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Damien Williams
50-49. That was the score of last year's shootout in Morgantown that saw the Sooners escape with a win. The game featured 1,440 yards of total offense, 62 first downs and 14 total touchdowns.This year will look significantly different, as the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
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After three marquee games, Sept. 7 may end up being a slow week in college football. The schedule is littered with FCS games and off weeks before a mammoth Sept. 14.Teams may not want to look ahead, but Athlon Sports does.With the Week 1 madness...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The first week of the season revealed that the bottom of the Big 12 has more work ahead of it that perhaps we thought. Kansas State and Iowa State lost to FCS teams. West Virginia looked pedestrian against William & Mary.And even if the final...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Two Big 12 teams lost to FCS programs, and a third had a scare. TCU lost its marquee game to open the season.Yet the Big 12 is more or less where though it would be.The teams at the top are flawed, and there remains little obvious separation....
David Fox
1 year ago
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The standouts in Week 1 in the Big 12 were hardly the most logical suspects.Our award winners this week include a quarterback who started the game on the bench, a true freshman walk-on, a linebacker from a team that struggled on defense last season...
David Fox
1 year ago
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In a conference as tightly contested as the Big 12 should be in 2013, a number of decisions and developments leading up to week 1 could have major consequences.No pressure, Big 12 coaches.In recent weeks, we’ve seen Bob Stoops surprisingly...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Lane Kiffin
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Big 12 coach rankings start with Bill Self.That’s the easy part.After that, ranking the Big 12 coaches is a chore. Three of the league’s most accomplished career coaches — Bob Huggins, Rick Barnes and Tubby Smith have more...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Tommy Rees
Every college football team has personnel issues that will be a question mark going into the 2013 season. But some have national title implications.Alabama has the nation’s best roster, but the Crimson Tide is replacing a couple of key...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jameis Winston
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ranks as...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Blake Bell
Surprise, surprise. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has picked his starting quarterback. And it isn’t the passer most expected to win the job after spring practice. Redshirt freshman Trevor Knight was selected as the Sooners’ No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Realignment has developed a negative connotation recently. The dollar amounts associated with college football have increased dramatically over the last two decades and that has sped up the realignment process to unprecedented rates. But...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Loucheiz Purifoy
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Baylor Bears cost the Big 12 a lot of money last year.That’s because late on a November Saturday night, Art Briles’ group put an absolute beat down on the then-unbeaten Kansas State Wildcats 52-24. The loss knocked Bill Snyder...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Bryce Petty
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.With a ton of turnover at the quarterback position...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Cyril Richardson
The Big 12 is a league in transition in 2013. With the departure of some of the conference’s top quarterbacks, the title picture is wide open, and a case could be made for six or seven teams to be picked in the top three of the final...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Of late, the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year hasn’t been nearly as impressive as the Defensive Freshman of the Year. Devonte Fields kept a line of elite defensive talents to win Frosh of the Year going in the Big 12. Quandre Diggs, Tony...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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It’s a long season, but three or four games could change the whole thing.The Big 12 looks to be crowded at the top: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Kansas State and Baylor all have legitimate reasons to believe they can win the league...
David Fox
1 year ago

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