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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 1 week ago
The last time Minnesota played Maryland was in The Hall Of Fame Classic, played on Dec. 22, 1977, in Birmingham, Alabama. It is against this backdrop that these two programs will meet up again, this time as Big Ten Conference opponents.   Minnesota is coming off two consecutive close conference losses that have hampered the program's quest for a West Division title. A three-...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 7

By Mitch Light, 1 year 1 week ago
The Week 7 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Tennessee, Ohio State-Wisconsin and Notre Dame-Stanford. Additionally, conference matchups such as Clemson-NC State, USC-Arizona, Oklahoma-Kansas State and Northwestern-Michigan State feature lines or odds that caught our attention for...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Indiana Hoosiers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week ago
For the first time since 2011, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are a top 10 team in college football. After a 2015 season where very little went right for Mike Riley's bunch, the Huskers have stuck to the process, taken it one game at a time, rode a balanced offensive attack and come out of the early portion of the season unblemished.   Are they ready for their biggest challenge to...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
College football’s Week 7 slate kicks off on Wednesday night with another Sun Belt midweek showdown, as Appalachian State travels to UL Lafayette in a key conference matchup for both teams. Navy and East Carolina was slated for Thursday but was postponed due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Four games dot the schedule for Friday, including Mississippi State at BYU and Duke at Louisville...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 7

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week ago
I offer my “Outrageous Predictions” every week for the upcoming slate of college football action. Inevitably, I'll pick on the wrong fan base, get a prediction about a certain team wrong, and then face the scorn on social media.   That's the best part of making these predictions.   Truth be told, I get one or two right (see Navy beating Houston last week) pretty...

College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
The first six 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 teams on...

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

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week 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, 1 year 1 week 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, 1 year 2 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, 1 year 2 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...