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Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 9 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 9's action in college football. This week's edition features a healthy SEC West playoff debate (things get heated), wide open races in the Pac-12 South, Big Ten West and ACC Coastal and some impressive numbers in the Big 12. The fellas also give you their playoff poll as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @...

Is Slow Progress Enough for Tim Beckman to Return at Illinois in 2015?

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 10 months ago
When Illinois hired Tim Beckman, the administration did so taking a bit on a gamble on a head coach who managed to take Toledo to one bowl game (which the Rockets lost) and never won more than eight games in a season. Now in year three of the Beckman Era, the Illini have gone 10-22. Yes, Beckman finally hit double digits in the win column at Illinois after his Illini managed to upset...

Ohio State's Defense Delivers in Overtime Win Over Penn State

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 10 months ago
Ohio State’s winning streak since losing at home to Virginia Tech has been fueled by the offense. This has overshadowed the work being done with the Buckeyes on defense this season. On Saturday night in Happy Valley, the defense carried Ohio State in the first half and was a big reason why Ohio State left State College with a double overtime victory over Penn State instead of a loss. ...

Michigan State Ready for Showdown Against Ohio State After Dominating Michigan

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 10 months ago
Months before the start of the college football season kicked off there was one specific game every college football fan following the Big Ten knew to circle on the calendar. Michigan State will host Ohio State in a rematch of the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game on November 8. This season, as a result of Big Ten expansion and division realignment, the Spartans and Buckeyes are now in the same...

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah continued his attack on the Nebraska record books with a huge performance in the 42-24 win over Rutgers. The senior – and a leading candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner – earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 9 by gashing the Scarlet Knights for a school-record 341 all-purpose yards.Abdullah recorded 225 of his...

Ameer Abdullah Continues Bid for Mike Rozier's Records. Is Heisman Next?

By David Fox, 1 year 10 months ago
The #FearAmeer campaign was in full force Saturday, but we’re not entirely sure who should be trembling the most when Ameer Abdullah in on the field. Let’s start with Rutgers: Abdullah set a school record with 321 all-purpose yards in a 42-24 rout of Rutgers with 225 rushing yards, 26 receiving yards and 90 kickoff return yards. The tally included touchdown runs of 48...

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Escapes Rutgers Defense With Ridiculous Juke Move

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah had a huge day against Rutgers, and the senior continued to stake his claim in the Heisman picture by recording over 200 yards on the ground.Abdullah put the Cornhuskers up 14-7 early in the second quarter with this touchdown run, which was highlighted by a ridiculous juke move to embarrass the Rutgers defense.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 9 Picks

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
In a year that Ole Miss, Mississippi State and TCU are ranked in the Top 10, it should come as no surprise that many college football pickers are struggling to gain footing against the number. After another exactly average week (5-5), I am the poster child for “win some, lose some.” But that won’t deter me from diving back into the deep end. Here are this week’s...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 9 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 9. A huge slate of games out West in the Pac-12 highlight a great weekend as well as big rivalry games in the Big Ten and SEC.  And does anyone care about the ACC this week? The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email...

Big Ten Week 9 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 1 year 10 months ago
The ninth week of the college football season presents a pair of intriguing coaching matchups — one will be the first matchup in a new coaching rivalry, the other likely is the final meeting. In State College, two of the most aggressive recruiters in the country will face off in the first meeting between Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Penn State’s James Franklin. The...