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Podcast: College Football Week 4 Preview (Listen Now!)

posted on September 20, 2017
In the latest Cover 2 podcast, Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 4 in the college football season. This week, several highly ranked teams hit the road in league play for the first time. Can Alabama avoid the upset against Vanderbilt in Nashville? Will Penn State escape Iowa City without a loss? Will Oklahoma take care of business in Waco against a reeling Baylor team?   Other topics discussed:   - Fresh off its big win over LSU, Mississippi State travels to Georgia for a huge...
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Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas A&M Aggies Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
For the fourth consecutive season, Arkansas and Texas A&M are set to meet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for an important showdown in the SEC West. While neither program is likely to contend for the SEC West title in 2017, this game will play a huge role in shaping the outlook for both coaches.   Texas A&M enters this game with a 2-1 record, but the start of the 2017 season has featured its share of ups and downs. The Aggies blew a 44-10 lead against UCLA and lost 45-44 in the opener....
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Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
The Pittsburgh Panthers are really glad that they will not have to face Mason Rudolph ever again. In two games against the Panthers, the Oklahoma State quarterback has thrown for 1,037 yards and seven touchdowns. In reality, it could have been worse seeing that Rudolph was pulled halfway through the third quarter of Saturday’s 59-21 rout.   This week’s game at Georgia Tech presents a different challenge. The 1-2 Panthers will have to deal with Paul Johnson’s option attack....
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UCF Knights vs. Maryland Terrapins Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
UCF and Maryland will look to stay undefeated when the teams square off in College Park on Saturday afternoon. Both teams were idle a week ago as the Terrapins had the week off after upsetting Texas and then drubbing FCS opponent Towson.   UCF had to cancel its contest with Georgia Tech after postponing an American Athletic Conference (AAC) showdown with Memphis the week prior because of Hurricane Irma. The Knights opened the season with a 61-17 rout of fellow Sunshine State program FIU.   Both...
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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 4

posted on September 20, 2017
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season features a few non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fourth weekend of action. The Week 4 slate begins on Thursday night, as USF hosts Temple in a key game in the American Athletic Conference. Two games are slated for Friday, as Virginia takes on Boise State, and Utah travels to Arizona in a Pac-12 showdown. A full day of action is on tap...
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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Boise State Broncos Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
The Virginia Cavaliers and Boise State Broncos will have the college football world all to themselves on Friday, as their matchup serves as the first of only two FBS matchups that night to help kick off another full slate of action on Saturday.   Both teams come into the contest with records of 2-1, and neither team struggles to score points. The two programs have combined for nearly 60 points per game so far during the 2017 season, and their battle on the blue turf under the Friday night...
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Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
The top rushing defense in the Pac-12 aims to slow the conference's most prolific run game in a Friday night league opener pitting Utah against Arizona.   The Utes are off to a 3-0 start and kick off Pac-12 play with the nation's second-most stingy run defense. Non-conference opponents North Dakota, BYU and San Jose State combined to gain 148 yards on the ground against Utah's physically dominant front seven.   In contrast, Arizona has two individual players who have eclipsed...
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UNLV Rebels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
Coming off a 38-7 victory over Army, the Ohio State Buckeyes are still in the process of developing consistency on all sides of the ball. While true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has been a bright spot for the team offensively, the passing game is still a work in progress. Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett established himself as the all-time leader in touchdowns in the history of the prestigious Big Ten, yet is still facing scrutiny about whether the team would be better with redshirt freshman...
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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
West Virginia and Kansas get ready for Big 12 play trending in different directions. After a tough loss to Virginia Tech to open the season, the Mountaineers have ripped off a pair of big wins against overmatched East Carolina and FCS opponent Delaware State. Meantime, the Jayhawks began the season with relative optimism, beating FCS member Southeast Missouri State, before falling to a pair of MAC teams in Central Michigan and Ohio.   The Jayhawks are still in full-blown rebuild mode...
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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Houston Cougars Preview and Prediction

posted on September 20, 2017
Texas Tech and Houston both enter this Lone Star State tussle after starting the season 2-0. The Red Raiders had an early bye in Week 2 while Houston had its opener against UTSA cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey. This will be just the third meeting between Texas Tech and Houston since the Southwest Conference closed up shop following the 1995 season. They did face off in 2009-10 when Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury was the Cougars' quarterbacks coach.   But seven years...
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