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BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...

Pac-12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The halfway mark of the 2015 Pac-12 college football season has arrived, and it's been a busy and newsworthy first seven weeks for this league. Most of the storylines in the Pac-12 have resonated from Los Angeles, as USC is off to a disappointing 3-3 start and coach Steve Sarkisian was fired after taking a leave of absence prior to Week 7. The Trojans are now under the direction of...

10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 1 month ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season has provided enough drama and thrills to last several campaigns. With the season at its midway point, college football appears headed for a turbulent and unpredictable finish, perhaps rivaling the incredible 2007 campaign. Many of the fall's best games to date have helped set the table for chaos in pursuit of the College Football...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 7 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s outstanding slate of games started with Baylor’s 62-38 win over West Virginia, Memphis’ upset over Ole Miss and continued into the afternoon with huge showdowns between Alabama-Texas A&M and Michigan-...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month 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...

15 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 7 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 7 of the college football season is officially in the books. And as usual, the weekend slate of games didn’t disappoint. Saturday’s action started with Memphis knocking off Ole Miss 37-24 and continued into the afternoon with Michigan State’s crazy last-second victory over Michigan and Alabama’s 41-23 win over Texas A&M. The Week 7 slate concluded with...

Pac-12 Week 7 Predictions: Utah Hosts Arizona State, UCLA and USC Look for Road Wins

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The Pac-12’s Week 7 slate should be among the best from Power 5 conferences in college football this weekend. The action kicks off on Thursday night with UCLA visiting Stanford in a potential preview of the Pac-12 Championship. The Bruins lost to Arizona State in Week 5 and need a win against the Cardinal to keep pace with Utah in the South Division. Speaking of the Utes, coach Kyle...

UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 year 1 month ago
The allure of this match has waned over the past two weeks. First, UCLA lost at home by 15 points to unranked Arizona State two Saturdays ago. Then, Stanford's sole loss at Northwestern to open the season looks much less forgivable after Michigan steamrolled the Wildcats 38-0 last Saturday. Despite the lost glimmer of this game, both teams still remain in serious contention for their...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 7 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three games on Thursday night, including a top 25 showdown between UCLA and Stanford and a meeting in the SEC between Auburn and Kentucky. Four games are scheduled for Friday night, including an intriguing matchup in the Mountain West with Boise State visiting Utah State. Saturday’s slate is filled with meaningful matchups and key...

College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is still two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec. 31 this...