In the Crosshairs

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

October 17 USC’s Sam Darnold has had problems with interceptions, but he finds ways to win. When the chips were down and the Trojans were trailing talented Utah, 21-7, at halftime, he led USC on drives of 83, 88 and 93 FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: The U, Dawgs stay hot

Conferences in the Crosshairs: The U, Dawgs stay hot

Ken Cross

October 10 Watching Malik Rosier drive Miami 75 yards in nine plays and then hit Darrell Langham on a 23-yard game-winning touchdown pass with six seconds remaining woke up the memories of the greatness of “The U.” FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

October 03 It’s Mike Leach’s typical Air Raid offense, but credit to defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who has given the Cougars a tough, physical defense. FULL STORY

Richt Setting the Pace with Hurricanes

Richt Setting the Pace with Hurricanes

Ken Cross

October 02 Miami coach Mark Right has been the Hurricanes head coach for only one year and three games, but after his team’s convincing 31-6 win at undefeated Duke, FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

September 26 The Trojans haven’t put together a smooth and consistent game yet, wire-to-wire, but they are 4-0. That could be good news as the season unfolds because this team could hit its groove now during Pac-12 play. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

September 19 The Huskies are relying on that usual sturdy defense which has allowed only 261.7 yards per game. The Buffaloes come back in defending their Pac-12 South title FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

September 13 The idea on this game goes two ways. If there is a team that can move the ball on this Clemson defense, it is Louisville. And if there is a defense that can stop Cardinals quarterback and Heisman incumbent Lamar Jackson, it’s Clemson. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: Eyes on USC, Clemson

Conferences in the Crosshairs: Eyes on USC, Clemson

Ken Cross

September 06 Both squads started out with tune-ups in Week One as Clemson blasted Kent State, 56-3, while Auburn rolled to a 41-7 win over Georgia Southern.  FULL STORY

Conferences in the Cross Hairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Cross Hairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

August 29 Here's a look at some key matchups in the ACC and the Pac-12. FULL STORY

Around the ACC: Cross Picks Week Nine

Around the ACC: Cross Picks Week Nine

Ken Cross

October 27 The Seminoles’ defense has been so uncharacteristically poor this year and that sets up Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Clemson passing game. FULL STORY