Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ten Big Ten teams are bowl eligible at end of regular season.

Bowl Eligibility Watch


Michigan vs. Ohio St
image via Bleacher Report. 

It's felt like the College Football Playoff Committee have been plotting to find a way of getting both Ohio State and Michigan in this year's CFP. Meanwhile, the potential winner of the Big Ten, either Penn State or Wisconsin, will represent the conference in the traditional manner in the Rose Bowl.

Mark Helfrich is an ex-Oregon head football coach.

Mark Helfrich - image via College Football Talk
Mark Helfrich. Image via College Football Talk.

Mark Helfrich is an ex-Oregon head coach. The school fired Helfrich Tuesday night following a 4-8 season in 2016.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The ACC has 11 bowl eligible teams.


Bowl Eligibility Watch

Image via. Anderson Independent-Mail. 


Well, the 2016 regular season is over for the ACC. The only conference game left that could impact the College Football Playoff/bowl game landscape is the ACC Championship Game between Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Old Dominion to face Eastern Michigan in 2016 Bahamas Bowl.


Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion, 2015. Image via The Eastern Echo. 


Old Dominion (9-3) will face Eastern Michigan (7-5) have accepted invitations for the 2016 Bahamas Bowl.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Eleven SEC teams bowl eligible via wins, one could slip in via APR rate.


Bowl Eligibility Watch

2016 Iron Bowl. Image via Bleacher Report.


The 2016 regular season is over for the SEC. All there's left is the SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Florida in the Georgia Dome on Saturday, and then the bowls and the College Football Playoff.

Thoughts and prayers for Ohio State.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ohio State University, its students, faculty, employees, and their families, as it recovers from the attack on its campus Monday morning.

CNN reports ten people have been hospitalized following the attack, and that the suspect has reportedly been shot by police.

(via CNN)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

LSU ready to lock up DC Dave Aranda to contract extension.


Dave Aranda. Image via theadvocate.com.


Ed Orgeron and LSU are already at work putting together Orgeron's coaching staff for 2017. The school named Orgeron as its full-time head coach on Saturday.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Army releases hype video for 2016 Army-Navy Game.

Hype Videos

2015 Army-Navy Game. Image via Sports on Earth.


The 2016 Army-Navy Game isn't for another two weeks, but Army already has a hype video promoting the game.

Houston announces Tom Herman's departure, appoints DC Todd Orlando as interim head coach.

Tom Herman. Image via ESPN/AP.

Tom Herman is officially an ex-Houston head football coach. University of Houston president Hunter Yuracheck made the announcement of Houston's departure via  statement on Saturday.

Report: LSU names Ed Orgeron as permanent head football coach.

Ed Orgeron. Image via 247Sports.com.

Ed Orgeron has reportedly been named permanent head coach of LSU. ESPN's David Ching reports the university will remove the interim tag in front of Orgeron's title, which he has held since the firing of Les Miles.

Texas fires Charlie Strong, will reportedly hire Tom Herman as its next head coach.


Charlie Strong is an ex-Texas head football coach. The university fired Strong after three at-best lackluster seasons in Austin.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The American has seven bowl eligible teams.


Bowl Eligiblity Watch


Nothing much has chanced for The American Athletic Conference on the bowl eligibility front. There are still seven bowl eligible American teams. Only one team, SMU, still has a chance to join them, but that chance involved having to beat The American West leader Navy to do so.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!





Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

I'm live tweeting the 2016 #MacysThanksgivingDayParade over on Twitter, so join in on the sarcasm!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Four Sun Belt teams are bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Four Sun Belt Conference teams have the six wins needed to be bowl eligible in the 2016 college football postseason. Only one team, Louisiana Lafayette, has a chance to join its fellow member schools. The bad news for the Ragin' Cajuns is that it will have to face conference-leading Arkansas State if it the team wants to keep its bowl hopes alive.

Here is the Sun Belt bowl eligibility rundown, the top team in the conference will go to the 2016 New Orleans bowl.

Bowl projections are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation.

Bowl Eligible (Six-plus wins)

Arkansas State (6-4 overall, 6-0 conference)
Projected Bowl: 2016 New Orleans Bowl  vs. Louisiana Tech (Dec. 17, New Orleans, La.)

Appalachian State (8-3 overall, 6-1 conference)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Camelia Bowl vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 17, Montgomery, Al.)

Troy (8-2 overall, 5-1 conference)
2016 Dollar General Bowl vs. Toledo (Dec. 23, Mobile, Al.)

