Season Rewind: Bulldogs, Aggies Shifted Power in Mountain West

Derek Carr earned the right to wear a title belt with a historic season. Photo: USA Today Sports The Mountain West conference has been in a bit of transititon during the realignment wars of the past few years. 2013 was the first of many future years of stability for the league-at least, that is the […]

Washington Hires Boise State’s Petersen

Chris Petersen will trade blue for purple when introduced as head coach of the Washington Huskies on Monday. Photo: USA Today After receiving interviews and overtures from other schools over the last few years, it took an opportunity in the Pacific Northwest to lure Chris Petersen away from the blue turf of Broncos Stadium. The […]

Duke 27, North Carolina 25: Blue Devils Win ACC Coastal Division

The sun is definitely shining on Duke coach David Cutcliffe, as the Blue Devils are headed to Charlotte to face Florida State. Photo: USA Today   On February 4, 2010, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe told Bruce Feldman (then of ESPN), this:   Cutcliffe on his football program at Duke winning an ACC title in […]

Early Analysis: Florida vs. Florida State

Timmy Jernigan and the Seminole defense look to feast on a weak Gator offense after Thanksgiving. Photo: USA Today No. 2 Florida State at Florida Saturday, 12:00 PM, ESPN No Line Will Muschamp is not coaching for his job. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has made that much clear. Of course, some of the Florida […]

Early Analysis: Oregon vs. Oregon State

Can Storm Woods get the running game on track for the Beavers against the hated Ducks Friday night? Photo: USA Today Oregon State at No. 12 Oregon Friday, 7:00 PM, Fox Sports 1 Line: Oregon -14 On October 20, it looked like the Ducks and the Beavers might have been on a collision course for undefeated […]

Early Analysis: Michigan vs. Ohio State

Can Carlos Hyde and the Buckeyes run over Michigan to extend their streak to 24 straight wins? Photo: USA Today No. 3 Ohio State at Michigan Saturday, Noon, ABC Line: Ohio State -14 The hated words “style points” are close to being rendered meaningless for the Buckeyes. Having ascended to third in the BCS standings, the […]

Early Analysis: UCLA vs. Arizona State

Will Anthony Barr and UCLA make a statement on Senior Night at the Rose Bowl? Or will the Sun Devils play spoiler? Photo: USA Today   No. 19 Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA Saturday, 7:00 PM, Fox Line: Arizona State -2.5 A critically important Pac-12 South showdown will take place in Pasadena Saturday night. […]

Early Analysis: Baylor vs. Oklahoma State

Levi Norwood and the Bears look to continue their march towards the BCS on Saturday night in Stillwater. Photo: USA Today   No. 3 Baylor at No. 11 Oklahoma State Saturday, 8:00 PM, ABC Line: Baylor -10 Baylor’s run through the gauntlet to the Big 12 Championship and a BCS bowl appearance continues thus week […]

Early Analysis: Arizona State vs. Oregon State

The Beavers will need a strong game from quarterback Sean Mannion if they want to avoid their third straight loss. Photo: USA Today   Oregon State at No. 21 Arizona State Saturday, 9:30 PM, Pac-12 Network Line: Arizona State -14 When the season started, most people outside of Tempe would not have chosen Arizona State […]

Early Analysis: USC vs. Stanford

Can Stanford's Tyler Gaffney carry the Stanford Cardinal to victory yet again? Photo: USA Today Sports   No. 5 Stanford at USC Saturday, 8:00 PM, ABC Line: Stanford -3 A month and a half ago, this game would have looked like a rout in the making. Not that Stanford was playing like gangbusters to start […]

Early Analysis: Baylor vs. Oklahoma

Lache Seastrunk and the Bears are looking to run over the Sooners on the way to the BCS. Photo: USA Today Sports   No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 5 Baylor Thursday, 7:30 PM, Fox Sports 1 Line: Baylor -13 Thursday night might be the biggest game in the history of the Baylor Bears program. That […]

Early Analysis: Oregon vs. Stanford

Marcus Mariota seeks to solidify Heisman Trophy candidacy with a big game against Stanford. Photo: USA Today Sports     No. 2 Oregon at No. 6 Stanford Thursday, 9:00 PM, ESPN Line: Oregon -7.5 The game of the year in the Pac-12 is upon us. This game has decided the winner of the Pac-12 North […]