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Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football
The top matchup in college football’s Week 3 slate takes place in the ACC, as defending Heisman winner Lamar Jackson leads Louisville against the defending national champions in Clemson. With the season-ending injury to Florida State...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Lamar Jackson
The 2017 college football season keeps rolling right along, as we now enter the third full week of play. Last weekend, we had a couple of statement wins by USC and Oklahoma (which I predicted here) en route to another outrageous weekend.  ...
J.P. Scott
4 months ago
Dexter Lawrence
The non-conference slate for most teams concludes this week while conference play begins for several others, giving us an interesting mix of college football games across the country. While none of the matchups are quite to the level of last week...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season features a couple of key non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the third weekend of action. The...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Daniel Jones
Matt Rhule knew it would be a long rebuilding process when he took the job at Baylor. The problems off the field ran deep and the school’s image had been immeasurably tarnished. But while the future was murky, Baylor returned some talent this...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
Mason Rudolph
It hasn’t been the easiest start of the season for the Pittsburgh Panthers. Before camp even began, head coach Pat Narduzzi kicked defensive lineman Rori Blair off the team and suspended two others, including star defensive back Jordan...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
The Week 3 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by a huge battle in the ACC Atlantic Division: Clemson at Louisville. Elsewhere, red-hot UCLA makes the long trip to Memphis for a tricky game at the Liberty Bowl;...
Mitch Light
4 months ago
Baker Mayfield
If Week 1 was about quality of games, then Week 2 was all about the quantity with top-25 matchups all across the board and deep into the night. Whether you were at a game or trying to follow along at home by frantically flipping between channels...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
College Football Top 25: Sam Darnold, USC Trojans Football
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 second weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the ACC. Thanks to a dominant effort on defense, Clemson defeated Auburn 14-6 in Death Valley on Saturday night. Louisville...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. And once again, a Saturday full of action didn't disappoint. Oklahoma upset Ohio State in Columbus, Clemson...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Nick Chubb
Like many Power 5 schools playing Group of 5 teams, Georgia and Notre Dame had relatively easy victories in week one. But if you look closer, both wins were quite impressive.   Georgia beat an Appalachian State team that returns 12 starters...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
Two teams coming off of hard-fought contests will meet in Raleigh on Saturday as NC State plays its home opener against Marshall.   The Wolfpack dropped their opener in Charlotte to South Carolina, 35-28, as quarterback Ryan Finley's...
Mike Ferguson
4 months ago
Kelly Bryant, Clemson Tigers Football
Death Valley will be rocking on Saturday night, as Clemson continues its national title defense by hosting Auburn in one of college football’s most anticipated non-conference matchups of 2017. These two teams met last season in Jordan-Hare...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Orlando Brown
College football welcomed us back in thrilling fashion during Week 1 and shows no signs of stopping with a terrific slate of powerhouse matchups. Whether it’s an SEC team going up against Touchdown Jesus, the defending national champions...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
Richard Lagow
The Virginia Cavaliers are coming off of an impressive 28-10 victory over William & Mary last Saturday at home. For a team that struggled through the 2016 season with a 2-10 record in head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s debut, a strong start...
Chip Minnich
4 months ago
Eric Dungey
Two teams who can put up points in a hurry will meet in the Carrier Dome on Saturday as Syracuse hosts Middle Tennessee.   The Blue Raiders are playing the second of three straight games against Power 5 teams to open the year and will look...
Mike Ferguson
4 months ago
Trace McSorley
Coming off an impressive season-opening win at home, the defending Big Ten champions from Penn State welcome their in-state rivals from Pittsburgh back to Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1999. Coincidentally, Penn State is looking for its...
Kevin McGuire
4 months ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the second weekend of action. Due to the NFL opener, the Week 2 slate features only one...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Anthony Brown
This season has gotten off to a nice start for both the Boston College Eagles and Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and each will look to continue to keep the good times going when they meet Saturday afternoon.   Boston College defeated Northern...
Adam Kurkjian
4 months ago
Justin Jackson
With many analysts around the country touting Northwestern as a sleeper team in the Big Ten West, the Wildcats entered the season feeling very confident. But midway through the fourth quarter of the opening game, Northwestern found itself down at...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
M.J. Stewart
The Purdue Boilermakers nearly pulled off a stunning upset over the Louisville Cardinals last Saturday, and now the North Carolina Tar Heels are going to be the next ones to take a shot at Lamar Jackson and Co.   Louisville had its fits and...
Adam Kurkjian
4 months ago
Kelly Bryant
The Week 2 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by one of the premier regular-season games of the season — Auburn’s trip to Clemson in a battle of the Tigers. Elsewhere, Luke Fickell, a former Ohio State...
Mitch Light
4 months ago
Josh Rosen
UCLA’s 34-point comeback over Texas A&M in the final 17 minutes on Sunday was one for the ages. Is it the greatest of all time? Well, there are a few factors to consider.   All comebacks of more than two touchdowns are a testament...
Aaron Tallent
4 months ago
TaQuon Marshall, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight during the preseason or throughout the course of a regular season for all 130 college football teams. This process starts in high school, as evaluating prospects and how they will translate to FBS play...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago

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