College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next Year
The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let’s look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.
Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come, and the temperature of the playoff change can be flipped and turned upside down any given week.
As the season has seen the rise of Mississippi State football, quarterback Dak Prescott has emerged on the scene as one of college football’s best. Is Prescott the best player in college football?
Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel. The only thing is, you cannot script drama this good.
October is the best month for college football, and it is getting started on the right foot this weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks.
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The Horned Frogs needed more than 2 minutes on only one of six scoring drives in Saturday’s 30-7 victory over the Golden Gophers.
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Minnesota coach Jerry Kill was in TCU coach Gary Patterson’s wedding a decade ago. The two coaches are good friends, even though the fellow Kansas natives have never been on the same staff together. When Kill left Pittsburg State (Kansas) after the 1987 season, it was Patterson who filled the vacancy on coach Dennis Franchione’s staff.
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It is “the” test of the non-conference season for the Gophers football team. They’re headed to Fort Worth to face Texas Christian University. They’re two touchdown underdogs who are physically beaten up.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says quarterback Mitch Leidner is practicing this week in hopes of playing against TCU on Saturday. Leidner injured his left knee last weekend against Middle Tennessee State. The Golden Gophers (2-0) have not specified the nature of his injury and Kill says Leidner plans to test it out to see how it feels.
Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Minnesota and Texas Christian will play non-conference football games in 2014 and 2015. Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague announced the agreement on Tuesday.