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

By Allen Kenney, 9 months 1 week 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...

ACC Week 8 Predictions: Clemson and Florida State Face Road Tests, Duke Travels to Virginia Tech

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Florida State and Clemson are inching closer to a huge showdown on Nov. 7 in Death Valley, but both teams have road tests coming up on Saturday in Week 8 action. The Seminoles pulled away from Louisville in the second half of last week’s game and have a tough assignment in preparing for Georgia Tech’s option attack this weekend. The Yellow Jackets might be the ACC’s biggest...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown, while California travels to UCLA to cap the Thursday action. Memphis plays at Tulsa and Utah State visits San Diego State on Friday night. The...

Ranking the Top 10 Victories During LSU's Record Non-Conference Winning Streak

By John La Fleur, 9 months 1 week ago
On Saturday, LSU hosts Western Kentucky looking to extend its ongoing NCAA-record winning streak in non-conference games. The Tigers have won their past 52 regular-season games against non-SEC opponents. This streak started on Sept. 7, 2002 when Nick Saban was still the head coach in Baton Rouge. The last non-conference opponent to beat LSU in the regular season was Virginia Tech when the...

College Football 2015 Midseason Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer. With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected. The playoff picture is...

BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 1 week ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...

10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far

By Kyle Kensing, 9 months 1 week ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season has provided enough drama and thrills to last several campaigns. With the season at its midway point, college football appears headed for a turbulent and unpredictable finish, perhaps rivaling the incredible 2007 campaign. Many of the fall's best games to date have helped set the table for chaos in pursuit of the College Football...

ACC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
The ACC was considered by some to be the weakest of the Power 5 leagues in 2015, but at the halfway point of the 2015 college football season, this conference features two playoff contenders – Florida State and Clemson – as well as an entertaining race once again in the Coastal Division. The Seminoles and Tigers are 6-0 headed into Week 8, and both teams are improving with each...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Week 7 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s outstanding slate of games started with Baylor’s 62-38 win over West Virginia, Memphis’ upset over Ole Miss and continued into the afternoon with huge showdowns between Alabama-Texas A&M and Michigan-...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week 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...