Want to get a head start on Christmas shopping but afraid you’ll miss some good games? Fear not, because this weekend is the cupcake weekend for college football where teams schedule lesser-worthy opponents to get ready for the home stretch. Catch up on last week’s action and preview the upcoming weekend below while you’re out shopping. The Weekend That Was The biggest result of Week 12 was undefeated Mississippi State losing its first game as the Bulldogs fell in Tuscaloosa to Alabama, 25-20. However, the weekend was also unkind to many other ranked teams, as well. The Crimson Tide...Read More
On paper, Week 3 didn’t really have much going for it besides an SEC clash. However, the day would not turn out to be so kind. Four ranked teams fell–three to unranked opponents. The Big Ten’s misery continued as all five teams that played an opponent from a power conference lost (and Indiana also fell to Bowling Green). The Pac-12’s reputation suffered as well. Thought by many to be the toughest conference in the nation this year, Week 3 did little to back those beliefs up. One of the league’s contenders suffered a shocking upset while two others lost their...Read More
One of the most appealing aspects of bowl season is just how wild and unpredictable it is. All logic and reason gets thrown out the window, and there are upsets galore. Some teams are rusty after lengthy layoffs while others are so fired up just to be playing in a bowl. On the flip side, some teams are lethargic and unmotivated after disappointing seasons or unmet goals. The ripple effect of coaching searches means some teams are unprepared. Other squads overlook their opponents and find out the hard way what a mistake that is (cough*Arizona State*cough). It all adds...Read More
There have been plenty of highlights from the first week of bowl games, from Tulane rallying from a 21-point deficit in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl only to fall 24-21 to Louisiana-Lafayette when normally-reliable kicker Cairo Santos missed a game-tying field goal to Rashaad Reynolds returning not one, but two fumbles for touchdowns in Oregon State’s 38-23 romp over Boise State in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, but the best game took place down in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Gildan New Mexico kicked bowl season off with a bang as Colorado State rallied in improbable fashion to beat Pac-12...Read More
It all comes down to this. After 16 weeks, the matchups are set, and we now know who will be going bowling, who will be staying home for the holidays, and which two teams will be vying for the coveted title of National Champion. The final weekend of the regular season was not lacking in drama. Florida State, led by Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, rolled past a determined Duke squad to win the ACC and claim a spot in the national championship game, but who the Seminoles would play took a awhile to figure out. Undefeated and #2...Read More
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