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Seven-Step Drop: Coaching Carousel About to Kick into High Gear

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 6 days ago
It goes without saying that the last game on everybody’s must-watch list on Saturday was Texas at Kansas.   The Jayhawks have been dreadful for years and rarely competitive during Big 12 play this or any other season. The Longhorns were expected to take care of business, become bowl eligible and set up a big game on Black Friday that would ultimately go a long way in sorting out...

College Football Week 12 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Week 12 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Saturday's slate didn't produce another week of upsets, but there were several key matchups that will have a role in determining conference champions or the playoff picture. Colorado defeated Washington State in a critical game for positioning in the Pac-12, Oklahoma kept its...

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 1 week ago
Needing to win their final two games in order to have a chance to play for a Big Ten championship, Penn State will hit the road in hopes of avoiding a big upset in East Division play. The Nittany Lions head to the state of New Jersey to take on Rutgers, and are a clear favorite on paper. With things starting to really click for Penn State, getting out of Jersey with a win should be expected but...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
When it comes to the Big Ten, everyone is focused on Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State right now. Those four teams are all dominating national conversation and jockeying for College Football Playoff position. In the meantime, the Northwestern Wildcats and Minnesota Golden Gophers sit quietly off to the side — both still technically alive in the race for the Big Ten West....

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 11 months 1 week ago
While last week was utterly disappointing for the Michigan Wolverines (9-1) and their fans following the 14-13 last-second loss to Iowa, everything is still right out in front of them heading into the last two weeks of the regular season. Win out and you are in the College Football Playoff. That starts this Saturday at home against Indiana.   The Hoosiers (5-5) are also coming off of a...

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

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 1 week ago
There have been some stellar matchups throughout the college football season but we’re entering the home stretch for many conference title races around the country so this week’s action might mean just a little bit more between the lines. While there are a ton of interesting games from coast-to-coast between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 11 months 1 week ago
Things got very real, very fast in the race to the finish line for the 2016 college football regular season as three of the top four teams lost last Saturday. To the surprise of many observers, Iowa was back in the thick of that excitement for the first time all season as they reached back to 1985, and beat No. 3 Michigan 14-13 on a walk-off field goal.   Illinois didn't fare nearly...

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 1 week ago
Wisconsin can take one more step toward a Big Ten West Division championship this weekend on the road in West Lafayette, Ind., against Purdue. The Badgers are sitting in a comfortable spot in the division with two games to play and are now starting to sniff a berth in the College Football Playoff. Looking to keep that momentum going forward, the Badgers look to secure a road win against a...

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 11 months 1 week ago
Fresh off consecutive 62-3 victories over Nebraska and Maryland, Ohio State will travel to East Lansing to battle Michigan State. The Buckeyes have revenge on their collective minds, as the Spartans were the lone team in 2015 to defeat them, winning on a last-second field goal by Michael Geiger, 17-14. Despite winning every other game on their schedule that season, the Buckeyes were not included...

Maryland Terrapins vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
One week ago, we were wondering whether or not Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong would play against Minnesota due to a head injury suffered a week earlier. Well, here we are again, wondering whether or not the Cornhuskers' signal-caller will be taking the field against Maryland — this time due to a hamstring issue. Nebraska needed 100 percent of Armstrong's abilities to...
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