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UCLA Bruins vs. Memphis Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Eric Sorenson, 1 month 1 week ago
Looking for the one game that has the best quarterback matchup in college football this week? It may be a little off the radar but look no further than the UCLA-Memphis showdown in Elvis-Town.   Everybody in college football knows about the magic of Josh Rosen, the new Wizard of Westwood, who led the Bruins from a 44-10 deficit in week one to beat Texas A&M and immediately entered...

Arizona Wildcats vs. UTEP Miners Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
Arizona's Week 3 date at UTEP Friday night is a throwback to yesteryear for the Wildcats in certain ways. UTEP was a longtime Border Conference rival of Arizona in the first half of the 20th century. The two were counterparts in the Western Athletic Conference for a decade before Arizona received its invitation to turn the Pacific 8 into the Pac-10.   UTEP – then Texas Western...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 3

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
The Week 3 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by a huge battle in the ACC Atlantic Division: Clemson at Louisville. Elsewhere, red-hot UCLA makes the long trip to Memphis for a tricky game at the Liberty Bowl; Florida and Tennessee meet in Gainesville in a pivotal early-season SEC game; and Oklahoma hopes to avoid a letdown as Tulane visits Norman. Here are 10...

Texas and USC Ready to Start New Chapters on Saturday

By Josh Webb, 1 month 1 week ago
Much is made of revenge in college football. By itself, revenge is a fickle mate. The idea that one game can make up for another is a notion that permeates the sport. Clemson loses to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game two seasons ago only to exact some revenge this past January. But does it actually work like that? Can it work like that?   The reality is...

Seven-Step Drop: Heisman Race, Not College Football Playoff Push was Biggest Takeaway of Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 1 week ago
If Week 1 was about quality of games, then Week 2 was all about the quantity with top-25 matchups all across the board and deep into the night. Whether you were at a game or trying to follow along at home by frantically flipping between channels, Saturday was quite the reminder that this sport can offer moment after moment in rapid-fire succession.   Of all the wins though, the biggest...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 2)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The second weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference matchups. Alabama easily handled Fresno State to remain No. 1 in the rankings, but Clemson, Oklahoma and USC each jump a few spots...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. And once again, a Saturday full of action didn't disappoint. Oklahoma upset Ohio State in Columbus, Clemson defeated Auburn in Death Valley, Georgia edged Notre Dame in South Bend, and USC handled Stanford in a key Pac-12 conference matchup.   With the...

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

By Eric Sorenson, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Okay, before we get to the upcoming San Diego State-Arizona State game, let’s see a quick show of hands: Who here thought New Mexico State would give Arizona State a six-point game in Tempe last week? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?   Well neither did I. In fact, that 37-31 escape by Todd Graham's Sun Devils was one of the off-the-radar scores that jumped off the page to...

Boise State Broncos vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Nothing could boost momentum better for Washington State heading into Pac-12 play next week than earning a payback victory over Boise State. Such a task is easier said than done.   The No. 20 Cougars (1-0) couldn't have drawn up anything better than how their season opener turned out. Their 31-0 victory over FCS member Montana State marked the team's first shutout victory over an...

Houston Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Opponents on the field will be teammates off it this week. Saturday's trip to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats marks a belated kickoff to the 2017 season for the Houston Cougars. Houston's original Week 1 matchup with UTSA was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, but there are far more important matters tied to the super-storm that impacted South Texas.   And, to that end, the...