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Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: LSU vs. Texas Tech

By Ryan Wright, 11 months 2 weeks ago
When LSU and Texas Tech meet on Dec. 29 in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, two different and distinct styles of play will go head-to-head as a treat for old school fans and the new generation. The Texas Bowl has a short-lived history taking over from the previously named Houston Bowl, but this postseason game has a strong lineage of top college talent showcasing their skills before...

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and Prediction: North Carolina vs. Baylor

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Going into Thanksgiving weekend, North Carolina and Baylor had their sights set very high. North Carolina had not lost since week one and victories over NC State and then Clemson in the ACC Championship Game would give them the league title. Head coach Larry Fedora was making his case for the Tar Heels' inclusion in the College Football Playoff prior to the Clemson game, so their...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the 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. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 3 weeks ago
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual performances and bizarre plays you had to see to believe. This season offered a reminder of why it is important to never count a team out until the clock hits...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

10 Best Big 12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 3 weeks ago
When it comes to the Big 12, offense is the name of the game. This season in the Big 12 was no exception to that rule as the conference packed plenty of offensive shootouts to enjoy from start to finish. Just because a game offered plenty of scoring does not mean there were not other noteworthy performances this season. The Big 12 enjoyed some success against SEC opponents on the road, and key...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

Big 12 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The Big 12 got exactly what it needed in 2015 – a playoff team. After missing out on the College Football Playoff last season, the conference had an offseason filled with more discussion about a conference championship game and whether or not expansion was needed. But as many have suggested, patience was the right course of action. Oklahoma emerged as the league’s best team, while...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...