Idaho (6-4 overall, 5-1 conference)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Arizona Bowl vs. Air Force (Dec. 30, Tucson, Az.)

Running Out of Days (Four Wins, two wins needed to become bowl eligible)

Louisiana Lafayette (4-6 overall, 3-3 conference)
Week 13: vs. Arkansas State (Nov. 26)
Week 14: va. Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 3)

Essentially, Louisiana Lafayette has to beat the top team in the Sun Belt this Saturday, or else beating in-state rival Louisiana Lafayette won't mean anything.




Arizona State looks to join six Pac-12 teams that are already bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Chris Petersen. Image via The Sacramento Bee. 


Week 12 of the 2016 college football season saw Cal and UCLA eliminated from bowl eligibility contention, losing their respective games to Stanford and USC.

That leaves Arizona State as the only Pac-12 team with a chance join the six conference teams that have cemented their postseason eligibility with six wins.

Here's the rundown of where the bowl eligible Pac-12 may be heading in the postseason, as well as what Arizona State needs to do to join them.

Bowl Projections are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation.

An "*" next to a projected bowl opponent indicates it has not yet qualified for a bowl itself.

Bowl Eligible Teams (Six-plus wins)

Washington (10-1)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Peach Bowl vs. Alabama (College Football Playoff, Dec. 31, Atlanta, Ga.)

Colorado (9-2)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Alamo Bowl vs. Oklahoma State (Dec. 29, San Antonio, Tx.)

USC (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2017 Rose Bowl Game vs. Ohio State (New Year's Six Bowl. Jan. 2, 2017, Pasadena, Ca.)

Colorado is the current Pac-12 South leader. It needs to defeat Utah this coming Saturday to go to the Pac-12 Championship game. If Washington beats the Buffaloes there, it will open the way for USC to leap over it in the CFP poll, and grab the Rose Bowl spot.

That is unless Washington manages to lose to Washington St. on Friday, knocking it out of the College Football Playoff. If it beats the Pac-12 South winner in the conference title game, it will end up in the Rose Bowl.

Washington State (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Holiday Bowl vs. Minnesota (Dec. 27, San Diego, Ca.)

Stanford (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Sun Bowl vs. Pittsburgh (Dec. 30, El Paso, Tx.)

Utah (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Forster Farms Bowl vs, *Indiana (Dec. 28, Santa Clara, Ca.)

It's Now or Never (Five games, needs to win final game of the regular season to become bowl eligible)

Arizona State (5-6)
Week 13: @ Arizona, (Nov. 25)

Arizona is 2-7 in 2016, so if Arizona St. blows it here, expect a lot of blowback for the Sun Devils and head coach Todd Graham.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Four C-USA teams are bowl eligible, three still need sixth win.


Bowl Eligibility Watch



The only thing that changed between Week 12 and Week 13 when it comes to Conference USA bowl eligibility is that there are only three teams that have a chance to join the four already bowl eligible conference teams.

Five Big 12 Teams Bowl Eligible, Texas and Texas Tech still in the hunt.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Oklahoma vs. West Virginia. Image via Stormin' in Norman. 


Five Big 12 teams are bowl eligible coming into Week 13 of the college football season, with two teams playing this weekend for a shot to join them.

Ten SEC teams are bowl eligible, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt still in the hunt.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

South Carolina Gamecocks. Image via The State.


If you had South Carolina becoming eligible for a bowl game before Ole Miss, congratulations: you have truly won the Championship of Life. It was looking for a while like Will Muschamp's first season as head coach of South Carolina might be his last. Late-season conference wins against Tennessee and Missouri helped the Gamecocks to its current 6-5 record.

There are now ten SEC teams that are bowl eligible. Ole Miss and Vanderbilt could join them with victories in the final game of the regular season.

Here's the rundown of where the bowl eligible and still in the bowl hunt are going to Week 13. Bowl projections are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation.

Bowl Eligible Teams (Six-plus wins)

Alabama (11-0)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Peach Bowl vs. Washington (College Football Playoff. Dec. 31, Atlanta, Ga.)

Nick Saban vs. Chris Petersen? Yes, please. Reminder: This game is being played a day before the 20th anniversary of the Petersen-coached Boise State's upset of Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Tennessee (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2017 Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma (New Year's Six bowl. Jan. 2, 2017, New Orleans, La.)

Florida (8-2)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Citrus Bowl vs. North Carolina (Dec. 31, Orlando, Fl.)

