Fri., Sept. 21: Our weekly installment of In The Trenches takes a look at a pair of key early-season conference matchups on opposite sides of the country. Clemson and Georgia Tech do battle in Atlanta in the afternoon, following by a telling Pac-12 matchup between Stanford and Oregon in Eugene in prime time. Both games feature notable Outland Trophy candidates and are likely decided by the ground game.
In the Trenches: Outland Trophy Matchups for Week 4 presented by NFID

2017 winner Ed Oliver of Houston returns for his junior season; Legendary lineman Joe Thomas to front award
Mon., July 23: The FWAA and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) announced a new partnership to present the 2018 Outland Trophy as part of a public awareness campaign focused on the importance of influenza prevention during the 2018-19 flu season. Joe Thomas, the 2006 Outland Trophy winner, will serve as the Outland Trophy #FightFlu ambassador. The preseason Watch List will be announced on Tuesday morning.
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FWAA unveils 2018 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List
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