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College Football’s 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in New Year's Six Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 4 weeks ago
We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football bowl season and with 2017 quickly approaching, that means it is almost time for the New Year’s Six games. As good as some of the games look on paper however, some of the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 weeks 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-...

Belk Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech

By Jon Kinne, 6 months 10 hours ago
The ACC and SEC will battle in four postseason games and the Belk Bowl looks like it could be one of the more intriguing matchups of the season. Virginia Tech and Arkansas both come into the game off of losses, but those defeats were far from similar.   The Hokies, after squashing Virginia 52-10 in their regular season finale, hung with College Football Playoff-bound Clemson until the...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 5 days 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),...

ACC All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 6 days ago
With two of the nation’s best in Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson leading the way, quarterback play was a strength across the ACC in 2016. And the future of the position is in good hands in this league, as Florida State’s Deondre Francois and Duke’s Daniel Jones posted solid debuts this fall and headline the 2016 ACC All-Freshman Team by Athlon Sports. The strength of the 2016...

College Football’s 20 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 6 months 1 week ago
It’s bowl season and college football fans can celebrate (or is it mourn?) the end of the year with 41 games that have a little bit of everything. While most of the attention is paid toward the two semifinal games and some of the other major bowls, there’s a lot to enjoy among the dozens of intersectional matchups on tap this month. As good as some of the games look on paper...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 6 months 1 week 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...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week 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...

ACC 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
It’s no secret the 2016 season was a successful one for the ACC. Clemson claimed the conference title and is headed for the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy and new hires at Miami (Mark Richt), Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente) and Syracuse (Dino Babers) immediately helped their programs take a step forward. With...

Ranking the Watchability of the ACC's Bowl Games in 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC had a strong regular season that culminated in Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy.   All the way through, there were compelling matchups, as Clemson has carried the flag once again for the ACC and made the College Football Playoff. At the very top of the league, one can make the argument that the ACC was second only to the Big Ten in terms of high-...