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5 Close Calls for College Football’s Eventual National Champions Since 2000

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 1 week ago
Clemson’s overtime win at home this past Saturday over an NC State team that was outmatched on paper may be causing some worries in Death Valley. However, forgive the cliché, the college football season is a marathon, not a sprint.   Many eventual national champions have survived close games prior to winning the title against teams they should have probably blown out. Here are...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
The first seven weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington and Michigan are three...

Big 12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Baylor and West Virginia enter the midpoint of the 2016 college football season as the only remaining unbeaten teams from the Big 12, but Oklahoma is still considered the favorite by most to win the conference. The Sooners lost two non-conference games (Ohio State and Houston) but have rebounded with three Big 12 victories, including wins over Kansas State and TCU. Coach Bob Stoops...

Seven-Step Drop: Second-half storylines should shift from disappointment to chaos

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 1 week ago
We’ve hit the halfway point in the college football season and it seems like the most intriguing storyline from the first half of the year is just how bad the situation has gotten in a number of surprising places.   Things are downright jaw-dropping in South Bend after Notre Dame dropped to 2-5 on Saturday. Michigan State may not go bowling just 10 months removed from playing for...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 7 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama remained unbeaten with a dominant performance against Tennessee, Clemson survived NC State's upset bid with an overtime win, Ohio State escaped Madison with a 30-23 overtime victory over Wisconsin, while West Virginia, Syracuse, North Carolina, Colorado and Washington State all picked...

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 4 months 1 week ago
The low point of Charlie Strong's tenure at Texas probably came last year when Iowa State blanked his Longhorns, 24-0. The Cyclones thoroughly dominated the game, as UT gained just 204 total yards and 11 first downs.   A repeat performance this year would seal Strong's fate in Austin. Presumably, his players understand that. That should motivate the 'Horns on Saturday....

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 7

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 1 week ago
It’s a huge week around the country for some underrated college football rivalries and several key cross-divisional showdowns. No matter where you turn, there should be some interesting matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football...

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 4 months 1 week ago
Bill Snyder and his former assistant Bob Stoops have always had that whole teacher-pupil dynamic between them. This year, however, their teams couldn’t be much different.   The Sooners come into their meeting with the Wildcats playing dangerous football. On the one hand, they can score points with the best of teams around the country. On the other, they’ve needed all that...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 7

By Mitch Light, 4 months 1 week ago
The Week 7 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Tennessee, Ohio State-Wisconsin and Notre Dame-Stanford. Additionally, conference matchups such as Clemson-NC State, USC-Arizona, Oklahoma-Kansas State and Northwestern-Michigan State feature lines or odds that caught our attention for...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 7 slate kicks off on Wednesday night with another Sun Belt midweek showdown, as Appalachian State travels to UL Lafayette in a key conference matchup for both teams. Navy and East Carolina was slated for Thursday but was postponed due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Four games dot the schedule for Friday, including Mississippi State at BYU and Duke at Louisville...