Saturday, May 30, 2020

By The Numbers – Big Ten

After a wild first weekend of college football, things around the country have settled down, well, for the time being. Among the upsets and the mayhem, the Big Ten Conference escaped the first weekend with the best record out of the Power 5 Conferences at 12-2. Arguably the biggest performance in the conference was Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. He...

Armchair Analysis: Week 2 AP Poll Release

LOS ANGELES -- With the conclusion of a truly wild first (full) week in college football, the Associated Press released their Week 2 Top 25 rankings. Here they are for you, via AP.org: 1 Alabama (54) SEC Record: 1-0 PV Rank 1 Points 1,518 2 Clemson (2) ACC Record: 1-0 2 1,416 3 Florida State (4) ACC Record: 1-0 4 1,413 4 Ohio State Big Ten Record: 1-0 6 1,324 5 Michigan (1) Big Ten Record: 1-0 7 1,261 6 Houston The American Record: 1-0 15 1,243 7 Stanford Pac-12 Record: 1-0 8 1,140 8 Washington Pac-12 Record: 1-0 14 884 9 Georgia SEC Record: 1-0 18 877 10 Wisconsin Big Ten Record: 1-0 - 759 11 Texas Big 12 Record: 1-0 - 743 12 Michigan State Big Ten Record: 1-0 12 722 13 Louisville ACC Record:...

Big Ten Preview – Week 1

The first week of the college football season has arrived and all fourteen Big Ten teams will be in action. Some are in national marquee match-ups, while others should be on a stroll through the park for their first win of the season. We will take a quick look at every game on the docket for Week 1. Thursday Indiana at...

Armchair Analysis: AP Poll Release

LOS ANGELES -- It's finally here. On Sunday, the Associated Press released its fabled Top 25 poll, dictating to all who see it the early pecking order of the teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). With the season starting with Cal vs. Hawaii in Sydney, Australia tomorrow (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), we now have a pretty short...

Armchair Analysis: 2016 Preseason/Week 1 Amway Coaches Poll

LOS ANGELES -- Adding fuel to the firestorm of relentless anticipation building for the 2016 FBS college football season, the USA Today released its 2016 Preseason/Week 1 Amway Coaches Poll Thursday. As always, the poll preceded its counterpart, the Associated Press (AP) Poll, hoping to garner attention before it becomes, for all intents and purposes, practically forgotten during the...

Armchair Countdown to Kickoff: #35 Saquon Barkley

Position Rank: RB #8 Conference Rank: Big Ten #7 Team Rank: Penn State #1 Despite playing in only eleven games last season, Saquon Barkley ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 1,076 yards rushing. Barkley tacked on eight total touchdowns in a stellar freshman campaign that included a meteoric rise from little known and under recruited to second team All-Big Ten, Freshman All-American, and Big Ten...

PITT-PSU Rivalry Looks to take PA Football to a new Level

As the College Football season approaches, more eyes are turning to the renewal of an instate rivalry between Pitt and Penn State.  The last meeting between the two took place on September 16th, 2000.  The Panthers secured a 12-0 victory over the Nittany Lions at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA in the last rivalry game played back in...

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

The 2016 NFL Draft is upon us. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will walk up to the podium and begin the talent selection process. For my final mock draft, I teamed up with fellow draft enthusiast Grant Baker to give you two different types of mock drafts. Without further ado, here is our final mock...

Early Predictions on Where the Four Penn Staters Will Go in the 2016 NFL Draft

Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Collegian on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2015 by Matt Martell. It has been republished with the Collegian's permission. Following Penn State’s TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Georgia, quarterback Christian Hackenberg announced he would forgo his senior season with the Nittany Lions to play in the National Football League. Not long after, defensive tackle Austin Johnson made...

The State of Penn State Football Remains Uncertain

Penn State football coach James Franklin is known to be a great recruiter. He's sold prospective players the perfect blend of traditional values and bright beginnings, which has allowed the program not to sink completely in the aftermath of the sanctions that followed the Jerry Sandusky scandal in 2011. But in the past week alone, it's become evident that Franklin has to...
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