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Land of 10

Nebraska football gets a win amidst chaos, Huskers’ latest bowl projections

Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. A win amidst chaos It was a chaotic week for […] The post Nebraska football gets a win amidst chaos, Huskers’ latest bowl projections appeared first on Land of 10.

Austin American-Statesman

Big 12 Champions? Bowl game? Home for the holidays? All options on table for Texas

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more. As Texas prepares to start play in the Big 12 Conference on Thursday at Iowa State, the Longhorns’ fate […] The post Big 12 Champions? Bowl game? Home for the holidays? All options on table for Texas appeared first on Hook Em.

News & Observer

Here’s the real reason ACC football has arrived as an elite league

ACC football has changed, and it’s not just bountiful bowl bids and last season’s 9-3 postseason record that signify the shift. Nor is it even two national champions in the …

Austin American-Statesman

As Texas prepares for Iowa State, “there will be zero taking of this football team lightly.”

Since it reached the 2012 Liberty Bowl, Iowa State has managed just a 13-38 record. On Monday, though, Texas coach Tom Herman insisted that this week’s trip to Jack Trice Stadium won’t be a vacation. In his weekly conference call with Big 12 reporters, Herman pointed out that plenty of his players were on UT’s […] The post As Texas prepares for Iowa State, “there will be zero taking of this football team lightly.” appeared first on Hook Em.

Land of 10

Nebraska bowl projections: Why the Rutgers win keeps postseason hopes alive — for now

At the start of each week, Land of 10 will break down the postseason implications, and projections, to come out of the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ latest contest … What happened: After a tumultuous week that saw athletic director Shawn Eichorst canned and a furor of speculation regarding the future of coach Mike Riley, the Cornhuskers (2-2) […] The post Nebraska bowl projections: Why the Rutgers win keeps postseason hopes alive — for now appeared first on Land of 10.

Land of 10

Penn State bowl projections: College Football Playoff is still very much in play

At the start of each week, Land of 10 will break down the postseason implications, and projections, to come out of the Penn State Nittany Lions’ latest contest … What happened: The Nittany Lions (4-0) pulled off one of the most remarkable finishes in recent memory with a last-second victory at Iowa, 21-19, in the […] The post Penn State bowl projections: College Football Playoff is still very much in play appeared first on Land of 10.

Land of 10

Iowa bowl projections: NIttany Lions loss hasn’t derailed the Hawkeyes’ postseason picture

At the start of each week, Land of 10 will break down the postseason implications, and projections, to come out of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ latest contest … What happened: The Hawkeyes (3-1) were one play away from one of the biggest wins in school history … until Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley somehow found Juwan […] The post Iowa bowl projections: NIttany Lions loss hasn’t derailed the Hawkeyes’ postseason picture appeared first on Land of 10.

DawgNation

Georgia masters Todd Grantham once again

ATHENS – This much has become clear: Since Todd Grantham left Georgia, his former team has owned him. Especially Nick Chubb. Twice now, Georgia’s offense has pummeled a defense coached by Grantham. The shellacking that Georgia put on Mississippi State on Saturday night was right in line with the 2014 Belk Bowl, when UGA routed […] The post Georgia masters Todd Grantham once again appeared first on DawgNation.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hyde: Dolphins getting Good Jay Cutler so far* (*through six weeks, one game) | Commentary

Jay Cutler?“He reminds me of Jeff George,” former Super Bowl winning coach Brian Billick said of the big-arm, no-result NFL quarterback.Jay Cutler?“He has to show he can win,” former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden said.Jay Cutler?“Will he stand up?” former safety Rodney Harrison said. “Will...

Houston Chronical

Aggies Blitz: 5 Things to watch vs. Arkansas

Minus further ado, five things to watch in the Hot Pockets Bowl (not its real name):

Land of 10

Ohio State-UNLV: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Ohio State and UNLV will play for the first time ever on Saturday, Sept. 23, in Columbus, Ohio. The two programs are pretty far apart historically. While the No. 10 Buckeyes claim eight national championships and perennially contend for titles, the Rebels have an all-time record of 242–318–4 and have been to four bowl games in […] The post Ohio State-UNLV: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017) appeared first on Land of 10.

