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Outback Bowl Preview and Prediction: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

By Rob McVey, 1 year 6 months ago
Prior to the start of the 2015 season, It was not a forgone conclusion that the Northwestern Wildcats (10-2 overall, 6-2 Big 10) would even make a bowl game, much less a New Year’s Day bowl game. Those sentiments quickly changed following a surprise victory over highly touted Stanford in the Wildcats' season opener. A win that would ultimately catapult Northwestern to one of its...

Nebraska's Nate Gerry Penalty Proves It's Time to Tackle the Lawlessness of Targeting Calls

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 6 months ago
A topic that causes many an eye roll has irked me lately, especially since it has the nation talking about Nebraska’s Foster Farms Bowl performance and not about the win. It’s a rule that is finding itself under more scrutiny every year: the targeting penalty. According to the American Football Coaches Association — which is obviously trying to raise awareness of how to...

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The Fiesta Bowl couldn’t have asked for a better or more interesting matchup, as Ohio State and Notre Dame are set to tangle in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 1. The Buckeyes-Fighting Irish contest is one of the most intriguing bowl games on the postseason slate this year. Not only does this game feature two of the premier programs in college football, these two teams were just a couple of plays...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for January Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 6 months ago
Once you cross into January, college football bowl season takes a drastically different look. A lot of the games in December featured motivation issues while these are filled mostly with teams who want to be where they are and want to make a good impression on their way to 2016. Outback Bowl: Tennessee (8-4) vs. Northwestern (10-2)Jan. 1, 12 p.m. ETNorthwestern has been a great story going...

5 Reasons Why Michigan State Will Win the Cotton Bowl

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 6 months ago
There's something about this Michigan State team. The 2015 football season did everything in its power to challenge the Spartans and possibly eliminate them from national title contention. Big games, tough situations, injuries and a shocking loss have all prepared this team for its College Football Playoff game on New Year's Eve against Alabama in the Cotton Bowl. Related:...

Cotton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Michigan State

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
A heavyweight, physical battle is set to unfold in Arlington, Texas on Dec. 31, as Alabama and Michigan State meet in a playoff semifinal in the Cotton Bowl for a trip to the College Football National Championship. 60 minutes and a victory is all that separates the Spartans and Crimson Tide from a chance at the national title in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 11. There are a lot of similarities in...

Holiday Bowl Preview and Prediction USC vs. Wisconsin

By Josh Webb, 1 year 6 months ago
Prior to 2014 the USC Trojans had never been to a single Holiday Bowl, now they will play in their second straight. The 8-5 Trojans will also be facing a traditional Midwestern football powerhouse for the second straight year. Last year was the Nebraska Cornhuskers and this year is the Wisconsin Badgers. In all, this year's installment of the National Funding Holiday Bowl couldn't have...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Mike Riley's Recruiting Adventures and What Nebraska Fans Should Expect Moving Forward

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 6 months ago
No one could’ve guessed first-year Nebraska head coach Mike Riley signed up for the madness he's experienced thus far. First, there was scrambling to take over after a messy divorce between the administration and Bo Pelini, working to keep recruits committed and bring in his own crop to complete the 2015 class. Fair enough, new coaches are used to that. Now his initial season is...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 6 months ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...