Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sports: College Football (Week 1)

College football is back in action with some mega games to kick off the season. The first big match that I watched was Indiana taking on 2Ohio State. Indiana put up a fight but by the second half The Buckeye had proven their dominance and took the game away. 
On Saturday, I noticed that the returning champs the 5Clemson Tigers trounced their first opponent Kent State 56-3. 
The two games I was most looking forward to this weekend were the 11Michigan Wolverines vs 17Florida Gators and the 3Florida State Seminoles vs. the 1Alabama Crimson Tide. The Gators took on the Wolverines in a tough match but Michigan proved their hiring ranking was not for nothing and outlasted Florida for a 33-17 victory.
The biggest game of the weekend and the likely determinant of who would dominate the top spot for the season was the battle between Alabama and Florida State. The game had a lot of hype and kicked off the season with solid competition but in the end the Seminoles could not match the power of Roll Tide. Bama beat the FSU 24-7. 
There were a couple of other good matches throughout the rest of the long holiday weekend. Texas A&M was upset by UCLA after being up by a ton of points. 22West Virginia went down to the wire against 21Virginia Tech but could not pull out an upset. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets also tried to upset the 25Tennessee Volunteers but a final play in double overtime fell short. 

With the new rankings out, Florida State dropped to tenth and the positions set up four games for Saturday night. 3Clemson plays 13Auburn in a battle of Tigers and an ACC vs SEC fight. 5Oklahoma faces 2Ohio State in a Big 12 vs Big Ten match and a fight for a spot in the playoffs. 15Georgia takes on 24Notre Dame as both teams hope to move out of the lower rankings. Finally, a PAC-12 matchup come from 14Stanford and 6USC. I'm happy that football has back and so many exciting matches have started the season. 

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