College Football Articles

Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys has quietly guided the 2016 edition of the Golden Gophers to within one game of bowl eligibility before the end of October. After dropping its first two Big Ten games of the season, Minnesota has turned it around...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Wilton Speight
Prior to the start of the regular season, most people likely assumed the Michigan Wolverines (7-0) would be the favorites entering their yearly matchup against the Michigan State Spartans (2-5). Favored by 23.5 points though? Probably not....
Mike Bainbridge
2 months ago
Dedrick Mills
As the college football season progresses, a team’s postseason goals change. What once were national championship dreams become conference title thoughts. When that is gone, making a very good bowl game comes next. Simply becoming bowl...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Ryan Finley
Turn the page, right the ship, bounce back, forget it and move on: Pick your post-loss cliché and apply it to either Boston College or NC State, because they all fit. Neither team played particularly well last weekend, so both will be looking to...
Adam Kurkjian
2 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Last weekend, Louisville (6-1, 4-1 ACC) made easy work of NC State as the Cardinals won their eighth straight game in Papa John’s Stadium, beating the Wolfpack 54-13. Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson finished with 431 yards of total...
Antwan Staley
2 months ago
Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 9 in college football.   - Will Week 9 feature a lot of upsets as many conference contenders are on the road facing tough tests. This group includes Clemson, West Virginia...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Marcus Cox
Appalachian State and Georgia Southern have a rivalry known as “Deeper than Hate,” which should tell you everything you need to know about why you should tune into Thursday night’s game. The two schools were both FCS powers before...
Andrew Dellapina
2 months ago
The Akron Zips are one step closer to clinching bowl eligibility for a second straight season under Terry Bowden. The last time Akron had back-to-back bowl-eligible seasons was 2004 and '05, with the Zips only being invited to one bowl game....
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
Quadree Henderson
After taking down Miami at home last week, Virginia Tech goes to Pittsburgh for another big Thursday night affair in the ACC Coastal. At 3-1 in the league and owning a win over 4-1 North Carolina, the Hokies control their fate in the division....
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Kareem Hunt
The Thursday night clash between Ohio and Toledo in the Glass Bowl features two of the MAC’s top teams and could be the first of two meetings between these two programs in 2016. Of course, there’s an asterisk by that note, as the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Deondre Francois
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Jamaal Williams
Like many seasons for BYU as an independent football program, the Cougars through eight games have faced one of the toughest schedules in the country. According to the Sagarin Rankings, the BYU is ranked 15th in terms of strength of schedule....
Mitch Harper
2 months ago
Grant Haley’s 60-yard return of a blocked Ohio State field goal for a touchdown last Saturday reminded us just how quickly a game can change when the kicking game is disrupted. All college football fans can think of a time where their team...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
Jim Harbaugh
The Big Ten ended up winning the day last weekend on the back of Penn State's upset of Ohio State. Everything about the game — from the blocked field goal to the fans to the suddenly unstoppable defensive front of Penn State — was...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Trevor Knight
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Steve Addazio
It may seem hard to believe now, but it wasn’t that long ago when Steve Addazio was a fairly hot coaching name.   Now, the only thing hot associated with the Boston College head coach is the scorching seat he sits on to try and keep...
Adam Kurkjian
2 months ago
Terrell Newby
The Saturday night showdown between Nebraska and Wisconsin is one of the most anticipated games for Week 9. The winner of this matchup solidifies a case as the top team in the Big Ten West’s Division and moves a step closer to booking a trip...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
This week's headliner is Clemson at Florida State, but that's just one of several compelling matchups as the season roars past its midway point.   The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club gives you the chance to...
Rob Doster
2 months ago
Week 8 is in the books and the Athlon Sports Cover 2 podcast breaks it all down. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - Ohio State fell to Penn State but was the win a...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Urban Meyer
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well...
Bryan Fischer
2 months ago
Alabama’s defense is so ridiculously talented and utterly dominant that the only thing it can be compared to right now is playing on the “Heisman” skill level in the late NCAA Football video game series.   If you love and...
Jim Weber
2 months ago
Gunner Kiel
The Week 9 college fantasy football waiver wire looks to be flooded with running backs, as we saw some surprising performances from a few guys that have had disappointing seasons up until this point. LJ Scott looks to have regained his starting...
Mike Bainbridge
2 months ago
Paul Chryst
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
This was supposed to be a deep year for CAA Football, but the standings with four weeks to go in the regular season suggest it’s the best title race in the FCS.   Half of the 12-team conference is within one game of first place. James...
Craig Haley
2 months ago
Joe Williams
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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