Monday, September 2, 2013

Thoughts on week one of College Football 2013

My alma mater is so bad, they couldn't even find someone to play on week one. They open the season next Saturday. God, we're terrible.

For those of you who thought Oregon's offense would sputter without Chip: Against Nicholls State, they broke the UO record for total yards (772) and for the first time in school history, had 3 100 yard rushers (Marcus Mariota [113 yds], De'Anthony Thomas [128] and Byron Marshall [124])

It might be easier to figure out which teams didn't switch to matte-color helmets this season.

Apparently, it's a rule now that Oregon State gets upset in week one by an FCS school they had no business losing to. (Eastern Washington this week, Sacramento State in 2011)

As for everyone's favorite upset darlings, TCU and Boise State... yeah, let's move on.

Auburn hung on against Washington State. Good for Gus Malzahn in his Auburn debut, but bad because they should have lost. And good for WSU to be right there, but bad because, well, they should have won in Death Valley.

Cal' Jared Goff is the first true freshman to ever start at QB in the season opener, and he looks like he'll be pretty good. However, his two biggest mistakes cost them the game (both pick-sixes). Pac-12 QB gunner note: Cal at Oregon, September 28.

Kansas State lost to North Dakota State, and Iowa State lost to Northern Iowa. West Virginia did not look good, yet scored late to beat William and Mary. Not a good Saturday for the Big 12.

Not a good week for the big Iowa schools, period: the Hawkeyes lost to Northern Illinois.

The week Duke looked good at football department: shut out NC Central, 45-0.

Here we go again department: Clemson and Washington looked good in week one. Get back to me in week six.

Johnny Football watch: made a “show me the money” sign and got penalized for taunting. No, this isn't going to get old at all.

Nebraska just doesn't have it department: almost lost to Wyoming.

Overhyped unranked game: Ole Miss and Vandy had a great finish, but I have yet to see somebody note that neither team apparently has a defense that lasts four quarters.

New Mexico watch: lost to Texas-San Antonio, 21-13.

Continuing question of the year: Do Arkansas fans hate Bret Bielema yet? Answer: No, Hogs beat Louisiana Lafayette by 20 in Bielema's first game.

Is Tennessee going to even have a chance against Oregon on the 14th watch: freshman threw 3 TD's, Vols beat Austin Peay 45-0. Final chance for Orange to warm up: vs Western Kentucky.

Former Big East teams still are terrible watch: Connecticut lost to Towson, for pete's sake.