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
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 9

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA SPOTLIGHT Penn State absolutely rolled Michigan last Saturday night 42-13, and if there’s a…

October 26, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 7

Seven Teams Reach Six Victories, Clinch Bowl Eligibility All seven teams that had a chance to reach the six-win mark last weekend came through with flying colors. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) all rolled to wins to become the first teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. There are now 71 more…

October 12, 2017
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SMU pulls away from UConn late for 49-28 win

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: SMU Mustangs 49, UConn Huskies 28 DALLAS – The SMU Mustangs continued their hot start to the season by knocking off the UConn Huskies, 49-28, in their American Athletic Conference opener. SMU (4-1, 1-0) pulled away late with 21 fourth-quarter points for the victory on a gorgeous final day of September. SMU quarterback Ben Hicks threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns, including two scores each to Trey…

October 4, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 5

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. Week 4 had the potential to turn out a lot crazier than it did. Just consider the potential…

September 28, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 4 Review

Postscripts is my weekly wrap of the week that was on the road and in college football. Look for my travel news and notes here each Thursday, along with some of my opinions about what’s happening in the college game we all love. – Matthew Postins Gary Patterson’s TCU Horned Frogs have moved into the Top 10 on the strength of a couple of big road wins this year at…

September 28, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 4

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. Week 3 of the major college season turned out to be a remarkable week with several unexpected surprises –…

September 21, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 2 Review

Postscripts is my weekly wrap of the week that was on the road and in college football. Look for my travel news and notes here each Thursday, along with some of my opinions about what’s happening in the college game we all love. – Matthew Postins Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have really wreaked havoc with the college football schedule. Houston finally got its opener in and beat Arizona on the…

September 14, 2017
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Six Schools lead way for CFA Yearbook’s Mid-Major Starting Lineup

Six schools — Appalachian State, Houston, LA Tech, Memphis, Northern Illinois and Tulsa — landed two players each on the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Mid-Major Starting Lineup, CFA’s version of an All-America team. The Mid-Major Starting Lineup is made up of players from the Group of 5 conferences, plus independents Army, BYU and UMass. Senior offensive lineman Colby Gossett and sophomore defensive back Clifton Duck (Appalachian State), senior wide…

August 2, 2017
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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
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