College Football Articles

Deondre Francois
The New Year’s Six portion of the bowl slate kicks off on Friday night with Florida State and Michigan squaring off in the Orange Bowl. The Wolverines fell just short of reaching the College Football Playoff after a strong second season under...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
The College Football Playoff is here and Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light are breaking it all down. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - Will New Year's Eve...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Johnny Manziel
It goes without saying that this year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington will be the biggest in the bowl’s history, but that’s actually saying quite a bit. In the 1990s, the game moved into the...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
David Shaw
The buzz around the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl focuses primarily on the player who won't be suiting up in El Paso.   Christian McCaffrey — Stanford's record-setting, do-everything running back — announced he would pass on...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Nick Chubb
Prior to the season, it would not have been particularly bold to predict that the TCU Horned Frogs and Georgia Bulldogs would be squaring off in a bowl game at season’s end. However, it would have been bold to assume that two of college...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
Colorado and Oklahoma State tangled 44 times as conference mates in the Big 8 and Big 12 between 1960 through 2009. This year’s Alamo Bowl, however, is the first time the two programs have faced off on the gridiron since the Buffaloes lit...
Allen Kenney
2 months 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...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Quinton Flowers
The post-Willie Taggart era at South Florida and the first bowl game for Will Muschamp at South Carolina will take place at the same venue – Birmingham’s historic Legion Field.   The Bulls come in 10-2 and will look to add to...
Mike Ferguson
2 months ago
Trevor Knight
When Texas A&M (8-4, 4-4 SEC) and Kansas State (8-4, 6-3 Big 12) take the field at NRG Stadium in Houston on Dec. 28 in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, it will result in a collision between two former conference foes.   Texas A&M...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
Richard Lagow
Utah winning bowl games is not yet as predictable as death, taxes and heated arguments over politics, but it is closer than just about anything else these days.   Since Kyle Whittingham took over as co-head coach in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and...
John Coon
2 months ago
Brad Kaaya
An old Big East rivalry will be renewed on Dec. 28 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, as West Virginia meets Miami for the first time since 2003. It’s always tough to put too much stock in bowl games, but motivation shouldn’t be an issue for...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
James Conner
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl has seen its share of high-scoring games in its relatively short past, with Duke defeating Indiana 44-41 in overtime in 2015. Heading into this contest that features Pittsburgh and Northwestern, it is entirely possible...
Chip Minnich
2 months ago
Cactus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boise State vs. Baylor
Had you heard at the beginning of the season that Baylor and Boise State would meet in a bowl game in Arizona, most college football fans would have expected the Bears and Broncos to cap off successful campaigns in the prestigious Fiesta Bowl....
Nicholas Ian Allen
2 months ago
Luke Falk
The 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl: It's the bowl game that almost wasn't. Or, at least, the 39th edition of the San Diego-hosted contest almost got a drastic makeover when the Minnesota Golden Gophers teased a boycott, the result of 10...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Dave Clawson
A few months ago, a game between these two teams probably doesn't garner much interest.   Well, to say that's changed a bit is an understatement.   When the investigation into former Wake Forest radio analyst Tommy Elrod...
Adam Kurkjian
3 months ago
The historic Cotton Bowl Stadium plays host to this end-of-year rematch between teams standing within striking distance of long-term successes. Both Army and North Texas return to the bowl scene after agonizingly long absences in the minds of their...
Robert A. Boleyn
3 months ago
Ralph Webb
The Camping World Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, will feature a pair of 6-6 teams in NC State and Vanderbilt. Both are coming into the game with momentum, having knocked off their in-state rivals in their regular-season finales. The...
Cody McClure
3 months ago
Jalen Hurts
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Ty Johnson
While this may not be the sexiest matchup of the college football bowl season, it carries a good bit of weight for each team as the two put a bow on their 2016 campaigns.   For Boston College, the Eagles had to deal all season with the...
Adam Kurkjian
3 months ago
Nick Fitzgerald
Perhaps the most endearing aspects about college football’s bowl season are the exotic matchups and locations of teams and stadiums that would otherwise never see the light of day in the regular season.   This year’s St....
Jake Rose
3 months ago
Brent Stockstill
The pre-Christmas portion of college football's 2016-17 bowl slate concludes on Dec. 24, as MTSU makes the long trek to Honolulu to take on Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. The Rainbow Warriors are back in the postseason for the first time since 2010...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Deondre Francois
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
The Ohio Bobcats and Troy Trojans arrive in Mobile, Alabama, for the Dollar General Bowl fresh off of solid seasons where both teams nearly won conference titles. Their consolation prize is a trip to the Gulf Coast for what appears to be an...
J.P. Scott
3 months ago
Mike Weber
The Big Ten had a standout year on the gridiron, as Ohio State made the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed, and Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan finished inside of the top 10 of the final poll. While the Buckeyes have a shot to win it all...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Sam Darnold
The Pac-12 has produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks in recent years, and the next star from this season’s crop of freshmen is clearly quarterback Sam Darnold at USC. Darnold’s emergence as the starter was a big reason why...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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