Deshaun Watson

Clemson wins CFB Championship in game you’ll remember forever

Deshaun Watson didn’t shoot an arrow at the end of the game. Hell, he might have been too sore to. But it was his “tell your grandkids about  it” performance that made Clemson CFB Playoff champions Monday night, outlasting previously unbeatable Alabama 35-31 with a touchdown with one second remaining by Watson to Hunter Renfrow. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Championship Preview: Alabama vs. Clemson

For the second consecutive year, Alabama and Clemson clash for college football’s national championship. Will Monday’s result be different from last year’s 40-45 Crimson Tide victory? Like that last night in Florida on Spring Break before you head back to somewhere cold and miserable after a (insert anywhere from 8- to 16-hour drive), college football […]

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) runs for a first down against Michiganduring the first half of the Capital One Orange Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Florida State outlasts Michigan in stirring Orange Bowl

People often decry how many bowl games there are. Too many teams. Too many odd sponsors. Too many rewards for mediocre seasons. But the reason we all watch the darn things if we love the sport is because of Friday night’s Orange Bowl, which Florida State won over Michigan 33-32. Dalvin Cook — who was […]

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 29:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Preview: Clemson vs. Ohio State

Clemson is eyeing a national title rematch with Alabama, but Ohio State is a huge obstacle. Well, if the whole New Year’s Eve thing is destined to be a gas fire no matter which teams are in the late game and what the future holds (i.e., college football acknowledging the stupidity of trying to make the […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03:  Head coach Nick Saban and Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate their 54 to 16 win over the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Preview: Alabama vs. Washington

Does Washington stand a chance against defending national champion Alabama? If you were picking College Football Playoff match-ups based on the states’ respective populations being polar opposites of one another, you might think we’d get no different fantasy result than in real life. Washington and Alabama are a contrast in just about everything, including football teams. […]

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 03:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers is presented with the MVP award following the ACC Championship game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on December 3, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Clemson Tigers won the game 42-35.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Clemson wins CFB Playoff slot; Deshaun Watson deserves Heisman

Sometimes, it feels like we’ve forgotten how good Deshaun Watson is, because he’s been so good for so long. The Clemson quarterback will graduate in less than two weeks, and he’ll do so as a two-time ACC football champion, after the Tigers staked their claim to the CFB Playoff with a 42-35 win over Virginia […]

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 19:  Quarterback Sefo Liufau #13 of the Colorado Buffaloes celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Washington State Cougars at Folsom Field on November 19, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Buff, Buff Pass: Liufau, Colorado clip WSU, move closer to Pac 12 South title

As elation and field-rushing cascaded over Folsom Field, a smiling Mike MacIntyre said it all about his mission as the Colorado head coach in an on-field interview. “We just want to make CU great again.” Well, after dispensing of Washington State behind a 24-7 second half, they’re one win (or one Southern Cal loss) away […]


Iowa stuns Michigan, throws college football into chaos tornado

Dress up as Kinnick Stadium for Halloween, and you’ll forever get candy in Columbus, East Lansing, and Happy Valley, kids. Iowa stunned third-ranked Michigan, 14-13 on a field goal as time ran out and buried the field with black and yellow-clad hysterical fans, throwing college football and the Big Ten West into utter upheaval. It’s […]

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 22:  Grant Haley #15 of the Penn State Nittany Lions returns a field goal block 60 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PSU tops OSU in a game that meant everything and nothing all at once

So if you had the Cubs going to the World Series and Penn State over Ohio State tonight, congrats, and I’d like to spend some time on your new yacht the size of Vermont. But here we are, Penn State as 24-21 victors over the Buckeyes in the most shocking result of this current college […]

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER15:  Evan Engram #17 of the Mississippi Rebels runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Arkansas knocks off Ole Miss in thrilling fashion…again

You can probably call it “the battle for third best in the SEC West,” or you could just say, “Arkansas vs. Ole Miss,” but the Hogs (5-2) snared a much-needed 34-30 win while sending Ole Miss into the abyss of mediocrity, at least for 2016. In what was one of the more entertaining games of 2015, […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: John O'Korn #8 of the Michigan Wolverines gets ready to run a play during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 5 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Wolverines 2015 Record: 10-3 overall (Defeated Florida 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Is Michigan ready to make the CFB Playoff run everyone seems to be expecting them to? Expectations are are a funny thing. You don’t create them, control them, or determine them, yet you cannot escape them. Coaches and players can […]

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 10:  Jim McElwain head coach of the Florida Gators leads members of team into Memorial Stadium for warm ups prior to a game against the Missouri Tigers on October 10, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 17 Florida Gators

Florida Gators 2015 Record: 10-4 overall (lost to Michigan in Citrus Bowl 41-7) 1 Can Florida (finally) find a quarterback? Florida in 2015 was the tale of two seasons within one. A 6-0 start was highlighted by a stunning infusion of what felt more like Steve Spurrier Florida scoring versus the amalgam of drunken stumblebum offense that marred the […]

CHAPEL HILL, NC - JANUARY 30:  Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during their game against the Boston College Eagles at Dean Smith Center on January 30, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: Who will survive and advance in the East Region?

Assuming all the NCAA Tournament regions are varieties of meat, the East Region is an expired bag of beef jerky found at a rest stop in Chalmers, Ind. In other words, it’s going to be tough cutting through it. The East features the ACC and SEC tournament champions (and the ACC regular season champ); the Big […]


With commitment of Dylan McCaffrey, Harbaugh’s QB mentoring prowess poised to continue

Alan Jackson once said that “too much of a good thing, is a good thing.” Jim Harbaugh agrees. The Wolverines secured the commitment of 2017 quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, rated currently as the number two overall pro-style quarterback by 247 Sports. McCaffery has strong bloodlines with his brother being Christian, the 2015-16 Heisman finalist at Stanford, […]


Stanford obliterates Iowa from start to finish in the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl likes its own time slot, but even their committee had to be wishing they could move the Sugar Bowl up in starting time just so they had something interesting to watch. Stanford dismantled Iowa from the very beginning (like, literally, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on the first play of […]


Rose Bowl Preview: Iowa vs. Stanford

Here’s the deal; sometimes you just want a beer. No carbonated margarita or anything with lemon or lime in it. Sometimes it’s just “Dude, give me a cold Stroh’s and leave me alone on the couch to watch this game.” This is your Rose Bowl. In Iowa and Stanford, you get the “big uglies,” you […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 05:  Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates after beating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cotton Bowl Preview: Michigan State vs. Alabama

Without question, Michigan State-Alabama is the more red meat game of the two CFB Playoff semifinals. The backdrop is impossible to ignore: Once again, the champions of the two most polarizing conferences in college football lock horns for a spot in the national title game. Last season, Alabama fell to Ohio State in the semifinals. […]