Category: FBS Football

GAME PREVIEW: Middle Tennessee State at Army

Middle Tennessee State at ArmyWhen: Saturday, Sept. 5th 1:30 PM EDTWhere: Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network The Blue Raiders and Black Knights have never met in football before this meeting and this game was quickly thrown together after both team’s schedules were thrown off-course due to concerns from the coronavirus. The […]

2020 Division I Conference Preview: Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt has often been considered the lowest ranked conference in all of FBS but with the play of App State and Louisiana, as well as the rest of the conference, this can not be said any longer. Right now, the Sun Belt looks to be better overall than C-USA and the MAC.

GAME PREVIEW: South Alabama at Southern Miss

South Alabama at Southern Miss When: Thursday, Sept. 3rd 9:00 PM EDTWhere: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network Ironically, these two neighoring state schools have never played before this meeting. This will change as these two southern ‘South’ teams will kickoff the first all FBS game of the season. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25–Preseason 2020

Below are the Top 25 Group of Five (G5) preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2020 season. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Keep in mind that all 65 G5 schools were considered […]

2020 Division I Conference Football Preview: Conference USA

Since 2016, in fact, no preseason divisional winner (predicted by the media poll by the conference) has finished atop of their division standings.

2020 Division I Conference Football Preview: American Athletic Conference

With all the uncertainty going into the 2020 college football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Athletic Conference has decided to forge ahead for a 2020 season in the fall.

What does the MAC Canceling the Fall Football Schedule Mean to the Rest of the Group of Five?

While Division II and III and most Division I FCS programs, as well as one Group of Five team in Connecticut, are planning on calling it quits for a 2020 season last week, the biggest hit so far in the college football world playing this fall was the Mid-American Conference announcement last Saturday Saturday to […]

A Wacky Idea for a Wacky Year of 2020 for Division I Football

It has been a wacky 2020, hasn’t it?  The year started out like most years.  The Group of Five played four bowl games in this calendar year, as did the FCS national title game.  All played with fans in the stands and played without any idea of what was to come.  Cincinnati easily won the […]

For the Group of Five in 2020, it is Still Game-On, but for How Long?

Its been a rollercoaster ride in the past three-to-four months when thinking about a college football season for the Group of Five and really all of college football amid the COVID-19 pandamic. As it is today our countries Independence Day and inching closer to the scheduled 2020 college football season, I poised the question what […]

Patriot League Council of Presidents Announces Guidance On Fall Competition, Including Travel, Preseason Camp Restrictions

The Patriot League Office announced on Monday guidance regarding the 2020 fall competition, a list of principles to “guide the development of a Patriot League 2020 Athletics Plan.”

2020 College Sports Journal Group of Five Super Seventy Preseason All-American Team

Seventy student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Group of Five FBS Conferences have been named to the 2020 College Sports Journal G5 All-America Team. As a reminder, the Group of Five FBS conferences include the American Athletic Conference (AAC), Conference USA (C-USA), Mid-American Conference (MAC), Mountain West Conference (MWC), and the Sun Belt Conference […]

The All-Colorado “Way Too Early” College Football Preview

Colorado Sees Three New College Coaches, Who Comes Out on Top? Northern Colorado and Colorado State planned on having new coaches this year, but the University of Colorado did not. Instead, three of the four Division I football programs will have new faces at the helm. After Mel Tucker’s surprise departure for Michigan State’s boat-load […]

CSJ 2019 CFP Championship Sugar Bowl Preview: Clemson vs. LSU, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

The Tigers were dominant all season and got here by winning the SEC Crown by defeating Georgia and by boat racing Oklahoma in the CFP Semifinal. Coach Ed Orgeron has put together a team that has been very good on both sides of the ball.

CSJ 2020 Lending Tree Bowl Preview: Louisiana vs. Miami (OH), How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Louisiana vs. Miami (OH) (Lending Tree Bowl) When: Monday, January 6th 7:30 PM EST Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Lending Tree Bowl History (Last Seven) The bowl has been titled several different things since it began following the 1999 season. The game was known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl for its first […]

CSJ 2020 Armed Forces Bowl Preview: Southern Miss vs. Tulane, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Southern Miss vs. Tulane (Armed Forces Bowl) When: Saturday, January 4th 11:30 AM EST Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Tex. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Armed Forces Bowl History (Last Seven) December 29, 2012 Rice 33 Air Force 14 December 30, 2013 Navy 24 Middle Tennessee 6 January 2, 2015 Houston 35 Pittsburgh 34 […]

CSJ 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Nevada vs. Ohio, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Nevada vs. Ohio (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) When: Friday, January 3rd 3:30 PM EST Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Potato Bowl History (Last Eight) December 17, 2011 Ohio 24 Utah State 23 December 15, 2012 Utah State 41 Toledo 15 December 21, 2013 San Diego State 49 Buffalo 24 December 20, […]

