After an upside down 2007 school football season brimming with shocks, the 2008 school football season started like the same old thing. No under 20 groups among the AP’s Top 25 Preseason Poll won their opener.
It is difficult to call 2 of the 5 losing groups as a furious No. 9 Clemson lost at home to No. 24 Alabama 34-10, and No. 20 Illinois lost to No. 6 Missouri 52-42 out and about. This was a preseason survey and every one of the 4 groups were positioned.
The lone three genuine surprises were No. 17 Virginia Tech’s misfortune to have East Carolina, 27-22, since East Carolina was unranked, No. 25 Pittsburgh losing its opener at home to unranked Bowling Green 27-17, and No. 18 Tennessee’s extra time misfortune to have UCLA 27-24.
The 20 positioned winning groups piled up some beautiful amazing opening triumphs:
No. 1 Georgia facilitated and crushed 1-AA Georgia Southern 45-21. Georgia has Central Michigan next, another simple rival.
No. 2 Ohio State facilitated and shut out 1-AA Youngstown State 43-0. Ohio State has in-state rival Ohio next.
No. 3 Southern California (USC) ventured out to Virginia and won effectively out and about 52-7. USC requires seven days off and afterward has Ohio State on Sept. 13, giving them heaps of time to get ready for the Buckeyes.
No. 4 Oklahoma facilitated and tore separated 1-AA Chattanooga 57-2. Oklahoma has Cincinnati next, another lightweight.
No. 5 Florida facilitated Hawaii and gave the Warriors a sample of top rivalry, 56-10. Florida has in-state rival Miami next.
No. 6 Missouri facilitated and crushed No. 20 Illinois 52-42. Both of these groups ought to be acceptable again this year, yet it doesn’t show up than both of them has a guard against a decent offense. Missouri has in-state rival Southeast Missouri State straightaway while Illinois has in-state rival Eastern Illinois. Both should win without any problem.
No. 7 Louisiana State (LSU) saw 1-AA Appalachian State coming to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and quickly asked them to take a hike with a 41-13 misfortune. LSU has Troy next. Troy ought to get run over.
No. 8 West Virginia facilitated and crushed 1-AA Villanova 48-21. West Virginia goes to East Carolina next and the Mountaineers from the Big East Conference would be wise to be on their game. แทงบาคาร่าออนไลน์ The East Carolina Pirates from Conference USA are on a hotshot roll. Mentor Skip Holtz drove East Carolina past Boise State a year ago in the Hawaii Bowl, giving him two colossal successes in succession.
No. 10 Auburn facilitated and shut out Louisiana-Monroe 34-zip. Coppery hosts Southern Mississippi next.
No. 11 Texas facilitated and crushed Florida Atlantic 52-10. Texas goes to in-state rival Texas-El Paso (UTEP) next, another simple rival for the Longhorns.
No. 12 Texas Tech’s pass-glad offense passed up 1-AA guest Eastern Washington 49-24 and will head out to Nevada next.
No. 13 Wisconsin devoured Akron 38-17 in the Badgers’ home opener, and host Marshall next. Numerous intellectuals are viewing at Wisconsin as a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten this year. Akron may concur.
No. 14 Kansas dealt with visiting Florida International like street slaughter in a 40-10 triumph. The Jayhawks have frail Louisiana Tech next.
No. 15 Arizona State facilitated and turned around 1-AA in-state rival Northern Arizona 30-13. Next up for the Sun Devils is visiting Stanford, which dominated a major event in its home opener against Oregon State a day and a half.
No. 16 Brigham Young (BYU) facilitated and raged past 1-AA Northern Iowa 41-17 and now goes to Washington to confront a youthful, unpracticed Husky group.
No. 17 Virginia Tech lost to have East Carolina 27-22 and ought to effortlessly bounce back when the Hokies have 1-AA Furman next. Trust me when I say it won’t be a decent day to be Furman. Virginia Tech mentor Frank Beamer, the expert of extraordinary groups play, got beat when East Carolina’s T. J. Lee gathered up his own hindered punt and ran it in for a 27-yard score with 1:52 left to seal the Pirates’ triumph. Beamer and his band of Virginia Tech players will take it out on Furman. Virginia Tech should drop in the main normal season AP Poll this week, particularly since East Carolina was an unranked group.
No. 18 Tennessee headed out to UCLA and lost a heartbreaker to UCLA 27-24. The Volunteers drove 14-7 at the half, driven 14-10 after the third quarter, watched UCLA take a 24-21 lead with 27 seconds left in the fourth quarter, figured out how to tie the game at 24, and afterward lost in extra time when UCLA’s kicker made a 42-yard field objective and Tennessee’s kicker missed a 34-yarder. The success addressed the primary game and first win for new mentor Rick Neuheisel’s UCLA instructing debut at his institute of matriculation.