Since Alabama is in the College Football Playoff, the SEC

Auburn (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2017 Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska (Jan. 2, 2017, Tampa, Fl.)

Texas A&M (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Texas Bowl vs. TCU (Dec. 28, Houston, Tx.)

Texas losing to Kansas for the first time since Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office has apparently dashed hopes for an all-too brief revival of the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry. TCU vs. the Aggies is a pale substitute.

Arkansas (7-4)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Music City Bowl vs. Iowa (Dec. 30, Nashville, Tn.)

Georgia (7-4)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State (Dec. 30, Memphis, Tn.)

Athens, Ga. is closer to Nashville than Fayetteville, Ak. is. Fayetteville is closer to Memphis than Athens. One would suspect it to be logical if Arkansas and UGA get bids to the opposite bowl that each is projected to be invited to.

LSU (6-4)
Projected Bowl: 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Dec. 31, Jacksonville, Fl.)

LSU's loss to Florida knocked it out of contention for the Sugar Bowl. A Tigers loss to Texas A&M could reshuffle the bowl bids for every SEC team with the exception of Alabama (and maybe Tennessee) altogether.

Kentucky (6-5)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Birmingham Bowl vs. Houston (Dec. 29, Birmingham, Al.)

South Carolina (6-5)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Belk Bowl vs. Miami (Dec. 29, Charlotte, Al.)

It's Now or Never (Five wins, needs to win in Week 13 to be bowl eligible)

Ole Miss (5-6)
Week 13: vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 26)
It comes down to the Egg Bowl for Ole Miss. Win against Mississippi State, and Ole Miss go to a bowl. Lose, and Hugh Freeze goes on the head coach hot seat.

Mississippi State, interestingly, could make it to a bowl if it beats Ole Miss if there aren't enough six-win teams at the end of the season. Mississippi State might sneak through the bowl eligibility bowl as a 5-7 team via its Academic Progress Rate.

Vanderbilt (5-6)
Week 13: vs. Tennessee
Is beating Tennessee possible? Well, Vandy did beat Georgia and Ole Miss. The Vols are also banged up. The Commodores are absolute underdogs, but considering how this college football season has gone, its not out of the question.

Vandy also has a high enough APR to go to a bowl as a 5-7 team, So there's always that.





Monday, November 21, 2016

NC State and Boston College look to join nine ACC teams that are bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Clemson vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 19, 2016. Image via newsonwall.com.


The ACC has nine teams that are bowl eligible going into the last week of the regular college football season. Two more teams, North Carolina State and Boston College,  have a chance for a sixth win this week, though they will have face teams with winning records to do so.

Five MAC teams bowl eligible going into Week 13.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

PJ Fleck and Western Michigan Nov. 19, 2016. Image via macon.com/AP.


The Mid-American Conference's regular season ends this week. Central Michigan earned it's sixth win of the 2016 defeating Ohio this past Saturday. Akron and Miami (Ohio) are still looking for their sixth win, and their backs are against the wall.

Missouri freshman RB Damaera Crockett suspended following arrest on charges of possession of marijuana.


Damarea Crocket. Image via Saturday Down South.

Damarea Crockett will not be playing in the Missouri's final game of the season. The school suspended Crockett after the freshman running back was arrested on charges of marijuana possession.

"The Championship of Life": Butch Jones attempts at being philosophical over not winning SEC East go virally awry.


Butch Jones. Image via Orange & White Report. 


Tennessee head coach Butch Jones tried to be philosophical about Tennessee being edged out by Florida for the SEC East title this season. It didn't go quite as planned.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Seven Big Ten teams are bowl eligible, three need one win.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Michigan QB john O'Korn. Image via mLive.com.


Week 13 is win or bust for the three remaining Big Ten teams needing one more win to make it to bowl this season. Indiana, Maryland, and Northwestern all lost on Saturday, meaning this coming Saturday could be a darker day for those teams than Black Friday will ever be in 2016.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ESPN College GameDay will broadcast from Columbus, Oh. for Michigan-Ohio St. game.

Image via Land of 10.

Least shocking news of the day time, ESPN College GameDay will be in Columbus, Ohio once again for the Michigan-Ohio State game.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Big 12 championship game to be held at AT&T Stadium starting in 2017.



AT&T Stadium. Image via dallascowboys.com.


The Big 12 has announced a that the reinstated Big 12 championship game will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Tx starting in 2017,

Ohio State releases hype video for Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Hype Videos

Michigan State vs. Ohio State 2015. Image via Bleacher Report. 


