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College Football Poll Watch: Louisville and Wisconsin Get Respect; Washington Enters Title Discussion

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 3 weeks ago
With three matchups between top 10 teams on the schedule heading into this past weekend, we knew we were going to learn a lot more about how this college football season would eventually shake out. We learned that Clemson and Michigan were every bit the contenders that we thought they were. Both were able to rise to the task and take care of business against formidable opponents at home. We also...

College Football Week 5 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Week 5 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Clemson edged Louisville in a Saturday night thriller, Washington dominated Stanford on Friday night, Tennessee defeated Georgia on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin in a defensive slugfest, and North Carolina upset Florida State in Tallahassee.   With...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 5

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 3 weeks ago
We heard all summer about the greatest opening week ever in college football but Week 5 might be as good, or better, with a whopping three games involving top 10 teams. As good as the matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys are this week though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 5

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football never fails us. The sport is filled with drama and outrageousness each and every week. Week 4 of the 2016 season saw a couple of high-profile programs cut ties with some high-profile coaches due to some unimpressive starts to the season.   The ramifications of those changes combined with results from around the country have set up a fifth week where, once again, it's...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 5

By Mitch Light, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 5 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Louisville-Clemson, Washington-Stanford and Michigan-Wisconsin. Additionally, conference matchups such as Tennessee-Georgia, Wake Forest-NC State and Northwestern-Iowa feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 5. Here are 10...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s Week 5 slate kicks off on Thursday night with two matchups. Kansas and Texas Tech meet in Lubbock to open Big 12 play for both teams, while Houston hosts Connecticut in a revenge game for coach Tom Herman’s program. While there’s some intrigue for the two Thursday games, the stakes are even higher on Friday night. Stanford and Washington meet for a huge Pac-...

Ranking the Best College Football Games in October

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 4 weeks ago
The calendar is set to turn to the page to October and as sure as the leaves turning, the pumpkin-spiced lattes going on sale and the conference races in college football are heating up.   As much as the fantastic non-conference slate brought us in the month of September however, the potential for some epic clashes await in the coming weeks as national title contenders start to fall and...

20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 4 weeks ago
With the exception of two games on Thursday night this week, the first full month of the 2016 college football season is in the books. And as expected, plenty of players are having a breakout year at the quarterback position. Whether it’s a freshman like Florida State’s Deondre Francois, Texas’ Shane Buechele or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts or a senior like Nebraska’s...

Seven-Step Drop: Les Miles and LSU won’t fool each other again

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 21 hours ago
The coaching carousel is underway in earnest and it’s not even Halloween. Most notably, Les Miles now finds himself out of a job at LSU with the season not even halfway done.   Related: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU   It was shocking news to hear only with regard to its timing on the final Sunday afternoon of September and not at all that it had...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 day ago
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship. Although Miles won a lot of games at LSU, the Tigers...