Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?
UCLA coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich got into a heated exchange on the Rose Bowl sideline during the first half of the No. 18 Bruins’ game against 12th-ranked Oregon on Saturday.
Focus and finish were the themes for the Oregon Ducks’ defense this week. The group was embarrassed by penalties and the 21 third-quarter points the Ducks gave up in a 31-24 loss to Arizona last week. The Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) are determined not to suffer the same fate this Saturday on the road against No. 18 UCLA.
As the season has seen the rise of Mississippi State football, quarterback Dak Prescott has emerged on the scene as one of college football’s best. Is Prescott the best player in college football?
UCLA’s Brett Hundley has plenty in common with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Both quarterbacks possess dynamic dual-threat skill sets, and both could be top NFL draft picks and potential franchise cornerstones.
Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel. The only thing is, you cannot script drama this good.
The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a sensational Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll getting beat.
Jaelen Strong caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mike Bercovici as time expired, and Arizona State scored three TDs in the final 3:53 to shock No. 16 Southern California 38-34 on Saturday night.
Nebraska has three Heisman Trophy winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth Heisman winner.
The Bruins cornerback decided to violate coach Jim Mora’s rule about moving on from the previous game after 24 hours, and he took one more look at the 62-27 victory.
If Javorius Allen was surprised to receive criticism from his head coach after his third 100-yard rushing game of the young season, Southern California’s top running back didn’t show it.
October is the best month for college football, and it is getting started on the right foot this weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks.
Cody Kessler threw for 261 yards with two touchdowns to help USC bounce back to beat Oregon State, 35-10.
Ishmael Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and an interception 95 yards for another score, sparking No. 11 UCLA’s 62-27 trouncing of No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday night.
Every season is different when it comes to the Heisman Trophy, but history suggests it will be very tough for Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper to have a legitimate shot at striking a pose in New York at the end of the season.