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UCLA Bruins vs. UNLV Rebels Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 2 weeks ago
UCLA won't stop off in Baker for beef jerky or take in a Cirque Du Soleil performance on its weekend excursion to Las Vegas. The Bruins are in Sin City for a business trip, taking on a new-look UNLV football team. The long-struggling Rebels tabbed Tony Sanchez to turn around the program last offseason. Sanchez, head coach of national prep powerhouse Bishop Gorman right there in Las...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to another position in his senior year to make his team — the defending national champion — stronger. Most importantly, he looked pretty...

Pac-12 Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
For the most part, Week 1 was a forgettable weekend of action for the Pac-12. Utah scored a good win over Michigan on Thursday night, but Stanford lost to Northwestern, Washington State had a bad loss to Portland State, Colorado lost to Hawaii and Arizona State was defeated by Texas A&M.Luckily for the Pac-12, this Saturday has a few opportunities to rebound. Oregon takes on Michigan State...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...

5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

Virginia Cavaliers vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Outside expectations on UCLA football are not as high entering 2015 as they were a season ago. That's rather ironic, given the Bruins return a much more veteran lineup, particularly in areas that were question marks a season ago. Nevertheless, head coach Jim Mora is probably just fine with flying somewhat under the national radar. He has arguably his best team since arriving at UCLA in...

Pac-12 Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 weeks ago
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to the College Football Playoff, but the Cardinal opens 2015 with a tricky road test at Northwestern. Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams faces his...