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College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 2)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week 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 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference matchups. Alabama easily handled Fresno State to remain No. 1 in the rankings, but Clemson, Oklahoma and USC each jump a few spots...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. And once again, a Saturday full of action didn't disappoint. Oklahoma upset Ohio State in Columbus, Clemson defeated Auburn in Death Valley, Georgia edged Notre Dame in South Bend, and USC handled Stanford in a key Pac-12 conference matchup.   With the...

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Ohio State and Oklahoma meet in Columbus on Saturday night in a clash of top-five teams with College Football Playoff aspirations in 2017. While it’s only Week 2, the playoff and national title implications for this game are obvious. These two teams were the preseason favorite in their respective conferences, and a win here would be a good resume boost in December.   Ohio State...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 1 week ago
College football welcomed us back in thrilling fashion during Week 1 and shows no signs of stopping with a terrific slate of powerhouse matchups. Whether it’s an SEC team going up against Touchdown Jesus, the defending national champions facing their biggest test, or the marquee non-conference matchup between two of the winningest college programs of all time, there’s a little...

San Jose State Spartans vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The first game of the season didn’t go well for the Texas Longhorns or San Jose State Spartans. Both lost on their home fields by double digits.   SJSU got back on the winning track in game two with a 34-13 victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs from the FCS ranks. The oddsmakers feel the Longhorns will do the same this weekend against the Spartans, installing Texas as a...

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Preview and Prediction

By Ryan Wright, 2 months 2 weeks ago
When former Southwest Conference rivals TCU (1-0) and Arkansas (1-0) square off on Saturday in Fayetteville, college football fans are in for a treat with contrasting styles of offense on display. Last year’s pairing resulted in a 41-38 double-overtime thriller won by the Hogs on an Austin Allen five-yard touchdown run. Fans of both Big 12 and SEC styles of football are once again...

Ohio State's Punting an Underrated Factor in Buckeyes' Rematch with Oklahoma

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 2 weeks ago
In what was supposed to be one of the marquee matchups of the 2016 college football season, the Ohio State Buckeyes left no doubt as to the superior team in throttling the Oklahoma Sooners, 45-24.   OSU pounded the ball on the ground for nearly 300 yards, chewing up more than six yards per carry, while quarterback J.T. Barrett and wideout Noah Brown exploited OU's woebegone...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 2

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The first full week of the 2017 college football season had a bit of everything. We saw some offenses that lit up the scoreboards, some defenses that held their ground and some upstarts pull off a couple of upsets.   Week 2 has a few interesting matchups that lend themselves to some outrageous outcomes. After going 2-for-5 last week, it's time for a new batch of OUTRAGEOUS* ...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the second weekend of action. Due to the NFL opener, the Week 2 slate features only one game on Thursday night, as Utah State hosts Idaho State. On Friday, Purdue takes on Ohio, Memphis travels to UCF and Oklahoma State hits the road for a...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The battle for in-state bragging rights heats up in Iowa this weekend, as the Iowa Hawkeyes travel an hour west of Iowa City to visit in-state rival Iowa State in Ames for the annual Cy-Hawk Trophy series. Both teams are coming off wins in the opening weekend, with Iowa handing the Wyoming Cowboys and potential NFL first-round draft pick Josh Allen a 24-3 road loss, while Iowa State handled...