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Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 week ago
It hasn’t been the easiest start of the season for the Pittsburgh Panthers. Before camp even began, head coach Pat Narduzzi kicked defensive lineman Rori Blair off the team and suspended two others, including star defensive back Jordan Whitehead, for the first three games of the season. The Panthers survived an opening game scare by FCS member Youngstown State, but then were beaten soundly...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 3

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
The Week 3 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by a huge battle in the ACC Atlantic Division: Clemson at Louisville. Elsewhere, red-hot UCLA makes the long trip to Memphis for a tricky game at the Liberty Bowl; Florida and Tennessee meet in Gainesville in a pivotal early-season SEC game; and Oklahoma hopes to avoid a letdown as Tulane visits Norman. Here are 10...

Seven-Step Drop: Heisman Race, Not College Football Playoff Push was Biggest Takeaway of Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 1 week ago
If Week 1 was about quality of games, then Week 2 was all about the quantity with top-25 matchups all across the board and deep into the night. Whether you were at a game or trying to follow along at home by frantically flipping between channels, Saturday was quite the reminder that this sport can offer moment after moment in rapid-fire succession.   Of all the wins though, the biggest...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 2)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
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 second weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference matchups. Alabama easily handled Fresno State to remain No. 1 in the rankings, but Clemson, Oklahoma and USC each jump a few spots...

ACC Week 2 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the ACC. Thanks to a dominant effort on defense, Clemson defeated Auburn 14-6 in Death Valley on Saturday night. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson had another huge performance in a victory against North Carolina. Elsewhere around the ACC, Duke picked up a key non-conference win...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. And once again, a Saturday full of action didn't disappoint. Oklahoma upset Ohio State in Columbus, Clemson defeated Auburn in Death Valley, Georgia edged Notre Dame in South Bend, and USC handled Stanford in a key Pac-12 conference matchup.   With the...

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Like many Power 5 schools playing Group of 5 teams, Georgia and Notre Dame had relatively easy victories in week one. But if you look closer, both wins were quite impressive.   Georgia beat an Appalachian State team that returns 12 starters from a 10-win season in 2016 in which the Mountaineers won a bowl game and probably should have beaten Tennessee. Plus, the Bulldogs got the win...

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

By Mike Ferguson, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Two teams coming off of hard-fought contests will meet in Raleigh on Saturday as NC State plays its home opener against Marshall.   The Wolfpack dropped their opener in Charlotte to South Carolina, 35-28, as quarterback Ryan Finley's final pass into the end zone was knocked away. Marshall was on the other end of that spectrum, as the Thundering Herd were able to knock down a pass as...

Auburn Tigers vs. Clemson Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Death Valley will be rocking on Saturday night, as Clemson continues its national title defense by hosting Auburn in one of college football’s most anticipated non-conference matchups of 2017. These two teams met last season in Jordan-Hare Stadium, with Clemson winning 19-13. Auburn and Clemson easily took care of business in Week 1. Auburn defeated Georgia Southern 41-7, and coach Dabo...