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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 14

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 14. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Previewing the Top College Football Games of the Thanksgiving Weekend

By David Fox, 2 years 1 month ago
Thanksgiving is a great time to get gorged on turkey, pie and college football rivalry games. The traditional fare of the Iron Bowl, Florida-Florida State and Ohio State-Michigan is worth watching, but this week is also time for some surprising traditional and non-traditional matchups. Even if the Egg Bowl isn’t the SEC West play-in game that seemed a possibility a month ago,...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 13 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdowns all of the action from Week 13. The Big Ten West is down to two teams, the ACC title game is set, UCLA takes the lead in the Pac-12 South, more Jameis Winston discussion and Samaje Perine's record-setting performance highlight this week's edition. We debate it all and offer our playoff predictions on this week's edition...

The Top 25 Greatest Rivalries In College Football History

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
When tasked with deciding the best rivalries in college football there will be no avoiding offending someone. So in an effort to avoid any hurt feelings, I need to say something to everyone out there who believes that their beloved rivalry is underrated, getting no respect or ranked way too low. You're right. College football is built on a foundation of tradition, history,...

Oklahoma State's Offense Finds a Spark Behind Freshman QB Mason Rudolph

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 month ago
Times have been rough for Oklahoma State’s offense over the course of the last month. After scoring no more than 14 points in each of the last four games, the Cowboys were in some serious trouble heading to Waco to take on Baylor. The debut of talented freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph may not have been enough to go blow for blow with Baylor’s offense, but it at least gave some...

Oklahoma's Samaje Perine is Athlon Sports' Week 13 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
Melvin Gordon’s single-game FBS rushing record lasted only a week. After the Wisconsin running back gashed Nebraska for 408 yards to pass former TCU running back LaDainian Tomlinson’s record (406) set in 1999, Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine added his name to the top of the record books with a huge performance against Kansas. Perine earned Athlon Sports Week 13 Player of the Week...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 13 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
I was 3-4 with top picks and 3-3 in trendy picks last week and it has dropped me below .500 for the first time all season. And I’m not sure where to go this weekend to make up for it. You’ll notice one of two themes this weekend in college football. A) Huge point spreads in top 25 mismatches and B) Impossibly difficult to predict rivalry games with heavy title implications. This...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 13 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview an interesting weekend of games in college football. USC visits UCLA, two potential SEC title contenders are on the road, some Big Ten games with coaching implications and much more on this Week 13 podcast. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or...

Big 12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 months ago
TCU is still ahead of Baylor in the playoff rankings (for better or for worse) and will sit at home and watch this weekend. But Baylor still controls its own destiny and has a chance to earn some style points against Oklahoma State. Not to be left out, Kansas State is still in the Big 12 title mix but has to win in Morgantown. And when Kliff Kingsbury and Paul Rhoads get together in...

Expert Poll: Week 12 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 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...