- 6:30 am Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Halfway through the season and six undefeated FBS teams remain in the FBS. Two of them are in Mississippi, and they are two of the reasons why the past two weeks have been a couple of the most exciting in college football in several years. Mississippi State is off today and Ole Miss should be able to handle Tennessee, so here’s a look at five other games on your watch list this week.
Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS
The Crimson’s Tide offense has blown an engine after being in the fast lane earlier this season. Alabama has scored 17 and [More]
- 11:47 am Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
You don’t have to stay up too late tonight. The best games should be done in time for you to learn something new about Derek Jeter on SportsCenter.
Tennessee at Georgia, noon, ESPN
Swarm was the key word in Tennessee defender Curt Maggitt’s vocabulary this week, using it to describe how to bring down Todd Gurley. The Vols should get plenty of practice against Gurley and the other Bulldogs backs, but Tennessee also has a talented freshman in Jalen Hurd.
Florida State at N.C. State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
It’s that time of year when we start discovering if teams are pretenders or contenders. N.C. [More]
- 6:30 am Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
What’s that strange site? A day of conference games? Finally. Look around and you’ll see plenty of what should be more competitive matchups than we’ve seen so far this season. Here’s the best of the bunch.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, noon, ESPN
The Hokies were a little pokey at the start of last week’s loss to East Carolina. And it cost them. If Virginia Tech had won, it had a chance at going undefeated this season. That’s evaporated and now the Hokies have to slow Georgia Tech. Even if they don’t, can the Jackets slow them?
Florida at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS
- 11:33 am Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Heisman winner Jameis Winston will miss a half of Florida State’s game against Clemson on Saturday night as punishment for shouting an obscene phrase at FSU’s student union this week.
That’s the decision reached by coach Jimbo Fisher position after the ACC teleconference on Wednesday.
“Everything has been addressed and we’re getting ready for the game,” Fisher said, but then later added, “We’re deciding. We’re talking as things go on right now,” when asked about Winston’s availability against Clemson.
The top-ranked Seminoles host 22nd-ranked Tigers at 8 p.m. Saturday (ABC) in the ACC’s premier game of the year.
It was reported that [More]
- 4:00 pm Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
The money is now on Todd Gurley to win the Heisman Trophy.
Of course, there’s nearly three months of the season to be played and votes aren’t due until December, so take that for what it’s worth.
Still, Georgia’s unstoppable running back rumbled to the top of the pack and is now the favorite — at 5-1 — to win this year’s Heisman Trophy, according to sportsbook Bovada.
There’s been a lot of movement at the top, with Gurley moving past Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, despite not playing last Saturday.
“The updated Heisman odds after Week 2 had Marcus Mariota as the [More]
- 10:00 am Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
Beasley lets his stats do his talking. The disruptor from Adairsville led the ACC with 13 sacks, was fourth in the nation in tackles for loss (23) and helped transform the Clemson defense. He turned down NFL dollars for one more go around with the Tigers.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
A hometown hero from nearby Clairton, Pa., Boyd broke Larry Fitzgerald’s freshman receiving records with 85 catches and 1,174 yards in 2013. And then he returned a punt for a TD to help the Panthers win their bowl game. What’s his encore?
Rashad Greene, WR, FSU
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- 6:30 am Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Let’s take a look at the top five ACC games this season.
Miami at Louisville, Sept. 1 (Monday)
Hey, Louisville. Welcome to the ACC. The Cardinals and coach Bobby Petrino will make their conference debut in prime time. Controversy has followed Petrino to Louisville, which will have a new QB after Teddy Bridgewater went to the NFL.
Clemson at Florida State, Sept. 20
What a debacle for Clemson last season. ABC’s cameras made sure the nation saw FSU’s 51-14 dismantling of the Tigers. Jameis Winston’s quick strikes were too much for Clemson. Guess what? Winston is back and this year’s game is in Tallahassee.
- 11:15 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
The ACC was SEC-ond to none last season, according to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.
Fisher, who led the Seminoles to the national championship with a last-second win over Auburn said: “No conference has ever had as dominant a year as the ACC had last year.”
Comparing the ACC and SEC, Fisher said the ACC had more award winners, and then added this:
“Eleven (ACC) teams had [More]
- 2:30 pm Sunday, August 17th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Florida State is right where it ended the 2014 season.
The Seminoles, who had 57 of the 60 first-place votes, are No. 1 in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25, ahead of No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State. FSU had 1,496 points, followed by Alabama with 1,361.
The Seminoles, featuring Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston, open the season versus Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon each had one first-place vote.
As expected, the SEC leads the way with eight teams in the preseason [More]
- 1:31 pm Friday, July 11th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
We interrupt the LeBron News Network to drop some college football knowledge on you.
Florida State is 11-2 to repeat as national champion in odds posted by Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada, followed by the usual suspects Alabama (6-1), Oregon (8-1), Auburn (9-1) and Ohio State (10-1).
The next 10 are: UCLA (14-1), Georgia (16-1), LSU (18-1), Michigan State (25-1), South Carolina (25-1), USC (25-1), Baylor (28-1), Florida (33-1), Wisconsin (33-1) and Ole Miss (40-1).
Other teams of interest: Notre Dame (40-1), Michigan (50-1) and Clemson (66-1).
As for the ACC title, the odds go like this: FSU (2-5), Miami (11-2), Virginia Tech [More]