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Seven-Step Drop: Fact-Checking College Football Claims on Election Eve

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 2 weeks ago
If you watched any college football this weekend on television, you were probably like most of the country and inundated with political ads during commercial breaks. Thankfully our long national nightmare is almost over and Election Day will come and go on Tuesday.   Of course that’s not the only thing that will happen that day, as the College Football Playoff Selection Committee...

College Football Week 10 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Week 10 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama used a timely offense and stout defensive effort to beat LSU 10-0, Clemson, Washington and Michigan remained unbeaten with huge performances in conference play, while Mississippi State ended Texas A&M's playoff hopes with a 35-28 victory in Starkville. Ohio State...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Penn State Nittany Lions have ripped off four straight wins since losing to Michigan back on Sept. 24. One of those wins — over Ohio State — catapulted James Franklin's squad into the top 25 of both major polls. After a blowout win over Purdue, the College Football Playoff committee bumped Penn State up to No. 12 in its first rankings of the 2016 season.   Iowa is...

Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 5 months 3 weeks ago
It wasn’t their best performance of the season, but Michigan (8-0) got a much-needed victory last weekend over in-state rival Michigan State, its first in the last four years. With the win, the Wolverines remained at No. 2 in the AP rankings while coming in at No. 3 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings that were unveiled earlier in the week.   On the other end of the...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 10

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Alabama taking on LSU is set to be one of the biggest games of the year in the SEC with a lot riding on it and a ton of eyeballs on Baton Rouge as a result. That’s not the only big top-25 matchup on the docket however, as there are a dozen one-on-one pairings between names on the back of the jerseys that might be even more interesting.   Whether you’re a college football fan...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Ohio State and Nebraska were two of the top one-loss teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings, and Saturday night’s matchup in Columbus will play a big role in how both programs can shape the rest of their 2016 season.   For the Buckeyes, coach Urban Meyer’s team is squarely in the hunt to earn a playoff spot. The formula for Ohio State is simple: Win out and the...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 10

By Mitch Light, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 10 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Nebraska-Ohio State, Arkansas-LSU, Alabama-LSU and Northwestern-Wisconsin. Additionally, conference matchups such as Kentucky-Georgia, SMU-Memphis, Texas Tech-Texas, and Penn State-Iowa feature lines or odds that caught our attention...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Michigan State is still seeking its first win within the Big Ten. The Spartans (2-6, 0-5 Big Ten) have not started conference play so horribly since 1982 when they lost their first five Big Ten contests to finish 2-7 and 2-9 overall. They have not gone so deep into a season without a conference win since 1980 when they did not beat a Big Ten member until Nov. 8 of that year.   Illinois (2...

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 weeks ago
We've had no shortage of big games in the Big Ten this season. The nation's oldest conference dominates the top 10 of the polls and has a total of five teams in the initial release of the College Football Playoff rankings.   On Saturday, Wisconsin and Northwestern meet in Evanston, Illinois, for yet another key conference battle. With nearly everyone assuming a Nebraska loss to...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 10

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 10 slate opened with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday night and continues with the usual matchups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Four games are slated for Thursday night, including Oklahoma at Iowa State and UCLA taking on Colorado. San Jose State at Boise State, Central Michigan versus Miami (Ohio) and Temple at UConn are the three games slated for...