College Football Articles

MAC Championship Game Prediction and Preview: Buffalo Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies
Buffalo and Northern Illinois meet on Friday night in Detroit at Ford Field for the 2018 MAC Championship Game. These two teams did not meet in the regular season and bring an interesting contrast of styles to the Motor City. Led by quarterback...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
FCS Football: Predictions for Second-Round Playoff Games
Momentum or rest, it’s a big question early in the FCS playoffs.   The eight seeded teams that sat out last week were happy for the break while the 16 other teams slugged it out in do-or-die fashion. If the seeds fall in the second...
Craig Haley
2 months ago
Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football
Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson has decided to step down as the program’s head coach, ending an 11-year tenure in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets were a consistent winner under Johnson’s direction, finishing 82-59 overall and 51-37 in ACC...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Akron Zips vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction and Preview
Fate and mother nature will bring the South Carolina Gamecocks and Akron Zips together for the first time ever on Saturday inside Williams-Brice Stadium. Inclement weather forced both teams to cancel early-season matchups against other opponents....
Rob McVey
2 months ago
In the latest Cover 2 podcast, Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview championship weekend.   Items discussed:   • Will Alabama make the playoff if it loses this week? What about Clemson?   • Oklahoma or Ohio State?...
Mitch Light
2 months ago
Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction and Preview
Saturday’s game against Marshall is being played for one reason: because Virginia Tech becomes bowl eligible with a win. The conditional make-up game was locked in when the Hokies knocked off Virginia for the 15th consecutive time to get to 5...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Conference USA Championship Game Prediction and Preview: UAB vs. Middle Tennessee
A first-time Conference USA champion will be crowned on Saturday when UAB and Middle Tennessee square off at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro. While UAB has never won its conference in its history, Middle Tennessee has won it 13 times — though...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
2 months ago
Big 12 Championship Game Prediction and Preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma
The matchup that everyone outside of Morgantown, West Virginia, wanted to see in the revived Big 12 Championship Game has come to fruition with the Oklahoma Sooners squaring off against the Texas Longhorns.   By virtue of UT’s 48-45...
Allen Kenney
2 months ago
Utah Football: The 10-Year Evolution of the Utes Led to the Pac-12 Championship Game
Before the 2018 season kicked off, I asked Utah linebacker Chase Hansen about this autumn marking the 10-year anniversary of the Utes completing the only undefeated campaign in college football with a Sugar Bowl defeat of Alabama.   "I...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Ohio State Football: 5 Reasons Why the Buckeyes Will Win the Big Ten Championship Game
While Ohio State fans are still basking in the glow of a dominant 62-39 win over the "team up north," there is no rest for the weary as the Buckeyes have to get ready to face Northwestern in Saturday night's Big Ten Championship Game...
Chip Minnich
2 months ago
Memphis Football: 5 Reasons Why the Tigers Will Win the AAC Championship Game
One of these days, Memphis is going to beat UCF. On Saturday, the Tigers (8-4, 5-3 AAC) get their latest crack at the Knights as they head to Orlando to play UCF (11-0, 8-0) in the AAC Championship Game for a second consecutive season....
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
North Carolina Football: Did the Tar Heels Make the Right Choice in Bringing Back Mack Brown as Head Coach?
In hopes of turning around its fortunes on the football field, North Carolina has handed the reins of the program over to a familiar face — Mack Brown. The 67-year-old Brown, who went 69-46-1 as the Tar Heels head coach from 1988-97 was...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Alabama Football: 5 Reasons Why the Crimson Tide Will Win the SEC Championship Game
Destiny awaits No. 1 Alabama on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game when the Crimson Tide head to Atlanta to face No. 4 Georgia. By definition, this matchup in the Bulldogs’ backyard is a neutral-site game, but the Tide is no stranger to...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
5 Reasons Why Texas Will Win the Big 12 Championship Game
The Texas Longhorns' long road back to rejoin the ranks of the college football elite is almost complete. Texas fans and players alike have waited nine seasons for a double-digit win campaign and a shot at a Big 12 title with the last of each...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
5 Best Alabama vs. Georgia College Football Games of All Time
For the first time ever, a conference championship game will be a rematch of the national championship when Alabama and Georgia face off on Saturday for the SEC title. The programs have played 68 times over the past 120-plus years with the...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
Pac-12 Championship Game Prediction and Preview: Utah vs. Washington
The road to Levi's Stadium wasn't without detours for Pac-12 Conference Championship Game participants Utah and Washington.   The Utes rebounded from an 0-2 start in conference competition with an outstanding October, then proceeded...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Notre Dame Football: Fighting Irish Set to Gain from College Football Playoff Regardless of Outcome
Notre Dame started the season with a 24-17 win over rival Michigan and concluded its campaign with a victory over rival USC by an identical 24-17 score. In between, the Irish had some mediocre performances against less talented teams (Ball State...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget
The end of college football’s regular season results in numerous coaching vacancies and fans are on the edge of their seat about who their program will hire... and rightfully so. A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
5 Greatest Conference Championship Games of All Time
If we have learned anything in the past 25 years, it is that all bets are off with conference championship games. If we are lucky, we may see some amazing games and have a clear College Football Playoff picture after this weekend is over. And if we...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
In the latest Cover 2 podcast, Braden Gall and Mitch Light recap Week 13 of the college football season.   Items discussed:   • What the heck happened to Michigan?   • Oklahoma makes a statement in Morgantown....
Mitch Light
2 months ago
 Nebraska Football: How No Bowl Game in Scott Frost's First Year Can Pay Off in the Long Run
Unfortunately, the Nebraska Cornhuskers fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Red’s de facto “Iowa City Bowl,” and of course, there will be no official postseason for Scott Frost’s first roster. The 31-28 defeat is especially...
Brandon Cavanaugh
2 months ago
Seven-Step Drop: Every College Football Playoff Scenario for Championship Weekend
What a beautiful, chaotic, unexpectedly crazy weekend in college football.   After what seemed like a relatively boring month in the sport, rivalry week certainly delivered from start to finish after everybody was done eating their turkey...
Bryan Fischer
2 months ago
Notre Dame Football: Clear Skies and College Football Playoff in the Forecast
LOS ANGELES — The Tony! Toni! Tone! single "It Never Rains (in Southern California)" reached No. 1 on the charts in 1990. A November day in 2016 proved it actually does, as an autumn downpour mirrored the murky outlook of Notre Dame...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 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 13th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by rivalry games, including...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 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 13th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by rivalry games, including...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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