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Sep 27, 2012

SEC Week Five Preview

Arkansas (1-3, 0-1 SEC) and Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1 SEC) renew an old SWC rivalry on Saturday in College Station. The Razorbacks lead the overall series, 41-24-3, and have prevailed in three-straight. The Aggies are looking for their first conference win this season. Georgia (3-0, 2-0 SEC) welcomes Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC) to Athens for the 42nd edition of the game. The Bulldogs are coming off a 48-3 victory over Vanderbilt. Vols’ quarterback Tyler Bray is tied for tops in […]

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Sep 27, 2012

Big Ten Week Five Preview

Michigan State (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) welcomes rival Ohio State (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten) to East Lansing in a battle of top 20 teams. The Buckeyes have won seven of the last eight between the two programs, but LeVeon Bell and the Spartans are coming off a 10-7 victory last season in The Horseshoe. Michigan State is 2-3 all-time when ESPN College GameDay is in town. Wisconsin (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) tries to continue the nation’s longest active conference win […]

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Sep 18, 2012

Big Ten Week Four Preview

Michigan (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) travels to Notre Dame in what will be just the second night game the Irish have hosted in 22 years. If the Golden Domers win, it will be the first time they have beaten Michigan and Michigan State in the same season since 2004. The Wolverines, however, have won five of the last six against the Irish. Penn State (1-2, 0-0 Big Ten) faces off with in-state opponent Temple a week after securing head coach […]

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Sep 18, 2012

SEC Week Four Preview

LSU (3-0, 0-0 SEC) faces rival Auburn (1-2, 0-1 SEC) in the annual Tiger Bowl. Last year’s 45-10 blowout win for LSU was the largest margin of victory in the series since it began in 1901. Auburn boasts a talented stable of running backs but will be challenged by an LSU defense that has held opponents to a mere 47 yards rushing per game. Florida (3-0, 2-0 SEC) welcomes Kentucky (1-2, 0-2 SEC) to the Swamp looking to extend a […]

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Sep 13, 2012

SEC Week Three Preview

Florida (2-0, 1-0 SEC) travels to Knoxville to take on the surging Tennessee Volunteers (2-0, 0-0 SEC). This week marks consecutive weeks that the Gators will be featured on College GameDay (both on the road). The Vols are 0-3 all time when College GameDay is in town. Arkansas (1-1, 0-0 SEC) welcomes defending national champion Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) to open conference play for both programs. The Crimson Tide are looking to continue their spotless streak of September wins since […]

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Sep 13, 2012

Big Ten Week Three Preview

Michigan State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) and Notre Dame (2-0) meet in a battle of top 20 programs. The Irish hold an 18-15-1 advantage in East Lansing. Michigan State is second all-time in victories over Notre Dame (28, behind USC’s 35). Ohio State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) survived a scare against UCF last week, prevailing, 31-16, and host California on Saturday. Quarterback sensation Braxton Miller averages 332.0 total yards per game… the exact same number of yards that the Buckeye […]

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Sep 12, 2012

Checking In On Tennessee With Rocky Top Talk

In the frantic race to schedule 26 team-specific previews before the season began, we crossed a few wires and had to push a couple back. We’re making good this week with Rocky Top Talk and discussing Tennessee’s season in media res. The Vols opened 2012 with an impressive 35-21 win over NC State in Atlanta, and followed it up by comfortably cruising past FCS opponent Georgia State in Week Two. This weekend is the third Saturday in September which means […]

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Sep 07, 2012

Big Ten Week Two Preview

Three Big Ten teams head out west for non-conference showdowns in Week Two. Illinois (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) visits Arizona State (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12), Nebraska (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) heads to UCLA (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) and Wisconsin (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) heads to Oregon State (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12). The Illini will miss starting quarterback while the Cornhuskers will be without running back Rex Burkhead. Wisconsin, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from an ugly win at home last weekend against […]

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Sep 07, 2012

SEC Week Two Preview

Auburn (0-1, 0-0 SEC) looks to get their first win of the season against Mississippi State (1-0, 0-0 SEC), who wants their first non-Egg Bowl SEC win under Dan Mullen. The past few meetings between these two teams have come down to the wire, with Auburn managing to coming out on top. The Florida Gators (1-0, 0-0 SEC) will be heading off to Texas to welcome Texas A&M (0-0,0-0 SEC) in the Aggies’ first game in the new conference. Texas […]

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Sep 06, 2012

Welcoming The New Kids

As the 2012 college football season gets underway, Capital One Bowl scouts begin to travel the country analyzing the Southeastern and Big Ten Conferences’ best teams, fans, stadiums and cities. Last year, the Big Ten welcomed Nebraska to the conference, putting Lincoln on the list of destination cities for our dedicated team selection committee. This year, the SEC adds newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M to the fold. Today, we dissect both the Tigers and Aggies, as well as the cities […]

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