Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 10

Half of 78 postseason spots accounted for with 39 teams at six or more wins After a topsy-turvy week that included several upsets, 11 more teams reached six victories to increase the total number of bowl-eligible teams to 39, exactly half of the 78 available spots in bowl games, including the four College Football Playoff teams. Twenty-five more teams are one win away from bowl eligibility heading into this week’s…

October 31, 2017

Marshall thunders past Middle Tennessee 38-10

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY: Marshall Thundering Herd 38, Middle Tennessee 10 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was supposed to a big night in ‘the ‘Boro’ for the hometown Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with an ESPN2 crew and a 5-1 Marshall team coming to town last Friday night. It turned out to be a big disappointment instead as the visiting Thundering Herd left town with a 38-10 romp. It was the Blue Raiders’ annual ‘Blackout’ game,…

October 25, 2017

Biletnikoff Award announces four more additions to Watch List

Courtesy of the Biletnikoff Award TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, released the 2017 Biletnikoff Award Pre-Season Watch List on July 18. Last week, the Foundation announced additions to the watch list. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back), who catches…

October 24, 2017

Middle Tennessee knocks off FIU, 37-17

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 37, FIU Panthers 17 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It’s been a roller coaster season for the banged-up Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, and Saturday they reached another peak with a 37-17 homecoming win over the FIU Panthers. The Raiders will try to avoid the plunge that has followed their first two wins in a campaign that has been plagued by injuries including the loss of…

October 10, 2017

Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 6

Who Will Be Going Bowling This Season? We’re About to Start Finding Out As hard as it might be to believe, seven teams could become bowl eligible with a sixth victory this weekend. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) are all off to 5-0 starts to the season. USF (American Athletic Conference) is…

October 6, 2017

2017 Head-Coaching Hire Analysis: First-Year Head Coaches

So the head-coaching openings for the 2017 season are filled. There were 21 job changes in all, though we should acknowledge that in the past few years there have been changes well outside the traditional window for hiring and firing (Bobby Petrino at Arkansas, Tim Beckman at Illinois and Art Briles at Baylor, just to name a few). So we can’t rule out a job change before the season starts…

January 21, 2017