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Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Miami Hurricanes Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Mark Richt’s first game as the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes probably went better than he even imagined it would go. Miami scored 42 points in the third quarter and defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers 70-3.   In Week 2, the Hurricanes will be facing a familiar foe in the Florida Atlantic Owls. In their season opener, FAU outlasted the Southern Illinois Salukis 38-30...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Last year, North Carolina suffered a tough loss to an SEC team in its season opener. After playing an FCS opponent in week two, the Tar Heels feasted on an Illinois squad in turmoil, winning 48-14.   This time around, immediately after a 33-24 loss to SEC power Georgia, the Tar Heels again face Illinois. The difference this year is that the Illini are on much more solid ground...

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Oregon and Virginia each opened the 2016 season against FCS opponents, though produced very different results. The Ducks weathered a slow, early start to blowout UC Davis, while Virginia struggled to handle Colonial Athletic Association front-runner Richmond in Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall's debut.   Mendenhall's second outing as Virginia head coach offers no reprieve....

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Bristol Motor Speedway is known as the world’s fastest half-mile track, but on Saturday night, the scene shifts from NASCAR to college football as Tennessee and Virginia Tech meet for the first time since 2009 in a unique setup. The Volunteers and Hokies will play on the infield of BMS and over 150,000 people are expected to attend this neutral site and non-conference matchup. The location...

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

By Mike Ferguson, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Florida State will take on a top-15 team for the second straight week on Saturday, but this time, that team comes from the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in Charleston Southern. The third-ranked Seminoles are coming off the biggest comeback win in school history on Monday, overcoming a 22-point deficit to down Ole Miss, 45-34. Charleston Southern is coming off a 57-7 win...

Troy Trojans vs. Clemson Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 2 weeks ago
In its third straight game against teams from Alabama, Clemson will host the Trojans of Troy this Saturday in Death Valley. The Tigers come into the contest at 1-0, fighting until the bitter end to defeat Auburn in the opener.   Related: Five Thoughts on Clemson After Week One   Troy is looking to improve upon last season’s 4-8 record. The Trojans are off to a nice start...

Boston College Eagles vs. UMass Minutemen Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Both UMass and Boston College enter the second week of their respective seasons 0-1, but the morale of the two programs is completely different.   The Minutemen went down to Gainesville and hung admirably with Florida for four quarters in a 24-7 loss. For UMass, now in its fifth season in the FBS, it was the most competitive season opener since making the jump from the FCS level. It was...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 10 months 2 weeks ago
As expected, both Syracuse and Louisville come into this ACC Atlantic divisional matchup 1-0, although the Cardinals with a lot more hype and higher expectations.   While the Orange are kicking off the Dino Babers era with optimism after a 33-7 win over Colgate, the rebuilding process in Central New York is going to take some time. Babers, in his first year with Syracuse after an...

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 10 months 2 weeks ago
For the first time in 16 years, Penn State and Pitt are going to play a football game. For those who grew up counting on these two Pennsylvania college football powers clashing on an annual basis, it may be difficult to comprehend the idea that nearly an entire generation has gone by with no recollection of these two schools playing a game, never mind the game having any deep meaning on a...

NC State Wolfpack vs. East Carolina Pirates Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 10 months 2 weeks ago
One of the many reasons college football is such a great game is because of the magnitude of its rivalry games. Unlike most in the NFL, a number of college football rivalries have lasted more than a century. While the NC State-East Carolina rivalry hasn’t been around that long, it is one of the most heated in the state of North Carolina.   On Saturday, the Wolfpack and the Pirates...