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14 ACC Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the ACC in 2015: 72.3%: That Boston College runs the ballAmong the leaders in the nation, Boston College ran the ball 72.3 percent of the time on offense. The Eagles ran 878 offensive plays and threw just 243 passes. The 635 rushing attempts were 10th nationally and fifth among Power 5 teams. 4.03: Clemson’s...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the ACC's Coastal Division

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 3 weeks ago
While the strength of the ACC appears to reside in the Atlantic Division once again in 2015, that doesn’t mean the Coastal won’t lack for its own excitement and intrigue. Predicting which team will end up on top is one thing, while Las Vegas is more concerned about how many wins each will get. Related: 2015 ACC Predictions, Projected Records and Awards  To that end,...

ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The ACC loses some of its star power from 2014, but the league still returns plenty of household names and players ready to challenge for All-America honors. And even though the 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project what could happen this year. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the ACC last week. Now, it’s time...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 days ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #41-60

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 41-60. The 41-60 range features two teams breaking in new coaches (Houston and Pittsburgh), along with a...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
Larry Fedora enters a critical fourth season at North Carolina with lots of talent and high expectations. He's won more ACC games than he's lost (13-11) but hasn't been able to get the Tar Heels over the hump and compete for a division crown. In fact, Fedora's win total has dropped year over year in each of his three seasons at the helm in Chapel Hill. Marquise...

Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC is losing some offensive star power with the departure of Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Miami’s Duke Johnson to the NFL. But there’s a talented group of young players ready to step up this season, starting with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The sophomore takes control of the Tigers’ high-powered attack and should keep coach Dabo Swinney’s team in...