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College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 9

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 1 week ago
We’re just a few days out from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings so the games this weekend figure to play a big part in the national title race. This week has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams, but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 9

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida. Additionally, conference matchups such as Iowa State-Kansas State, Northwestern-Ohio State, Michigan-Michigan State and Baylor-Texas feature lines...

Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 month 1 week ago
Prior to the start of the regular season, most people likely assumed the Michigan Wolverines (7-0) would be the favorites entering their yearly matchup against the Michigan State Spartans (2-5). Favored by 23.5 points though? Probably not.    The Wolverines have been as impressive as any team in the country through eight weeks of the season, smothering teams with their No....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning within the Sun Belt. Three games are slated for Friday night, with USF hosting Navy in a critical American Athletic Conference matchup. After South...

5 Greatest Blocked Kicks in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
Grant Haley’s 60-yard return of a blocked Ohio State field goal for a touchdown last Saturday reminded us just how quickly a game can change when the kicking game is disrupted. All college football fans can think of a time where their team’s fate turned on a kick that failed to launch, and sometimes it can mean the difference in their national championship hopes.   While...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 9

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
The Big Ten ended up winning the day last weekend on the back of Penn State's upset of Ohio State. Everything about the game — from the blocked field goal to the fans to the suddenly unstoppable defensive front of Penn State — was nothing short of outrageous.   This weekend, the Big Ten takes center stage once again with a trio of matchups that have the potential to...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the path for coach Urban Meyer's team is still there to earn a playoff spot. Ohio State takes on Michigan in the regular season finale and could face...

Seven-Step Drop: Chaos aside, the College Football Playoff path for all the contenders is pretty simple

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well, on Saturday the chaos came. And it came hard.   While the day did not start in Happy Valley, the biggest narrative shift occurred there just...

College Football Poll Watch: Wisconsin Punished for Winning, Alabama Near-Unanimous No. 1

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls to turn in some questionable ballots.   Here's what stuck out to me this week:   Wisconsin was literally punished for winning...

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and Auburn scored key victories in SEC West action, Penn State knocked off Ohio State to score the biggest win of coach James Franklin's tenure in Happy...