What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 11 (11/13)

November 11, 2021

Part of growing up is knowing what you don’t know. When you’re a kid, you learn by observing and asking. Originally, your knowledge just comes from your home life. Then you go to school and talk to your friends and maybe pay attention to class. Greater perspective means you know more. As the circle you walk in widens, as you go to high school, then college, then enter the work world, you gain new knowledge, and you get smarter. Right? Not so fast. Because then you encounter a situation where you know too much. The data interweaves and buts up . . .

Sneaky Stats for Week 11 of the 2021 College Football Season

November 9, 2021

Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! In Week 10, we saw Purdue take down yet another top five team, several glorious clunker games, and another week of Texas football failing miserably because that’s their official brand at this point. Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 11 and beyond! Week 10 – Purdue knocked off Michigan State as the 17th top five ranked opponent that the Boilermakers have defeated in program history this past weekend. Unbelievable? To some, maybe. But the fact of the matter is that Michigan State now ranks 130th . . .

Choose Your Own Adventure: Big Ten Head Coach Edition

November 5, 2021

Introduction Congratulations! A totally nondescript former college football powerhouse in the American Midwest — let’s call it, oh I don’t know, Penbraskigan State — has hired you to be its head coach. Throughout your tenure you will face a variety of challenging, arguably impossible decisions. To fend off the bloodthirsty legions of fans and boosters, choose the “correct” course of action and follow the prompt to the corresponding chapter. Make sense? Absolutely, let’s do this. Go to Chapter 1 Huh? Too bad. Go to Chapter 1 Chapter 1: The Offseason It’s late May. You’ve arrived on the hallowed campus of . . .

What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 10 (11/6)

November 4, 2021

I don’t like flying. This week, I’m taking a plane trip, and I’m already a touch nervous. See, I find turbulence unsettling and annoying. The bumpiness is unpleasant and reminds me I’m not in control. Sometimes it feels like the metal tube with wings I’m in is ready to plummet unheeded to Earth. It’s not a great way to spend several hours. Slowly but surely, I’ve gotten better at handling my anxiety, downgraded my prior panic attacks to a low continuous inner nervous hum. That’s because I figured something out. If my fears are really just anticipating an annoyance, well, . . .

Sneaky Stats for Week 10 of the 2021 College Football Season

November 2, 2021

Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! In Week 9, we saw Michigan provide their fans with the annual big game let down and Texas fail to show up for yet another second half. Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 10 and beyond! Week 9 – The Michigan Wolverines have this fun annual tradition where they act like they have a great run defense, but then randomly allow five rushing touchdowns in a single game. In fact, they have done this in five of Jim Harbaugh’s seven years as head coach. However, . . .

The Best College Football Halloween Costumes for Week 9

October 29, 2021

Whether you’re pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in finance or a gold star in Ms. Woodburn’s pre-K class, Halloween is a special occasion for undergraduates everywhere. This holiday might perplex you, but it’s not all that different from your everyday life as a human in 2021. Months of putting on a brave face and pretending to be someone you aren’t has led you to this very moment. Swap the forced smile with a spooky mask and you’re all set. For college football fans, Halloween takes on a new meaning. It’s a night of scares, upsets, and pandemonium. So before you take . . .

What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 9 (10/30)

October 28, 2021

I noticed today that the sun went down sooner. Almost every year, despite the pumpkins on every porch and the blow-up ghosts on every lawn, I forget fall is rounding into winter. That’s mostly because where I live, the weather decides to skip fall for the most part, snap-freezing into winter with alacrity. The climate must think that the colder and darker it makes things, the faster Christmas will come. Yeah, the darkness. Like I said, the sunset comes with urgency these days. I feel like it’s dark about two seconds after I get home from work. It’s a bittersweet . . .

Sneaky Stats for Week 9 of the 2021 College Football Season

October 26, 2021

Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! Week 8 brought us a new record for overtimes in a single game, two more top ten losses, behemoth programs struggling to beat their cupcakes, and more! Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 9 and beyond! Week 8 – Unless you have been living under a rock bigger than Bret Bielema himself, you may have heard that Illinois beat Penn State in a college football record 9 overtimes! And yes, that was pretty crazy. But even crazier was that Illinois completed eight passes for 38 . . .

LSU’s Ed Orgeron Experiment: A Systematic Review

October 22, 2021

Firing of college football coaches linked to being gross, also not being particularly good at coaching Hohulin B., Certified Dummy, Solid Verbal Research Institute Abstract College football coaches (totus clipboardus) are a highly sought-after genus of organisms in the American deep South. Louisiana State University, a thriving colony of swamp people located in the bayous of the Southeastern Conference, regularly hunts the totus clipboardus for its fleshy hides and occasional ability to attract national championships. This meta-analysis examines the performance of Ed Orgeron (geauxtigahs eatjambalayas) as chieftain in Louisiana’s Death Valley region. Introduction In 2007, LSU attained a championship with . . .