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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Though the Pac-12 was collectively shut out of the College Football Playoff, the conference quite literally has more reason than ever to look forward to the postseason. That’s because a record 10 Pac-12 teams are participating in bowl games, giving the league a FBS-best 83.3 percent representation this postseason. Related: Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015 ...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

Pac-12 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 won’t have a team in the College Football Playoff, but this league is the deepest in the nation, featuring 10 teams with a .500 record or better. Four teams from the Pac-12 finished in the top 25 of the playoff committee rankings, with Stanford the highest at No. 6, followed by Oregon at No. 15. Stanford claimed the conference title with a victory over USC, giving the...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

5 Plays That Shaped Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey's Heisman Campaign

By Kyle Kensing, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Christian McCaffrey finished second to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry on Saturday, as the Stanford running back earned his recognition as a finalist on the strength of a series of electric moments. As an explosive ball carrier, sure-handed pass catcher and dynamite kick returner, McCaffrey compiled a highlight reel in the 2015 season that could have filled the...

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...

Why Christian McCaffrey Should Win the Heisman Trophy in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Sixteen consecutive points had given USC the lead and considerable momentum in the third quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game. Facing third down with its offense struggling, Stanford head coach David Shaw put the ball in the hands of Christian McCaffrey, and the sophomore did what he's done all year.  McCaffrey beat USC linebacker Olajuwon Tucker on a drag route, catching a pass...

College Football Bowl Schedule: Matchups, TV Times, Locations for All Games

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national championship slated for Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The bowl season kicks off with five games on Dec. 19 and continues with 12 matchups before Christmas....

2015 Heisman Trophy: How the Ballot Should Read

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Remember when the Heisman Trophy was LSU running back Leonard Fournette’s to lose? Today he finds himself left out of the field that was whittled down to three Monday and many fans/analysts think they know the winner already. But do they and should they? Here’s how a true Heisman ballot should read: *Honorable Mention: Navy quarterback Keenan ReynoldsHe was never going to get...