Scott Frost was hoping the day would come.
Jimbo Fisher is right. Texas A&M is not a bad football team, but it’s not a good one either, i.e. of championship caliber.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – If football were judged by stats alone, Nebraska turned in a dominating performance Saturday night against Illinois save for two critical categories: Turnovers and penalties.
Fortified with playmakers during the off-season and possessing a deeper understanding of second-year coordinator Mike Pettine's scheme, the Packers defense has contributed enough takeaways and quarterback sacks and hurries to overcome a sputtering offense, preserving a perfect record for an imperfect team.
As Tramon Williams surveyed the aftermath of the Packers' 27-16 victory over the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field — a triumph that ran Green Bay's record to a perfect 3-0 to start the Matt LaFleur era — the veteran cornerback couldn’t help but wonder if something special might be brewing in Green Bay.
There is a lot the Bears need to get done in the nation's capital Monday night -- some critical, some getting more important every day and some nice to have but not worth worrying about yet.
Suffice to say, the Bears didn't double dip in Round 2 of last year's draft, sending New England their 2019 second-rounder, to move up and pluck Anthony Miller 51st overall and use him as a decoy early in his second season.
“I've been at this for a long time, and to go home with my body feeling this good is a credit to the offensive line — for sure," said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was not sacked and absorbed only one hit in Green Bay's 27-16 win over Denver. "I'm feeling really good. I'm probably going to have a little Scotch and look at some Philly tape.”
Aaron Rodgers finished the Packers' 27-16 win over the Broncos with a 96.2 passer rating, but he didn’t get the ball to No. 1 wide receiver Davante Adams enough, didn’t get the ball to tight end Jimmy Graham at all and went through one stretch where he essentially had to throw the ball away five times in a six-pass span.
Northern Iowa was flagged twice in Saturday's win with Idaho State for blindside blocks. Head coach Mark Farley called them good teachable moments.
There were some vague reports coming out of last week’s Iowa-Iowa State football game of Cyclone fans abusing the Hawkeyes marching band in some very sinister ways.
Only two of Teddy Bridgewater's 17 completions in his first pinch-hitting duty for Drew Brees Sunday in L.A. went to Saints running backs — a 16-yard dump-off for Latavius Murray and a 15-yarder for Alvin Kamara. There were two more failed connection…
In reality, watching Antonio Brown's Patriots debut in Week 2 didn't exactly stir wholesome feelings inside. Amid NFL investigation for alleged sexual assault, Brown avoided the commissioner's exempt list after forcing his way out of Oakland and imme…
While not as flashy as the Lamar Jackson-to-Marquise Brown connection, there's another brewing rapport in Baltimore that shouldn't be discounted — Jackson to Mark Andrews.
About 6 1/2 minutes remained in Nebraska's game against Illinois when Wan'Dale Robinson looked up to the sky and pounded his chest. He wanted this one bad. Ninety seconds earlier, the true freshman had scored the touchdown that gave Nebraska a 42-38 lead, its first of the game.
Nebraska roared back late in the third quarter, finally able to string drives together offensively without shooting itself in the foot for a 42-38 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
It's official. After much anticipation leading up to Saturday night's game against Illinois, ESPN's "College GameDay" announced it will come to Lincoln next week for Nebraska's showdown with Ohio State.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Nebraska had some injury questions immediately answered Saturday against Illinois.
Down 42-38 Saturday, Illinois had a chance to drive down and win. There was one group that said bring it. The game was in the Blackshirts’ hands.
No, Illinois' gameday atmosphere isn't the best in the world. Maybe that shouldn't be surprising for a program that has had four winning seasons over the last 20 years.
On a night where Dedrick Mills has been on and off the sideline due to injury, he's also been in the endzone. Mills pulled the Huskers within one score of the Illinois with a 14-yard rush that was aided by a firm stiff arm in the closing minutes of the third quarter.
Sure, there's a long, difficult Big Ten schedule ahead, but the Badgers showed Saturday how good they have become in the wake of a disappointing 8-5 season.
The Badgers (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and extended that cushion to 35-0 in the third quarter before closing out the Wolverines 35-14 in their Big Ten Conference opener Saturday at Camp Randall.
Garrett Groshek and Nakia Watson powered Wisconsin’s offense while the Heisman Trophy candidate was sidelined with cramps, showing depth and versatility UW lacked last season.
The ejections of safeties Eric Burrell and Reggie Pearson put a damper on what was otherwise another impressive performance for UW's defense in a 35-14 victory over the Wolverines.
A quick look at the 13th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers' 35-14 win over the 11th-ranked Michigan Wolverines in their Big Ten Conference opener Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
State Journal columnist Tom Oates grades the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers' performance in their 35-14 win over the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines in their Big Ten opener Saturday at Camp Randall.
Kenny Clark is second on the team in tackles (15, including seven solo), tied for the team lead in sacks (1.5), and has forced a fumble and recorded two tackles for loss, five quarterback hits and four QB pressures.
All it took was one play for No. 8 Auburn to surpass the 19 total rushing yards it managed in last season’s meeting with Texas A&M. Anthony Schwartz took a reverse 57 yards for a touchdown on the fourth play of the game.