Kevin McGuire Joins The Lo-Down - 10/26Kevin McGuire, NBC College Football Talk, joins Damien to talk about the College Football season, and what teams will rise and which teams will fall on their way to the college football playoffs.
College Football Championship Preview: Ohio State Battles OregonThe final chapter of a new era in college football will be written Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The first year of the College Football Playoff will come to a close with Pac-12 champion Oregon squaring off against Big Ten champion Ohio State with the first, truly definitive, outright national championship on the line in the history of major college football.
Heisman Watch: Oregon's Marcus Mariota Will Win 2014 Heisman TrophyLater this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.
College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next YearThe stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.
Heisman Watch: Conference Championship Games Set Stage For Big Moments From Heisman FavoritesThis week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins NowThe College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Heisman Watch: Mariota And Gordon Leading The Race Down Final StretchOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
College Football Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For RivalriesWith Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. There is plenty of drama to pay attention to this weekend, and that is something every college football fan can be thankful for.
Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State's Resurrection As Playoff ContenderIf you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The freshman starting quarterback has stepped into a tough spot and has grown and matured along the way with terrific results.
College Football Spotlight: Conference And Division Championship Races Come Down Final StretchCollege football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.
Heisman Watch: Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With AbdullahThis week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.
College Football Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At AlabamaAt Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.
Heisman Watch: Auburn QB Nick Marshall's Campaign Fueled By Road VictoriesAuburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.
College Football Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From PretendersOur expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
Heisman Watch: TCU's Trevone Boykin This Year's Hidden GemTCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.