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5 Reasons Why Clemson Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 month ago
Clemson is currently on a 16-game winning streak dating back to November 2014 and has been the No. 1 team in each of the 2015 College Football Playoff rankings. That alone is reason enough for Tiger optimism. But Clemson was not as dominant in November as it was earlier in the season. Despite still being the nation’s top-ranked team, many doubt whether Clemson has what it...

College Football 2015 Playoff Matchups and Early Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The matchups for the 2015-16 College Football Playoff are set. Clemson ranked as the No. 1 team in the committee’s rankings in each release, and the Tigers held on for the top overall seed for the playoff. Coach Dabo Swinney’s team will take on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, which is a rematch of last season’s Russell Athletic Bowl. In the other matchup, Alabama hosts Michigan...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 14 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 14. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 14 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 14 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 14? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 1 month ago
ESPN’s SEC Storied documentary, “The Play That Changed College Football” tells the story of the first college football conference championship game, pitting undefeated Alabama against 8-3 Florida in 1992. Sorry if I spoil anything here (but it has been 23 years), but the play was an Antonio Langham interception for a touchdown that secured the win for the Crimson Tide and their...

Week 14 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
I wrapped up one of my best seasons against the spread last week with a modest 3-2 mark. Betting against Les Miles was a mistake on so many levels. However, after going 3-2 last week, I've finished the year 50-33. I, and every gambler on the planet, will take that in a heartbeat. Wait, isn't there much more football to be played and more bets to be made? Not in my world. Not...

Ranking the Watchability of College Football's 2015 Conference Championship Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role in determining how the top 10-15 rank on Sunday for New Year’s Six bowl matchups. Eight conference championship matchups are slated for Week...

ACC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: North Carolina vs. Clemson

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 month ago
Is this a de-facto College Football Playoff quarterfinal matchup? Larry Fedora would like to think so. In a Sunday press conference, the Tar Heels head coach said that he believes that No. 10 North Carolina should be one of the four teams selected for the Playoff should they beat undefeated, top-ranked Clemson. While that will be determined Sunday afternoon, it does provide an...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as Bowling Green meets Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship. The Huskies knocked off the Falcons in this game last season, but coach Rod Carey’...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Conference Championship Week

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
What a long, strange trip this college football season has been — and it's not over yet. On Saturday, the best of the best from FBS conferences around the country will square of in their annual conference championship games (If a conference indeed has one). These are the last games (no disrespect to Army and Navy) that will shape the College Football Playoff as well as this season...