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10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....

Seven-Step Drop Week 2: Big 12 Struggles Could Open a Few Doors

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It happens every single college football season, without fail.   There’s always that one week on the calendar where the slate of games looks less than appetizing and sometimes even down right appalling. By midweek you might be wondering whether or not to skip a few games on Saturday in order to take care of a few chores or spend time outside in that last bit of summer weather. On...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

5 Things on Oklahoma's To-Do List After Season-Opening Loss to Houston

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Oklahoma’s bid to return to the College Football Playoff didn’t exactly get off to a rousing start with last weekend’s 33-23 loss to Houston.   The Sooners’ early offensive onslaught didn’t faze the Cougars, who counterpunched effectively behind quarterback Greg Ward Jr. and their attacking defense. Meanwhile, sloppy miscues prevented OU from getting back...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 17 hours ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Houston Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 months 5 days ago
Two of the hottest college football teams in the nation from 2015 square off in Week 1 of the 2016 season. In fact, with a combined record of 24-3 a year ago, there’s not a better season-opening matchup in the nation.   Oklahoma, the champions of the Big 12 and the first team from that conference to represent the league in the College Football Playoff, travels south to H-Town...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...

Top 5 College Football Kickoff Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 6 days ago
There are only four games between ranked teams in the opening week of the 2016 college football season; and the argument could be made that the most significant of those matchups is defending national champion and No. 1 Alabama against No. 20 USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Advocare Classic (formerly the Cowboys Classic). This is just one of many efforts over the past four...