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College Football Poll Watch: The Sooners are Back, the B1G is Top-Heavy and Houston has Problems

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, Miami and Tennessee were all in the AP top 10 heading into last weekend. Two of the three were favored in their games, yet all three came out on the losing side of their respective contests.   The results of those three games shook up the most recent AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls and changed the complexion of several conference races — not to mention the College...

Seven-Step Drop: Truths and surprises that are defining the 2016 college football season

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Thanks to an incredible set of Week 6 games and a bunch of wild endings nobody saw coming, the race for the national title (and many conference championships) seemed to come into focus even further over the weekend as we come up on the halfway point of the 2016 college football season. While we got a few unexpected results from coast-to-coast, it was a pretty memorable slate of games that...

College Football Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Texas A&M edged Tennessee in an overtime thriller, Alabama dominated Arkansas, Florida State escaped Miami with its seventh win in a row in this series, while Washington snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oregon with a 70-21 blowout victory over the Ducks.    With the sixth weekend...

BYU Cougars vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By Mitch Harper, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Life comes at you fast. The same can be said about any college football season. One week the nation is buzzing about you being a College Football Playoff contender and then a few weeks later, the buzz is now saying your season is a lost cause.   Welcome to Michigan State football in 2016.   After a disappointing loss to Indiana in Bloomington, the Spartans find themselves at 0-2...

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Purdue travels to Champaign to meet Illinois this weekend, on a mission to upend the Fighting Illini's chances of retaining the annual "Cannon" trophy in head coach Lovie Smith's debut rivalry game against the Boilermakers.   While the Illini have stumbled out of the gates to a 1-3 start, it has been against arguably the nation's most difficult slate based solely on...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 6

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 3 weeks ago
In terms of entertainment, it'll be tough to top what we saw go down in Week 5 of the college football season. Clemson, Louisville, Wisconsin and Michigan were all involved in some games for the ages. A new contender emerged in the Pacific Northwest, and the ultra-exciting 2016 season rolled on.   Related: Poll Watch — Louisville and Wisconsin Get Respect; Washington Enters...

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The last time Indiana defeated Ohio State in football was 1988. Ronald Reagan was finishing up his presidency, John Cooper was in his first year of coaching the Ohio State Buckeyes, and Urban Meyer was an assistant coach at Illinois State, working with outside linebackers.   To be fair, Indiana defeated Ohio State in 1987 and ‘88. In 1987, Indiana came into Ohio Stadium and crushed...

Michigan Wolverines vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Michigan (5-0) will get to unveil their new Jordan brand road uniforms for the first time this season as they travel to Piscataway, New Jersey, to take on Rutgers (2-3) Saturday night.   The Wolverines are coming off of a hard-fought victory last weekend over then-No. 8 Wisconsin. It’s a win that very well could have gone the other way had it not been for an Odell Beckham-esque...

5 Stats to Show Why Nebraska is Off to a 5-0 Start

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
After a disappointing 6-7 record in coach Mike Riley’s first season, Nebraska is off to a 5-0 start and ranked No. 12 in the latest Associated Press top 25. The Cornhuskers started the year by defeating non-conference foes Fresno State, Wyoming and Oregon, followed by Big Ten victories over Northwestern and Illinois. The schedule is going to get tougher over the next seven games, but Riley...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 6

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 3 weeks ago
While we don’t have three games pitting top-10 teams against one another like last week and several games (including LSU vs. Florida) have already been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, the upcoming college football slate is still loaded with some quality contests. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are this week though, the one-on-one...