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13 Stats You Need to Know for the National Championship (Oregon vs. Ohio State)

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The most important, bizarre, interesting and entertaining stats you need to know about the 2015 College Football National Championship game: 1939: First NCAA basketball tournamentWhy is the first-ever NCAA basketball tournament relevant to the first-ever college football tournament? Because they both featured the same two teams. Oregon and Ohio State met in the 1939 NCAA Tournament...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: National Championship Prediction

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down college football's national championship game. Fox recounts his trip to Pasadena, what the Rose Bowl is all about and his lonely New Year's Eve. Gall breaks down NOLA on New Year's and his favorite moments from the Sugar Bowl. How do Ohio State and Oregon stack up against each other? The...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires from 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The college football coaching carousel is one of the most intriguing aspects of every offseason. Regardless of whether a team had a losing record or finished in the top 10 of the final rankings, coaching changes are possible for any program after the regular season has finished. The 2014 carousel produced several interesting hires, including Lane Kiffin to Alabama, Jeremy Pruitt to Georgia...

5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Beat Ohio State in the National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Oregon is 60 minutes away from its first national championship after a 59-20 victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl. The Ducks had plenty of help from the Seminoles, using five turnovers by the Seminoles to score 41 points in the second half. As usual, Oregon had plenty of explosive plays by its offense, averaging 7.9 yards per play behind quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Heisman Trophy...

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota in the Rose Bowl is a QB Matchup for the Ages

By David Fox, 1 month 1 day ago
LOS ANGELES — Jameis Winston is right. The Florida State quarterback is saying all the right things about his matchup with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The game will feature the last two Heisman winners on opposite sidelines, only the third time Heisman winners have faced each other in a bowl game. As expected, neither Winston nor Mariota are talking it up as the...

Rose Bowl Scouting: Florida State Players and Coaches Break Down Oregon

By David Fox, 1 month 1 day ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the last three weeks. Obviously, they’re not going to give up state secrets in the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, but we decided to see what...

25 Most Important Players of the 2015 College Football Playoff

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 day ago
The college football playoff kicks off on Jan. 1 with Florida State and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, and Alabama and Ohio State squaring off in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl. There’s no shortage of talent among the four teams in the playoff, but some players are more valuable than others.To help prepare for the first four-team playoff, Athlon projects the 25 most important players for...

Cactus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Washington vs. Oklahoma State

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest winning percentage in bowl history with seven wins in eight tries (87.5%). Oklahoma State will represent the Big 12, which has the most wins (10) and...

Alamo Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Kansas State

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and went into the final weekend of action with conference title aspirations. UCLA lost to Stanford to end its hopes of playing in the Pac-12 Championship...