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Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 2 weeks 5 days ago
A long overdue rivalry that dates back to 1902 will be renewed on Monday night when the No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic. The second of two high-profile SEC vs. ACC matchups to be played in Atlanta’s brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.   Georgia Tech enters the 2017 season with a nice head of steam following...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 2 weeks 6 days ago
This game will have a bit of a familiar feel to it for new Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm.   The former Western Kentucky head coach is a Louisville native who both played his college ball with the Cardinals and served as the program's quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach from 2003-08.   But as he prepares for his inaugural game coaching the Boilermakers, he has the...

NC State Wolfpack vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Both the NC State Wolfpack and the South Carolina Gamecocks are trendy surprise picks in their respected conferences. But first, the two teams will have to play each on neutral soil in Charlotte, North Carolina.   While NC State finished the year 7-6 in 2016, Dave Doeren's team did end the season on a high note. The Wolfpack were able to defeat in-state rival North Carolina 28-21 to...

20 College Football Games to Look Forward to This September

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The college football season is almost upon us and while it may technically start in late August, it’s the month of September that is the heart of the action on the gridiron. Featuring the bulk of the non-conference matchups and several compelling conference openers, it doesn’t get much better than this slate after a long offseason without the sport.   What games are...

College Football's 15 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 23 min ago
College football is back in our lives and judging by the Week 1 schedule, better than ever. This year’s slate has just about everything you can want, from blue blood matchups to intriguing meetings of schools from vastly different parts of the country. There’s even what some are calling the best opening game ever down in Atlanta between a pair of top-three teams who will be...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 20 hours ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night, including Indiana hosting Ohio State, Buffalo-Minnesota and Tulsa-Oklahoma State.   Friday night also features a busy schedule of games, as Lane...

California Golden Bears vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 21 hours ago
The California Golden Bears and the North Carolina Tar Heels are similar in many ways. They both lost a highly regarded quarterback. Both suffered heavy personnel losses at the other offensive positions. And neither team could stop the run in 2016.   North Carolina was significantly better last fall, qualifying for a bowl game while Cal finished below .500. But both teams will be...

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Clemson Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 22 hours ago
In some ways, it seems like just yesterday that Clemson lifted up the national championship trophy. While it's been a great offseason, one with wonderful memories of the glory of last season along with the promise of what a sparkling new football facility will mean for the future, the Clemson faithful are more than ready for Saturday.   For the second time in school history,...

Boston College Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 3 weeks 22 hours ago
There are plenty of unknowns on both ends of the spectrum when the Boston College Eagles travel to face the Northern Illinois Huskies on Friday.   For Boston College, head coach Steve Addazio wants to see if his team's late-season momentum from 2016 can carry into this fall. Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey would like to see some hope that his team, which made six straight Mid-...

10 College Football Teams That Face a Make-or-Break September

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
The 2017 college football season is here, or for some teams actually started this past Saturday. But whether you were already “all in” for Week 0 or are more jacked up about the first full slate of games, it doesn’t change the fact that every team is hoping to get off to a good start.   But that may be easier said than done for a few teams based on their opening month...