Rundown of Day 1 College Football 2013
August 30th, 2013
The 2013 College Football season is in motion and we celebrated by having over 12 hours of fantastic football. Incase you missed some of the action or highlights here are our favorite plays, moments or factoids from the Kick-Off of the 2013 Season!
Puke and Rally!
This might be the best and worst moment of the year all wrapped into one. Jordan Matthews, one of the premier receivers in all of college football and an All-SEC player made a catch coming over the middle late in the Vandy-Ole Miss game, in doing so he got absolutely crushed with a hit on his side by Ole Miss backer Cody Prewitt. As Matthews tried to get to his feet he was visibly hurt and motioned to the sidelide to come out of the game. With Vandy in hurry-up mode and not using a timeout, he was able to stand, get to the line of scrimmage for the next play. After that play, it appeared he was going to make it to the sideline, stopped and went to one knee and that when the vomit came. After Matthews was done losing his lunch, the training staff took him to the sidelines where he got some water, waited and on the next play, in classic college style Matthews puked ‘n rallied to make a huge catch on 4th and 18 and the game on the line. Now, the problem we have, is with all of the concern about player safety at all levels of football, the Vandy staff shoul’ve never let Matthews return so quickly. There is no way they could tell what condition the player was in. They needed to let him stay on the sideline for a couple more minutes, while they professional assessed his situation but they didn’t and so we got one of the top plays of the season on day one. Here is a link from SBNation showin the Rundown of this one! http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/8/30/4674808/jordan-matthews-catch
Was that the Hoosiers or the Ducks?
In a game that only fans in Indiana watched or crazies like us watch, Indiana put an Oregon style offensive beat down to Indiana State with a final score of 73-35. After the game, the Hoosier players were upset, why? Because Indiana was within 3 points of tying or beating the all-time record for points scored in school history of 76. Now, normally we don’t agree with running the score up but when you are that close to a historical marker, kick the field goal, tie the record and give your boys something they will have for some years to come in the record book. Now, Indiana is our pick for the surprise team in the country, picking them at 9 wins, now we know this was a gimmie game but the Indiana offense looked like an experienced one firing on all cylinders, now they just have to stay healthy.
USC Might be the Boys of Troy…
This one is hard for us to swallow, we picked USC to win the PAC 12 South division but if they can’t figure out how to run an offense they might be finishing behind ASU, UCLA, and Utah. Before we get carried away reading too much into an opening day road game to Hawaii, let’s look at the positives. USC’s defense will keep them in games, at the start of the game USC looked like a classic team that thought they were going to be able to show up and win the game, it took until almost halftime for them to figure out that they were going to have to take it and no one was giving them anything. The side of the ball that changed the game was defense, they started to make plays on the ball getting 4 int. and holding the Hawaii QB to 16-41. We liked USC because they have one of the easiest schedules in the PAC 12 but if they expect to compete we are guessing they are going to have to bring a lot more then what they had in Hawaii.
GAME OF THE NIGHT!!!
No it’s not Ole Miss-Vandy for all you East Coaster Bias out there, it was Fresno State-Rutgers without a shadow of a doubt. If you missed that game because your mom wouldn’t let you stay up past your bedtime, we urge you, if you are a real college football fan, to find that game and watch it start to finish. It had more lead changes than a NASCAR race and more scores than Robin Thicke. It was from start to finish one of the best games and even had a classic OT finish of the away team going for the two-points to win!!! Freakin Classic, a QB making his outside Heisman Campaign going 52-73 456 yards and 5 touchdowns, in Derek Carr and a Rutgers team saying we might have some holes but we can score too, Nova for Rutgers also threw for 5 TD’s. This game should be on ESPN Classic sometime soon, look it up and enjoy. We’re just thankful that Fresno made it out with the win, that game is going to do wonders for their confidence and we have them winning the Mountain West over Boise State…