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Week 1 College Football Against the Spread Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 weeks ago
College Football is back and so are my weekly picks against the spread. I will do my best to give sage and timely advice every Friday morning… for entertainment purposes only, of course. Week 1 is the best week of the year as so much is unknown about most teams and spreads are generally off kilter. Look for programs you think are underrated in the preseason and are facing young...

Baylor Bears vs SMU Mustangs Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 2 years 2 weeks ago
A new era of SMU football starts this season as former Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris takes off as head coach of the Mustangs. On the other hand, Baylor head coach Art Briles returns a roster filled with playmakers from last season that couldn’t have been closer to making the inaugural College Football Playoff. While both coaches are in two different situations...

Pac-12 Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to the College Football Playoff, but the Cardinal opens 2015 with a tricky road test at Northwestern. Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams faces his...

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Oklahoma State and Central Michigan closed last year on opposite ends of the spectrum. Coming off the upset win over Bedlam rival Oklahoma, the Cowboys secured a winning season (7-6) with a victory in the Cactus Bowl against Washington that showcased what Oklahoma State fans have to look forward to in coming years (more on that later). Central Michigan provided the country with one of...

Big 12 Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2015 Big 12 season isn’t filled with must-see matchups. But there are a few games on the schedule to move the needle, including Texas-Notre Dame and TCU-Minnesota. Will the Longhorns improve in coach Charlie Strong’s second season? A win in South Bend would be a good place to start. Big 12 frontrunners TCU and Baylor are both on the road in Week 1, but both teams are...

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Gary Patterson and his TCU Horned Frogs have big plans for the 2015 season. After being left out of the College Football Playoff somewhat controversially last season, TCU begins 2015 ranked No. 2 in both major polls and have a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate under center in Trevone Boykin. In Minneapolis, Jerry Kill's Minnesota team is the sexy pick of many pundits and...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Louisville's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 2 years 3 weeks ago
After a highly successful inaugural season as a member of the ACC with a 9-4 (5-3 conference) record, Louisville is ready to build on that success. The Cardinals lost six players to the NFL draft on a defense that finished sixth nationally in FBS in yards allowed per game. This unit does return four starters, led by preseason ACC first-team defensive end Sheldon Rankins. Louisville’s...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Texas’ College Football Schedule in 2015

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 2 years 3 weeks ago
The goal for the 2015 Texas Longhorns is very simple: Show progress. The Texas faithful do not have delusions of a national championship run, or even to be a sleeper to win the Big 12 championship. But the expectation is that this team WILL be better than last year’s 6-7 performance. Related: Texas 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch Charlie Strong defenses...