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The first week of the SEC season saw the emergence of a new star at Texas A&M, the domination of a returning star at Georgia and the continued excellence of an Auburn offense that featured new players in starring roles. The names change...
Mitch Light
12 months ago
Washington Huskies
The Pac-12 held serve in Week 1. But just barely. Most of the contenders — Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, USC, Arizona and Utah — crushed overmatched opponents to start the year. But UCLA had to fight to top...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
Urban Meyer
The Big Ten will have to wait another week to have a good grip on its College Football Playoff hopes.Perhaps that seems an obvious statement considering it’s Week 2. But imagine if Wisconsin hadn’t collapsed in the second half against...
David Fox
12 months ago
It was a rather eventful first weekend of action for the Big 12.  Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas, Kansas State and TCU were picked to finish in the upper half of the league and each did nothing in Week 1 prove anything otherwise.  The...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
James Conner
Week 1 of the 2014 college football season brought plenty of surprises and disappointments, and the ACC was a mixed bag of success. Florida State had to sweat more than expected against Oklahoma State but still managed to win 37-31. Despite the...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Bryce Petty
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty suffered two cracked transverse processes in his back against SMU and is listed as day-to-day.Petty played against SMU but was clearly limited after suffering the injury in the first half. The senior finished the...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Everett Golson
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
The bar had been set impossibly high for Todd Gurley for his junior season at Georgia.Maybe not high enough.Gurley earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors in a 45-21 win over Clemson in perhaps the finest game of his career.Thanks...
David Fox
12 months ago
Karlos Williams
Starting Jan. 7, the task has been to try to figure out how the 2014 season is going to transpire.It’s only natural after five days of actual, real-live data — sorry, games — to overreact.After the first week, Alabama’s pass...
David Fox
12 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Just when you think you've got it all figured out… the season starts. Texas A&M, Rutgers and Temple got things started on Thursday evening in shocking fashion by pulling off huge upsets. The madness continued on Saturday...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick had the field covered on-track at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night; Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth had it covered on pit road. But at the end of a grueling 335-...
Matt Taliaferro
12 months ago
NC State got its 2014 season off to a good start with a victory over Georgia Southern. The Wolfpack had to rally to beat the Eagles but getting into the win column was critical for second-year coach Dave Doeren.NC State is favored to win its second...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
It’s Week 1 of the college football season, so it’s no surprise each team has a few kinks to work out. Of course, that also extends into the gameday operations workers, as well as cheerleaders, mascots or anyone else around a college...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Les Miles
Credit LSU for following the script.The Tigers fell behind in the first half, rolled the dice successfully on a trick play and then let its plug-and-play run game and secondary take over.Even down by 17 to Wisconsin, LSU was able to follow the Les...
David Fox
12 months ago
Lane Kiffin
ATLANTA — The Lane Kiffin-as-Alabama-offensive-coordinator is one game old, so let’s review it, shall we?Of course this is way too early for a referendum on the most compelling assistant coaching hire in the SEC, but Week 1 is...
David Fox
12 months ago
Nick Saban
ATLANTA — Let the overreaction in Tuscaloosa continue.The final product from Alabama’s opener against West Virginia will look great, especially given the circumstances.An offense with a first-year starting quarterback and new...
David Fox
12 months ago
Illinois’ 28-17 victory over Youngstown State certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty, but neither was this punt executed by the Penguins.Youngstown State’s punter rolled to his right to punt, and instead of bombing the ball downfield...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp made one of the best plays of Week 1 by making an acrobatic, behind-the-back catch.Quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s pass was on target to be intercepted, but deflected off the FAU defensive back and into the...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
Jet lag will be much easier to bear for James Franklin, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken when Penn State returns from Dublin.The Nittany Lions won Franklin’s debut in dramatic fashion, getting the first college football Saturday to a...
David Fox
12 months ago
Dan Mullen
In what we hope will become a regular segment on ESPN’s College GameDay, four coaches read (and responded to) mean Tweets.Alabama’s Nick Saban assures us he’s quite happy, Florida’s Will Muschamp talks about about a Gator...
David Fox
12 months ago
Les Miles
It’s a classic Big Ten versus the SEC matchup on Saturday night, as Wisconsin and LSU meet in Houston for a neutral site kickoff for the 2014 season. The Badgers return just eight starters from last year’s 9-4 squad, but coach Gary...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Todd Gurley
Week 1 isn’t full of outstanding matchups, but the Georgia-Clemson meeting on Saturday afternoon could be the best of the opening weekend. These two teams met last year, with the Tigers edging the Bulldogs 38-35. Both programs return a chunk...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, as the circuit hits Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Pete Carroll
Richard Sherman will tell you that he’s the best cornerback in the NFL, and he has a new four-year $57 million contract to confirm it. Earl Thomas, with his four-year, $40 million extension, acknowledges he has no apparent equal at safety....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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