2013 University Football Week # 1

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, how high will his NFL draft stock rise this year?

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, how high will his NFL draft stock rise this year?

Hello Hancock County, allow me to introduce you to Tajh Boyd, QB for the Clemson Tigers, who accounted for 5 total TDs (2 on the ground) in a win against 5th ranked Georgia at home in the stadium nicknamed “Death Valley”, which seats about 82,000.  University Football, as it should be known globally, is immensely popular.  Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Lambeau field seat around 81,000.  Fed Ex Field, where the Washington Redskins play, is the largest NFL (Professional) Football Stadium.  And, Clemson’s home stadium is in the middle of the pack when it comes the top 25 University Football Stadiums by capacity.

Things don’t get any easier for Georgia as they draw South Carolina at home, next Saturday, with the loser out of the national championship picture.  And it’s only Week 2.  Remember when there were never any good college football games until October?  It’s not like that anymore.  Two Top Eight teams playing each other week 1?  With another scheduled next week in South Carolina @ Georgia?  And I think about South Carolina, and how they end their regular season schedule with Clemson at home.  The Gamecocks stadium seats about 81,000.

Here’s some other things I saw in the first week of University Football action in America

  1. Alabama beginning the season with another convincing win against an established program.  Last year it was an impressive 41-14 win again Michigan.  This year it was Virginia Tech, 35-10.
  2. Oregon seems like the team that could crash the BCS party planned for Alabama.  Glad to see you finally follow suit with the SEC old Pac-10.  It only took you 20 years to institute a conference championship game.  Gotta handle your conference Oregon if you want to play with the big boys and your conference is soft.  Marcus Mariota had 350 total yards of offense and accounted for 3 Touchdowns.
  3. Yay for the underdog.  The subdivision of University Football, for the 3rd time in history, has defeated a ranked team from University Football.  Think of it as Division II against Division I.  That’s what it use to be called when times were more simple.  Now its FBS and FCS.  Congratulations Eastern Washington University who defeated 25th ranked Oregon State University.  Pacific 12.
  4. Get use to hearing about Johnny Manziel.  Especially leading up to their Sep 14th showdown against #1 ranked Alabama.  That’s Week 3, what a fabulous first 3 weeks of games.
  5. Ohio State’s schedule is a joke.  Which means the Big 10 is a joke.  How does this team, with their talent, and their coach, NOT go undefeated?  Their win today should have been more convincing.  Like 66-3.  Braxton Miller didn’t light up the scoreboard, accounting for 250 yards of offense and two touchdowns.
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