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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 11 of the 2015 college football season starts with two games on Wednesday night, including an intriguing matchup in the MAC between Bowling Green and Western Michigan. The midweek portion of the schedule continues on Thursday, as Virginia Tech travels to Georgia Tech in a critical game for the bowl hopes of both teams. On Friday, USC looks to stay alive for the Pac-12 South title with a...

5 College Football Coordinators on the Hot Seat

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s offseason coaching carousel is already shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent years. Nine FBS coaching jobs are open as of Nov. 11, and the turnover won’t stop at the top. With several openings at the head coach level, the turnover and changes will continue into the assistant ranks. Coordinator changes should be active this offseason in every conference, and...

Whirlwind Campaign Ending Should Help Justify Nebraska Hires

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Nebraska football fans don’t ask for much as a blue blood program after tasting the success had during the '90s because once you get even a whiff of the best stuff, you always want more. They’d like to visit a nice bowl venue, see their team have a shot at a conference championship and in the modern age of college football, a Playoff appearance once in a while. The Big...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than 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...

New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Nov. 10)

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its second top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained at No. 1 for the second week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last...

The Curious Case of Nebraska Football Commit Aphonso Thomas

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Aphonso Thomas (Van, Texas) committed to Mike Riley’s Nebraska football program so early that it still had that new car smell. Whether the talented running back will actually be part of the Cornhuskers’ 2016 class is still up in the air. The Big Red flipped former Kansas State commitment Tre Bryant this past week. Bryant is listed as the No. 7 running back overall by...

Nebraska Cornhuskers' Road Paved for Riley-led Rebound After Michigan State Victory

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Talk about a turn of events. First a loud portion of Nebraska football fans didn’t see the Huskers winning another game and ending the season with a horrifying 2-10 record. But now the Big Red finds itself fresh off toppling then-No. 7 Michigan State and tainting its perfect 8-0 record. Not only did Mike Riley’s Huskers take down a top-10 team, they also snapped one of the...

How Nebraska and Arkansas Changed the 2015 College Football Season

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 3 weeks ago
As it stood, Ole Miss and Michigan State both controlled their own destiny. All they had to do was win out and their regular season would end with trips in their respective conference championship games. Nothing anyone else did mattered. Additionally, if Ole Miss would have gone on to win the SEC championship, it likely would have meant that the SEC would be shut out of the College Football...

College Football Week 10 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 10 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 10. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 10

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 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...