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Knee-Jerk Reactions: BYU Cougars vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
Never let it be said that BYU-Nebraska 2015 wasn’t worth the price of admission. While the opening game of the Mike Riley era ended with a Hail Mary touchdown pass, it wasn’t celebrated like the one Jordan Westerkamp had versus Northwestern in 2013.Here’s what Husker fans can take away from the 33-28 loss:- If you’d have told me Tommy Armstrong was going to duplicate...

BYU Defeats Nebraska 33-28 on Last-Second Hail Mary Touchdown Pass

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Nebraska’s 29-game winning streak in season openers ended in surprising fashion on Saturday. With just a second left (and the final play of the game), BYU backup quarterback Tanner Mangum connected with receiver Mitch Mathews on a Hail Mary touchdown pass to score a 33-28 upset in Lincoln. Check out BYU’s touchdown pass on the final play to upset the Cornhuskers:

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
College football’s opening weekend continues on Sunday with Marshall looking to score a non-conference victory and respect for Conference USA in a matchup against Purdue. The Boilermakers rank near the bottom of most preseason power polls in the Big Ten, but coach Darrell Hazell heads into his third season in West Lafayette with optimism thanks to 16 returning starters.   ...

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Temple Owls Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 7 months ago
Year two of the James Franklin era at Penn State commences on Saturday afternoon just across the street from where he once sold programs at Phillies games. Penn State kicks off the 2015 season in Philadelphia against the Temple Owls, coached by former Nittany Lion linebacker Matt Rhule, and the Owls are not there to simply host Penn State’s season opener. Temple has the potential...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 7 months ago
ESPN’s College GameDay will kickoff the year in Texas as Alabama meets Wisconsin Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to open the season. The two teams met once before in 1928 when the Badgers shutout the Tide 15-0 at Camp Randall Stadium. There are no shortage of storylines heading into this one as Alabama, a model of consistency in recent history, enters the year...

BYU Cougars vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
One of the most anticipated games of college football's opening week happens to be Mike Riley’s first game as Nebraska’s head coach.  Keeping the Huskers’ season-opening win streak alive will be no easy task as Bronco Mendenhall brings stud quarterback Taysom Hill and the BYU Cougars to town. The Blackshirts have just been issued under Riley’s rules revamped...

Norfolk State Spartans vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Preview and Prediction

By Chris Dougherty, 1 year 7 months ago
Rutgers kicks off their 2015 campaign under mass scrutiny after a late August internal investigation involving head coach Kyle Flood, and the suspension of five players for the first half of their opener against Norfolk State. If nothing else, Rutgers must come out with a bang against their season-opening FCS opponent, who’s coming off a 4-8 season and heads into 2015 with a new head coach...

Stanford Cardinal vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 year 7 months ago
This is a battle of contrasting styles, between a squad with a bruising running game and gritty defense versus a speedy team who likes to spread out and hurl the ball all over the field. Traditionally, the former would be from the Midwest while the latter hails from the West Coast. Actually, these two are the complete opposites of those stereotypes. The first team mentioned comes from the Pac-12...

Week 1 College Football Against the Spread Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
College Football is back and so are my weekly picks against the spread. I will do my best to give sage and timely advice every Friday morning… for entertainment purposes only, of course. Week 1 is the best week of the year as so much is unknown about most teams and spreads are generally off kilter. Look for programs you think are underrated in the preseason and are facing young...

Illinois State Redbirds vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 7 months ago
College football’s 2015 season officially arrives in Iowa City Saturday as the Big Ten West Division's Iowa Hawkeyes play host to the Missouri Valley Football Conference and STATS FCS preseason No. 2 Illinois State Redbirds in a game most pundits will be looking past as the collegiate season opens across the country. Don't let the lack of enthusiasm or coverage of...