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Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...

North Dakota State Bison vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It will be a high-anxiety affair in Iowa City this Saturday for at least the early portion of the game between North Dakota State and Iowa. The Hawkeyes are on all cylinders this season, but that's easy to do when you are playing against sub-par competition.   Enter the North Dakota State Bison.   The boys from Fargo make the trip south fully loaded, looking to ...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks 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, 2 months 2 weeks 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 Poll Watch: LSU gets love for struggling, voters cautious with Iowa, and what's up with Miami?

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The second week of the 2016 college football season wasn't supposed to give us quite as much excitement as the first based solely on the matchups. That said, the underdogs of Week 2 provided us with plenty of drama, and subsequently plenty of moving and shaking in the newest edition of the weekly AP Top 25 Poll.   The moving is always to be expected. The shaking is why I...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks 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...

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 weeks ago
As they are in most years, expectations for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones in 2016 are very different. The results of the opening weekend games played by each squad only further demonstrated that.   Iowa started fast, eventually cruising to a sound win over Miami (Ohio) out of the MAC. Iowa State, on the other hand, played poorly in nearly every facet of its game...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 3 weeks ago
After the best opening week ever in college football and some of the most anticipated position battles of the season, week 2 pumps the brakes a little when it comes to the product on the field. The non-conference slate is a little bare when it comes to power teams taking on other worthy challengers but there are still plenty of one-on-one battles that will be worth tuning in for.  ...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks 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...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...