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Pac-12 Week 13 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the Pac-12. UCLA kicked off the weekend slate with a last-second win over California. The victory against the Golden Bears secured bowl eligibility for the Bruins. On Saturday, Oregon easily defeated Oregon State, Arizona State won its seventh game of 2017 after beating rival...

9 Coaching Candidates to Replace Todd Graham at Arizona State

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Despite a victory over Arizona and a 7-5 record in 2017, Arizona State coach Todd Graham was fired by athletic director Ray Anderson on Sunday. Graham’s final record with the Sun Devils was 46-31, which also included a Pac-12 South title in 2013. After winning 20 games between 2013-14, Arizona State went just 11-14 over the next two years. Graham was under pressure to win in 2017 and...

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Utah Utes Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 3 weeks 2 days ago
A bowl game is on the line for both Utah and Colorado when the two rivals clash this week.   The Utes (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12) let a golden chance at becoming bowl eligible slip through their fingers in a 33-30 loss to Washington on Saturday. Utah held a seven-point lead late, but the Huskies rattled off 10 points in the final minute to avoid an upset loss to the Utes. It marked the second time...

Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 3 weeks 2 days ago
With a bowl game now assured, Oregon is looking to avenge its 2016 loss to its most bitter rival when it clashes with Oregon State in the 121st Civil War game this weekend.   The Ducks (6-5, 3-5 Pac-12) have won two straight home games and have looked impressive in doing so, averaging 44.5 points and 502 yards in victories over Utah and Arizona. A third straight home win...

Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The silver trophy given to the winner of the annual Arizona-Arizona State football game, nicknamed the Territorial Cup, is the oldest rivalry prize in college football. Other programs have played more games than the two Grand Canyon State programs' 91 prior meetings, and some series date back further than the 1899 first installment. The Cup itself, however, is the oldest in the sport....

Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The stakes are high in the Apple Cup rivalry on Saturday night, as Washington State travels to Seattle needing a win over Washington to claim the Pac-12 North Division title. The Huskies were in this spot last year and won in Pullman 45-17 to claim the division title, which coach Chris Petersen’s team parlayed into a Pac-12 Championship and a spot in the CFB Playoff. If Washington...

College Football Playoff Poll Watch: Will the Group of 5 Ever Get a Fair Shake?

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The weekly practice of releasing the College Football Playoff Selection Committee's rankings took place again on Tuesday night. As usual, we were left with several questions.   Here are three things I'd like to know:   Is it possible for a Group of 5 team to play for a national championship? Right now, the answer appears to be "No." UCF has won every game on its...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 13

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 3 days ago
We're down to just a couple more weekends before we know which four teams will be competing in the College Football Playoff. Rivalry weekend has historically had huge implications on the national championship picture, and 2017 should be no different. There are a handful of games on the schedule whose results have the potential to turn the whole process on its head.   Let's...

California Golden Bears vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 3 days ago
UCLA football underwent a seismic shake-up following its 28-23 loss last week at USC, with head coach Jim Mora relieved of his duties.   Mora's firing was perhaps not all that surprising: The Bruins' loss dropped them to 0-6 away from home on the season and made the possibly of a second consecutive losing campaign a very real possibility with Cal coming to town for the regular-...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season is the final full weekend of action, and there's no shortage of intrigue with several rivalry matchups on tap. The action begins on Tuesday night with three MAC games and continues on Thanksgiving night with the Egg Bowl rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Friday's slate features 15 games, including UCF-USF, Miami-Pitt,...