Week 2 of the 2012 college football season doesn’t feature many marquee matchups and with a handful of BCS teams heavily favored, there are few opportunities for upset picks. Athlon’s editors hit on Ohio’s win over Penn State last week but missed on Western Michigan beating Illinois and Indiana State knocking off Indiana.
Athlon runs down the bowl projections following the Week 1 action.
College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only one week of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams. A team like Houston was expected to win Conference USA's West Division in the preseason but stumbled in the opener against Texas State. For now, the Cougars remain in our projections but that could change after Week 2.
Kentucky's Joker Phillips tops our hot seat watch after Week 1.
Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches are feeling the pressure to win. Kentucky showed some progress in the season opener against Louisville, but Joker Phillips passes Boston College's Frank Spaziani as the No. 1 coach on the hot seat. Some new names have joined the top 20, including Houston's Tony Levine and Colorado's Jon Embree.
Clemson's Andre Ellington was one of the stars of football's first weekend
The names and faces change, but sometimes the results don’t.
At least that’s what people in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Eugene, Ore., learned after the first weekend of college football. Alabama looked near-invincible in defending its national championship. Dee Milliner, Trey DePriest and T.J. Yeldon stepped into starring roles in the Crimson Tide’s rout of Michigan.
Nebraska's offense suffered a huge loss during Saturday's game against Southern Miss. Running back Rex Burkhead suffered a sprained MCL in the first half against the Golden Eagles and was ruled out for the remainder of the opener.
During his limited work against Southern Miss, Burkhead rushed for 68 yards and one touchdown on three attempts.
A late arrival to the offseason video competition, Oregon's mascot and cheerleader parody of a K-pop hit by Psy may be the best. And the dance moves are pretty spot on.
Missouri SEC Bound Music Video
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A group of Missouri students tries its hand at the Southeastern game with this country ballad recounting M-I-Z, Z-O-U victories over SEC teams, both past and (they hope) present.
Big Ten Mascots perform "Call Me Maybe"
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Seemingly everyone got into the "Call Me Maybe" parody craze this summer. The Big Ten mascots prove you don't need the ability to speak or sing to lip-synch to Carly Rae Jepsen.
TCU's Big 12 Trailer
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Great production values and a dramatic soundtrack turned a press conference into a trailer for a great fall action movie.
We the Seminoles
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The Florida State alum Mike Bane, who performs under the name "Bane" (not to be confused with the villain in The Dark Knight Returns), hit the big-time when Florida State sanctioned his rap to be used during football games.
I Love You Denard
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Another football-themed ballad, though this one veers into singer-songwriter, love lost and love gained territory.
Lawrence Knox - Aggie Swag
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Texas A&M were pace-setters this offseason for viral videos producing, um, mixed results.
Vanderbilt assistant Herb Hand does the worm
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Vanderbilt took us inside the football meeting room for a lighter moment when offensive line coach Herb Hand joined in the Dance Off with his version of the Worm.
Texas A&M - Welcome to the SEC
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Texas A&M is pumped to be in the SEC. We know it. We understand it. Still, no need to force Yell Leaders to awkwardly cheer for their new conference rivals.
Viral video kept us busy during the offseason, from the creative, to the intentionally quirky to the unintentionally hilarious. Conference realignment and "Call Me Maybe" parodies entertained us since the end of the football season. Here are our picks of the highlights.
NC State can earn a huge non-conference win against Tennessee on Friday.
Week 1 of the college football season features several interesting matchups, storylines and new faces stepping into playing time. Athlon gets you ready for the opening Saturday of action with an in-depth look at Week 1.
The Wolverines can score a signature victory versus the defending champions.
The Big Ten needs some good news. On the field, Ohio State won the national championship in 2002 and was beaten handily in 2006 and 2007 by SEC teams in the big game. Other than that, the league has not really challenged on college football’s highest level in some time. The B1G has also lost eight of the last nine Rose Bowls in which it played.