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Sep 30, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 5 Roundup: Undefeated Clemson survives scare in Chapel Hill

Defending CFP champion Clemson held off North Carolina Saturday, stopping a two-point conversion with 1:17 to play to preserve a 21-20 victory at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The win extended Clemson’s FBS-leading winning streak to 20 games and marked the first Tigers victory at North Carolina since 2002. “I know we are supposed to show up and beat everybody and destroy everybody like nobody else has scholarship players or good coaches,” said Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney. “But this is college […]

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Sep 27, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 5 Preview: Virginia looks to end Irish’s win streak in Notre Dame Stadium

No. 18 Virginia (4-0) at No. 10 Notre Dame (2-1) – 3:30 p.m. on NBC On Saturday afternoon, the Cavaliers and the Fighting Irish will meet for the third time in series history and the first time as ranked opponents; the Irish won each of the first two meetings. Saturday’s matchup will also mark the first time Virginia will visit Notre Dame Stadium and the fourth time in history that Notre Dame has hosted a ranked ACC team. Ranked Irish […]

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Sep 25, 2019

Week 4 Bowl Projections Presented by AdventHealth: Iowa State-Wake Forest leading media predictions

We’re still three months from kickoff, but it’s never too early to start predicting which ACC and Big 12 teams might be headed to Orlando for the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28. Here’s a round-up of projections from around the college football media world after Week 4. Kyle Bonagura (ESPN): Wake Forest vs. Kansas State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Pittsburgh vs. Iowa State Michael Shapiro (Sports Illustrated): Wake Forest vs. Iowa State Jerry Palm (CBS Sports): NC State vs. Iowa State […]

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Sep 23, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 4 Roundup: Pitt stuns UCF, ending Knights’ regular season win streak

No. 15 UCF saw its 27-game regular-season winning streak come to an end Saturday, as host Pitt upset the Knights 35-34 at Heinz Field. The loss was UCF’s first regular-season defeat since November 2016 and also marked Pitt’s first win over a Top 15 opponent since November 2017. “Our kids needed that — they deserved that,” Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said following the victory. “They worked their tails off for it, and that’s a good football team. So I give […]

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Sep 19, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 4 Preview: OK-State looks to upset another ranked Texas foe

Oklahoma State (2-1) at No. 12 Texas (2-1) – 7:30 p.m. on ABC Saturday’s primetime tilt marks the 34th all-time meeting between the Cowboys and the Longhorns, with Texas holding a 24-9 advantage in the series. However, Oklahoma State has won seven of its past nine meetings with Texas, including each of the past four. Further, Oklahoma State has won its last five games in Austin — 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 — making the Cowboys the only team […]

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Sep 18, 2019

Week 3 Bowl Projections presented by AdventHealth: Wake Forest and K-State jump into the mix

We’re still three months from kickoff, but it’s never too early to start predicting which ACC and Big 12 teams might be headed to Orlando for the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28. Here’s a round-up of projections from around the college football media world after Week 3.   Kyle Bonagura (ESPN): Miami vs. Kansas State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): North Carolina vs. Kansas State Michael Shapiro (Sports Illustrated): Wake Forest vs. Iowa State Jerry Palm (CBS Sports): NC State vs. Iowa […]

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Sep 16, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 3 Roundup: Virginia sneaks past Florida State as Iowa wins fifth straight over Cyclones

Virginia overcame a slow start and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday as the Cavaliers rallied for a 31-24 victory over Florida State in Charlottesville. With the win — just the fourth in program history against the Seminoles — Virginia improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2005. Virginia got on the board first, as sophomore kicker Brian Delaney set a new career high with a 49-yard field goal late in the first quarter. A 10-yard touchdown pass from James […]

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Sep 13, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 3 Preview: Iowa-Iowa State facing off in annual Cy-Hawk Series showdown

No. 19 Iowa (2-0) at Iowa State (1-0) – 4 p.m. on FS1 College GameDay heads to Ames this weekend as Iowa State plays host to No. 19 Iowa in the 16th official installment of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series between the state’s two largest public universities. (Overall, the teams have met 66 times since 1894, including each year since 1977, with Iowa leading the all-time series 44-22.) In last season’s matchup, the Cyclones got on the board first with […]

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Sep 11, 2019

Week 2 Bowl Projections presented by AdventHealth: Iowa State on track to make first-ever Camping World Bowl appearance

We’re still three months from kickoff, but it’s never too early to start predicting which ACC and Big 12 teams might be headed to Orlando for the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28. Here’s a round-up of projections from around the college football media world after Week 2.   Kyle Bonagura (ESPN): NC State vs. Oklahoma State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Boston College vs. Iowa State Michael Shapiro (Sports Illustrated): Notre Dame vs. Iowa State Jerry Palm (CBS Sports): NC State vs. […]

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Sep 09, 2019

ACC & Big 12 Week 2 Roundup: Clemson stays on top, Texas falls to LSU at home

Defending CFP champion Clemson won its FBS-leading 17th straight game Saturday, reaffirming their No. 1 ranking with a 24-10 victory over No. 12 Texas A&M. By extending their run to 17 games, the Tigers have also matched the longest such streak in program history, set during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. On Saturday, it was A&M that took an early 3-0 lead, but the Tigers responded with a 24-0 run that included a 30-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Lawrence to […]

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