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Michigan Wolverines 2017 Team Awards

By Mike Bainbridge, 2 weeks 5 days ago
There were plenty of highs and lows during the 2017 season for the Michigan Wolverines, and unfortunately it was the latter in the Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina on New Year's Day. Michigan was in control early and led 9-3 at halftime. However, five turnovers and some sloppy defense allowed the Gamecocks to come from behind in the second half and beat the Wolverines 26-19 in Tampa. It...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Depending on the matchup, college football’s national championship game can be one for the ages or a real bore. Last year's game, of course, is in the former category.   Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some classic moments that are etched in our memories. Here are the top 10.   10. Jan. 3, 2003...

5 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch in the Cotton Bowl

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The Cotton Bowl matchup between the USC Trojans and Ohio State Buckeyes is one of the most talent-rich of the season. At least three players scheduled to be on the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, are widely considered the best at their positions, including premium spots like quarterback and cornerback. With that in mind, we take a closer look at five 2018 NFL Draft prospects to...

5 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch in the Fiesta Bowl

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 bowl season is packed with talented matchups, and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl showdown between the Washington Huskies and Penn State Nittany Lions is no exception. Both squads spent a large portion of the season in the top 10 of the national rankings, competing for conference division titles while flirting with College Football Playoff contention along the way, but finished with...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach

By Mitch Light, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football's bowl slate wraps up with an intriguing slate of must-see matchups on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could be playing in his final collegiate game in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State. The Liberty Bowl features Memphis' high-powered offense against an improved Iowa State team, and the Fiesta Bowl matches a tough Washington defense...

Outback Bowl Preview and Prediction: Michigan vs. South Carolina

By Mike Bainbridge, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Both Michigan (8-4) and South Carolina (8-4) ended their seasons on sour notes, each losing to their closest rivals. The Wolverines jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter on Ohio State before the offense went cold, just as it did for much of the season. Backup QB Dwayne Haskins came in for an injured J.T. Barrett and lifted the Buckeyes to yet another victory over the team up North...

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Washington vs. Penn State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The New Year’s Six bowl slate continues on Saturday, as Washington and Penn State meet in the Fiesta Bowl. Considering both teams finished 10-2 in the regular season and claimed at least a share of second place in their respective division, the showdown in Glendale, Ariz. between the Huskies and Nittany Lions should be one of the better bowl games outside of the College Football Playoff...

Orange Bowl Preview and Prediction: Wisconsin vs. Miami

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The final college football game of the 2017 calendar year will be played Saturday night in Miami between the runners-up in the ACC and Big Ten Championship Games. This one should be a good one as Wisconsin heads south to play the suddenly resurgent Miami Hurricanes.   Despite a banner season in Miami with the first trip to an ACC Championship Game, Miami is looking to turn things...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in New Year’s Six Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 4 days ago
This hasn’t exactly been the most compelling of bowl seasons so far but fear not, things are about to go to the next level as some terrific New Year’s Six Bowl games get under way. As great as some of the matchups are between some really great teams they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you...

Cotton Bowl Classic Preview and Prediction: USC vs. Ohio State

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 5 days ago
A bowl game pitting the champion of Big Ten against the champion of the Pac-12 must surely be set for the Granddaddy of 'Em All, right?   Well, 2017 Big Ten and Pac-12 champions Ohio State and USC might be playing this postseason, but not before the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains. They will trade a Pasadena afternoon for prime-time in Arlington, Texas, and the history of the...