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East Carolina Pirates vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 5 days 1 hour ago
When Justin Fuente was hired to replace Frank Beamer as Virginia Tech's head coach, some wondered what type of identity the Hokies would develop. Would Virginia Tech be the offensive juggernaut that Memphis was under Fuente? Or would the Hokies remain a stout defensive unit led by longtime coordinator Bud Foster?   On Saturday against Boston College, they were both. The offense...

Syracuse Orange vs. Connecticut Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 5 days 1 hour ago
Style-wise, you couldn't come up with two more polar opposite philosophies than these two Northeast programs.   Bob Diaco, now in his third year at UConn, prides his teams on strong defense and a pro-style offense that still has the quarterback going under center the majority of the time.   Meanwhile, in his first season at Syracuse, head coach Dino Babers has installed an up-...

Florida State Seminoles vs. South Florida Bulls Preview and Prediction

By Mike Ferguson, 5 days 2 hours ago
Can Florida State get up off the mat or will South Florida head coach Willie Taggart notch a marquee victory? That’s the question that will be answered Saturday as the Seminoles and Bulls square off for just the fourth time at Raymond James Stadium.   FSU is coming off of one of its worst losses in school history and the worst under head coach Jimbo Fisher as the Seminoles gave up a...

TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 5 days 3 hours ago
While both teams were victorious last week neither was overly impressive in their wins. TCU opened its Big 12 slate with a 41-20 victory over Iowa State while SMU chalked up its second win of the season by beating FCS member Liberty 29-14.   This rivalry will be the last non-conference game for both schools. Can SMU win back the Iron Skillet trophy, which hasn’t resided in Dallas...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 4

By Bryan Fischer, 5 days 5 hours ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season is in the books and so is the non-conference slate for most of the teams across the country. As a result, the move into league play is set to produce some interesting games all over the map as the season really starts to heat up. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are though, the one-on-one battles between the names...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 4 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 3 hours ago
College football’s Week 4 slate kicks off on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have a huge showdown against Louisville next Saturday, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team can’t overlook the Yellow Jackets after losing five straight road matchups in this series. Friday’s schedule features three matchups, including TCU at SMU and USC...

15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 6 hours ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 1 day ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...

Maryland Terrapins vs. UCF Knights Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 1 week 4 days ago
Maryland and UCF will meet for the first time in each school’s history Saturday when the Terrapins head back to Florida for the second time in as many weeks. Maryland defeated FIU 42-14 last time out. UCF enters this matchup after losing 51-14 to Michigan last Saturday in Ann Arbor.   Both school’s debuted new head coaches this season as DJ Durkin replaced Randy Edsall, and...