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Seven-Step Drop: The Truths and Lies of College Football After Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 4 months ago
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season was billed as the best ever and, while there were some disappointing aspects of the schedule, it ended up delivering considering the number of quality games, close calls and historic upsets that occurred.   It can be easy to overreact to some of the results around the country, but our first taste of real football in seven months is going to...

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 1 year 4 months ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

Five Thoughts on Clemson After Week One

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 months ago
For Clemson, getting to 1-0 was considerably more difficult than most thought it would be. A double-digit favorite heading to the Plains, Clemson had to knock down two Auburn Hail Mary attempts to preserve a 19-13 victory on Saturday night.   While getting a win on the road against an SEC team is always a good thing, there is plenty that Clemson has to clean up. Here are five...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Florida State Seminoles vs. Ole Miss Rebels Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season concludes in Orlando, Fla. with Florida State and Ole Miss meeting for the first time since 1961. High expectations surround both teams for 2016, and a win in this neutral site affair would provide an early boost in building a playoff resume.    Jimbo Fisher has returned Florida State as one of the nation’s top programs on an annual...

Clemson Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers Game Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 4 months ago
The Tigers of Auburn and Clemson share more than just a nickname. They are both proud southern institutions with rich football history.   But measuring success in 2016 will be different for the two teams. While winning a title is always the goal at Auburn, the Tigers must first become competitive again in the SEC West after finishing 7-6 last season.   With most of a dynamic...

Florida A&M Rattlers vs. Miami Hurricanes Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 4 months ago
After being hired by his alma mater nine months ago, Mark Richt will finally come out of the famous smoke at Hard Rock Stadium and coach his first game for the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday. His first opponent as the Hurricanes' head coach will be the Florida A&M Rattlers from the FCS ranks.   Miami had a number of ups and downs during the 2015 season. After a 58-0 loss at home to...

Georgia Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The SEC and ACC meet three times for intriguing non-conference games on the opening weekend for the 2016 college football season, with the first matchup taking place in Atlanta between North Carolina and Georgia. This game is also the second time for both teams to make an appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The Bulldogs played in this game back in 2011, losing 35-21 to Boise State. The...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Boston College Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 year 4 months ago
Only the truly devoted college football fan will get a chance to watch this showdown of two rebuilding ACC teams.   If you want to see it in person, you'll have to travel across the Atlantic Ocean and find your way to Dublin, Ireland's Aviva Stadium. If you want to see it on television, you'll have to set your alarm for a Saturday morning hour that is usually reserved for...