The Kansas State Wildcats have taken over the top spot in the BCS Standings for Week 12. The Wildcats (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) beat TCU 23-10 yesterday.
K-State ascended to the top spot after Alabama, the BCS no. 1 for three consecutive weeks, fell at home 29-24 to the Texas A&M Aggies. Alabama is now in fourth place and are the highest ranked one-loss team.
The Oregon Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) have moved into second place after crushing California 59-17 last night. Notre Dame, also 10-0, has moved up one spot to third place after their 21-6 win at Boston College. Read Full Story »
While looking at the top 25 schedule for Saturday, it quickly dawned on me that this week is pretty much a dog week (whenever ESPN College Gameday is on an aircraft carrier, that’s a pretty good sign). I think the top 2 teams (Alabama, K-State) will run roughshod over their two opponents (Texas A&M, TCU). Oregon and Notre Dame have two cupcake games Saturday, so the top four should remain unchanged.
I then took a look at the Big 10 and saw a matchup between two programs that normally would have big time bowl ramifications. Nebraska and Penn State are two of the most successful programs in college football, and their fan bases are some of the most dedicated in the country. Read Full Story »
We will dedicate some time to recapping the life and story of a true legend of the game. Hall of Famer Darrell Royal left us on Wednesday, and though he is probably best known for his time at Texas, the namesake of the Longhorns’ stadium actually started his career coaching in the SEC. Royal was 12-8 in two seasons (1954 and 1955) as Mississippi State’s head coach before heading off to Washington and eventually the job for which he is best known.
Royal compiled a 17-3 record against former Southwestern Conference (and current SEC member) Texas A&M during his time in Austin, and though many consider the Red River Shootout the primary Texas rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown will forever hold great meaning to fans of both schools Read Full Story »
Washington State has moved their 2013 football game against BYU to the 2019 season, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced today.
“At our request BYU has agreed to move our 2013 game to the 2019 season,” Moos said. “This move will provide greater balance to our future schedules.”
Washington State and BYU finalized a 2012-13 home-and-home football series last December, and the first game was played in Provo back on Aug. 30. BYU crushed Washington State 30-6. Read Full Story »
The Florida Atlantic Owls will face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 2014-15 home-and-home football series, FAU announced today.
FAU will host the first game of the series at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton in 2014. The second and final game will be hosted by the Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in 2015. The two schools have never met in football. Read Full Story »
Week eleven of the 2012 college football season kicked off on Tuesday night and continues tonight with two FBS games: ULM at Arkansas State and (10) Florida State at Virginia Tech.
Featured Top 25 match-ups this week include (15) Texas A&M at (1) Alabama, (2) Kansas State at TCU, (21) Mississippi State at (7) LSU, (11) Oregon State at (14) Stanford.
Other top games include (3) Oregon at California, (4) Notre Dame at Boston College, Arkansas at (8) South Carolina, Baylor at (12) Oklahoma, and Penn State at (16) Nebraska. Read Full Story »
The Florida International Golden Panthers and the Maryland Terrapins have scheduled a 2013 and 2016 home-and-home football series, FIU announced today.
Maryland will host the first game of the series at Byrd Stadium in College Park on Aug. 31, 2013, which will be the season-opener for both schools. FIU will host the second game of the series at FIU Stadium in Miami on Sept. 10, 2016.
Maryland leads the overall series against FIU 3-0 after wins in 2006, 2007, and 2010.
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The BYU Cougars and the Virginia Cavaliers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2013 and 2014, the two schools announced today.
BYU will travel to face Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Aug. 31, 2013. The Cougars will then host the Cavaliers at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 20, 2014. Read Full Story »
The Allstate Sugar Bowl will host the post-season bowl game that features the SEC and Big 12 champions, the two conferences announced this evening.
The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, with the first matchup taking place on January 1, 2015.
Champions from the SEC and Big 12 will face off against one another unless one or both of them are selected to play in the four-team college football playoff. If that happens, “another deserving team from the conference(s) will be selected for the game.” Read Full Story »
The Michigan Wolverines have added games against Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Miami (OH), and Ball State to their future football schedules, the school announced today.
Michigan will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a home-and-home series beginning in 2018 at Michigan Stadium (Sept. 1) and culminating in 2019 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Aug. 31). Both games will be season openers.
The Wolverines and Razorbacks met for the first and only time in the 1999 CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl. Michigan won 45-31. Read Full Story »
Nebraska and Oklahoma have agreed in principle to play a 2021-22 home-and-home football series, the Omaha World-Herald has reported.
The first game is expected to be played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman in 2021 with the second game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln in 2022.
Although a contract has yet to be signed, both schools want the series to happen, Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said. Read Full Story »
The six BCS AQ Conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of November 17, 2012.
Top match-ups on Nov. 17 include USC at UCLA, Oklahoma at West Virginia, Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, Kansas State at Baylor, Ole Miss at LSU, Ohio State at Wisconsin, Iowa at Michigan, and Rutgers at Cincinnati.
The remainder of times and TV for the weekend of 11/17 are listed on each teams 2012 football schedule. Read Full Story »
All of the unbeaten teams stayed unbeaten this past Saturday. Alabama and Notre Dame were taken to the absolute limit by LSU and Pitt, but used skill and in the Fighting Irish case a little luck to keep their perfection intact. LSU seemed to have Alabama’s offense on the ropes in the 2nd half, but AJ McCarron and the Tide Offense drove almost the length of the field in 90 seconds to keep their record unblemished. Notre Dame was taken to the brink by a scrappy Pittsburgh team, but a missed field goal in OT kept the Fighting Irish in the national title hunt.
Kansas State can no longer be overlooked as a national title contender. What was impressive about their win against Oklahoma State was they didn’t have their Heisman contender, QB Collin Klein for the bulk of the 4th quarter as he suffered a wrist injury. Read Full Story »
Another week of ACC play is behind us, and we’re still no closer to knowing who will make the trip to Charlotte on December 1. Week 11 provides another “elimination week” scenario for a number of teams, while one of the conference’s clubs will step outside of ACC play to take on a team with national championship aspirations. We’ll try to clear up the road to Charlotte for some of the contending teams, all the while realizing we may not be much closer to the answers until the final week of conference play. Before we break everything down, though, it’s trivia time!
Week 11 ACC Trivia (answer at the end of the column): Wake Forest and NC State first faced off in 1895 in North Carolina’s capital city. What was the final score of that game? Read Full Story »
For the third consecutive week, the Alabama Crimson Tide lead the BCS Standings. Georgia, previously 6th, has moved up to 5th place.
The Bulldogs, now the highest ranked one-loss team, moved in to the Top 5 after Alabama defeated LSU on Saturday. LSU dropped from 5th to place.
Oregon and Notre Dame switched positions from the previous week. The Ducks are now 3rd while the Fighting Irish are 4th. Read Full Story »