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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.  ...

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 1 week 3 days ago
This game is a pairing of two teams going in opposite directions as the 2016 season begins. San Diego State comes into Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois, with an impressive 2-0 start that includes a wild shootout 45-40 win over California. Northern Illinois is off to an uncharacteristic 0-2 beginning, coming off of a 48-17 loss at South Florida that included an ankle injury to starting...

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 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...

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. South Florida Bulls Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 2 weeks 3 days ago
One year after shattering a school record for total yards with 5,741, South Florida’s high-powered offense is off to another torrid start, having rolled up 444 yards in its 56-20 season-opening win over Towson. Head coach Willie Taggart’s Gulf-coast offense was balanced, as the Bulls passed for 230 yards and rushed for another 214, and South Florida scored four touchdowns through the...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...