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College Football Week 1 Winners and Losers: Georgia rolls, Oregon flops

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No. 3 A program may be required to process the Georgia depth chart. Five of his players from last year’s team made it to the first round of his NFL Draft, and nine were drafted within the first 102 picks.

New cast, same story. His 49-3 win in Saturday’s season-opener against No. 12 Oregon continued last year’s dominance and makes him one of the teams Georgia will win in his college football playoff race. It only reinforced the widely held belief that

New Oregon quarterback Beau Nix averaged just 4.7 yards per attempt, and the Ducks’ defense has been under the guidance of first-year head coach Dan Lanning, former Georgia defensive coordinator. could do very little.

Facing a running defense, the Bulldogs took 5.3 yards per carry and scored four rushing touchdowns spread across four different players: running backs Kendall Milton and Kenny McIntosh, wide receivers Rudd McConkie and quarterbacks. Stetson Bennett in the back. McIntosh also led the Bulldogs in receiving yards with 117, nearly triple his previous career-high.

Bennett had several early season runs after completing 25 of 31 attempts for 368 yards and three combined scores before ending the third quarter with the Bulldogs leading 42–3. It should appear in your Heisman trophy list.

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For ducks, being bullied is not something to be ashamed of, it is a sign of reality. Oregon State is in the fourth tier of championship contenders, thousands of miles away from the top groups of the Bulldogs, Alabama and Ohio.

Are you sure you didn’t get kicked out of the building by the halfway point of the second quarter? Yes, but Georgia is trying to put more opponents in it than they puree in the blender. It is the first city to receive seed treatment.

The Bulldogs and Ducks lead the list of college football’s biggest winners and losers for Week 1 of the 2022 season.

winner

Arkansas

The No. 23 Razorbacks justified their preseason rankings, claiming second place in early SEC West predictions by handing over No. 22 Cincinnati for their first regular season loss since Dec. 7, 2019 . The Bearcats overcame a 14-0 deficit at halftime and a 21-7 hole in the second half where he was tied within just four points in the third quarter at 21-17. Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson threw for 223 yards, ran for 59 yards, and scored four touchdowns. If he keeps doing this, the SEC’s greatest secret won’t be hidden for long.

houston

Down 21-7 for fourth place, No. 25 Houston led an upset Texas San Antonio 24-21 as the Roadrunners forced overtime on a 37-yard field goal. After the two teams traded a field goal and a touchdown in his two extra frames of the first, Houston quarterback Clayton Tune converted his two-point attempt in the third overtime to score a 2-point win. led the Cougars to his 37-35 win. Although closer than expected, the win put UH on track to be Cincinnati this year. This is a five-team team that ran an undefeated regular his season and placed in the top four of the final playoff rankings.

Oklahoma

The Brent Venables era kicked off with a 45-13 win over Texas El Paso in an overmatch that doubled as the debut for former Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel. Defensively, the No. 9 Sooners held the Miners to just 3.8 and 28 rushing yards per play. This is the fewest Oklahoma has allowed in a game since giving up his 25 yards to Baylor in 2020.

Southern California

Former Oklahoma state coach Lincoln Riley, meanwhile, won almost flawlessly. Thanks to big efforts from former OU quarterback Caleb Williams (all but three of his 22 attempts for 249 yards) and former Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison. , USC beat Rice 66-19 on him. I had two touchdown grabs. Williams added his team-leading 68 rushing yards and showed a grasp on Riley’s system that could lift the Trojans and their rebuilt roster to the top of the conference. rice field.

north carolina

UNC scored 34 consecutive points in the second and third quarters to lead Appalachian State 41-21. The two teams scored a combined total of 62 points in the fourth, one short of the FBS record of 63 points in a quarter, and the Tar Heels finished with 63 after stopping the Mountaineers’ two-point attempt with nine seconds remaining. -61 won. Tarr has plenty to worry about about the state of his heels’ defense, but there’s reason to be optimistic at the quarterback. Drake May tallied his 352 yards and five total points, giving Sam Howell’s replacement he nine touchdowns in two weeks without an interception.

JJ McCarthy

Jim Harbaugh has unveiled a unique quarterback plan for the season opener of No. 6 Michigan. Current starter Cade McNamara gets a nod against Colorado State on Saturday, while JJ McCarthy will tie the starting pick against Hawaii next week. McNamara threw for 136 yards and scored one for the Wolverines in a 51-7 win over the Rams, while McCarthy put another 50 yards on the ground, including his 20, and his 30 yards. was able to steal the show by completing all four attempts of yard touchdown run. Will Harbaugh provide snaps to McNamara next week?

James Madison

JMU debuted as a member of FBS, easily defeating Middle Tennessee 44-7, hinting at the Duke’s potential to win more games than many expected as a member of the Sun Belt. . What stood out was Dukes’ play at the line of scrimmage. MTSU managed just 12 rushing yards on 28 carries, but gave up 261 rushing yards. JMU quarterback Todd Centeio had 397 total yards of offense with 110 on the ground and threw for 6 touchdowns.

loser

Oregon

The Ducks don’t come across a team that even remotely resembles the Bulldogs of the weakest Power Five league in the country, so sniffing Georgia doesn’t say much about Oregon’s odds of winning the Pac-12. Georgia’s depletion of the building is going to leave a mark that could affect national perceptions of Oregon and, to a lesser extent, Pac-12 as a whole. is released.)

east carolina

North Carolina was lucky with a 21-20 victory over the upset Pirates. Not only did they play the Wolfpack to tie at the line of scrimmage and overshadow NC State quarterback Devin Leary, but ECU kicker Owen Duffer tied the game at 21-21 with three minutes left in the game. He missed an extra point try that would have been pushed far after that. A potential game-winning field goal opens wide in the final seconds.

boston college

Up 21-12 late in the third quarter and 21-15 midway through the fourth, Boston College posted the go-ahead score in a 22-21 loss with three minutes remaining as Rutgers marched 92 yards in 12 plays. allowed to With at least four games to play against ranked opponents, the loss would be a major blow to the Eagles’ path back to bowl eligibility under third-year coach Jeff Huffley. The program has won at least 6 for him in 8 of the last 9 seasons, but no more than 7 wins. This indicates that the margin for error is small.

Attack on Iowa

There is only one easy way to 7 points. It’s a touchdown. One more way he scored seven, as Iowa showed against South Dakota State. One field goal (three), one safety (five) and one safety (seven). Of course, Iowa still won him 7-3. Hawkeyes only.

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