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A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in the Playoff Games

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The race for the national title is down to four as the College Football Playoff semifinal games are set. As fun as Alabama against Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl are, the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front this postseason.   Whether you’re a college...

College Football’s 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in New Year's Six Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 3 weeks ago
We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football bowl season and with 2017 quickly approaching, that means it is almost time for the New Year’s Six games. As good as some of the games look on paper however, some of the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: South Florida vs. South Carolina

By Mike Ferguson, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The post-Willie Taggart era at South Florida and the first bowl game for Will Muschamp at South Carolina will take place at the same venue – Birmingham’s historic Legion Field.   The Bulls come in 10-2 and will look to add to their school record for victories and finish ranked in the final polls for the first time ever. South Carolina on the other hand, will be looking to...

Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Temple vs. Wake Forest

By Adam Kurkjian, 3 months 1 day ago
A few months ago, a game between these two teams probably doesn't garner much interest.   Well, to say that's changed a bit is an understatement.   When the investigation into former Wake Forest radio analyst Tommy Elrod revealed that he purposely forwarded Demon Deacons' game plan information to opposing teams, it set off one of the more bizarre sports stories in...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Armed Forces Bowl Preview and Prediction: Louisiana Tech vs. Navy

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 months 4 days ago
Two explosive offenses are set to meet in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Navy enter this game averaging 37.4 points and 436.7 yards of total offense per game with a 9-4 overall record and an American Athletic Conference (AAC) West Division title. However, the Midshipmen have struggled in recent weeks, averaging just 253.5 yards in back-to-back losses....

College Football’s 20 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 5 days ago
It’s bowl season and college football fans can celebrate (or is it mourn?) the end of the year with 41 games that have a little bit of everything. While most of the attention is paid toward the two semifinal games and some of the other major bowls, there’s a lot to enjoy among the dozens of intersectional matchups on tap this month. As good as some of the games look on paper...

Boca Raton Preview and Prediction: WKU vs. Memphis

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
The third edition of the Boca Raton Bowl won’t be hurting for points or offense, as Memphis and WKU bring their high-powered attacks to FAU Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers rank second nationally in scoring (45.1 ppg), while the Tigers aren’t far behind at No. 17 with an average of 39.5 points per contest. WKU and Memphis were two of the top Group of 5 teams this season, but...