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USC Football: The Clay Helton Question Looms Ahead of Notre Dame Matchup

By Kyle Kensing, 1 day 2 hours ago
PASADENA, Calif. — Rose Bowl Stadium's south end zone provided the scene for what can be considered the high point of the Clay Helton era in USC football. Less than two years later, the same location served as the backdrop for the era's lowest point.   UCLA scored 13 fourth-quarter points in that south end zone en route to a 34-27 win, including two field goals through the...

5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. USC College Football Games of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 day 3 hours ago
All Notre Dame has to do on Saturday is beat USC and it is in the College Football Playoff, but this rivalry has proven that anything can happen. These two teams have spoiled each other’s national title hopes at least 15 times.   The two schools first met in 1926 and Saturday’s contest marks their 90th meeting (Notre Dame leads 45-36-5). Along the way, they have played...

Seven-Step Drop: Snoozy Saturday Underscores Drama-Free Final Weeks in College Football

By Bryan Fischer, 1 day 3 hours ago
It’s been written in this space several times that when you have large slate of lackluster matchups in college football, the sport tends to throw you a curve ball. Boring weekend? Well, here’s a slew of wild upsets.   Such was not the case during Week 12 though. Sure there were a few fun games, like Oklahoma State storming back to beat West Virginia or the thrilling back-and-...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 18 hours ago
The start of college football’s 2018-19 bowl season is just one month away, but with Week 12 in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan are Athlon's projected picks after Week 12 to reach the CFB Playoff. The Crimson Tide and Tigers are a notch above the rest of the...

5 Best Apple Cups in the Washington vs. Washington State College Football Rivalry

By Aaron Tallent, 1 day 19 hours ago
After Friday’s Apple Cup in Pullman, Washington or Washington State will be representing the Pac-12 North in the conference championship game. If the Cougars win, they still have a chance to make the College Football Playoff.   The two Evergreen State schools first met in 1900 and have played some thrilling games in their 110 previous meetings. Even though Washington holds...

College Football Bowl Projections After Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 19 hours ago
The start of college football’s 2018-19 bowl season is just one month away, but with Week 12 in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan are Athlon's projected picks after Week 12 to reach the CFB Playoff. The Crimson Tide and Tigers are a notch above the rest of the...

Colorado Football: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike MacIntyre

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 23 hours ago
Colorado fired coach Mike MacIntyre on Sunday, ending a six-year run at the school. The Buffaloes went 30-44 and claimed the 2016 Pac-12 South title under MacInytre’s direction. However, Colorado had only one bowl trip under MacIntyre and entered Week 13 with a six-game losing streak after a 5-0 start. MacIntyre won’t coach the season finale against California. Athletic director Rick...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 12)

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 1 hour ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 12th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by Notre Dame's 36-3 victory over Syracuse in Yankee Stadium, Texas' home win over Iowa State, Ohio State's crazy overtime stand against Maryland, and UCF beating...

College Football Week 12 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 1 hour ago
With the 12th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...

Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

By Aaron Tallent, 2 days 13 hours ago
UCF ran its winning streak to 23 games with an impressive, 38-13 win over No. 24 Cincinnati on Saturday night. The No. 11 Knights are now 10-0 on the season (7-0 in the American Athletic Conference), and will likely crack the top 10 of this week's College Football Playoff rankings. Next up is Friday's rivalry game against South Florida. If UCF loses, most college football...
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