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Week 8 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
Last week was both unpredictable and bizarre. Entering last weekend, there were the seven teams left in college football without a win against the spread all year. Five covered and UTEP didn't play, leaving the Miners and Old Dominion as the only teams in college football without a win against the spread. Meanwhile, Central Michigan remained the lone unbeaten against the...

College Football's Top 10 Breakout Players at Midseason

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
With the first half of the 2015 college football season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the first seven weeks and examine some of the new stars across the nation. Breakout players are hard to predict in the preseason, but the emergence of new stars are a huge boost for a team’s win total or the opportunity to compete for a playoff spot. Stanford running back...

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 2 months ago
Texas did what no one thought they could. They saved their season, and probably saved their coach’s job. The Longhorns (2-4) went all hands on deck in Dallas to pull out a surprising and shocking victory. Head coach Charlie Strong pulled out all the tricks to keep Oklahoma off balance all day. Texas has hit a much-needed reset button on a season that was quickly slipping away....

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 2 months ago
Baylor has continued do what everyone expected, to put up massive numbers offensively and simply outscore everyone they play. Iowa State has also been exactly who everyone thought they would be. They are winning the games they are expected to win. Sitting at 2-4 overall the Cyclones will need to upset some teams down the stretch to become bowl eligible. Unfortunately that doesn’t...

College Football's Top 15 Games of the Second Half of 2015

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 2 months ago
Unfortunately for college football fans, we’ve reached the halfway mark of yet another season. A compelling first half of 2015 has set up a frantic scramble to the finish in the remainder of the year. Related: 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far In particular, keep an eye on the Big 12, where the league office backloaded the conference slate with showdowns...

Big 12 Week 8 Predictions: Oklahoma-Texas Tech Shootout, Texas Hosts Kansas State

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The Big 12’s Week 8 slate is relatively quiet, but the intrigue level in this conference will increase once November arrives with a handful of huge league matchups. Oklahoma rebounded from a loss to Texas with an blowout victory over Kansas State last Saturday, and the Sooners are poised for a high-scoring matchup against Texas Tech in Week 8. Outside of Norman, the other must-see matchup...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown, while California travels to UCLA to cap the Thursday action. Memphis plays at Tulsa and Utah State visits San Diego State on Friday night. The...

College Football 2015 Midseason Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer. With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected. The playoff picture is...

BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 2 months ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...

Ranking College Football's Top Heisman Trophy Contenders at Midseason

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 2 months ago
The Heisman Trophy has become more of a quarterback award over the past decade, but it looks as though we are on track to see running backs dominate the field this season. The year of the running back in college football is living up to the hype and running backs are leading the way all across the country, and it is not all Leonard Fournette at LSU. Fournette, however, is leading the way with a...