Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Opening weekend for the 2015 bowl season did not disappoint. Kenneth Dixon became college football's new touchdown king in New Orleans. One Mountain West team, San Jose State, rallied in Orlando, while another, New Mexico, fell just short in Albuquerque. Appalachian State's torrid comeback in Montgomery sealed the Mountaineers' first bowl win in program history,…

Championship Week: Previewing The Conference Championship Games

Conference championship weekend marks the last hurrah of the college football regular season. Cue the music. What a wild, fun ride it's been from the last weekend of August, when Montana and North Dakota State officially kicked off the 2015 season, to this point in December. Coincidentally, Montana plays North Dakota State again in Saturday's…

Assessing The Group of Five New Year’s Six Bid

Navy's loss at Houston Friday complicates the Group of Five conference's New Year's Six bowl bid, but the solution for any scenario is quite simply. Send the American Athletic Conference champion no matter what. Dissect it any way you so choose. With Toledo losing at home Friday to Western Michigan, the third installment of the…

What Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson Is Doing Is Pretty Remarkable

From the conference that birthed #MACtion comes the newest midweek hashtag, #MattyJHeisman. For those unfamiliar, Matty J. is Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson, whose Falcons are in action tonight against Western Michigan. Tonight could offer a preview of the Mid-American Conference Championship Game, as both the Falcons and Broncos come in sporting matching 5-0 records…

Arizona Fans, Admins Should Pay Attention to Dino Babers

Arizona fans concerned about rumors of head coach Rich Rodriguez's flirtations with Virginia Tech, and Wildcat decision-makers looking to get proactive in what will be an especially active coach-hiring season, I have a suggestion: Tune into tonight's Bowling Green-Ohio game. 6 p.m. MT. ESPN2. You'll want to keep a close eye on the team in…

Group of Five Top 10: The Most American Football Ever

Welcome to the Group of Five Top 10, where it's more American than 1980s Hulk Hogan draped in the Stars and Stripes riding a bald eagle on the Fourth of July. Teams from the American Athletic Conference occupy four of the top five spots in the Top 10 through Week 8, including each of the…

Group of Five Top 10: Memphis Sets The Pace

Utah State's blowout of Boise State threw much of the Group of Five picture into flux, but not for at the top. The American Athletic Conference has consistently looked like the cream of the Group of Five crop, and Week 7 only furthered that perception. Memphis' 37-24 defeat of Ole Miss scored the entire Group…