It’s an ingenious idea. But it cannot possibly work in college football.
The Spartans scored three touchdowns in a span of eight minutes in the send half to pull away from Central Michigan 31-7 on Sept. 1 in front of 73,216 fans in the season opener for both teams.
While Jim Harbaugh’s absence from the sidelines in Ann Arbor for the season opener has been getting plenty of attention, even his absence cannot hide the fact Michigan figures to be one of just a handful of teams that has the potential to unseat Georgia as the top team in the country when the dust settles on the 2023 college football season.
Just two years removed from being voted the top coach in the Big Ten Conference, Mel Tucker has to be feeling some heat as Michigan State prepares to open the 2023 season.
A change of coach often is enough to change the fortunes of any collegiate program. And that’s what the University of Michigan was hoping would happen when Erin Virtue was hired to replace Mark Rosen as volleyball coach of the Wolverines.
Maryland wasted little time in setting the tone on the way to an impressive 78-67 win over Rutgers on Jan. 2 in Big Ten women’s basketball action at Jersey Mike’s Arena.
The Tar Heels rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half and got the game into overtime before delivering the knockout punch in the extra session to defeat Ohio State 89-84 on Dec. 17 in the opening game of the CBS Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Few prognosticators were giving Arizona State much recognition heading into the start of the 2022-23 basketball season. The Sun Devils proved them all wrong with a history-making performance that lifted Arizona State to the championship in the Legends Classic on Nov. 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Nittany Lions got a late touchdown pass from Sean Clifford to KeyVone Lee that covered 10 yards with just 57 seconds left in the game to lift Penn State to a 35-31 win over the Boilermakers on Sept. 1 at Ross-Ade Stadium in front of more than 57,000 fans.
It took Chase Brown and Illinois just 41 seconds to secure all the points needed as the Illini opened the 2022 college football season with a 38-6 win over Wyoming on Aug. 27 in front of 37,832 fans at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
If the Big 10 and the Power 5 have their way, however, the Trey Lance’s of the world won’t be sticking around at FCS schools like North Dakota State for very long.
Tennessee will look to cap the 2019 season with its sixth straight win as the Volunteers take on Indiana in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. The Big Orange are playing in their first bowl game since the 2016 Music City Bowl.
Illinois is making its 19th bowl appearance in school history, but the first under Lovie Smith and the Fighting Illini are looking to get back in the win column against the Golden Bears.
A berth in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game is on the line as Ohio State and Clemson do battle in this year’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
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.
In a way it’s very fitting that Michigan State returns to the Bronx to play a football game, as there is an amazing Michigan State and Fordham connection.
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.
A very up and down year in Jeff Brohm’s second season at West Lafayette featured the good (their upset win over Iowa, their season-ending win over Indiana to get bowl eligible), the bad (home losses to Eastern Michigan and Missouri in back-to-back weeks at home), and the ugly (a 63-14 Music City Bowl thrashing by Auburn).
After an 4-3 start, interim head coach Matt Canada was not offered the full time position at Maryland, and Mike Locksley, who worked under Nick Saban at Alabama, took over a program who went 1-4 in their last five games to crash out of bowl eligibility.
A case could be made that under Lovie Smith there was some improvement in Champaign thanks to the Fighting Illini’s 4-8 record. A closer look however reveals some wins against subpar opponents (FCS Western Illinois, hapless Rutgers, awful Kent State, and bad Minnesota) and some humbling losses (63-0 to Iowa).
Some folks thought head coach Chris Ash might be let go after a painful 1-11 season, their lone win coming on opening weekend against Texas State. But he survived a scandal-ridden lost season and is back in 2019.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — The one thing that Appalachian State needed from redshirt sophomore quarterback Zac Thomas in his first college start was a performance close to error free in the crucible of 105,232 fans Saturday at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Coming into the biggest game of his life, this Trusville, Alabama product had thrown.
Ohio State Buckeyes Location: Columbus, OH Coach: Urban Meyer (73-8 @OSU, 177-31 overall) 6th Season Stadium: Ohio Stadium (Capacity: 104,944) CSJ Projections: 2nd: Big Ten (1st East Division) 1st: Ohio 8th: FBS 8th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Ohio State won the Big 10 title last year thanks to a narrow win over Wisconsin in.
Iowa Hawkeyes Location: Iowa City, IA Coach: Kirk Ferentz (143-97@Iowa, 155-118 overall) 19th Season Stadium: Kinnick Stadium (Capacity: 69,250) CSJ Projections: 3rd: Big Ten (2nd West Division) 1st: Iowa 11th: FBS 11th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Hawkeyes finished 2017 just 8-5 overall but four of its five losses were by eight points or less.
