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Duke Blue Devils vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 4 days ago
Few would have expected Northwestern to be still searching for its first win of the season by the time Duke rolled into Evanston in Week 3, but here we are. The Wildcats lost a tough one in the opener against Western Michigan and then took a second straight loss at home against FCS member Illinois State. The Wildcats will have their work cut out for them as they try to get in the win column,...

Boston College Eagles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 week 4 days ago
Neither Virginia Tech nor Boston College is quite where each respective program wants to be at the start of the season.   Although the Eagles are coming off of a 26-7 win over UMass last weekend, they started off with a disappointing 17-14 loss in the opener to Georgia Tech and have yet to win an ACC game since 2014. Meanwhile, the Hokies had a promising start in their primetime,...

James Madison Dukes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 4 days ago
For North Carolina, it’s home sweet home. Finally.   After opening the season against Georgia in Atlanta and then heading to Champaign, Illinois, to face the Fighting Illini, the Tar Heels will kickoff their home schedule with James Madison this Saturday. UNC is now 1-1 after downing the Illini 48-23.   James Madison comes in at 2-0 and is currently ranked No. 8 in the FCS...

South Florida Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 week 4 days ago
Both teams come into this game with the same offensive philosophy: Run as many plays as possible, as quickly as possible, in order to score the most points as possible.   In other words, the slower the tempo, the worse off these teams feel they are, so expect a track meet at the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon.   We know a little bit more about what Syracuse is capable of than...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 5 days ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season means the we’re on the last legs of the big non-conference games and the slate does not disappoint when it comes to fantastic matchups. As good as the games between the names on the front of the jerseys are on Saturday though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 5 days ago
If the first two weeks of the 2016 college football season have taught us anything, it's that no team is safe. We've already had teams we thought were almost shoo-ins to make the College Football Playoff lose games and find themselves on the brink of elimination from national contention.   Related: First Two Weeks of 2016 Season Have Already Showcased Everything We Love About...

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 5 days ago
With 12 starters returning this fall, bowl eligibility was the hope for Derek Mason and his Vanderbilt football team. But when the Commodores dropped a winnable game at home to South Carolina on the opening Thursday night, the reaction around the SEC was, “Same ol' Vandy.”   After beating Middle Tennessee in week two, Vanderbilt has another opportunity for a...

Miami Hurricanes vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 5 days ago
For the first time, the Miami Hurricanes and the Appalachian State Mountaineers will meet on the gridiron with an ACC team making a rare trip to Boone, N.C. This will be Miami’s first road game of the 2016 season and it will take place in one of the toughest venues for a visiting team to win at in college football.   Appalachian State is 77-15 in its past 92 games at Kidd Brewer...

Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
An early-season ACC showdown with major College Football Playoff, conference championship and national title implications is set to take place on Saturday, as Florida State travels to Louisville for a meeting of top-10 teams.    Florida State and Clemson were widely picked as the favorites to win the ACC this offseason, but Louisville wasn’t far behind and was considered a top...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...