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Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern

By Chip Minnich, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl has seen its share of high-scoring games in its relatively short past, with Duke defeating Indiana 44-41 in overtime in 2015. Heading into this contest that features Pittsburgh and Northwestern, it is entirely possible that the 2016 version may be another offensive shootout.   Pittsburgh (8-4, 5-3 ACC) finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Coastal...

Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Temple vs. Wake Forest

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 2 days ago
A few months ago, a game between these two teams probably doesn't garner much interest.   Well, to say that's changed a bit is an understatement.   When the investigation into former Wake Forest radio analyst Tommy Elrod revealed that he purposely forwarded Demon Deacons' game plan information to opposing teams, it set off one of the more bizarre sports stories in...

Independence Bowl Preview and Prediction: NC State vs. Vanderbilt

By Cody McClure, 1 month 2 days ago
The Camping World Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, will feature a pair of 6-6 teams in NC State and Vanderbilt. Both are coming into the game with momentum, having knocked off their in-state rivals in their regular-season finales. The Wolfpack defeated North Carolina 28-21 on the road, while the Commodores kept Tennessee out of the Sugar Bowl with a 45-34 win of their own.  ...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Quick Lane Bowl Preview and Prediction: Maryland vs. Boston College

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 3 days ago
While this may not be the sexiest matchup of the college football bowl season, it carries a good bit of weight for each team as the two put a bow on their 2016 campaigns.   For Boston College, the Eagles had to deal all season with the possibility that an extra loss here or there could result in the firing of head coach Steve Addazio. After posting a winless record in ACC play in 2015,...

ACC All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
With two of the nation’s best in Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson leading the way, quarterback play was a strength across the ACC in 2016. And the future of the position is in good hands in this league, as Florida State’s Deondre Francois and Duke’s Daniel Jones posted solid debuts this fall and headline the 2016 ACC All-Freshman Team by Athlon Sports. The strength of the 2016...

College Football’s 20 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 6 days ago
It’s bowl season and college football fans can celebrate (or is it mourn?) the end of the year with 41 games that have a little bit of everything. While most of the attention is paid toward the two semifinal games and some of the other major bowls, there’s a lot to enjoy among the dozens of intersectional matchups on tap this month. As good as some of the games look on paper...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for December Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s bowl season usually features some fantastic matchups and intriguing situations. It's also one of the toughest times to wager potentially with so many factors to consider.   Related: Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016 From Must-See to Must-Miss    First off is motivation and that's the most important. There are some teams that...

Outrageous Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
After one of the more exciting college football seasons in recent memory, it's time to park yourself in your favorite couch or recliner over the holidays and take in all that is bowl season.   Sure — until we hit the New Year's Six bowls and College Football Playoff games — most of these bowls mean very little to anyone outside of the players and fans of the respective...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season had a little bit of everything, to the point where you could fill your bingo card twice over. The greatest opening weekend ever? Definitely. Historic upsets from coast-to-coast? Without a doubt. Shootouts? Check. Seismic shifts as the result of game-changing plays? Double check.   Oh, and overtimes? Yes, there were plenty of those.   It was a...