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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 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.   ...

USC LB Cam Smith Follows Historic Footsteps

By Kyle Kensing, 10 months 3 weeks ago
LOS ANGELES – In the same tunnel leading from the locker rooms to the Coliseum playing turf, Cam Smith strolls out in a fresh pair of Air Jordan XI. His black-and-red shoes walk on the same path where, four hours earlier, he carried onto the field the legacy of Trojans before him. Smith's old-school Jordans, first released in 1995, weren't the only piece of throwback fashion...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 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...

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 13 hours ago
USC and Week 1 opponent Arkansas State have some similarities. Both begin their second year under head coaches Steve Sarkisian and Blake Anderson. Both have outstanding quarterbacks looking to build off statistically impressive 2014 campaigns in Cody Kessler and Fredi Knighten. Each harbors realistic aspirations of conference championships. That's where the similarities end. For...

Pac-12 Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day 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...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 days ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

The Pac-12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 1 week ago
Aaliyah sang, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number." The title track off the late R&B singer's debut album may have been released in 1994, well before any of the Pac-12's freshman class were born, but it's a sentiment the group's standouts will prove. Related: The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2015 What the conference's top freshmen lack in...

College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to establish a...

College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue. Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was...