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College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is just under two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec...

25 Remaining Games That Will Shape the College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
I know what you are thinking: "Every game matters." Not in this case. As the 2015 college football season charges down the home stretch, there is a clear path to a championship forming right before our eyes. The football gods have given us 25 games between now and bowl season that will undoubtedly decide which four teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff....

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 8 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. While the Week 8 schedule appeared to be light on intrigue, Saturday's action wasn't short on drama or key outcomes in shaping the playoff and national title picture. With another weekend of action in the books, it’s...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month 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...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 8 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 8 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 8 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes, overtime battles and outstanding plays. Miss anything from Week 8? Here’s 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action: 20 Must-See Moments from College...

Week 8 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
Last week was both unpredictable and bizarre. Entering last weekend, there were the seven teams left in college football without a win against the spread all year. Five covered and UTEP didn't play, leaving the Miners and Old Dominion as the only teams in college football without a win against the spread. Meanwhile, Central Michigan remained the lone unbeaten against the...

College Football's Top 10 Breakout Players at Midseason

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With the first half of the 2015 college football season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the first seven weeks and examine some of the new stars across the nation. Breakout players are hard to predict in the preseason, but the emergence of new stars are a huge boost for a team’s win total or the opportunity to compete for a playoff spot. Stanford running back...

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 year 1 month ago
Who will show up for this contest, the "same old Spartans" from the past or the recent "new and improved Spartans" of the previous eight seasons? From 1970 through 2006, after Michigan State defeated Michigan, the Spartans struggled to win the next game, going 4-4 in those following matches. During head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure, his teams have won five out of six...

College Football's Top 15 Games of the Second Half of 2015

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 1 month ago
Unfortunately for college football fans, we’ve reached the halfway mark of yet another season. A compelling first half of 2015 has set up a frantic scramble to the finish in the remainder of the year. Related: 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far In particular, keep an eye on the Big 12, where the league office backloaded the conference slate with showdowns...

Big Ten Week 8 Predictions: Indiana Aims for Upset at Michigan State, Nebraska Hosts Northwestern

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Matching the intensity and overall interest level of last week’s Michigan-Michigan State game won’t be easy for the Big Ten with its Week 8 slate of matchups. Indiana-Michigan State and Northwestern-Nebraska are the league’s must-see games for Saturday, with the Spartans hoping to avoid a letdown after the chaotic end to the win over Michigan. The Wildcats need to rebound after...