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College Football's 2015-16 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 3 weeks ago
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’15 campaign an ending that felt an awful lot like many of those written in the last 12 years. But 2015 was hardly a repeat of seasons past, as the...

College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close victory over the Tigers and entertaining title game made up for a few blowouts in the New Year’s Six matchups. However, the bowl season produced...

Winners and Losers of 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

By Ryan Wright, 3 months 3 weeks ago
There really are never any losers in all-star exhibition games, even though the West beat the East 37-9 in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, but there certainly can be winners and several colleges reaped the benefits of extending offers to top players showcasing their skill set for a national television audience. From a performance standpoint, Ole Miss and Stanford came out...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams. Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between January...

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. Iowa

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 4 days ago
Bowl season's "Granddaddy of Them All" gets a fittingly old-school matchup for its 102nd installment. Friday's Rose Bowl Game pits the similarly constructed Big Ten champion Iowa Hawkeyes and Pac-12 champion Stanford Cardinal in what promises to be a hard-hitting contest. "I don't know if 'even' is the word, but I think 'comparable'...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for January Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 4 months 4 days ago
Once you cross into January, college football bowl season takes a drastically different look. A lot of the games in December featured motivation issues while these are filled mostly with teams who want to be where they are and want to make a good impression on their way to 2016. Outback Bowl: Tennessee (8-4) vs. Northwestern (10-2)Jan. 1, 12 p.m. ETNorthwestern has been a great story going...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 5 days ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 6 days ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...