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SEC Week 3 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
After a strong performance in Week 1, the SEC took its share of hits in Week 2. Auburn needed overtime to defeat Jacksonville State, Arkansas lost to Toledo and Tennessee blew a 17-0 lead to Oklahoma in a 31-24 two-overtime loss. The focus in Week 3 shifts to conference play, as the top four matchups in the SEC this week feature games between league rivals. Ole Miss-Alabama is the top game for...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week ago
College football is in full swing and we're already seeing pretenders fall and contenders rise. We've seen some fantastic individual performances, phenomenal finishes and unfortunately, some season-ending injuries. What we haven't seen this far, however, is anything really outrageous (unless you count Jacksonville State taking Auburn to overtime). Sounds like a great time...

10 College Football QBs Looking to Make a Statement in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week 3. Whether it’s a conference contest, a non-conference matchup or a player looking to solidify his place at the top of the depth chart, Week 3...

What We Learned About LSU After 21-19 Win Over Mississippi State

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 2 weeks ago
On Saturday LSU squeaked out a 21-19 win on the road against Mississippi State starting the 2015 season off on the right foot. The game was far from pretty but an SEC win is an SEC win. Most LSU (1-0) and college football fans have no misconceptions about who LSU is on the field. With head coach Les Miles on the sidelines, the Tigers are a smash-mouth defense with a great secondary and...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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...

LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
LSU and Mississippi State open SEC play with one of college football’s must-see matchups on Saturday night in Starkville. The SEC West is the toughest division in the nation, as all seven teams enter Week 2 ranked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. While there’s still a lot to be decided in this division over the next few months, Saturday’s matchup is a good barometer...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 2 weeks 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...

SEC Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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...

Canceled Season Opener Versus McNeese State Will Cost LSU Millions

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 2 weeks ago
When Mother Nature took over the show in Baton Rouge on opening weekend of the college football season, the LSU athletic department and school took the biggest proverbial hit of the weekend. The game was called due to inclement weather with LSU and McNeese State opting not to make the game up. Beyond the lost experience and opportunities to be gained on the field of play by players on both...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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...