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College Football: 5 breakout candidates from 2017 opening bowl weekend

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:30:21 +0000

In all, 10 teams opened up the college football bowl season on Saturday, and there were plenty of incredible performances all around. From Troy putting up 50 on North Texas in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, to Middle Tennessee downing Arkansas State in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl to close out the night, the […]

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Penn State Football: Marcus Allen is 2017 defensive MVP

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:55:10 +0000

Senior safety Marcus Allen led a punishing Penn State football defense during the 2017 campaign and here’s why he’s the team’s MVP. Many Penn State fans were cautiously optimistic about the defense coming into the 2017 season. There were some key losses in leadership and production from the 2016 Big Ten championship team.  Safety Marcus […]

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New Mexico Bowl 2017: 3 takeaways from Marshall’s upset of Colorado State

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:31:38 +0000

As a 5.5-point underdog, Marshall upset Mountain West opponent Colorado State in Albuquerque. Here are three things we learned from the New Mexico Bowl. A fixture since 2006, the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque has regularly featured one of the most exciting and closely-matched contests of the opening day of the bowl calendar. In four […]

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SMQ: The FBS postseason and the history of bowl games

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:46:01 +0000

Why does the modern college football postseason feature 40 contests? SMQ looks into the history of bowl games in this week’s edition. In every other level of college football and in pretty much every other collegiate sport, there is a clearly delineated postseason structure that involves a simple dichotomy of haves and have-nots. The playoffs […]

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Oregon Football: 3 takeaways from loss to Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:44:15 +0000

Boise State came out determined to finally beat a Power Five opponent this season. They left no question in their first game against Oregon since 2009. They seem like such natural rivals as rising powerhouse programs from the northwestern part of the national map. But Oregon and Boise State had met just twice before on […]

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3 takeaways from Troy blowout of North Texas in the 2017 New Orleans Bowl

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:06:42 +0000

The first FBS bowl game of the 2017-2018 postseason ended in a big Troy victory over North Texas. Here are three takeaways from the New Orleans Bowl. The Celebration Bowl that serves as the HBCU national championship technically kicked off the postseason calendar. But in terms of the FBS, the New Orleans Bowl traditionally opens […]

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Oregon Football: 5 reasons Ducks will beat Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:58:44 +0000

Boise State and Oregon football will face off in the 2017 edition of the Las Vegas Bowl. Here’s why the Ducks will take down the Broncos. Oregon (7-5) heads into the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State (10-3) looking for its eighth win of the campaign and the first without head coach Willie Taggart […]

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NFL Mock Draft 2018: Complete first round before bowl season

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:45:17 +0000

With college football’s postseason starting on Dec. 16, the final opportunities for the nation’s best 2018 NFL mock draft prospects are drawing near. With the 2017 college football regular season in the past, it’s time to look ahead to bowl season. The postseason starts on Dec. 16, with a good slate of bowl games on […]

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West Virginia Football: Is Justin Crawford making mistake by sitting out?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:48:19 +0000

West Virginia football is preparing for the Heart of Dallas Bowl, but doing so without running back Justin Crawford. Is he making a mistake? Justin Crawford is a kid you can’t help but root for. He was working the night shift at Taco Bell before taking over in West Virginia’s backfield and went the JUCO […]

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Ohio State Football: J.K. Dobbins is Buckeyes’ 2017 offensive MVP

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:30:45 +0000

Some may say JT Barrett was Ohio State football’s best offensive player, but J.K. Dobbins was the team’s offensive MVP in 2017. Ohio State finished the season with wins over Michigan and Wisconsin to claim the Big Ten Championship. After beating Wisconsin, they were the odd team out as Alabama was the fourth-ranked squad in […]

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