Iowa defensive back Riley Moss already has a pair of pick-sixes this season for a Hawkeyes team that has scored three touchdowns on defense but only four on offense. Brian Fremeau looks back at the history of similar teams and finds that Iowa's offense will need to step up if they are going to win the Big Ten.
South Bend, IN
Brian Fremeau's Archive
Zach Charbonnet has the Bruins rolling. Brian Fremeau looks at UCLA and other teams that have looked surprisingly good this season, including Marshall and Rutgers. He also looks at disappointments such as LSU, Louisville, and Northwestern.
The Fighting Illini's upset over Nebraska was fueled by scores on defense and special teams (including one of the wackiest punt returns you'll ever see). Brian Fremeau explains the impact those sorts of plays do (and don't) have in his ratings.
Some things never change, especially in college football. Brian Fremeau's preseason projections have the Crimson Tide in first place, with Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Georgia right behind them.
OK, we know that that the Alabama Crimson Tide was the best team in college football in 2020, but can we really believe that the BYU Cougars were second-best? Brian Fremeau discusses the very weird results of a very weird college football season.
The numbers say we can expect to see a shootout when Trey Sermon and the Ohio State Buckeyes face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game. Does either team have an edge?
Not even a global pandemic can change the hierarchy in college football, where it feels like the same teams make the playoff field year-in and year-out. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for the sport and its fans?
The College Football Playoff committee is faced with an impossible task this year: how do you compare the 11-0 record of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers to the 5-0 record of the Ohio State Buckeyes?
The BYU-Coastal Carolina game has Brian Fremeau wondering -- what is home-field advantage worth in this crazy pandemic season, and how has that changed in recent years?
Brian Fremeau looks at some of the most dominant offensive and defensive units among Group of Five teams this year, and also asks if BYU's resume is better than Cincinnati's.