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Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
In some years, college football’s national championship game is one for the ages. In others, it’s pretty ho-hum. If Clemson upsets defending champion and six-point favorite Alabama, it will likely be one of best title games ever with plenty of dramatic plays.    Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls and Playoff Games

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season was one of the more exciting seasons the sport has had recently. With that being the case, it should come to the surprise of no one that the subsequent bowl season has been just as entertaining. Some unforgettable touchdowns and some very unexpected outcomes have made a usually pedestrian bowl season worth the price of admission.   Now, it's time for...

5 X-Factors for Ohio State and Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Clemson and Ohio State meet on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl with a trip to Tampa, Fla. and a berth in the national championship up for grabs. There’s no shortage of intrigue in Glendale, Ariz. when these two teams take the field, as this game was picked by many as the No. 1 matchup of bowl season. As if the playoff implications wasn’t enough, the Fiesta Bowl features some of college...

10 Interesting Facts About the 1978 Gator Bowl

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
This year’s Fiesta Bowl marks the third time Clemson and Ohio State have played each other. As we ponder the matchups in this upcoming College Football Playoff game, it is hard not to think back to the two programs’ first meeting, the 1978 Gator Bowl.   You know, that game where Ohio State coach Woody Hayes punched Clemson nose guard Charlie Bauman.   However, one...

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The second game of the College Football Playoff is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the bowl season, as Ohio State takes on Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. The winner of this matchup will take on Alabama or Washington in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9 to decide the 2016 national championship.   Clemson is just 60 minutes away from back-to-back appearances in the national...

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the Fiesta Bowl

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2016 Ohio State Buckeyes will arrive in Arizona, ready to show a nation of skeptics and doubters that the Buckeyes are truly worthy of being a participant in the College Football Playoff. Despite not winning The Big Ten, Ohio State was rewarded with the No. 3 seed, facing a No. 2 Clemson team that came so close to winning the title against Alabama last season.   Ever since the...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Big Ten All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
The Big Ten had a standout year on the gridiron, as Ohio State made the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed, and Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan finished inside of the top 10 of the final poll. While the Buckeyes have a shot to win it all in January, the future of the program is in good hands with seven freshmen earning a spot on Athlon’s Freshman All-Big Ten team for 2016....