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10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 12 Games

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
Week 12 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 12? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott Unhappy With Play-Calling Following Loss to Michigan State

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Ohio State’s unbeaten season ended with a surprising 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday. Despite the Spartans missing starting quarterback Connor Cook, coach Mark Dantonio’s team found a way to win and altered the outlook of the Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff picture. The primary culprit in Saturday’s loss for the Buckeyes was an offense that...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015: Statistically Speaking

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 10 months 2 weeks ago
While statistics aren’t always the be-all and end-all when trying to foretell the outcome in sports, we can often gather tidbits of knowledge from these seemingly trivial tea leaves. Considering what Nebraska and No. 5 Iowa have to lose in next Friday's tilt, let’s look at some major categories and see how these two teams match up, statistically speaking in this case. ...

Week 12 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 10 months 2 weeks ago
I hope you read up last weekend as we had another big week helped by two big road dogs winning outright. Thanks, Arkansas and Oregon. There are a few dogs I like this week as well but am going back to the well on a few teams that have won bettors money almost every weekend this fall. Last Week: 5-1Year-to-date: 41-30 Colorado (+15) at Washington StI’ve gone to...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Big Ten supremacy and a spot in the College Football Playoff could be on the line Saturday in Columbus, as Ohio State hosts Michigan State in one of the biggest remaining matchups of the 2015 season. The Buckeyes ranked No. 3 in the latest committee rankings, with the Spartans at No. 9. Saturday afternoon’s contest won’t necessarily decide the Big Ten East champ – Michigan will...

College Football's 10 Most Underappreciated Head Coaches in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
With the 2015 season reaching its final stretch, all 128 teams, players and coaches are making their last push to reach preseason goals, play in a bowl or avoid the hot seat going into the offseason. And this is also the portion of the season where the award scene starts to clear and the candidates for some of college football’s top hardware begins to emerge. With 128 head coaches at...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Northwestern and Wisconsin are arguably the two quietest two-loss teams in the country. Their combined four losses have come at the hands of three ranked teams, and the result is respect from the College Football Playoff committee via a Top 25 placement for both teams. They'll meet Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison — basically for second place in the Big Ten West....

Oklahoma Releases Hype Video to Promote QB Baker Mayfield for Heisman Trophy

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
With just three remaining weeks in the 2015 college football regular season, the race to win the Heisman Trophy is officially entering the homestretch. Thanks to strong performances in recent weeks, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Heisman. The junior delivered a clutch performance against Baylor last Saturday, throwing for 270 yards and...

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 10 months 2 weeks ago
The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Iowa City to meet the No. 6 Iowa Hawkeyes this weekend, on a mission to upend Senior Day and a school-record 7-0 mark by the Hawkeyes inside Kinnick Stadium. For its part, an Iowa victory assures t head coach Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes at least a share of the Big Ten West Division crown and their first-ever appearance in the conference...