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College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

UTEP Miners vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Texas unveiled a new offense, a new quarterback rotation and a new sense of confidence in the opening week of the season against Notre Dame. The overtime victory is being treated as a breakthrough for the team, which hasn’t put together a satisfying season since Colt McCoy was still in school.   Reality sets back in this week with UTEP coming to Austin. UT should drill the Miners...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 3 weeks ago
After the best opening week ever in college football and some of the most anticipated position battles of the season, week 2 pumps the brakes a little when it comes to the product on the field. The non-conference slate is a little bare when it comes to power teams taking on other worthy challengers but there are still plenty of one-on-one battles that will be worth tuning in for.  ...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...

Seven-Step Drop: The Truths and Lies of College Football After Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season was billed as the best ever and, while there were some disappointing aspects of the schedule, it ended up delivering considering the number of quality games, close calls and historic upsets that occurred.   It can be easy to overreact to some of the results around the country, but our first taste of real football in seven months is going to...

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 8 months 3 weeks ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 4 weeks ago
One of the greatest opening weekends in college football history is thankfully not limited to the traditional Saturday action this year. In a bid to give us all a little more football — and importantly pay proper respect to two of the sport’s most famous blue bloods — the powers that be moved Notre Dame’s first trip to Austin in two decades to Sunday for some...

5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. Texas College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 9 months 18 hours ago
It is hard to believe that Texas is hoping to beat Notre Dame this Sunday for the first time since 1970. The Fighting Irish have a 9-2 lead in what has proven to be a very one-sided series between college football’s two most storied programs. Look no further than last year’s meeting, a 38-3 season-opening rout by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.   Still, there have been...