All Notre Dame has to do on Saturday is beat USC and it is in the College Football Playoff, but this rivalry has proven that anything can happen. These two teams have spoiled each other’s national title hopes at least 15 times.
PASADENA, Calif. — Rose Bowl Stadium's south end zone provided the scene for what can be considered the high point of the Clay Helton era in USC football. Less than two years later, the same location served as the backdrop for the era's lowest point.
UCLA scored 13 fourth-quarter points in that south end zone en route to a 34-27 win, including two field goals through the same uprights Chase McGrath booted the game-winner of the 2017 Rose Bowl Game.
It’s been written in this space several times that when you have large slate of lackluster matchups in college football, the sport tends to throw you a curve ball. Boring weekend? Well, here’s a slew of wild upsets.
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 12th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by Notre Dame's 36-3 victory over Syracuse in Yankee Stadium, Texas' home win over Iowa State, Ohio State's crazy overtime stand against Maryland, and UCF beating Cincinnati on Saturday night to clinch the American Athletic Conference's East Division title. With few marquee games or upsets in Week 12, little has changed in the top 25 since last week.
With the 12th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from Week 12:
College football’s 2018 season continues with a Week 12 slate featuring 66 games from Wednesday to Saturday night. This week's slate doesn't feature many top 25 matchups or marquee games. However, there are plenty of games with intrigue or importance to the races within a conference or for a division title.
Week 12 of the 2018 college football season continues on Saturday. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 11 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Saturday Noon ET games, five for the 3:30 p.m. ET window and seven for the games at 7 p.m. ET.
Here’s what our best Week 12 college fantasy football DFS lineup looks like for Saturday matchups:
For better or for worse, USC’s season is over. Barring a miracle performance against a Notre Dame team currently headed for the College Football Playoff, the Trojans can’t hope to finish any better than 6-6 and have a good shot at losing both of their remaining games. A big reason why they may come up short this season has been the poor play of JT Daniels at quarterback. There was plenty of anticipation over who would start under center.