Week 6 Saturday Six-Pack: Approaching The Airport

Week 6 is college football’s last on the incline of the curve. After this Saturday, it’s all downhill on the race to the postseason. The legendary Beano Cook once quipped on the ESPN college football podcast that each season felt like Casablanca: You start it, and next thing you know, you’re at the airport. In […]

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Week 5 Heisman Top 10: Chaos Begins

A wild Week 5 that claimed several from the ranks of the unbeaten also brings massive fluctuation to the Heisman Top 10. C.J. Prosise? Out after rushing for just 50 yards in Notre Dame’s 24-22 loss at Clemson. Paul Perkins? UCLA’s bell-to-bell home loss to Arizona State slowed his meteoric rise on the national stage. Chad […]

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Sept. 2 News: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Pursues History

Outstanding Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is on the precipice of setting several (more) college football records in 2015. That’s one reason I tabbed him a Heisman Trophy sleeper. Another is perfectly captured in Gene Wang’s profile of Keenan Reynolds for the Washington Post. Wang highlights the various records Reynolds has already set, as well as […]


College Football News June 25: Miami Bringing A Sellout to FAU

Power Five conference programs, especially brand-name programs, don’t often play road games against Group of Five opponents. So the Miami Hurricanes taking to the road in Week 2 to face Florida Atlantic is generating significant buzz for the Conference-USA program. “I feel very confident that we will have one of the best crowds in school […]


Best Group of Five Nonconference Games in 2015

A variety of outlets are filling the 12 remaining weeks before college football season begins with countdowns of the best games, whether nonconference, intra-league or across divisions. Well, I feel pretty confident writing that in the sea of college football listicles, the following — spotlighting the best Group of Five nonconference games in the coming […]


College Football News May 24: Restoring Dormant Rivalries

Too many college football rivalries were sacrificed to the gods of television revenue, vis-a-vis conference realignment. From the Backyard Brawl to Oklahoma-Nebraska, the staff at The Student Section breaks down dormant rivalries that need a reboot. Of all the realignment-killed rivalries, the Backyard Brawl’s demise is especially asinine. West Virginia shirking a decades-old, bitter rivalry […]


College Football News May 13: Future of the Triple-Option

There’s a reason certain programs like Navy are dedicated to the triple-option: the scheme’s nuances can overcome certain talent deficiencies. The Midshipmen have ridden their version of the triple-option to consistent winning seasons, with the occasional upset of a Notre Dame or other high-level opponent sprinkled in. Last year, Navy took eventual champion Ohio State […]


Football News April 18: 2015 Big for Christian Hackenberg

A veritable smorgasbord of spring games awaits on April 18, the most active Saturday of football since December, and until September. A bevy of sub-plots starring quarterbacks begin to unfold for the college football-watching nation to overanalyze for the remaining offseason. Among Saturday’s most intriguing quarterback story headlines include competitions, like the murky 5-player race […]