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20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
With the exception of two games on Thursday night this week, the first full month of the 2016 college football season is in the books. And as expected, plenty of players are having a breakout year at the quarterback position. Whether it’s a freshman like Florida State’s Deondre Francois, Texas’ Shane Buechele or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts or a senior like Nebraska’s...

Seven-Step Drop: Les Miles and LSU won’t fool each other again

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The coaching carousel is underway in earnest and it’s not even Halloween. Most notably, Les Miles now finds himself out of a job at LSU with the season not even halfway done.   Related: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU   It was shocking news to hear only with regard to its timing on the final Sunday afternoon of September and not at all that it had...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship. Although Miles won a lot of games at LSU, the Tigers...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 4 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Tennessee rallied in the second half to end an 11-game losing streak to Florida, Wisconsin scored a huge road win over Michigan State, and Texas A&M knocked off Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. The weekend action also produced a few upsets, as Duke defeated Notre Dame in South Bend and Colorado...

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Michigan Wolverines (3-0) were tested for the first time this season last week against Colorado, falling behind by two touchdowns in the second quarter before storming back in the second half to win 45-28.   Penn State (2-1) avenged its 2015 loss to in-state rival Temple with a 34-27 win over the Owls. Sophomore running back Saquon Barkley made a dramatic return in the second...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 4

By Mitch Light, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 4 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan State-Wisconsin, Florida-Tennessee and Texas A&M-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as LSU-Auburn, Ole Miss-Georgia and Colorado-Oregon feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 4. Here are 10 predictions or...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 4

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season is in the books and so is the non-conference slate for most of the teams across the country. As a result, the move into league play is set to produce some interesting games all over the map as the season really starts to heat up. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are though, the one-on-one battles between the names...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 4

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season certainly had its share out outrageousness. We had the five-time defending FCS champion taking down Iowa in Iowa City, Ohio State beating Oklahoma in Norman by three touchdowns and Louisville obliterating the then-No. 2-ranked Florida State (which I said would happen in last week's predictions).   Well, fans — strap in for another...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 4 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 4 slate kicks off on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have a huge showdown against Louisville next Saturday, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team can’t overlook the Yellow Jackets after losing five straight road matchups in this series. Friday’s schedule features three matchups, including TCU at SMU and USC...

15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...