We saw numerous college football week one surprises. Now that week one is finally complete, its time for us to overreact to everything we saw (or maybe didn’t see).
Georgia unleashes on Oregon
#3 Georgia dominated #11 Oregon in their season opener 49-3. UGA scored a TD on their first 7 drives and didn’t need to do much defensively to secure the win. The Bulldogs only allowed three points to Oregon, while giving up just 4.6 yards per play. I’m not sure if this was surprising considering how good Georgia is, but to beat Oregon by 46 is pretty impressive if you ask me.
Florida shocks Utah in a thriller
Unranked Florida hired HC Billy Napier during the offseason, and it was quite the scene to open their season up at home against #7 Utah. Florida’s defense made two huge goal line stops en route to defeating the Utes 29-26. Gainesville was absolutely loving the Gators defensive efforts late in the game, while also admiring QB Anthony Richardson who put on a show…here are some of his finest plays from Saturday night.
Iowa and South Dakota State’s touchdownless game
Iowa and South Dakota State combined for 10 points in what was an absolute dud of a football game. Iowa’s defense came away with two second-half safeties to secure a 7-3 win. Combined, the two offenses had 286 total yards. In addition, the two teams combined for more punts (21) than first downs (16). I’m pretty positive we won’t see another game this season that is as low scoring as this one…just insane.
#14 USC puts up 66 points in blowout win over Rice
#14 USC routed Rice in what consisted of huge debuts for HC Lincoln Riley and QB Caleb Williams. USC scored on every one of their possessions in the first three quarters. Also, the Trojan defense took three interceptions into the endzone, as fans went nuts for each and every one of them. HC Lincoln Riley couldn’t have gotten off to a better start with USC. 66 points is the most USC has scored since 2008. The USC players sound confident that this year is a resurgence of a winning USC football program.