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Week 4 Heisman Movers: Marcus Mariota, Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper on the Rise

By David Fox, 8 hours 25 min ago
Showing up in a highlight package is usually a good thing for Heisman contenders. Not necessarily when that contender is out of pads on the sideline for poor decision-making. That’s where Jameis Winston found himself as backup Sean Maguire led Florida State to a come-from-behind 23-17 win in overtime over Clemson. Winston found his way to the highlight package as an onlooker,...

Utah WR Kaelin Clay Strikes Heisman Pose on Punt Return

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 3 hours ago
Utah receiver Kaelin Clay has quickly emerged as one of the Pac-12’s most dangerous return men in 2014.And Clay had a huge punt return for a touchdown during the first half of Saturday’s game against Michigan, and the senior decided to add a little flair by striking the Heisman pose.Credit Clay for an awesome return – but let’s hold off on the Heisman: RT @BTNSean: Utah...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 4 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 days 11 hours ago
I really wanted to take Mizzou (-10) and Washington (-14) last weekend but couldn’t pull the trigger and it cost me… again. I am teetering around .500 and need a big week to bounce back. The good news is Mitch Light (27-18-1) has been crushing the Top 25 (below), while I have had a winning record each week in Top 25 picks (25-20-1). I'm going to shake it up this...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 4 Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 days 10 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games in the SEC, Oklahoma's visit to West Virginia, the ACC's turn to crush the Big Ten and much more. The guys also give their locks of the week against the spread in this Week 4 college football preview.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email podcast@athlonsports.com. The podcast can...

Pac-12 Week 4 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 3 days 11 hours ago
Most of the contenders are resting up this weekend out West. Last place (that’s right) Stanford is on a bye. USC is licking its wounds. And Arizona State and UCLA are tending to injured stars under center. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to watch in the Pac-12. Oregon, Washington State, Arizona and Cal will open up conference play while Utah, Oregon State, Washington...

Offensive Line Play Could Doom Oregon and UCLA's Title Hopes

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 9 hours ago
Offensive line play is often overlooked when analyzing and predicting a college football season. Outside of quarterback play, the five players in the trenches are the most important position on offense. Good skill players won’t go far with a limited offensive line, and a passing game won’t get on track if there’s no protection.In Athlon’s predicted top 25 offensive lines...

Expert Poll: Week 3 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 4 days 11 hours 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...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 4

By Braden Gall, 4 days 11 hours 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 4. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 3 in the Pac-12

By Braden Gall, 5 days 9 hours ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 452: Rushing yards allowed by USCHow is this not the most important number in the Pac-12 this weekend? The Trojans were outgained on the ground by Boston College by an astounding 452 to 20. This a week after the Eagles allowed over 300 yards rushing to Pitt....

Tuesday Talking Points: Georgia Misses Another Chance, Pac-12 South Wide Open

By Braden Gall, 5 days 11 hours ago
Every Saturday night, Athlon Sports’ Braden Gall hosts The Scoreboard Show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Ch. 91. Every Tuesday, Athlon Sports will feature his take on the national conversation from fans to players to coaches. The 2007 season is the benchmark for college football craziness, and while there is still more than two months left in the ‘14 campaign, comparisons...