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Tulsa Football: 2018 Golden Hurricane Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 12 hours ago
A 10-loss season in 2017 on the heels of a 10-win season was a stunning downturn for Tulsa marked by bad luck. In addition to a rash of 16 knee injuries, Tulsa lost five games that came down to the final possession. Can the Golden Hurricane reverse its fortunes?   Previewing Tulsa Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules, scouting reports, conference...

Cincinnati Football: 2018 Bearcats Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 14 hours ago
According to the 247Sports Composite, Cincinnati has brought aboard 43 three- or four-star recruits in the last two signing periods. For a rebuilding program, that's reason to believe better days are ahead. The question is how fast the young talent can turn potential into results.   Previewing Cincinnati Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules,...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 12 hours ago
College football scheduling lacking complete uniformity is one of the sport's beautiful quirks, or a frustrating point of contention, depending on your perspective. The fact that teams within the same conference can play very different slates might not be ideal for determining the College Football Playoff, but it does contribute to the variety that differentiates college football from other...

SMU Football: 2018 Mustangs Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 14 hours ago
SMU is coming off its first bowl appearance in five years, so the framework is set. The Mustangs' success in the AAC will depend heavily on junior quarterback Ben Hicks grasping the nuances of new coach Sonny Dykes' Air Raid scheme.   Previewing SMU Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules, scouting reports, conference predictions, and national...

Tulane Football: 2018 Green Wave Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 13 hours ago
Coach Willie Fritz has the Tulane football program moving in the right direction in the AAC, and anything short of a bowl bid in his third year will be a disappointment. Tulane came an inch shy in 2017, finishing 5-7 when a replay official upheld a call that Jonathan Banks was tackled short of the goal line on the last play at SMU.   Previewing Tulane Football's Offense for 2018...

USF Football: 2018 Bulls Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
USF's prosperity will be defined by continued improvement on defense. Don't be surprised if the Bulls find themselves in another do-or-die showdown against UCF for an AAC Division title in the regular-season finale.   Previewing USF Football's Offense for 2018 Get full team previews, schedules, scouting reports, conference predictions, and national rankings. Click here to...

The Most Shameful College Football Games of 2018

By John Coon, 1 week 6 days ago
Games matching FCS teams against FBS teams can serve a useful purpose. The big paychecks from FBS schools shore up the budget for FCS programs. Playing FBS schools also offers FCS teams a chance to put themselves on the college football map with an upset victory.   That doesn't mean all of these games make sense. Some are such bad mismatches on paper that the FBS opponent can...

Temple Football: 2018 Owls Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 6 days ago
The Temple Owls have 18 conference wins in the last three seasons, second most in the AAC. They made it to the title game in 2016, when they won their first championship in a half-century. This team won't be the favorite -- not in a division with the two Florida schools. The Owls also get Navy and Houston on the road in crossover games, and they go to Maryland and Boston College. So it won...

Houston Football: 2018 Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 13 hours ago
Whether a joke or not, Houston president Renu Khator turned heads when, shortly after coach Major Applewhite's hiring, she defined success as 10-win seasons and said, "We'll fire coaches [for going 8-4]." Two seasons since a New Year's Six appearance, Houston took a step back at 7-5 in Applewhite's first season, and he'll attempt to get the Cougars back on a 10-win...

Navy Football: 2018 Midshipmen Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Navy has continued its winning ways since joining the American Athletic Conference. There's no secret to Ken Niumatalolo's offense, which could be even more dangerous given the quarterback options. The Midshipmen will have seven new starters on defense and how this unit gels could depend on whether they are a threat in AAC West Division.   Previewing Navy Football's...
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