Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

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,…

Utah State’s Signature Win Comes Against Boise State

Utah State’s Signature Win Comes Against Boise State

Utah State football's strides throughout the last half-decade have included some big wins: BYU in 2010 and 2014, Utah in 2012, Northern Illinois in 2013. Utah State's track record in the truly marquee games, however, was one punctuated by near-misses: a seven-point loss at Oklahoma in 2010; a four-pointer at Auburn the next year; two…

Travis Wilson, Chuckie Keeton Have Battled Similar Fates

Travis Wilson, Chuckie Keeton Have Battled Similar Fates

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson came out of the Utes' 24-14 win over Utah State Friday night, reappearing on the sideline with his arm in a sling. On the other side, Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton limped his way through much of the second half, playing through obvious pain despite sustaining repeated hits from the physical Utah…

College Football Night 1 Odds and Ends

College Football Night 1 Odds and Ends

The first bit of college football history made in this 2015 season comes courtesy of quarterback Trey White. White ran six yards to cap a 12-play, 84-yard drive: the first scoring drive in Kennesaw State football history. TOUCHDOWN!!! Trey White gives KSU the lead!! Owls lead 7-3 with 1:32 remaining in the first. #WitnessKSU #Believe—…

Projecting The Group of 5 Top 10 Ahead of ’15

Projecting The Group of 5 Top 10 Ahead of ’15

The College Football Playoff introduced a new competition-within-the-competition last season, with the best of the Group of 5 jockeying for the automatic berth into one of the New Year's bowl games. The inaugural Group of 5 race went right down to the wire, and the 2015 installment promises more potential for fireworks. Click the page…

Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner Is NFL’s Highest-Paid LB

Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner Is NFL’s Highest-Paid LB

Linebacker Bobby Wagner is rumored to have signed a $43 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks late Saturday, which makes him the NFL's highest-paid player at his position. Not a bad deal for a former 2-star recruit. Bobby Wagner landed at Utah State from Colony High School in Ontario, California, where he garnered minimal…

What’s Stopping Boise State from Perfection?

What’s Stopping Boise State from Perfection?

LAS VEGAS – No surprise out of the Mountain West preseason media poll: defending conference champion Boise State is an overwhelming favorite to repeat in its division. Voters tabbed the Broncos atop the Mountain Division in the poll, released Tuesday at the opening of Mountain West media days. They’re projected to face West Division favorite…

CFBHuddle Group of Five All-American Team: Defense and Specialists

CFBHuddle Group of Five All-American Team: Defense and Specialists

On Monday, CFBHuddle.com unveiled its picks for the preseason Group of Five All-American team. It's the defense and special teams turn, and one thing is abundantly clear: I think highly of the defenses at Boise State, Louisiana Tech and Utah State. Not coincidentally, all three are teams capable of competing for their respective conference championships,…

College Football News June 29: J.T. Barrett Flies Under the Radar

College Football News June 29: J.T. Barrett Flies Under the Radar

In Ohio State's three-man quarterback race, each Buckeye has played a unique role. Cardale Jones, the breakout star of the College Football Playoff, is the brash and exuberant one, soaking in the limelight with (late) April Fools jokes and high-profile Twitter beefs. Braxton Miller is the veteran whose unfortunate injury had him seemingly destined to…

Kirby Smart, Justin Fuente and More Hot Coaching Prospects

Kirby Smart, Justin Fuente and More Hot Coaching Prospects

Earlier today on TodaysU.com, I pointed to Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal as standing on the cusp of being college football's It Man once head coaching vacancies open at season's end. A proven winner at FIU and an outstanding recruiter for Alabama, that Cristobal is entering his third season as an assistant and not…

Friday Q&A: Drinking with Gronk

Friday Q&A: Drinking with Gronk

Better late than never, it's Friday Q&A, where yours truly takes on the important questions like: How would Gronk fare in a case race? Rob Gronkowski, the former Arizona Wildcats standout turned New England Patriots star, seems like the ideal party mate. Sadly, Gronk arrived at Arizona one year after I graduated, so I have…