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USC Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

posted on August 21, 2017
USC head coach Clay Helton’s first full season at the helm was a wild ride. Things looked like they were headed in the wrong direction following a 1-3 start. Then the magic of quarterback Sam Darnold helped the Trojans rattle off nine straight wins, including an incredible Rose Bowl comeback against Penn State.   Of course, success at USC means even more will be expected of Helton and company this season. It’s really hard to go up from the Rose Bowl, but those are the expectations...
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Notre Dame Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

posted on August 21, 2017
At this point in camp, every college football team in America is eagerly awaiting the start of the season. But Notre Dame, coming off a disastrous 4-8 2016 campaign that ignited questions about the future of the head coach, may want things to get going more than any other program.   To that end, the Sept. 2 opener against Temple – and then the following week vs. Georgia – will give Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish an opportunity to start this season off on the right foot and...
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Outrageous Predictions for the 2017 Heisman Trophy Ceremony

posted on August 21, 2017
As we continue on with the annual preseason Outrageous Predictions series for college football, it's time to take a look at the race for the most prestigious and coveted individual award in college football – the Heisman Trophy.   The annual race for the Heisman Trophy rarely goes how the experts think it will. Everyone has a list of front-runners and favorites, but most of those lists look the same. Here are some OUTRAGEOUS* predictions about the 2017 Heisman race that have the...
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College Football Win Total Predictions for All 130 Teams in 2017

posted on August 21, 2017
The 2017 college football season is less than a week away, as the first games kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26. With the start of the 2017 season approaching, it’s time to go on record and finalize preseason predictions and picks. Athlon Sports released its conference and 130 predictions earlier this offseason, and with just a few days until kickoff, it’s time to project the win totals for every team.   From Alabama (12) to Texas State (2), Athlon has projected the win total for every...
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Most Important Questions Facing Utah Football in 2017

posted on August 18, 2017
Utah could undergo a football evolution this season. The Utes built their identity in the Pac-12 with a bruising defense and a relentless running game. This year, Utah is looking to tweak that formula.   High-flying offenses are a staple of Pac-12 football. The Utes made some moves to get up to speed on that side of the ball, bringing in new offensive coordinator Troy Taylor, who had great success with a wide-open aerial attack at FCS member Eastern Washington last season.   Will it...
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Clemson Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

posted on August 18, 2017
The 2017 college football season is about to begin and it will get exciting really quickly for Clemson fans. On Sept. 2, the 81,500 in attendance at Death Valley will honor the defending national champions in their first game since winning the title in January. Then in week two, the Auburn Tigers – along with their lofty expectations – will come rolling into town.   Speaking of lofty expectations, after the success of the past two seasons, Dabo Swinney has put Clemson in a position...
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Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big 12 in 2017

posted on August 18, 2017
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or worse, it's time once again for some OUTRAGEOUS* college football predictions heading into the 2017 slate.   Continuing on with our preseason series of outrageousness, it's time to take a look at the Big 12. With coaching changes at the helms...
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Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2017

posted on August 17, 2017
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or worse, it's time once again for some OUTRAGEOUS* college football predictions heading into the 2017 slate.   Continuing on with our preseason series of outrageousness, it's time to take a look at the Pac-12. It's been an increasingly exciting...
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Washington Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

posted on August 17, 2017
Chris Petersen's hire as Washington head coach brought with it expectations of the Huskies returning to the top of the college football heap. Washington ranked among the most prominent programs of the early 1990s, winning three straight Pac-10 championships in that time, including a national championship in ‘91. Petersen did not need long to get the program back to that point.   In Year 3, Washington went 12-1 en route to its first conference title since the Pac's expansion to...
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College Football's Top 30 Running Back Tandems for 2017

posted on August 17, 2017
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top talent at running back in 2017. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and LSU each make an appearance in the top 30 running back tandems for the upcoming season. The Crimson Tide own the deepest depth chart at this position, but the Bulldogs take the top spot in tandems with the return of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.    Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can...
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