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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 7

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Week 6 gave us plenty of outrageousness, however, much of it took place away from the field. A couple of coaching vacancies and the loss of a starting quarterback on a contender due to PEDs dominated the headlines. Week 7 is set up to be just as outrageous, with a huge slate of matchups in every conference. We have teams jockeying for position in tight division and conference races,...

College Football's Top 10 Coordinators on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel is already in motion. Five FBS head coaching positions are open prior to Week 6 and several more are expected to change coaches by the end of the season. With the carousel moving fast, it won’t be long before athletic directors gauge the interest level of coaches or coordinators and setup interviews for the open position. As with any coaching...

Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After the Win Over Navy

By Jon Kinne, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Usually, nothing good happens for Notre Dame when the Fighting Irish play Navy. A win is expected and a loss is a nightmare. Even close wins are frowned upon and they seem to have difficulty with the Midshipmen every year. For a half on Saturday, it looked like more of the same. Navy tied the game at 21 with 24 seconds left in the second quarter and the Irish were frustrated. But...

College Football Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s action started with Texas’ upset over Oklahoma, and the afternoon slate didn’t disappoint with Tennessee’s thrilling fourth-quarter win over Georgia. And on Saturday night, Alabama held off Arkansas, Florida...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 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...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 6 Games

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the college football season is officially in the books. And as usual, the weekend slate of games didn’t disappoint. Florida State, Utah, TCU and Tennessee made critical stops late in the fourth quarter to preserve a win, while Oklahoma was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten after a loss to Texas. Miss anything from Week 6? Here’s 25 must-see plays, moments or post-...

Navy Midshipmen vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Haven’t we been here before? Notre Dame, coming off a last second loss on the road against a top ACC program, has to adjust to defending the Navy triple option. Last year, following the Florida State heartbreak, Notre Dame had trouble stopping Navy, but won 49-39 because Navy couldn’t stop the Irish either. There are some differences this time around. Notre Dame had great...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday night with SMU visiting Houston and USC hosting Washington. Two games dot the schedule on Friday, including a key ACC matchup between NC State and Virginia Tech. But as usual, the action picks up on Saturday with a slew of important games. Oklahoma-Texas meet in their annual rivalry matchup at noon ET on Saturday, followed by key...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel never stops, as programs are always looking for the next big thing or rising star when it comes to finding its head coach. All 128 coaches enter the season with the pressure to win at a high level, but there’s a hierarchy of jobs within each conference that set the level of expectations each season. And of course, there’s always some...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 hours 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...