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Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

By David Fox, 5 months 1 week ago
As many of his teammates left school early to go to the NFL Draft, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley remained in Tuscaloosa for an extra year of seasoning.That experience was apparent Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s biggest win of the season to date. Dominant defensive performances for Alabama aren’t rare, but Mosley led one of the Tide’s best efforts of the season in the 38-17 win...

Pac-12 Week 11 Awards and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
UCLA won a critical Pac-12 South elimination game in Tucson. The USC Trojans quietly have won three straight and looked impressive against Cal. And Arizona State survived a scare in Salt Lake City.But Week 11 in the Pac-12 belonged to Stanford. David Shaw's bunch put together what is arguably the most impressive performance by any team in the nation when it handled Oregon with surprising...

Pac-12 Week 11 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
This is what we have all been waiting for. Oregon at Stanford has been targeted all year as arguably the most important game of the season regardless of conference and now it is upon us with all the fanfare and excitement of two top-five teams. And it’s on primetime TV on a Thursday night. Buckle up, folks.Certainly, Ducks-Cardinal will be electric, but that isn’t the only game to...

Amazing Pac-12 College Football Stats from Week 10

By Corby Yarbrough, 5 months 2 weeks ago
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Pac-12 to put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers from around the conference in Week 10.10 Pac-12 Stats to Know9: Stanford has...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 10 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s coach on the hot seat carousel took an odd turn last week, as FAU’s Carl Pelini resigned over illegal drug use. Pelini’s resignation was the fourth coaching change of 2013, and the first since Miami (Ohio) parted ways with Don Treadwell.Pelini’s dismissal certainly won’t be the last opening of 2013, but the carousel has been surprisingly quiet....

Pac-12 Post-Week 10 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
With Oregon and Stanford on bye in Week 10, it was a relatively quiet Saturday in the Pac-12.However, the spotlight shifts to the Pac-12 on Thursday night, as the Ducks and Cardinal meet to stay alive in the national title picture.Arizona State easily handled Washington State on Thursday night, improving to 6-2 this season. The Sun Devils appear to have a slight edge on UCLA for the top spot in...

Pac-12 Week 10 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
It was an odd weekend out West as Stanford, Oregon, Washington and Utah were all off. Certainly, all eyes in the Pac-12 — and the nation — will be on Palo Alto on Thursday evening when the Ducks visit Stanford.But just because the best two teams didn't play, didn't mean that things went according to plan. USC pulled a critical upset over Oregon State to...

Top College Football Player Matchups to Watch in Week 10

By Braden Gall, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the best one-on-one matchups to watch in college football. Here are the most important games within the game to watch this weekend:Duke Johnson, RB vs. Telvin Smith, LB (Miami vs. Florida St.)The only chance Miami has to win is to use the power running game to keep the ball away from Jameis Winston. Johnson and backfield mate Dallas Crawford have...

Pac-12 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 5 months 3 weeks ago
All things have fallen into place for the powers that be in the Pac-12. Oregon and Stanford have reached the “rematch” — but that won’t take place until next Thursday. Both the Ducks and Cardinal, as well as Utah and Washington, will be on bye this weekend with extra time to prepare for whatever may await in Week 11.With those four quality teams not playing this weekend,...

Pac-12 Post-Week 9 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford and Oregon are the Pac-12’s only options for a team in the national championship game, and with both programs avoiding an upset loss in Week 9, the stage is set for a huge showdown on Nov. 7.The Ducks were tied with UCLA at halftime but used a strong second half from running back Byron Marshall to pull away from the Bruins. Even with a struggling offense, Stanford was able to keep...