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Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 days ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

Orange Bowl Preview and Prediction: Florida State vs. Michigan

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 days ago
The New Year’s Six portion of the bowl slate kicks off on Friday night with Florida State and Michigan squaring off in the Orange Bowl. The Wolverines fell just short of reaching the College Football Playoff after a strong second season under coach Jim Harbaugh. After a 3-2 start, the Seminoles rebounded to a 9-3 final mark and earned their third consecutive trip to a New Year’s Six...

5 Best Peach Bowls of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 days ago
It goes without saying that this year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington will be the biggest in the bowl’s history, but that’s actually saying quite a bit. In the 1990s, the game moved into the Georgia Dome, signed agreements with the SEC and ACC and became the most successful non-BCS bowl of that era.  It was no surprise that this game...

Sun Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. North Carolina

By Kyle Kensing, 5 months 3 days ago
The buzz around the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl focuses primarily on the player who won't be suiting up in El Paso.   Christian McCaffrey — Stanford's record-setting, do-everything running back — announced he would pass on playing in the Sun Bowl to instead focusing on his preparations for the NFL Draft.   For as much attention as McCaffrey's absence has and will...

Belk Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech

By Jon Kinne, 5 months 3 days ago
The ACC and SEC will battle in four postseason games and the Belk Bowl looks like it could be one of the more intriguing matchups of the season. Virginia Tech and Arkansas both come into the game off of losses, but those defeats were far from similar.   The Hokies, after squashing Virginia 52-10 in their regular season finale, hung with College Football Playoff-bound Clemson until the...

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and Prediction: West Virginia vs. Miami

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 days ago
An old Big East rivalry will be renewed on Dec. 28 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, as West Virginia meets Miami for the first time since 2003. It’s always tough to put too much stock in bowl games, but motivation shouldn’t be an issue for either team. The Mountaineers won 10 games for the second time under coach Dana Holgorsen and a victory over the Hurricanes would give this program...

Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern

By Chip Minnich, 5 months 4 days ago
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl has seen its share of high-scoring games in its relatively short past, with Duke defeating Indiana 44-41 in overtime in 2015. Heading into this contest that features Pittsburgh and Northwestern, it is entirely possible that the 2016 version may be another offensive shootout.   Pittsburgh (8-4, 5-3 ACC) finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Coastal...

Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Temple vs. Wake Forest

By Adam Kurkjian, 5 months 1 week ago
A few months ago, a game between these two teams probably doesn't garner much interest.   Well, to say that's changed a bit is an understatement.   When the investigation into former Wake Forest radio analyst Tommy Elrod revealed that he purposely forwarded Demon Deacons' game plan information to opposing teams, it set off one of the more bizarre sports stories in...

Independence Bowl Preview and Prediction: NC State vs. Vanderbilt

By Cody McClure, 5 months 1 week ago
The Camping World Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, will feature a pair of 6-6 teams in NC State and Vanderbilt. Both are coming into the game with momentum, having knocked off their in-state rivals in their regular-season finales. The Wolfpack defeated North Carolina 28-21 on the road, while the Commodores kept Tennessee out of the Sugar Bowl with a 45-34 win of their own.  ...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...