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…

Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: A Return to Campus

Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: A Return to Campus

Week 1 of the 2017 college football season spread action over five consecutive days, featured the greatest upset in the game's history; the second-biggest comeback ever; and a Monday night finale that came down to a double-overtime two-point conversion attempt. How, exactly, can Week 2 meet that high standard? Well, the answer is rather easily.…

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

The ACC undoubtedly had one of its best football seasons in conference history last season, eding with Clemson winning a national title. Florida State won the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech won the Taxslayer Bowl, even Virginia Tech won the all-important Belk Bowl. In fact, only three ACC teams lost their bowl games. Lamar Jackson of…

Ranking The 17 Best Nonconference Games of 2017

Ranking The 17 Best Nonconference Games of 2017

Fewer than two months remain until the 2017 college football season kicks off. The Open Man's Preview Listapalooza transitions into a Rankapalooza! Fans and pundits alike often lament the imbalance and other imperfections of nonconference play. Why do some Power Five teams go without scheduling a single Power Five opponent? Why don't the leagues have…

7 Breakout Defensive College Football Players for ’17

7 Breakout Defensive College Football Players for ’17

The Open Man's college football 2017 Listapalooza kicked off with the spotlight on offensive players. It's the defense's turn, and this coming season's crop of players features countless potential playmakers. Derek Baity, Kentucky CB One could fairly argue Kentucky's Derek Baity already had his breakout season. After all, the cornerback ranked second among all SEC…

Who Can Beat Alabama? A History Lesson Previewing 2017

Who Can Beat Alabama? A History Lesson Previewing 2017

Much of college football's allure resides in the sport's unpredictability. Yet, for as much chaos as ensues in any given autumn, the Alabama Crimson Tide provide stability. For as much as fans and pundits might insist that any four teams are surefire contenders for the Playoff, accurately forecasting the field at this juncture might as…

Deshaun Watson Delivered On A Dream

Deshaun Watson Delivered On A Dream

Everyone dreams big. Very few make their wildest dreams reality. Deshaun Watson is one of the exceptions. As a high schooler four years ago, Watson foretold Monday night's performance. Me. In a National Championship Game. I'm just waiting on that moment.— Deshaun Watson (@DeshaunWatson4) January 8, 2013 Watson had his moment in 2016, skewering the…

National Championship at the Half

National Championship at the Half

Nick Saban-coached teams are tough to beat. Saban-coached teams with a lead at halftime, as Alabama owns over Clemson in the National Championship Game, are virtually unbeatable. The Crimson Tide took a 14-7 lead into intermission over Clemson. If the Tigers rally, they'll be just the seventh opponent in Saban's decade-long tenure at Alabama to…

Reader Poll Results: LOL Cena (and Clemson) Wins

Reader Poll Results: LOL Cena (and Clemson) Wins

U Can't C The Tigers, their time is now? So sayeth the voters in a CFB Huddle Twitter poll predicting tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Clemson won, in the process beating two opponents with lofty, championship credentials: Alabama, and John Cena. John Cena won't play for a championship tonight in Tampa. He'll have…

The Six-Pack: National Championship Game Edition

The Six-Pack: National Championship Game Edition

CFB Huddle's weekly preview column, The Saturday Six-Pack, took a hiatus for much of the 2016 regular season. A clear violation of Rule No. 76, if ever there was one. 2017 is a new year, and there's no better time to play like a champion than on National Championship Night. In honor of the third…