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Alamo Bowl Preview and Prediction: Oklahoma State vs. Colorado

By Allen Kenney, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for December Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 5 months 1 week ago
College football’s bowl season usually features some fantastic matchups and intriguing situations. It's also one of the toughest times to wager potentially with so many factors to consider.   Related: Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016 From Must-See to Must-Miss    First off is motivation and that's the most important. There are some teams that...

Outrageous Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 1 week ago
After one of the more exciting college football seasons in recent memory, it's time to park yourself in your favorite couch or recliner over the holidays and take in all that is bowl season.   Sure — until we hit the New Year's Six bowls and College Football Playoff games — most of these bowls mean very little to anyone outside of the players and fans of the respective...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season had a little bit of everything, to the point where you could fill your bingo card twice over. The greatest opening weekend ever? Definitely. Historic upsets from coast-to-coast? Without a doubt. Shootouts? Check. Seismic shifts as the result of game-changing plays? Double check.   Oh, and overtimes? Yes, there were plenty of those.   It was a...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
With the completion of college football’s 2016 regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The SEC led the way with 25 overall selections, with the Pac-12 and ACC tying...
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