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ACC Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 was a good debut for most of the teams in the ACC. North Carolina was handled by South Carolina on the road, but Virginia knocked off BYU, and Clemson scored a huge non-conference victory over Georgia.Although non-conference wins aren’t necessarily a good indicator of depth for any league, it certainly helps the national perception of the ACC.This week, Miami, Syracuse and Virginia...

SEC Week 2 SEC Preview and Predictions

By Mitch Light, 7 months 2 weeks ago
South Carolina’s trip to Georgia highlights the Week 2 slate in the SEC.  Also, Florida heads to South Florida to play at Miami, and Tennessee hosts Western Kentucky in an intriguing battle of first-year head coaches. In addition, two SEC coaches will be facing their former schools — Auburn’s Gus Malzahn plays host to Arkansas State, and Missouri’s Gary Pinkel takes...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

ACC Post-Week 1 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Considering the bad losses suffered by some of the other BCS leagues, Week 1 was a solid debut for the ACC in 2013.Clemson scored a huge victory against Georgia, which should propel the Tigers into a top-five spot in most weekly polls. Clemson should be unbeaten when Florida State comes to Death Valley in October.As expected, Miami and Georgia Tech had no trouble with their Week 1 competition....

FAU Spikes the Ball on Fourth Down (Video)

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
It’s the first week of the college football season, so coaches and players are bound to have some rust.However, FAU committed a silly blunder against Miami on Friday night, which is simply the result of not paying attention to the down marker or scoreboard.With the Owls trying to score late in the fourth quarter, quarterback Jaquez Johnson was tackled around the 26-yard line with 19...

ACC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Most of the ACC should have an easy Week 1 victory, but there are a few marquee matchups that will play a role in the national and conference title picture.The showdown between Georgia and Clemson is easily one of the best games of the opening weekend. Both teams should have no trouble moving the ball on suspect defenses. The Bulldogs came up just a few yards short of playing for the national...

College Football 2013 Conference and National Title Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
With kickoff for the 2013 college football season just around the corner, there’s just enough time for one more set of predictions.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions after spring practice was completed. But there wasn’t a consensus on every conference title race or the top 25 rankings.Louisville, Ohio State and Tulsa were...

College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ranks as Athlon’s No. 1 breakout player for 2013, and even though there’s some key personnel departing on defense, the redshirt freshman is poised...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 7 months 4 weeks ago
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right to play (and win) the ACC championship. It goes to show that anything can happen on any weekend and it's why college football is the...

12 Overlooked Trends in College Football for 2013

By David Fox, 7 months 4 weeks ago
The 2013 season is upon us, but there’s still plenty to dissect from recent seasons that may give us a hint of what’s to come after the first kickoff Thursday.Returning starters, points per game, yards per play and recruiting rankings give us a slice of what’s going on in the college football landscape, but there are a few others numbers that deserve attention.We’ve been...