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Miami Hurricanes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 3 weeks ago
No, it’s not the late 1980s or early '90s anymore. Michael Irvin and Randall Hill and Bennie Blades won’t be strutting around the field for the Hurricanes. And Rocket Ismail and Tony Rice and Chris Zorich won’t be wearing the gold helmets this weekend. "Catholics vs. Convicts" is long gone.   But despite the fact that the two teams have a combined record of...

Clemson Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Clemson’s trip to Florida State has lost some of its preseason appeal, but Saturday night’s matchup in Tallahassee still holds plenty of importance for the ACC and College Football Playoff picture. Prior to the start of the 2016 season, this matchup was projected as a game with two unbeaten teams with playoff and conference title implications. Fast forward to October and the...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 9

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 3 weeks ago
We’re just a few days out from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings so the games this weekend figure to play a big part in the national title race. This week has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams, but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 9

By Mitch Light, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida. Additionally, conference matchups such as Iowa State-Kansas State, Northwestern-Ohio State, Michigan-Michigan State and Baylor-Texas feature lines...

Duke Blue Devils vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 3 weeks ago
As the college football season progresses, a team’s postseason goals change. What once were national championship dreams become conference title thoughts. When that is gone, making a very good bowl game comes next. Simply becoming bowl eligible is the last of the postseason targets.   Perhaps national championship thoughts were always a stretch for both Duke and Georgia Tech....

Boston College Eagles vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Turn the page, right the ship, bounce back, forget it and move on: Pick your post-loss cliché and apply it to either Boston College or NC State, because they all fit. Neither team played particularly well last weekend, so both will be looking to... well, you know.   For NC State (4-3, 1-2 ACC), the last two weeks have been extremely distressful in its own way. Two weeks ago, the...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Last weekend, Louisville (6-1, 4-1 ACC) made easy work of NC State as the Cardinals won their eighth straight game in Papa John’s Stadium, beating the Wolfpack 54-13. Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson finished with 431 yards of total offense (355 passing) and four more touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing) to bring his season total to a whopping 34 in seven games   Virginia (2-5...

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 3 weeks ago
After taking down Miami at home last week, Virginia Tech goes to Pittsburgh for another big Thursday night affair in the ACC Coastal. At 3-1 in the league and owning a win over 4-1 North Carolina, the Hokies control their fate in the division.   But nipping at the heels of both Virginia Tech and North Carolina are the 2-1 Panthers. Pitt had last week off and are riding a three-game...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning within the Sun Belt. Three games are slated for Friday night, with USF hosting Navy in a critical American Athletic Conference matchup. After South...