| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It was difficult penning this weekend wrap-up column without sneaking a glance toward next weekend.
After a tip jar stuffed with payday games like Louisiana State versus New Mexico State, LSU vs. Sam Houston State and LSU vs. Louisiana Monroe, college...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 15 Mississippi:
This is what we mean when we say Southeastern Conference teams...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:54 PM
William and Mary went 1-9 versus Football Bowl Subdivision opponents during the last 10 seasons, but don’t for a moment believe that the Tribe was overwhelmed. Seven of those setbacks were by less than two touchdowns, three by a combined 11 points....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
If you follow college football, you've seen the ugly record: The Big Ten is 1-10 against teams from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame.
Instead of East and West, should the conference change its division names to Doom and Gloom?
But it's not...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Texas (3-4) at No. 11 Kansas State (5-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
It took Kansas State...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:45 PM
PASADENA, Calif. — Running off at the typewriter …
Believe me, I get it that Florida State is not well-liked and the nation's sports fans gleefully celebrated about the Seminoles getting pummeled by Oregon in the Rose Bowl, but the piling...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The talk this summer was that Pac-12 Conference football was as strong as anyone with a memory could remember it.
"Those are statements usually made prior to the season, where everyone kind of has that overall, positive look," Oregon State Coach Mike...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Credit Michigan coach Brady Hoke with one good decision: He's tuning out all the harsh criticism.
"Not to hurt anybody's feelings, but no, I don't (read or listen to media reports). Never have," he said. "For us to get unfocused would be cheating this...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Tennessee (2-1) at No. 12 Georgia (2-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Missouri's shocking home...
| Mar 18, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four.
Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...