Air Force vs. Navy Preview: AF Falcons Option Wrinkles

The Air Force Academy meets the Naval Academy on the football field, each bringing an inventive rushing attack based on the option. Mark Schofield has a four-part preview of the running game matchup, continuing with the AF Falcons option wrinkles. Familiarity breeds contempt in college football rivalries, but not when it comes to the service academies. These schools…

Air Force at Navy Preview: The Midshipmen Rushing Attack

The Air Force Academy meets the Naval Academy on the football field, each bringing an option-based rushing attack. Mark Schofield’s four-part preview of these running games continues with a look at the Midshipmen rushing attack. There are few college football rivalries like those among the service academies. These schools fight on the football field knowing…

Air Force vs. Navy Preview: When Navy Takes To The Air

The Air Force Academy meets the Naval Academy on Saturday, each bringing an intriguing running game based on the option. Mark Schofield has a four-part preview of the matchup, continuing with when Navy takes to the air. The service academies feature the most unique college football rivalries: these schools clash on the football field knowing they’ll be teammates off…

CFB Drive: Michigan State Went Back To Basics

On Saturday the Michigan State Spartans were struggling on offense through three-plus quarters, clinging to a seven point lead. After forcing a punt, Michigan State went back to basics. Mark Schofield looks at the scoring drive that extended their lead over the Central Michigan Chippewas. Michigan State takes over possession on their own 39-yard line, facing a 1st and…

Maintaining Aggression & Learning From Mistakes: Jared Goff vs Texas

The performance of California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff vs Texas has NFL Draft scouts excited ‒ with good reason. Goff has showed why he was #1 on Mark Schofield‘s preseason rankings. Even though it’s early and much football has yet to be played, Goff is demonstrating he can maintain aggressiveness while learning from his mistakes.…

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ITP Glossary: Block Shedding

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to 0 technique, commentators and writers rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon€™s glossary takes you inside part of the game you may be missing. Block Shedding Block shedding describes the defensive player’€™s ability to escape an offensive player’€™s block…

Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III Dooms Kentucky

Scouts look for many things in a potential NFL prospect, but aboveall they are looking for playmakers like Florida‘s Vernon Hargreaves III. Shawn Spencer looks at the cornerback’s performance against Kentucky. The Florida Gators had defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 28 consecutive times prior to last weekend’s matchup in Lexington and extended the streak to 29 games with…

Friday Walkthrough: Pac-12 and CAA Clashes

Week 4 of the college football calendar is upon us, and to help you organize your Saturday, Mark Schofield and Shawn Spencer tell you what they’ll be looking for in the Pac-12 and CAA clashes this weekend. CFB Week 3 Film Reviews Chad Kelly Responds: Ole Miss knocked off Alabama in an SEC West clash last…

CFB Preview: Stony Brook at William & Mary

Most college football fans are focused on the power conferences, the Heisman race, and the chase for national playoff spots. But there’s much more to the CFB landscape, like this weekend’s CAA clash of Stony Brook at William & Mary. Mark Schofield looks at one of the most compelling matchups of the weekend. The Colonial Athletic…

CFB Film Review: Georgia’s Near-Perfect Performance

CFB Week 3 was filled with upsets and big plays. Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs steamrolled the South Carolina Gamecocks, and Mark Schofield breaks down the film on Georgia’s near-perfect performance on their first drive of the second half. The Georgia Bulldogs rolled over SEC rival South Carolina on Saturday 52-20, featuring a virtuoso performance from quarterback Greyson…