No. 19 South Florida facilitated and stepped Tennessee-Martin 56-7. Next up for South Florida will be an excursion to in-state rival Central Florida. South Florida astounded a ton of groups a year ago with a 9-4 record, remembering a 56-21 misfortune to Oregon for the Brut Sun Bowl.
No. 20 Illinois ventured out to No. 6 Missouri and lost 52-42 in a high-scoring hostile shootout.
No. 21 Oregon facilitated and put a licking on Washington 44-10. The Huskies, who just followed 14-10 at the half, demonstrated no counterpart for Oregon’s spread offense and speed. Oregon has Utah State straightaway while Washington has its home opener against BYU. Mentor Ty Willingham and his Washington players will be fortunate to leave Husky Stadium with their shirts on after BYU completes them.
No. 22 Penn State facilitated and stepped a mud opening in 1-AA Coastal Carolina 66-10. Penn State will have an exceptionally irate Oregon State group straightaway. The Nittany Lions would be advised to be prepared in light of the fact that the Beavers play intense, harsh football to say it sympathetic.
No. 23 Wake Forest made a trip to Baylor and took care of business, 41-13.
No. 24 Alabama made a trip to No. 9 Clemson and the Crimson Tide carried out with an amazing 34-10 triumph. We anticipated that Clemson could be in a tough situation with a capital T, and indeed they were. Alabama drove 23-3 at the half and outscored Clemson 11-7 in the subsequent half. Alabama engages Tulane next in the Crimson Tide’s home opener. The Bryant-Denny Stadium will be rockin’, and except if the Earth collapses, Alabama will be 2-0.
No. 25 Pittsburgh had its season opener at home against Bowling Green and missed the mark, losing to the Falcons from the Mid-American Conference, 27-17. Is Pittsburgh that awful? Indeed. Bowling Green is a Mid-American Conference group and Pittsburgh plays in the Big East Conference. On the off chance that Pittsburgh mentor Dave Wannstedt keeps this up, he won’t ever get any regard. Is it true that you are mindful that Bowling Green won the Mid-American East title a year ago, went 8-4 generally and played in the GMAC Bowl? Indeed, the Falcons lost to Tulsa 63-7 in their bowl game, yet at any rate they went.
Pittsburgh a year ago was 5-7 generally and spent the season sucking lake water. A ton of fans are in petition in Pittsburgh, trusting the Panthers will improve. Will somebody kindly educate raging Panther Nation fans that it is OK to implore like it relies upon God, yet the Panther players need to behave like it relies upon them. Pittsburgh should fall directly out of the main standard season AP Poll and assume its legitimate position in lack of definition.
Seven of the 8 non-positioned groups that expected to win their opener did. Just Michigan, which lost its opener at home a year ago to 1-AA Appalachian State 34-32, figured out how to lose again at home in the Big House to Utah, 25-23. The misfortune addressed the main game and first misfortune for new mentor Rich Rodriguez. Had Michigan not concoct 13 focuses in the last quarter, the Wolverines would have lost 25-10. Do you think they sell Utah pullovers in Ann Arbor? In reasonableness, Michigan wound up at 8-4 a year ago and beat Florida 41-35 in the Capital One Bowl.
The 7 non-positioned groups that won included:
Arizona over Idaho 70-0 (49-zoom at the half), Arkansas more than 1-AA Western Illinois 28-24 (don’t snicker, in any event the Razorbacks won), Boise State more than 1-AA Idaho State 49-7, Boston College over Kent State 21-0, Connecticut more than 1-AA Hofstra 35-3, Kansas State over North Texas 45-6, and Nebraska over Western Michigan 47-24 (the Cornhuskers actually have a great deal of work to do).
Extra victors incorporate Colorado at home over in-state rival Colorado State 38-17 (this game is in a similar classification as the Oregon-Oregon State common conflict shootout consistently), and Wyoming at home over Ohio 21-20 (numerous Wyoming patrons have made gobs of cash wagering on Wyoming at home throughout the long term).
Furthermore, my pick for round of the week? The powerful Buffalo Bulls (hear my strong thunder) scored in each quarter to glue visiting Texas-El Paso (UTEP) 42-17. Watch out for Buffalo. The Bulls, with mentor Turner Gill, have chosen to quit being the NCAA’s mat and begin beating individuals since they can.
That is the story on this initial week wrap-up. Different groups may have played and won, however until they quit remaining around and looking significant as opposed to really beating somebody, they get no inclusion here.