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New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Nov. 17)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its third set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the third straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

Top 5 Michigan State vs. Ohio State College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Most of college football’s eyes will be on Columbus, Ohio, this Saturday when Ohio State hosts Michigan State. Both teams still control their own destiny in winning the Big Ten East Division and getting an invitation to Indianapolis to play in the conference championship game. And the Buckeyes are certainly well positioned to get back to the College Football Playoff and have a...

Two Reasons Nebraska Fans Will Love Mike Riley’s 2016 Offense

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Many fans don’t look into the background of a 5-6 record and that’s understandable. While Nebraska’s offense isn’t quite the Greatest Show on Turf, look for it to be moving back towards an attack that upsets defensive coordinators with the best of them thanks to a pair of players. The Huskers have struggled with getting out of their own way at times during a season...

College Football Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Week 11 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 11. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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 11 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Week 11 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 11? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-...

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 3 weeks ago
It's college football border rivalry and grudge game season as the Minnesota Golden Gophers arrive in Iowa City with the coveted bronze pig once again on the line against a school-record 9-0 and No. 8-ranked Iowa Hawkeye squad. Minnesota laid down the hammer on the Hawkeyes in 2014 at home in the Twin Cities, winning 51-14 in a game that exemplified the late season woes of that...

Week 11 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Picked against my own rooting interest last week and, while it helped my overall football predictions (TCU was overrated and Alabama is awesome), it meant two big losses in two big games. But, Navy and Stanford — both 7-2 against the spread this year — continued to pay off and I won the week.  What have you done for me lately, so, we move on to Week 11. So as...

Michigan Wolverines vs. Indiana Hoosiers Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Indiana and Michigan have met 19 times since 1988 and not once have the Hoosiers come away victorious, including last year’s 34-10 loss in which the Wolverines allowed just 191 yards on offense. Unlike last year, though, this season’s matchup has high stakes on both sides. For the Hoosiers, there are only three more opportunities left in the year to secure bowl...