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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...

Seven-Step Drop: Lessons That Will Define the 2017 College Football Season After Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 1 week ago
A year ago heading into the college football season, just about everybody was labeling Week 1 as the greatest opening act in the sport’s history. It wasn’t hard to see why with powerhouse program meeting powerhouse program just about everywhere you looked.   As good as some of the games were though, there were also a handful of duds and only a few nominal upsets along the...

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...

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...

Gameday Photos: Maryland at Texas

By hmcclary, 4 months 2 weeks ago

20 College Football Games to Look Forward to This September

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The college football season is almost upon us and while it may technically start in late August, it’s the month of September that is the heart of the action on the gridiron. Featuring the bulk of the non-conference matchups and several compelling conference openers, it doesn’t get much better than this slate after a long offseason without the sport.   What games are...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 1

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 2 weeks ago
It has finally arrived! The first full slate of the 2017 college football season is here. With it comes a clean slate for nearly every team in the land as they chase their College Football Playoff dreams. But as is the nature of a sport with more than 120 teams playing for the same goal, things are going to get a little crazy. You could even say, things are going to get OUTRAGEOUS!* And it all...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night, including Indiana hosting Ohio State, Buffalo-Minnesota and Tulsa-Oklahoma State.   Friday night also features a busy schedule of games, as Lane...

Maryland Terrapins vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Texas made arguably the splashiest coaching hire of the offseason in landing touted Urban Meyer disciple Tom Herman. The long-speculated marriage between Herman and the Longhorns has Texas’ army of well-heeled boosters ready for a return to the top of college football royalty. Given how things have gone in Austin for the better part of a decade, their ascendancy might take a little...