Well, college football has a lot of history. The best thing about it: no matter how silly the game you're watching is, it's almost certainly happened like a dozen times before, most likely involving Washington State or Auburn.
The Game is designed to stir up every test anxiety a Michigan fan can experience.
College football has a waning but deep Thanksgiving history. Its many rivalries demand superlatives.
Let’s apply some semi-science to figure out what makes a great Rivalry Week battle, then try to apply it to every game.
A short history of a long story: Auburn’s crimes against football.
Every few years, we get a game of the century. Let’s codify that a little bit and see which GAMES OF THE CENTURY are truly OF THE CENTURY.
You know that feeling when a Power 5 team has no hope whatsoever of competing against a supposed peer?
Leaving for a better conference sounds enticing. But what if you stay put and win your depleted league? These are the best teams ever at doing that.
After the first football game, "The Birthplace" had little to do with the sport’s evolution. And was that first game even football?
The gap between any two teams in a conference can be huge. Here’s what it looks like when the gap between one team and everybody else is basically that big.
Don’t pay too much attention to weekly fluctuation. Instead, look at how this week fits into a decades-long history.
Inches separated Louisville from the Tigers’ 2016 ACC Atlantic title. Those inches changed the sport, possibly for years to come.
It probably doesn’t, but here are two charts to check just in case.
The joyous phenomenon, defined and explained.
A semi-scientific review finds Red River racks up more ruckus than any other big-time classic.
The four-team era introduced a new early-season pastime: circling like vultures over the likeliest power conference to miss out.
Amateur athletes are making money for their universities. This has baffled the top minds of the 1890s.
Hosting ESPN’s flagship college football show is a big deal. The visitors do not always cooperate.
Here’s one way of finding every season in which the two worst major-level CFB teams played each other.
When it comes to player movement around the sport, coaches and administrators have virtually always found something to argue about.
Go beyond just total deficit and look at other factors as well.
When the Panthers beat a top-20 team, they somehow always do so without themselves looking like a top-20 team.
Every era of football has a look.