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3 Takeaways from the Florida Gators' Win over the East Carolina Pirates

By Antwan Staley, 4 weeks 21 hours ago
It wasn’t as beautiful and spectacular as their first win of the season, but the Florida Gators held off the East Carolina Pirates 31-24 Saturday night for their second win of the 2015 season. The Gators clinched the victory when ECU quarterback Blake Kemp fumbled the ball deep in the red zone late in the fourth quarter. On a day where the SEC had a number of embarrassingly close...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day 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...

Florida Coach Jim McElwain Goes Off on Running Back Kelvin Taylor

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 11 hours ago
Penalties or mental errors drive coaches crazy. On Saturday night, Florida coach Jim McElwain exploded on Kelvin Taylor after he was assessed a 15-yard penalty for a throat-slash gesture against East Carolina. Here’s McElwain’s reaction on the sidelines after the penalty:HE MAD pic.twitter.com/c27VIOhPKs— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 13, 2015

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 day ago
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to another position in his senior year to make his team — the defending national champion — stronger. Most importantly, he looked pretty...

East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 1 day ago
Last weekend, both the East Carolina Pirates and the Florida Gators had successful debuts to their 2015 season. The Pirates edged out the Towson Tigers 28-20 behind 154 yards and four rushing touchdowns by Chris Hairston. Florida had an easier time against the New Mexico State Aggies, cruising to a 61-13 win in head coach Jim McElwain’s first game as the Gators' head coach. ...

Quarterback Will Grier Gets Nod to Start for Florida Against East Carolina

By Elton Hayes, 1 month 2 days ago
Florida head coach Jim McElwain named Will Grier the starter for the Gators when they host East Carolina Saturday in Gainesville. Grier, a former Parade Magazine Player of the Year, split time with true sophomore Treon Harris in last week's 61-13 win over New Mexico State. While Harris started the game, Grier saw significant action and went 15-of-17 for 164 yards and...

SEC Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The SEC flips the calendar to conference matchups a little earlier than other leagues this season, as three league contests dot the schedule for Week 2. LSU-Mississippi State, Kentucky-South Carolina and Georgia-Vanderbilt should be a good indicator of where all six teams stand. But the headliner in the SEC this week is in Knoxville, as Tennessee hosts Oklahoma. Can the Volunteers continue their...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...

5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...