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Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The College Football Playoff era has been an interesting two-year period for the Big 12. The future shape and outlook for the conference is a source of ongoing debate, but the league got a much-needed boost last season with Oklahoma earning the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and a trip to the Orange Bowl. While one season isn’t enough data, the Sooners’ playoff bid shows the Big 12...

College Football's Top 10 Teams on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
College football’s 2015 season ended in thrilling fashion, as Alabama edged Clemson for the national championship on Jan. 11. Even though the 2015 season just ended, it’s never too early to start thinking about 2016 and examine some of the teams poised to show improvement in the win column. Michigan, Florida State and Tennessee weren’t in the playoff picture last season, but...

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2016-17

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Even though the 2015 season just ended on Monday night, it’s never too early to consider the early favorites for the 2016-17 College Football Playoff. William Hill Sportsbook has provided the first glance into Vegas’ early favorites for 2016, with two familiar teams (Clemson and Alabama) leading the way at the top. The Tigers are listed at 6/1 odds, followed by the Crimson...

20 Amazing College Football Stats from the 2015-16 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every week during the regular season, 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. The same can be said after bowl games. While postseason matchups are just one game in...

College Football's 2015-16 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 1 month ago
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’15 campaign an ending that felt an awful lot like many of those written in the last 12 years. But 2015 was hardly a repeat of seasons past, as the...

College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close victory over the Tigers and entertaining title game made up for a few blowouts in the New Year’s Six matchups. However, the bowl season produced...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams.   Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between...

Orange Bowl Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The highly anticipated 2015-16 College Football Playoff kicks off on Thursday afternoon in Miami with Clemson and Oklahoma meeting in a national semifinal in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers finished the regular season at 13-0 and are the only unbeaten team in college football. The Sooners overcame a loss to Texas in early October to earn the final spot in the four-team playoff, finishing the year as...

The First Four College Football Games in Clemson vs. Oklahoma Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 1 month ago
Thursday’s Orange Bowl between Clemson and Oklahoma will be the fifth matchup between the schools. The previous four meetings have not been memorable, but they have been at pivotal points in the schools’ respective histories. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. A Meeting Between Two Legends: Oklahoma 31, Clemson 14Norman, Okla. – Sept. 21, 1963Frank Howard was head...