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10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 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, 1 year 2 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...

UMass Minutemen vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 days ago
The University of Massachusetts joined the FBS ranks in 2012 and it’s been tough sledding ever since. Former Notre Dame assistant Charley Molnar was the head coach in 2012 and '13 and won just two games during that span. Then UMass looked to its past and hired Mark Whipple, who guided the Minutemen to a I-AA national championship in 1998. After stints as an assistant in the NFL...

College Football's All-Injured Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 days 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, 1 year 5 days 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...

Big-time College Football Coaches Who Might Be Better Fits Elsewhere

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week ago
I often find myself watching college football games and wondering if a certain coach could do better — or at the very least — be a better fit elsewhere. Plenty of coaches have success wherever they go, but that doesn't make some of the stops awkward or eventually stale. I've put together a list of five successful college coaches, who despite their success...

Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After Week Three

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 week ago
Notre Dame played a sensational 59 minutes of football on Saturday and it was more than enough to defeat Georgia Tech. It is true that the last minute was not a thing of beauty but it is hard to be unhappy about a 30-22 win over the No. 14 team in the country. With injury after injury piling up, many wondered how Notre Dame would respond. The Fighting Irish answered by doing a lot right and...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week 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...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 week ago
In one of this weekend’s top contests, Georgia Tech takes its first road trip of the year to play at Notre Dame. Both teams are 2-0 but they certainly got there in different ways. The Yellow Jackets overwhelmed Alcorn State and Tulane, putting each game away before halftime. Meanwhile, Notre Dame played two Power 5 programs and needed a late score to survive Virginia. ...