Is A Storybook Win Over Texas Setting USC Up for Disappointment at Cal?

Is A Storybook Win Over Texas Setting USC Up for Disappointment at Cal?

We’re not even four weeks into the season and I already can’t with it. The No. 5 Trojans are 3-0 going into their first road trip of the season, where they’ll face the California Golden Bears in what those in the Trojan family call “the Weekender.” Normally, the Weekender is for taking the trip up…

Four Downs on College Football Week 3: It’s Beginning to Feel Like 2007

Four Downs on College Football Week 3: It’s Beginning to Feel Like 2007

College football isn't and will never be the NFL -- and thank the Gridiron Gods for that. Amateurs -- even if they're the best fraction-of-a-percent of amateurs -- still are not professionals. College football is played, primarily, by 18-to-23-year-olds who are more prone to mistakes than their professional counterparts. It's for this reason a Saturday…

Rashaad Penny & San Diego State Get A Chance 25 Years in The Making

Rashaad Penny & San Diego State Get A Chance 25 Years in The Making

Stanford's visit to San Diego State in the nightcap of Week 3 action marks one of the most important regular-season college football games ever played in the city of San Diego. Despite a loss last week at rival USC, Stanford arrives on Montezuma Mesa with a Top 20 ranking and a running back in Bryce…

Week 3 Saturday Six-Pack: Lamar Jackson Gets A Crack at Clemson

Week 3 Saturday Six-Pack: Lamar Jackson Gets A Crack at Clemson

Week 3 is the last of this college football that falls before...well, fall. Autumn equinox is next Friday, which means we're just about fully settled into football season. The beginning of autumn coincides with the start of conference play, and for many teams around the nation, Week 3 is either the final or penultimate weekend…

Remember When: Faxgate for the Florida-Tennessee game

Remember When: Faxgate for the Florida-Tennessee game

The Florida-Tennessee rivalry extends back a century. This weekend's game will be the latest chapter in a series with no shortage of memorable moments. This week's Remember When could have gone with the first meeting that took place in 1916. For this instance, however, we chose to go all the way back to the 1991 Florida-Tennessee…

Heisman Top 10 Through Week 2: Baker Mayfield Surges

Heisman Top 10 Through Week 2: Baker Mayfield Surges

Baker Mayfield ended each of the last two seasons with Heisman-worthy numbers, and earned an invitation to New York in 2016. Should the Oklahoma quarterback continue at his current pace, he just might join recent Sooners quarterback Jason White and Sam Bradford in the exclusive club of winners. Mayfield surged into a tie in this…

Chris Creighton Has Done One of College Football’s Best Coaching Jobs

Chris Creighton Has Done One of College Football’s Best Coaching Jobs

Last Saturday marked yet another milestone in the history of Eastern Michigan football under head coach Chris Creighton. The Eagles held on to beat Rutgers in a defensive struggle, 16-13, to improve to 2-0 on the season. Prior to Saturday's win, here's how Eastern Michigan teams fared against the current members of the Big Ten…

Why Though? Ronald Jones II ‘Horns,’ Baker Mayfield’s Flag

Why Though? Ronald Jones II ‘Horns,’ Baker Mayfield’s Flag

Every week, The Open Man's Trenise Ferreira examines the topics around sports that are making us mad and asks: WHY THOUGH? Are We For Real Talking About Vacated Losses Right Now? Really? The No. 4 USC Trojans and Texas Longhorns are set to class on Saturday, in a game that’s billed as a rematch of…

West Coast Offense: Pac-12 Teams Hit the Road in Week 3

West Coast Offense: Pac-12 Teams Hit the Road in Week 3

The non-conference schedule winds down in Week 3 for a majority of Pac-12 programs, and the league closes out with some fascinating contests. Five Pac-12 teams play road out-of-conference games, starting Friday night. Four of those are at Group of Five opponents' homes. Arizona gets it started at UTEP Friday, UCLA kicks off early Saturday…