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College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2019 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Breakout quarterbacks led the way for playoff teams in 2018, as Kyler...

Heisman Watch 2019: An Early Look at the Top Contenders

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 6 days ago
This time last year, Stanford running back Bryce Love was the early favorite to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, the 2017 runner-up struggled with injuries, missed three games, and posted just one 100-yard rushing performance on his way to 736 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as a senior.   Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa thrust himself early into the Heisman...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.   Hurts accounted for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and threw for 5,626...

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football's bowl season attracts no shortage of criticism. From an oversaturation of games to lagging ticket sales, and the sometimes outlandish pay for executives overseeing an exhibition for amateurs, the negatives of the postseason are clear. Oh, and there's also the existential question of just how much the bowl system is needed now that college football has a playoff....

Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 weeks ago
UCF's winning streak, which stretched across two seasons, came to an end on New Year's Day with a 40-32 loss to No. 11 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl. For the Knights (12-1), it marked their first loss since falling to Arkansas State 31-13 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 17, 2016. Since that loss, UCF had rattled off 25 straight wins, including a victory over Auburn in the Chick-...

Top 10 College Football Bowl Games of the 2018-19 Season

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Alabama and Clemson secured their respective spots in the College Football Playoff National Championship in impressive fashion, which means just one game remains in the 2018-19 college football season. The Crimson Tide and Tigers have become virtual rivals over the last half-decade, and we should be in for another hard-fought battle between the nation’s two best teams. If this year...

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.   To help prepare your viewing experience for the...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

Fiesta Bowl Prediction and Preview: LSU vs. UCF

By Eric Sorenson, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Fiesta Bowl matchup between LSU vs. UCF is eerily similar to last year. Here are the Knights, undefeated and set to take on another SEC heavyweight in an attempt to complete their second straight undefeated season and, in their eyes, defend their self-proclaimed national title. The only thing standing in the way this time is the defense-heavy Tigers.   Last year, UCF outlasted Auburn...