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Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 9 hours ago
Oklahoma should enter the 2020 college football season in a familiar position. The Sooners have won the last five Big 12 titles, and coach Lincoln Riley's team is the very early pick to win the conference once again next season. Riley's offense will have a new quarterback, but this unit should continue performing at a high level. Additionally, the defense is headed in the right direction...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, 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 were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 20, and continues until the national championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 20, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Two games are scheduled for Friday, six games are slated for the first...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. Two games are slated for Dec. 20 to start the bowl season, the Rose and Sugar Bowl matchups headline the action on Jan. 1, while the final contest outside of the national title takes place on Jan. 6 with the LendingTree Bowl...

Camping World Bowl Prediction and Preview: Notre Dame vs. Iowa State

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The No. 14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Iowa State Cyclones will meet for the first time when the two sides square off in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando. Notre Dame (10-2) closed the regular season with a 5-0 record in November, scoring at least 38 points in each of the final four weeks including a 45-24 win at Stanford in the finale. Meanwhile, the Cyclones had a rocky finish, as..., 6.5.0

Ranking the Watchability of the Big 12's Bowl Games in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 11 hours ago
A year ago, the Big 12 enjoyed a successful bowl season with a combined record of 4-3.  A competitive season in 2019 ended with six bowl-eligible teams from the conference, but the prospects for success this postseason don’t look promising.   All six Big 12 teams are underdogs in their bowl matchups, and the point spreads in four of the six games currently sit at a touchdown or...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
The end of college football’s regular season results in numerous coaching vacancies and fans are on the edge of their seat about who their program will hire... and rightfully so. A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a distance, but here are 10 that stand out for various reasons.   10. Kansas 2011: Charlie...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football's 2019 bowl season is less than two weeks away, and with all 15 weeks in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma will compete in the CFB Playoff, with the New Year's Six matchups headlined by Penn State-Memphis in the Cotton Bowl and Wisconsin-Oregon in the Rose Bowl. ...

Top 130 College Football Team Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With Week 15 from the 2019 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. LSU maintains the No. 1 spot after its victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship. Ohio State remains No. 2 after a second-half rally was needed to beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Clemson remains No. 3 after...