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5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

5 Things We Learned From Ohio State's Win Over Virginia Tech

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 3 months ago
Ohio State began the 2015 season in sterling fashion in Blacksburg, Va., defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies 42-24. The game was hyped by Ohio State fans as a revenge game, as Virginia Tech was the lone team to defeat the Buckeyes in 2014. The game also was noteworthy as four key Ohio State players (Joey Bosa, Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, Corey Smith) were suspended for the season opener,...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...

Husker Nation Remains a House Divided After the Loss to BYU

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 months ago
It was only one game. For only the sixth time since 1962, the Nebraska Cornhusker football program debuted a new coach on its sidelines Saturday. It was a game very much anticipated by the fans and supporters of one of college football's most historically prestigious programs. They wanted to see the changes. They wanted to see the new-look, Mike Riley-coached version of the Huskers...

Nebraska LB Michael Rose-Ivey Finally Fights for Blackshirt Again

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
Fall camp 2015 was a time to start over for Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, a brand-new era. He was injured during last year’s August prep work and was shelved for the season. Unfortunately, he put himself a step behind where he should probably be presently. Rose-Ivey was one of five Cornhuskers suspended for the season opener against BYU. As a result, all he could do was...

Virginia Tech RB J.C. Coleman Wears a Gold Watch Against Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Virginia Tech running back J.C. Coleman made quite a fashion statement during Monday night’s game against Ohio State. Normally, jerseys or helmets are the choice for making a fashion statement, but Coleman wore a gold watch – yes a gold watch – while playing the Buckeyes. The image was captured on Twitter by a couple of users:VT RB J.C. Coleman is channeling his inner...

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The first week of the 2015 college football season concludes with a marquee matchup on Monday night, as Ohio State begins its run at back-to-back national championships with a trip to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. In addition to beginning the quest for another national title, the Buckeyes have revenge on their mind. The Hokies upset Ohio State 35-21 in Week 2 last season. The...

An Open Letter to Big Ten Referees

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
To Whom It May Concern, In the second quarter of Nebraska’s 33-28 loss to BYU, a Tommy Armstrong pass sailed over Husker tight end David Sutton’s head. There was no way he was going to catch it. In fact, no one in the Cougars’ wide receiver corps could have either, and this group seemingly shares genetics with Big Bird. This is the point where the...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months 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 most...

Knee-Jerk Reactions: BYU Cougars vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
Never let it be said that BYU-Nebraska 2015 wasn’t worth the price of admission. While the opening game of the Mike Riley era ended with a Hail Mary touchdown pass, it wasn’t celebrated like the one Jordan Westerkamp had versus Northwestern in 2013.Here’s what Husker fans can take away from the 33-28 loss:- If you’d have told me Tommy Armstrong was going to duplicate...