Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (sports)

Six of the top eight teams in college football will go on the road this weekend and most will face pesky challenges. But which will fall and could this be a shake-up weekend? TCU visits Oklahoma State and Mississippi State travels to Georgia in the only two ranked match-ups of the weekend. Conference games in the SEC, Pac-12 and ACC kickoff as well. We also have our five top picks against the spread.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

Is there such a thing as a "statement loss?" The SEC East was wild with three huge wins and four big losses. And could Mississippi State be the second-best team in the SEC West? Meanwhile, really out West the Pac-12 had by far the most interesting week in the nation. USC goes to OT, Stanford and UCLA lose to Group of 5 teams and Oregon and Cal continue to impress. What the hell is happening in Nebraska?

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The undercard in Week 3 is loaded with intriguing games but the nation will be focused on the big three: Clemson at Louisville, Tennessee at Florida and LSU at Mississippi St. Otherwise, can Texas upset USC? Will Kansas St prove itself? Can Pitt hang with Ok-State? Will Oregon and UCLA survive tricky road trips? How will The Grove mix with Tight Wad Hill? And will South Carolina move to 2-0 in the SEC?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:40am CDT

Is Baker Mayfield the best player in college football? Are you worried about Auburn or is Clemson that good? What do we make of the Big Ten East after both Ohio State and Michigan struggled while Penn State rolled? Is the Big 12 back? Where does USC's offensive performance rank the Trojans? And what the hell happened to the bottom of the Power 5?

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Four monster games highlight Week 2. Can Auburn go into Death Valley and win? Will Baker Mayfield dance his way out of The Shoe? Will USC reverse some negative trends against Stanford? Is Notre Dame back (against a freshman QB)? The Holy War, a sneaky good SEC game and lots of Big Ten non-conference action also dot the landscape this weekend.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:44am CDT

Alabama and Michigan were big winners in Week 1 but what do we make of Florida State and Florida in the aftermath? What in the hell happened to the state of Texas? Are we concerned about the ACC? Were the SEC and Big Ten the biggest winners? And how will a bunch of major QB injuries impact the direction of the season? Oh, by the way, the Pac-12 went 11-0.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:35am CDT

College Football is back! What is the most meaningful game in Week 1? What impact does Bama-FSU have on the Playoff? Is this the best opening weekend... ever? The guys break down every big (and some small) games of the weekend, project upsets and pick games against the spread for Week 1.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:49am CDT

Official College Football Playoff predictions are here. And official! Steven Lassan joins the guys to officially predict each Power 5 division and conference champ. Who are the guys picking to make the playoff and win the national title in 2017? And who are the outsider teams to watch that could sneak their way into the Playoff? Hot Takes ensue!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:52am CDT

QB battles are starting to take shape around the country and the guys break down each one with predictions. Braden and Mitch also look at the biggest potential upsets from the Group of 5 ranks. One very difficult QB trivia question gets things kicked off as well as rapid fire news from Florida, Ole Miss and Last Chance U.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:27pm CDT

We take a deep look at college football scheduling. Should Power 5 teams only play Power 5 teams? What does a perfect college football schedule look like? Crossover play, home-road splits and tough/easy stretches all impact how the 2017 season will play out, so what do you need to know about this year's schedules? And, of course, 10 minutes of Josh Rosen.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:10pm CDT