Penn State Nittany Lions Location: State College, PA Coach: James Franklin (34-7) 4th Season Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium (Capacity: 80,321) CSJ Projections: 4th: Big Ten (2nd East Division) 1st: Pennsylvania 15th: FBS 15th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: A great season, but most Penn State fans are wondering what might have been had they managed.
Wisconsin Badgers Location: Madison, WI Coach: Paul Chryst (34-7) 4th Season Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium (Capacity: 80,321) CSJ Projections: 1st: Big Ten (1st West Division) 1st: Wisconsin 4th: FBS 4th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Another great season for the Badgers, where they won a school-record 14 games including the Orange Bowl, where they beat.
Michigan State Spartans Location: East Lansing, MI Coach: Mark Dantonio (100-45) 13th Season Stadium: Spartan Stadium (Capacity: 75,005) CSJ Projections: 5th: Big Ten (3rd East Division) 1st: Michigan 19th: FBS 19th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: A stunning turnaround for Mark Dantonio and his team, rebounding from a 3-9 season to go 9-3 and earn.
Northwestern Wildcats Location: Evanston, IL Coach: Pat Fitzgerald (87-65) 13th Season Stadium: Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130) CSJ Projections: 6th: Big Ten (3rd West Division) 1st: Illinois 23th: FBS 23th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: After a rough 2-3 start, Pat Fitzgerald‘s Wildcats bulldozed their way through the rest of the year, winning their last seven.
Michigan Wolverines Location: Ann Arbor, MI Coach: Jim Harbaugh (28-11 @UM, 85-38 overall) 4th Season Stadium: Michigan Stadium (Capacity: 107,601) CSJ Projections: 7th: Big Ten (4th East Division) 2nd: Michigan 27th: FBS 27th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Wolverines basically beat who they were supposed to beat but could not win against heavyweights of.
Purdue Boilermakers Location: West Lafayette, IN Coach: Jeff Brohm (7-6) 2nd Season Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium (Capacity: 57,236) CSJ Projections: 8th: Big Ten (4th West Division) 3rd: Indiana 37th: FBS 38th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season with new Coach Jeff Brohm, Purdue instead finished 7-6 overall including.
Indiana Hoosiers Location: Bloomington, IN Coach: Tom Allen (5-8) 2nd Season Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 52,929) CSJ Projections: 9th: Big Ten (5th East Division) 3rd: Indiana 48th: FBS 50th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The conference play was brutal for IU—the Hoosiers were 0-6 in the Big Ten before beating Illinois and Rutgers but one-score loss.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Location: Minneapolis, MN Coach: P.J. Fleck (5-7 @Minn., 35-29 overall) 2nd Season Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium (Capacity: 50,805) CSJ Projections: 10th: Big Ten (5th West Division) 1st: Minnesota 60th: FBS 62nd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: In Coach Fleck’s first season with Minnesota, the Gophers lacked depth and talent to finish at.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Location: Lincoln, NE Coach: Scott Frost (0-0 @Neb., 19-7 overall) 1st Season Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 85,458) CSJ Projections: 11th: Big Ten (6th West Division) 1st: Nebraska 72nd: FBS 75th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Nebraska suffered its worst season in 56 years with a record of 4–8 and then terminated Riley the day.
Maryland Terrapins Location: College Park, MD Coach (interim): Matt Canada (0-0) Stadium: Maryland Stadium (Capacity: 52,454) CSJ Projections: 12th: Big Ten (6th East Division) 2nd: Maryland 74th: FBS 77th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Maryland started the season with a huge win at Texas, which seemed at the time to springboard the team to.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Location: New Brunswick, NJ Coach: Chris Ash (6-18) 3rd Season Stadium: High Point Solutions Stadium (Capacity: 52,454) CSJ Projections: 13th: Big Ten (7th East Division) 1st: New Jersey 90th: FBS 96th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: If baby steps are all that was expected, head coach Chris Ash provided that in a 4-8.
Illinois Fighting Illini Location: Champaign, IL Coach: Lovie Smith (5-19@UI, 89-87 NFL) 3rd Season Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 60,670) CSJ Projections: 14th: Big Ten (7th West Division) 3rd: Illinois 109th: FBS 124th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Illini had 31 first-time starters last season, which was the second-most in the entire country to slump to.