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When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 3 months ago
ESPN’s SEC Storied documentary, “The Play That Changed College Football” tells the story of the first college football conference championship game, pitting undefeated Alabama against 8-3 Florida in 1992. Sorry if I spoil anything here (but it has been 23 years), but the play was an Antonio Langham interception for a touchdown that secured the win for the Crimson Tide and their...

Ranking the Watchability of College Football's 2015 Conference Championship Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role in determining how the top 10-15 rank on Sunday for New Year’s Six bowl matchups. Eight conference championship matchups are slated for Week...

SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Florida vs. Alabama

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Alabama and Florida meet for the eighth time in the SEC Championship Game history on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. The Gators own a 4-3 edge over the Crimson Tide in SEC Championship appearances but enter Saturday’s game as a heavy underdog. According to the good folks in Vegas, Alabama is favored by at least two touchdowns (17.5 spread). That’s the largest spread among the eight...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as Bowling Green meets Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship. The Huskies knocked off the Falcons in this game last season, but coach Rod Carey’...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Conference Championship Week

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 months ago
What a long, strange trip this college football season has been — and it's not over yet. On Saturday, the best of the best from FBS conferences around the country will square of in their annual conference championship games (If a conference indeed has one). These are the last games (no disrespect to Army and Navy) that will shape the College Football Playoff as well as this season...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 3 months ago
There are numerous college football head coaching vacancies this season that are likely keeping their respective athletic directors up at night. Some, like Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock, have already filled their head coaching spot (Justin Fuente) and others, like LSU’s Joe Alleva, have chosen to stay with their guy (Les Miles). A good head coaching hire can revitalize a program...

New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Dec. 1)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its fifth set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the fifth straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3 and Iowa at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than three weeks away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 13 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 13. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...