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First Responder Bowl
Aidan Thomas - Dec 29, 2021

The First Responder Bowl featured the most prolific rushing attack in the nation against a below-average rush defense. So go figure the Air Force Falcons utilized their 129th-ranked passing offense to find victory on Tuesday afternoon. Falcons’ quarterback Haaziq Daniels was 9 of 10 passing for a season-high 252 yards and two touchdowns. Despite a […]

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
Jason Rhea - Jul 14, 2021

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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Big XII linebackers
Michael Hanich - Dec 26, 2019

The Big XII is set for a big 2023 College Football season with the addition of four new teams. The conference will also have one last season with Oklahoma and Texas before moving on to the SEC in 2024. This season will have several linebackers, who are star playmakers in the Big XII as well […]

Caleb Conner - Dec 26, 2019

The Wolfpack offense lost seven seniors from last season. As well as two reliable contributors that entered the transfer portal. Now that graduation is over and Memorial weekend has kicked off the Summer season. Let us take a look at the offensive holes that need to be filled in Raleigh. How will NC State’s offensive […]

Michael Hanich - Dec 26, 2019

The Big XII has been regarded in the past as not having teams with reliable defenses. Within the past few years, that mentality has shifted with defenses being more aggressive in the conference. The defensive line remained a position group that has been respected in the Big XII. The star defensive linemen in the conference […]

Big XII's Best Returning Receivers

Last Word on College Football continues to spend our Summer taking a look at the Best Returning Players, by position, by conference. In order to be eligible for the list, the player has to be returning to the conference. Players who transfer from one school to another within the conference are eligible. Players who are […]

Minnesota's Offense
Samuel Rowland - Dec 26, 2019

On August 31, the Nebraska Cornhuskers begin their season with a road test against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. But this is far from a tune-up game. In 2022, the Huskers lost 20-13 in Memorial Stadium to improve the Golden Gophers’ record to 9-4. But can the Cornhuskers spoil Minnesota’s season? Let’s find out by looking […]

Iowa Barta
Nick Lemkau - Dec 26, 2019

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta announced his retirement Friday, effective August 1st. Barta had been the head of Iowa athletics since 2006 when he took over for Bob Bowlsby. The school is set to name an interim Athletics Director next week. Barta is the direct report of the offensive coordinator to skate around […]

Big XII's Top Defensive Backs Returning
Keith Fell Jr. - Dec 26, 2019

Offensive production. Explosive passing games. High-scoring affairs. These are all phrases that come to mind when talking about the Big XII. It’s true. The league is historically known for being carried by high-powered offenses. However, there have been some quality playmakers produced on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the secondary. Teams have […]

Mississippi State 2023
Russ Stanton - Dec 26, 2019

Change Can Be Good National pundits typically underrate the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and this year is no exception. For example, despite their 9-4 2022 season and a majority of the offense returning, ESPN predicts State will only win six games and has them ranked at #32. Michael Bratton, of That SEC Podcast, sets expectations for […]