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Halloween is over, the air is getting colder and the fall foliage is turning into the beautiful hues we all know and love across the country. As good as college football has been so far in 2016, things are about to ramp up even more as we enter...
Bryan Fischer
7 months ago
Lamar Jackson
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first set of rankings on Tuesday night. As expected, Alabama took the top spot, with Clemson at No. 2 and Michigan at No. 3 The big surprise came at No. 4, as the committee went with...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first nine weeks of the college football season are in the books. The final weekend in October produced four upsets of unbeaten teams, as Baylor, Nebraska, Boise State and West Virginia all suffered their first loss of the season last...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
D'Onta Foreman
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Four undefeated teams - West Virginia, Boise State, Nebraska and Baylor - suffered their first defeat of the season, while Clemson rallied...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Jacob Eason
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida....
Mitch Light
7 months ago
Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys has quietly guided the 2016 edition of the Golden Gophers to within one game of bowl eligibility before the end of October. After dropping its first two Big Ten games of the season, Minnesota has turned it around...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
Deondre Francois
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Trevor Knight
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Joe Williams
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
There may not be a more rested team in the entire country heading into this weekend than the Michigan Wolverines (6-0) as they get set to take on Illinois (2-4) at the Big House.   Yes, it was just a typical bye week for the Maize and Blue,...
Mike Bainbridge
8 months ago
Skyler Howard
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally,...
Mitch Light
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months ago
Zach Cunningham
Week 7 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama remained unbeaten with a dominant performance against Tennessee, Clemson survived NC State's upset bid with an overtime win, Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Mitch Trubisky
The Week 7 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Tennessee, Ohio State-Wisconsin and Notre Dame-Stanford. Additionally, conference matchups...
Mitch Light
8 months ago
Jalen Hurts
College football’s Week 7 slate kicks off on Wednesday night with another Sun Belt midweek showdown, as Appalachian State travels to UL Lafayette in a key conference matchup for both teams. Navy and East Carolina was slated for Thursday but...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
J.T. Barrett
The first six 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 to reach...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Week 6 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the ACC. Florida State extended its winning streak against Miami to seven, Clemson easily defeated Boston College on Friday night, NC State beat...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Jake Browning
Week 6 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Texas A&M edged Tennessee in an overtime thriller, Alabama dominated Arkansas, Florida State escaped Miami with its seventh win in a row in this...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Purdue travels to Champaign to meet Illinois this weekend, on a mission to upend the Fighting Illini's chances of retaining the annual "Cannon" trophy in head coach Lovie Smith's debut rivalry game against the Boilermakers....
Robert A. Boleyn
8 months ago
Trevor Knight
The Week 6 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Tennessee-Texas A&M, Florida State-Miami and Alabama-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups...
Mitch Light
8 months ago
Jalen Hurts
College football’s Week 6 slate kicks off on Wednesday night, as Georgia Southern and Arkansas State meet for a midweek showdown between two of the Sun Belt’s top programs. Thursday night’s action features two Group of 5...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
J.T. Barrett
The first five 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 to reach...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago

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