College Football Roundup Week 1: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 1: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 1: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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The Most Overrated Thing Was …

Potentially, all of the fun we had watching the other games.

More on all of this in the final blurb, but while we were all watching great game after great game, Alabama was going through a light scrimmage against the defending Mountain West champ, beating Utah State 55-0 only because it didn’t want to score 80.

I’m dumb enough to have actually thought Oregon had a shot to beat Georgia. The defending national champion rolled 49-3, with the ugliness made even worse by the Bulldog twos keeping it all going against the Duck ones as the game went on.

Ohio State might have struggled against Notre Dame, but the defense looked more than fine, and in the end, it was a double-digit win over the No. 5 team in the country.

And then there’s my fanboy team of 2022 – USC. You probably didn’t see it – it was on the Pac-12 Network – but the defense came up with three pick-sixes, Caleb Williams looked like he’s about to be the best quarterback in college football, and …

As a friend put it, “settle down already, it was Rice.” It was 66-14 in a near-perfect performance.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State looked good – at least until late for the Cowboys against Central Michigan – Michigan steamrolled past Colorado State, and Texas A&M won in a shutout.

Of course, all of the top team besides Georgia that won played a relative lightweight, but they all got a tune-up, they all looked the part, and they all looked like they’re playing for something important while everyone else was having a good time.

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