Mountain West

The First Responder Bowl features an electric dual-threat quarterback against the nation's #1 rushing attack. Who emerges on top?
Aidan Thomas - Dec 27, 2021

The First Responder Bowl pits two teams who love to run the ball, setting up for an interesting battle. The Air Force Falcons enter at 9-3 having come up just short of an appearance in the Mountain West Conference Championship. Louisville meets the Falcons, sitting at 6-6 after winning just three of its final eight […]

2021 Frisco Bowl
Andrew McCleary - Dec 20, 2021

During playoff expansion talks, the idea was floated in discussions about the Group of Five breaking away to make their own playoff. The 2021 Frisco Bowl matchup undoubtedly would be a playoff game in a world with an exclusive Group of Five bracket. MEEP MEEP Conference USA The Roadrunners from San Antonio only began their […]

2021 LA Bowl Preview: A year after being canceled due to COVID-19 a preview of the inaugural game sponsored by a late-night talk show host.
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 17, 2021

Ready For Its Debut A season ago several new bowl games were set to debut. However, like a lot of things in 2020, COVID-19 had other ideas. Many games ended up being canceled including the one that’s now sponsored by a late-night talk show host. Yes, you read that correctly. One year later let’s get […]

Iowa Shakes off the Rams
Nick Lemkau - Sep 27, 2021

Iowa survived a difficult first half of Saturday’s game to beat Colorado State 24-14 at home. Spencer Petras threw his first interception since November of last season, and the run game struggled to get its footing all afternoon. However, Petras made some great passes for explosive plays and the Hawkeye defense came up with a […]

Tight End U Iowa Colorado State
Nick Lemkau - Sep 22, 2021

The fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will play their final non-conference game on Saturday against the Colorado State Rams. Coming off a 30-7 win against Kent State, Iowa took a step forward on offense while continuing to perform at an elite defensive level. Colorado State enters this game 1-2 on the season with an upset win over […]

Mountain West

Boise State has owned this conference in recent years in terms of playing in the conference championship game. They will look to make it six straight when they kick off the 2021 campaign. Nevada, Wyoming, and San Jose State look to be major roadblocks for the Broncos this season Now, let’s unveil our 2021 Mountain […]

Ball State beat San Jose State 34-13 in the 2020 Arizona Bowl. In a game with two highly skilled defenses, Ball State got the edge.

The Ball State Cardinals beat the San Jose State Spartans 34-13 in the 2020 Arizona Bowl. In the preview for this game, we predicted the possibility of a high-scoring back-and-forth bowl game. This was not the case. San Jose State played the game without two coordinators and without Mountain West Conference player of the year, […]

The 2020 Arizona Bowl features two conference champions on December 31st. Ball State will face off with San Jose State in Tucson, Arizona.

The 2020 Arizona Bowl is being played on December 31st at 2:00 PM ET. This year the Arizona Bowl will feature the Ball State Cardinals and the San Jose State Spartans. The bowl game started in 2015 and will be played in Tucson, Arizona at Arizona Stadium. It should also be noted that there will […]

Hawaii and Houston matched up on Christmas Eve in what was a great game. Read Hawaii Wins New Mexico Bowl for more on how the game went.
Julian Barajas - Dec 24, 2020

Hawaii wins the New Mexico Bowl. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors beat the Houston Cougars in the New Mexico Bowl to the score of 28-14. Hawaii was an underdog in this game as they were projected to lose by seven. However, the team from Honolulu would not let this projection determine the outcome. The Rainbow Warriors […]

Here's what happened, and how Nevada dominated Tulane, in this year's record-tying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Also, an unusual first in college football.
Lindsay Higgins - Dec 23, 2020

Earlier this week we previewed the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. We predicted that Nevada would take this one and we were correct. For the preview of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl from earlier in the week, click here. Nevada Takes Famous Idaho Potato Bowl The 38-27 score isn’t reflective of how thoroughly Nevada dominated the […]

Bryan Harsin Auburn
Phillip Jordan - Dec 22, 2020

According to multiple sources, Auburn is set to hire Boise State’s Bryan Harsin as its new head coach. Harsin is replacing Gus Malzahn, who was fired nine days ago on December 13th. This concludes a search that had been full of rumors and fan speculation. In his career, Harsin is 76-34 overall and is 69-19 […]