Michigan State will never replace "The Team Up North" (aka Michigan) as Ohio State's number one rival. It has, however, beaten the Buckeyes in three of their last five meetings, including in 2015. This game isn't becoming "The Game," but its has become a very important game for both schools and has played a part in determining which went on to become Big Ten champions over the past three seasons.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Three Sun Belt teams bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Appalachian State vs. Troy. Image via The Tropolitian. 


Idaho joined Troy and Appalachian State as the only three currently eligible Sun Belt Conference teams this season. The biggest shock is probably that Georgia Southern hasn't joined them yet, but losses to Western Michigan, Georgia Tech, and Ole Miss, combined with three conference losses, have the Eagles on the brink of its first losing season as an FBS school.

Five Mountain West teams are bowl eligible as Week 12 begins.

Bowl Eligibility Watch


Boise St. va. Hawai'i. Image via AP.



Week 12 starts with five Mountain West Conference teams that are bowl eligible, and three still looking to get there. The cards seem to be stacked against two of the three teams looking to punch their tickets to a bowl bid, however.

Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro charged with kicking and damaging scooters.

Eddy Pineiro. Image via rivals.com.

Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro is facing charges of misdemeanor property damage following an incident in which he allegedly damaged two scooters...by kicking them.

Tennessee freshman RB Jeremy Lewis to reportedly transfer.

He's Just Not That Into You

Jeremy Lewis. Image via Go Vols 247.


Jeremy Lewis is an ex-Tennessee Volunteer. Go Vols 247's John Brice is reporting that the freshman running back is planning to transfer to another school.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Six Pac-12 teams bowl eligible, two teams running out of time to do so.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

USC vs. Washington, Nov. 12, 2017. Image via The Los Angeles Times. 


USC knocked Washington out of the ranks of the undefeated, and possibly out of contention for the College Football Playoff. SB*Nation's Jason Kirk calls the Trojans "the best team in the (Pac-12) conference. That may be why Kirk's updated 2016 season bowl projections has them going to the Rose Bowl instead of Washington or Colorado.

Former Oregon AD denies mega-booster Phil Knight wants Mark Helfrich fired.

Uncle Phil's Misguided Children

Mark Helfrich, Nov. 12, 2016. Image via Watertown Daily Times/AP.

From "The voices in your head don't count as reliable sources" department comes this quote from former Oregon athletic director and current booster Pat Kilkenny. In an interview on a Portland sports radio station, the former AD disputed a report that Phil Knight, Nike founder and Oregon mega-booster, wanted to see Ducks head football coach Mark Helfrich fired.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Could the Big Ten send ten teams to bowl games in 2016?

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Michigan vs. Iowa, Nov. 12, 2016. Image via Go Iowa Awesome.


Iowa's joined the ranks of the Big Ten's bowl eligible teams following its upset over Michigan in Week 11. Seven Big Ten teams are eligible, with three teams having a relatively good shot of joining them in the final two weeks of the season.

Michigan adds four-star safety prospect Jaylen Kelly-Powell to its 2017 recruiting class.

2017 Recruiting 

Jaylen Kelly-Powell. Image via mLive.com.


Add commitment no. 19 to Michigan's 2017 recruiting class. Detroit, Michigan high school senior safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell committed to the Wolverines via a Twitter message and a commitment video.

Michigan adds four-star safety prospect Jaylen Kelly-Powell to its 2017 recruiting class.

2017 Recruiting 

Jaylen Kelly-Powell. Image via mLive.com.


Add commitment no. 19 to Michigan's 2017 recruiting class. Detroit, Michigan high school senior safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell committed to the Wolverines via a Twitter message and a commitment video.

Four C-USA teams bowl eligible, four teams still have a shot.

Bowl Eligibility Watch 

North Texas vs. Western Kentucky, Nov. 12, 2016. Image via The Denton Record-Chronicle. 


Four Conference USA teams are bowl eligible, with four more still in the running for a 2016 bowl appearance. Of those last four teams, two of the need to win their both of last two games, or face staying at home in December.

The American has seven bowl eligible teams.

Bowl Eligibility Watch
Navy vs. Tulsa, Nov. 12, 2016. Image via Eye on Annapolis. 



The American Athletic Conference has seven bowl eligible football teams following Week 11 of the 2016 college football season. That's one up from the week before thanks to Central Florida.

Monday, November 14, 2016

ACC has nine bowl eligible teams.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Pitt vs. Clemson. Image via. The State.


