College Football National Championship X-Factors

January 8, 2018

College football’s 2017-18 national championship is up for grabs on Monday night, as Alabama and Georgia meet in Atlanta in a matchup of SEC foes. As with any big matchup, the stars are expected to shine. Georgia is led by running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. On the Alabama sideline, quarterback Jalen Hurts and running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough headline the offense. While Chubb and Hurts will…

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College Football National Championship Preview: Alabama vs. Georgia

January 4, 2018

National Championship Alabama vs. Georgia COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME STORYLINES 1. An SEC team will claim the national title for the ninth time in the past 12 seasons as conference mates Georgia and Alabama meet in Monday’s College Football Playoff championship at Atlanta. The third-seeded Bulldogs are looking to win their first national title since the Herschel Walker-led squad won the 1980 crown, while the fourth-seeded Crimson Tide…

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Hawaii Bowl Preview: Houston vs. Fresno State

December 20, 2017

HAWAII BOWL STORYLINES 1. Points could be a precious commodity on Dec. 24, when Fresno State faces Houston in the Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The Bulldogs led the Mountain West in scoring defense at 17.2 points per game while Houston possesses the top interior lineman in the country in Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver, a sophomore defensive tackle who has made 37.5 tackles-for-loss in 24 career games….

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Dollar General Bowl Preview: Appalachian State vs. Toledo

December 20, 2017

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL STORYLINES 1. Mobile, Ala., will be the site for a December 23 rematch between Toledo and Appalachian State, who will meet in a bowl game for the second straight season – this time in the Dollar General Bowl. Toledo and the Mountaineers played right down to the wire last season in the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., as Appalachian State escaped with a 31-28 victory after the…

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Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl preview: San Diego State vs. Army

December 20, 2017

LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL STORYLINES 1. Fans of the ground game won’t want to miss San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny match up against Army’s vaunted run attack at the Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. Penny received five All-American awards after leading the country in rushing yards (2,027) and adding 19 touchdowns on the ground. The talented senior saved his best for last, stringing together four…

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Birmingham Bowl Preview: Texas Tech vs. South Florida

December 19, 2017

BIRMINGHAM BOWL STORYLINES 1. When Texas Tech and No. 24 South Florida meet in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on Dec. 23, two of the top offensive teams in the nation figure to light up the scoreboard. Behind senior quarterback Nic Shimonek, Texas Tech ended the regular season ranked 17th in FBS in total offense (468.4 yards per game) and 26th in scoring offense, averaging 34.6 points. USF senior…

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming

December 19, 2017

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL STORYLINES 1. Will this be Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen’s swan song? The rifled-armed 6-5, 233-pound junior had what many consider a disappointing season, completing just 141-of-251 passes (56.2 percent) for 1,658 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions while also rushing for 207 yards and five scores on 84 carries. Although only an Honorable Mention All-Mountain West pick, Allen comes in at No. 6 on ESPN…

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Bahamas Bowl Preview: UAB vs. Ohio

December 19, 2017

BAHAMAS BOWL STORYLINES 1. Two years after the school shut down its football program amidst financial concerns, UAB won a school-record eight games to earn its second-ever bowl berth. The Blazers, guided by National Coach of the Year candidate Bill Clark, will face Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 22. UAB earned its invitation to the island paradise by finishing second in the West Division of Conference USA,…

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Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Preview: Temple vs. Florida International

December 19, 2017

BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL STORYLINES 1. Temple coach Geoff Collins will see a familiar uniform on the opposing sideline Dec. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. when the Owls take on Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl. Collins was the defensive coordinator for the Golden Panthers in 2010, as FIU captured a conference title and went on to win the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. In his first season with the…

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DXL Frisco Bowl preview: Louisiana Tech vs SMU

December 19, 2017

DXL FRISCO BOWL STORYLINES 1. SMU will face Louisiana Tech in the inaugural Frisco Bowl on Dec. 20 with a new coach. Sonny Dykes, whose first head coaching job was at Louisiana Tech in 2010, will coach the Mustangs at the bowl game formerly known as the Miami Beach Bowl before being moved to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, in the offseason. Chad Morris, who led SMU to its first…

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Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Preview: Akron vs. Florida Atlantic

December 18, 2017

CHERIBUNDI TART CHERRY BOCA RATON BOWL STORYLINES 1. Florida Atlantic won’t have to travel far for its bowl game; in fact, the team won’t have to travel at all. The Owls will be home for their postseason appearance on Dec. 19, when they face Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl. “Sometimes bowl games are tough to travel to,” Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin told reporters. “Some fans don’t get to…

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BCS Championship games announced

BCS Championship
December 3, 2017

BCS Championship games announced Back in January 2012, the day after Alabama beat LSU in the BCS championship game, the commissioners of the FBS conferences gathered in New Orleans to discuss the future of the college football post-season. There had already been movement toward tearing up the unpopular Bowl Championship Series, but the all-Southeastern Conference championship game was the final blow. The College Football Playoff was created soon after. On…

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Saturday Easy Pick QB Matchups – College Conference Championships

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November 30, 2017

CFB Easy Pick QB League Preview Week 14 of the 2017 college football season is the final weekend of action and several key matchups are on tap for Championship Saturday. FanPicks delievers in it’s promise to offer all possible contest for this special weekend in College Football. It all starts with the CFB Easy Pick QB League, an head-to-head matchup between opposing QB. Pick between 8 fantasy winning quarterbacks to…

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