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USC Underclassmen Pass Catchers Power Trojans' Championship

By Kyle Kensing, 5 days 7 hours ago
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Stanford defenders bore down on USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the fourth quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game. A safety would not quite compensate after the Trojans denied the Cardinal a goal-line touchdown two plays prior, but it could have dramatically changed the complexion of the game.   A sack in the end zone on a drive that began at the USC 1-...

Seven-Step Drop: Imperfect Season Creates an Appropriately Imperfect College Football Playoff

By Bryan Fischer, 6 days 6 hours ago
It wasn’t even close.   That was the message the College Football Playoff Selection Committee sent out Sunday afternoon in announcing the final four. Three tickets were punched quite easily and that fourth spot, well, it was a lengthy debate that wound up not turning into much of one at all.   No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Georgia and... drum roll... No. 4...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2017: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 8 hours ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2017-18 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the Sugar Bowl, with Oklahoma and Georgia set to duel in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. It's no secret most of the attention in the bowl season is devoted to the playoff, but there are several other matchups that are appointment...

College Football Playoff Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 hours ago
The 2017 College Football Playoff schedule and field of four teams is officially set. Additionally, the start times for the two semifinal games in the Rose and Sugar Bowls were also announced. On Jan. 1, Georgia and Oklahoma will meet in the 2018 Rose Bowl. The Sooners ranked No. 2 in the final rankings, and the Bulldogs checked in at No. 3. Later that day, Clemson and Alabama are set to battle...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 8 hours ago
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season was all about conference championships. And the action on the gridiron didn't disappoint in the final weekend before bowl season. Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia secured convincing victories in their respective league title games, while USC and Ohio State closed out their titles in the fourth quarter. Additionally, UCF-Memphis was a high-...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 13 hours ago
All 14 weeks of the college football season are in the books, and the official announcement for bowls and the CFB Playoff is just hours away. Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia secured playoff bids with wins in conference championship games, but the No. 4 spot between Ohio State and Alabama remains uncertain going into Selection Sunday. With the Week 14 contests completed, it's time...

Predicting Which Teams Make the College Football Playoff on Selection Sunday

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
College football’s regular season is complete and the four teams in the CFB Playoff will be announced on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Following the championship games on Saturday night, the selection committee is set to decide the final top 25, New Year’s Six bowl participants and playoff teams.   For the most part, the committee’s decision was made easy by the...

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

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 days ago
The regular season is in the books for most college football teams across the country but a precious few are left standing to battle for a conference title. As great as some of the matchups are this weekend between championship contenders are though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you’re a...

How USC and Stanford Changed on the Way to the Pac-12 Championship Game

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 3 days ago
Temperatures inside the visiting team media tent within the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel get sweltering; especially on a late summer night. Despite this, and a 42-24 loss to Pac-12 rival USC, Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips was not sweating.   "We have a lot to improve on, and a lot of weeks to get there," Phillips said. "So, we'll see who's a...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Championship Week

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 3 days ago
Championship Week is upon us, and we have an incredible slate of games that simply WILL decide who punches a ticket to the College Football Playoff.   There have been a lot of narratives leading up to this weekend. The lobbying has already begun — including some by teams who aren't playing for a conference title. Now, however, all that matters is what happens on the playing...