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Nick Lemkau - Dec 31, 2022

Fireworks came early and often in the Fiesta Bowl as TCU jumped to a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter. A pick-six by the TCU defense followed by a 76-yard Horned Frog touchdown drive had the two-score underdogs out in front in the first College Football Playoff Semifinal. Michigan began to find success in the […]

Nick Lemkau - Dec 29, 2022

TCU was projected to win a total of just 6.5 games entering this season. They went over in October and finished the year 12-1 with a gut-wrenching loss in the Big XII title game to Kansas State. Despite the close loss, the Horned Frogs remained steady at number three, solidifying their first-ever seat in the […]

A late-game push kept things interesting into the wee hours of the morning, but Texas Tech wins the Texas Bowl by a score of 42-25.
Andrew McCleary - Dec 29, 2022

A matchup between Texas Tech and Ole Miss surely was going to be a shootout right? Both of these teams ranked near the top of the national rankings when it came to plays run per game. Neither team is ever worried about the time of possession, so we were destined for a track meet at […]

Badgers Cowboys
Michael Hanich - Dec 28, 2022

The first-ever meeting between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys was supposed to be one of the most anticipated matchups in this postseason among non-New Year’s Six games. The 2022 Guaranteed Rate bowl game between the Badgers and the Cowboys was heavily impacted by the series of opt-outs from the NCAA transfer portal […]

The 2022 Alamo Bowl will feature the #20 Texas Longhorns and the #12 Washington Huskies on Thursday, December 29th in the Alamodome.

The 2022 Alamo Bowl will feature the #20 Texas Longhorns and the #12 Washington Huskies on Thursday, December 29th. It has been a bowl season of offenses this year and the Alamo Bowl is poised to continue the trend. The Longhorns had a rocky season to get to eight wins, but have made it back […]

Mike Norvell and Brent Venables meet again as Florida State matches up with Oklahoma in the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando.
Brandon Eisenman - Dec 28, 2022

The 2022 Cheez-It Bowl matches up the 6-6 Oklahoma Sooners against the 9-3, and 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles. Noles head coach Mike Norvell is no stranger to OU head coach Brent Venables, as they faced each other multiple times while Venables was still the defensive coordinator at Clemson. 2022 Cheez-It Bowl Preview In the Sooners’ […]

2022 Texas Bowl
Andrew McCleary - Dec 27, 2022

A lot has changed for both of these programs since they last met in NRG Stadium in 2018. For starters, both teams have a new head coach as the 2018 game featured Kliff Kingsbury and Matt Luke as the opposing coaches. Both teams were embarking on a multi-year stretch without a bowl appearance. Now, both […]

Michael Hanich - Dec 26, 2022

The Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-5) and the Wisconsin Badgers (6-6) are historic college football programs with great history. The Cowboys and the Badgers began the 2022 college football season as serious contenders for a conference championship. Inconsistencies, coaching changes, and injuries ruined a chance to maintain a high level of success for either team. Oklahoma […]

Arkansas Kansas Go Bowling in Memphis
Wes Pruett - Dec 26, 2022

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman has gotten the bowling ball he nicknamed “Larry” out for the second straight season. The 6-6 Razorbacks are headed to Memphis, and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl to take on the 6-6 Kansas Jayhawks.  We will learn who Kansas is, what threats they pose to Arkansas and the history of the […]

Air Force Beats Baylor
Mike Loveall - Dec 23, 2022

Air Force‘s offense heated up in the second half of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in what, at least up until now, is the coldest college football bowl game ever played. The Falcons used an efficient passing attack, a suffocating defense, and a bruising late-game rushing attack to get their tenth win of the […]

Jordan Sanford Committed
Andrew McCleary - Dec 21, 2022

When head coach Joey McGuire took the position in November of 2021, he came in with the overwhelming energy and passion this program desperately needed. That transferred quickly on the recruiting trail, gaining multiple verbal commitments from four-star recruits before he even coached one game. So on Wednesday, another big-time defensive player joined Texas Tech’s […]

Brenden Jordan Committed
Andrew McCleary - Dec 21, 2022

Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire’s first season was a resounding success. However, it wasn’t just due in part to the on-field results, which were very significant in their own right. It was also about the momentum he had built on the recruiting trail. In fact, it had climbed to heights unheard of in the […]

