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College Football's Top 15 Games of the Second Half of 2015

By Allen Kenney, 11 months 1 week ago
Unfortunately for college football fans, we’ve reached the halfway mark of yet another season. A compelling first half of 2015 has set up a frantic scramble to the finish in the remainder of the year. Related: 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far In particular, keep an eye on the Big 12, where the league office backloaded the conference slate with showdowns...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown, while California travels to UCLA to cap the Thursday action. Memphis plays at Tulsa and Utah State visits San Diego State on Friday night. The...

College Football 2015 Midseason Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer. With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected. The playoff picture is...

BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...

Ranking College Football's Top Heisman Trophy Contenders at Midseason

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 1 week ago
The Heisman Trophy has become more of a quarterback award over the past decade, but it looks as though we are on track to see running backs dominate the field this season. The year of the running back in college football is living up to the hype and running backs are leading the way all across the country, and it is not all Leonard Fournette at LSU. Fournette, however, is leading the way with a...

USC Trojans 2015 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Josh Webb, 11 months 1 week ago
The venerable lyricist Brett Gurewitz once penned that the “hills of Los Angeles are burning” and while that Bad Religion song may have been about the media’s tendency to sensationalize, the metaphor and reality could apply to the USC Trojans’ 2015 season thus far. In fact, it’s really been that way around Los Angeles since about 2010. Whether it has been on...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Second Half of the Season

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
Utah as a Top 5 team? Iowa sitting at 7-0? Four unbeaten Group of 5 teams in the Top 25? Yes, yes and yes — and nobody saw any of it coming. A phenomenally outrageous first half to the 2015 college football season has positioned the dominoes in a way that should make the stretch run one of the more memorable in recent years. There are still well over 20 FBS teams who can control...

10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 1 week ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season has provided enough drama and thrills to last several campaigns. With the season at its midway point, college football appears headed for a turbulent and unpredictable finish, perhaps rivaling the incredible 2007 campaign. Many of the fall's best games to date have helped set the table for chaos in pursuit of the College Football...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2015 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 1 week ago
Interesting is a good way to describe Notre Dame’s first seven games. For the second year in a row, injuries have reared their ugly head as the Irish have lost several key players for the season. But unlike last year, the Irish have held things together, mostly because the replacements have performed at a very high level. Notre Dame is at 6-1 going into their off week and is in...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Week 7 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s outstanding slate of games started with Baylor’s 62-38 win over West Virginia, Memphis’ upset over Ole Miss and continued into the afternoon with huge showdowns between Alabama-Texas A&M and Michigan-...