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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 12

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 12. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its third set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season. The new playoff format has added a new...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s playoff committee has released two sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 11 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how Week 11 impacted the playoff picture. TCU vs. Baylor? Can Florida State survive with one loss? Does a two-loss SEC champ get the nod over a one-loss champ? How good is Ohio State? We debate it all and much more on a spirited edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email...

Ohio State Regains Control of Big Ten After Win Over Michigan State

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
Ohio State’s stay in second place in the Big Ten pecking order did not last very long. After being dethroned as the class of the Big Ten in last season’s conference championship game by Michigan State, the Buckeyes had to wait until Nov. 8 to get back on top.  Naturally, and perhaps fittingly, that opportunity to jump back on top of the Big Ten came at the expense of Michigan...

Nebraska's November Bye Week Could Pay Dividends in Big Ten Title Race

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
This was a great weekend to have off if you are Nebraska. With Ohio State and Michigan State doing battle in the big Ten East, Minnesota and Iowa colliding in the west and Wisconsin on the road, this was a good weekend to sit back, relax and check out the rest of the conference. A bye week in November is always nice to have, especially when in the midst of a division race that has certainly...

Minnesota's Passing Offense and QB Mitch Leidner Improving at a Critical Time

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
It goes without saying that Minnesota’s offense starts with running the football. David Cobb has already rushed for 1,200 yards this season and leads the team with eight rushing touchdowns. The Minnesota rushing attack has carried the Gophers to a 7-2 record heading into mid-November. It has been needed because the Minnesota passing game has struggled to take flight this season. The Big...

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is Athlon Sports' Week 11 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply flawless in Saturday’s win over Michigan State. The redshirt freshman finished with 300 passing yards and three scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a matchup against one of the nation’s best defenses.Barrett earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 11 due to his performance against the Spartans,...

Minnesota TE Maxx Williams Makes Awesome Sideline Catch Against Iowa

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams had a huge performance in the Golden Gophers’ game against Iowa.With Minnesota leading 14-7 midway through the second quarter, Williams made one of the catches of the year in the Big Ten. The tight end kept the foot in bounds and snagged a pass from quarterback Mitch Leidner.  ICYMI: Minnesota TE Maxx Williams has the toes of a ballerina: http://t.co/...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The Big Ten has spent most of 2014 out of the national spotlight, but the Michigan State-Ohio State showdown on Saturday night carries significant playoff implications. This matchup is easily the biggest game of the year in the conference and is a rematch of last year’s Big Ten title game. In last season’s contest, the Spartans won 34-24 and eliminated the Buckeyes from earning a...