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"Second" Chance U.: Defensive Backs Key to USC

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Just about everything clicked in USC's 41-20 rout of previously unbeaten Arizona State on Saturday, but no single unit got more highlight-reel moments out of the win than the Trojans secondary.   Safety Leon McQuay III prevented a touchdown with an excellent play on a deep, Manny Wilkins pass. His deflection away from Sun Devils wide receiver Ellis Jefferson prevented a touchdown at a...

College Football's Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The first five weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington, Michigan and Tennessee are four teams on...

College Football Week 5 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Week 5 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Clemson edged Louisville in a Saturday night thriller, Washington dominated Stanford on Friday night, Tennessee defeated Georgia on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin in a defensive slugfest, and North Carolina upset Florida State in Tallahassee.   With...

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Josh Webb, 4 months 3 weeks ago
It’s becoming harder and harder to buy into the idea of Clay Helton as a long-term solution to USC’s coaching woes. As each week passes, USC looks more and more out of sorts and disheveled. By contrast, Arizona State is a well-oiled machine sitting at a perfect 4-0 on the season. While USC will be their “toughest test” of the season so far, it’s by no means an easy...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 5

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 3 weeks ago
We heard all summer about the greatest opening week ever in college football but Week 5 might be as good, or better, with a whopping three games involving top 10 teams. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are this week though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 5

By Mitch Light, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 5 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Louisville-Clemson, Washington-Stanford and Michigan-Wisconsin. Additionally, conference matchups such as Tennessee-Georgia, Wake Forest-NC State and Northwestern-Iowa feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 5. Here are 10...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 5 slate kicks off on Thursday night with two matchups. Kansas and Texas Tech meet in Lubbock to open Big 12 play for both teams, while Houston hosts Connecticut in a revenge game for coach Tom Herman’s program. While there’s some intrigue for the two Thursday games, the stakes are even higher on Friday night. Stanford and Washington meet for a huge Pac-...

Ranking the Best College Football Games in October

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The calendar is set to turn to the page to October and as sure as the leaves turning, the pumpkin-spiced lattes going on sale and the conference races in college football are heating up.   As much as the fantastic non-conference slate brought us in the month of September however, the potential for some epic clashes await in the coming weeks as national title contenders start to fall and...

20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
With the exception of two games on Thursday night this week, the first full month of the 2016 college football season is in the books. And as expected, plenty of players are having a breakout year at the quarterback position. Whether it’s a freshman like Florida State’s Deondre Francois, Texas’ Shane Buechele or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts or a senior like Nebraska’s...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship. Although Miles won a lot of games at LSU, the Tigers...