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Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Oklahoma opens 2018 looking to claim its fourth consecutive Big 12 title. Coach Lincoln Riley’s team was just a few plays away from earning a trip to the national championship game in 2017, and the roster is still loaded with talent for another run at the playoffs. Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray is expected to replace Baker Mayfield at quarterback, and the Sooners can lean on Rodney...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The 2017-18 college football season is officially in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the year with full 130 team rankings for every FBS team based upon the body of work. Alabama defeated Georgia on Jan. 8 to claim the national championship, and in no surprise, coach Nick Saban’s team takes the top spot in the rankings. The Bulldogs finish No. 2, with Clemson and...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach

By Mitch Light, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football's bowl slate wraps up with an intriguing slate of must-see matchups on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could be playing in his final collegiate game in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State. The Liberty Bowl features Memphis' high-powered offense against an improved Iowa State team, and the Fiesta Bowl matches a tough Washington defense...

Liberty Bowl Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. Iowa State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Memphis looks to defend its home turf in Saturday’s Liberty Bowl matchup against Iowa State. The Tigers were one of the best Group of 5 teams in 2017 and nearly knocked off UCF in the American Athletic Conference title game to earn a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl. On the other sideline, the Cyclones showed marked improvement in coach Matt Campbell’s second year in Ames. After a...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Pinstripe, Cotton, Alamo, Sun and Holiday

By Mitch Light, 1 month 2 days ago
The post-Christmas slate of college football's bowl season kicks off on Dec. 26 with three games, including the Heart of Dallas Bowl between West Virginia and Utah, along with the Cactus Bowl matchup of Kansas State versus UCLA. A busy slate is on tap for Dec. 27, as the schedule features four games, including the Texas Bowl between former Big 12 foes Missouri and Texas. With ...

College Football's 2017 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
With college football’s 2017 regular season in the books and bowl season already underway, 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 Trophy winner Baker Mayfield claimed...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 5 days ago
One could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the best individual performances of recent memory.   Starting with opening weekend and lasting through the Army-Navy Game, each and every college...

Big 12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The Big 12's 2017 college football season was all about Oklahoma. After Bob Stoops retired in early June, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was promoted to head coach and the Sooners never missed a beat en route to a 12-1 record. With Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield directing the offense, Oklahoma averaged 44.9 points a game, claimed a Big 12 title and the No. 2 ranking headed into...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25. With bowl season approaching, here are picks against the spread for each postseason game from...

15 Best Big 12 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
A Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Playoff team headlined Big 12 play in the 2017 regular season, but the conference had a whole lot more happening beyond Norman, Oklahoma. Some of the very best games on the college football docket this past autumn emanated from Big 12 country.   The high scores for which Big 12 teams are known shaped some of the conference's best games in...