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Pac-12 Week 8 Predictions: USC Hopes to Spoil Utah's Season, Stanford Rides Momentum Against Washington

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Stanford and Utah appear to be on a collision course for a matchup in the Pac-12 Championship, but both teams still have plenty of obstacles to overcome, starting this Saturday in Week 8 action. The Cardinal have a few extra days to prepare for Washington after defeating UCLA on Thursday night last week. Utah’s assignment is tougher this weekend, as the Utes travel to Los Angeles to take...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown, while California travels to UCLA to cap the Thursday action. Memphis plays at Tulsa and Utah State visits San Diego State on Friday night. The...

The Pac-12's 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The social media movement #Pac12AfterDark, which began as a Twitter alert for wildly entertaining or surprising games in the Pac-12 Conference, has taken on a new life in the 2015 season. Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans gave the hashtag a shout-out at Pac-12 media days in July, crediting it for unprecedented attention on the conference's football. #Pac12AfterDark...

Ranking the Top 10 Victories During LSU's Record Non-Conference Winning Streak

By John La Fleur, 11 months 2 weeks ago
On Saturday, LSU hosts Western Kentucky looking to extend its ongoing NCAA-record winning streak in non-conference games. The Tigers have won their past 52 regular-season games against non-SEC opponents. This streak started on Sept. 7, 2002 when Nick Saban was still the head coach in Baton Rouge. The last non-conference opponent to beat LSU in the regular season was Virginia Tech when the...

College Football 2015 Midseason Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer. With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected. The playoff picture is...

BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...

Pac-12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The halfway mark of the 2015 Pac-12 college football season has arrived, and it's been a busy and newsworthy first seven weeks for this league. Most of the storylines in the Pac-12 have resonated from Los Angeles, as USC is off to a disappointing 3-3 start and coach Steve Sarkisian was fired after taking a leave of absence prior to Week 7. The Trojans are now under the direction of...

10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season has provided enough drama and thrills to last several campaigns. With the season at its midway point, college football appears headed for a turbulent and unpredictable finish, perhaps rivaling the incredible 2007 campaign. Many of the fall's best games to date have helped set the table for chaos in pursuit of the College Football...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Week 7 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s outstanding slate of games started with Baylor’s 62-38 win over West Virginia, Memphis’ upset over Ole Miss and continued into the afternoon with huge showdowns between Alabama-Texas A&M and Michigan-...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 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...