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Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is Athlon Sports' Week 11 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply flawless in Saturday’s win over Michigan State. The redshirt freshman finished with 300 passing yards and three scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a matchup against one of the nation’s best defenses.Barrett earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 11 due to his performance against the Spartans,...

Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight Hurdles Baylor CB Terrell Burt

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight went airborne to gain critical yardage in the first half of Saturday’s game against Baylor.Knight had the first down without the hurdle, but the jump over cornerback Terrell Burt gave the offense a few more yards.Check out Knight’s awesome hurdle over a Baylor defender:  Trevor Knight scrambles for a first down and then shows off his hops...

Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
At the beginning of the season, not many circled Kansas State-TCU as the biggest game of the year in the Big 12. But Saturday’s matchup between the Horned Frogs and Wildcats could be the biggest game of the year in the conference, as TCU and Kansas State rank No. 7 and No. 8 in the latest playoff committee rankings. TCU finished 4-8 last season but has experienced a quick turnaround...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 11 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
A 5-4 record last week got me into the black for the season and I am going to screw it all up this week by picking the six massive national showdowns. I will toss in a few top picks, as usual, but this week is too big not to take a shot at greatness by trying to beat the best. Additionally, I've taken a small lead among Athlon Sports editors picking every Top 25 game against...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 11 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 11. Huge showdowns in East Lansing, Fort Worth, Norman, Salt Lake City, Baton Rouge and Tempe highlight a critical weekend in college football. We pick every big game and also offer up some locks of the week against the spread. Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email...

Big 12 Week 11 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
All offseason long, the Big 12 pointed to Nov. 8 as its season-defining weekend, featuring a showdown of epic proportions that will likely decide the league championship and a possible College Football Playoff berth. We all just thought that game would be taking place in Norman rather than Fort Worth. Kansas State visiting TCU is a matchup of two top 10 teams and could not only...

10 Things That Will Shape College Football Playoff in Final Five Weeks of Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
College football’s new playoff format has added a layer of intrigue to the regular season. While finishing in the top two – just like the old BCS format – is important, two additional teams have a chance to win the national title in a four-team postseason format.The first release of the playoff committee's rankings provided some insight into the process, but with five weeks...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 11

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 11. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Expert Poll: Week 10 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month 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...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
College football’s playoff committee released its first set of rankings last Tuesday. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the process. Each week, Athlon Sports hopes to replicate the playoff committee’s work by...