19 Games in Week 1 of College Football; In Depth Summary & Review of The Games
By : Ronald Augustin
Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10: With lead receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba injuring himself in the first half, Ohio State’s Defense locked down Notre Dame’s offense. C.J. Stroud was able to have a decent 2nd half to lead Ohio State to the win.
Georgia 49, Oregon 3: College football’s reigning champs scored TDs on their first 7 possessions and did not let the Oregon Ducks reach the end zone. Georgia hasn’t lost a step since winning the National Championship a season ago. On offense, Georgia had a total of 439 yards in the air and they wreaked havoc when it came to yards after catch.
Florida 29, Utah 26: A tough, hard-nosed, back and forth game; Gators’ quarterback Anthony Richardson had an acceptable game. Utah had a good amount of well executed scoring drives. Florida intercepted Cam Rising at the goal line when Utah tried to drive down the field to tie the game or even take the lead.
Arkansas 31, Cincinnati 24: A lot of mistakes from Cincinnati; on a critical 4th quarter play, Cincinnati turned the ball over allowing the Hogs to take a lead. Cincinnati performed well with protection for long range passes, but the QB missed a lot of the throws.
USC 66, Rice 14: An amazing first display from the Trojans’ offense and new head coach Lincoln Riley. The offense had a really good day with 538 yards and a couple of touchdowns from Caleb Williams and Jordan Addison.
Oklahoma 45, UTEP 13: A fantastic first win for Oklahoma and first year head coach Brent Venables. Oklahoma held the Miners to 31 yards rushing, 6 sacks, holding UTEP to 13.
Michigan 51, Colorado State 7: The Wolverines piled up 234 yards on offense and four TDs in the win.
North Carolina 63, App State 61: The Tar Heels’ defense was not good. App State scored six TDs in the 4th quarter. Drake Maye seems like the real deal at QB.
Pittsburgh 38, West Virginia 31:J.T. Daniels led West Virginia down the field on the team’s opening drive for a touchdown. Kedon Slovis connected with Israel Abanikanda on a beautiful 24 yard scoring throw and M.J. Devonshire picked off Daniels on a pick six off of a deflected pass.
Penn State 35, Purdue 31: Sean Clifford threw a pick six that gave Purdue the lead late. However, the Boilermakers could not run the ball. Clifford led a game winning drive with about 1 minute left in the game.
Oklahoma State 58, Central Michigan 44: Spencer Sanders accounted for five TDs.
Tennessee 59, Ball State 10: The Volunteers had scored their first TD and Hendon Hooker dealt with the calmness in the pocket, piling up 570 yards.
Texas A&M 31, Sam Houston State 0: A three-hour delay didn’t stop the Aggies as Haynes King threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns.
Baylor 69, Albany 10: The Bears made easy work of their opponent in their opener. Blake Shapen threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Richard Reese had two scores on the ground as the game was never in question; Baylor led 35-7 at half.
Miami 70, Bethune-Cookman 13: Henry Parrish Jr. and Thaddius Franklin Jr. combined for five rushing touchdowns as the Hurricanes cruised to an easy win in the debut for Coach Cristobal. Tyler Van Dyke had two touchdowns passes for Miami, which outgained the Wildcats 499-342 in yardage.
Texas 52, Louisiana Monroe 10: Easy first win for Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers, who threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns after an early interception. Bijan Robinson had 111 yards and two touchdowns as Texas scored 45 points after leading 7-3 in the first quarter.
Wisconsin 38, Illinois State 0: Braelon Allen had a 96-yard touchdown run as part of his 148 yards rushing as the Badgers dominated their opponent. Graham Mertz was efficient, completing 14 of his 16 passes for 219 yards.
Kentucky 37, Miami (Ohio) 13: Will Levis threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to an easy win in their opener.
Mississippi 28, Troy 10: Quarterback Jaxson Dart threw for 154 yards and a touchdown, while Zach Evans had 130 yards on the ground for the Rebels. Ole Miss led 28-3 through three quarters.