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15 Best ACC College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It was in many ways a banner season for the ACC, which saw Clemson take the conference title and make the College Football Playoff for the second season in a row. And not only did Louisville’s Lamar Jackson win the Heisman Trophy, but the Tigers’ Deshaun Watson finished second in the voting while taking home the Davey O’Brien Award.   But what about that regular season...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 Team Awards

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Despite losing to Clemson 42-35 in the ACC Championship Game, 2016 was a very successful year for Virginia Tech. Forget the 9-4 record, which in and of itself is pretty good. New head coach Justin Fuente came in and changed the culture of the program while still embracing the past. Doing those two things in concert was not easy and should be celebrated.   Offensive MVP: Jerod Evans, QB...

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, Kentucky running back Benny Snell, Stanford quarterback Keller...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....

ACC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Clemson is just 60 minutes away from a berth in the College Football Playoff, but the Tigers still have a tough matchup ahead on Saturday against Virginia Tech in Orlando for the 2016 ACC Championship. With a win over the Hokies, Clemson will earn its first back-to-back titles since the inception of the conference title game in 2005. This is Virginia Tech’s first trip to the ACC...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 14 Picks and Odds

By Matt Josephs, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Now we are getting down to the end of the regular season in college football and different things are coming into play. Several teams are still trying to impress the College Football Playoff Selection Committee while others are trying to make last-minute pushes to better bowl games. Squads will be trying to run up the score when possible so beware of that when handicapping some of these games...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 14

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 4 hours ago
The final week of the college football regular season is here and it’s one of the best around because these games matter just a little bit more with so many of them resulting in some impressive hardware for the winner’s trophy case. While there are a ton of interesting matchups from coast-to-coast between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 14

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 day ago
By this time next week, we'll know which four teams are headed to the College Football Playoff, as well as which teams are headed to New Year's Six bowls. This coming weekend — championship weekend — will be what decides all of that once and for all.   There are narratives and projections aplenty, and with them come discussions of chaos and controversy in anticipation...