| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
No. 4 Ohio State (8-0) at Purdue (1-6)
9 a.m., BTN
Ohio State needs a quality win against a quality opponent to prove it belongs in the same sentence as Alabama, Oregon and Florida State. So what a lousy time for Purdue to show up on the...
| Oct 5, 2012
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:18 PM
One of the unforeseen perks of the maligned Bowl Championship Series was the annual major-bowl quest of the mid-major.
Will the last year of the BCS mean the last year of the underdog?
Not necessarily, but the new College Football Playoff in two years...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Playing quarterback is tough enough without having a sports hernia that causes your body to jackknife with every nose tickle.
Derek Carr suffered quietly, but his 2012 season was nothing to sneeze at. He led Fresno State to its first share of a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Did Coach O get himself a head coaching job (Saturday) night?
Not unless I missed a big story in my morning paper, but I do think USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron is moving closer to the point of no return. This is the "careful what you wish...
| Nov 24, 2013
The NFL Network aired a terrific documentary this week commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the forward pass.
Georgia Southern obviously didn't watch it.
In a game that would have made Darrell Royal and Woody Hayes proud, Georgia Southern of the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Joe Southwick pleads guilty (with an explanation) to the crime of not being Kellen Moore.
The explanation: No one was Moore, who went a remarkable 50-3 in his four seasons as Boise State's quarterback. The three losses were by a total of five points....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Georgia is slotted at No. 5 because that's how many yards the Bulldogs fell short last year of playing (and we presume beating) Notre Dame for the national title.
That's less than three fathoms, if you can fathom that.
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
1. Clemson is No. 3 in the AP poll and had a week off to prepare for a key ACC game Thursday at North Carolina State. Is this the game the Tigers "pull a Clemson" on national TV, or has the program matured into taking-care-of-business mode?
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:41 PM
ESPN's "Octomom" family of networks hopes you enjoy this year's cavalcade of commercials and center snaps as it furiously tries to secure the two games it doesn't broadcast.
Conspicuously missing from the lineup is Ohio State (12-0) vs. Louisiana Tech...