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College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With the second weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 2)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 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 2018 season featured its share of big matchups, including Georgia's win over South Carolina, Clemson defeating Texas A&M in College Station, Arizona State's upset victory over Michigan State...

College Fantasy Football: Week 2 DFS Picks Saturday (Sept. 8) Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2018 college football season continues on Saturday. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from a 15 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the first Saturday Noon ET games, followed by 10 games headlining the 7 p.m. ET slate....

Ball State Cardinals vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction and Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 week ago
It’s 145 miles from Ball State to Notre Dame and for the first time ever the Cardinals football team will make that trip north to face the Fighting Irish this Saturday. Ball State won its season opener against FCS opponent Central Connecticut State last Thursday 42-6, but the Cardinals know they will be in for a whole different experience during their trip to South Bend.   The...

College Football Picks: Predicting Final Scores for Every Game in Week 2

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
The Week 2 edition of picking every game on the college football schedule is highlighted by a key conference games in the Pac-12 (USC visits Stanford) and the SEC (Georgia at South Carolina) as well as intriguing non-conference showdowns such as Clemson at Texas A&M, Mississippi State at Kansas State and Penn State at Pittsburgh.   Friday, Sept. 7   TCU at SMU SMU was one of...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2018 season continues with a busy Week 2 slate that features 78 overall matchups. With the NFL taking center stage on Thursday, Week 2 begins on Friday night with a Texas showdown between TCU and SMU. The intrigue on Saturday’s slate kicks off with Mississippi State visiting Kansas State, Oklahoma hosting UCLA and Arizona traveling to Houston in the first wave of...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 1)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks 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 first weekend of the 2018 season featured its share of big matchups, including Auburn's win over Washington, Notre Dame's home victory against Michigan and Virginia Tech dominating Florida State in Tallahassee. As...

Seven-Step Drop: Week 1 Overreactions (and Actual Causes for Concern)

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Welcome back college football. Oh, how we’ve missed you.   The first full weekend in the sport was marvelous not just because it was back in our lives after such a long offseason, but because we can finally stop projecting what teams will do and actually see them in action. After such a long layoff however, it’s a time-honored tradition to well, overreact to what we saw...

Notre Dame's Defensive Front Gets Aggressive in Season-Opening Win Over Michigan

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Against a rugged Michigan defense, I’m not sure many questions about Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush were answered. In part because of an offensive line that struggled to hold up against the Wolverines' stout front and in part due to his inconsistencies, the jury is still out on the Irish signal-caller. The line also had problems opening holes in the running game during the...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With the first weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...