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Houston Cougars will be facing off in the 2020 New Mexico Bowl this year. Read for more on the game.
Julian Barajas - Dec 22, 2020

Bowl season is underway, and the New Mexico Bowl is up next. This will be a fun and exciting matchup between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Houston Cougars. This game has been moved to the Toyota Stadium and will be played in Frisco, TX. The location of the game has been changed because of […]

Here's what happened, and how Nevada dominated Tulane, in this year's record-tying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Also, an unusual first in college football.
Lindsay Higgins - Dec 20, 2020

It’s time for the 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl! This year’s Bowl features the Nevada Wolfpack versus the Tulane Green Wave. It’s the third consecutive year playing in a bowl game for both teams- a first for Tulane. It’s Nevada’s second year in a row playing in Boise, after coming up just short against Ohio […]

John La Fleur - Mar 18, 2020

Since LSU won the National Championship, does that equate to the SEC being the strongest conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision? Clemson advanced to the national title game. Does that prove that the ACC deserved more respect? Which FBS conference proved itself as the strongest conference in 2019? Which FBS Conference Was the Toughest in […]

Arizona Bowl
David Knight, Editor - Dec 30, 2019

This year’s Arizona Bowl will feature two teams who made their biggest mark this season on opening weekend. The Wyoming Cowboys will face off with the Georgia State Panthers in Tucson on New Year’s Eve. Each of these two programs began 2019 with an upset victory over a team from the big bad SEC. The […]

The Cheez-It Bowl
Jesse Riffe - Dec 26, 2019

The Cheez-It Bowl The Cheez-It Bowl, in its second iteration under the Cheez-It name, has been played since 1989 in Arizona under several different names, most recently the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The game on December 27th takes place at Chase Field in Phoenix home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Always a fun bowl game with […]

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Iowa's Defensive Line
Nick Lemkau - Dec 27, 2021

Iowa’s defensive line for the 2022 season will have experience. The Spring depth chart released in March listed three seniors and a junior on the defensive front. Their former leader Zach VanValkenburg signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, but he helped build a group of players in Iowa City that are ready to step in […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Dec 27, 2021

Players to Watch in 2022 For USF Are there really players to watch in 2022 for USF? Even though the Bulls are coming off back-to-back tough seasons there are definitely some players that could go off in 2022. With the addition of some transfers, USF is shaping to be one of the better teams in […]

Top Returning SEC Tight Ends
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 27, 2021

Best Players At An Evolving Position As college football puts more emphasis on the passing game the tight end position is evolving as well. Gone are the days of being simply a blocker for the strong rushing game. Now tight ends are becoming an integral part of the offense. This recent NFL Draft saw two […]

SEC Quarterbacks 2022
Michael Hanich - Dec 27, 2021

The offenses in the SEC continue to take center stage as the quarterbacks remain the face of the conference. The SEC has seen three offensive players finish the season as the Heisman Trophy winners in each of the last three seasons. Two of them were at the quarterback positions. The quarterbacks in the SEC have […]

College Football's NIL Program
Last Word Staff - Dec 27, 2021

Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) is an effort put forth to give collegiate athletes a chance at compensation from their name. For college athletics in general, it means opportunities for student-athletes to sell their own merchandise, partner with local businesses, or even sell their game-worn apparel. However, things are quickly changing as this idea infiltrates […]

Aidan Thomas - Dec 27, 2021

In a world of high-flying offenses, having the best returning defensive backs is critical. Want to stop Bryce Young? Will Rogers or K.J. Jefferson? What about Jaxson Dart and Spencer Rattler? With elite receivers and dynamic offenses, bringing game-changing safeties and lockdown quarterbacks to the field is increasingly important. Who in the SEC boasts the […]

Sanjay Gorur - Dec 27, 2021

After Texas A&M’s win over Alabama in 2021, the rivalry between the two schools is really starting to evolve. The Aggies’ generational recruiting class this year surprised the college football world and especially Nick Saban; he felt that Texas A&M ‘bought every player’ with NIL. Head coach Jimbo Fisher took offense to these comments, and […]

SEC returning wide receivers
Aidan Thomas - Dec 27, 2021

The best returning wide receivers in the SEC could play a big role in this year’s season. The SEC has qualified at least one team for the playoff in every year of its existence. Twice, they’ve had both representatives in the national championship. That means the best players in the SEC are frequently the best […]