College Football

Inside News: Baylor Quarterback suffers Broken Neck

Starting quarterback for the Baylor Bears Seth Russell was injured in last week’s game against the Iowa State Cyclones. The Bears came out on top of a 45-27 final, but the win came at a high price: Head coach at Baylor Art Briles, told reporters Russell “would probably be out a while.” Russell was having a great season, he had thrown 1,907 yards and passed 29 touchdowns, only conceding six interceptions for the Bears so far. He was on the fast track to making the pro’s by playing solidly for one of the best teams in the nation. In last Saturday’s game he had completed 16 of 37 passes to gain 197 yards and he had also thrown two touchdown passes before he was injured and forced to leave his team on the field without him. Granted a football team is made up of several individuals, this Baylor side was Read More

Inside Predictions: Washington Huskies at the #10 Stanford Cardinal

The number 10 ranked Stanford Cardinal is set to host the Washington Huskies this Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 PM EST. Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California will provide the perfect environment for these two teams to prove themselves. The Huskies are 3-3 this season. They overcame Sacramento State, Utah State and a great showing at USC saw them take down the Trojans as well. Washington didn’t do so well against Boise State, the California Golden Bears or Oregon, but at the halfway marker they are not looking half bad. Washington lost last week to Oregon 20-26, but the game was a great watch. Long field goals by Cameron Van Winkle and an excellent 72 yard run by Myles Gaskin pumped the game full of the big plays college football is known for. Stanford are perfectly poised for a run at the playoffs. Although they fell at the feet of Northwestern Read More

Inside Look: The Undefeated, in College Football

Most teams win games, lose games and tie games. That’s the nature of the sport. It is –only- an impressive team that can make it six or seven weeks into a season, without giving up even one game. Sure, some teams are blessed with lucky schedules, giving them an advantage at the start, but, by now ALL teams have played some top tier opponents. The teams that follow are, so far, and for the purpose of our article: this year’s crème de la crème. We have a great crop of undefeated teams at the moment… This list will undoubtedly get smaller and smaller, but for now, we can safely say we have 14 rock solid squads, and they are: Ohio State, Baylor, TCU, Utah, Clemson, LSU, Michigan State, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Toledo, Huston, Temple and Memphis. Ohio State has defeated powerful teams this season. They came out victorious Read More

Inside Review: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Season Recap

The Fighting Irish are doing what they do best: Football; they have only lost one game so far this season. The Clemson Tigers smudged what would have been a perfect start… No matter! The Irish are playing some of the best college football in the nation right now. Notre Dame kicked off their season with a great win over the Longhorns at home. They went on to beat the Virginia Cavaliers, Georgia Tech and UMass as well. The Irish were 4-0 when they set their sights on the Clemson Tigers. Both teams were aching for the win but the Tigers scraped by to beat the Irish by only 2 points. After Notre Dame’s defeat on the road at Clemson, they bounced right back and blasted Navy out of the water in a great game. The Irish won by 17 points. In last week’s game the Vicious Leprechauns took on the Read More

Inside Predictions: # 9 Texas A&M Aggies at the #13 Ole Miss Rebels

This Saturday October 24th a battle will take place in Mississippi. The Texas A&M Aggies are packing up their gear and hitting the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. The Aggies are 5–1 and 2–1 in SEC competition and will be looking to smash down Ole Miss in front of a packed stadium of Rebels. Ole Miss is doing real well though and could very well turn the tide on the Aggies. The Rebels are 5–2 and 2–1 in the SEC. We’ll be able to watch the good times roll on ESPN. But, before the 7:00 PM EST kickoff at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field in Oxford, Mississippi, let’s take a look at the teams and see what we can expect in this one. Both teams are coming from defeats and will be focusing all their efforts in this game. The Aggies lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide Read More

Inside Look: Ohio State Bobcats Overview

The East Division of the Mid-America Conference is home to seven great teams, and from them, the Bowling Green Falcons, the Buffalo Bulls and the UMass Minutemenare worthy of mention. All these are quite good, but, in what concerns this very season, it’s the Ohio State Bobcats that have caught my attention. They have played each game with exceptional poise. Not overly-stressing themselves when it hasn’t been merited, and pushing every last cell on the field as far as possible, when they have needed to. Ohio has a well-seasoned coaching staff made up of head coach Frank Solich, his offensive coordinator Tim Albin and their defensive coordinator Jimmy Burrow. All three coaches have been with the team for at least 10 years and Solich has been there for 11. A good coaching staff is the cornerstone of any successful team, and the Bobcats can truthfully say they have one. The Read More

Inside Predictions: Minnesota and Nebraska; the Rivalry Continues

This Saturday, October 17 at 3:30 PM EST, we’ll have a Big Ten bash. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will take to the road to tackle the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The game will be held at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and with both teams already down at least one game in Big Ten play, you can be sure we’ll see claws and fangs on the field in this one, as these two desperately need a victory in the conference. This is one of the longest living rivalries in college football. Beginning with their first meeting in November of 1900, these two teams have really had it out for each other. The Gophers had their share of the glory early on. They won most of the games from 1900 to 1960. But it’s been a different story the last 50 years or so, the Cornhuskers have come out on top in Read More

Inside Look: Wolverines beat Wildcats 38-0

In college football ANYTHING can happen, and by anything I do mean Any-thing. Last Saturday was one such example for the aforementioned, when the Wildcats got theirs’ handed to them at Michigan. Northwestern entered the competition with a perfect 5-0 record and 1-0 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats had become a powerful team; Winners alright! Ready to walk through the next open door to winners-ville, the last thing Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald could have imagined was a shutout loss to the Michigan Wolverines. Perhaps the fact that Michigan had shut out its last two opponents before this game could have been some indication that the Wildcats best be on full alert, but still, a third straight shutout! No one would have expected that. After this win the Wolverines have –now- beat BYU 31-0, Maryland 28-0 and Northwestern 38-0. That’s one hefty record, and one that Michigan will do Read More

Inside Look: Maryland Terrapins to Fire Head Coach

Randy Edsall is in his fifth year as head coach at Maryland. He was the head coach at the University of Connecticut from 1999 until 2011. He holds the record for most games won as a head football coach in the state of Connecticut, and with the Terps he has an overall record of 22-33. Surely not one of the highest paid coaches but, at a little over $2 million per year, he is also NOT underpaid. The Terrapins are 2-3 this season and 0-1 in the Big Ten. This comes as hard news to swallow from such a historically good team. Perhaps the hardest defeats were at home to unranked Bowling Green and then to Michigan. The loss to the Wolverines had to have been real tough. It was at home with loads of Wolverines fans in the stands and they lost 0-28. Ouch! The Terrapins are heading into Read More

Inside Look: Iowa Hawkeyes from season’s beginning to date

The Iowa Hawkeyes are off to a fantastic start, so good in fact, that they have not had a start this good since 2009. They are 5-0 after beating #2 Illinois State, Iowa State, Pittsburgh, North Texas and #19 Wisconsin. It being head coach Kirk Ferentz’s 17th year on the job, he has seen his share of ups and downs, I am sure he is quite happy with the job they are currently doing. Iowa’s quarterback C.J. Beathard finally got the chance he was looking for. As a starter for the Hawkeyes he has been spectacular. So far this season he has passed for 1,039 yards with a 64% success rate, he’s thrown 7 touchdowns with only 2 interceptions. As if that wasn’t enough, Beathard also rushed for 221 yards and scored 3 touchdowns. He is currently one of Iowa’s biggest threats on the field, and with just cause. The Read More