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College Football Week 5 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 5 action.
College Football Week 5 Awards 2017

Week 5 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Washington State upset USC on Friday night, Georgia and Auburn crushed conference foes for key SEC wins, and Clemson improved to 5-0 after an impressive road victory against Virginia Tech. Additionally, Troy upset LSU, Alabama handled Ole Miss, Oklahoma State survived a tough road trip to Oklahoma State, and Penn State defeated Indiana to remain unbeaten.

 

USC’s Next Test Comes Against Undefeated Washington State in Pullman

Sam Darnold and the Trojans head north to face the Cougars in a Friday night Pac-12 showdown
USC’s Next Test Comes Against Undefeated Washington State in Pullman

As USC gets ready to play Washington State Friday night in Pullman, more than a few folks have predicted a loss for the undefeated (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) and No. 5-ranked Trojans.

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 5

Brandon Facyson and the Virginia Tech defense will try to slow down Clemson's offense in their ACC title game rematch in Blacksburg
College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 5

Conference title races are set to get shaken up as we hit Week 5 and the contenders start to separate from the pretenders around the country. As great as some of the college football matchups are this week though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 5

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 5.
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 5 2017

Week 5 of the 2017 college football season features conference play and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fifth weekend of action. The Week 5 slate begins on Thursday night, as Texas travels to Ames to take on Iowa State.

USC Trojans vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction

The Cougars and Trojans meet in Pullman on Friday night.
USC Trojans vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction 2017

Trojans vs. Cougars Prediction: Washington State QBThe scoreboard operator at Martin Stadium should be busy on Friday night, as USC travels to Pullman to take on Washington State in a battle of 4-0 teams in a key Pac-12 showdown. This game also features an outstanding quarterback duel between USC’s Sam Darnold and Washington State’s Luke Falk.

Defense Makes Washington Huskies a Quiet National Championship Contender

Despite replacing five starters, Washington's defense is once again among the nation's best through the first month of the season
Defense Makes Washington Huskies a Quiet National Championship Contender

As we assess the landscape at the first quarter checkpoint of the 2017 college football season, Alabama is a clear No. 1. Defending champion Clemson has been impressive in its title defense, and is a worthy No. 2. Third-ranked Oklahoma has the most impressive win of the young season, a 31-16 victory over Ohio State on the road.

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