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2016 College Football Season

Clemson was the king of the 3-and-out

A look at three-and-out rates for college football offenses and defenses in 2016

Coaching overachievers and underachievers

Using statistics to determine college football’s biggest coaching overachievers and underachievers.

The best and worst games of 2016

At the end of each college football season, I write about my 100 favorite games of the year. But let’s see which games the numbers liked.

Yep, Dede Westbrook was great

Advanced college football receiver stats say Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook was as good as advertised, and Tennessee’s Josh Malone was underrated.

Breaking: Curtis Samuel and Joe Mixon were good

A look at advanced running back stats for college running backs, including Curtis Samuel, Joe Mixon, and Damarea Crockett.

2016 college football quarterback stats

Was Deshaun Watson good at enough different things? Was Joshua Dobbs underrated? Is Mitch Trubisky the most well-rounded QB in the draft?

My favorite pieces from 2016

Bill Connelly’s 50 Best* College Football Teams of All Time will be released on March 7.

Dr. Bob says: Lean Alabama in the title game

Dr. Bob Stoll previews the CFP national title game between Alabama and Clemson

Five Factors box scores: Bowl edition

Five Factors statistics for college football’s 2016-17 bowl season.

The betting markets’ top 25

Measuring the top 25 college football teams by market confidence.

S&P+ and F/+ bowl picks

Picks and projections for the 2016-17 college football bowl season.

Week 14 Five Factors box scores

Five Factors stats for each game of Week 14 of the 2016 college football season.

Dr. Bob says: WMU’s in for a fight

A preview of the MAC championship game between Western Michigan and Ohio. Big favorites don’t tend to fare particularly well in Detroit.

Pac-12 championship: Tale of the tape

Advanced stats previewing the Pac-12 championship game between Washington and Colorado (Friday, 9 pm ET, Fox).

Big Ten championship: tale of the tape

Advanced stats previewing the Big Ten title game between Wisconsin and Penn State (Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, Fox).

Week 14 S&P+ and F/+ picks

Picks and projections for college football’s championship weekend.

Week 13 Five Factors box scores

Five Factors stats for each game of Week 13 of the college football season.

Michigan-Ohio State tale of the tape

Advanced stats previewing Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game in Columbus (12:00 pm ET, ABC)

Week 12 Five Factors box scores

Five factors statistics for college football’s Week 12 games.

Week 12 S&P+ and F/+ picks

Picks and projections for Week 12 of the college football season.

2016 college football stat profiles

Advanced statistical profiles for college football's 2016 season.

Week 11 Five Factors box scores

Five factors statistics for college football’s Week 11 games.

Dr. Bob says: USC-Washington will be a dogfight

Previewing the USC-Washington game, which might not be decided until deep into the second half.

Week 11 S&P+ and F/+ picks

Picks and projections for week 11 of the college football season.

A new look at college football tempo

No matter how you measure it, offensive pace of play is certainly increasing.

Week 10 Five Factors college football box scores

Five Factors box scores for college football games from week 10 of the 2016 season.

Dr. Bob says: Stanford will beat Oregon State, but it won’t be easy

Math says Stanford could cover against Oregon State, but the teams’ quarterback situations could make things closer.

Week 10 S&P+ and F/+ picks

Picks and projections for week 10 of the 2016 college football season.

Alabama-LSU tale of the tape

Advanced stats and projections for Saturday's college football game between Alabama and LSU (8:00 pm ET, CBS) in Baton Rouge.

Week 9 Five Factors box scores

Five Factors statistics for each game of Week of the college football season.

Nebraska at Wisconsin: Tale of the tape

Advanced stats previewing Saturday's Nebraska-Wisconsin game in Madison (8:00 pm ET, ESPN).

Week 9 S&P+ and F/+ picks

Picks and projections for Week 9 of the college football season.