News & Observer

Championship matchup between Brady (NFL) and Watson (CFP)

The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots won't be the only winners on the field on Sunday when they play the Texans. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson is just eight …

Baltimore Sun

Five questions with Central Florida beat writer Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel

Maryland returns from its bye week Saturday against Central Florida, so The Baltimore Sun asked Chris Hays, who covers the Knights for the Orlando Sentinel, five questions about the matchup. Considering how rusty teams seem to be sometimes in bowl games, do you expect Maryland could be at an advantage...

Texas College Blog | Dallas Morning News

Why Arkanas State contest will teach us a lot about the 2017 SMU Mustangs

UNIVERSITY PARK -- When SMU head coach Chad Morris addressed his team in the visitor's locker room of Amon G. Carter Stadium, moments after the Mustangs' first loss of the season, one part of his message stood out to quarterback Ben Hicks."Don't let TCU beat you twice," Hicks relayed to reporters shortly after.Which brings us to Saturday's game, at home against Arkansas State. The Red Wolves are no team to overlook, having been to six straight bowl games and coming a Hail Mary short of overtime on the road against Nebraska in this year's opener.But Arkansas State comes at a weird time in the...

Land of 10

Michigan football mailbag: On turnovers, is Jim Harbaugh holding his offense back, and early bowl projections for the Wolverines

Have Michigan football questions? We’ve got answers. Join us every Thursday for the Land of 10 Michigan mailbag to talk all things Wolverines. This week, we’ll discuss turnovers and how they could affect the outcome of a game, whether or not Jim Harbaugh is holding back his offense and possible bowl-game destinations for the Wolverines. […] The post Michigan football mailbag: On turnovers, is Jim Harbaugh holding his offense back, and early bowl projections for the Wolverines appeared first on Land of 10.

Texas College Blog | Dallas Morning News

SMU recruiting expert on culture change, how Ponies can land top prospects

SMU is off to a good start on the field in Chad Morris' third year with the program and have a nearly full recruiting class. Pony Stampede recruiting analyst Billy Embody shares his thoughts on SMU's class, what a bowl appearance would mean and more. DMN: With 19 commits in the fold, what are your overall thoughts on the class and where SMU stands at this time?BE: After 2017's class, where I thought it was a lot of long term project type players — they pretty much redshirted that whole class outside of four players — this class is much more of an eyebrow raiser. There are a lot...

Texas College Blog | Dallas Morning News

SMU prediction: Can Mustangs get back on track against Arkansas State?

Arkansas State at SMUWhen: 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Gerald R. Ford StadiumRecords: SMU (2-1); Arkansas State (1-1)Last meeting: Arkansas State defeated SMU 45-28 in 2007TV: ESPN3What's on the lineFor SMU, this game is about getting back on track. The loss to TCU last weekend was a tough one for the team to swallow but it doesn't hurt SMU's overarching goals unless the Mustangs allow that result to carry over into the coming weeks. A win against Arkansas State puts SMU back in the right direction heading into conference play and also gets SMU up to three wins, half the total needed for bowl...

Texas College Blog | Dallas Morning News

Here's what a win over Houston would mean for Kliff Kingsbury and the Texas Tech

Chuck Carlton, Big 12 football beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the league during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights.Question: Methinks Houston is a stronger team than Arizona State, so what would a win Saturday mean for Texas Tech?Carlton: It would make bowl-eligibility more of a realistic possibility. It would move Kliff Kingsbury a few more places off the coaches' hot seat rankings. And it would validate the couple of media members who keep voting for Tech in the AP Top 25.Question: Kenny Hill and Nic Shimonek have played...

Texas College Blog | Dallas Morning News

Texas Tech prediction: Can Red Raiders beat Houston to finish nonconference undefeated?

