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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What It All Means: Week 1

Seriously, have we ever had a start to the season like this?

Georgia annihilating Oregon wasn’t any fun, but game after game after game had something intriguing and some sort of a fantastic finish.

Start with the Big Ten.

The Northwestern win over Nebraska was a fun game if you weren’t a Husker fan, and that wasn’t even close to being the best conference game of the three so far.

Penn State came up with a phenomenal comeback to break Purdue’s heart, only to have Indiana rise up in a dud of a game against Illinois to pull off a thrilling finish in the 23-20 win on Friday night.

Ohio State might have won by 11, but Notre Dame made it a fight.

Florida and Utah came down to the final seconds, East Carolina almost ruined NC State’s season before it started – but missed a few late kicks – Arkansas held off a game Cincinnati, and Houston and UTSA put on a wild three-overtime show.

And none of those were even close to being among the wildest games of the day.


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If you told Appalachian State it would score 40 points in the fourth quarter and lose … and that’s what happened in the insane 63-61 North Carolina win.

Off the radar, Southern Miss and Liberty battled in a four-overtime thriller, Rutgers pulled out a late win over Boston College, and Wyoming and Tulsa needed two overtimes in their wild shootout.

Even some of the ugly games had a performance art aspect to them. Iowa beat South Dakota State 7-3 on two second half safeties and a field goal. Any win you can walk away from is a good one.

And then came whatever that was on Sunday night when Florida State and LSU did everything humanly possible to give each other the game.

Of course all of that fun was in the midst of a whole lot of disasters, but that’s the beauty of having so many games going at once in an era when we can watch them all.

All of that, and the NFL season hasn’t even started yet.

Welcome back to the best time of the year.

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