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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Willie Taggart's debut as Oregon Ducks head coach ended with an emphatic win over FCS member Southern Utah, 77-21. The blowout gave Oregon an opportunity to ease into a new era, but the stakes immediately pick up in Week 2 with a visit from the Nebraska Cornhuskers.   The loss last September in Lincoln marked an unofficial beginning of the end for one era in Oregon football. A penalty...

Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Non-conference play usually dominates the first month of the college football season, but the Pac-12 has one of Week 2’s best games, as Stanford travels to Los Angeles to take on USC on Saturday night. The Trojans were considered by some to be the favorite in the Pac-12 this summer, with Stanford ranking behind Washington in most preseason polls. While it’s a long ways off to the Pac...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football welcomed us back in thrilling fashion during Week 1 and shows no signs of stopping with a terrific slate of powerhouse matchups. Whether it’s an SEC team going up against Touchdown Jesus, the defending national champions facing their biggest test, or the marquee non-conference matchup between two of the winningest college programs of all time, there’s a little...

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen said that "things looked bleak; real bleak," in the Bruins' season opener against Texas A&M.   After weathering the storm of a 44-10 deficit, UCLA escaped with the second-biggest comeback in college football history. Following the five-touchdown deluge in the Rose Bowl comes a rainbow – the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, to be specific....

Stanford vs. USC: The Next Chapter in the 10-Year War

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Forget Mayweather-McGregor, and all due respect to Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, but the most hard-hitting bout of late summer 2017 just might be Stanford-USC, an annual series with rivalry bona fides.   USC head coach Clay Helton perhaps put it best, saying, "You know you're in for a war" when facing Stanford.   Indeed, the annual pairing of longtime...

New Trio of Stars Emerging on Offense for Utah Football

By John Coon, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Question marks have transformed into exclamation points for Utah on offense as it prepares to face long-time rival BYU this week. The Utes unveiled a new offensive scheme in their season opener against North Dakota with favorable results.   After shaking off a sluggish first quarter start, Utah marched down the field at will in a 37-16 victory over the Fighting Hawks from the FCS ranks....

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 2

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The first full week of the 2017 college football season had a bit of everything. We saw some offenses that lit up the scoreboards, some defenses that held their ground and some upstarts pull off a couple of upsets.   Week 2 has a few interesting matchups that lend themselves to some outrageous outcomes. After going 2-for-5 last week, it's time for a new batch of OUTRAGEOUS* ...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the second weekend of action. Due to the NFL opener, the Week 2 slate features only one game on Thursday night, as Utah State hosts Idaho State. On Friday, Purdue takes on Ohio, Memphis travels to UCF and Oklahoma State hits the road for a...

5 Greatest Comebacks in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
UCLA’s 34-point comeback over Texas A&M in the final 17 minutes on Sunday was one for the ages. Is it the greatest of all time? Well, there are a few factors to consider.   All comebacks of more than two touchdowns are a testament to a team’s perseverance, but in determining the best rally, one must consider the point deficit, the amount of time they had, and the opponent...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight during the preseason or throughout the course of a regular season for all 130 college football teams. This process starts in high school, as evaluating prospects and how they will translate to FBS play is no easy assignment. And at the FBS level, a lot of factors go into a quarterback evaluation. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Louisville's Lamar...