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Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 1 month ago
We have come to take No. 1 versus No. 2 matchups to determine college football’s national championship for granted with the BCS and now the College Football Playoff and that’s a good thing. Prior to 1998, the top two ranked teams met in bowl games only 11 times. Now, a national title game is the end to every college football season. In some years, the national title game is one...

5 Must-See Moments From Alabama's 38-0 Cotton Bowl Win Over Michigan State

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Alabama is 60 minutes from another national championship after a thorough and dominant 38-0 victory over Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. With the Spartans geared up to stop running back Derrick Henry, coach Nick Saban and coordinator Lane Kiffin put the game in the hands of quarterback Jake Coker. The senior responded with an efficient and effective effort, completing 25 of 30 passes for 286...

Ranking the Five College Football Games in Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 1 month ago
This year’s Fiesta Bowl matchup between Notre Dame and Ohio State will only be the sixth game ever between the two historic programs. The first game was played in 1935 and was one for the ages, while the last was a shootout in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. Here are the five meetings ranked from worst to best. Related: Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction — Ohio State vs. Notre...

Five Reasons Alabama and Michigan State Can Hate Each Other

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 1 month ago
Thursday’s Cotton Bowl matchup between Alabama and Michigan State is one of the most anticipated of the college football bowl season. Both teams have shown perseverance throughout the year and match up extremely well against each other.  The ironic part is that there is relatively little bad blood between these two. How can there be when they have only played once? Related: ...

TaxSlayer Bowl Preview and Prediction: Penn State vs. Georgia

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 1 month ago
The last and only time Penn State and Georgia played there was a national championship on the line. Clearly, the stakes are far less rewarding this time around as the two prepare to help kick off the Jan. 2 bowl action. Penn State and Georgia each struggled on offense this season, so fans tuning in should expect quite a good defensive battle between the Nittany Lions and Bulldogs. They also will...

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. Iowa

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 2 months ago
Bowl season's "Granddaddy of Them All" gets a fittingly old-school matchup for its 102nd installment. Friday's Rose Bowl Game pits the similarly constructed Big Ten champion Iowa Hawkeyes and Pac-12 champion Stanford Cardinal in what promises to be a hard-hitting contest. "I don't know if 'even' is the word, but I think 'comparable'...

Citrus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Michigan vs. Florida

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 year 2 months ago
Despite underwhelming showings to end the season, if you would have told the fan bases of both Michigan (9-3) and Florida (10-3) at the start of the year they would be playing another Power 5 opponent in a New Year’s Day bowl game with a first-year head coach, each would have been satisfied with that result. The Gators took a step back after a 6-0 start following the suspension of...

Outback Bowl Preview and Prediction: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

By Rob McVey, 1 year 2 months ago
Prior to the start of the 2015 season, It was not a forgone conclusion that the Northwestern Wildcats (10-2 overall, 6-2 Big 10) would even make a bowl game, much less a New Year’s Day bowl game. Those sentiments quickly changed following a surprise victory over highly touted Stanford in the Wildcats' season opener. A win that would ultimately catapult Northwestern to one of its...

Nebraska's Nate Gerry Penalty Proves It's Time to Tackle the Lawlessness of Targeting Calls

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 months ago
A topic that causes many an eye roll has irked me lately, especially since it has the nation talking about Nebraska’s Foster Farms Bowl performance and not about the win. It’s a rule that is finding itself under more scrutiny every year: the targeting penalty. According to the American Football Coaches Association — which is obviously trying to raise awareness of how to...

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The Fiesta Bowl couldn’t have asked for a better or more interesting matchup, as Ohio State and Notre Dame are set to tangle in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 1. The Buckeyes-Fighting Irish contest is one of the most intriguing bowl games on the postseason slate this year. Not only does this game feature two of the premier programs in college football, these two teams were just a couple of plays...