The 4th-ranked and undefeated Kansas State Wildcats visit the 13th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday night in a big time Big 12 battle. Both of these teams reflect their two quarterback strengths. K-State relies on a ground and pound type offense led by QB Collin Klein. West Virginia has used the precision passing of QB Geno Smith to lead a high powered offensive game plan that has put eye popping numbers on the scoreboard.
The Mountaineers offense was derailed last week in Lubbock by Texas Tech and looks to rebound quickly at home. K-State was challenged at Iowa State last weekend, but emerged with a victory over an inspired Cyclones team. The challenge for both WVU and K-State is to play their type of game and not play into the others strength. It should be a fascinating contrast of styles, and a huge Big 12 victory for the winner. Here’s what to look for between the lines in Morgantown. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins and the Wisconsin Badgers have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2020 and 2021, the schools announced today.
Maryland will travel to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Sept. 12, 2020. The Terrapins will then host the Badgers at Byrd Stadium in College Park on Sept. 11, 2021.
The two schools have never met in football. Maryland is 4-44-1 all-time against teams from the Big Ten, while Wisconsin is 6-3 versus the ACC. Read Full Story »
The 2013 SEC Football Schedules were officially announced today. Conference play begins on Aug. 31 when Ole Miss travels to face Vanderbilt.
Featured 2013 non-conference match-ups include Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (at Atlanta, GA), Arkansas at Rutgers, Washington State at Auburn, Florida at Miami (FL), Georgia at Clemson, Louisville at Kentucky, LSU vs. TCU (at Arlington, TX), Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State (at Houston, TX), Missouri at Indiana, Ole Miss at Texas, North Carolina at South Carolina, Tennessee at Oregon, SMU at Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt at Ohio State. Read Full Story »
Vanderbilt has canceled their 2013-14 home-and-home series vs. Northwestern, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
The two schools were set to meet on Sept. 14, 2013 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville and on Sept. 13, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston.
According to the Tribune, Vanderbilt sent a letter to Northwestern canceling the games and did not make telephone contact at all. Read Full Story »
Week eight of the 2012 college football season kicked off on Tuesday with UL Lafayette at North Texas. It continues tonight with two FBS games beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Featured Top 25 match-ups this week include (7) South Carolina at (2) Florida, (4) Kansas State at (13) West Virginia, (6) LSU at (18) Texas A&M
Other top games include (1) Alabama at Tennessee, (3) Oregon at Arizona State, BYU at (5) Notre Dame, and (14) Florida State at Miami, FL. Read Full Story »
It seems unthinkable that a game involving two top-ten teams would be eclipsed by another game, but such is life in the SEC. We focused – rightly so – on the South Carolina-LSU game last week, and despite my referring to Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech as a “must-see affair”, no one could have predicted that outcome. We will try to recap 116 total points in as briefly as we can later, but for now, let’s take a look at what to watch this week around the SEC.
#9 South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) at #3 Florida (6-0, 5-0), 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Program guide: It seems as though South Carolina has become a fixture in this segment, but a look at their schedule provides all the necessary explanation. The Gamecocks travel to Gainesville for the final game of a murderous three-game run, and the hope for Steve Spurrier is that the offense also makes the trip. Read Full Story »
Navy has pushed back a football series with Marshall and canceled a series with Minnesota. Both moves are in preparation for the Midshipmen to join the Big East Conference.
Navy was previously scheduled to travel to Marshall on Sept. 3, 2016 and host the Thundering Herd on Oct. 13, 2018. The series will now take place at Annapolis in 2021 and in Huntington in 2022. The 2022 game will be the season opener for both schools (Sept. 3). Read Full Story »
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have added the Alcorn State Braves to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced this afternoon.
Mississippi State will host Alcorn State at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Sept. 7, 2013. In their first and only meeting in 2010, the Bulldogs defeated the Braves 49-16.
“It remains important to us to schedule teams from the state of Mississippi,” MSU director of athletics Scott Stricklin said. Read Full Story »
After a somewhat light week in the ACC that only saw four games, we pick up a six-game slate for another pivotal week of conference play. One team will look to rebound from a stunning loss that sent them tumbling into the middle of the divisional pack, while another will look to continue its unlikely run atop its division. Let’s take a look at what to watch this week around the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Virginia Tech (4-3, 2-1) at #14 Clemson (5-1, 2-1), noon ET, ABC/ESPN2 (reverse mirror)
This is an important game for a couple of reasons. Clemson looks to continue their winning ways and get the help they need to eventually reach Charlotte, while Virginia Tech tries to spend more time recreating the last three quarters of their 41-20 victory over Duke last week in Blacksburg than the first quarter.
The Charlotte 49ers and the Temple Owls have scheduled a 2015-16 home-and-home football series, Charlotte has announced.
Charlotte will host the first game of the series at McColl-Richardson Field on Oct. 3, 2015. The 49ers will then travel to face the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sept. 24, 2016.
“It’s huge for our program to have a BIG EAST team play a home-and-home series,” said 49ers head coach Brad Lambert. “Thanks to our relationship with Temple through the Atlantic 10 we were able to get this scheduled.” Read Full Story »
East Carolina and Virginia Tech have extended their football series through the 2020 season, both schools announced today.
The Pirates and Hokies will renew their series on Sept. 14, 2013 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. Games in 2015, 2017, and 2019 will also be played in Greenville, while the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 meetings will be played at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. Read Full Story »
The North Carolina Tar Heels have announced changes to their future football schedules, which includes the cancellation of a series against Minnesota.
Minnesota and North Carolina were slated for a 2013-14 home-and-home series, but the Golden Gophers requested to cancel the arrangement. Minnesota will pay UNC an $800,000 buyout per the terms of the contract. Read Full Story »
The Idaho Vandals have nearly completed a 12-game football schedule for 2013 as an FBS Independent, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed this weekend.
In a post-game radio interview, Spear said that the “…schedule’s coming along. I feel pretty good about having 11 secure games and Friday I thought I had 12. The way football scheduling goes, I lost a game on Friday, but I’m hopeful I’ll be able to pick one up this week and hopefully we can come out and announce that schedule.” Read Full Story »
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced several changes to their future football schedules, including the cancellation of a home-and-home series with North Carolina.
Minnesota and North Carolina were set to meet on Sept. 7, 2013 in Chapel Hill and Sept. 13, 2014 in Minneapolis. No reason was specified for the cancellation of these two games. Read Full Story »
It’s amazing to me the amount of talent that is spread around college football in 2012. It almost makes ranking recruiting classes irrelevant. The fact that a school like Kansas State, located in Manhattan, KS, can field a more competitive team than USC, located in Los Angeles, CA, shows that there is no substitute for good old fashioned coaching players up.
It is much more apparent in NCAA football than the NFL how much coaching matters. There’s such a difference that more times than not, a successful NCAA coach can’t hack it in the NFL (Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier etc.). College coaches have the opportunity to turn a raw talent into a NFL draft pick. Read Full Story »