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USC-Stanford Renews Historic Rivalry With Another Heavyweight Match on Saturday Night

By Josh Webb, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Rivalries in sports can often be the lifeblood of a team. Seasons and opportunities squandered can be erased by the lasting memories of having topped a hated rival. In a similar fashion, entire seasons of hard work, dedication, and perfection can feel meaningless in those brief moments following a loss to your cross-town neighbor. Imagine the rollercoaster of emotions visited upon the Alabama...

Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the unofficial birthplace of Stanford football in its current incarnation: the Stanford football that competes for conference championships and has been in the national title conversation. The Cardinal’s win there in 2007 launched the Jim Harbaugh era, which became the David Shaw era in 2011. Shaw went 2-0 in his first two seasons against the Trojans,...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and Saturday with critical must-see matchups. On Saturday, the SEC takes the spotlight with Alabama-Ole Miss and LSU-Auburn. Additionally, Nebraska-Miami and...

Pac-12 Week 3 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
California is in the spotlight on Saturday, as the top three matchups from the Pac-12 all involve teams from the Golden State. USC-Stanford takes the top spot in the game power rankings, but there’s no shortage of intrigue between BYU-UCLA and California-Texas. The Cardinal opened the year with a loss to Northwestern, but coach David Shaw’s team looked better in Week 2 against UCF....

10 College Football QBs Looking to Make a Statement in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week 3. Whether it’s a conference contest, a non-conference matchup or a player looking to solidify his place at the top of the depth chart, Week 3...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 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...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 11 months 3 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...

Idaho Vandals vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 3 weeks ago
USC opened the 2015 season with a 55-6 rout of a Sun Belt Conference favorite, Arkansas State. In Week 2, the Trojans host a team pegged for the Sun Belt's cellar in Idaho. Idaho has won exactly one game each of the last three seasons. The Vandals' last multiple-win campaign came in 2011, when they finished 2-10. The 2015 season isn't off to the most inspiring start, either...

Pac-12 Week 2 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 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, 11 months 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...