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Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 5

By Braden Gall, 2 years 11 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors will vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the...

College Football's Next Superpowers?

By Braden Gall, 2 years 11 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) In the 1980s, it was Florida State, Miami and Colorado. In the 1990s, it was Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Kansas State. In the 2000s, it was Oregon, TCU, Boise State and Utah. For a variety of reasons – coaching, support, media exposure, recruiting base – each of these programs blossomed into the full-throated college football monsters...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 4

By Braden Gall, 3 years 10 hours ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors will vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top ten Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

College Football Boxscore: Week 3 By The Numbers

By Braden Gall, 3 years 2 days ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, Athlon will bring college football fans the most interesting, bizarre and thought-provoking statistics from the weekend of action. 335: Number of carries South Carolina sophomore Marcus Lattimore has in 15 career games (the Florida State game was not counted as he left in the first quarter after one rushing attempt). He averages over 22...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 3

By Braden Gall, 3 years 1 week ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors will vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top ten Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

Notre Dame-Michigan: College Football's Craziest Finish?

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 1 week ago
Much of the discussion on great finishes in college football history tends to focus on a single play. You know them well – Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary at Miami in 1984, the Cal kick return against Stanford in 1982, the Kordell Stewart Hail Mary to beat Michigan in 1994, the 93-yard touchdown catch by Georgia’s Lindsay Scott to beat Florida in 1980, and any of Florida State’s “Wide Right” games...

Notre Dame and Georgia Look to Avoid 0-2 Starts

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 1 week ago
Notre Dame had almost everything go wrong that could go wrong in its 23-20 loss to South Florida. Despite doubling the Bulls in total yardage, the Irish had five turnovers and two weather delays on a dreary Saturday in South Bend. There was a ton of optimism for Georgia fans coming into this season with quarterback Aaron Murray and an improved defense returning. The party in the Georgia Dome...

Boise State May Be Headed for Another Undefeated Season

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 1 week ago
Boise State won its third straight opener over a BCS team, and the Broncos did it in impressive fashion with their 35-21 dismantling of Georgia. Many college football fans and media have questioned Boise’s credentials over the last few seasons when it came to the BCS Championship Game. Could the Broncos handle the attrition of a big-time conference? Did Chris Petersen’s team deserve to be...

Georgia's Richt and UCLA's Neuheisel are on the Hot Seat

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Georgia fans were not ready to see their Bulldogs manhandled by Boise State in Atlanta. UCLA fans are looking for any positive after the last few seasons, but the Bruins fell at Houston on Saturday. Both Mark Richt and Rick Neuheisel entered the college football season on the proverbial hot seat, and neither coach's team got it done against non-AQ competition in Week 1. Georgia hosts South...

Predictions for College Football's 10 Best Games: Week 1

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Football is finally here. Here are our previews and predictions for the ten best college football games this weekend.  TCU (-5) at Baylor (Fri.) The defending Rose Bowl champs open up with a sneaky tough game against a Baylor team that boasts a ton of firepower on offense. Last year, TCU handled the Bears with ease, holding Robert Griffin & Co. to 263 yards (more than 200 below...