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San Jose State Spartans vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 5 days 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, 1 week 5 days 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, 1 week 5 days 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, 1 week 5 days 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, 1 week 6 days 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, 1 week 6 days 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...

East Carolina Pirates vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 6 days ago
Both the East Carolina Pirates and the West Virginia Mountaineers will enter their Week 2 matchup coming off of a loss. The Pirates were trounced by defending FCS champion James Madison 34-14 at home. West Virginia lost to bitter rival Virginia Tech 31-24 at FedEx Stadium Sunday night.   Now, the Pirates and Mountaineers will try to put their losses behind him and get their first win of...

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. South Alabama Jaguars Preview and Prediction

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 6 days ago
Few teams were as impressive in their Week 1 victories as the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter over Tulsa before winning 59-24. Oklahoma State was explosive offensively, and an inexperienced but athletic, talented Cowboys defense did well to hold the Golden Hurricane to 4.4 yards per play.   South Alabama was less successful holding down the Ole...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 2

By Mitch Light, 1 week 6 days ago
The Week 2 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by one of the premier regular-season games of the season — Auburn’s trip to Clemson in a battle of the Tigers. Elsewhere, Luke Fickell, a former Ohio State player and coach, takes his Cincinnati Bearcats into Ann Arbor to face Michigan; Louisville visits North Carolina in a key ACC Atlantic vs. Coastal...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight during the preseason or throughout the course of a regular season for all 130 college football teams. This process starts in high school, as evaluating prospects and how they will translate to FBS play is no easy assignment. And at the FBS level, a lot of factors go into a quarterback evaluation. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Louisville's Lamar...