Pitt was one of three ACC teams to earn bowl eligibility via each getting its sixth win of the season, in Pitt's case, it was by upsetting the College Football Playoff standing's second-ranked team, Clemson.

Four MAC teams bowl eligible, four still in the hunt.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Western Michigan vs. Kent State. Image via misportsnow.com.


It looks like at least four MAC teams will be going to a bowl game in the postseason. Eastern Michigan joined the three schools that were already bowl eligible by getting its sixth win after defeating Ball State in Week 11.

Eight SEC teams bowl eligible, five teams still in the hunt.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Auburn vs. Georgia Nov. 12. Image via macon.com.


Over half of the SEC is now bowl eligible. Georgia and LSU finally made it to six wins, making them both eligible for a bowl appearance.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Ghost in the Shell" trailer unleashed on the Internet.

Film Trailers

Scarlett Johansson in "Ghost in the School." Image via Collider. 

The first trailer for the much-talked about Ghost in the Shell dropped on Sunday. Scarlet Johansson plays a cyborg agent in the Hollywood film adaption of the Japanese manga/anime series, which has been criticized for casting non-Asian Johansson as a character that was Japanese in the original source material.

North Dakota State reminds America that the Bison beat Iowa this season, and Michigan didn't.

North Dakota St. vs. Iowa. Image via Newsday. 


Do you think FCS powerhouse North Dakota State would have something to say about the fact that it did what Michigan couldn't do and defeat Iowa this season?

Trent Miles is an ex-Georgia State head football coach.


Trent Miles. Image via ESPN/USA Today.


Trent Miles is an ex-head football coach. Georgia State fired Miles on Sunday following a 2-8 record through 10 games of its 2016 college football season.

Four Big 12 teams bowl eligible, three one game away.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Oklahoma State. Image via The Tulsa World. 


The Big 12 was the only conference that survived the mega-chaos that shook up the rest of the FBS division. Not that it really helps the conference's College Football Playoff chances, but it does shake up who projected conference winner Oklahoma plays in the 2017 Sugar Bowl.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week 11 of the 2016 college football season, represented.


Previously unbeaten Clemson, Michigan, and Washington all lost on Saturday. Proven once again that November indeed does spawn Monsters.




Washington adds 4-star cornerback prospect to its 2017 recruiting class.

2017 Recruiting

Elijah Molden. Image via Bleacher Report. 

Washington added its fourteenth commitment to its 2017 recruiting class on Saturday. West Linn, Oregon high school senior defensive back prospect Elijan Molden announced his commitment to the Huskies via Twitter.

Michigan redecorates Iowa's infamous pink visitor's locker room.

Pink locker room of University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium. Image via Quad City Times. 

Michigan is playing Iowa on the road on Saturday night. That means it has to use Kinnick Stadium's infamous pink visitor's locker room.

ESPN delivers most Freudian Tweet of the Day.

Here's your Freudian Tweet of the Day, courtesy of ESPN, describing Lee Corso successfully catching a dead fish on television.



Confused? We'll it explain it later when you're a little older.

(via @ESPN)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Fallout: Jeff Tedford, Jalen Hurts, Georgia State, and more.


Welcome to the Fallout


Jalen Hurts. Image via al.com.


Thursday evening links from around the world of college football to help you make it through the night.

A Sort of Homecoming.

Fresno State hires Jeff Tedford as its new head football coach. Tedford was head coach of Cal from 2002-2012. (ESPN)

Fitzgerald and the Tantrums.

BJ Bennett profiles Mississippi State starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald. (Southern Pigskin)

Hurts So Good.

Matt Zenitz explains why he believe this coming Saturday's meeting between Mississippi St. and Alabama could be a "breakout" game for Crimson Tide starting quarterback Jalen Hurts. (al.com)

A Home of Our Own. 

Georgia State's Board of Regents approve plans to purchase and renovate Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves, for $52.8 million dollars. Plans call to convert the stadium, into a football stadium for the Panthers. (Yahoo! Sports)

Friday on My Mind. 

Marty Johnson explains his displeasure with the Big Ten's recent decision to schedule Friday night games on a regular basis starting in the 2017 season. (Inside NU)

Bluiett the Blue Sky. 

Wescott Eberts profiles Texas tight end Caleb Bluiett. (Burnt Orange Nation)

Some day. Some day. Some day. Dominion. 

