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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 12 months 19 hours ago
Nebraska will host Purdue on Saturday in a tale of two seasons. Things could not have gone any better than they did for the Cornhuskers during the first half of the 2016 campaign. They've battled through injuries and won some tight games against some respectable teams. And they've done so with an extremely balanced offensive attack led by quarterback Tommy Armstrong.   Purdue is...

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 12 months 19 hours ago
There may not be a more rested team in the entire country heading into this weekend than the Michigan Wolverines (6-0) as they get set to take on Illinois (2-4) at the Big House.   Yes, it was just a typical bye week for the Maize and Blue, but the starters had additional time to catch their breath as they sat out basically all of the second half the week prior during their 78-0 trouncing...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 8

By Bryan Fischer, 12 months 1 day ago
We’ve had some big weeks in college football during the first half of the season but things certainly are not going to slack off as we cross the midway point. This week in particular has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 8

By Mitch Light, 12 months 1 day ago
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally, conference matchups such as Ole Miss-TCU, Texas-Kansas State, Louisville-NC State and Penn State-Ohio State feature lines or odds that caught our...

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 12 months 2 days ago
After an awkward start to the 2016 campaign, which featured consecutive, close losses to Western Michigan out of the MAC and FCS member Illinois State, Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern Wildcats have found their groove — especially on offense. The Wildcats have won three of their last four and put up 92 points combined in back-to-back road wins against Iowa and Michigan State...

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 12 months 2 days ago
Iowa and Wisconsin are probably the closest thing there is to twins in college football. The two Big Ten programs have success with mostly underrated local players, sound rushing attacks and stout defense.   The similarities end there.   Everything from how their seasons have gone to what is going on at the quarterback position couldn’t be more different. The Badgers climbed...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 12 months 2 days ago
Minnesota is inching closer to a bowl berth this season, and should have an easy time getting within one win of becoming bowl eligible on Saturday. The Gophers host Rutgers, a program with a first-year head coach with absolutely nowhere to go but up. Since joining the Big Ten, Rutgers has tended to struggle even more when on the road, and that could once again be the case this weekend as...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 2 days ago
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State hosts BYU in a game that can certainly help boost the Broncos' overall resume for the top spot among Group of 5 teams. Three more games dot...

5 Close Calls for College Football’s Eventual National Champions Since 2000

By Aaron Tallent, 12 months 2 days ago
Clemson’s overtime win at home this past Saturday over an NC State team that was outmatched on paper may be causing some worries in Death Valley. However, forgive the clichĂ©, the college football season is a marathon, not a sprint.   Many eventual national champions have survived close games prior to winning the title against teams they should have probably blown out. Here are...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 12 months 2 days ago
This has been one of the most exciting and entertaining college football seasons in recent memory — and that’s even with what looks to be a runaway freight train in Alabama leading the pack. It may be tough to picture anyone beating the Crimson Tide right now, but the road to the College Football Playoff still looks like more of a roller coaster at this point — and I’m...
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