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Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 1 week ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...

Duke Blue Devils vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Few would have expected Northwestern to be still searching for its first win of the season by the time Duke rolled into Evanston in Week 3, but here we are. The Wildcats lost a tough one in the opener against Western Michigan and then took a second straight loss at home against FCS member Illinois State. The Wildcats will have their work cut out for them as they try to get in the win column,...

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 7 months 2 weeks ago
After getting ambushed last week at home by North Carolina, Lovie Smith and Illinois go back to the drawing board to figure out what went wrong. The Fighting Illini better have things all sorted because this week’s opponent is not going to be intimidated. Western Michigan travels back into a Big Ten stadium for the second time this season and they look to go 2-0 against the Power Five...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 7 months 2 weeks ago
There was much consternation from fans and media members when Notre Dame temporarily ended its series with Michigan. What many failed to realize was that Notre Dame and Michigan State were pausing a rivalry with stronger roots. The Spartans and the Irish have played 77 times since the series began in 1897 (when Michigan State was known by a different name) and fans have witnessed close...

Maryland Terrapins vs. UCF Knights Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Maryland and UCF will meet for the first time in each school’s history Saturday when the Terrapins head back to Florida for the second time in as many weeks. Maryland defeated FIU 42-14 last time out. UCF enters this matchup after losing 51-14 to Michigan last Saturday in Ann Arbor.   Both school’s debuted new head coaches this season as DJ Durkin replaced Randy Edsall, and...

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Ohio State and Oklahoma are two of college football’s top programs and meet on Saturday night for one of the most anticipated non-conference games of 2016. Just how big of a matchup is this game on Saturday night? Outside of the impact on the 2016 national title races (or even the early Heisman discussion), these two teams have combined for 12 Associated Press national titles, 12 Heisman...

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Albeit against inferior opponents, the Michigan Wolverines (2-0) have looked impressive through the first two weeks of the season, beating both Hawaii and UCF by a combined total of 97 points. Given the expectations coming into 2016 and the talent level of both teams, those results were fully anticipated.   What was not expected, however, was how good Colorado would look through the first...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Oregon and Nebraska are off to 2-0 starts, but the Week 3 matchup in Lincoln should provide a better barometer test of where both programs stand in 2016. The Ducks easily handled UC Davis and Virginia this year, while the Cornhuskers defeated Fresno State (43-10) in the opener and used a big second half to take a commanding 52-17 victory over Wyoming last Saturday.   It’s unfair to...

Temple Owls vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 7 months 2 weeks ago
It is a phrase that may be considered a once-in-a-lifetime fact: Penn State is looking for revenge against Temple. In football.   A week after taking a loss on the road on the west side of the state, the Nittany Lions return home to Beaver Stadium to host the Owls from Philadelphia. Temple ambushed Penn State last season and sacked Christian Hackenberg 10 times, as the Owls ripped...

5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. Michigan State College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 7 months 2 weeks ago
One of college football’s greatest rivalries will be renewed this weekend. No, I’m not talking about Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt (they have played each other 37 times). I’m, of course, talking about Notre Dame and Michigan State. These two schools have played 77 times since 1897 with the Fighting Irish winning 48 games and the Spartans winning 28. Oh, and the one tie is...