For the second week in a row, one of college football’s must-see matchups takes place in South Bend, as Notre Dame hosts NC State on Saturday afternoon in a key game for positioning in the top 25. Both teams enter the Week 9 contest with only one loss and another defeat would mean elimination in the race to earn a CFB Playoff spot.
Week 9 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play is in full effect with just six weeks of games remaining, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the ninth weekend of action.
Nebraska heads into the final five games of the season with plenty at stake. The Cornhuskers are 3-4 overall and just 2-2 in Big Ten play through Week 8, but the stretch run could decide whether or not coach Mike Riley returns in 2018. Riley is 18-15 since taking over in 2015 and finished 9-4 last year.
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 eighth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing league matchups.
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 8, here are ones we liked the most from the weekend action:
Week 8 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. After last week was filled with upsets, the Week 8 slate provided few surprises, but Notre Dame (USC) and Penn State (Michigan) earned dominant wins on Saturday night.
Week 8 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. The weekend slate featured Missouri's easy win over Idaho, as quarterback Drew Lock torched the Vandal defense for 467 passing yards and six touchdowns.
Week 8 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the ACC. The Week 8 action started with Louisville's win over Florida State in Tallahassee, along with Pitt's road victory against Duke.
It's no secret Tennessee coach Butch Jones is squarely on the hot seat. And it's safe to assume his 2017 season isn't going to get any easier with a trip to Tuscaloosa ahead on Saturday.
Adding to Jones' misery is a banner trolling him with an interesting message flown in Alabama prior to Saturday's game versus the Crimson Tide. And in an unusual twist, the banner mentions a law firm in Chattanooga. We aren't sure about the connection, but the banner has an spelling error (YUO instead of YOU) and could use an editor.