September 12, 2013 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Thursday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: Morning No. 5 Stanford (1-0) at Army (1-1) 9 a.m., CBS Sports Network Army loves to run the ball and Stanford's defense lives to stop the run, so that probably means Army will be lucky to cross mid-field. Don't be fooled by a final score that might look close.
September 20, 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. MORNING Maryland (2-1) at No. 8 West Virginia (2-0) 9 a.m., FX Meet quarterback Geno Smith, the quarterback who replaces Matt Barkley this week as the nation's leading Heisman Trophy candidate. Smith has more touchdowns, 10, than incomplete passes. Hey, didn't Baylor's Robert Griffin III have a stat like that early last year?
September 7, 2009 |
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1 Nice job, Charlie. Way to go, Rich. You can relax now . . . for 10 seconds. Notre Dame and Michigan, two high-profile programs under intense scrutiny, opened the season with must wins for beleaguered coaches Charlie Weis and Rich Rodriguez. This week, though, the pressure gets cranked back up when Notre Dame visits Michigan in Ann Arbor. Two years ago, Notre Dame lost in the Big House, 38-0. 2 USC and Ohio State meet in Columbus in Act II of a home-and-home series rivalry that will influence the race for the Bowl Championship Series national title.
September 1, 2010
No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 Texas Christian at Arlington, Texas Saturday, 4:45 p.m. PDT, ESPN This is the first of two key weekend games involving possible Bowl Championship Series gate crashers. Two days before Boise State takes on Virginia Tech in Maryland, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs get first shot to prove they belong in the national title conversation. Oregon State, led by tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, also plays at Boise State on Sept. 25. The pick: Texas Christian.
August 21, 2012 |
Good news, college football fans: Pop-Tarts are becoming game-ready. Five schools have come to agreement with Kellogg's to be represented on Pop-Tarts boxes and also will have their logos appear in the frosted topping. Fans of these schools can get ready for ... --Bulldog Berry, a strawberry treat with a big "G" logo on the icing to represent red-clad Georgia. --Razorback Red, another strawberry treat with the mascot Razorback on the icing to represent Arkansas, which also wears red. --Tar Heel Berry, with the "NC" on the icing to represent North Carolina.