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East Carolina Pirates vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 4 days 6 min ago
When Justin Fuente was hired to replace Frank Beamer as Virginia Tech's head coach, some wondered what type of identity the Hokies would develop. Would Virginia Tech be the offensive juggernaut that Memphis was under Fuente? Or would the Hokies remain a stout defensive unit led by longtime coordinator Bud Foster?   On Saturday against Boston College, they were both. The offense...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 4 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 2 hours ago
College football’s Week 4 slate kicks off on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have a huge showdown against Louisville next Saturday, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team can’t overlook the Yellow Jackets after losing five straight road matchups in this series. Friday’s schedule features three matchups, including TCU at SMU and USC...

15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 5 hours ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 hour ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

East Carolina Pirates vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 3 days ago
East Carolina has made a living of upsetting schools in Power Five conferences in the last 20 years. No matter if it was Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech or NC State, the Pirates have always brought their best when they play teams they’re not expected to beat.   This weekend, the Pirates will face the second of three straight Power Five opponents on their 2016 schedule as they...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 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....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

NC State Wolfpack vs. East Carolina Pirates Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 weeks 4 days ago
One of the many reasons college football is such a great game is because of the magnitude of its rivalry games. Unlike most in the NFL, a number of college football rivalries have lasted more than a century. While the NC State-East Carolina rivalry hasn’t been around that long, it is one of the most heated in the state of North Carolina.   On Saturday, the Wolfpack and the Pirates...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...