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Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the American Athletic Conference

By Matt Josephs, 4 days 16 hours ago
It's never too early to start dissecting some college football win totals. Last year I went through every conference and gave my thoughts on every team's win total. With regards to my process, I basically break down the games into three categories of definite wins, definite losses and toss-ups. For the most part, conference road games will represent losses unless it's...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 week 1 day ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed...

American Athletic 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Houston, USF and Temple are considered the top three teams and favorites to win the American Athletic Conference in 2016, so it should be no surprise these programs dominate the projected all-conference team by Athlon Sports. The Cougars and the Bulls are tied with 14 selections on Athlon Sports’ 2016 American Athletic all-conference team, with the Owls checking in at No. 3 with...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

American Athletic Conference 2016 Football Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The American Athletic Conference was college football’s top Group of 5 league in 2015 and retains that spot once again in 2016. Eight teams from this conference earned bowl eligibility last season and a similar total should be expected this fall. Additionally, the bottom of the league should improve with new coaches at UCF (Scott Frost) and Tulane (Willie Fritz).   Houston capped a...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

10 FCS vs. FBS Football Games to Avoid Watching in 2016

By Craig Haley, 1 month 5 days ago
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs, when the big boys in Division I have to be on guard. Last year, nine FCS teams topped the much-larger FBS.   Related: 15 Best FBS vs. FCS...

Houston is the New Boise State, but can Tom Herman's Cougars do Something in 2016 the Broncos Never Could?

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 week ago
Year one for Tom Herman as a head coach could not have gone too much better than it did in 2015. In his first job as a head coach, Herman led the Houston Cougars to a 11-1 record in the regular season, a victory in the first American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship Game and a Peach Bowl win over Florida State as the Group of Five representative in the New Year's Six. And to think...