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Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Fresno State and Nebraska are two programs that are not used to losing football games. Nebraska, historically, is one of the sport's blue bloods, while the Bulldogs have only failed to go bowling three times since the turn of the century.   Both programs fell on pretty hard times a season ago. Fresno turned in a dismal 3-9 season while the Cornhuskers wrapped up their campaign at 6-7...

LSU Tigers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Ryan Wright, 8 months 4 weeks ago
When LSU and Wisconsin kick off on Saturday in Week 1 at Lambeau Field, SEC versus Big Ten pride will be on the line bringing in average football fans from across the country. While the matchup on paper seems inviting, the end result may be anything but.   The idea of playing LSU to open the season might sound good, especially after the Badgers could have easily beaten the...

Georgia Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks ago
The SEC and ACC meet three times for intriguing non-conference games on the opening weekend for the 2016 college football season, with the first matchup taking place in Atlanta between North Carolina and Georgia. This game is also the second time for both teams to make an appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The Bulldogs played in this game back in 2011, losing 35-21 to Boise State. The...

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 4 weeks ago
The new college football season is finally here and the pressure is still rising for James Franklin, head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. That’s the assumption by many at least. Looking to calm the nerves in Happy Valley, Franklin has made some big changes this offseason by adding a new offensive coordinator and filling the gaps on his staff following a couple of offseason coaching...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Sporting its best preseason ranking in 15 years and garnering legitimate Pac-12 championship talk, the Washington Huskies embark on a highly anticipated 2016 campaign Saturday against visiting Rutgers.   Rutgers treks to the West Coast for the third time in four seasons. It opened 2013 in California at Fresno State, and this year makes its return to the Apple State after beating...

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Jim Harbaugh and the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines kick off their regular season Saturday against Hawaii (0-1) in what will be the first of five consecutive homes games to start their campaign.   The Rainbow Warriors opened their 2016 season last week in Australia in disappointing fashion, losing 51-31 to California and giving up a whopping 630 total yards of offense in the process.  ...

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Though highly underrated, this battle between two talented teams from the Midwest has the potential to be one of the best games of opening weekend.   Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Wildcats are coming off of a 10-win season, highlighted by victories over Stanford, Duke and Wisconsin. P.J. Fleck — one of the hot, young names in coaching — brings a solid Western Michigan...

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 8 months 4 weeks ago
For the first time since the 2006 season, Bowling Green will venture a couple of hours south to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium. Bowling Green is coming off a 2015 season that saw the Falcons win the Mid-American Conference championship with a 10-4 overall record. More importantly, Bowling Green is coming into the 2016 season with a brand-new coaching staff, led by first-year...

Furman Paladins vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Furman ventures north to open its season in East Lansing. It will be a rare night game in Spartan Stadium. The game will be an even rarer game on a Friday.   These two programs have never met in football. In fact, Michigan State has never faced any team from the state of South Carolina. The Spartans have never even played a member of the FCS' Southern Conference.   Furman...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 1

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Ladies and gentlemen — we have arrived at our destination.   After that long annual layoff, the college football season is finally upon us. The 2016 season is as wide open as any in recent memory, and it all kicks off with a weekend that has had many asking whether or not it's the greatest opening weekend ever. Contenders and defending conference champions are squaring off all...