| Nov 18, 2012
Saturday is the reason they play the regular season all the way to the end.
Just when you think you know everything, you know nothing.
Kansas State was No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings but now it's not.
Oregon was No. 2 but now it's...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Ohio State is idle Saturday, so the opponent will be about as challenging as its next five. Or so goes the prevailing wisdom.
The 6-0 Buckeyes will next face Iowa and Penn State at home, then Purdue and Illinois on the road, followed by a home date...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:59 PM
What happened to you, Bully?
You used to dress up in your green-and-gold USF gear and look so big and tough and act so smug and self-important.
You used to scoff at UCF and let the whole world know how you were just too high and mighty to play the...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Everyone wondered what a team like Oregon would do if it met Alabama on a field that could also serve as a laboratory beaker.
Would Oregon's up-tempo offense fizzle when mixed with Alabama's bone-crushing defense, or explode like Mentos combined with...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard has been condemned until electricians can repair all the short circuits, while three volunteers working Saturday's press box have already filed for stat-man's compensation.
West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was correctly identified as the quarterback with "unfinished business."
He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
He was a future hall of fame coach who won a Bowl Championship Series title years ago at a school that starts with the letter "T."
After a while, though, the football got stale and the fan base revolted. The arc of the coach's work was impressive but...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:12 AM
All seven of Baylor’s punts this year have come in the fourth quarter, where their regulars have yet to play a down in four games. The Bears are being outscored 21-17 in the fourth quarter of games, but they’ve out produced they’re four...
| Oct 5, 2012
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Alabama played lousy and Auburn got lucky, but nothing changes as another November starts to coalesce around SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.
It's almost like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
When undefeated Auburn was left out of the BCS...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fans from Berkeley, Calif., to Key Biscayne, Fla., must have done a spontaneous spit take when Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer announced his frustration with the lame-duck Bowl Championship Series.
"I think it's a flawed system," Meyer said Monday.