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CSJ 2021 Goodyear Cotton Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal) Preview: #4 Cincinnati vs. #1 Alabama

After years of public uproar (especially of those that follow the non-Power Five leagues) in the consideration of Group of Five schools, Cincinnati gets their shot to show what it can do in a college football playoff setting. In previous years, undefeated G5 schools were passed up for one-loss Power Five teams, UCF was that team in 2017 who like Cincinnati was the only undefeated team in the FBS ranks.
The Bearcats get a shot at the top seeded team, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama won the SEC Championship Game in convincing fashion, with a 41-24 win over previously undefeated Georgia.

CSJ 2020 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Preview: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Georgia vs. CincinnatiWhen: Friday, January 1st, 12:00 PM ESTWhere: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN Cincinnati gets its chance to show the Football Playoff Committee that they were ranked too low this season. The undefeated Bearcats will play Georgia in their home state in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day similar to how another undefeated.

CSJ 2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Preview: Mississippi State vs. Tulsa

Mississippi State vs. TulsaWhen: Thursday, December 31st, 12:00 PM ESTWhere: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Tex.TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN The first Group of Five versus Power Five matchup takes place with Tulsa playing the SEC’s Mississippi State. This is the first of three such match-ups in this bowl season with Army facing West Virginia in the Liberty.

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.

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’s 2018 Week 3 Game Preview: North Texas at Arkansas

North Texas at Arkansas When: Saturday, September 15, 3:00 PM CDT Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR TV/Streaming: SEC Network Alternate North Texas Mean Green (2-0, 0-0 C-USA) – Week 2 W 58-16 vs. Incarnate Word North Texas scored the most points in its first two games in program history, registered consecutive 400-yard passing games by a quarterback.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Mississippi Rebels

Mississippi Rebels Location: Oxford, MS Coach: Matt Luke (6-6)2nd Season Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (Capacity: 64,038) CSJ Projections: 9th: SEC (6th in West Division) 2nd: Mississippi 55th: FBS 57th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Ole Miss closed out the season winning three of its last four games and gave first year head coach Matt Luke a.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Florida Gators

Florida Gators Location: Gainesville, FL Coach: Dan Mullen (0-0@ UF, 69-46 overall) 1st Season Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium (Capacity: 40,550) CSJ Projections: 12th: SEC (5th in East Division) 6th: Florida 64th: FBS 67th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Florida and former Coach McElwain mutually agreed to part ways in late October with defensive coordinator Randy Shannon finished.

2018 College Football Previews: Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas Razorback Location: Fayetteville, AR Coach: Chad Morris (0-0 @Ark., 14-22 overall)1st Season Stadium: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Capacity: 54,120) CSJ Projections: 12th: SEC (7th in West Division) 1st: Arkansas 71st: FBS 74th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: After five years under Coach Bret Bielema, Arkansas decided to go another direction especially after last.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Tennessee Volunteers

Tennessee Volunteers Location: Knoxville, TN Coach: Jeremy Pruitt (0-0) 1st Season Stadium: Neyland Stadium (Capacity: 102,455) CSJ Projections: 14th: SEC (7th in East Division) 3rd: Tennessee 85th: FBS 90th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: There is no way to put the Tennessee season but state it was a disaster although it started 3-1 but finished 1-7.

Trip to Neyland Stadium Evokes Memories

KNOXVILLE, TN. — With rain gently pelting the Field Turf a couple of hours before game time at the football season opener between Appalachian State and Tennessee at Neyland Stadium, I was taken back to my first visit to this historic venue in 1990. It was a Friday afternoon, in between the NCAA Men’s Basketball.