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Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 2 days 1 hour ago
Try going through all of the Michigan game-by-game prediction previews prior to the regular season and locate one that had Purdue within three touchdowns of the Wolverines in their Week 4 matchup. You won’t.   My, how things have changed since then.   In a week that lacks many high-profile games, Michigan-Purdue has the look of one that could surprise those who have not...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 2 days 1 hour ago
After back-to-back losses have cast a dark shadow over the program, Nebraska is in big need of a win in their Big Ten opener this weekend against Rutgers. Mike Riley is seeing the pressure rise quickly and the Cornhuskers will look to erase the stench from last week’s home loss to NIU, but Rutgers will look to cause some trouble on the road.   Rutgers is still a massive work in...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 4

By J.P. Scott, 2 days 3 hours ago
I don't know about you, but the 2017 college football season doesn't seem like it has the same "wow" factor at this point that it's had in recent years. We've had some big games with some big moments, but we really haven't had a game or event that flipped the table on the season.   That could all change in Week 4, as some upstart programs get their shots at...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 6 min ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season features a few non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fourth weekend of action. The Week 4 slate begins on Thursday night, as USF hosts Temple in a key game in the American Athletic Conference. Two games are slated for Friday, as Virginia...

UCF Knights vs. Maryland Terrapins Preview and Prediction

By Mike Ferguson, 3 days 56 min ago
UCF and Maryland will look to stay undefeated when the teams square off in College Park on Saturday afternoon. Both teams were idle a week ago as the Terrapins had the week off after upsetting Texas and then drubbing FCS opponent Towson.   UCF had to cancel its contest with Georgia Tech after postponing an American Athletic Conference (AAC) showdown with Memphis the week prior ...

UNLV Rebels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 3 days 1 hour ago
Coming off a 38-7 victory over Army, the Ohio State Buckeyes are still in the process of developing consistency on all sides of the ball. While true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has been a bright spot for the team offensively, the passing game is still a work in progress. Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett established himself as the all-time leader in touchdowns in the history of the...

What's Next for Nebraska After a 1-2 Start in 2017?

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 5 hours ago
With a new starting quarterback and a defense making a significant switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme, Nebraska had all of the makings of a team in transition for 2017. And so far, it’s been a roller-coaster ride for coach Mike Riley’s team. The Cornhuskers led Arkansas State 41-26 in the fourth quarter but had to hold on for a 43-36 victory. Nebraska rallied from a huge first-half...

Seven-Step Drop: College Football Craziness Strikes Again

By Bryan Fischer, 5 days 3 hours ago
It happens like clockwork every season.   The schedule looks lackluster coming in. Power 5 teams host huge underdogs. Big-name, top-25 games are few and far between. David against Goliath might be too kind of a term for some matchups. There appears to be a lengthy window where getting those chores done around the house might be a better use of one’s time.   And then......

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Updated)

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 5 hours 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 third weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama defeated Colorado State to remain No. 1 in the rankings, but Clemson closed the gap after knocking...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 23 hours ago
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Clemson and Mississippi State delivered statement victories, USC defeated Texas in overtime, Memphis and San Diego State earned wins over Power 5 programs, and Florida beat Tennessee on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass.   With the third weekend of the 2017 season in...