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College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Week 9 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. The weekend's biggest game took place in Columbus, with Ohio State rallying from an early deficit to beat Penn State 39-38. The Buckeyes were led by a stout defense in the second half, along with the standout play of quarterback J.T. Barrett. Notre Dame soundly defeated NC...

Pac-12 Week 9 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Week 9 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the Pac-12. Stanford kicked off the Week 9 action with a last-second win over Oregon State on Thursday night. And as usual, Saturday provided plenty of drama around the league. Colorado beat California 44-28, and Washington rebounded from its loss to Arizona State by handling...

USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 3 weeks ago
USC competing for a Pac-12 South divisional title? Hardly a shock, and those are the stakes as the Trojans return to conference play Saturday. But Arizona State? The Sun Devils' midseason resurgence is one of the most surprising stories of this college football season.   After falling to 2-3 with a loss at Stanford Sept. 30, Arizona State looked headed for a third straight...

Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 campaign was one Arizona Wildcats faithful would probably rather forget. The low point in one of the worst seasons in program history came on Nov. 5 in Pullman, Washington, when Washington State drilled Arizona, 69-7. "They totally embarrassed for several years, and especially last year," Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez said.   Though 2016 had particular...

Stanford Cardinal vs. Oregon State Beavers Preview and Prediction

By Mark Ross, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Believe it or not, but No. 20 Stanford’s push for a potential College Football Playoff spot starts Thursday night in Corvallis against Oregon State. The Beavers may just be 1-6 overall and winless (0-4) in the Pac-12, but the Cardinal (5-2, 4-1) cannot afford to look past their seemingly overmatched opponent if they have any hope of playing for a national title.   The Pac-12 is...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 9

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 4 weeks ago
It’s another loaded weekend of great games and one that is shaping up to have a huge impact on the College Football Playoff race. As great as some of these college football matchups are this week though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a coach or an NFL scout...

Utah Utes vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Both Utah and Oregon are in search of an offensive identity. A lack of offensive firepower has contributed to a three-game slide for both teams ahead of their matchup at Autzen Stadium this week.   The Utes (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) were dominated on both sides of the ball in a 30-10 loss to Arizona State last week. Utah totaled just 265 yards and coughed up four turnovers to the Sun Devils....

UCLA Bruins vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Defending Pac-12 champion Washington went into its bye week with a sour taste left in the Huskies' mouths. Aiming for a return to the conference championship game, and possibly the College Football Playoff, both paths were complicated on Oct. 14 with a stunning loss at Arizona State, 13-7.   Will a week stewing on the result be a positive or negative for the Huskies?   "We...

California Golden Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes Preview and Prediction

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Cal Golden Bears and Colorado Buffaloes are a pair of 4-4 teams in search of bowl eligibility, but prior to kickoff, prepare to hear a lot about Washington State. After all, Cal beat the then-No. 8 Cougars 37-3 at home on Friday the 13th, and Colorado was drubbed by Wazzu 28-0 in a sloppy, rain-soaked contest in Pullman last week. Even though this game is in Boulder, it would be pretty easy...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Week 9 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play is in full effect with just six weeks of games remaining, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the ninth weekend of action. The Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with four games, including Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois and...