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Oklahoma State Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Once again, Oklahoma State made it to the final game of the season in 2016 with a chance to win the Big 12. Just like the year before, the Cowboys came away with a second-place finish.   The Pokes should find themselves in contention for the league title again in 2017. The Mason Rudolph-to-James Washington connection gives them the best quarterback-wide receiver combo of any offense in...

Big 12 Wild Card Players in 2017

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 2 weeks ago
A year ago, fresh faces such as Oklahoma edge rusher Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas helped shape the Big 12 race. Other programs counted on newcomers and unknowns who ultimately didn’t have the same impact on the field.   Here are some of the wild cards who could have a hand in setting the course of the Big 12 this season.   Baylor Bears...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football's 2017 season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fourth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season. After...

Ranking the Toughest Games on West Virginia’s College Football Schedule in 2017

By Jeremy Simon, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Trying to build off of a rare 10-win season for the West Virginia Mountaineers will be no easy task. After once again losing valuable pieces of the puzzle to the NFL, Dana Holgorsen and Co. will look to put together back-to-back double-digit-win seasons, which hasn’t happened since the Mountaineers went 32-5 under Rich Rodriguez from 2005-07.   Success on offense will begin...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle. While no hire can be judged accurately prior to the first game or even after the completion of a full season, this year’s cycle didn...

10 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2017

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 3 weeks ago
An ongoing run of futility. A legend's last year? Bad defense.   One statistic can sum up a lot about a college football team. In the Big 12 this year, a successful season for each program could hinge on one key number, be it a quarterback's efficiency or how many fumbles a team recovers.   Here's a vital stat or number for every team in the Big 12 in 2017.  ...

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (50-31)

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company. In honor of our golden anniversary, here are the 50 most impactful changes, innovations...

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (30-11)

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company. In honor of our golden anniversary, here are the 50 most impactful changes, innovations...

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (10-1)

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company. In honor of our golden anniversary, here are the 50 most impactful changes, innovations...

Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. But with the 2017 season right around the corner, Athlon Sports is continuing its countdown to Week 1 by evaluating all 130 coaches and ranking them from best to worst.   When evaluating and ranking all 130 coaches, we established a simple criteria: Everything is considered when ranking head coaches. This is not...
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