Bobby Albrant previews Saturday's meeting between Southern Mississippi and Old Dominion. (Underdog Dynasty)




Only two Sun Belt Conference teams are bowl eligible.

Bowl Elligility Watch





Only two teams in the Sun Belt Conference are currently bowl eligible. Appalachian and Troy are the only Sun Belt teams that have earned the six wins needed to advance to a postseason bowl at the end of the year. There is one team that is one game away from six wins, and three that are two games away.

Bowl projections used for bowl eligible teams are from SB*Nation's Jason Kirk.

Bowl Eligible (Six or more wins)


Appalachian State (7-2)
Projected Bowl: Camela Bowl (Montgomery, Al.) vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 17)

Troy (7-1)
Projected Bowl: New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, La.) vs. Louisiana Tech (Dec. 17)

On the Brink (Five wins, one more needed for eligibility.)

Idaho (5-4)
Week 11: @ Texas State (Nov. 12)



Texas State is 2-6 this season, so Idaho could sew up its bowl eligibility this Saturday. If not, it will have to wait until Nov. 26, when the Vandals host currently 4-5 South Alabama for a chance to get its sixth win. (The Vandals have a bye in Week 12.) It's final shot for bowl eligibility will be against currently 2-7 Georgia Southern on Dec. 3.

Running Out of Days (Four wins, two more needed for eligibility.)


Arkansas State (4-4) 
Week: 11 vs. New Mexico State (Nov. 12)

New Mexico State is currently 2-6, so it seems like the Red Wolves can pick up a win here. That would be beneficial as the team faces Troy on in the first of three road games on Nov. 17. The Red Wolves travel to Louisiana Lafayette on Nov. 26, and South Texas on Dec. 3.

Georgia Southern (4-5)
Week 11: vs. Louisiana Lafayette (Nov. 10)

2016 has been a disappointing season for Georgia Southern. After a 9-4 season that saw the Eagles win its first bowl game as a FBS school, the team finds itself needing to win two of its last three games of the season to go to a bowl this season. A win Thursday night against Louisiana Lafayette would definitely receive some of the pressure the Eagles face.

The Eagles will face in-state rival Georgia State in Atlanta on Nov. 19. The Panthers are currently 2-7, so odds are good it can chalk out a win there. That would be a good thing, as the Eagles close out the season by hosting Troy at home on Dec.3.

South Alabama (4-5)
Week 11: Bye, Week 12: vs. Presbyterian (Nov 19)

South Alabama will have to wait until Nov. 19 for a chance at a fifth win. Then it has to travel to Idaho to face the Vandals, and finishes off the season against New Mexico on Dec. 3.







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Teaser trailer for Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."

Film Trailers

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Image via Harpers Bazzar. 


The teaser trailer for director Luc Besson's upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets dropped on Thursday. The film is based on the French graphic novel series Valerian and Laureline, created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Méziéres.

Five Mountain West schools bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch


San Jose St. vs. Boise St. Nov. 4, 2016. Image via idahostatesman.com.


The Mountain West has five teams that are bowl eligible, one more is a game back from clinching a bowl, and one team need two wins to move into the postseason. The conference still has an outside shot of sending a team to a New Year's Six bowl as the Group of Five representative, but it look as of now more likely to see Western Michigan performing the duties.

Bowl projections come from SB*Nation's Jason Kirk.


Four Conference-USA teams are bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Louisiana Tech @ North Texas Nov. 5. Image via Denton Record-Chronicle.

Conference USA only has four teams that are currently bowl eligible. It does have two teams with five wins, and two teams with 4-5 records.

Here's the complete rundown of which C-USA teams are bowl eligible or one or two games away.. Bowl projections are from SB*Nation's Jason Kirk.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State football team take on the "Mannequin Challenge."

Hype Videos

Oklahoma St. vs. Kansas St., Nov. 5, 2016. Image via Bleacher Report. 

Today's entry from the "annoying internet memes" department comes the Oklahoma State football team taking on the "Mannequin Challenge." Oklahoma St. head coach Mike Gundy takes part in this as well, which doubtless will lower the price for his services either by any school wishing to lure him away from Stillwater, or for his next contract extension.

Six American Athletic Conference teams are bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Navy vs. Notre Dame Nov. 5, 2016. Image via The Chicago Tribune.

Navy's win over Notre Dame on Saturday gave it the sixth win it needed to qualify for bowl eligibility this season. Memphis also got its sixth win, joining Navy in the ranks of American Athletic Conference teams that became bowl eligible before Week 10.