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An Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Tune in to the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast as our staff talks college football every week leading up to the 2014 season.iTunes | Podcast ArchiveThe dust has barely settled on what was a truly magnificent ending to the BCS era. Not only in the national championship game performance by both Florida State and Auburn but also the rest of the BCS slate. BCS executive director Bill Hancock...

The 25 Best Teams That Never Played for the BCS Championship

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Just ask Auburn fans how much luck it takes to win a BCS National Championship? Certainly, the Tigers are a great team with a great coach and deserve to play in the title game. But the Fightin' War Eagles needed plenty of good fortune to land in Pasadena this season. Just like Alabama the two years prior where a missed field goal in Ames, Iowa and five yards in the Georgia Dome nearly...

The Best Pac-12 College Football Stats of 2013

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the...

Recap: Michigan State vs. Stanford

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Pasadena, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Lippett caught the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter and the Michigan State defense did the rest as the No. 4 Spartans downed the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal, 24-20, in the 100th annual Rose Bowl.Connor Cook was an efficient 22-for-36 for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Jeremy Langford totaled 84 yards on 23 carries and a score...

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. Michigan State

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
This Rose Bowl should be played without facemasks or the forward pass. And it would make Bear Bryant proud.Michigan State and Stanford are two of the most physical, old school teams in the nation and they will square off in the greatest bowl there has ever been. The Granddaddy of Them All will remind old football fans of the days of yore when the four horsemen and student body right ruled the...

(5) Stanford (11-2) vs. (4) Michigan State (12-1) (ET)

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
GAME NOTES: A top-five matchup is on tap for the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl, as the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal battle the fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans.Stanford brings an 11-2 record into this contest, as the team won its second straight Pac-12 Conference championship by taking out Arizona State in the league's title tilt, 38-14. As a result, the Cardinal are appearing in their...

100th Rose Bowl pits Cardinal against Spartans

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Pasadena, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - A top-five matchup is on tap for the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl, as the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal battle the fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans.Stanford brings an 11-2 record into this contest, as the team won its second straight Pac-12 Conference championship by taking out Arizona State in the league's title tilt, 38-14. As a result, the Cardinal...

NCAA Bowl Game Preview -- Rose Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
NCAA Bowl Game Preview -- Rose Bowl Stanford Cardinal:== Aug 31 - Open== Sep 7 - W vs. San Jose St, 34-13== Sep 14 - W at Army, 34-20== Sep 21 - W vs. Arizona State, 42-28== Sep 28 - W at Washington St, 55-17== Oct 5 - W vs. Washington, 31-28== Oct 12 - L at Utah, 21-27== Oct 19 - W vs. UCLA, 24-10...

10 Best Pac-12 Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 days ago
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last fall.Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final...

Pac-12 2013 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
The 2013 season will be an extremely memorable one for Pac-12 fans. New coaches Sonny Dykes and Mark Helfrich had very different debuts out West. The Pac-12 North turned out to be one of, if not the, best divisions in college football and first place was handled like a hot potato for the better part of a month. A group of second-year coaches lit up the night sky in the Pac-12 South each weekend...