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

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Sometimes, adversity can be a good thing. It can serve as a motivating force that can bring a team together. After the first two weeks, it looks like that may be happening at Illinois. Tim Beckman was fired as Illinois' head coach due to allegations that he pressured the medical staff to get injured players back on the field. Whether the Fighting Illini rallied for their ex-coach or in...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and Saturday with critical must-see matchups. On Saturday, the SEC takes the spotlight with Alabama-Ole Miss and LSU-Auburn. Additionally, Nebraska-Miami and...

ACC Week 3 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC still has its share of one-sided matchups on the slate for Week 3, but there’s a handful of contests with national appeal. Notre Dame begins life without Malik Zaire this Saturday, as DeShone Kizer makes his first start under center against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have been one of the nation’s most impressive teams through the first two weeks of 2015. Elsewhere in...

10 College Football QBs Looking to Make a Statement in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week 3. Whether it’s a conference contest, a non-conference matchup or a player looking to solidify his place at the top of the depth chart, Week 3...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 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...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to another position in his senior year to make his team — the defending national champion — stronger. Most importantly, he looked pretty...

North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Being part of the opening Thursday night game of the FBS season gives you two extra days to think about the result. For North Carolina, that was not a good thing. The Tar Heels not only lost that game to South Carolina 17-13, they also failed to punch in a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter after a first-and-goal at the Gamecocks' 9-yard line. Questions about...

ACC Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The ACC didn’t pickup a key non-conference win in any of its marquee matchups, and the league slate for Week 2 isn’t full of enticing games. Notre Dame-Virginia is arguably the best matchup this Saturday, and the Fighting Irish are a heavy favorite over the Cavaliers. Elsewhere in the ACC this week, Louisville turns to true freshman Lamar Jackson at quarterback against Houston, while...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...