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Cal WR Kenny Lawler Makes Awesome One-Handed TD Grab Against Sacramento State

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
A week after an upset win over Northwestern, California kept the momentum going with a blowout victory over Sacramento State.Receiver Kenny Lawler added the Golden Bears’ good vibes with one of the weekend’s best catches. Lawler made a nifty one-handed grab to put California up 28-0 in the first half. 

UTSA WR Delivers Punishing Block Against Arizona

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
UTSA’s upset bid against Arizona came up short in Week 2. However, the Roadrunners certainly had a good showing against the Wildcats.One of the top highlights of Week 2 came when UTSA’s Josiah Monroe demolished an Arizona player in the first half.  

Oregon Ducks vs. Michigan State Spartans Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
All eyes in the college football world will be focused on Eugene, Ore. this Saturday, as Michigan State takes on Oregon in a clash of top 10 teams. The Spartans handled Jacksonville State 45-7 last Friday and dodged a bullet after a nasty hit to quarterback Connor Cook’s knee in the first half. The Ducks had a similar Week 1 outcome, thrashing South Dakota for a 62-13 victory. Both teams...

Pac-12 Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
All of college football should be watching the Pac-12 this weekend. The two biggest games of the Week 2 slate will be played out West and will feature four teams ranked in the top 15 of the AP Poll. One of which will feature two top-10 teams. In fact, over the last 10 years, only four times has a Pac-12 team ranked in the AP top 10 faced a non-conference foe also ranked in the AP top...

Expert Poll: Week 1 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days 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...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 1 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days ago
 Week 1 is in the books and the entire world is overreacting. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap the entire first weekend of action and tell you what they learned about each of the Big 5 conferences. Injuries, upsets, letdowns and analysis highlight this jampacked Week 1 edition of the Cover 2 podcast. Have a question or comment? Contact us at podcast@athlonsports.com or on Twitter...

Tuesday Talking Points: Noles, Bama Struggle, We Overreact

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days 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. Follow the conversation from College Sports Nation hosts on Twitter using the hashtag #section91. Everybody is overrated. Alabama and Florida State...

Pac-12 Takeaways: Sarkisian and Petersen have mixed debuts

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days ago
The Pac-12 held serve in Week 1. But just barely. Most of the contenders — Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, USC, Arizona and Utah — crushed overmatched opponents to start the year. But UCLA had to fight to top Virginia, and Washington barely held on for a win over Hawaii. Both are considered disappointing showings despite each achieving victory. Oregon...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days 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...

Assessing Your Overreactions to Week 1

By David Fox, 1 week 5 days ago
Starting Jan. 7, the task has been to try to figure out how the 2014 season is going to transpire.It’s only natural after five days of actual, real-live data — sorry, games — to overreact.After the first week, Alabama’s pass defense looks shaky, Ohio State’s run defense is suspect and Florida State’s run game is unspectacular. All of these and more are legit...