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Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 3 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
I was feeling pretty good about my picks with about 19 minutes left in the Oregon game and about 19 seconds left in the Stanford game. Then Marcus Mariota and Stanford’s red zone offense happened and I finished 2-3. Although, I did go 9-5 against the number in Top 25 games (see below), so I got that going for me. It has not been a strong start for me, but I am feeling confident...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 3 Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews all of the big action from Week 3 including Georgia-South Carolina, UCLA-Texas, an underrated Big 12 slate and plenty of conference games. The guys also give their locks of the week against the spread as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email [email protected] The podcast can be found on...

Big 12 Week 3 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
Many are talking about how weak the Week 3 slate looks nationally. While there’s only one Top 25 matchup in any conference, the Big 12 only has one “bad” game this weekend. There’s an intense in-state rivalry. There are clashes of style with the SEC. There’s a top 10 team coming to The Lone Star State. There are three bouts with the Big Ten. And there’s...

Are the Pieces in Place for West Virginia QB Clint Trickett?

By David Fox, 2 years 4 months ago
Clint Trickett is a new quarterback, his West Virginia teammates say.The redshirt senior doesn’t necessarily agree. Instead, he says they’re just seeing someone who is finally of sound mind and body.Just as Trickett ascended to the starting quarterback job last season after his transfer from Florida State, he sustained a shoulder injury in his first start of the season.That start, a...

Expert Poll: Week 2 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2 in the Big 12

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Big 12 football action: 81-28: Texas-BYU score the last two yearsFans in Austin were appalled (rightly so) when its team allowed nearly 700 yards of offense in a 40-21 loss to BYU in Provo, Utah, a year ago. It wasn’t supposed to get worse in 2014 with Charlie Strong running the...

Texas Tech Unveils New Throwback Uniforms for Matchup Against Arkansas

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 months ago
Texas Tech plans to turn back the clock when Arkansas visits Lubbock on Saturday.The Red Raiders will wear throwback uniforms in Week 3, and the overall look for Saturday is pretty sharp. The design is similar to the uniforms and helmets Texas Tech had when coach Kliff Kingsbury was playing quarterback for Mike Leach.Check out Texas Tech’s throwback uniforms below and visit the official...

Tuesday Talking Points: Big Ten Whiffs, Oregon Shines, USC's Circus

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
Two weeks in and the Big Ten is finished. Okay, that might be a touch dramatic but it’s not too far from the reality. The Big Ten entered 2014 in desperate need of some brand equity — i.e., regular season wins against quality non-conference opponents. But after two weeks, every major contender in this league — with the possible exception of Penn State...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 2 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
 Week 2 is in the books and the Big Ten should be worried. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap all of the action from Week 2, including the Big Ten's struggles, the Ducks marquee win, the Hokies huge upset and Pat Haden's behavior. Was the Pac-12 a winner this weekend or a loser? That and much more on this edition of the Cover 2 podcast. Have a...

Big 12 Takeaways: Trouble in Texas, Baylor's Replacements Shine, Daxx Garman

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 months ago
The Big 12’s Week 2 slate was light, but there was plenty of intrigue around the league.Oklahoma easily handled in-state foe Tulsa, defeating the Golden Hurricane 52-7 to improve to 2-0. And in other easy victories: West Virginia trounced Towson 54-0 and Baylor gashed Northwestern State 70-6.  Charlie Strong’s debut at Texas resulted in a blowout victory over North Texas, but...