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15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 days ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 6 days ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 10 months 1 week ago
USC seemingly had the formula figured out. After losing four straight to Stanford from 2009-12 — and 5-of-6 dating back to '07 — the Trojans held the Cardinal to a combined 27 points in a pair of USC wins.   The formula was scrapped in 2015, when Stanford beat USC twice by a combined 29 points.   Now on the losing side of a streak, USC visits The Farm in...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 10 months 1 week ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season means the we’re on the last legs of the big non-conference games and the slate does not disappoint when it comes to fantastic matchups. As good as the games between the names on the front of the jerseys are on Saturday though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

Leon McQuay III Reaching His Full Promise in Senior Season

By Kyle Kensing, 10 months 1 week ago
Leon McQuay III prefers do his talking with his play, and with his music. Both have been on point this year.   “Since the season I haven’t been doing too much, but over the summer I had an internship with Atlantic Records, engineering,” the USC senior defensive back said. “Making beats in my spare time, when I have a little bit of time.”   USC is a...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....

College Football's Top 25 Logos in 2016

By Jim Weber, 10 months 1 week ago
Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the Chicago Bulls.   With that in mind, we rank the Top 25 FBS logos (in descending order) based on aesthetics, color combination and creativity....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 10 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...

USC Trojans vs. Utah State Aggies Preview and Prediction

By Josh Webb, 10 months 2 weeks ago
USC began a new tradition in 2016. Rather than embarrass themselves off the field, the Trojans have opted to do it on the field instead. The abomination that was the team’s effort and preparation against Alabama is a direct result of the previous administration’s ridiculous need to recreate the past. Paul Hackett would have fielded a better effort than what USC put forth.  ...