Category: College Football

Illini offensive line among worst ever

Illini offensive line among worst ever
Tim Beckman isn’t the only reason the Illinois Fighting Illini are completely atrocious this season. Sure, he’s the main reason; as he’s clearly over-matched every week and in over his head. However, the main driving force behind the Illini being awful is the complete ineptitude of the offensive line. More than halfway through the season,... Read more »

Why is Illinois so bad at football?

Why is Illinois so bad at football?
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-3, but those two wins came courtesy of a MAC and FCS team. They’ve been absolutely destroyed by every FBS team they’ve faced this season, even getting routed at home by a non power conference team in Louisiana Tech. Most of the US sports books did not see that coming.... Read more »

Northwestern sets school record for total offense

Northwestern sets school record for total offense
In their 44-29 victory over Indiana Saturday, Northwestern had an extremely balanced attack on offense: accruing 310 yards passing and 394 yards rushing (704 overall on 93 plays). The first and only 700 yard total offense day in school history just says so much about how a very bad Hoosier defense was just so over-matched... Read more »
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Northwestern: Chicago's 5-0 B1G team

Northwestern: Chicago's 5-0 B1G team
Entering this college football Saturday 4-0, Northwestern was just outside the national rankings. If that seemed perplexing, consider the unimpressive record of NU’s four vanquished opponents. After today however, with a 44-29 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers bringing NU to 5-0, the Wildcats should be well within the national rankings, and deservedly so. Not that... Read more »

Northwestern wins 2nd half, battle vs. Vanderbilt

Northwestern wins 2nd half, battle vs. Vanderbilt
Northwestern QB Kain Colter, usually a dual threat, was very inconsistent tonight. He finished 7 of 14 passing for 44 yards, with 66 yards rushing in the Northwestern Wildcats 23-13 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores. But he made a big play when it counted; running for a 29 yard touchdown to ice the game. Vanderbilt... Read more »

NIU Huskies come up just short vs. Iowa at Soldier Field

NIU Huskies come up just short vs. Iowa at Soldier Field
  In Soldier Field Showdown III the PA system didn’t work for almost nearly a half. There wasn’t a lot of material noise, but a message was sent with the college football being played at the home of the Chicago Bears. For the NIU Huskies this was a home game, but the crowd was overwhelmingly... Read more »
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llini win Tim Beckman's debut convincingly

llini win Tim Beckman's debut convincingly
One thing is for sure- this Illinois Fighting Illini team can play some defense. With starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase injured, safety Ashante Williams returned an interception 60 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to help Illinois and new coach Tim Beckman hang on for a 24-7 win Saturday over Western Michigan in the season opener for... Read more »

Notre Dame vs Navy in Dublin: news and notes

Notre Dame vs Navy in Dublin: news and notes
There was a definite green theme to Notre Dame’s overnight flight to Dublin. The Irish players and most of the coaches and football staff wore bright green sweatsuits and hats. Ask for water and it came with a (green) lime and a miniature Ireland flag. The inside of the Delta plane was festooned with green... Read more »

Notre Dame reveals new uniforms for Shamrock Series (photos)

Notre Dame reveals new uniforms for Shamrock Series (photos)
Adidas and the University of Notre Dame today unveiled new TECHFIT football uniforms that the Irish will wear Oct. 6 when they host the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field in Chicago for this year’s Shamrock Series game . This marquee contest is Notre Dame’s second annual Shamrock Series event , an off-campus home game, and... Read more »
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Notre Dame comprehensive 2012 Season Preview

Notre Dame comprehensive 2012 Season Preview
There certainly was no shortage of storylines in South Bend this offseason. Start with the quarterback controversy, and the fact that last year’s starter, Tommy Rees, is trying to get back in good graces after getting busted for underage intoxication and resisting arrest. His sister even has an alcohol offense on her recent rap sheet.... Read more »