preseason, so it’s only natural to have changes of opinion in several different areas by the midpoint of the season.

Expert Poll: Week 7 Heisman Trophy Voting

Melvin Gordon has been impossible to stop this fall.
Expert Poll: Week 7 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 8

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 8

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.

 

The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 7.

 

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

College Football 2014 Midseason Awards and Recap

Dak Prescott highlights the first-half awards.
College Football 2014 Midseason Awards and Recap

The first half of the 2014 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2014, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, examine preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer.

With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected this year.

College Football's Post-Week 7 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 7 Playoff Projection 2014

The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format.

 

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 7.
College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections 2014

With seven weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty.

 

The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December.

 

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