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SEC Week 2 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. The weekend slate featured easy non-conference wins for Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and LSU. South Carolina kicked off SEC play with a victory at Missouri, with Georgia picking up the league's most impressive win (at Notre Dame) for Week 2....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. And once again, a Saturday full of action didn't disappoint. Oklahoma upset Ohio State in Columbus, Clemson defeated Auburn in Death Valley, Georgia edged Notre Dame in South Bend, and USC handled Stanford in a key Pac-12 conference matchup.   With the...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the second weekend of action. Due to the NFL opener, the Week 2 slate features only one game on Thursday night, as Utah State hosts Idaho State. On Friday, Purdue takes on Ohio, Memphis travels to UCF and Oklahoma State hits the road for a...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight during the preseason or throughout the course of a regular season for all 130 college football teams. This process starts in high school, as evaluating prospects and how they will translate to FBS play is no easy assignment. And at the FBS level, a lot of factors go into a quarterback evaluation. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Louisville's Lamar...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season lived up to the hype. With several marquee matchups in the opening weekend, the action at the FBS level didn't disappoint. Alabama remained the team to beat after a win against Florida State, Michigan dominated Florida, Louisville rallied to beat Purdue, Tennessee knocked off Georgia Tech in overtime, and Virginia Tech beat West...

SEC Week 1 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. The weekend slate featured huge non-conference wins by Alabama, Tennessee, LSU and South Carolina. Additionally, Vanderbilt and Kentucky picked up victories on the road against Conference USA teams, and Georgia defeated Appalachian State 31-10.   With the first...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 1)

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 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 first weekend of the 2017 season didn't disappoint. Alabama knocked off Florida State in Atlanta on Saturday night, while Tennessee and Georgia Tech played an entertaining overtime affair in the same stadium on Monday night. Ohio State...

Top 5 College Football Kickoff Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Most college football teams with a shot at success start their season off with a tune-up or two, but a handful play their fellow ranked opponents on a neutral site. This is just one of many efforts over the past four decades to bring a “bowl game” feel to the beginning of the college football season.    The first and longest-running of these efforts was the Kickoff...

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

By Rob McVey, 4 months 2 weeks ago
A long overdue rivalry that dates back to 1902 will be renewed on Monday night when the No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic. The second of two high-profile SEC vs. ACC matchups to be played in Atlanta’s brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.   Georgia Tech enters the 2017 season with a nice head of steam following...