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SEC All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC’s 2016 regular season featured several freshmen making an impact for all 14 teams in a variety of roles. Whether it was Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts guiding the offense by averaging 264.1 total yards per game, or Kentucky's Benny Snell forming one of the league's top backfields with Boom Williams, there was no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks. On defense, Florida...

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, Kentucky running back Benny Snell, Stanford quarterback Keller...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 14

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The final week of the college football regular season is here and it’s one of the best around because these games matter just a little bit more with so many of them resulting in some impressive hardware for the winner’s trophy case. While there are a ton of interesting matchups from coast-to-coast between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the...

SEC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Florida

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Alabama looks to cap an undefeated regular season and win its third consecutive conference title, as the Crimson Tide takes on Florida this Saturday in the 25th SEC Championship Game. These two teams are no stranger to this matchup. After all, Alabama and Florida met in the league title game for three consecutive years (1992-95) and have combined for 23 appearances. These two teams met last...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 regular season concludes with a small, but meaningful slate on Friday and Saturday for Week 14. The action begins on Friday night with the MAC Championship between Western Michigan and Ohio, with the Pac-12 title game between Washington and Colorado kicking off later that evening. With a win over Ohio, the Broncos likely ensure a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl...

Joe Namath vs. Steve Spurrier: The First Big-Time Alabama vs. Florida Matchup

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joe Namath vs. Steve Spurrier. It’s not a phrase found in the annals of college football history, but as Alabama and Florida face off in the SEC Championship Game for the ninth time (and second straight season), it is fitting that we look at this brief matchup.   The two gridiron legends only faced each other for 11 minutes in October 1964, but it was precious time in a game that...