| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football:
1. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on Fox Sports 1 with Texas Tech at Texas in a game that will feature tight camera shots of Mack Brown and endless speculation about who might replace him as Texas coach....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:19 PM
We thought Louisville was the team that would go undefeated this season but not have the schedule strength to stay in the title race. Turns out it was Ohio State, which is perpetually stuck in fourth gear until one of the Big Three loses. Our comeback...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Don't be shocked if the 100th Rose Bowl plays out like the 99th Rose Bowl.
So raise a toast and say: Happy Old Year.
Stanford earned a return trip to Pasadena after winning another Pac-12 Conference title with plow-horse offense, dig-in defense and an...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:37 PM
You won't find senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard's greatness in any analytic study of NCAA statistics.
Thirty players have more interceptions than Dennard's four, and he's not listed among the leaders in pass breakups.
Three of his Michigan State...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.
The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's nine-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State, 34-24, to take the Big Ten...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Michigan State has defeated Stanford, 24-20, in the 100th Rose Bowl after the kind of defensive stand -- and offensive play-calling -- that might have been expected.
The game was decided on this play: Stanford has the ball on a fourth-and-one play at...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Leave it to Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron to put everything in perspective.
"Football is just a game," he said after Saturday's last-play loss to Auburn. "It's not life."
Leave it to senior Auburn administrator Jay Jacobs to boil the...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Friday and Saturday's menu of games:
9 a.m.: Iowa...