Takeaways from Thursday college football


Did you guys enjoy that? So did we.

Now, we get to actually breakdown some college football game action.

We learned that Michigan, much like Rome, was and will not be built in a day. Michigan still doesn’t have a quarterback. Without a QB, the Wolverines will struggle the rest of the way this year. Fox Sports 1 says to look out for a Harbaugh for QB movement next week.

We didn’t really learn that much about Utah. We knew Utah had a good defense, but they absolutely dominated a floundering Michigan offense. Right before the half with all three timeouts Utah got the ball, but didn’t really run a 2-minute drill. They were not in a hurry, but it turns out their defense was so good that they didn’t need the points after all.

Unlike Michigan, Minnesota seems to be ready to take a next step. Jerry Kill has built a football team that is competing in the BIG 10. Against a Heisman hopeful QB, Trevone Boykin, Minnesota looked like a defensive team capable of stealing a game or two against top teams in the nation.

On the flip side, Boykin didn’t look very good. Sure he threw for a couple touchdowns, but he also showed some early season rust. TCU escaped the game with a victory, but also received a wakeup call that there are no cake walks. For all the hype surrounding the Horned Frogs this summer, they nearly missed the playoff in the first game of the season.

Arizona managed to squeak by UTSA, but every victory is not the same. A game that should have been a blowout ended up much closer than expected. Arizona gets to put a number 1 in the win column, but they might have suffered a huge loss. One of the best pass rushers in college football (also a great name) Scooby Wright III was injured in the first quarter. Wright was seen on the sidelines with ice on his knee. He tried to return to the game, but it was short lived and sat out the rest of the game.

We all love an upset on opening weekend. It was not Appalachian¬†State beating Michigan, but Florida International beating UCF counts as a stunner. UCF isn’t the team they were a few years ago, but a big time program that should have rolled over FIU. Jordan Akins had nine receptions for 104 yards and was the lone bright spot for the Knights.

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Jonathan Fenton

Jonathan Fenton

Jonathan is a product of the Missouri School of Journalism. At Mizzou he played on the club hockey team and was the president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He loves all things where score is kept and there is a winner.