Author: James West

James West has been writing for Gridiron Heroics since July 2022, covering NCAAF & NFL topics. He graduated from Liberty University with a master's degree in sports management-administration. He runs his own sports website (WildWildWestSportsBlog) where he discusses a variety of sports topics and sports betting picks.

A BIG10 Friday night showdown between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights in New Jersey. Before the season started for both teams, one had elevated expectations and the other not so much. Unfortunately, for the Cornhuskers they were the team that have not met expectations for some time. For the Scarlet Knights, ranked by most college football fans 12th in the BIG10, have won more games this season than last year. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview Let us just give the Cornhuskers a fresh start this past Saturday. With all the drama of when Scott Frost was going to be fired…

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A marquee matchup between two ACC foes this Saturday afternoon between the Tar Heels of North Carolina and the Miami Hurricanes. The game will be played in Coral Gables, home of the Hurricanes, but may not be much of an advantage. Miami is currently on a two-game losing streak since starting the season 2-0 and look to grab their first ACC win of the season. North Carolina on the other hand has started the season 4-1 with a few wins by luck, but still are W’s. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview Before the season started, the question around Chapel Hill…

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Liberty Flames host the Akron Zips this Saturday in Lynchburg, VA where the Flames look to go 2-0 at home and 3-1 for the season. Akron on the other hand will look to perform better on both sides of the ball after getting demolished the L2 games. The matchup between the two programs will be the second time in their history. Akron leads the series 1-0 dating back to 2002, where Akron defeated Liberty 49-21. The Flames have been dominate since entering the FBS, as Akron has 6 seasons above .500 since 2000. Liberty Flames Preview The Flames almost pulled…

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Week three of the college football season wrapped up with some impressive stories. Yes, your usual powerhouses dismantled their opponents and that is not shocking. I will though recognize a few programs that have looked remarkable so far. You must give credit to Kansas, Duke, and Syracuse for starting the season 3-0. Indeed, I will not forget some honorable mentions like Tulane, Rutgers, Washington State or even Oregon State. Why I chose the “basketball schools” is for the fact that the Jayhawks, Blue Devils and Orange fans overshadow football until basketball season begins. Kansas Jayhawks Season Preview https://twitter.com/KU_Football/status/1571546983491579905 Now this…

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The Nevada Wolf Pack and Iowa Hawkeyes meet this Saturday in week 3 at Kinnick Stadium. The Nevada Wolf Pack look to build on their 2-1 record after getting upset by an FCS opponent. The Iowa Hawkeyes look to get a game above a .500 record, but also find some type of offensive production. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview Iowa has to be so happy with themselves being 1-1 instead of 0-2 after only scoring seven points in back-to-back games. The offense has been the story of the Hawkeyes season and it is not for good reasons. What makes the offense hair…

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An under the radar out of conference matchup between Mississippi State and Arizona should be intriguing. Both teams dominated in their first game and now for the first time in either program history meet up. Mississippi State Bulldogs looks to creep up in the SEC West, as the Arizona Wildcats tries to prove to opponents that they are NOT a sure victory. Here is the Mississippi State v. Arizona preview and prediction for this under the sun matchup this Saturday. Arizona Preview By far one of the most impressive wins from week one was Arizona defeating SDSU easily throughout four…

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There is nothing sweeter than a top-25 out of conference matchup between two great teams. The Baylor Bears head to Provo, Utah to face the BYU Cougars Saturday night. BYU will look to add a top-25 win to their resume as an independent program. While the Bears are looking to defeat the Cougars for the second straight season. Here are the Baylor v. BYU preview this season leading up to Saturday! Baylor Preview The Bears demolished Albany 69-10 in their home-opener as they accumulated 573 yards on offense. Baylor Bears offense was led by QB Blake Shapen throwing for 214…

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It is not too many times you hear a fan base say, “We needed our third-string QB to save us”. Well Liberty fans, we can all thank Kaidon Salter for coming to the rescue. The Flames squeaked by the Golden Eagles 29-27 in a 4-OT thriller. In my book, a win is a win, but this past Saturday was an ugly one. The other day, I wrote my prediction of the two teams and how I thought Liberty was head over heels better. I might have bit-off more than I could chew after the struggling victory. Flames v. Golden Eagles…

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Liberty Flames are in action this Saturday and Flames nation could not be any more excited. Since the arrival of HC Hugh Freeze, the Flames are 26-11 with a three straight bowl victories in three years. The past two seasons Liberty has been put on the map with the remarkable play by former QB, Malik Willis. This year is life after Malik Willis, so how will the Flames fare for the 2022-2023 season? Liberty Flames Preview The help from the transfer portal should make a huge difference right away – getting veteran QB Charlie Brewer. Brewer competed and won the…

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Alabama football is days away and again are on the hunt to capture another national championship under HC Nick Saban. It is without a doubt in Tuscaloosa, football seasons are either national championships or bust. The Tide fans do not want to hear about Georgia Bulldogs anymore, time for the Tide to roll again. Alabama Season Preview Year after year, the Crimson Tide never seem to rebuild, but reload. The Aggies are the first team on the seven-game home schedule for the Tide this season. Without a doubt there are no questions about what the Tide will bring to each…

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