NCAA Football Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview

September 22, 2018

Badgers look to rebound on the road against the Hawkeyes in key Big Ten West matchup After a disaster of a weekend up and down the Big Ten, Iowa was one of the few teams left unblemished when the dust cleared. Wisconsin was not so lucky, as the Badgers’ playoff hopes received a mid-September punch to the gut from BYU. This week, Wisconsin looks to bounce back in a road game at Iowa. The matchup…

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NCAA Football Stanford Cardinal vs. Oregon Ducks Preview

September 22, 2018

Pac-12 pace-setters for much of the past decade meet again with high stakes Autzen Stadium gained a reputation as one of college football’s most intimidating venues at the height of Oregon’s prominence this past decade. During that time, the Ducks’ greatest competition came from the Stanford Cardinal. Saturday’s renewal of the budding rivalry marks a milestone in Oregon’s return to the national spotlight, with the Ducks putting a Top 25 ranking and perfect…

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NCAA Football Washington State Cougars vs. USC Trojans Preview

September 21, 2018

USC aims to get back on track at home, while Washington State looks to stay unbeaten A miserable final three quarters last week at Texas doomed USC to its second consecutive loss and a bevy of questions about the program’s offense. The 37–14 rout in Austin came one week after a 17–3 loss at Stanford, and both games pit the already injury-plagued Trojans against physical opponents. Were that not enough, USC returns home on…

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NCAA Football Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview

September 21, 2018

Nittany Lions hit the road to face the Illini with Ohio State looming next week Illinois may be thankful to have a short week to prepare for their home game with Penn State this week. The Illini host the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Friday night, meaning Lovie Smith was forced to turn the page as quickly as possible after seeing his team squander a fourth-quarter lead in a…

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NCAA Football Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs Temple Owls Preview

September 20, 2018

Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs. Temple Owls Preview The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will make one of the longest in-conference road trips of the season — nearly 1,300 miles — to face the Temple Owls in Philadelphia. The Thursday night kickoff means that both Tulsa and Temple will open AAC play on a short week. The Owls hope to carry over the momentum of a 35-14 win over Maryland, in which they…

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NCAA Football Boston College vs Wake Forrest Preview

September 12, 2018

Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Preview A pair of 2-0 ACC teams will square off Thursday night in Winston-Salem in what amounts to a significant conference game early in the season for Boston College and Wake Forest. The Eagles have been impressive early on against lackluster competition while Wake Forest still seems to be working out the kinks. The start time was moved up from 7:30 p.m….

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NCAA Football TCU vs SMU Preview

September 6, 2018

TCU Horned Frogs vs SMU Mustangs Preview Might it be remembered as the night the Dallas/Arlington metroplex truly became divided when the TCU Horned Frogs (1-0) travel crosstown to take on the SMU Mustangs (0-1) in the latest “Battle for the Iron Skillet.” The Texas Christian vs. Southern Methodist rivalry dates to 1916, with long winning streaks had by both teams against their neighbor. New SMU head coach Sonny Dykes…

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NCAA Football Hawaii vs Colorado State Preview

August 23, 2018

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs Colorado State Rams Preview Is this the season where Colorado State finally gets past the seven win mark? Or will Hawaii throw a wrench into the works as it tries to snap a string of seven straight non-winning seasons? Both teams have plenty to prove going into their season opener on Saturday. The Rams have finished with a 7-6 record, punctuated by a bowl game loss, each of the last…

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NCAA Football 2018 Season Preview: AAC

July 19, 2018

Complete preview of the American Athletic Conference for 2018. The American Athletic Conference is the top Group of 5 league and won’t lack for intrigue in 2018. UCF is back for another run at a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl, as new coach Josh Heupel hopes to pick up where Scott Frost left off last fall. The Knights should win the league in the 2018 American Athletic Conference,…

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NCAA Football 2018 Season Preview: C-USA

July 18, 2018

Complete preview for Conference USA in 2018. The list of top contenders in Conference USA for 2018 has to start with the two teams that played for the league title in ’17. FAU and North Texas won their respective division last season and take the top two spots once again in the 2018 Conference USA predictions. The Owls are a contender for the top Group of 5 ranking, but Marshall…

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NCAA Football 2018 Season Preview: Mountain West

July 12, 2018

Complete Mountain West preview for the 2018 season. The Mountain West Conference heads into 2018 with familiar faces projected to be at the top of the league. Boise State claims the top spot in the Mountain West predictions, and coach Bryan Harsin’s team should challenge for a New Year’s Six bowl bid. In the West, San Diego State and Fresno State are the teams to beat once again. The Aztecs edge…

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NCAA Football 2018 Season Preview: Pac-12

July 11, 2018

Complete Pac-12 preview for the 2018 season. The Pac-12 never lacks for intrigue, but the conference heads into 2018 looking to rebound after a disappointing 2017 slate. The league did not produce a playoff team, had only two programs reach double-digit victories and went 1-8 in bowl games. But there’s reason for optimism on the West Coast for 2018. Washington takes the top spot in Pac-12 predictions, as coach Chris…

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NCAA Football 2018 Season Preview: MAC

July 10, 2018

Complete preview for the MAC in 2018. The MAC hasn’t had a repeat champion since 2011-12, and it’s likely that streak extends to five years in a row in 2018. That’s due to Ohio taking the top spot in the 2018 MAC predictions as the favorite to win the league. The Bobcats fell just short of reaching the league title game last season and are a heavy favorite in the East…

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