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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
With the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy safely tucked away following Nebraska’s dismissal of Minnesota, another game with plenty of pomp welcomes the Huskers as they return home. I speak of “The Battle for NU,” of course! Not only did the Big Red pick up its first road win under Mike Riley, but it did so in style with a crisp and clean effort. If the Huskers can...

College Football's Top 15 Games of the Second Half of 2015

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 7 months ago
Unfortunately for college football fans, we’ve reached the halfway mark of yet another season. A compelling first half of 2015 has set up a frantic scramble to the finish in the remainder of the year. Related: 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far In particular, keep an eye on the Big 12, where the league office backloaded the conference slate with showdowns...

Big Ten Week 8 Predictions: Indiana Aims for Upset at Michigan State, Nebraska Hosts Northwestern

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Matching the intensity and overall interest level of last week’s Michigan-Michigan State game won’t be easy for the Big Ten with its Week 8 slate of matchups. Indiana-Michigan State and Northwestern-Nebraska are the league’s must-see games for Saturday, with the Spartans hoping to avoid a letdown after the chaotic end to the win over Michigan. The Wildcats need to rebound after...

Pac-12 Week 8 Predictions: USC Hopes to Spoil Utah's Season, Stanford Rides Momentum Against Washington

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Stanford and Utah appear to be on a collision course for a matchup in the Pac-12 Championship, but both teams still have plenty of obstacles to overcome, starting this Saturday in Week 8 action. The Cardinal have a few extra days to prepare for Washington after defeating UCLA on Thursday night last week. Utah’s assignment is tougher this weekend, as the Utes travel to Los Angeles to take...

Top 5 Indiana vs. Michigan State College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 7 months ago
Indiana and Michigan State are certainly no strangers when it comes to matching up against one another, as both schools have been members of the Big Ten together for more than 60 years now. However, when it comes to the Hoosiers vs. Spartans rivalry, one probably thinks of basketball and names like Izzo, Knight, Johnson and Alford. You don’t necessarily think of the gridiron and Randle El...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown, while California travels to UCLA to cap the Thursday action. Memphis plays at Tulsa and Utah State visits San Diego State on Friday night. The...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
You can't get much more outrageous than the end of the Michigan State-Michigan game last weekend, but you know the college football world is sure going to try. With another slate of season-shaping matchups and potential trap games on the docket, the potential for outrageousness is alive and well in Week 8. Related: 15 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 7 Games ...

5 Reasons the Iowa Hawkeyes are Still Undefeated

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 7 months ago
To call Iowa under-estimated entering the 2015 college football season wouldn't come even close to properly stating the degree to which the Hawkeyes have thus far surpassed even the most starry-eyed zealot's definition of “success” for head coach Kirk Ferentz and his team. Of the current members of the AP Top 25, only the No. 3 Utah Utes were provided less love entering...

College Football 2015 Midseason Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer. With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected. The playoff picture is...

BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...