Texas Tech at HoustonWhen: 11 a.m. Saturday at TDECU in HoustonRecords: Houston (2-0), Texas Tech (2-0)Last meeting: Texas Tech beat Houston 35-20 on Nov. 27, 2010TV: ESPN2What's on the lineThis is a chance for the Red Raiders to enter Big 12 play undefeated and significantly improve their chances at a bowl game. Texas Tech has already beaten Eastern Washington and Arizona State, and a win against Houston might be the biggest statement it can make in nonconference portion of the schedule. The Red Raiders play Oklahoma State in Lubbock next week. There's a big difference between going into...

Kentucky Sports Radio

Florida WR Freddie Swain says this game is Kentucky’s Super Bowl

How many times do we hear Coach Cal say, “We’re every team’s Super Bowl” each year? A lot. This time, the Kentucky football team is on the receiving end of that narrative. Florida WR Freddie Swain told reporters that Saturday’s game was Kentucky’s version of the Super Bowl. “That’s probably like their Super Bowl, you […]

Land of 10

Cotton Bowl Foundation pledges to match donations to Mike Sadler scholarship fund

The Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Endowment is getting a boost from the Cotton Bowl Foundation. Wednesday, the Cotton Bowl Foundation announced it would match any donations up to $50,000 to the scholarship fund set up to honor the late Michigan State punter. The gift match will run until the Spartans’ spring game next April. […] The post Cotton Bowl Foundation pledges to match donations to Mike Sadler scholarship fund appeared first on Land of 10.

Oklahoman

Tatum excited for chance to make his mark in Army All-American Bowl

Adam KempAs the names of those that played in past U.S. Army All-American Game were listed off, Ron Tatum sat in the gym at Putnam City listening intently. Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Gerald McCoy. Tatum now joins that list, having been selected to play in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan.Read more on NewsOK.com

News & Observer

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far

College football's Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73 percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point …

Orange County Register

Steadied by Sam Darnold, USC increasingly no stranger to second-half comebacks

LOS ANGELES — It has been a recent phenomenon. In three of USC’s past four victories, stretching to last January’s Rose Bowl win, its offense has been forced to overcome late deficits. Against Penn State? The Trojans trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter. In this season’s opener against Western Michigan? They fell behind […]

News & Observer

Vols' Jones not counting out McDowell's possible return

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says there's now at least a possibility that linebacker Cortez McDowell could return late in the regular season or in a bowl game. McDowell injured his …

Texas College Blog | Dallas Morning News

5 things SMU fans need to know about Arkansas State, like its accurate QB and dangerous pass rusher

Here are five things for SMU fans to know about Arkansas State before Saturday's game, at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.1. Fared. Arkansas State, which is coming off its third straight bowl season, started 2017 1-1. The Red Wolves fought hard in their season opener on the road against Nebraska. They were within seven points before an overthrow on the game's final play killed their dreams of an upset, falling to Nebraska 43-36. Arkansas State's Week 2 game against Miami was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, then ASU deconstructed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 48-3.2. On point. Quarterback Justice Hansen has played...

Sports Illustrated

Bowl Projections: Meet San Diego State, the Group of Five's New Hotness

It’s time to get familiar with the Group of Five team that has made the strongest opening statement midway through September.

News & Observer

Duke brings nation's No. 1 run defense into UNC game

Duke is putting the "D'' in its defense. The Blue Devils have the best defense against the run in the Bowl Subdivision, allowing just 47.7 yards on the ground per …

Wake Up, College Football: Alabama, Clemson dominate playoff

On the post-playoff episode of Wake Up, College Football, Ryan and Dan run down the playoff semis and their favorite bowl moments thus far.

2017 Outback Bowl: Florida Gators vs Iowa Football Hype [HD]

After an 8-4 regular season, the Gators will take on the Hawkeyes in Tampa on January 2nd! Florida will be looking to end the season with a win after losing its last two games against FSU and Alabama. This will no doubt be a defensive battle and whoever c