INDIANAPOLIS — Combine Friday is the equivalent of real-life Tuesday. The end is nowhere in sight, but things are starting to get busy enough that you forget how far you have to go until the next break. More
02/17/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Morgan Moriarty / Source: SBNation.com
All appeared to be quiet on the home front during a Thursday night during the college football offseason. But then, right on cue, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh decided to air his grievances against the one and only Pete Finebaum. Yes, we said Pete. More
01/14/2017 by PeekYou Team
College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock has been given a three-year contract extension by the CFP’s board of managers, taking him through June 2020. More
12/17/2016 by PeekYou Team
Some college football fans gladly would fast forward to New Year’s Eve, anxious to see either Alabama-Clemson II, Alabama-Ohio State in a matchup of the first two College Football Playoff Era champions, or Washington pull off a semifinals stunner. More
12/05/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Ari Wasserman / Source: cleveland.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Throughout the course of the past three weeks College Football Playoff committee chair Kirby Hocutt maintained that Ohio State had a significant lead over Penn State in the rankings.
That’s the reason it became impossible to imagine Penn State could hop Ohio State in the final playoff rankings that actually determine the four teams who play in it.
And ultimately, Penn State, who finished No. 5, didn’t make the jump.
But how close did Penn State actually get to pushing Ohio State? Were they ever directly compared?
“We talked about it,” Hocutt said on Sunday after the reveal. “I would tell you that Penn State significantly elevated themselves in our conversation after their performance last night. Having a chance to watch, with the other members of the Selection Committee, that second half performance, incredibly impressed and significantly elevated them into our conversations.
“Again, a lot of discussion and detail on who was deserving of that No. 4 spot. I had said I think a number of weeks earlier that in the eyes of this Selection Committee, Ohio State was a better football…
12/04/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks / Source: NFL.com
Here’s a look at what NFL.com analysts learned about prospects in Week 14 of the college football season. More
12/04/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Todderick Hunt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com / Source: NJ.com
|OKST||1st Qtr||5:16||Ben Grogan 19 yd FG|
|OKLA||2nd Qtr||14:46||Dede Westbrook 69 yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick)|
|OKLA||2nd Qtr||11:36||Austin Seibert 34 yd FG|
|OKST||2nd Qtr||5:05||Chris Carson 6 yd run (Ben Grogan kick)|
|OKST||2nd Qtr||1:28||Mason Rudolph 6 yd run (Ben Grogan kick)|
|OKLA||2nd Qtr||0:27||Geno Lewis 10 yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick)|
|OKLA||3rd Qtr||11:56||Samaje Perine 1 yd run (Austin Seibert kick)|
|OKLA||3rd Qtr||4:21||Joe Mixon 12 yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick)|
|OKST||3rd Qtr||1:00||Ben Grogan 30 yd FG|
|OKLA||4th Qtr||9:35||Joe Mixon 79 yd run (Austin Seibert kick)|
Saturday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys led by Mike Gundy travel to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners.
For the second straight year, No. 11 Oklahoma State heads into its regular-season finale against its in-state rival, No. 7 Oklahoma, with a chance to claim the Big 12 title.
Check the scoreboard above for the score and click on the stats link for game stats.
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Last year, Oklahoma State was missing several key starters because of injuries, with quarterback Mason Rudolph hardly playing, and wound up losing 58-23 on its home field. Oklahoma claimed the Big 12 championship and advanced to the College Football Playoff.
This time, coming off their most complete performance of the season, a 31-6 win over TCU on Nov. 19, followed by a bye week, the Cowboys (9-2, 7-1 Big 12, No. 10 CFP) are well-rested and determined to finish the job Saturday at Oklahoma (9-2,…
12/03/2016 by PeekYou Team
Pac-12 Championship Colorado vs. Washington: LIVE score updates and stats (12/2/16), College Football
Author: Ryan Dunleavy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com / Source: NJ.com
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|WASH||1st Qtr||11:53||Lavon Coleman 1 yd run (Cameron Van Winkle kick)|
|COLO||1st Qtr||0:49||Phillip Lindsay 3 yd run (Davis Price kick)|
|WASH||2nd Qtr||6:38||Darrell Daniels 15 yd pass from Jake Browning (Cameron Van Winkle kick)|
|WASH||3rd Qtr||14:44||Taylor Rapp 35 yd interception return (Cameron Van Winkle kick)|
|WASH||3rd Qtr||11:27||Cameron Van Winkle 24 yd FG|
|WASH||3rd Qtr||5:21||John Ross 19 yd pass from Jake Browning (Cameron Van Winkle kick)|
|COLO||3rd Qtr||3:43||Chris Graham 24 yd FG|
|WASH||4th Qtr||14:07||Cameron Van Winkle 20 yd FG|
|WASH||4th Qtr||4:23||Chico McClatcher 8 yd run (Cameron Van Winkle kick)|
Twelve weeks into the 2015 season, both Colorado and Washington owned losing records.
Thirteen months later, No. 9 Colorado and No. 4 Washington are a combined 21-3 and about to meet at 9 p.m. EST tonight in the Pac-12 Championship Game in Santa Clara, Calif.
We’ll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Check the scoreboard above and click on the stats link.
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The turnaround began late last season for Washington, which won its final three games to finish 7-6 with a New Mexico Bowl title and emerge as one of the popular breakthrough picks during the preseason.
