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Head spinning? Let me clear things up

By Evan Buhler, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Once again, Florida State is No. 2 in the BCS standings. Once again, it won't be after Oregon plays . . . unless the Ducks blow it.

College Football's Top 10 Games in October

By David Fox, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The shortest season in major sports moves into its second month, and there’s still a ton to learn.The ACC has two frontrunners in Florida State and Clemson, but neither have been able to get out of their own way in the past. The best of the two could be decided later this month, but a big win for either team will mean little if the Boston Colleges, NC States and Wake Forests of the world...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

UCF QB Blake Bortles Throws Crazy TD Pass Against Akron

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
UCF-Akron wasn’t much of a game on Thursday night, as the Knights rolled to an easy 38-7 win in the opener.However, the game provided one of the weekend’s top plays, as UCF quarterback Blake Bortles had the ball slip out of his hand, then proceeded to throw a 39-yard touchdown to receiver J.J. Worton. 

American Athletic Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 12 months 3 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2013, Athlon asked coaches in the American Athletic Conference to talk...

College Football's Pivotal Players: American Athletic Conference

By David Fox, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Believe it or not, Louisville has not been crowned the American Athletic Conference champions quite yet.The Cardinals are the presumptive favorite in the league and one of a handful teams in the country capable of going undefeated during the regular season. But Louisville does have holes. The Cards ranked last in the Big East in sacks and tackles for a loss last season, contributing to a run...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...

College football close game analysis: Who is best, worst in the clutch?

By David Fox, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Nothing swings a season in college football like a close game.Every time a national championship contender wins by a touchdown or a field goal over a lesser opponent, like clockwork the talking heads say every champion has a game like that through the season, mainly because it’s true. Notre Dame had five of them leading into the national championship game. Alabama gutted out wins over LSU...

American Athletic Football Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The American Athletic Conference is a league in transition for 2013, as Pittsburgh and Syracuse left for the ACC, and UCF, Houston, SMU and Memphis have joined from Conference USA. With all of the...

American Athletic Football All-Conference Team for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-American Athletic teams for this season. Related Content: American Athletic Conference Predictions for 2013 2013 American Athletic All-Conference Team First-Team Offense QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville RB Savon Huggins,...