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10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months 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...

UCF Knights vs. Stanford Cardinal Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 year 2 months ago
Both UCF and Stanford stumbled last week. Both offenses struggled to run the ball, being held under 100 yards in total. Both defenses allowed well over 300 yards. Both teams need a win. Apparently, the Cardinal offense was still feeling the time zone difference in Evanston, Ill. The offense did a light workout to start the game, a 64-yard opening drive resulting in a 29-yard field goal...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 2 months ago
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to another position in his senior year to make his team — the defending national champion — stronger. Most importantly, he looked pretty...

Pac-12 Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
For the most part, Week 1 was a forgettable weekend of action for the Pac-12. Utah scored a good win over Michigan on Thursday night, but Stanford lost to Northwestern, Washington State had a bad loss to Portland State, Colorado lost to Hawaii and Arizona State was defeated by Texas A&M.Luckily for the Pac-12, this Saturday has a few opportunities to rebound. Oregon takes on Michigan State...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...

5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months 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 most...

Stanford Cardinal vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 year 3 months ago
This is a battle of contrasting styles, between a squad with a bruising running game and gritty defense versus a speedy team who likes to spread out and hurl the ball all over the field. Traditionally, the former would be from the Midwest while the latter hails from the West Coast. Actually, these two are the complete opposites of those stereotypes. The first team mentioned comes from the Pac-12...