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Maryland Terrapins vs. FIU Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 2 weeks ago
After a solid debut for new Maryland head coach DJ Durkin last weekend at home, the rookie head coach takes his Terrapins down to the state of Florida to play FIU. The Panthers are playing their second straight home game against a team from the Big Ten, a pretty rare scheduling note in an age where power conference teams rarely take to the field as a visitor against a Group of Five program. Alas...

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 2 weeks ago
For the first time in 16 years, Penn State and Pitt are going to play a football game. For those who grew up counting on these two Pennsylvania college football powers clashing on an annual basis, it may be difficult to comprehend the idea that nearly an entire generation has gone by with no recollection of these two schools playing a game, never mind the game having any deep meaning on a...

UCF Knights vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 could not have gone much better for the Michigan Wolverines (1-0), as they were in cruise control for much of the afternoon, defeating Hawaii with ease in the 63-3 blowout victory. Starting quarterback Wilton Speight rebounded from an interception on his first throw of the game, completing 10 of his next 12 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns.   The Michigan defense looked...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 2

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season turned out to be pretty much everything we expected and then some. We saw upsets, close calls and dominant performances by some dominant programs. We also saw a fair amount of outrageousness.   That won't stop in Week 2, and as always, I'm right here to give you an idea of some of the outrageousness you can expect as we head into the...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 2 weeks ago
After the best opening week ever in college football and some of the most anticipated position battles of the season, week 2 pumps the brakes a little when it comes to the product on the field. The non-conference slate is a little bare when it comes to power teams taking on other worthy challengers but there are still plenty of one-on-one battles that will be worth tuning in for.  ...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...

Seven-Step Drop: The Truths and Lies of College Football After Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season was billed as the best ever and, while there were some disappointing aspects of the schedule, it ended up delivering considering the number of quality games, close calls and historic upsets that occurred.   It can be easy to overreact to some of the results around the country, but our first taste of real football in seven months is going to...

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 8 months 3 weeks ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...