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College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 4

By Bryan Fischer, 2 days 20 hours ago
After a thrilling Week 3 brought us half a dozen wild finishes and some big-time upsets, the upcoming weekend in college football promises to be even better for fans across the country as conference play begins in earnest just about everywhere. As great as some of the matchups are though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball...

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 2 days 20 hours ago
Washington State has a chance to go unbeaten in non-conference play for the first time since 2005 when it hosts Nevada on Saturday.   The No. 18 Cougars (3-0) are seeking their first 4-0 start since 2001 when they ran off seven straight wins to open the season. Washington State experienced no resistance in its Pac-12 opener, demolishing Oregon State 52-23. Senior quarterback Luke Falk...

USC Trojans vs. California Golden Bears Preview and Prediction

By Josh Webb, 2 days 20 hours ago
It’s that time of year again when the USC Trojans and California Golden Bears meet for the Weekender. The Trojans are coming off a dramatic, thrilling, and costly double-overtime victory against the Texas Longhorns. There is clearly something magical in the air when the Trojans and Longhorns meet, perhaps they should be required to play once a year for all of our sakes.   For...

10 Greatest Following Acts in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 days 22 hours ago
Kelly Bryant’s performance in Clemson’s 47-21 victory over Louisville this past Saturday seems like he has picked up right where Deshaun Watson left off last season. Watson, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist who led the Tigers to two national title games and a win over Alabama in the most recent one, didn't seem too surprised at his successor's breakthrough game where Bryant...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 4

By J.P. Scott, 2 days 23 hours ago
I don't know about you, but the 2017 college football season doesn't seem like it has the same "wow" factor at this point that it's had in recent years. We've had some big games with some big moments, but we really haven't had a game or event that flipped the table on the season.   That could all change in Week 4, as some upstart programs get their shots at...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 19 hours ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season features a few non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fourth weekend of action. The Week 4 slate begins on Thursday night, as USF hosts Temple in a key game in the American Athletic Conference. Two games are slated for Friday, as Virginia...

Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 3 days 21 hours ago
The top rushing defense in the Pac-12 aims to slow the conference's most prolific run game in a Friday night league opener pitting Utah against Arizona.   The Utes are off to a 3-0 start and kick off Pac-12 play with the nation's second-most stingy run defense. Non-conference opponents North Dakota, BYU and San Jose State combined to gain 148 yards on the ground against Utah's...

Seven-Step Drop: College Football Craziness Strikes Again

By Bryan Fischer, 5 days 22 hours ago
It happens like clockwork every season.   The schedule looks lackluster coming in. Power 5 teams host huge underdogs. Big-name, top-25 games are few and far between. David against Goliath might be too kind of a term for some matchups. There appears to be a lengthy window where getting those chores done around the house might be a better use of one’s time.   And then......

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Updated)

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 31 min ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The third weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama defeated Colorado State to remain No. 1 in the rankings, but Clemson closed the gap after knocking...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 19 hours ago
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Clemson and Mississippi State delivered statement victories, USC defeated Texas in overtime, Memphis and San Diego State earned wins over Power 5 programs, and Florida beat Tennessee on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass.   With the third weekend of the 2017 season in...