CSJ 2020 Birmingham Bowl Preview: Boston College vs. Cincinnati, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Boston College vs. Cincinnati (Birmingham Bowl) When: Thursday, January , 2nd 4:00 PM EST Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Birmingham Bowl History (Last Five) January 3, 2015 Florida 28 East Carolina 20 December 30, 2015 Auburn 31 Memphis 10 December 29, 2016 South Florida 46 South Carolina 39 (OT) December 23, 2017 […]

CSJ 2020 Sugar Bowl Preview: Georgia vs. Baylor, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Georgia vs. Baylor (Sugar Bowl) When: Wednesday, January 1st, 8:45 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Sugar Bowl History (Last 7) January 3, 2012 Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20 January 2, 2013 Louisville 33 Florida 23 January 2, 2014 Oklahoma 45 Alabama 31 January 1, 2015[CFP] #4 Ohio State 42 […]

CSJ 2019 Belk Bowl Preview: Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Kentucky vs. Virginia Tch (Orange Bowl) When: Monday, December 31st, 12:00 PM EST Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Belk Bowl History (Last 7) December 27, 2011 NC State 31 Louisville 24 December 27, 2012 Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 December 28, 2013 North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 December 30, 2014 Georgia […]

Arizona Bowl – Georgia State Panthers vs. Wyoming Cowboys – Predictions and How to Follow

Georgia State Panthers vs. Wyoming Cowboys When: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 2:30 pm. MT Where: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona How to Follow: ESPN, KFBC 1240 AM (Wyoming radio) The Arizona Bowl will feature two 7-5 teams looking to end the year on a high note and holding a trophy. The Arizona Bowl is […]

CSJ 2019 Capital One Orange Bowl Preview: Florida vs. Virginia, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

The game will mark Virginia’s first appearance in the Orange Bowl. The Cavaliers are 9-4 overall and the ACC Coastal Division champion. The Orange Bowl will mark UVA’s 21st bowl appearance and third consecutive under fourth-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall.

CSJ 2019 Franklin American Music City Bowl Preview: Mississippi State vs. Louisville, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Mississippi State goes for its third straight victory when it meets Louisville of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

CSJ 2019 First Responder Bowl Preview: Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan (Cotton Bowl Classic) When: Monday, December 30th, 12:30 PM EST Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Tex. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN First Responder Bowl History This bowl game was originally slated to replace the Cotton Bowl Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium when the Cotton Bowl itself moved to AT&T Stadium. It […]

CSJ 2019 CFP Semifinal Peach Bowl Preview: Oklahoma vs. LSU, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Oklahoma vs. LSU (College Football Playoff Peach Bowl) When: Saturday, December 28th, 4:00 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Peach Bowl History The Peach Bowl started in 1968. The bowl changed its name to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in 1997 but changed to add back “Peach” when this bowl became part of the […]

CSJ 2019 Cotton Bowl Classic Preview: Memphis vs. Penn State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Memphis vs. Penn State (Cotton Bowl Classic) When: Saturday, December 28th, 12:00 PM EST Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Cotton Bowl History The Cotton Bowl started with its first game in 1937. The game played in the Cotton Bowl Stadium until moving to AT&T Stadium in January 2010. The following is the history […]

Cheez-It Bowl – Air Force vs. Washington State – Predictions and How to Follow

Air Force vs. Washington State When: Friday, December 27th at 10:30 pm. ET Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona How to Follow: ESPN, 104.3 The Fan (Falcon Radio), KIRO 710 (Cougar Radio) This bowl has gone by many names since its inception in 1989. Previously it has been called The Copper Bowl, The Insight Bowl, […]

CSJ 2019 USO Military Bowl Preview: Temple vs. North Carolina, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Mack Brown took on the challenge of getting North Carolina back into postseason play in November of 2018, and a year later, after some dancing, some oh-so-close monumental upsets and some agonizing losses, Mack has brought North Carolina back. All that’s left for him to so is get a win and head into the offseason with a winning record.

CSJ 2019 Holiday Bowl Preview: Iowa vs. USC, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Iowa vs. USC (Holiday Bowl) When: Friday, December 27, 7:00 PM EST Where: SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, Calif. TV/Streaming: FS1/Fox Sports App Holiday Bowl History 2018 — Northwestern 31, Utah 20 2017 — Michigan State 42, Washington State 17 2016 — Minnesota 17, Washington State 12 2015 — Wisconsin 23, USC 21 2014 –- USC 45, Nebraska […]

CSJ 2019 Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (Quick Lane Bowl) When: Thursday, December 26th, 8:00 PM EST Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Quick Lane Bowl History Date Winning Team Losing Team December 26, 2014 Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 December 28, 2015 Minnesota 21 Central Michigan 14 December 26, 2016 Boston College 36 Maryland 30 December […]