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100 days to college football

Postby Domer » May 21st, 2019, 11:32 am

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In just 100 days, Florida and Miami will kick off the 150th season of college football (Aug. 24, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

It will be a season defined by the quarterbacks, especially those with whom we're already on a first-name basis: Tua and Trevor. And though the Alabama and Clemson signal-callers will get the most attention, there's also Oregon's Justin Herbert, Georgia's Jake Fromm and plenty more.

To get you ready for another season of college football, here's everything you might have missed this spring and everything you'll need to know in the fall: early Heisman contenders, top games to watch, a look ahead to top 2020 recruits and much more.

Top nonconference games

1. Notre Dame at Georgia, Sept. 21
Two CFP contenders in a rematch of a 2017 classic won by Georgia. Plus, several Bulldogs players weren't shy about talking trash when the Irish were getting routed by Clemson in the playoff.

2. LSU at Texas, Sept. 7 (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC)
Both teams ended 2018 on high notes with big bowl wins, and a victory here will put one team's hype machine into overdrive -- and lead to panic for the other.

3. Notre Dame at Michigan, Oct. 26
Jim Harbaugh enters the season desperate for some big wins, and this one could help set up a playoff push.

4. Texas A&M at Clemson, Sept. 7
Jimbo in Year 2 vs. Trevor Lawrence in Year 2. The Aggies came closer to beating the Tigers than anyone else in 2018.

5. Auburn vs. Oregon (Arlington, Texas), Aug. 31 (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC)
Will the Pac-12 make a serious push? A Ducks win over the Tigers would go a long way.

6. Miami vs. Florida (Orlando), Aug. 24 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
This intra-state battle will kick off the 150th season of college football, with both teams facing serious questions at quarterback.

7. Florida State vs. Boise State (Jacksonville, Fla.), Aug. 31
Boise State is looking for a New Year's Six bid, while Willie Taggart needs a big year for the Seminoles.

8. Stanford at UCF, Sept. 14
The Knights look to start another winning streak against one of their better Power 5 opponents to date.

9. Houston at Oklahoma, Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC)
Dana Holgorsen, Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma's post-Kyler debut.

10. Nebraska at Colorado, Sept. 7
Can the Cornhuskers ramp it up in Year 2 under Scott Frost? [……]
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Re: 100 days to college football

Postby Dubby » May 23rd, 2019, 8:01 am

98 Days

Kids are out of school here in Metro Atlanta (Traffic lightens up for next several weeks) :thumbs:

The time will start to fly by :D :football:
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Re: 100 days to college football

Postby Dubby » May 29th, 2019, 8:51 am

92 Days

Early (HYPE)Heisman contenders

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson: He won a national championship as a true freshman, throwing for 3,200 yards and 30 touchdowns in the process.

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: In his first full season as Oregon's healthy starter, he threw for 3,100 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma: The former Alabama national champion takes his 7,602 total yards, 94 total touchdowns and 26-2 record to a Lincoln Riley offense that has produced back-to-back No. 1 NFL draft picks and Heisman winners.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: We thought he was going to win it last year, but Tagovailoa will be in pursuit of another national championship appearance after throwing for nearly 4,000 yards with 43 passing touchdowns last year.

Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas: The bulldozing quarterback accounted for almost 3,700 total yards last year and led the Longhorns with 16 rushing touchdowns.

Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia: Many think he'll be one of the first quarterbacks taken in next year's NFL draft because of his ability to make just about every throw asked of an NFL quarterback prospect.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama: Last year's Biletnikoff winner was arguably the nation's most exciting receiver in 2018, with 1,300 yards and 14 TDs. Having Tagovailoa on the roster hurts his candidacy, but he'll be hard to ignore if he betters last year's numbers.

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson: Clemson's offense is so balanced that even having Lawrence in the backfield won't kill Etienne's candidacy. He ran for 1,658 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2018.

Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin: He probably isn't talked about enough, but the reigning Doak Walker Award winner has been one of the nation's best players each of the past two seasons.

D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia: After a dazzling freshman season, Swift overcame nagging injuries and a crowded backfield to pass the 1,000-yard rushing mark last season.
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