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10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 8 in the SEC

By Mitch Light, 5 days 7 hours ago
This past weekend in the SEC lacked some of the drama we had seen in previous weeks, but there were some very interesting results. Alabama was a heavy favorite over Texas A&M, but who could have predicted such a dominant performance from the Tide? And how about Georgia? Many had the Dawgs on upset alert at Arkansas, but Mark Richt’s team was very impressive in its methodical beatdown...

Previewing the Five Best Games in College Football Week 9

By David Fox, 5 days 8 hours ago
About a month ago, the schedule for Week 9 of the college football season probably didn’t look all that meaningful. At that time, Baylor and Oklahoma were the clear cut favorites in the Big 12, so games like Texas-Kansas State and West Virginia-Oklahoma State probably carried little weight. Ohio State was still stinging from a loss to Virginia Tech, so a game at Happy Valley...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 8 Recap

By Braden Gall, 5 days 11 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 8's action in college football. This week's edition features Florida State's win over Notre Dame, the entertaining Big 12, a Will Muschamp debate, Oregon's return and much more. The fellas also give you their playoff poll as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email...

Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin Searching for Answers After Loss to Alabama

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 14 hours ago
Texas A&M’s 59-0 loss to Alabama on Saturday was easily the worst of Kevin Sumlin’s three seasons in College Station. The Aggies had little margin for error coming into Tuscaloosa and were simply dominated in every facet of the matchup with the Crimson Tide.The numbers and box score are not something most Texas A&M fans want to revisit this week – on both sides of the...

Alabama's Offense Explodes in Easy Win Over Texas A&M

By Mitch Light, 6 days 9 hours ago
Saturday night in Gainesville, we witnessed a statistical anomaly when Missouri somehow scored 42 points despite gaining only 119 yards of offense in a 29-point win at The Swamp. Earlier that day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama also won in convincing fashion, but the Crimson Tide scored their points in a more conventional fashion — by matriculating the ball down the field (to steal a phrase...

Florida Coach Will Muschamp's Seat is Scorching After Blowout Loss to Missouri

By Mitch Light, 6 days 12 hours ago
Excuse the double negative, but it’s not easy not to be good at Florida. Somehow that is what has happened in three of Will Muschamp’s four seasons as the head coach of the Gators. Florida did not have a losing record in the SEC one time from 1987 through 2010. Muschamp has managed to accomplish this difficult feat in two of his three full seasons as the boss, with a 3–5...

Utah's Devontae Booker is Athlon Sports' Week 8 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 14 hours ago
Behind a solid defense and a timely offense, Utah has emerged as a contender in the Pac-12 South. The Utes took a step forward in the division race with an overtime victory over Oregon State on Thursday night, improving to 2-1 in conference play with a huge showdown against USC ahead next Saturday.Leading the way in Utah’s victory was running back Devontae Booker, who earns Athlon Sports...

West Virginia WR Kevin White Makes Awesome One-Handed TD Catch Against Baylor

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 hours ago
West Virginia shook up the Big 12 standings by defeating Baylor 41-27 on Saturday. The Mountaineers knocked off the Bears thanks to the prolific combination of quarterback Clint Trickett and receiver Kevin White.Trickett threw for 322 yards, while White caught eight passes for 132 yards and two scores.White has topped 100 receiving yards in every game this year and is clearly one of the nation...

South Carolina RB Mike Davis Delivers Punishing Stiff Arm Against Furman

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 9 hours ago
Running back Mike Davis helped to lead an easy win for South Carolina against Furman on Saturday, and the junior topped 100 yards and reached the endzone twice in the first half.Davis also delivered a highlight-reel run in the first half, which included a monster stiff arm to a Furman defender. 
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