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article September 25, 2017

Lion In Wait: Barkley Chasing History

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Week 4 of the college football season produced a lot of lessons, none bigger than the night that Saquon Barkley had against Iowa. Penn State's last-second victory sets the stage for Barkley to pursue a history-making season in Happy Valley. More»
GettyImages-852540936 article September 24, 2017

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 4

Saturday's schedule seemed like one that might produce a handful of upsets. Several teams -- most notably Penn State -- managed to escape with perfect records intact, but No. 6 Oklahoma State (to TCU) and No. 12 Florida State (to N.C. State) both fell at home. More»
GettyImages-852623952 article September 24, 2017

Lions Roar Past Iowa On Final Play

Penn State star tailback Saquon Barkley racked up 305 yards from scrimmage and numerous highlights on Saturday night, and his effort didn't get wasted: The No. 4 Nittany Lions survived at Iowa 21-19 with a Juwan Johnson TD catch on the last play. More»
USATSI_10299448 article September 23, 2017

Horned Frogs Leap Into Big 12 Race

Entering Saturday, Oklahoma State's offense appeared to be unstoppable. Leaving Saturday, there is a new best challenger to Oklahoma in the Big 12: TCU. The Horned Frogs went to Stillwater and upset the No. 6 Cowboys 44-31. More»
USATSI_10299068 article September 23, 2017

NC Statement: 'Pack Takes Down FSU

Florida State has gotten off to an unlikely 0-2 start. After two weeks of not playing because of Hurricane Irma, the No. 12 Seminoles returned to the field and were upset by N.C. State, 27-21, in the Wolfpack's first top-25 win since 2012. More»
cfbpickem4 article September 22, 2017

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 4

Week 4 of the college football season looks a lot more intriguing that it did in the preseason. Georgia-Mississippi State and TCU-Oklahoma State provide ranked matchups, and a long list of national contenders face potentially tricky road games. More»
stadiums-cfb article September 21, 2017

50 Best College Football Stadiums

In pro sports, there's always a race to create the most modern stadium. In college football, renovations are common, but the sport still features a long list of iconic, historic venues. We ranked the 50 best college football home fields. More»
GettyImages-843045016 article September 20, 2017

Georgia Needs To Win The SEC East

Florida's win over Tennessee provided a thrilling finish, but the rest of the game left a lot to be desired, a familiar feeling in the SEC East. As expected in the offseason, the first three weeks have reinforced the notion that Georgia needs to step up and take advantage. More»
GettyImages-848023360 article September 19, 2017

Big Ten Blues: When The MAC Attacks

On Saturday, Nebraska hit one of its worst lows: a loss to Northern Illinois, a member of the MAC. The Cornhuskers are relatively new to the Big Ten, but now they have experienced the type of loss that the conference's teams have always been desperate to avoid. More»
USATSI_10286064 article September 18, 2017

Bulldogs Demanding Respect in SEC

History says that LSU is supposed to dominate Mississippi State, but the Bulldogs turned the tables on the Tigers on Saturday, insisting that they be taken seriously in the SEC race. MSU headlines everything we learned from a busy Week 3. More»
GettyImages-848165290 article September 17, 2017

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 3

Week 3 of the college football season featured plenty of drama -- especially USC-Texas and Florida-Tennessee -- despite the fact that no top-10 teams lost. While all that happened, Clemson made a massive statement by crushing Louisville. More»
GettyImages-848124204 article September 17, 2017

USC Wins Another Texas Thriller

There was no possible way for USC and Texas to come close to matching their last meeting on Saturday night, but they managed to deliver a thriller anyway: The No. 4 Trojans kicked field goals at the end of regulation and double-OT for a 27-24 win. More»
USATSI_10285833 article September 17, 2017

Bulldogs Earn Biggest Win Over LSU

Led by the running of quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and tailback Aeris Williams, Mississippi State crushed No. 12 LSU 37-7 in Starkville on Saturday, the largest Bulldogs win over the Tigers ever and a horrific early result in Ed Orgeron's first full season as LSU's coach. More»
USATSI_10284830 article September 16, 2017

Gators Chomp Vols With Last-Play TD

After three quarters with no touchdowns, Florida and Tennessee put together a fabulous finish on Saturday. The Gators ended it with a 63-yard touchdown from Feleipe Franks to Tyrie Cleveland on the last play for a 26-20 win over the Volunteers. More»
GettyImages-847989522 article September 16, 2017

Tigers' Big Plays Topple Rosen, Bruins

Two weeks after pulling off one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of college football, Josh Rosen and UCLA couldn't quite keep pace with Riley Ferguson, Anthony Miller and an explosive Memphis team, losing 48-45 in a tough road game. More»
GettyImages-847952654 article September 16, 2017

NIU Adds To Nebraska's Angst

The same week that Nebraska confirmed a one-year contract extension for head coach Mike Riley, the Cornhuskers lost to Northern Illinois, as two pick-sixes propelled the Huskies to a 21-17 win on the road in Memorial Stadium. More»
week3pickem article September 15, 2017

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 3

An early-season run of big games continues with defending national champion Clemson at defending Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and Louisville, the first Texas-USC game since the 2006 Rose Bowl and the annual Tennessee-Florida rivalry. More»
GettyImages-845054776 article September 13, 2017

Trap Teams: CFB's Upset Hopefuls

These teams from each college football conference won't win their league title, but keep an eye out for them wrecking the chances of another team. In other words: They're probably going to beat somebody they're not expected to beat. More»
GettyImages-845416182 article September 13, 2017

Eyes of The Tigers On Lamar Jackson

Last Saturday, Lamar Jackson had 525 yards of offense and Clemson's defense had 11 sacks against Auburn. The reigning Heisman winner and the Tigers' defensive line are in peak form and meet this week in one of the year's most compelling matchups. More»
GettyImages-845046334 article September 12, 2017

Many Challenges Ahead for Buckeyes

Three years ago, Ohio State's playoff chances were dismissed after an early nonconference loss. Those Buckeyes rebounded to win the title. While the 2014 run inspires hope after a loss to Oklahoma, Ohio State may have too many problems to correct this time. More»

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