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Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: South Florida vs. South Carolina

By Mike Ferguson, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The post-Willie Taggart era at South Florida and the first bowl game for Will Muschamp at South Carolina will take place at the same venue – Birmingham’s historic Legion Field.   The Bulls come in 10-2 and will look to add to their school record for victories and finish ranked in the final polls for the first time ever. South Carolina on the other hand, will be looking to...

Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Temple vs. Wake Forest

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 4 weeks 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...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks 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),...

Armed Forces Bowl Preview and Prediction: Louisiana Tech vs. Navy

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 1 day ago
Two explosive offenses are set to meet in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Navy enter this game averaging 37.4 points and 436.7 yards of total offense per game with a 9-4 overall record and an American Athletic Conference (AAC) West Division title. However, the Midshipmen have struggled in recent weeks, averaging just 253.5 yards in back-to-back losses....

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

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 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...

Boca Raton Preview and Prediction: WKU vs. Memphis

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 days ago
The third edition of the Boca Raton Bowl won’t be hurting for points or offense, as Memphis and WKU bring their high-powered attacks to FAU Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers rank second nationally in scoring (45.1 ppg), while the Tigers aren’t far behind at No. 17 with an average of 39.5 points per contest. WKU and Memphis were two of the top Group of 5 teams this season, but...

Miami Beach Bowl Preview and Prediction: Central Michigan vs. Tulsa

By Jeremy Simon, 2 months 5 days ago
This year’s Miami Beach Bowl is a tale of two teams going in different directions. After getting pummeled by Ohio State, Tulsa has won eight out of its last 10 games. The Golden Hurricane’s two losses were by a combined nine points to Houston and eventual American Athletic Conference West Division champion Navy.   Central Michigan started the season on a tear, including an...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for December Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 2 months 5 days 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...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 5 days 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...

AutoNation Cure Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCF vs. Arkansas State

By Elton Hayes, 2 months 6 days ago
After starting the season 0-4, Arkansas State caught fire, winning seven of its last eight games resulting in a share of the Sun Belt title with Appalachian State. As a result, the Red Wolves are playing in their sixth straight bowl, appearing in the AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla., against UCF.   UCF (6-6) enters this game on a two-game losing streak to finish third in the American...