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article September 19, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 4

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Week 4 in college football could serve as a measuring stick for several top program, with playoff contenders Alabama, Florida State Oklahoma and LSU all facing crucial test. Will they hold serve, or are we in for another chaotic weekend? More»
jakewaters article September 18, 2014

How Kansas State Challenges Auburn

While Auburn faces a brutal SEC schedule in October and November, the game that sets the table is out of conference on Thursday night. In traveling to Kansas State, the Tigers have a chance to prove their readiness as contenders. More»
jameiswinston article September 17, 2014

Winston Deserves His Suspension

Florida State suspended Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson for shouting an obscene phrase on campus. As an isolated incident, maybe it could be laughed off, but Florida State had to do something, given his past. More»
fsu_clemson article September 17, 2014

The Best New CFB Rivalries

Florida State and Clemson meet again on Saturday in what has quickly become the ACC's biggest game. Realignment has frustratingly eliminated many traditional rivalries, but at least a few newer annual matchups have become must-see TV. More»
muschamp article September 16, 2014

Florida's Moment of Truth

It didn't take long for the positive vibes around the Florida offense to disappear. Now, after edging Kentucky in three overtimes, Florida travels to Alabama with a lot to prove. Can it finally be effectively aggressive and exploit Alabama's weaknesses? More»
bostoncollege_usc article September 15, 2014

Success is Fleeting

Despite the understandable rush to judgment, especially early in the fall, college football teams are rarely the same from week to week. Just ask Georgia, USC and Virginia Tech, all of which were riding high the first two weeks, then fell back to reality. More»
southcarolina_georgia article September 14, 2014

Back In Business

Week 3 may not have looked like much on paper, but it delivered drama on Saturday. Virginia Tech and USC both suffered stunning upset losses, while Georgia's bad fortune at South Carolina continued in a pivotal SEC East win for the Gamecocks. More»
week3pickem article September 12, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 3

No, there isn't much to be excited about when looking at Saturday's slate of games, but that doesn't mean Week 3 doesn't offer plenty of intrigue. From Tennessee-Oklahoma to Georgia-South Carolina, here's what you need to be watching. More»
hutsonmason article September 11, 2014

The Great Unknown

In its impressive opening win over Clemson, Georgia didn't have to rely much on new QB Hutson Mason. With Georgia facing a vulnerable South Carolina pass defense on the road, we may find out just how much its offense has beyond Todd Gurley. More»
texas_strong article September 10, 2014

The Big 12's Texas Problem

It got overshadowed by the Big Ten's terrible weekend, but Texas' blowout home loss to BYU wasn't just a bad result in Austin. It was a bad result for the entire Big 12. Now, Oklahoma and Baylor need to be hoping for a Texas turnaround vs. UCLA. More»
pennstate_team article September 9, 2014

Penn State's Sanctions Lifted

The NCAA's harsh sanctions imposed on Penn State never made sense in the first place, because they mostly punished the wrong people. By restoring scholarships and a lifting a bowl ban, the NCAA is doing right by Penn State's players and coaches. More»
bigtenweek2 article September 8, 2014

The Big Ten Hits Bottom

The Big Ten's reputation has been on the decline for years, but it has never been lower than on Saturday, when disaster struck: After a rough afternoon, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State all lost high-profile games, putting playoff hopes in doubt already. More»
oregon_msu article September 7, 2014

Ducks Are Still Soaring

We were treated to a historically terrible Saturday for the Big Ten when faced with the spotlight, but the focus shouldn't be only on the negative. As the Big Ten's top teams stumbled, others in the Pac-12 and elsewhere rose to the top. More»
week2picks article September 5, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 2

After big games involving the SEC and ACC dominated college football's opening weekend, focus shifts to the Pac-12 and the Big Ten in Week 2. From Michigan State-Oregon to USC-Stanford and beyond, we guide you through your Saturday. More»
howard_catch article September 4, 2014

Top 10 Michigan-Notre Dame Games

The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry has been played only 41 times, but in those games the two teams have packed in a ridiculous number of close finishes and memorable moments. As the rival ends again on Saturday, here are the top 10 games in its history. More»
connorcook article September 4, 2014

The Other Side Of The Story

Saturday night's Michigan State-Oregon game is one of the best matchups of the season, with a stingy Spartans defense meeting the famed Ducks offense. Ultimately, though, the fate of the game could rest elsewhere -- with Spartans QB Connor Cook. More»
allen_kessler article September 3, 2014

Full Speed Ahead

Gone are the days of methodical, I-formation football at USC. While Steve Sarkisian was brought back to recapture the Pete Carroll glory days, he's also modernizing the Trojans' style of offense. If Week 1 was any indication, the move will pay off. More»
bigtenweek2 article September 2, 2014

The Big Ten's Big Moment

After Wisconsin's loss to LSU, the Big Ten may have just one more chance to improve its perception in nonconference play, with three games at once on Saturday night involving Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan against quality opponents. More»
professor1 article September 1, 2014

The Professor: Shake Off The Rust

After eight long months, we have finally gotten our first taste of real, live football in the 2014 season, which means it's time to overreact. In The Professor, we sort through the noise and assess the impact of the biggest concerns among contenders. More»
fsu_osu article August 30, 2014

CFB Rolling Reaction: Week 1

The first college football Saturday of 2014 is in the books, and it was a memorable one, with several high-profile teams running into trouble. From Florida State-Oklahoma State to Alabama-West Virginia to UCLA-Virginia, we recap the day in football. More»

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