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College Football’s 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in New Year's Six Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 6 months 3 weeks ago
We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football bowl season and with 2017 quickly approaching, that means it is almost time for the New Year’s Six games. As good as some of the games look on paper however, some of the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

Peach Bowl Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Washington

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The third edition of the College Football Playoff officially begins on Saturday in Atlanta, Ga., as Alabama takes on Washington in the Peach Bowl. The Crimson Tide are the defending national champs and have earned a trip to the CFB Playoff for the third consecutive year, while the Huskies are making their first appearance in the four-team playoff.   Washington has been on a fast rise...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

Sun Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. North Carolina

By Kyle Kensing, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The buzz around the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl focuses primarily on the player who won't be suiting up in El Paso.   Christian McCaffrey — Stanford's record-setting, do-everything running back — announced he would pass on playing in the Sun Bowl to instead focusing on his preparations for the NFL Draft.   For as much attention as McCaffrey's absence has and will...

Alamo Bowl Preview and Prediction: Oklahoma State vs. Colorado

By Allen Kenney, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Colorado and Oklahoma State tangled 44 times as conference mates in the Big 8 and Big 12 between 1960 through 2009. This year’s Alamo Bowl, however, is the first time the two programs have faced off on the gridiron since the Buffaloes lit out for the Pac-12 in 2011.   Colorado now plays a decidedly non-Big 12 brand of football under reclamation artist Mike MacIntyre. MacIntyre and...

Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: Indiana vs. Utah

By John Coon, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Utah winning bowl games is not yet as predictable as death, taxes and heated arguments over politics, but it is closer than just about anything else these days.   Since Kyle Whittingham took over as co-head coach in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and as head coach in the ‘05 season, Utah has posted a 9-1 record in bowl games. Whittingham's winning percentage in bowl games is the best in...

Holiday Bowl Preview and Prediction: Minnesota vs. Washington State

By Kyle Kensing, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl: It's the bowl game that almost wasn't. Or, at least, the 39th edition of the San Diego-hosted contest almost got a drastic makeover when the Minnesota Golden Gophers teased a boycott, the result of 10 player suspensions.   Much to the chagrin of Northern Illinois – the next team up in line for a bowl bid – Minnesota reversed...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 day ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 days ago
The Pac-12 has produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks in recent years, and the next star from this season’s crop of freshmen is clearly quarterback Sam Darnold at USC. Darnold’s emergence as the starter was a big reason why the Trojans are playing in the Rose Bowl against Penn State in January and could have this program in the mix for a playoff spot in 2017. Oregon...

College Football’s 20 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 4 days ago
It’s bowl season and college football fans can celebrate (or is it mourn?) the end of the year with 41 games that have a little bit of everything. While most of the attention is paid toward the two semifinal games and some of the other major bowls, there’s a lot to enjoy among the dozens of intersectional matchups on tap this month. As good as some of the games look on paper...
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