College Football Articles

Rich Rodriguez
Murphy's law was the rule of order for Arizona Wildcats football in 2016: What can go wrong, probably will.   A smattering of injuries sustained early in the season — and repeatedly over the course of the campaign — doomed...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Mike Leach
Season openers have turned into automatic losses for Washington State in recent seasons. Under head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars are 0-5 in the first game of the season. The last two in those string of defeats — Portland State...
John Coon
1 month ago
Mike Riley
Nebraska will have some new faces to look forward to this season as the Cornhuskers look to make a push to get to the Big Ten Championship Game at the end of the year. Head coach Mike Riley needed to make a few changes this season after the...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
With his team’s 25-20 victory over Iowa State last season, Northern Iowa's Mark Farley became the winningest coach in Panthers history (134-67 in six years). Second-year Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell hopes his team is ready to...
Robert A. Boleyn
1 month ago
Brent Stockstill
After two lackluster seasons, Derek Mason got Vanderbilt to a bowl game in his third year in Nashville. With his fourth season set to begin on Saturday, Mason looks to take it up a notch and lead the Commodores to a winning season after a 6-7...
Mike Ferguson
1 month ago
After what seems like an eternity of an offseason for Ole Miss, it’s a safe bet to say the Rebel faithful are glad to finally have the focal point of conversations shifted to what will happen on the field, instead of everything that has...
Elton Hayes
1 month ago
The 2017 opener between Georgia Southern and Auburn pairs contrasting teams, which could present different challenges to both teams on both sides of the ball. The contest on paper is a David vs. Goliath showdown, but a deeper look holds intrigue...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
Lamar Jackson
This game will have a bit of a familiar feel to it for new Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm.   The former Western Kentucky head coach is a Louisville native who both played his college ball with the Cardinals and served as the program's...
Adam Kurkjian
1 month ago
Nick Chubb
In one of the more intriguing week 1 games, the No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs will play host to the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a primetime ESPN matchup between the hedges in Sanford Stadium. Following a less-than-stellar 8-5 campaign in 2016...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Michigan vs. Florida: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Arlington, Texas and AT&T Stadium is home to one of college football’s marquee showdowns for Week 1, as Michigan and Florida meet on Saturday afternoon in one of the top non-conference tilts of the 2017 season.   In addition to...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Clay Helton
What a year it was for the USC Trojans in 2016. After opening their season with a thorough and humiliating loss to Alabama, the Men of Troy would also fall to Stanford and Utah before rattling off nine straight wins, including a dramatic come-...
Josh Webb
1 month ago
Kliff Kingsbury
The Texas Tech Red Raiders started 3-1 last season, but suffered through a largely disappointing Big 12 slate and finished 5-7. Tech missed a bowl bid for the second time in head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s first four seasons at the helm. As a...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 month ago
Troy head coach Neal Brown turned the Trojan football program around in just his second year on the job, finishing the 2016 campaign with 10 wins and a victory in a bowl game. Boise State, though competitive in 2016, found itself on the outside...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Benny Snell Jr.
Kentucky and Southern Miss met in Lexington in last year’s season opener, and the game did not disappoint. After the Wildcats were up 35-17 at halftime, the Golden Eagles scored 27 unanswered points to win the game 44-35 in a thriller. It was...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Back in 2012, Bob Stoops took Oklahoma to El Paso to start the season with a game against Mike Price’s UTEP Miners. In what should have been a rout, the Sooners slogged through a 24-7 win that wasn’t truly decided until the fourth...
Allen Kenney
1 month ago
Pat Fitzgerald
Northwestern was able to overcome a 1-3 start in 2016, rallying to achieve bowl eligibility and a 31-24 win over Pittsburgh in the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl. Behind talented offensive players such as quarterback Clayton Thorson and stellar...
Chip Minnich
1 month ago
Brian Kelly
On Halloween night in 2015, Notre Dame was in Philadelphia playing the Temple Owls in the biggest game of the week. The ninth ranked Irish were 6-1 at the time and fresh off a win over archrival USC. Temple was an unbeaten team in the Top 25...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Will Muschamp
Both the NC State Wolfpack and the South Carolina Gamecocks are trendy surprise picks in their respected conferences. But first, the two teams will have to play each on neutral soil in Charlotte, North Carolina.   While NC State finished the...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Sam Darnold
The college football season is almost upon us and while it may technically start in late August, it’s the month of September that is the heart of the action on the gridiron. Featuring the bulk of the non-conference matchups and several...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
College football is back in our lives and judging by the Week 1 schedule, better than ever. This year’s slate has just about everything you can want, from blue blood matchups to intriguing meetings of schools from vastly different parts of...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Bo Scarbrough
The Week 1 edition of picking every game on the college football schedule features some huge matchups between elite teams, most notably the No. 1 vs. No. 3 clash between Alabama and Florida State in Atlanta. The slate of games also concludes in...
Mitch Light
1 month ago
It has finally arrived! The first full slate of the 2017 college football season is here. With it comes a clean slate for nearly every team in the land as they chase their College Football Playoff dreams. But as is the nature of a sport with more...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
College Football Picks: Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
College Football Picks: Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Despite being in neighboring states, this will be just the second meeting between Illinois and Ball State, with the previous matchup coming back in 2007. In all, the Cardinals are just 3-36-1 all time against teams from the Big Ten, with all three...
Mike Bainbridge
1 month ago

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