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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 11

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 11. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Expert Poll: Week 10 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s playoff committee released its first set of rankings last Tuesday. 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 process. Each week, Athlon Sports hopes to replicate the playoff committee’s work by...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
With 10 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its second 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 layer of intrigue, as four...

College Football's Must-Watch Games of Week 11

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
Time to sort through the contenders and the pretenders in the College Football Playoff race. Certainly, the top teams in the mix have challenges ahead of them for the remainder of the season, but this will be a critical week for teams ranked fifth and lower. Start with the Big Ten: Michigan State and Ohio State have recovered from Week 2 losses to set up the game of the year in...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 10 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 10's action in college football. This week's edition features press conference conflict, poorly timed tweets, upsets in the SEC, isuses at Florida and Michigan as well as lots of Big 12 and SEC West talk. The fellas also give you their post-Week 10 playoff poll as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @...

Wisconsin's Defense Quietly Ranks as One of the Best in the Big Ten

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
Michigan State claimed a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory on the strength of its defense last season. Penn State is wasting a perfectly good defensive effort this season. When discussing the best defenses in the Big Ten, Wisconsin tends to fly under the radar, but it is the defense that could lead the Badgers back to Indianapolis for a shot at a Big Ten championship this season. ...

Maryland Hopes to Spark New Big Ten Rivalry Against Penn State

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
It may be years before we can fairly pinpoint the most extreme low point of Penn State’s sanction era, but there may be a new leader in the clubhouse. Maryland made the trip Beaver Stadium to face its new Big Ten neighbor to the north, mixed things up with Penn State as the teams took the field, refused to shake hands during the coin flip and then went home celebrating a 20-19 victory....

Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs is Athlon Sports' Week 10 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs shined in the Volunteers’ 45-42 overtime win over South Carolina. Dobbs was the catalyst in a furious fourth-quarter rally, guiding Tennessee’s offense 21 points – including the game-tying touchdown with just 11 seconds remaining.Whether it was on the ground or through the air, South Carolina’s defense simply had no answer for the...

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Leaves Game Against Purdue With to Knee Injury

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah left Saturday’s game against Purdue due to a knee injury. Abdullah was injured early in the first half against the Boilermakers and was replaced by Imani Cross and Terrell Newby.Prior to the knee injury, Abdullah rushed for just one yard on six carries.According to coach Bo Pelini, Abdullah will not return in the second half.However, Abdullah’s...