September 05

College Football Is Back In Fine Form! Week One In The Books!

Look what’s back?Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the first full Saturday of college football. It arrived in style with upsets, amazing debuts and statements made by national title contenders. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Notre Dame met in the headlining showdown of the opening week with the Buckeyes holding on for a 21-10 win. Reigning national champion No. 3 Georgia also took the field, making an emphatic statement with a 49-3 win over No. 11 Oregon. Many of the notable teams from around the country were also in action on Saturday. 

No. 1 Alabama sprung the 55-0 shutout on Utah State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Bryce Young topped the 100-yard mark through the air and on the ground, and accounted for six total touchdowns (five rushing, one passing) in a Heisman-like performance. The defense was dominant as well, holding the Aggies to 136 yards on the evening 

No. 14 USC was surgical in Lincoln Riley’s first game as a head coach — a 66-14 home win over Rice. Heisman Trophy candidate Caleb Williams threw for 249 yards, scored two touchdowns through the air and had six carries and 68 yards on the ground in his first game since transferring from Oklahoma with Riley. Granted, it was Rice, but it has been a long time since we have seen a Trojans team take care of business like the powerhouse that it used to be. The Sunday night match up was FSU Vs LSU, with FSU winning 24-23 after a blocked extra point by FSU which secured the win with no time left on the clock.
Now onto week 2 !

Top 25 action? Here’s a recap of what went down on Saturday featuring the ranked teams from around the nation. 

College football scores: Week 1

No. 1 Alabama 55, Utah State 0
No. 2 Ohio State 21, No. 5 Notre Dame 10
No. 6 Texas A&M 31, Sam Houston 0 
No. 8 Michigan 51, Colorado State 7
No. 13 NC State 21, East Carolina 20
Arizona 38, San Diego State 20
No. 3 Georgia 39, No. 11 Oregon 3  (Atlanta)
No. 9 Oklahoma 45, UTEP 13
No. 19 Arkansas 31, No. 23 Cincinnati 24  
No. 14 USC 66, Rice 14
Florida 29, No. 7 Utah 26