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College Football Week 1 Wrap: The Good, The Bad, And Oregon State

Months and months of agony finally subsided this weekend as college football kicked off across this great nation of ours. From Connecticut to Honolulu, fans were gorging their appetite for explosive offense, bone-jarring hits and upset specials.

Every week, we will explore the good, bad and the ugly of the college football landscape. Believe me, there's a lot to go around.

The Good

  • Boise State continued to prove their collegiate dominance, defeating Georgia in Atlanta, 35-21. Kellen Moore was the star of the show, even if UGA running back Richard Samuel doesn't think the Broncos are cut out for SEC football. Richard, didn't they just take you out behind the woodshed? A little respect, please.
  • Stanford: new coach, no rust. Andrew Luck and the Cardinal blew out the San Jose State Spartans, 57-3. Exactly what you want to see in out of conference play against a cupcake.
  • Don't look now, but the Big East went 8-0 in the first week of action. Notable victories include South Florida over Notre Dame and Syracuse pulling out a small miracle over Wake Forest.
  • Arizona State's lack of injuries on Thursday night was a welcome sign for a team that was decimated in the offseason. Relatively healthy, the Sun Devils now can prepare for the Missouri Tigers, a team that didn't impress in their victory over Miami (OH).
The Bad
  • Conference realignment needs to stop, for at least a little while. All the announcers want to talk about is whether or not Kansas State would go to the Big East? Come on, lets be serious here. I want to talk about football! But to be honest, when was the last time you heard insightful football analysis on television? Do any of these highly-paid analysts know how to read a defensive scheme? Do they know what a fade route is?
  • Oregon getting beaten by LSU was not what I expected, and the Ducks disappointed me. Then again, that just plays up the Sun Devils, right?
  • Speaking of Georgia, those uniforms were pretty ridiculous.
The Ugly
  • Sacramento State defeated Oregon State, 29-28 in overtime. Sacramento State is an FCS school, a team that went 6-5 in 2010 and a program that has no business defeating a Pac-12 school. It's no wonder that other conferences disrespect us when games like this happen.
  • Did you see Auburn's miracle comeback against Utah State? The Tigers were down ten with 3:38 left, miraculously recovering an onside kick and scoring two touchdowns in the process to escape 42-38. Boy oh boy, this team isn't your 2010 Tigers, that's for sure.