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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 20 hours ago
Oregon and Nebraska are off to 2-0 starts, but the Week 3 matchup in Lincoln should provide a better barometer test of where both programs stand in 2016. The Ducks easily handled UC Davis and Virginia this year, while the Cornhuskers defeated Fresno State (43-10) in the opener and used a big second half to take a commanding 52-17 victory over Wyoming last Saturday.   It’s unfair to...

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. UTSA Roadrunners Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Kalen Ballage's record-setting, eight-touchdown performance against Texas Tech lifted Arizona State to an impressive victory last Saturday night. The Sun Devils are now among an increasingly rare club of Pac-12 teams with unblemished records. Half the league ended Week 2 with at least one notch in the loss column.   The Sun Devils can cap off the non-conference portion of the 2016...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season means the we’re on the last legs of the big non-conference games and the slate does not disappoint when it comes to fantastic matchups. As good as the games between the names on the front of the jerseys are on Saturday though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

Leon McQuay III Reaching His Full Promise in Senior Season

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Leon McQuay III prefers do his talking with his play, and with his music. Both have been on point this year.   “Since the season I haven’t been doing too much, but over the summer I had an internship with Atlantic Records, engineering,” the USC senior defensive back said. “Making beats in my spare time, when I have a little bit of time.”   USC is a...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....

Nebraska and Oregon: Blue-Blood Programs from Different Eras Meet in a Season-Defining Matchup

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The landscape of college football is ever-changing. TV contracts, apparel deals, scholarship limits, recruiting rules and population shifts all contribute to the dynamic nature of the sport.   Nebraska football is one of the timesless, iconic names in college football history. The Cornhuskers’ program is more than just a cornerstone – it's part of the very foundation that...

First Two Weeks of 2016 Season Have Already Showcased Everything We Love About College Football

By Jim Weber, 2 weeks 3 days ago
After eight months of anticipating the start of the 2016 college football season, the sport has already once again proved to be worth the agonizing wait.   College football has the longest offseason of any major American sport and whereas the NFL has arranged its calendar to make it a year-round event, the dog days of summer feel like the Valley of Death for starved college football die...

New Faces Will Shape UCLA Defense

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 4 days ago
PASADENA, Calif. — Linebacker Kenny Young let the most subtle of smiles crack when discussing his first career sack, made in UCLA's 42-21 win over UNLV.    "I was pretty hyped, man," said Young, a ballyhooed recruit in the 2014 class now getting his chance to shine in a rebuilt Bruins' front seven. "We had a chance to get off the field with them...

Seven-Step Drop Week 2: Big 12 Struggles Could Open a Few Doors

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It happens every single college football season, without fail.   There’s always that one week on the calendar where the slate of games looks less than appetizing and sometimes even down right appalling. By midweek you might be wondering whether or not to skip a few games on Saturday in order to take care of a few chores or spend time outside in that last bit of summer weather. On...