Although Southern California is out of the national title race, the Trojans’ schedule puts them in position for a big finish to coach Steve Sarkisian’s debut season. At the same time, the Cal is looking for a signature win to cap off a solid rebound season following a one win campaign a year ago.
This week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.
At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.
Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
Marcus Mariota threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in fifth-ranked Oregon’s 45-16 victory over Stanford on Saturday night.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.
As far as numbers go, Rakeem Cato is a very good player, but to make a run to New York, he will have to go on a tear in the second half of the season.
Is there is a bias toward the SEC that continues to have an impact on the polls? The thought has been around for some time now, but at some point even the most skeptical of college football fans probably needs to come to the realization that the best teams just happen to play in the SEC.
Kevin Hogan threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Ty Montgomery returned a punt for a score and Stanford’s sporadic offense busted out of a season-long slump in a 38-14 rout of Oregon State on Saturday. The victory sets up a date with the sixth-ranked Ducks for first place in the Pac-12’s North Division.
The annual battle between the California Golden Bears and Stanford Cardinal is one of college football’s oldest rivalries. Here are photos from the most recent editions of the Big Game.