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College Football Award Watch: Post-Week 4

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only award worth watching on a weekly basis. The Lombardi, Outland, Davey O’Brien and Biletnikoff races are all worth watching and debating as the season goes along. Throughout the season, we’ll keep an eye on all the prominent position trophies through college football in addition to the Heisman. If you’re looking for our thoughts on that other trophy, check...

Is LSU Alabama’s Biggest Threat to a National Title?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The college football season is only four weeks old, but the general feeling from most of the nation is there is a clear No. 1 team - Alabama. A lot will happen and plenty can change between now and the end of the season, but is LSU the biggest obstacle to another title by the Crimson Tide? Is LSU Alabama's Biggest Threat to a National Title? David Fox (@DavidFox615):  Although LSU...

Big 12 Week 5 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
With only four games involving Big 12 teams, this is a light week in the schedule. But what the Big 12 lacks in quantity, it may make up for it in early signpost games for conference contenders. A week after Kansas State’s upset of Oklahoma in Norman reset the picture at the top of the conference, teams like Texas, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Baylor will have key games setting the...

West Virginia gears up for first Big 12 game

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen West Virginia’s backyard no longer includes rival Pittsburgh, but rather a vast expanse of the Central Time Zone. When West Virginia plays Baylor as its first Big 12 opponent of the season Saturday, the conference change might be the third- or fourth-most exciting thing happening in Morgantown in 2012. The Mountaineers...

Big 12 Post-Week 4 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Week 4 provided a few surprises in Big 12 play. Kansas State shocked Oklahoma in Norman, allowing the Wildcats to jump from No. 5 in Athlon's power rankings to No. 2. Kansas State is one of the least flashy teams in the nation but always finds a way to win. Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas and Iowa State had a bye week, while West Virginia knocked off Maryland and TCU beat Virginia....

College Football Week 4 Recap: Florida State, Notre Dame make statements

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
Stop if you’re heard this: Florida State and Notre Dame are back. Though they’ve fooled us before, the Seminoles and Fighting Irish sure looked like potential title contenders as they emerged as the big winners in a busy slate of primetime games Saturday. Florida State overwhelmed Clemson on both sides of the ball (and got a huge kickoff return) in the final quarter and a half to walk...

College Football Week 4 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football's Week 4 slate doesn't feature a ton of huge matchups, but there's plenty of impact games. Florida State-Clemson is a marquee ACC battle between two top-10 teams, while Michigan travels to Notre Dame. As usual, the SEC always has a few intriguing contests that are must-see games. Vanderbilt travels to Georgia, LSU hits the road for a matchup against Auburn and new SEC member...

College Football Award Watch: Post-Week 3

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only award worth watching on a weekly basis. The Lombardi, Outland, Davey O’Brien and Biletnikoff races are all worth watching and debating as the season goes along. Throughout the season, we’ll keep an eye on all the prominent position trophies through college football in addition to the Heisman. If you’re looking for our thoughts on that other trophy, check...

Big 12 Week 4 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Non-conference play highlights the majority of the college football action this Saturday in the Big 12. Two teams take on opponents from the ACC (Virginia vs. TCU and Maryland vs. West Virginia), while Kansas travels to Northern Illinois and Baylor takes on Louisiana-Monroe. The biggest game of the Week 4 slate in the Big 12 is Oklahoma hosting Kansas State. Other Week 4 Previews and...

2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 3

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports voted this week for their top Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every week of the regular season. Voting: Each first-place vote receives 10...