Wednesday, September 05, 2007

College Football Week 1 Recap

The Frat Boy News Daily Sports Page

College Football (compiled by Lindy's)

The party is most likely still hopping in Boone, North Carolina after Appalachian State's stunning 34-32 victory over No. 5 Michigan rocked the college football world.

The Mountaineers' win marked the first time in history that a Division I-AA team defeated a nationally ranked Division I-A team, but it also has a lot of media people wondering how good this Appalachian State team really is.

Anybody can say what they want about Michigan not being ready to play, but give some credit to this Mountaineers team that has won back-to-back I-AA national championships.

Appalachian State went to one of the toughest venues in college football, dominated and pulled out a victory. Now that's saying something; whether the Michigan defense has holes or not.

Kudos to the Moutaineers and kudos to the underdog heart that beats in so many.

Here's the wrap on Week One of college football:

Who looked good?

Wisconsin: The vaunted Wisconsin defense struggled early with Washington State's passing game, but second-half adjustments were made and a powerful Wisconsin offense eventually doomed the Cougars.

LSU: The Tiger defense is the real deal. With improved offensive line play, this team can be special.

California: DeSean Jackson proved why he is the most electric player in the country. His 77-yard punt return in the second quarter gave Cal a 21-14 lead and changed the momentum on the game in a matter of seconds. After the return, the Vols never looked the same.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets dominated Notre Dame in every aspect of the game and look to be strong contenders for the ACC title.

Boston College: Eagles quarterback Matt Ryan threw five touchdown passes while big-play cornerback DeJaun Tribble picked off three Riley Skinner passes — two of which were in the end zone — to give Boston College a huge 38-28 opening day win over Wake Forest.

Player of the Week: The entire Appalachian State team receives this week's nomination. Great win for a great football program. Should also three-peat as Division I-AA national champs, but this win will be talked about for a long, long time.

Quote of the Week: "I wouldn't call it embarrassing because that takes away from them," Michigan running back Mike Hart said after the Wolverines loss. "We're disappointed. I can tell you that."

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