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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 3 weeks 21 hours ago
In what will mark the second Big Ten conference game of the 2017 college football season for both teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. This game will mark the second time the Buckeyes will be facing former OSU assistant Chris Ash, who is now the head coach for Rutgers.    ...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The last time the Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan State Spartans met, the Big Ten championship was on the line. Almost two years later, two of the Big Ten's blue-collar like programs meet up for a very important early-season tilt in East Lansing.   The Hawkeyes are coming off of a heartbreaking loss at home to Penn State, where they seemingly played the role of Rocky Balboa to Penn...

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 1 day ago
A week after an exhilarating road win in Big Ten play, Penn State returns home for another Big Ten matchup with Indiana. Penn State will be paying tribute to the past with a unique uniform design taking various elements from the program's history, but the focus will be on the present with Saquon Barkley building momentum toward a possible Heisman Trophy at the end of the year and the...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 5

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Conference title races are set to get shaken up as we hit Week 5 and the contenders start to separate from the pretenders around the country. As great as some of the college football matchups are this week though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a coach or an NFL...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 5

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2017 college football season is flying by, as we prepare for the last weekend in September. We are starting to learn a lot more about every team, including who the contenders and pretenders are. We're seeing a couple of teams quietly overcome every obstacle put in front of them.   We're also starting to figure out which coaches are sitting in seats that are perhaps a little...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Week 5 of the 2017 college football season features conference play and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fifth weekend of action. The Week 5 slate begins on Thursday night, as Texas travels to Ames to take on Iowa State. On Friday, four intriguing matchups are on tap, including Miami at Duke, Nebraska at Illinois...

Maryland Terrapins vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The Maryland Terrapins and Minnesota Golden Gophers will meet up in Minneapolis this Saturday for what will be the Big Ten season opener for both teams. After a 3-0 start to their 2017 campaign, the Gophers had last weekend off. The Terrapins spent last Saturday suffering their first loss of the season in blowout fashion, falling 38-10 to UCF.   Both teams have leaned heavily on...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Both Wisconsin (3-0) and Northwestern (2-1) come into Saturday’s Big Ten opener fresh off a bye week and looking to hit the conference slate running against their fellow West Division rival.   Prior to the bye, Wisconsin put together one of their most complete victories in years with a 40-6 bashing of BYU in Provo. The Badgers racked up close to 500 yards of total offense while...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The future of the Nebraska program remains in question as the Cornhuskers look to go 2-0 in Big Ten play to regain some confidence after a rough start to the season. Nebraska heads to Illinois for some Friday night football in the Big Ten in the first game since the removal of athletic director Shawn Eichorst. With a change at AD, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley could use a good showing in...

Parris Campbell Emerging as a Playmaker in Ohio State's Offense

By Chip Minnich, 3 weeks 3 days ago
During the previous two college football seasons, Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell was often talked about in glowing terms by head coach Urban Meyer. Campbell was a standout high school running back at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, the same high school that gained fame as the launching pad for NBA superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.   After redshirting in 2014,...