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Syracuse Orange vs. Boston College Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Syracuse and Boston College are coming off two games that couldn't be further apart on the spectrum of program momentum.   Last weekend, the Orange beat a ranked Virginia Tech team, 31-17, to improve to 3-4 and give new head coach Dino Babers his first ACC win at Syracuse. The Hokies were riding high from a blowout win over reigning Coastal Division champion North Carolina and left...

Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The ACC’s Coastal Division once again features a tight battle at the top, but some clarity in the pecking order could be established by Thursday night, as Virginia Tech hosts Miami in a critical game for positioning and division title hopes. The Hokies are one of four teams with one loss in conference play after seven weeks of action, while the Hurricanes are 1-2 after a defeat versus...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State hosts BYU in a game that can certainly help boost the Broncos' overall resume for the top spot among Group of 5 teams. Three more games dot...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
This has been one of the most exciting and entertaining college football seasons in recent memory — and that’s even with what looks to be a runaway freight train in Alabama leading the pack. It may be tough to picture anyone beating the Crimson Tide right now, but the road to the College Football Playoff still looks like more of a roller coaster at this point — and I’m...

Clemson Tigers 2016 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 weeks ago
In 2014, Florida State won all of its regular season games and claimed the ACC title. But there was a feeling that the Seminoles were not that good, something that was exposed by Oregon in the College Football Playoff. Last season, Ohio State got by in many of its early games and by the time Urban Meyer's team flipped the switch, the Buckeyes had lost to Michigan State and their...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 3 weeks ago
North Carolina entered the season as one of the ACC's most experienced teams. Coming off a Coastal Division championship, Larry Fedora's squad needed to replace quarterback Marquise Williams but little else.   Those high expectations for the Tar Heels to make it to Orlando to face the Atlantic Division champs have come with mixed results.   After UNC lost a winnable non-...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Things were going along pretty smoothly for Virginia Tech. The Hokies were sitting at 4-1, had just beaten defending ACC Coastal champion North Carolina, and were alone atop the division. And then came an unexplainable loss to Syracuse on Saturday that put the Coastal back into a bit of chaos.   Overall, it was a solid first half of the season for new head coach...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The first seven weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington and Michigan are three...

ACC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
At the halfway point of the 2016 college football season, the ACC has two teams poised to challenge for a playoff spot. Clemson is the frontrunner after a thrilling 42-36 victory over Louisville on Oct. 1, but the Cardinals remain in the mix – provided they can win out and get some help from other teams. Florida State was considered the preseason favorite to win the ACC, but the Seminoles...

Seven-Step Drop: Second-half storylines should shift from disappointment to chaos

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
We’ve hit the halfway point in the college football season and it seems like the most intriguing storyline from the first half of the year is just how bad the situation has gotten in a number of surprising places.   Things are downright jaw-dropping in South Bend after Notre Dame dropped to 2-5 on Saturday. Michigan State may not go bowling just 10 months removed from playing for...