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Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Week 11

By David Fox, 5 months 1 week ago
The Thursday we’ve all be waiting for is here as Oregon visits Stanford and Oklahoma visits Baylor. On this week’s edition of the Cover 2, hosts Braden Gall and David Fox prepare you for Thursday plus action for Saturday.On this week’s podcast:• In a a quick review of last week, Braden was impressed with exciting finishes in the Big Ten, but David is still fuming at a...

Amazing Pac-12 College Football Stats from Week 10

By Corby Yarbrough, 5 months 2 weeks ago
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Pac-12 to put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers from around the conference in Week 10.10 Pac-12 Stats to Know9: Stanford has...

Pac-12 Post-Week 10 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
With Oregon and Stanford on bye in Week 10, it was a relatively quiet Saturday in the Pac-12.However, the spotlight shifts to the Pac-12 on Thursday night, as the Ducks and Cardinal meet to stay alive in the national title picture.Arizona State easily handled Washington State on Thursday night, improving to 6-2 this season. The Sun Devils appear to have a slight edge on UCLA for the top spot in...

Pac-12 Week 10 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
It was an odd weekend out West as Stanford, Oregon, Washington and Utah were all off. Certainly, all eyes in the Pac-12 — and the nation — will be on Palo Alto on Thursday evening when the Ducks visit Stanford.But just because the best two teams didn't play, didn't mean that things went according to plan. USC pulled a critical upset over Oregon State to...

College Football Post-Week 9 Award Watch

By David Fox, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Heisman is but one award, and one award isn’t enough to contain the best of college football.

While we love prognosticating who will win college football’s most coveted individual trophy, we also love the glut of postseason awards that go to each position, each with a nod to the game’s history from Davey O’Brien and Doak Walker to Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe to...

Pac-12 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
All things have fallen into place for the powers that be in the Pac-12. Oregon and Stanford have reached the “rematch” — but that won’t take place until next Thursday. Both the Ducks and Cardinal, as well as Utah and Washington, will be on bye this weekend with extra time to prepare for whatever may await in Week 11.With those four quality teams not playing this weekend,...

Stanford DE Gardner's season over

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 2 weeks ago
Stanford, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner's collegiate career is over, after a torn pectoral muscle will end his season.Gardner suffered the injury in the third quarter of Saturday's 20-12 victory at Oregon State, according to the Stanford Daily.The fifth-year senior and team captain recorded 19 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks while participating in all eight games for the...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
With nine weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear.The second release of the BCS standings saw an expected change, as Oregon passed Florida State for the No. 2 spot. The Ducks have the edge in strength of schedule for the second half of the season, which should help Mark Helfrich’s team hold onto the No. 2 position over the Seminoles – assuming...

Pac-12 Post-Week 9 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford and Oregon are the Pac-12’s only options for a team in the national championship game, and with both programs avoiding an upset loss in Week 9, the stage is set for a huge showdown on Nov. 7.The Ducks were tied with UCLA at halftime but used a strong second half from running back Byron Marshall to pull away from the Bruins. Even with a struggling offense, Stanford was able to keep...

Recap: Oregon State vs. Stanford

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 3 weeks ago
Corvallis, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Gaffney rushed for 145 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on 22 carries, and Stanford's defense came up with a big stand in the final seconds, as the eighth-ranked Cardinal held off Oregon State, 20-12, on Saturday at Reser Stadium.Gaffney's third score of the night came on a 32-yard scamper early in the fourth and staked Stanford to a 20-9 cushion....