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Seven-Step Drop: College Football Craziness Strikes Again

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 22 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 (Week 3)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day 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, 2 months 1 day 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...

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 days ago
Bowling Green and Northwestern will meet up in Evansville on Saturday night, with both teams looking for positives to build on as they head into their respective conference slates.   The Falcons are winless through two contests and are having a tough time keeping opponents out of the end zone. The Wildcats, on the other hand, have not been moving the ball as well as many expected them to...

Georgia State Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction and Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 3 days ago
Two games into the 2017 college football season, it's clear that Penn State is on a mission to prove that winning the Big Ten was not a fluke last season. After a blowout win against Akron and a solid showing against Pittsburgh last week, the Nittany Lions prepare for a prime-time clash with Georgia State in the first meeting between the two programs.   Penn State and Georgia...

Army West Point Black Knights vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 2 months 4 days ago
The Army West Point Black Knights, a college football program in existence since 1890, will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes for the first time ever Saturday. For the third game of the 2017 season, the game has taken on more than just historical significance, especially for Ohio State.   Soundly beaten at home by Oklahoma in the second week of the season, Ohio State and head coach Urban...

Wisconsin Badgers vs. BYU Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Mitch Harper, 2 months 4 days ago
It’s not often the Wisconsin Badgers make a trip to the Mountain Time Zone. In fact, in the Badgers’ 130-year history, they’ve only played eight games in the Mountain Time Zone. This Saturday will mark the ninth against a BYU team that is still struggling to find any sort of positives on the offensive side of the ball.   For BYU (1-2), this is its first time hosting a...

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 4 days ago
Middle Tennessee and Minnesota are both coming off wins over Power 5 teams last weekend. On Saturday, they'll square off in Minneapolis with each team looking to keep its winning streak alive.   The Blue Raiders look like the toughest competition Minnesota has had to face to this point of the season, and present the last hurdle the Gophers must clear to head into Big Ten play with an...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 4 days ago
The 2017 college football season keeps rolling right along, as we now enter the third full week of play. Last weekend, we had a couple of statement wins by USC and Oklahoma (which I predicted here) en route to another outrageous weekend.   This week, we've got five more OUTRAGEOUS* predictions. And be warned – I'm batting .300 with these picks through two weeks. Think about...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 4 days ago
The non-conference slate for most teams concludes this week while conference play begins for several others, giving us an interesting mix of college football games across the country. While none of the matchups are quite to the level of last week’s bonanza, the number of teams to tune in and watch is still lengthy.   As good as the on-field action might be this week though, the...