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Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 9 months 1 day 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, 9 months 6 days 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, 9 months 1 week 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...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week 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...

10 Best Big 12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 9 months 1 week ago
When it comes to the Big 12, offense is the name of the game. This season in the Big 12 was no exception to that rule as the conference packed plenty of offensive shootouts to enjoy from start to finish. Just because a game offered plenty of scoring does not mean there were not other noteworthy performances this season. The Big 12 enjoyed some success against SEC opponents on the road, and key...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week 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...

Big 12 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The Big 12 got exactly what it needed in 2015 – a playoff team. After missing out on the College Football Playoff last season, the conference had an offseason filled with more discussion about a conference championship game and whether or not expansion was needed. But as many have suggested, patience was the right course of action. Oklahoma emerged as the league’s best team, while...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 9 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...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big 12's Bowl Games in 2015

By Allen Kenney, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The 2014 bowl season could have gone better for the Big 12. Conference co-champs Baylor and TCU found themselves on the outside of the first-ever College Football Playoff looking in. Adding insult to injury, the seven conference teams to make bowl games ran up a combined record of 2-5. That included a couple ugly losses by Oklahoma and Texas. This year’s bowl slate includes a...

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

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 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...