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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 9

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 day ago
The Big Ten ended up winning the day last weekend on the back of Penn State's upset of Ohio State. Everything about the game — from the blocked field goal to the fans to the suddenly unstoppable defensive front of Penn State — was nothing short of outrageous.   This weekend, the Big Ten takes center stage once again with a trio of matchups that have the potential to...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the path for coach Urban Meyer's team is still there to earn a playoff spot. Ohio State takes on Michigan in the regular season finale and could face...

Which Nebraska Player is the X-Factor Against Wisconsin?

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
The Saturday night showdown between Nebraska and Wisconsin is one of the most anticipated games for Week 9. The winner of this matchup solidifies a case as the top team in the Big Ten West’s Division and moves a step closer to booking a trip to Indianapolis for the conference title game. The Cornhuskers are 4-0 in league play, but this is the biggest test of 2016 for coach Mike Riley...

Seven-Step Drop: Chaos aside, the College Football Playoff path for all the contenders is pretty simple

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 3 days ago
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well, on Saturday the chaos came. And it came hard.   While the day did not start in Happy Valley, the biggest narrative shift occurred there just...

College Football Poll Watch: Wisconsin Punished for Winning, Alabama Near-Unanimous No. 1

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 3 days ago
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls to turn in some questionable ballots.   Here's what stuck out to me this week:   Wisconsin was literally punished for winning...

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 days ago
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and Auburn scored key victories in SEC West action, Penn State knocked off Ohio State to score the biggest win of coach James Franklin's tenure in Happy...

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 6 days ago
Nebraska will host Purdue on Saturday in a tale of two seasons. Things could not have gone any better than they did for the Cornhuskers during the first half of the 2016 campaign. They've battled through injuries and won some tight games against some respectable teams. And they've done so with an extremely balanced offensive attack led by quarterback Tommy Armstrong.   Purdue is...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 8

By Mitch Light, 11 months 1 week ago
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally, conference matchups such as Ole Miss-TCU, Texas-Kansas State, Louisville-NC State and Penn State-Ohio State feature lines or odds that caught our...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State hosts BYU in a game that can certainly help boost the Broncos' overall resume for the top spot among Group of 5 teams. Three more games dot...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
There was a quiet confidence around the Nebraska program this past offseason. For the first time in recent memory, Cornhuskers football was shaping up to be relatively drama-free between January and August.   And then, the unthinkable happened.   The loss of Sam Foltz took the focus off of football and back on what matters in this world: people and love. The tragedy unified and...