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Outback Bowl Preview and Prediction: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

By Rob McVey, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Prior to the start of the 2015 season, It was not a forgone conclusion that the Northwestern Wildcats (10-2 overall, 6-2 Big 10) would even make a bowl game, much less a New Year’s Day bowl game. Those sentiments quickly changed following a surprise victory over highly touted Stanford in the Wildcats' season opener. A win that would ultimately catapult Northwestern to one of its...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for January Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 3 weeks 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...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 3 weeks ago
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual performances and bizarre plays you had to see to believe. This season offered a reminder of why it is important to never count a team out until the clock hits...

10 Best SEC College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 3 weeks ago
When it comes to the SEC you may not think of high-flying offenses that put up scores you might expect to see more commonly in the Big 12 or Pac-12, but even the SEC got involved in some high-scoring contests this season. And yes, there was a nice assortment of defensive battles and strong running games leading the charge in the SEC this season, so there was a little something for everybody in...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 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 SEC's Bowl Games in 2015

By Cody McClure, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Not all college football bowl games are created equal. Some bowls go down in history and some shape the future of a team. Others provide decent background noise for a late-December nap. Then there are those, let's face it, that shouldn't be played at all. But when the SEC is involved, rest assured that the bowl games mean something. If nothing else, they allow SEC homers another...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 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...