Week One of the college football season is in the books...unless you’re a Nebraska fan, which you probably are if you’re reading this. It’s unlikely you’re an Iowa fan because they have their own site and, well, most Iowa fans can’t read anyway. But I digress.
There were some surprises such as LSU’s destruction of Miami, Penn State’s overtime escape of Appalachian State, and the fact that Nebraska didn’t get to play their game against Akron due to mother nature. It’s not a loss, but you have to wonder how this will affect the rest of the season.
And the nominees are:
<shakes envelope in unnecessarily dramatic way>
- Michigan: The Fighting Harboogers lost at Notre Dame 24 – 17. Shea Patterson was supposed to be the Wolverines’ savior. The UM defense was supposed to be one of the best in the country. This was supposed to be the year Jim Harbaugh would start turning the corner and win some games against his rivals. None of this was true on Saturday. Instead, the Wolverines looked pedestrian on defense and awful on offense. The offensive line couldn’t open holes on the ground and Notre Dame scored just enough to give Jim Harbaugh an opening week loss. Since this was the only ‘interesting’ game on during Hurricane Herbie you might have watched enough of this to think “hmmm...a Scott Frost offense might look pretty good against this defense.” We shall see.
2. Kansas: KU ran the clock out in regulation and then lost to FCS Nicholls State in overtime. KU would be a middle of the pack FCS team. They are a compelling argument for relegation in college football.
3. Texas: Tejas lost to the Maryland Turtles for the second year in a row. It was funny last year when it happened to Tom Herman, but this year it’s just laughable. 10 penalties and their last three drives ended in turnovers.
4. The Husker Athletic Department: I was warm and dry in sunny San Antonio, but reports from Memorial Stadium were of frustration with the lack of information from the university. I’m not second guessing the decision to cancel the game, but I think the AD could have done a better job and communicating with the fans in the stadium.
Who you got?
This poll is closed
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