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Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 4 days ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...

UCLA Bruins vs. BYU Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Mitch Harper, 2 weeks 9 hours ago
UCLA (1-1) travels to Provo for the first time since 2008. In that last visit to Cougar Town, the Bruins suffered a record 59-0 loss at the hands of BYU. A lot has changed in the last eight years, including the Bruins getting a 24-23 win over the Cougars last season.   BYU (1-1) enters this game looking to bounce back after a sixth straight loss to rival Utah that came down to a gutsy...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....

New Faces Will Shape UCLA Defense

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 4 days ago
PASADENA, Calif. — Linebacker Kenny Young let the most subtle of smiles crack when discussing his first career sack, made in UCLA's 42-21 win over UNLV.    "I was pretty hyped, man," said Young, a ballyhooed recruit in the 2014 class now getting his chance to shine in a rebuilt Bruins' front seven. "We had a chance to get off the field with them...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

UNLV Rebels vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 8 hours ago
A sluggish start, a torrid comeback and a disappointing near-miss conclusion — UCLA's Week 1, overtime loss at Texas A&M had a little of everything, save a Bruins' win.   "We've tried to develop a culture and a process where we take each week as its own entity, whether we win or lose the week before," UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. "It becomes very...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 2

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season turned out to be pretty much everything we expected and then some. We saw upsets, close calls and dominant performances by some dominant programs. We also saw a fair amount of outrageousness.   That won't stop in Week 2, and as always, I'm right here to give you an idea of some of the outrageousness you can expect as we head into the...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...