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ACC Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The ACC didn’t pickup a key non-conference win in any of its marquee matchups, and the league slate for Week 2 isn’t full of enticing games. Notre Dame-Virginia is arguably the best matchup this Saturday, and the Fighting Irish are a heavy favorite over the Cavaliers. Elsewhere in the ACC this week, Louisville turns to true freshman Lamar Jackson at quarterback against Houston, while...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...

5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...

Five Thoughts on Florida State After Week One

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 months ago
It’s a season of change in Tallahassee and the new-look Seminoles were unveiled on Saturday night. There was some sputtering at times early on, but Florida State was never challenged by Texas State and cruised to a 59-16 win. Despite the fact that they were playing Texas State, there were some things that really stood out with respect to the Seminoles. Here are five things...

How Will the Mike Williams Injury Affect Clemson?

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 months ago
Broken bone in the neck. It sounds very scary. It is very scary. And that is what Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams is now dealing with after colliding with the goal post on a touchdown catch Saturday against Wofford. Related: Five Thoughts on Clemson Following Week One Williams will be okay and fortunately his football career will resume. However, when he will return to action...

Five Thoughts on Clemson Following Week One

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 months ago
It is always difficult to get a true sense of a team after just one game. It’s even more difficult to gauge when the one game is against a vastly inferior opponent. Such is the case with Clemson after the 49-10 victory over Wofford. However, Tigers fans had their eyes on certain areas and an injury to a star player is a cause for concern. Here are five things to be gleaned after...

Virginia Tech RB J.C. Coleman Wears a Gold Watch Against Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Virginia Tech running back J.C. Coleman made quite a fashion statement during Monday night’s game against Ohio State. Normally, jerseys or helmets are the choice for making a fashion statement, but Coleman wore a gold watch – yes a gold watch – while playing the Buckeyes. The image was captured on Twitter by a couple of users:VT RB J.C. Coleman is channeling his inner...

3 Takeaways from the Miami Hurricanes' Season-opening Win over Bethune-Cookman

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 4 months ago
Whenever a Power 5 conference team plays an FCS opponent, they are usually expected to dominate the game. The Miami Hurricanes did just that when they destroyed the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 45-0 on Saturday night. While defeating Bethune-Cookman doesn't guarantee future success in 2015, it was a great start to the season for the Hurricanes. Here are the three takeaways from Miami’...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...