The turnaround started this season for Colorado, which has authored a reversal from a 4-9 record that few experts saw coming.
As Championship Weekend arrives, here are bowl projections for all 40 games—including how the College Football Playoff will look. Which team will Alabama take on? Does Michigan have a chance to sneak in? Can Washington hold down a spot? How much chaos will Penn State cause? Can Clemson avoid falling out?
12/03/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Paul Myerberg / Source: USA TODAY
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The standings are in Western Michigan’s favor. Friday night’s 29-23 win against Ohio moved the Broncos to a Football Bowl Subdivision-best 13-0, as one of just two unbeaten teams in college football, joining Alabama.
Perfection is so infrequently attained in college football that it demands some historical perspective: Western Michigan is just the seventh team in the past six seasons to complete an undefeated regular season, and the first to do so from the Group of Five. Just seven teams in the past decade have concluded an entire season unbeaten.
Yet the rankings are not in the Broncos’ favor. Western Michigan was 17th in the most recent College Football Playoff standings, two spots ahead of Navy, the top-ranked team from the American Athletic Conference — in other words, the best team from what is without question the strongest non-Power Five league.
The Broncos did all they could do. Thirteen games, all wins. Two victories against Big Ten foes in Northwestern and Illinois. Just two wins by fewer than two touchdowns. Western Michigan was given a schedule, rolled through its schedule and stood as perhaps the best team in the history of the Mid-American Conference.
And it may not be enough. That the Midshipmen sit just two spots behind the Broncos in the penultimate Playoff rankings is telling: Navy stands within very close striking distance with two games left to…
11/27/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Dan Wolken / Source: USA TODAY
You can say Ohio State won twice on Saturday.
First, the Buckeyes beat Michigan 30-27 in overtime, practically stealing a game that seemed lost in the third quarter when they fell behind by 10 points. Second, they watched Penn State wrap up the Big Ten’s East division, which means Ohio State’s body of work is complete at 11-1 — and is still almost certainly good enough to get them back into the College Football Playoff.
In other words, Ohio State is probably in the final four without having to risk anything in a conference championship game against Wisconsin (a team that took the Buckeyes to overtime in October), where there would be only be risk and downside with a loss and nothing to gain with a win. Don’t you think Alabama would sign up for that deal if they could?
Though Urban Meyer probably will be a little bit nervous until Dec. 4 because Ohio State doesn’t technically control its own destiny and the CFP selection committee has never included a team that didn’t win its conference, the Buckeyes should feel pretty safe.
After all, they were No. 2 this week, just added a win against another top-five team and own earlier top-25 victories over Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Regardless of what else happens, it would be shocking if the committee left Ohio State out.
That makes Ohio State the biggest winner of all Saturday. Here are the other winners and losers from the college football weekend:
Penn State: In the era of Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer, getting Penn State to the Big Ten championship game ranks as the most impressive and unexpected accomplishment for any team this season. We can debate whether the Nittany Lions deserve to go to the Playoff or whether they’re really one of the best teams in the country, but they absolutely earned their way to Indianapolis with an 8-1 conference record and a head-to-head win against Ohio State.
With so much on the line, give James Franklin and crew a lot of credit for taking care of business against Michigan State in a 45-12 win. They’ll have an opportunity against Wisconsin to prove just how good they are, but given all the ugliness around the program and roster issues Franklin inherited due to NCAA sanctions, he’s done an incredible job to get Penn State to this point in just his third season.
Virginia Tech: Don’t sleep on the Hokies. That’s some free advice for Clemson, which will have to face Virginia Tech next weekend in the ACC championship game trying to nail down a playoff berth. Though they’ve had their problems this season with turnovers — which accounts for why Virginia Tech finished 9-3 rather than 11-1 — this is a very good team with dangerous skill players.
First-year coach Justin Fuente has done a marvelous job installing his system, and it looks like the Hokies are clicking again at the right time. Virginia Tech followed up a 34-31 win at Notre Dame with a nearly flawless 52-10 beatdown of Virginia, racking up 289 rushing yards. All in all, it’s hard to find much to complain about as the Hokies return to the ACC title game for the first time since 2011.
Washington: The Huskies needed to win and look impressive doing it in the Apple Cup on Friday. They checked both boxes in a 45-17 win against Washington State, and now they’re very much in the race for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Since losing to Southern California in an uncharacteristically lethargic performance, the Huskies outscored Arizona State and the Cougars by a combined 89-35 and look like they’re back to being their dominant selves.
The biggest knock is still strength of schedule, and Washington will absolutely need to do it again in the Pac 12 championship game as they try to win their first conference title since 2000 .
Western Michigan: Regardless of how much more talent you have than your opposition, it’s hard to go undefeated in college football. So give the Broncos full credit for pulling off a special 12-0 season, capped by a 55-35 win against Toledo. If they can win one more against Ohio in the Mid-American Conference championship game, Western Michigan will probably head to the Cotton Bowl, an accomplishment only firebrand coach P.J. Fleck could have dreamed up when he took over a 1-11 team four years ago.
Indiana: There was a stretch in the late 1980s and early 1990s under Bill Mallory when Indiana football was regularly making bowl games. Apart from that, sustained success has basically been nonexistent in the history of the program, which tells you what a good job Kevin Wilson has done there. Indiana scored with 4:59 remaining Saturday to grab a 26-24 victory against Purdue and finish 6-6 for a second consecutive year and will play in back-to-back postseasons for the first time since 1990-91.