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Conference USA Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Conference USA is a slightly behind the Mountain West and American Athletic in the pecking order for Group of 5 conferences. However, Conference USA had a team (Marshall) in the running for one of college football’s top bowl games last year, and the league could have another in 2015. WKU will be a team to watch behind quarterback Brandon Doughty, as the Hilltoppers return seven...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #81-100

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 81-100 rankings release features only three teams from the Power 5 leagues. The majority of the...

Rice Owls 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Rice is enjoying its most successful three-year stretch in program history, highlighted by a 2013 Conference USA championship. David Bailiff's 2015 team will be looking to replicate's last year's eight wins, but to do so the Owls will need to rely on a large batch of new starters, especially on defense.Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter: @AthlonSportsPreviewing Rice’s Offense for...

Recap: Rice vs. Fresno State

By The Sports Network, 7 months 5 days ago
Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - Driphus Jackson had three touchdown passes, including two in a 19-second span in the opening quarter, to guide Rice to a 30-6 rout of Fresno State at the Hawaii Bowl. Dennis Parks piled up 109 receiving yards and a TD for the Owls (8-5), who lost their first three games, but bounced back to post an eight-win season for only the ninth time in school history...

Fresno State tangles with Rice in Hawaii Bowl

By The Sports Network, 7 months 5 days ago
Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Fresno State Bulldogs find themselves in familiar surroundings on Christmas Eve, as they take on the Rice Owls in the 13th annual Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The Bulldogs, who compete against the University of Hawaii in this same facility during Mountain West Conference play, are no strangers to the lay of the land in Honolulu, but this time around...

Hawaii Bowl Preview and Prediction: Rice vs. Fresno State

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 6 days ago
Avoiding the sights and sounds of Honolulu will be challenging for Fresno State and Rice, as the two programs meet for the first time since 2004 in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. The Bulldogs and Owls had to overcome their share of issues to reach the postseason, but both teams were rewarded with a trip to Hawaii to close out the year and an opportunity to build momentum for 2015. Fresno...

Fresno State tangles with Rice in Hawaii Bowl

By The Sports Network, 7 months 1 week ago
Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Fresno State Bulldogs find themselves in familiar surroundings on Christmas Eve, as they take on the Rice Owls in the 13th annual Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The Bulldogs, who compete against the University of Hawaii in this same facility during Mountain West Conference play, are no strangers to the lay of the land in Honolulu, but this time around...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Hawaii Bowl

By The Sports Network, 7 months 1 week ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Hawaii Bowl Fresno State Bulldogs:== Aug 30 - L at USC, 13-52== Sep 6 - L at Utah, 27-59== Sep 13 - L vs. Nebraska, 19-55== Sep 20 - W vs. Southern Utah, 56-16== Sep 26 - W at New Mexico, 35-24== Oct 3 - W vs. San Diego St, 24-13== Oct 10 - L at UNLV, 27-30 OT== Oct 17 -...

Edmonds runs off with 2014 Jerry Rice Award

By The Sports Network, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Fordham running back Chase Edmonds calls the university's head athletic trainer Vinny Porricelli "Mr. Vinny." Whenever Porricelli tells Edmonds to call him Vinny, Edmonds responds, "I'm just a freshman. I haven't earned the right to call you Vinny." As the fourth recipient of the Jerry Rice Award which honors the national freshman of the year in the FCS...

Jerry Rice Award voting kicks off

By The Sports Network, 8 months 5 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - An impressive 11 different positions were represented among the 25 Jerry Rice Award finalists when voting began on Monday. The Rice Award, now in its fourth season, and named for the legendary wide receiver who starred collegiately at Mississippi Valley State, honors the top first-year player on the FCS level of college football, whether a true freshman...