College Football, Day 1

Day 1 of college football is in the books. I got a chance to watch the Minnesota/Middle Tennessee State game, the first half of USC/Hawaii and did some channel flipping to watch Utah upset Pitt.

I would’ve toughed it out with the USC/Hawaii game, but I just couldn’t do it. I quit on it at halftime and went to bed. As much fun as Hawaii’s offense is to watch, their defense was absolutely useless last night and they had no chance to get back into the game. USC wasn’t terribly impressive (despite Bob Davies’ ridiculous gushing over them); Hawaii was just that completely incapable of tackling anybody.

The Minnesota game was a joke. The Gophers dominated that game early and should’ve blown Middle Tennessee out of the stadium, but a second missed field goal in the second quarter deflated them and MTU actually held a lead at one point. That game easily could’ve ended up 31-17 and made it seem like Minnesota controlled it, but the Gophers were lucky to escape. It wasn’t a fun game to watch, and I’m glad Mel and I took a one-episode “True Blood” break in the middle.

Going to get some more football in tonight after everyone is in bed. I’m glad the games are back…

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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