After the first 4 games last Saturday and the first slate of games are in the books from Thursday, What can we tell from just the brief moment of games so far?
- Tulane looks to be improved from in Willie Fritz’s 3rd season and Wake Forest have a QB controversy. Wake QB Sam Hartman looks like a really good QB of the future and Tulane’s QB Johnathon Banks should have a stellar season in the AAC.
- New Mexico State is in for a long year. Starting the year 0-2 and surrendering 77 points already with a point differential of -60, it doesn’t look good.
- Minnesota and PJ Fleck look to be tired of hearing about Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Northwestern, and Purdue in the BIG 10 West division. I’ll look back on them when they play someone decent, but they have some studs. #RowTheBoat
- Last year’s Co-National Champions UCF looks to have not missed a beat by destroying a pitiful UConn program. We’ll know more about them once October rolls around.
- Northwestern and Purdue played the game we all thought they would but the standout player of the night was Purdue’s freshman WR Rondale Moore. Moore put up 313 all purpose yards with 2 TDs. He was electrifying and at least 1 good reason to watch another Purdue game this season.
- Trayveon Williams ran for 240 yards in game 1 for Texas A&M. I guess we should’ve expected a big year from a Jimbo Fisher running back. He jump started his stats with a huge game against an inferior opponent. We’ll see how he does next week against Clemson’s D.
- Weber State played a strong 1st half but the Utah defense was too strong for the FCS team. Utah is a dark-horse to win the Pac12 so Weber St should feel good about the FCS season ahead of them.
- UC Davis’ Jake Maier had a day for himself, throwing for 446 yards and 3 TDs to finish off 2018’s 1st FCS win over an FBS team.
- 2 other FCS teams played well against the group of five yesterday with Kennesaw State and SE Lousiana losing games within the final minutes of regulation to Georgia State and UL Monroe, respectively. Showing that some FCS teams are no pushover. Maybe an Allusion to things to come…
Last Saturday and Thursday night were nice taste testers for the season. Just slightly wetting the appetite for the football we crave. It’s nice to see some of the Group of Five teams play so we can see what they’re all about but once the bigger games start rolling we’ll be in full swing. I’m looking forward to the slate of games tonight as 3 top 13 teams take the field and we have a couple good matchups between unranked opponents.