(US Presswire)It's hard to believe the season is already half over. It seems like only yesterday Alabama and Michigan were squaring off in a epic duel that proved only half epic.
In the past six weeks, there have been many teams that have excited and even more that have disappointed. There have been crazy upsets, ridiculous scoring duels and a team from the Sun Belt Conference that tried to level the playing field a little bit.
There are several teams that made storylines through the first half of the season, but here are 10 we thought were the most influential through six weeks:
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Thu, Oct 18, 2012 11:42 AM EDT
(US Presswire)It's hard to believe the season is already half over. It seems like only yesterday Alabama and Michigan were squaring off in a epic duel that proved only half epic.Read More »from Midseason Madness: 10 teams that made the first half of the season interesting
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Thu, Oct 18, 2012 9:47 AM EDT
Paul Ryan might be a hiker and marathon-runner extraordinaire, but no one would confuse him for a college football aficionado.
Still, he keeps finding himself in positions where he tries to display that (lack of) football knowledge and it ends up being an embarrassing moment.Read More »from Paul Ryan mistakes Brandon Weeden for Colt McCoy and we all have a good laugh about it
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Oct 17, 2012 4:16 PM EDT
This week is very special for the Heisman race — it's the first time two legitimate Heisman contenders will face each other.
West Virginia's Geno Smith will square off against Kansas State's Collin Klein in a battle of two of the nation's most exciting quarterbacks. Klein will look to keep the Wildcats on top of the Big 12 and contending for a BCS bowl while Smith will be trying to rebound from last week's thrashing at the hands of Texas Tech.
This game could have major implications on the results of the Heisman race. Smith has been the frontrunner all season, but can't afford another rough game. Klein has been pretty steady and could supplant Smith with a stellar performance.
As for the rest of our Heisman candidates — they're highlighted in pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness Month — all of them have the ability to make up ground against their various opponents this weekend.
We thought this Heisman race was over, but it's about to get pretty interesting. Smith holds his bronze-statue-hoisting fate in his own hands.
Check out Dr. Saturday's Heisman Watch heading into Week 7:Read More »from Heisman Watch: Geno Smith and Collin Klein square off
Northwestern is 6-1 for the first time since 2008 and players attribute the strong start to one thing — nap time.Read More »from Shhhhh, Northwestern players are sleeping
A little humor for everyone's Wednesday.
Today's Video of the Day comes for the comedy masterminds Key & Peele from Comedy Central. They spoof a college all-star game. Well, not the game so much as the intros. Funny stuff.
If you have or have seen a college football video that should be highlighted in the VOD, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read More »from VOD: A spoof on a collegiate All-Star game
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:28 PM EDT
(US Presswire)Last week, an unnamed pizza delivery guy claimed that Amy Fickell, wife of Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell, got him fired for making comments about the Buckeyes' defense.
"I said, we really should improve on our tackling because it's really bad right now and she had laughed," the delivery guy told Fox28.
Fickell and his family have refuted claims-- through an athletic department spokesman -- that they got the pizza guy canned, and Monday, Fickell offered his first public thoughts on the situation.
"Nothing needs to be said. Remember this, our whole philosophy is don't whine, don't complain, don't make excuses," Fickell said. "I think I said it a million times last year. My 5-year-olds know that, my wife knows that, we're all in the same boat, we would never whine and we would never complain.
"I actually agree with him."Read More »from Luke Fickell agrees with the fired pizza guy that the Ohio State defense needs work
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Tue, Oct 16, 2012 2:49 PM EDT
Through the first half of the season, there have been two quarterbacks that have inspired that "Wow" factor during nearly every game this season -- West Virginia's Geno Smith, and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, a freshman, who has taken the SEC by storm.
The difference between the two is that Smith is currently the Heisman frontrunner and Manziel is an afterthought for the award. But should that be the case?Read More »from Stat Attack: Why Texas A&M freshman QB Johnny Manziel should be on your Heisman radar
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Tue, Oct 16, 2012 2:18 PM EDT
Oregon and Arizona State will meet Thursday in a matchup of the Pac-12's top teams.
And while the teams themselves have been relatively quiet when it comes to smack talk, the mascots have been throwing YouTube grenades on each other as Arizona State mascot, Sparky, has been trying to undermine Puddles' campaign for President of the United States.
No, seriously.Read More »from VOD: Oregon endorses ‘sporks,’ not Arizona State’s ‘forks’
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Tue, Oct 16, 2012 12:48 PM EDT
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has an affinity for ink — I mean, have you seen his tattoo?
So when a young woman named Charlotte came up to him and asked him to autograph her breasts, and Sharpie appeared and McCarron was more than happy to oblige.Read More »from Why yes ladies, A.J. McCarron would love to sign that body part (PHOTOS)
This Friday, as you're eating your popcorn and watching your favorite high school football team take the field, you might see something curious flying overhead.
A small plane, with an electronic marquee on the bottom of its wings, has been showing up at various games this year trying to get people to notice its message — Oregon State football, Go Beavs.Read More »from Behold, Oregon State’s recruiting plane (VIDEO)