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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season features a couple of key non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the third weekend of action. The Week 3 slate doesn't quite have the overall high-profile matchups from last weekend's action, but Saturday night's ACC showdown between...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 2)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 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...

SEC Week 2 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. The weekend slate featured easy non-conference wins for Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and LSU. South Carolina kicked off SEC play with a victory at Missouri, with Georgia picking up the league's most impressive win (at Notre Dame) for Week 2....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 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...

Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Preview and Prediction

By Ryan Wright, 2 months 2 weeks ago
If Howard’s season-opening 43-40 win over UNLV last week was the biggest point spread upset of all time, should Fresno State (1-0) upset No. 1 Alabama (1-0) in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, history will have quickly been rewritten, and in dramatic fashion.   Head coach Jeff Tedford looked like the collegiate offensive genius that he is in his debut with the Bulldogs, guiding his team to a...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the second weekend of action. Due to the NFL opener, the Week 2 slate features only one game on Thursday night, as Utah State hosts Idaho State. On Friday, Purdue takes on Ohio, Memphis travels to UCF and Oklahoma State hits the road for a...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight during the preseason or throughout the course of a regular season for all 130 college football teams. This process starts in high school, as evaluating prospects and how they will translate to FBS play is no easy assignment. And at the FBS level, a lot of factors go into a quarterback evaluation. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Louisville's Lamar...

Seven-Step Drop: Lessons That Will Define the 2017 College Football Season After Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
A year ago heading into the college football season, just about everybody was labeling Week 1 as the greatest opening act in the sport’s history. It wasn’t hard to see why with powerhouse program meeting powerhouse program just about everywhere you looked.   As good as some of the games were though, there were also a handful of duds and only a few nominal upsets along the...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season lived up to the hype. With several marquee matchups in the opening weekend, the action at the FBS level didn't disappoint. Alabama remained the team to beat after a win against Florida State, Michigan dominated Florida, Louisville rallied to beat Purdue, Tennessee knocked off Georgia Tech in overtime, and Virginia Tech beat West...

SEC Week 1 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. The weekend slate featured huge non-conference wins by Alabama, Tennessee, LSU and South Carolina. Additionally, Vanderbilt and Kentucky picked up victories on the road against Conference USA teams, and Georgia defeated Appalachian State 31-10.   With the first...