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Pac-12 Week 5 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 hours ago
The slate of action last weekend in the Pac-12 was seriously lacking but that didn’t stop the West Coast from entertaining the college football world thoroughly. After a wild Hail Mary in Tucson and an intense back-and-forth affair in Pullman, both Oregon and Arizona deserve a week off. Cal and Washington State, however, must get off the mat and get back to work. Conference play...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat After Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
College football’s coaching carousel is usually quiet in September, but two teams have already made changes this year. June Jones resigned at SMU, and Texas Tech parted ways with defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt after the loss to Arkansas.While two changes in September are surprising, the carousel certainly isn’t over.Florida’s Will Muschamp and Michigan’s Brady...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 5

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day 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...

Expert Poll: Week 4 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day 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...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4 in the Pac-12

By Braden Gall, 1 week 2 days ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 44: Yards allowed in the second half by WashingtonOne of the most shocking halftime scores of Week 4 was the Huskies trailing 35-point underdog Georgia State 14-0. Washington had allowed 219 yards of offense in the first quarter. In the second half, the Dawgs...

Previewing the Best 5 College Football Games of Week 5

By David Fox, 1 week 2 days ago
Most schedules are starting to move into conference play, but don’t tell the teams in some of the biggest games this week. Teams like South Carolina, UCLA, Arizona State, Stanford and Washington all could look like they use another week or two to get into shape before critical games. UCLA and Arizona State both have health concerns for the quarterback position. Washington...

Which Football Conference Has Had the Best 2014 So Far?

By David Fox, 1 week 3 days ago
Conference bragging rights didn’t start with the College Football Playoff or even the BCS. That said, fighting for championship postseason games has only magnified the “my conference is better than your conference” debate. In some ways the selection committee may make those determinations, certainly in leaving out on conference (four spots for the Power 5) and...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 4 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
 The guys recap the big weekend of action in the SEC, including Florida-Bama, Mississippi State-LSU and Missouri's lose to Indiana. The Big Ten deserves credit with the exception of Michigan, so what does the lose to Utah mean for Brady Hoke? The ACC struggled in Week 4 and the guys break down all of the action from Florida State-Clemson and the rest of the ACC. And Week 4 ended with...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 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...

Utah Utes Complete Team effort Embarrasses Michigan

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
The Utes used a narrow upset over a Michigan team that would eventually lose nine games to catapult itself to an unblemished 13-0 season to start 2008. Kyle Whittingham is hoping that a similar outcome in the Ann Arbor could do something similar for his Utah squad again six years later. And after navigating an extended (try 2 hours and 24 minutes) lightning delay, Utah put an end to...