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College Football Poll Watch: Louisville and Wisconsin Get Respect; Washington Enters Title Discussion

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 6 days ago
With three matchups between top 10 teams on the schedule heading into this past weekend, we knew we were going to learn a lot more about how this college football season would eventually shake out. We learned that Clemson and Michigan were every bit the contenders that we thought they were. Both were able to rise to the task and take care of business against formidable opponents at home. We also...

College Football Week 5 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 5 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Clemson edged Louisville in a Saturday night thriller, Washington dominated Stanford on Friday night, Tennessee defeated Georgia on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin in a defensive slugfest, and North Carolina upset Florida State in Tallahassee.   With...

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 2 months 1 week ago
It has been a disappointing season so far for both Marshall and Pitt. The Thundering Herd suffered an unexpected blowout at home against Akron and then were taken behind the woodshed against Louisville. Being without starting QB Chase Litton against the Cardinals did not help. But Litton is back this week and should give Marshall a boost of confidence as the Herd travel up...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

By Mike Ferguson, 2 months 1 week ago
Two high-scoring offenses and two struggling defenses will square off at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday as ACC hopeful North Carolina looks to end the nation’s longest home winning streak against No. 12 Florida State.   The Seminoles were able to bounce back from their worst loss under head coach Jimbo Fisher with a 55-35 throttling of South Florida last week at Raymond James...

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 months 1 week ago
Very quietly, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-0, 1-0 ACC) are one of 15 teams that are undefeated heading into Week 5 of the college football season. Last week the Demon Deacons put together a solid performance on the road as they defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 33-28 behind five interceptions and a blocked field goal.   In four games this season, Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson...

Clemson Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
For the second time this season, the spotlight on a Saturday full of college football action is directed to the ACC, as Louisville and Clemson meet in Death Valley in a clash of top 10 teams. Even though this matchup takes place on the first weekend of October, it’s no secret this game will have major implications on the playoff picture and the ACC title race.   The Cardinals have...

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 1 week ago
Both the Duke and Virginia football teams got off to inauspicious starts this season. After lighting up North Carolina Wesleyan for 49 points in the season opener, the Blue Devils' offense went dry in losses to Wake Forest and Northwestern.   For Virginia, it was even worse. The Cavaliers dropped their first game of the year to Richmond and followed that up with losses to Oregon...

Miami Hurricanes vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 months 1 week ago
So far in the 2016 college football season, the Miami Hurricanes have had a relatively easy time with all three of their opponents (Florida A&M, FAU and Appalachian State). On Saturday, the Hurricanes will face their biggest test of the season when they open ACC play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.   While Miami had last week off, Georgia Tech played Clemson, one of the best...