Dylan Spencer Committed
Andrew McCleary - Dec 21, 2022

The expectations for new Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire coming into the year were not so much centered around wins and losses. It was more about seeing competitive football and an ability to not let games slip from their fingers. But, this is also a program that has made any major waves on the […]

Isaiah Crawford Committed
Andrew McCleary - Dec 21, 2022

Momentum has been building for this Red Raider recruiting class since last November. On Wednesday, head coach Joey McGuire’s longest-standing verbal commitment made it official. Isaiah Crawford committed to Texas Tech and headlines Texas Tech’s highest-rated recruiting class in the last decade. Multi-Sport Athlete Brings Athleticism To Edge-Rushing Position Crawford is a 6-4 linebacker/edge player […]

Mike Loveall - Dec 20, 2022

Armed Forces Bowl Preview: Baylor and Air Force seek to cap off their seasons with in different ways in Fort Worth.

Quarterback Max Duggan
Andrew McCleary - Dec 10, 2022

Of the four Heisman candidates, TCU Quarterback Max Duggan was the least likely to have ended up in New York. After all, he didn’t even win the starting job in Fall camp. But after an injury to Chandler Morris gave Duggan a second chance, he left head coach Sonny Dykes a clear decision. Duggan clearly […]

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Next up in our best returning player series is the best returning Big Ten linebackers for 2023. A young gun and a veteran top our list.

As we move through our series highlighting the best-returning players, we have been looking at the Big Ten. Most recently the best returning Big Ten quarterbacks. When fans think of the Big Ten they often think of strong defense, particularly at the linebacker position. Historically, Big Ten schools recruit very well at the linebacker position […]

Iowa Football Schedule
Nick Lemkau - Dec 10, 2022

The Big Ten Conference announced its new scheduling model that will begin in 2024 after USC and UCLA join the conference. They call it the “Flex Protect Plus” model, and it will incorporate both permanent rivalry games and bi-annual rotating matchups called “Two-Plays.” The expanded conference will do away with divisions and play a nine-game […]

Big Ten's New Scheduling Model
Drew Crabtree, Editor - Dec 10, 2022

The Big Ten’s new scheduling model will go into affect in 2024 and it brings with it plenty of change and exciting matchups.

best returning big ten quarterbacks
Phillip Jordan - Dec 10, 2022

As Last Word continues its look at the best returning players, by position, by conference, we turn to the Big Ten. Who are the best returning Big Ten quarterbacks for the 2023 college football season? Well, there are not many that do return with tons of experience. There are only three with considerable playing time […]

How will Nebraska defensive players stack up against the Minnesota defense in the 2023 match up? Let's take a look.
Samuel Rowland - Dec 10, 2022

Now that we have looked at how Nebraska compares to Minnesota’s offense under offensive coordinator Greg Harbaugh, we can now take a look at how Nebraska compares to Minnesota’s defense under defensive coordinator Joe Rossi. Let’s begin. How Nebraska Matches Up With Minnesota’s Defense The Linebacker Position With the transfer of junior Braelen Oliver  to […]

Big Ten Top Returning Coaches
Craig McMichael - Dec 10, 2022

The Southeastern Conference has set the standard for college football during the last 50 years. The SEC claims outright or a share of 21 of the last 50 national championships awarded in college football. Looking to the next 50 years, one conference seems to have the footing to compete and challenge the SEC for college […]

Five key Players to Clemson Tigers' 2023 Success
Shawn King - Dec 10, 2022

It is no secret that this year’s Clemson Tigers do not have the same amount of preseason expectations the defending ACC Champions have become accustomed to having. It’s a program that has spent the better part of the last decade consistently in the National Championship conversation. This preseason they have not been talked about as […]

NC State Defense
Caleb Conner - Dec 10, 2022

The NC State defense has been one of the best in the ACC and throughout the country over the past few seasons. Tony Gibson is the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the conference for good reason. In 2022, the Wolfpack defensive unit allowed only 19.2 points per game and had more interceptions than passing touchdowns allowed. […]