College Football Articles

Josh Rosen
College football’s Week 4 slate kicks off on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have a huge showdown against Louisville next Saturday, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team can’t overlook the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Lamar Jackson
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Imagine you are on a used car lot, looking for a good buy. The salesman/owner, an intense wiry man with a polka-dotted tie whose height ranges from 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11 (reports vary) approaches you and walks you through the cars on the lot....
Aaron Tallent
1 year ago
Chico McClatcher
We just wrapped up week three of the college football season, and as can be expected, it was another weekend that featured new and unfamiliar faces coming up with big performances and thrusting themselves into the fantasy conversation.   A...
Mike Bainbridge
1 year ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Postgame celebrations like the one Nebraska and coach Mike Riley shared after Saturday’s win over Oregon were in short supply last season. After all, a 6-7 record in Lincoln isn’t much reason for celebration – especially when...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jalen Hurd
Make no mistake, if Tennessee doesn’t beat Florida this weekend Volunteers head coach Butch Jones will find “For Sale” signs in his yard (I really don’t even know if that happens any more. It seems like a lot of work and you...
Aaron Tallent
1 year ago
College Football's third week is in the books after seven ranked teams lost.   - How good is Louisville and where do they deserve to be ranked? Alabama and Ohio State both won huge road games over ranked foes as well. Are these the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Lamar Jackson
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bob Stoops
After another crazy weekend of college football, we knew there would be some shakeup in the AP Top 25 Poll. Louisville rocketed to No. 3, and deservedly so. The Cardinals' blowout win over Florida State was nothing short of impressive, boosting...
J.P. Scott
1 year ago
The college football season is off to a roaring start, and the competition off the field is almost as heated as the action on it.   The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club gives you the chance to compete with your friends...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
College football has a full-blown epidemic on its hands and the disease is spreading by the week.   It’s best known as “pulling a DeSean Jackson” – Dropping the ball before the goal line to prematurely celebrate a...
Jim Weber
1 year ago
If you want your FCS football team to be nationally ranked, please raise your right hand.   Seriously, coaches, we need some raised hands.   This past Saturday threw the FCS rankings into chaos — an annual occurrence in the...
Craig Haley
1 year ago
Jamaal Williams
UCLA (1-1) travels to Provo for the first time since 2008. In that last visit to Cougar Town, the Bruins suffered a record 59-0 loss at the hands of BYU. A lot has changed in the last eight years, including the Bruins getting a 24-23 win over the...
Mitch Harper
1 year ago
Trevor Knight
Auburn will host Texas A&M on Saturday in what is almost certain to be an entertaining game. Both teams have coaches who are under pressure to win big this season. Kevin Sumlin has an offense capable of putting up a lot of points, while Gus...
Cody McClure
1 year ago
Malik Jefferson
Cal always knew that 2016 was going to be a retooling year in many different forms. There’s the obvious loss of Jared Goff’s “it” factor, but the Golden Bears also are reconstructing their defense and breaking in a new...
Josh Webb
1 year ago
Justin Jackson
Few would have expected Northwestern to be still searching for its first win of the season by the time Duke rolled into Evanston in Week 3, but here we are. The Wildcats lost a tough one in the opener against Western Michigan and then took a second...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
P.J. Fleck
After getting ambushed last week at home by North Carolina, Lovie Smith and Illinois go back to the drawing board to figure out what went wrong. The Fighting Illini better have things all sorted because this week’s opponent is not going...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
Rich Rodriguez
Another week, another flight over the Pacific for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. America's most-traveled college football program gets something of a reprieve in its fourth contest of 2016 after having flown from Sydney, Australia, to Ann Arbor,...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Troy McCormick
It's rare for any football team to commit six turnovers and still find a way to win a game. Utah pulled off such a feat in last Saturday’s 20-19 victory over BYU.   The Utes (2-0) coughed up three fumbles and junior quarterback...
John Coon
1 year ago
Christian McCaffrey
USC seemingly had the formula figured out. After losing four straight to Stanford from 2009-12 — and 5-of-6 dating back to '07 — the Trojans held the Cardinal to a combined 27 points in a pair of USC wins.   The...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
NIck Chubb
Georgia and Missouri were both polar opposites from their usual selves in week two. The Bulldogs, on one hand, followed up an impressive neutral site win over North Carolina in their opener with a lackluster showing against Nicholls State, narrowly...
Cody McClure
1 year ago
LJ Scott
There was much consternation from fans and media members when Notre Dame temporarily ended its series with Michigan. What many failed to realize was that Notre Dame and Michigan State were pausing a rivalry with stronger roots. The Spartans...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
Patrick Mahomes
Louisiana Tech and Texas Tech enter Saturday’s non-conference matchup in Lubbock with identical 1-1 records. Both squads produced big wins over FCS competition and lost hard-fought contests against quality Power Five opponents. Las...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 year ago
Leonard Fournette
When Mississippi State (1-1) travels to Baton Rouge to face No. 20 LSU (1-1) on Saturday, the SEC West showdown will feature two sharp defenses and two offenses searching for their identity. Mississippi State enters the game with nothing to lose...
Ryan Wright
1 year ago

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