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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 days ago
The 2017 college football season keeps rolling right along, as we now enter the third full week of play. Last weekend, we had a couple of statement wins by USC and Oklahoma (which I predicted here) en route to another outrageous weekend.   This week, we've got five more OUTRAGEOUS* predictions. And be warned – I'm batting .300 with these picks through two weeks. Think about...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 days ago
The non-conference slate for most teams concludes this week while conference play begins for several others, giving us an interesting mix of college football games across the country. While none of the matchups are quite to the level of last week’s bonanza, the number of teams to tune in and watch is still lengthy.   As good as the on-field action might be this week though, the...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season features a couple of key non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the third weekend of action. The Week 3 slate doesn't quite have the overall high-profile matchups from last weekend's action, but Saturday night's ACC showdown between...

Baylor Bears vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 4 days ago
Matt Rhule knew it would be a long rebuilding process when he took the job at Baylor. The problems off the field ran deep and the school’s image had been immeasurably tarnished. But while the future was murky, Baylor returned some talent this fall, so much so that one national analyst picked them to win the Big 12.   After two weeks, following losses to Liberty, a program that's...

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 4 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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...