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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 2

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 1 of the 2015 college football season came and went without a whole lot of surprises. Don't get me wrong, there was some good football played. Then again, if you're like me, any football is good football. That said, nothing outrageous and earth shattering took place. What does that mean? In my opinion, it means we're due. Sounds like a good reason to make a few outrageous...

Charlie Strong Rides with Jay Norvell as Texas' Offensive Coordinator

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 8 months ago
Ever since he got the Texas job, Charlie Strong’s vision for the Longhorn offense has come across as… hazy? Muddled? Scattered? He walked into the cradle of the spread and immediately set about trying to run the same pro-style offensive attack that brought him such success at Louisville. When that didn’t work, he reversed course after one year and decided that Texas would...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...

5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

Big 12 Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 1 of the 2015 Big 12 season isn’t filled with must-see matchups. But there are a few games on the schedule to move the needle, including Texas-Notre Dame and TCU-Minnesota. Will the Longhorns improve in coach Charlie Strong’s second season? A win in South Bend would be a good place to start. Big 12 frontrunners TCU and Baylor are both on the road in Week 1, but both teams are...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Louisville's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 9 months ago
After a highly successful inaugural season as a member of the ACC with a 9-4 (5-3 conference) record, Louisville is ready to build on that success. The Cardinals lost six players to the NFL draft on a defense that finished sixth nationally in FBS in yards allowed per game. This unit does return four starters, led by preseason ACC first-team defensive end Sheldon Rankins. Louisville’s...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...