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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its third set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season. The new playoff format has added a new...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 11 in the Pac-12

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: Nov. 30, 1985: Last time Notre Dame allowed 55 pointsArizona State blitzed and rattled Everett Golson en route to five turnovers, seven sacks and a critical top-10 win over Notre Dame. The Sun Devils scored 55 points — 34 unanswered — ...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 11 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how Week 11 impacted the playoff picture. TCU vs. Baylor? Can Florida State survive with one loss? Does a two-loss SEC champ get the nod over a one-loss champ? How good is Ohio State? We debate it all and much more on a spirited edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email...

Arizona State Continues to Build Playoff Resume With Win Over Notre Dame

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
For the first time since Jake Plummer was leading Arizona State to the Rose Bowl, it seems Arizona State is going to be a viable contender in the chase for national supremacy. And it’s not a fluke either. There may not be many teams that can give up 62 points at home and still be considered a legitimate contender for the College Football Playoff, but Arizona State has managed to rise...

Oregon Clinches Pac-12 North Title, but Mounting Injuries a Major Concern

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Oregon crossed another hurdle in its quest to reach college football’s four-team playoff with a 51-27 victory over Utah on Saturday night. The win over the Utes clinched a spot in the Pac-12 Championship for coach Mark Helfrich’s team, and the Ducks have won five in a row since a 31-24 loss to Arizona in early October.However, Saturday night’s win over Utah could be costly...

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is Athlon Sports' Week 11 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply flawless in Saturday’s win over Michigan State. The redshirt freshman finished with 300 passing yards and three scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a matchup against one of the nation’s best defenses.Barrett earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 11 due to his performance against the Spartans,...

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong Grabs Impressive One-Handed TD Catch Against Notre Dame

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Arizona State bolstered its playoff hopes with a huge 55-31 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.The Sun Devils had plenty of help from their defense, but receiver Jaelen Strong made one of the best plays of the day with a touchdown grab in the first half.Strong finished with five catches for 58 yards, and this first-half touchdown reception was his best grab of the day:   Here's...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 17 hours ago
The first year of college football’s playoff committee rankings has added new intrigue to the season, and one look at the latest top 25 release shows just how important Saturday’s game is between Arizona State and Notre Dame. The Sun Devils and Fighting Irish are ranked back-to-back (No. 9 and No. 10) following the Week 10 games. Saturday’s winner should keep their playoff...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 11 Picks

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 19 hours ago
A 5-4 record last week got me into the black for the season and I am going to screw it all up this week by picking the six massive national showdowns. I will toss in a few top picks, as usual, but this week is too big not to take a shot at greatness by trying to beat the best. Additionally, I've taken a small lead among Athlon Sports editors picking every Top 25 game against...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 11 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 11. Huge showdowns in East Lansing, Fort Worth, Norman, Salt Lake City, Baton Rouge and Tempe highlight a critical weekend in college football. We pick every big game and also offer up some locks of the week against the spread. Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email...