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Tennessee Vols Game Grades: Akron Edition
Mike Loveall - Sep 18, 2022

The Tennessee Vols dominated the Akron Zips on Saturday. See how each position unit did in Vols Game Grades Akron Edition.


Top Returning Group Of Five Specialists
Kevin McGuffey - Aug 4, 2022

It’s hard to believe the calendar has turned to August. Of course, that means later this month we’ll have actual college football to watch. Here at Last Word On College Football we’ve been going through the Power Five conferences counting down the best players at each position. Now we’re focusing on the Group Of Five […]

Best Group Of Five Offensive Linemen
Andrew McCleary - Aug 3, 2022

The playoff will never let the Group of Five in, they said. Now, with the Cincinnati Bearcats breaking through in 2021, will the college football public acknowledge just how good the football talent is outside the Power Five? One area that many point to as being a stark difference between the G5 and P5 conferences […]

Central Michigan Upsets Cougars for Sun Bowl Victory
Nick Lemkau - Dec 31, 2021

Central Michigan had just four days to prepare for their new bowl game opponent. After making the five hour drive from Tucson to El Paso the day before the game, the Chippewas had to have their home jerseys over-nighted to Texas to contrast Washington State’s whites. Behind the physical running attack of the Chippewa offense, […]

Washington State and Central Michigan Meet in Sun Bowl
Nick Lemkau - Dec 30, 2021

Washington State and Central Michigan Meet in Sun Bowl The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is one of the handful of bowl games that has been affected by the increasing number of COVID-19 opt-outs and cancellations. The Washington State Cougars were originally scheduled to play the Miami Hurricanes in El Paso. The Cougars arrived on […]

Georgia State Camellia Bowl
Phillip Jordan - Dec 26, 2021

Georgia State used a dominant second half to gain a 51-20 victory over Ball State in the TaxAct Camellia Bowl on Christmas Day. The Panthers were led by quarterback Darren Grainger with 325 total yards and four touchdowns. The performance earned him the Bart Starr MVP award. The game was close going into halftime with […]

TaxAct Camellia Bowl
Phillip Jordan - Dec 23, 2021

When all the presents have been opened on Christmas, college football fans will have one more gift to receive with the 2021 TaxAct Camellia Bowl. In this MAC vs Sun Belt clash the Georgia State Panthers will take on the Ball State Cardinals. The Sun Belt has a 4-2 record in the game, and the […]

It was an entertaining, back-and-forth affair ending in a Cowboys' win. Here's how Wyoming won the 2021 Potato Bowl.
Lindsay Higgins - Dec 22, 2021

It was a back-and-forth affair, but Wyoming came away with the 52-38 victory in the 2021 Potato Bowl. Here’s how they proved LWOS wrong: Levi Williams Played Strong We expected Kent State senior Dustin Crum to have a decided advantage over the Wyoming signal-caller, who took over as the starter midseason. While Crum threw four […]

Malik Willis LendingTree Bowl
Ian O'Brien - Dec 19, 2021

2021 was a certain up and down season for the future first round pick Malik Willis and the Liberty Flames, but at the end of the day all that matters is getting the win the LendingTree Bowl.  Tonight, that is exactly what the Liberty Flames did in Hugh Freeze fashion, beating the Eastern Michigan Eagles […]

Middle Tennessee shocked Toledo and won the turnover battle to win the 2021 Bahamas Bowl by a score of 31-24.

The story entering the 2021 Bahamas Bowl was the turnover statistics for each team. Middle Tennessee leads the nation in turnovers gained, whereas Toledo leads the nation in the least turnovers lost. However, the story of the first half was the defense of both teams and quick scores by both offenses. The story by the […]

LendingTree Bowl Preview
Ian O'Brien - Dec 17, 2021

Both teams come into the game with a record of 7-5. Only one can get their eighth win of the season as these two Group of Five teams meet for the first time this season.  Those two teams are the Liberty Flames led by head coach Hugh Freeze and the Eastern Michigan Eagles led by […]

Middle Tennessee shocked Toledo and won the turnover battle to win the 2021 Bahamas Bowl by a score of 31-24.

