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10 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 9 months 1 week ago
The Pac-12 may not be participating in this season's College Football Playoff, but the 2015 season had plenty to offer fans along the way. Few conferences rival the Pac-12 when it comes to thrillers and close calls from start to finish. Yes, the Pac-12 had plenty of drama to observe, even if it meant having to stay up late for some good old fashioned Pac-12 After Dark. The conference...

The Top Five College Football Games in BYU vs. Utah Rivalry History

By Aaron Tallent, 9 months 1 week ago
Saturday’s Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will mark the renewal of one of college football’s most intense rivalries. BYU and Utah are 45 minutes from each other and – minus three years during World War II – faced each other annually for more than 80 years. The Utes hold a 57-34-4 edge in the series and have won the last four meetings. Related: Ranking the Top 25...

Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: BYU vs. Utah

By Mitch Harper, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Don’t you love these made-for-TV events that we call the college football bowl season? Utah, a team that went 9-3 in a difficult Pac-12, falls to the sixth bowl selection and the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl to face rival BYU. I can already feel the nastiness in the air. BYU and Utah is a rivalry that many outside of the Wasatch Front footprint might not understand how nasty this thing...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Though the Pac-12 was collectively shut out of the College Football Playoff, the conference quite literally has more reason than ever to look forward to the postseason. That’s because a record 10 Pac-12 teams are participating in bowl games, giving the league a FBS-best 83.3 percent representation this postseason. Related: Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015 ...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

Pac-12 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 won’t have a team in the College Football Playoff, but this league is the deepest in the nation, featuring 10 teams with a .500 record or better. Four teams from the Pac-12 finished in the top 25 of the playoff committee rankings, with Stanford the highest at No. 6, followed by Oregon at No. 15. Stanford claimed the conference title with a victory over USC, giving the...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

Utah Utes 2015 Team Awards

By John Coon, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Utah exceeded modest preseason expectations by putting together its best Pac-12 season yet. The Utes contended for a Pac-12 South title throughout the season and finished tied for first with USC in the division. Utah has collected nine wins for a second straight season and is on track for 10 wins and a top-25 finish with a victory over BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. With just the bowl game left...

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...