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Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 12 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 weeks ago
There is no way to sugar coat it. In the big games last weekend, I didn’t perform well, going 2-4 outright and 2-4 against the spread. My top picks didn’t perform much better, going 1-2 in the “real-er” picks. It pushed my season record to 38-38-1. Needless to say, it’s been a down year. My only saving grace is another winning record in the Top 25 (8-6) and a...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 12 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview a huge slate of action in the SEC, including a playoff showdown between Mississippi State and Alababam. The guys break down the marquee showdown in the Big Ten and ACC as well. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email [email protected]...

ACC Week 12 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
Rivalry week is usually reserved for the last full Saturday of action in November, but three intriguing rivalry matchups in the ACC headline a slate with national and conference title implications.Florida State travels to Miami, and with a win over the Hurricanes, the Seminoles would clinch a spot in the ACC Championship. And of course, there are bigger goals for Florida State ahead, as coach...

College Football's Coaches on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
Coaching is a hot topic in any sport, but college football seems to bring out the most discussion when it comes to hot seat chatter and finding the next wave of rising stars. With job vacancies and hot seat rumblings only going to increase over the next month, it’s time to take a look at some of the rising stars in the coaching ranks for 2014.Memphis’ Justin Fuente inherited a mess...

Expert Poll: Week 11 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 weeks ago
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: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 12

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 weeks ago
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 12. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its third set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season. The new playoff format has added a new...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
College football’s playoff committee has released two sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 11 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how Week 11 impacted the playoff picture. TCU vs. Baylor? Can Florida State survive with one loss? Does a two-loss SEC champ get the nod over a one-loss champ? How good is Ohio State? We debate it all and much more on a spirited edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email...

Deshaun Watson's Return From Injury Should Spark Clemson's Offense

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
Clemson is having an uncharacteristic season on offense. The Tigers average just 5.4 yards per play (ninth in the ACC) and rank sixth in the conference by averaging 32.4 points per game. The slow start hasn’t drastically affected Clemson’s record, and coach Dabo Swinney’s team is poised to push for another season of at least 10 wins. A couple of factors are to blame for...