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Seven-Step Drop: Truths and surprises that are defining the 2016 college football season

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Thanks to an incredible set of Week 6 games and a bunch of wild endings nobody saw coming, the race for the national title (and many conference championships) seemed to come into focus even further over the weekend as we come up on the halfway point of the 2016 college football season. While we got a few unexpected results from coast-to-coast, it was a pretty memorable slate of games that...

College Football Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Texas A&M edged Tennessee in an overtime thriller, Alabama dominated Arkansas, Florida State escaped Miami with its seventh win in a row in this series, while Washington snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oregon with a 70-21 blowout victory over the Ducks.    With the sixth weekend...

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 month 3 weeks ago
No other college football matchup this week features philosophical polar opposites like Texas Tech and Kansas State. The Red Raiders like to move fast offensively, sling the football all over the field, and have lit up the scoreboard for 55 points or more in every game this season.   The strategy has paid off with a 3-1 start for Kliff Kingsbury's team, including a 1-0 record in Big...

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s not necessarily showing up in the win column, but Iowa State is gradually improving this season. The Cyclones followed up their first win of the season — and the first of Matt Campbell’s tenure as head coach — over San Jose State with last week’s near upset of Baylor. Given the state of the program that Campbell inherited, those incremental steps forward are...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 6

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
While we don’t have three games pitting top-10 teams against one another like last week and several games (including LSU vs. Florida) have already been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, the upcoming college football slate is still loaded with some quality contests. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are this week though, the one-on-one...

Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Remember about a year ago, when there was all that talk about head coach Charlie Strong floundering in the build up to Texas’ annual date in the Cotton Bowl with Oklahoma? The Longhorns came out of their grudge match against the boys from north of the Red River with a 24-17 win that looked like it might springboard the program back into relevance in the Big 12 and on the national stage...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 6

By Mitch Light, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Week 6 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Tennessee-Texas A&M, Florida State-Miami and Alabama-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as Washington-Oregon, Texas-Oklahoma and North Carolina-Virginia Tech feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 6. Here are...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
College football’s Week 6 slate kicks off on Wednesday night, as Georgia Southern and Arkansas State meet for a midweek showdown between two of the Sun Belt’s top programs. Thursday night’s action features two Group of 5 conference matchups, with Memphis hosting Temple and Louisiana Tech taking on WKU. Clemson-Boston College and Boise State at New Mexico highlight the slate on...

College Football's Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The first five weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington, Michigan and Tennessee are four teams on...