College Football is Back!

By Helena Savage

With the start of fall comes college football, and these teams have kicked off the season with a bang. Saturday Sept. 2 marked the huge game between the No. 3 ranked and No. 1 ranked teams, Florida State and Alabama. With a final score of 24-7, Bama took home the victory. FSU dropped to No. 11, and to make matters worse their star player, quarterback Deondre Francois, is out for the season after suffering a lower body injury during the game.

Another team moving up the ranks was Oklahoma after upsetting Ohio State on Sept. 9.  The predictions from the sports experts predicted that the Buckeyes would be victorious; however, with a final of 31-16 the Oklahoma Sooners claimed the win.

Another game that took place on that day was UNC vs. Louisville. With a final score of 47-35, Louisville maintained their 2-0 winning streak. Last year’s Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson is continuing as Louisville’s quarterback again this year, and he has had no trouble picking up where he left off.

These thrilling games aren’t even the best wins to the start of the college football season. Virginia Tech has been on a roll, and are ranked once again after many years of being in the dark. After three recent games, the Hokie’s have had a fulfilling start to their season, beating West Virginia, Delaware, and East Carolina and obtaining a 3-0 record early in the season. The Hokies have a new quarterback, Josh Jackson, who threw several incredible touchdowns against ECU.

As the season continues, more major games occur like the California and Ole Miss game. This game resulted in quite an upset of the SEC team Ole Miss with the final 27-16. The Golden Bears won, making their record 3-0. If this season continues with fantastic upsets like this, I will surely be on the edge of my seat for the entire season. Another game that took place was Georgia Tech vs. UNC. With an exciting score of 33-7, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets added to their 3-1 winning streak. Although UNC has been off to a rocky start with a current record of 1-4, they could surprise us in the upcoming season.

The featured college football teams have surely made a name for themselves at the beginning of this season. The season is still early, but with highly ranked teams competing against each other, a lot is on the line. Therefore, the upcoming games leading to the championships could result in a series of upsets and many teams moving up in the ranks as they take home more victories.