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5 Greatest Hail Mary Plays in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 3 weeks ago
As Saturday’s miraculous play in Athens once again proved, no football play is as exciting as the “Hail Mary” pass. It is college football’s equivalent of a boxer losing on points in the waning seconds of the 12th round coming off the ropes to deliver a knockout punch.   All successful Hail Marys are amazing, regardless of whether the University of Alabama or the...

College Football's Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The first five weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington, Michigan and Tennessee are four teams on...

"Hi, I’m Second Half Tennessee and I Have DirecTV. And I’m First Half Tennessee and I Have Cable": The Story of the 2016 Tennessee Volunteers

By Jim Weber, 4 months 3 weeks ago
I have never seen a more wildly inconsistent football team in my life than the 2016 Tennessee Volunteers and the only conclusion I can draw is, like the commercials say, the miserable first half Volunteers have cable and the powerhouse second half Vols have DirecTV.     In the last two weeks, the Volunteers have taken those polar opposites to new levels by being outscored 38-10...

Seven-Step Drop: Separation Saturday Clarifies College Football Playoff Race

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 3 weeks ago
CLEMSON, S.C. — In the end, it was just one yard.   One yard separated Clemson from Louisville this season, and only one. It’s hard for the most anticipated, top-five matchup of the regular season to live up to expectations but as the exuberance of the fans, players and coaches calmed down and the reality of an epic clash at Death Valley began to come into focus late...

College Football Week 5 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Week 5 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Clemson edged Louisville in a Saturday night thriller, Washington dominated Stanford on Friday night, Tennessee defeated Georgia on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin in a defensive slugfest, and North Carolina upset Florida State in Tallahassee.   With...

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

By Cody McClure, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Coming into the season, Tennessee and Georgia were, by most accounts, the favorites to win the SEC East. Now in week five, both have had some ups and downs, but their seasons are looking far different. Georgia hit rock bottom last Saturday, while Tennessee was named the national team of the week by the FWAA. Both teams will have a chance to take control of the division on Saturday in a series...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 5

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 3 weeks ago
We heard all summer about the greatest opening week ever in college football but Week 5 might be as good, or better, with a whopping three games involving top 10 teams. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are this week though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 5

By Mitch Light, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 5 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Louisville-Clemson, Washington-Stanford and Michigan-Wisconsin. Additionally, conference matchups such as Tennessee-Georgia, Wake Forest-NC State and Northwestern-Iowa feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 5. Here are 10...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s Week 5 slate kicks off on Thursday night with two matchups. Kansas and Texas Tech meet in Lubbock to open Big 12 play for both teams, while Houston hosts Connecticut in a revenge game for coach Tom Herman’s program. While there’s some intrigue for the two Thursday games, the stakes are even higher on Friday night. Stanford and Washington meet for a huge Pac-...

Ranking the Best College Football Games in October

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 4 weeks ago
The calendar is set to turn to the page to October and as sure as the leaves turning, the pumpkin-spiced lattes going on sale and the conference races in college football are heating up.   As much as the fantastic non-conference slate brought us in the month of September however, the potential for some epic clashes await in the coming weeks as national title contenders start to fall and...