College Football Articles

Pat Fitzgerald
After an awkward start to the 2016 campaign, which featured consecutive, close losses to Western Michigan out of the MAC and FCS member Illinois State, Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern Wildcats have found their groove —...
Jake Rose
1 year ago
Kareem Hunt
Get ready for some early Saturday afternoon MACtion because the conference has a pivotal MAC West Division game lined up. Toledo will look to remain undefeated din MAC play, and thus keep the pressure on Western Michigan in the standings, but to do...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
Iowa and Wisconsin are probably the closest thing there is to twins in college football. The two Big Ten programs have success with mostly underrated local players, sound rushing attacks and stout defense.   The similarities end there....
J.P. Scott
1 year ago
Rodney Smith
Minnesota is inching closer to a bowl berth this season, and should have an easy time getting within one win of becoming bowl eligible on Saturday. The Gophers host Rutgers, a program with a first-year head coach with absolutely nowhere to go...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
San Diego State hosts San Jose State Friday in the second of three consecutive Friday night contests for the Aztecs. Last week, San Diego State traveled to Fresno State and came away with a 17-3 victory, which pushed the Aztecs to 5-1 overall and 2...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 year ago
Brad Kaaya
The ACC’s Coastal Division once again features a tight battle at the top, but some clarity in the pecking order could be established by Thursday night, as Virginia Tech hosts Miami in a critical game for positioning and division title hopes....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Trevor Knight
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 8 in college football.   - Texas A&M and Alabama go head-to-head in a Top 10 showdown of unbeatens. But should the Aggies even show up?    - Two other...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Clemson’s overtime win at home this past Saturday over an NC State team that was outmatched on paper may be causing some worries in Death Valley. However, forgive the cliché, the college football season is a marathon, not a sprint....
Aaron Tallent
1 year ago
This has been one of the most exciting and entertaining college football seasons in recent memory — and that’s even with what looks to be a runaway freight train in Alabama leading the pack. It may be tough to picture anyone beating...
J.P. Scott
1 year ago
With rumors swirling that Youngstown State head coach Bo Pelini is interested in the vacant Purdue job, it’s possible that his successor could be none other than current school president and former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel....
Jim Weber
1 year ago
Hunter Dimick
Utah is proving that it has staying power as a Pac-12 South contender. Can the Utes take another step forward and earn a trip to this year's Pac-12 Championship Game?   Things are off to a promising start. Midway through the season, Utah...
John Coon
1 year ago
DeShone Kizer
This wasn’t how the season was supposed to go. Notre Dame came into the year ranked in everyone’s top 20 and many top 10s. It was a season to build off last year’s Fiesta Bowl team. But that went quickly down the drain and...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
Leonard Fournette
Hollywood movies cannot script the type of season LSU (4-2, 2-1 SEC) is having because no one would believe the storyline. A preseason national title contender suffers two early losses with an injury to their top player, the starting quarterback...
Ryan Wright
1 year ago
DeShaun Watson
In 2014, Florida State won all of its regular season games and claimed the ACC title. But there was a feeling that the Seminoles were not that good, something that was exposed by Oregon in the College Football Playoff. Last season, Ohio State got...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
Mitch Trubisky
North Carolina entered the season as one of the ACC's most experienced teams. Coming off a Coastal Division championship, Larry Fedora's squad needed to replace quarterback Marquise Williams but little else.   Those high expectations...
Adam Kurkjian
1 year ago
Mike Riley
There was a quiet confidence around the Nebraska program this past offseason. For the first time in recent memory, Cornhuskers football was shaping up to be relatively drama-free between January and August.   And then, the unthinkable...
J.P. Scott
1 year ago
Things were going along pretty smoothly for Virginia Tech. The Hokies were sitting at 4-1, had just beaten defending ACC Coastal champion North Carolina, and were alone atop the division. And then came an unexplainable loss to Syracuse...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
Jake Browning
The halfway point of the 2016 Pac-12 season features a few different faces atop the standings. Washington – a team projected by most to break out this fall – is the Pac-12’s frontrunner through seven weeks and a legitimate playoff...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
The first seven weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
J.T. Barrett
Ohio State entered the 2016 with just six returning starters, but the Buckeyes quickly reloaded behind coach Urban Meyer and quarterback J.T. Barrett and hits the midpoint of the year as one of the favorites to win the national title. While the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jalen Hurts
Alabama hits the midpoint of the 2016 college football season as the clear favorite to win the SEC and the national title. The Crimson Tide have scored huge victories over Ole Miss, Arkansas and Tennessee in conference play and easily handled USC...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Lamar Jackson
At the halfway point of the 2016 college football season, the ACC has two teams poised to challenge for a playoff spot. Clemson is the frontrunner after a thrilling 42-36 victory over Louisville on Oct. 1, but the Cardinals remain in the mix...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Baker Mayfield
Baylor and West Virginia enter the midpoint of the 2016 college football season as the only remaining unbeaten teams from the Big 12, but Oklahoma is still considered the favorite by most to win the conference. The Sooners lost two non-...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Can anyone beat Bama? We'll find out this week, as the Tide face an SEC West showdown with Texas A&M, one of the highlights of another strong slate of games.   The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club gives you...
Rob Doster
1 year ago

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