This Week In College Football: 4 Takeaways From First 4 WeeksConference season ramps up this week, here's what I've learned so far.
College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next YearThe stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.
College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins NowThe College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Heisman Watch: Mariota And Gordon Leading The Race Down Final StretchOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
5 Must-Watch College Football Games This WeekendWith teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let's look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
Heisman Watch: Auburn QB Nick Marshall's Campaign Fueled By Road VictoriesAuburn 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.
College Football Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From PretendersOur 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.
Heisman Watch: TCU's Trevone Boykin This Year's Hidden GemTCU 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.
College Football Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate One-Loss Playoff ContendersWhich one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come, and the temperature of the playoff change can be flipped and turned upside down any given week.
Heisman Watch: Mississippi State's Dak Prescott Is More Than Tim Tebow 2.0As the season has seen the rise of Mississippi State football, quarterback Dak Prescott has emerged on the scene as one of college football’s best. Is Prescott the best player in college football?
College Football Spotlight: You Cannot Script Drama As Good As ThisEach week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel. The only thing is, you cannot script drama this good.
College Football Spotlight: College Football's Best Month Will Get Started With A BangOctober is the best month for college football, and it is getting started on the right foot this weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks.
College Football Spotlight: Which BCS Buster Has Inside Track To The Bowl Championship Series?Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Five Things: Mighty McLemore Outscores TCU And Miami Gets A Wake Up CallThere wasn’t an abundance of wild finishes this weekend, but there were some incredible individual performances (see below). Memphis, mentioned in this week’s column, is one of five teams unbeaten in conference; another, Gonzaga, has won its last six games by an average of 24 points.