The Road Report: College Football America Week 12

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 Last week it was all about the Auburn Tigers and the Miami (FL)…

November 17, 2017
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The Heisman Race: Nov. 12 Update

We are three weeks away from knowing who the Heisman Trophy finalists are. We have two more weeks of regular season games and a final week of conference championship games. So here are my Top 10 Heisman hopefuls as we enter Week 12 of the season. My Top 5 last week (in case you need a review): 1. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; 2. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State; 3. RB…

November 13, 2017
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FWAA-NFF Super 16 reshaped by Georgia, Notre Dame losses

For awhile Saturday night, it looked like the top three consensus teams in the major polls might all lose. FWAA-NFF No. 2 Georgia had already fallen at No. 10 Auburn 40-17, and No. 7 Miami (FL) was well on its way to a 41-8 blowout over No. 3 Notre Dame. The only question at the time was whether or not No. 1 Alabama could come from behind in the fourth…

November 12, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 11

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 Dear Baker Mayfield, Alright, Mr. Mayfield, just settle down, will ya? I see…

November 9, 2017
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2017 Heisman Trophy: Nov. 6 update

We’ve now reached that point where a Heisman Watch each week is a requirement. The final month of the regular season is upon us and there is plenty of jockeying for college football’s highest award. So, through Week 10 here is how I see my Top 5 Heisman hopefuls. Plus, if any contenders have dropped off, I’ll note those at the end. Check out RoadTripSports.com for our updates on the…

November 7, 2017
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FWAA-NFF Top 10 rocked by Ohio State, Penn State losses

Just one week after playing their way back into the playoff picture in an exciting 39-38 win over Penn state, the Ohio State Buckeyes crashed and burned in a 55-24 loss at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes. With Alabama and Georgia hanging on tight to the top two spots, the Buckeyes dropped from No. 3 to No. 11 in the latest FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, and they’ll need a…

November 5, 2017
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Heisman Update: Nov. 1

So here we are moving into November, the final month of the regular season of college football. When I last checked in on the Heisman race in early October it seemed Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the clear favorite to win the trophy. But what about now? That’s what I’ll try to explore in the next several hundred words. From my perspective, there are seven legitimate candidates left….

November 2, 2017
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Lengyel to receive AFCA’s Tuss McLaughry Award

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association Former college football coach and athletic administrator Jack Lengyel has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the AFCA’s highest honor, the Tuss McLaughry Award. Lengyel will receive the award at the American Football Coaches Awards on January 9 during the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I am humbled and honored to be selected for the American Football Coaches Association’s Tuss…

November 2, 2017
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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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FWAA-NFF Super 16 shaken up by Penn State, TCU losses

There was no change at the top of the FWAA-NFF Super 16 as Alabama continues to hold down the top spot despite being on a bye week. But the Crimson Tide lost three first-place votes to Georgia, and the rest of the Top 10 was rocked by Penn State’s loss to Ohio State and TCU’s loss at Iowa State. Both the Nittany Lions and the Horned Frogs were undefeated heading into those…

October 30, 2017
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