ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies runs against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Punchless Washington will see better days ahead after CFB Playoff loss

The unofficial ranking of things that were terrible to start off the 2016 CFB Playoff are as follows: 1. The new Dos Equis guy, who is so terrible he actually makes the beer taste worse by proxy; 2. Washington Huskies offense. The bad news is, Washington’s season is over after gaining a miserable 194 total […]

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 31: LSU Tigers defensive end Arden Key (49) sacks University of Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in the end zone for safety during the first half of the Citrus Bowl game between the Louisville Cardinals and the LSU Tigers on December 31, 2016, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).

LSU destroys Louisville 29-9, finishes 2016 on a positive note

The LSU Tigers destroyed Louisville 29-9 to finish the 2016 campaign on a high note. Make no mistake about it: this was a huge victory for Ed Orgeron’s team. Led by Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, the Louisville offense came into the game as one of the most explosive units in the country, ranking fourth […]

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 […]

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Every Game Matters: How One Play Can Change the Entire Season

The motto of the BCS used to be “every game matters.” The meaning was plain and clear, whether or not you agreed with its assessment. The point was that if a team wasn’t perfect, its chances of reaching the National Championship Game were now in the hands of the other teams that were still perfect. […]

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. […]

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 22: Utah (28) Joe Williams (RB) runs the ball for a touchdown during an NCAA football game between the Utah Utes and the UCLA Bruins on October 22, 2016, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Utah defeated UCLA  52-45. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Utah Utes defeat Indiana to cap off another solid season

The Utah Utes defeated Indiana 26-24 in the Foster Farms Bowl to cap off another solid season. That’s not to suggest that the Utes were perfect. They clearly weren’t. Utah was its own worst enemy in this contest, turning the ball over four times, including a fumble on the opening kickoff that allowed Indiana to […]

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Randy Edsall’s potential return to UConn would make sense

Believe it or not, Randy Edsall’s potential return to UConn would make sense. That’s not to say that I agree with the school’s decision to dismiss Bob Diaco. I don’t. UConn should have given him another season before making a move. However, since the school did decide to make a leadership change, I’ll go on […]

Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco tries to get the team pumped up late in the fourth quarter against Tulane at Rentcschler Field in Hartford, Conn. Tulane won, 38-13. (Peter Casolino/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)

UConn made the wrong decision by firing Bob Diaco

UConn made the wrong decision by firing Bob Diaco. The school should have stuck with him for at least another season before making any moves. That’s not to say that the 2016 campaign wasn’t a huge disappointment. It certainly was. After all, the Huskies returned 15 starters from last season’s squad, which was the first […]

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Troy Trojans defeat Ohio to close out a fine season

The Troy Trojans defeated Ohio 28-23 in the Dollar General Bowl to close out the school’s best season as an FBS member. Make no mistake about it: this was a fantastic season for Neal Brown’s club. After finishing 4-8 last year, the Trojans won 10 games for the first time since moving up to the […]

BOISE, ID - DECEMBER 22: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl MVP quarterback Matt Linehan #10 of the Idaho Vandals at the conclusion of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 22, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Idaho won the game 61-50. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Idaho waxes Colorado State to win Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Scoring 60-plus points over a span of three quarters would appear highly unlikely, right? Well, don’t tell the Idaho Vandals (9-4). With 14:35 left in the second quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Paul Petrino’s unit collected a mere 34 yards on offense against Colorado State (7-6), along with a trio of three-and-outs to […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 03: Jevon Carter #2 of the West Virginia Mountaineers defends Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the second half during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on December 3, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 66-57. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Kyle Guy leads Virginia to win at Cal

When guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the top scorers in Virginia men’s basketball history, graduated last May, the Cavaliers figured to have junior transfer Austin Nicholas in the fold to replace a piece of his output in 2016-17. However, just over a month ago, the forward was dismissed from the team after suiting up for only one […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 21: BYU (21) Jamaal Williams (RB) runs the ball for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl game between the BYU Cougars and the Wyoming Cowboys on December 21, 2016, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. BYU defeated Wyoming 24-21. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

BYU Cougars hold off Wyoming rally to win Poinsettia Bowl

The BYU Cougars held off a late Wyoming rally to win the Poinsettia Bowl 24-21. Make no mistake about it: this was a huge victory for BYU. After all, Wyoming was arguably the most pleasant surprise in college football in 2016, winning eight games this season after posting a 2-10 mark last year. Given that […]

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