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Seven-Step Drop: Powerhouse Hires for Big Ten Paying Off, SEC Not So Much

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 23 hours ago
The timing in college football during the rivalry week/Thanksgiving combination in late November always tends to throw things off but there was a moment this year that was a little more jarring than most.   In the middle of the biggest edition of “The Game” between Ohio State and Michigan in decades — one that could very well wind up being between two College Football...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 day ago
Week 13 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The Thanksgiving slate provided one of the best weeks of action of the year, starting with the Michigan-Ohio State showdown from Saturday. The Buckeyes edged the Wolverines in overtime to keep their playoff hopes alive and earn their fifth straight win in this rivalry. Alabama handled...

Utah Utes vs. Colorado Buffaloes Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
Folsom Field should be electric on Saturday night, as Colorado looks to cap one of college football’s best turnaround seasons with a Pac-12 South title and a victory over Utah. If the Buffaloes knock off the Utes, coach Mike MacIntyre’s team can book a trip to Santa Clara, Calif. next Friday for the Pac-12 Championship. If Utah wins, coach Kyle Whittingham’s team would send USC...

UCLA Bruins vs. California Golden Bears Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 5 days ago
California and UCLA endured tumultuous seasons, marked at times with promise but ultimately derailed due to some deficiencies.   In host Cal's case, the Golden Bears could never muster enough defense to adequately complement their potent offense. Despite averaging 37.2 points per game — No. 22 in the nation — Cal faces a losing record for the fourth time in six seasons....

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Josh Webb, 3 months 5 days ago
The biggest news regarding this year’s Battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh may be that Notre Dame will enter the game with the prospect of having to vacate wins from two seasons. After being popped for an academic cheating scandal, the Fighting Irish could have their 2012 (undefeated regular season) and ’13 seasons wiped from the record books. That’s a total of 21 wins and a...

Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 3 months 5 days ago
Bragging rights and building momentum for next season are basically all that's on the line in the 120th edition of the Civil War. Oregon and Oregon State are locked into a battle for last place in the Pac-12 North. Still, both teams enter Saturday's game on a high note.   Oregon (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) earned just its second conference victory of the season after stunning then-No. 12...

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 5 days ago
Two years ago, when Arizona last hosted rival Arizona State, the annual Duel in the Desert became the de facto Pac-12 South championship game. The Wildcats' thrilling, 42-35 win sent Rich Rodriguez's Wildcats to the Pac-12 Championship Game, one year after Todd Graham's Sun Devils hosted the winner-take-all round.   The reversal of fortunes in such a short time is rather...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 13

By Mitch Light, 3 months 5 days ago
The Week 13 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan-Ohio State, Washington-Washington State, Auburn-Alabama and South Carolina-Clemson. Additionally, conference matchups such as Wisconsin-Minnesota, Texas-TCU, Kansas-Kansas State, and Arkansas-Missouri feature lines or odds that caught...

Washington Huskies vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
The annual Apple Cup rivalry between Washington and Washington State has extra implications this year, as the winner of Friday’s game will clinch the Pac-12 North title and earn a trip to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. for the conference title game on Dec. 2. There’s also no shortage of national implications in this matchup as well. The Huskies still have playoff...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
College football’s 2016 regular season is winding down, but there are two weeks of action remaining, including a busy and rivalry-filled Week 13 slate. Three MAC games start the action on Tuesday night for Week 13, including Akron at Ohio and Central Michigan traveling to Eastern Michigan. The NFL takes the spotlight on Thanksgiving, but there’s an intriguing showdown in College...