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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and Saturday with critical must-see matchups. On Saturday, the SEC takes the spotlight with Alabama-Ole Miss and LSU-Auburn. Additionally, Nebraska-Miami and...

College Fantasy Football Top Five Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Week 2 is now in the books, and the college fantasy football season is kicking into high gear. Are you prepared?   Athlon has teamed up with college fantasy veterans to help you dominate in 2015! Over the course of the season, CFG will be providing insight into their weekly value plays, as well as helping you identify the top waiver wire candidates to bolster...

10 College Football QBs Looking to Make a Statement in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week 3. Whether it’s a conference contest, a non-conference matchup or a player looking to solidify his place at the top of the depth chart, Week 3...

Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After Week 2

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 2 weeks ago
It certainly was an eventful Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Notre Dame came away with an exciting, last-second victory but in the process lost their starting quarterback for the season. After beating Texas so handily and watching Virginia lose to UCLA a week ago, the Cavaliers were not given much of a chance against the Irish. A quick 12-0 Irish lead seemed to indicate that the...

How Will the Malik Zaire Injury Affect Notre Dame?

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 2 weeks ago
For Notre Dame it never seems to end. After a 2014 season riddled with injury after injury, decimating the defense beyond recognition at the end of the year, Irish fans hoped this fall would be different. Unfortunately, it’s been more of the same. Notre Dame lost defensive tackle Jarron Jones to a freak injury before the season even started. In the first game, running back Tarean...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 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...

Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Suffers Ankle Injury Against Virginia

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire suffered a significant ankle injury during Saturday’s game against Virginia. Zaire was injured during the third quarter on a rush attempt for the Fighting Irish and was replaced by DeShone Kizer. Prior to the injury, Zaire completed 7 of 18 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 87 yards and one score. The sophomore was carted to the...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to another position in his senior year to make his team — the defending national champion — stronger. Most importantly, he looked pretty...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 2 weeks ago
When Notre Dame travels to Charlottesville, Va., to play Virginia on Saturday, it will be the program’s first game played in the Old Dominion State. Both teams met at Giants Stadium in New Rutherford, N.J., in 1989 to start the season, with Notre Dame beating Virginia 36-13. Notre Dame’s opening victory over Texas was overshadowed by a season-ending ACL injury to top running...