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Indiana Hoosiers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 1 year 3 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, 1 year 3 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, 1 year 3 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, 1 year 3 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, 1 year 3 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, 1 year 3 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...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 4 days ago
There was a quiet confidence around the Nebraska program this past offseason. For the first time in recent memory, Cornhuskers football was shaping up to be relatively drama-free between January and August.   And then, the unthinkable happened.   The loss of Sam Foltz took the focus off of football and back on what matters in this world: people and love. The tragedy unified and...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 days ago
The first seven weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington and Michigan are three...

Big Ten Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 days ago
Ohio State entered the 2016 with just six returning starters, but the Buckeyes quickly reloaded behind coach Urban Meyer and quarterback J.T. Barrett and hits the midpoint of the year as one of the favorites to win the national title. While the Buckeyes are considered the top team in the Big Ten, there isn't much separation to the No. 2 team - Michigan. The Wolverines remain undefeated...

Seven-Step Drop: Second-half storylines should shift from disappointment to chaos

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 5 days ago
We’ve hit the halfway point in the college football season and it seems like the most intriguing storyline from the first half of the year is just how bad the situation has gotten in a number of surprising places.   Things are downright jaw-dropping in South Bend after Notre Dame dropped to 2-5 on Saturday. Michigan State may not go bowling just 10 months removed from playing for...
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