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Houston Football: Isaiah Chambers, Garrett Davis Buoy an Elite Cougars Defense with Ed Oliver

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 2 days ago
The history of Houston Cougars football is synonymous with the evolution of offense.   From Bill Yeoman overseeing the veer option, to Jack Pardee's implementation of the run-and-shoot, into more modern times under Kevin Sumlin and Tom Herman, Houston has put points on the board in bunches. But in the new era of Cougars football, the spotlight's turned to defense.   In...

College Fantasy Football: Week 3 DFS Picks Saturday (Sept 15) Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Week 3 of the 2018 college football season continues on Saturday. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from a 10 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the first Saturday Noon ET games, followed by seven games headlining the 7 p.m. ET...

Temple Owls vs. Maryland Terrapins Prediction and Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 3 days ago
The 2018 season could have gone south rather quickly for Maryland, but the Terrapins host the Temple Owls this weekend in a non-conference matchup that could send Maryland into Big Ten play in good position to reach a bowl game at the end of the season.   Maryland and Temple last played in 2012, when Maryland was playing their next-to-last season in the ACC and Temple was still a part of...

Georgia State Panthers vs. Memphis Tigers Prediction and Preview

By Elton Hayes, 1 week 3 days ago
Memphis saw a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead turn into a one-point loss last Saturday at Navy to send the Tigers to 1-1 on the young season, and they now shift their focus to a home game against Georgia State. Memphis outgained the Midshipmen 378-316 in total yards, but four turnovers helped lead to the Tigers’ demise.   Last week, Georgia State dropped a 41-7 contest at NC ...

Group of 5 Spotlight: Blake Barnett Finds His Fit at USF, Eastern Michigan Upsets Another Big Ten Team

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 3 days ago
Earning a college degree, getting married, welcoming a first-born child into the world, moving across the country, and taking one last shot at a dream job are all life-altering events. Imagine reaching each of these milestones in a single year.   Now, envision doing so at 21 and 22 years old. That's life for USF quarterback Blake Barnett.   Since his wedding to surfer Maddie...

Seven-Step Drop: Welcome to the Dawn of the Two-QB Era

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 5 days ago
That old adage of having two quarterbacks meaning you don’t have one at all? You can throw that out the window completely this season. With precious few exceptions, if you’re a College Football Playoff favorite in 2018, it seems that you have not one quarterback to play, but two.   And two pretty good ones at that. There’s no quarterback controversy at these places so as...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
With the second weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 2)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 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 2018 season featured its share of big matchups, including Georgia's win over South Carolina, Clemson defeating Texas A&M in College Station, Arizona State's upset victory over Michigan State...

Connecticut Huskies vs. Boise State Broncos Prediction and Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The Boise State Broncos began their résumé building early. In the race to represent the Group of 5 in a New Year’s Six bowl, Boise State blasted what was expected to be a tough Troy squad 56-20 on the road. The Broncos’ top competition and reigning G5 leader UCF also made a statement, beating the Connecticut Huskies 56-17 in East Hartford. Things won’t get any easier for UConn...

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Texas Longhorns Prediction and Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Now in his second year as Texas’ head coach, Tom Herman has outgrown whatever grace period he had in Austin.   Herman learned that the hard way last week when his team once again lost its season opener to the lowly Maryland Terrapins. Interim Maryland head coach Matt Canada put together an offensive game plan that apparently caught UT by surprise, and the Longhorns played sloppy...