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Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

posted on October 19, 2017
Perhaps the two most disappointing teams in the ACC will meet Saturday in Tallahassee as Florida State plays host to Louisville. FSU entered the season with a No. 3 national ranking while the Cardinals were ranked 16th. Neither will be ranked on Saturday as both programs have already matched their loss totals from the 2016 regular season.   Florida State is off to a 2-3 start this season, but coming off a win over Duke. Each of FSU's three losses have come to teams currently ranked in...
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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

posted on October 19, 2017
After a week off, the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2) will hit the road to take on a Northwestern (3-3) team that perhaps had its best performance of the season last time out, beating Maryland on the road 37-21. For the Wildcats, the offense finally found its groove against the Terrapins with more than 500 total yards, including 238 on the ground.   Both Iowa and Northwestern currently sit at 1-2 in the conference with a chance still to contend in the Big Ten West, but a loss this week likely...
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Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

posted on October 19, 2017
Oh this should be fun. I mean, if you like offensive fireworks, booming cannons and a break-neck pace to your college football, this could be your game.   This week’s Oklahoma State-Texas game should be a high-octane, high-scoring affair in Austin. The Longhorns go from the frying pan to the fire after losing to the then No. 1-ranked offense in the country last week (Oklahoma), they’ll now face another No. 1-ranked offense in the Cowboys, who average a staggering 49 points and...
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UCF Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen Preview and Prediction

posted on October 19, 2017
Two of the top offenses in the American Athletic Conference are ready to go head-to-head in Annapolis this weekend. The Navy Midshipmen look to rebound from a road loss in division play by doing a better job of securing the football. They will play host to one of the top surprises this season with the UCF Knights showing no signs of slowing down for anybody in their way.   UCF is looking for its second win of the season in the state of Maryland. Earlier in the season, UCF walked away...
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

posted on October 19, 2017
We enter the final half of the season with North Carolina in an unaccustomed position. With an 0-4 conference record, the Tar Heels are out of the Coastal Division race. In each of Larry Fedora’s previous five seasons in Chapel Hill, there was at least a sliver of hope that UNC could play for the league title at this point in the season. But not this year.   Virginia Tech, though, is a true contender. The Hokies are 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the ACC with the only loss coming to Clemson....
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Tennessee Volunteers Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

posted on October 19, 2017
The Tennessee Volunteers' 2017 campaign began in thrilling fashion with a come-from-behind victory over Georgia Tech in double overtime. The Vols then made easy work of FCS opponent Indiana State the following week to get to 2-0. But a heartbreaking loss to Florida on the final play of the game, would soon send the Vols on a downward spiral from which they have yet to recover. That includes a two-game losing streak, and their first shutout loss since 1994, courtesy of a 41-0 beating in Knoxville...
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Michigan Wolverines Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

posted on October 19, 2017
Despite the minor setback against Michigan State, all of Michigan’s goals are still right out in front of the Wolverines in the second half of the season. There is just one tiny, little detail – this offense still stinks!   While the defense has continued its championship-level play despite losing numerous starters to the NFL, the offense has been a disaster, especially the passing game. If Jim Harbaugh and the staff does not remedy this issue in a hurry, Michigan could be looking...
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College Football Picks: Predicting Every Game in Week 8

posted on October 19, 2017
The Week 8 edition of picking every game on the college football schedule is highlighted by two games involving ranked teams: USC travels to South Bend to face Notre Dame and Penn State hosts Michigan in a critical Big Ten East showdown. Here is every game on the Week 8 slate:   Thursday, Oct. 19   Louisiana at Arkansas State Arkansas State has feasted on the underbelly of the Sun Belt, beating Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina by an average of 26 points. Louisiana will pose more...
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Michigan Wolverines vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

posted on October 19, 2017
Penn State welcomes Michigan to Happy Valley on Saturday night for one of the Big Ten’s most anticipated games in the 2017 season. The Wolverines loss to Michigan State took a little air out of this matchup, but there is still plenty at stake when this game kicks off.   The Nittany Lions had a timely bye week last Saturday, and coach James Franklin has this team poised to make a run at the CFB Playoff. Penn State fell just short of a berth after winning the Big Ten title last fall, and...
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College Football 2017 Midseason All-America Team

posted on October 19, 2017
With half of the 2017 college football season completed, it’s time to hand out some hardware in the form of midseason All-America selections. This list is likely to look drastically different by December, but the players honored and mentioned below have performed at a high level through the first seven weeks of 2017.   On offense, it should be no surprise Oklahoma senior Baker Mayfield leads the way at quarterback. Mayfield has just one interception on 161 attempts and is completing...
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