The 2021 Bahamas Bowl is featuring the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider and the Toledo Rockets. Middle Tennessee finished the regular season at 6-6, just making it to bowl eligibility. Whereas the Rockets of Toledo ended the regular season 7-5. The Blue Raiders went 4-4 in Conference USA, with a back and forth season, barely able […]

Nick Manchester - Sep 26, 2021

Ohio State finally looked like a top-ten program against Akron, defeating the in-state opponents 59-7. True freshman Kyle McCord made the start and looked a little shaky at the beginning. Akron took advantage of McCord’s slow start and took an early 7-0 lead. After that, McCord settled down and Ohio State went on to score […]

2021 Week 12 College Football Watch Guide
Nick Manchester - Sep 20, 2021

Ohio State returns to the Shoe to face Akron on Saturday. Akron has struggled to an early 1-2 record. They lost to Auburn in the season opener. Then they blew an early against Temple, leading 14-0 in the first quarter. By halftime, the Owls had come back and were ahead 21-17. By the third quarter, […]

Nick Lemkau - Sep 18, 2021

A fumble recovery in the end zone stopped a potential Kent State scoring drive and gave Iowa the ball back with a nine-point lead in the third quarter. In Iowa’s eighth forced turnover on the season, the Hawks regained possession and capitalized with a Tyler Goodson touchdown. While question marks still remain, the offense steps […]

Iowa Kent State
Nick Lemkau - Sep 15, 2021

For the third weekend in a row, the Iowa Hawkeyes will face a quarterback on the pre-season Davey O’Brien Award Watch List. Dustin Crum and the Kent State Golden Flashes visit Kinnick Stadium to face the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes Saturday. Crum is a great quarterback who put up big numbers last year. However, the story of […]



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South Carolina heads to Kentucky this weekend. Take a look at the keys to a Gamecock statement win on Saturday.
David Knight, Editor - Sep 15, 2021

South Carolina has a huge opportunity in Lexington this weekend. The Gamecocks will need to play better than they have thus far in 2022, but the chance to take down a top 15 opponent is there. South Carolina can get a signature win for head coach Shane Beamer if it can beat Kentucky on Saturday. […]

2022 Week Five Bowl Projections: Two teams in our selection committee games lost meaning two new schools join the party this week.
Kevin McGuffey - Sep 15, 2021

A Couple Of Changes This Week Hello everyone and welcome back to everyone’s favorite time of the week. That’s right it’s the updated Last Word Bowl Projections. One of our playoff teams got a huge scare and two of our selection committee teams lost. As a result, we’ve got new teams crashing the party. Let’s […]

Wake Forest’s Turning The Page

It appears that Wake Forest’s turning the page last week was not so difficult after all. Much, in fact, too much was made of head coach Dave Clawson’s response to Hurricane Ian and the potential for change it could have on the Florida State game. And then there was the issue of how to move […]

Big 12 Week Five Takeaways
Andrew McCleary - Sep 15, 2021

As the dust settled on Big 12 play, it become abundantly clear. College Gameday was going to finally venture to Lawrence, Kansas when the Jayhawks host TCU. The fact that those two Big 12 teams have positioned themselves here after five games is pretty remarkable. It also highlights the absolute zaniness of college football. October […]

Keys to Arkansas loss to Alabama
Wes Pruett - Sep 15, 2021

  On Saturday, Razorback fans were all red for their SEC West opponent in Alabama. Following the 49-26 loss to the Crimson Tide, there are many questions around Fayetteville as to why this team performed the way it did.  What went wrong for the Razorbacks on Saturday? We will look at this performance by the […]

Iowa Falls to Michigan
Nick Lemkau - Sep 15, 2021

Methodical, consistent, and on a mission. Those were the qualities exhibited by the visiting team inside on Saturday afternoon. Michigan had not won a game inside Kinnick Stadium in 17 years. The Wolverines ended that streak against Iowa with a convincing 27-14 win. Iowa falls to Michigan at home, unable to pull within striking distance […]

Sanjay Gorur - Sep 15, 2021

The Texas A&M Aggies lost to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 24-42. The Aggies are now 1-1 in conference play, and they will travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama next Saturday. While Texas A&M already struggled in a lot of areas, the team showed more weaknesses today on both sides of the ball. Now, there is […]

Kevin McGuffey - Sep 15, 2021

Mistakes Doom The Wildcats The last two times Kentucky faced Ole Miss it ended in heartbreak for the Cats. Unfortunately for the Big Blue Nation, the third time wasn’t the charm. Following a very similar script, UK had its chances but couldn’t get the job done. Let’s look at what went wrong as Kentucky falls […]