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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 10 months 1 day ago
This isn't how it was supposed to be. Minnesota was supposed to be the division front-runner, touting its gritty style of play as the reason you should believe in them as contenders. Northwestern was supposed to be the young, unorganized team without an identity, fighting to stay out of the Big Ten basement. So much for what was supposed to happen. Minnesota comes to Evansville as...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 days ago
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday night with Miami traveling to Cincinnati and continues on Friday with three matchups, including UConn visiting BYU. But as usual, the focus for every weekend slate is on Saturday. Several marquee matchups dot the schedule in Week 5, starting with Alabama visiting Georgia, Notre Dame traveling to Death Valley to take on Clemson, and...

Big Ten Week 5 Predictions: Indiana Aims for Ohio State Upset, Iowa Visits Wisconsin

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 days ago
Conference play in the Big Ten is set to begin in full force in Week 5. After just one league game was played in September, six conference matchups dot the slate this Saturday. Indiana is 4-0 and hosts Ohio State in a huge opportunity for coach Kevin Wilson’s team to score an upset. While the Hoosiers-Buckeyes is an intriguing matchup, the Iowa-Wisconsin contest is the top Big Ten game...

College Football's Top 10 Running Backs for September

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 days ago
Ranking any player or team after one month of the college football season is tough. With one-sided matchups skewing the statistics, and conference play not yet underway for most teams, it's hard to say whether these players will carry that momentum throughout the season. Still, September has been a great month for running backs. Here’s Athlon Sports’ take on the...

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks for September

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 days ago
Ranking any player or team after one month of the college football season is nearly impossible. With one-sided matchups skewing the statistics, and conference play not yet underway for most teams, more data is needed before accurately judging quarterbacks or if a team will be a factor in the playoff picture. While a small sample size is tough to gather accurate results, it’s never too...

College Football Awards for September

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 days ago
The first month of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Unfortunately, that means this year is almost a third of the way finished. However, the next two months (plus a week in December) should bring plenty of crazy plays, memorable moments and great games. And of course, there is still plenty to be decided in every conference race, as well as the playoff picture. With the...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 6 days 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...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 6 days ago
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. The Pac-12 was the conference in the spotlight on Saturday, as Arizona-UCLA, Oregon-Utah and Arizona State-USC were some of the weekend’s most anticipated matchups. However, all three games produced one-sided results. The mid-afternoon slate produced some of the best games from Week 4, including wild finishes at Tennessee-Florida...

College Football's All-Injured Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
Injuries are an unfortunate part of every college football season. Whether it’s a small ailment affecting a key player for a couple of weeks or an injury keeping a player sidelined for the entire year, all injuries have an impact on the final win-loss record for all 128 teams. 2015 has especially been cruel for key players suffering major injuries. Likely All-Americans in Pittsburgh...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key American Athletic Conference matchup between Cincinnati and Memphis. The action continues on Friday night with Boise State taking on Virginia and Stanford traveling to Corvallis to take on Oregon State. Saturday’s slate isn’t full of must-see matchups, but there are a handful of games in the Pac-12 to...