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10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 4

By Mitch Light, 3 days 16 hours 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 11 hours 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, 5 days 14 hours 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...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 11 hours ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

James Madison Dukes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 3 days ago
For North Carolina, it’s home sweet home. Finally.   After opening the season against Georgia in Atlanta and then heading to Champaign, Illinois, to face the Fighting Illini, the Tar Heels will kickoff their home schedule with James Madison this Saturday. UNC is now 1-1 after downing the Illini 48-23.   James Madison comes in at 2-0 and is currently ranked No. 8 in the FCS...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....

College Football's Top 25 Logos in 2016

By Jim Weber, 2 weeks 13 hours ago
Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the Chicago Bulls.   With that in mind, we rank the Top 25 FBS logos (in descending order) based on aesthetics, color combination and creativity....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Last year, North Carolina suffered a tough loss to an SEC team in its season opener. After playing an FCS opponent in week two, the Tar Heels feasted on an Illinois squad in turmoil, winning 48-14.   This time around, immediately after a 33-24 loss to SEC power Georgia, the Tar Heels again face Illinois. The difference this year is that the Illini are on much more solid ground...