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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 12 slate begins with two MAC games on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday night, followed by an intriguing showdown between Louisville and Houston on Thursday night. This game was one of the most anticipated weeknight games back in the preseason but has lost some of its appeal due to Houston’s two losses. In addition to Louisville-Houston, Arkansas State at Troy...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Week 11 provided its share of upsets for the 2016 college football season. Clemson, Michigan and Washington were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, while Auburn and Texas A&M – two of the selection committee’s top-10 teams – were also defeated in SEC play last Saturday.   Now that the dust has settled from Week 11, it’s time to pick up the pieces and...

Seven-Step Drop: Whacky College Football Playoff Scenarios Now in Play

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Entering Week 11, it appeared we were barreling toward the most drama-free postseason final four in the young College Football Playoff’s history. Much of the same was expected from a relatively ho-hum slate of games.   Three of the top four were at home and only one was playing a ranked (and three-loss) team. The other member of the group was on the road against a lackluster team...

The College Football Playoff Process is a Flaming Mess of Uncertainty

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Oh, what a fine mess we have on our hands — and I'm loving every minute of it. I'm the guy who likes to pull up a tattered old lawn chair, light a cheap cigar, drink bottom-shelf whiskey straight out of a plastic bottle and watch the world burn. I love when what people thought were master plans fail. The chaos excites me. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning.  ...

Winter is Coming for College Football’s Four-Team Playoff

By Jim Weber, 7 months 2 weeks ago
As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of the college football regular season, it’s clear that winter is not just literally coming — it’s also metaphorically approaching for the four-team College Football Playoff system with more doom in the air than “Game of Thrones.”   Let me preface the rest of this column by saying I don’t think an eight-...

College Football Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Week 11 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Five teams ranked in the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 10 poll from Tuesday night suffered defeats on Saturday. Clemson was stunned by Pitt on a late field goal, Michigan fell by one point to Iowa and USC defeated Washington in Seattle. The SEC had two teams -...

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Oklahoma State has won five straight games since starting Big 12 play with a loss to Baylor, including a hard-fought victory at Kansas State last week. Keep this up, and the Cowboys will likely play in-state rival Oklahoma for the conference crown on the last week of the regular season.   Texas Tech has proved to be the most dangerous team in the second tier of the Big 12, taking OU,...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 11

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The race for many division titles will take a turn this week and the race for a good postseason landing spot will start to really heat up with some of the college football games on the docket. While there are a ton of interesting matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.  ...

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns Game Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 7 months 2 weeks ago
It has definitely been a roller coaster of a season for Texas in 2016. The Longhorns started out with such promise after the victory over Notre Dame. However, things went downhill from there as Charlie Strong’s team lost four of the next six games.   But with the emergence of running back D’Onta Foreman, Texas (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) has won its past two games in impressive fashion...