2012 Kaboom! Magazine College Football Preview:
Freshmen’s lost on campus, long line at the financial aid office, terrible commons food, and back to school dances these annoying events can only mean one thing….COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS BACK! With everything that has gone on in college football since the last game in January, it’s about time that we see Lee Corso mascot face entertaining us on Saturday morning. Kaboom! Magazine.com helps you get ready for Saturday morning by previewing the 2012 season in our annual Kaboom! College Football Preview. We will go in-depth into the college season and let you know Who the favorite to win the National Championship?, Who gonna win the Heisman?, What teams and players will make an impact this year?, and What are the must-see games of 2012? Class is now in session and Kaboom! is the teacher ready to give you the study guide to a great 2012 season. Let’s get started shall we…..
Last year Robert Griffin III came from out of nowhere and ruined Andrew Luck quest for the Heisman. This year Matt Barkley the favorite for the award, but could history repeat itself and a new comer steal the show once again.
Matt Barkley, USC: He is coming off his best season, having thrown for 3,528 yards and 39 touchdowns. Barkley should have received an invitation last season, but was likely blacklisted because of USC's NCAA probation. The Trojans are now eligible for bowl games, and Barkley came back for his senior season for only two reasons—to win the Heisman and the 2012 BCS national championship. This is a quarterback who has arguably the most talented receiving corps of any QB in college football. He has a great shot to accomplish both this year.
Denard Robinson, Michigan: Robinson is one of the more exciting players in the country, having thrown for nearly 5,000 yards, rushed for more than 3,000 yards and scored 75 touchdowns in basically two years of work. He has generated Heisman buzz the last two seasons, but has failed to live up to those expectations. Still, he does everything for the Michigan offense, leading this team in passing yards and rushing yards the last two years. This is the last chance for Robinson, and he better come through. The Wolverines have a much more difficult schedule this time around.
Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina: Marcus Lattimore is coming off an injury that sidelined him for most of the 2011 season. Lattimore has been one of the nation's most consistent players since he stepped on the field. In 2010, Lattimore rushed for 1,197 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. In 2011, despite playing in only seven games, he rushed for 818 yards, averaging five yards a carry and scoring 11 total touchdowns. He is a workhorse for South Carolina. There aren't many teams that can hold this guy under 100 rushing yards.
Robert Woods, USC: Last season, Woods finished fifth in the country with 111 receptions, 13th with 1,292 receiving yards and fifth with 15 receiving touchdowns. He is a true No. 1 wide receiver and arguably the top player at his position entering the season.