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Top 10 Non-Power Five Conference College Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The main question going into this year’s Cotton Bowl is whether Western Michigan can compete with Wisconsin. The Broncos went undefeated, won the MAC and beat Big Ten teams Northwestern and Illinois.   However, the No. 15 Broncos have to beat the No. 8 Badgers if they are to prove to the college football world that they are one of the best teams in the country and not just a neat...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 days ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for December Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season usually features some fantastic matchups and intriguing situations. It's also one of the toughest times to wager potentially with so many factors to consider.   Related: Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016 From Must-See to Must-Miss    First off is motivation and that's the most important. There are some teams that...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season had a little bit of everything, to the point where you could fill your bingo card twice over. The greatest opening weekend ever? Definitely. Historic upsets from coast-to-coast? Without a doubt. Shootouts? Check. Seismic shifts as the result of game-changing plays? Double check.   Oh, and overtimes? Yes, there were plenty of those.   It was a...

Camellia Bowl Preview and Prediction: Toledo vs. Appalachian State

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The third edition of the Camellia Bowl is arguably one of the better pre-Christmas bowl matchups, as Appalachian State meets Toledo for a compelling battle between two of the top Group of 5 teams from 2016. The Rockets and Mountaineers both finished the regular season at 9-3, and the winner of this game will reach double-digit victories for the second consecutive year.   Appalachian...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
With the completion of college football’s 2016 regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The SEC led the way with 25 overall selections, with the Pac-12 and ACC tying...

Predictions for Every College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 and continues until the national championship in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 17, four writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games dot the first Saturday of action and eight other matchups are...

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, Kentucky running back Benny Snell, Stanford quarterback Keller...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...