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Expert Poll: Week 1 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 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 6 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, 2 weeks 4 hours 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, 2 weeks 6 hours 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, 2 weeks 8 hours 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, 2 weeks 8 hours 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...

Pac-12 Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Undefeated should be the Pac-12's goal in Week 1. Every team in the league is favored to win its season opener with the exception of Cal — an 11-point underdog on the road at Northwestern. So barring a Golden Bears’ road upset, the league should be hoping to avoid the upset bug in the first weekend of action. All of the league front-runners are huge...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 1 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Each week, Athlon Sports brings the fans a taste of Las Vegas with our panel picks against the spread for every top 25 game and Braden Gall’s top individual games of the week. Here are his Week 1 picks: Boise St (-10) vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta)Normally the Broncos are excellent in season openers against high-level competition. Normally Ole Miss isn’t considered high-level...

College Football's 10 Biggest Potential Upsets of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Utah won just five games last season but somehow managed to topple mighty Stanford on a fourth quarter, goal-line stand in the waning minutes. It nearly cost the Cardinal a Pac-12 title and did cost Stanford a chance at a national title. Tennessee has lost seven games four straight seasons but figured out a way to stop Connor Shaw and beat an 11-win South Carolina team last fall. That...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 1 Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football season is finally here and the guys preview the opening weekend of the season. Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan make picks, talk upsets, discuss Braxton Miller's injury and argue about fall weddings. Have a question or comment? Contact us at podcast@athlonsports.com or on Twitter at @AthlonSports, @BradenGall, @DavidFox615 and @AthlonSteven