Week 1 Discussion

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#1
College football is finally back this week after an almost 8 month off-season. Anybody else as excited as I am? Which games are you looking forward to?

I'll be watching these games...

Youngstown St at #2 Ohio St - Saturday, 12:00 PM ET - Big Ten Network
This game should be a blowout, but I watch every OSU game if I can.

#3 USC at Virginia - Saturday, 3:30 PM ET - ABC
I don't really expect this game to be very good past the first half, but I'm curious to see how USC looks, particularly on offense where they have some question marks.

#24 Alabama vs #9 Clemson - Saturday, 8:00 PM ET - ABC
Clemson has high expectations every year, and every year it seems like they disappoint. Clemson should win if their high-powered offense gets rolling. Hopefully this game is on TV here.

#20 Illinois vs #6 Missouri - Saturday, 8:30 PM ET - ESPN
This could be the game of the week. I think it'll be high scoring like it was last year. I see Missouri winning a close game with Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin hooking up for several big plays.

Actually, now that I think about it I probably won't even get to watch the USC/Virginia or Alabama/Clemson games. ABC's regional coverage will probably give me Utah at Michigan and Michigan St at Cal instead, which could be interesting games as well. Either way, I'm pumped.
 

Millz

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#2
I'll be at the Mizzou/Illinois game. Cannot wait! Those two teams usually bring out the best in each other

Go Tigers
 
#3
Besides the Ohio State game, I'm going to try to pay attention to the Appalachian Sate/LSU game just in hopes that App State can pull out another huge upset this year.

I'll also be somewhat interested in the Florida/Hawaii game because of my hatred for Florida and for my hopes that Hawaii is still somewhat decent without Colt.

I will also try to catch some of the Michigan/Utah game to see how Michigan is looking.
 

Major

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#5
Not too many surprises yesterday. All the championship contenders looked strong against weak opponents.

Echoes said:
Clemson has high expectations every year, and every year it seems like they disappoint.
And they did it again. Looked absolutely terrible against Alabama. Shocker. :rolleyes:

Upset of the day was probably East Carolina over Virginia Tech. Sean Glennon is just a bad quarterback.

Michigan looked pretty bad on offense and defense against Utah. The Utes tore them up in the first half. It's going to be a long year for the Wolverines. I'm predicting a 6-6 season for them.

Missouri's offense was unstoppable, but they need to improve on defense if they're going to compete with Oklahoma for the Big XII championship, not to mention a national championship.
 
#6
Yeah. Michigan got beat down pretty badly. They almost managed a comeback toward the end but couldn't finish it.

The Missouri/Illinois game was pretty good. Illinois seemed to be pretty outmached for the most part but they still kept it somewhat close.
 

Major

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#7
The Tennessee/UCLA game tonight was a great game. Back and forth in the 4th quarter. Tennessee hit a field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime. UCLA made a field goal in overtime, Tennessee missed a short one to lose the game.