Alabama Football: What we learned in week one of college football

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Alabama Football Regular Season Opponents

Tennessee 38 – Bowling Green 6

The Vols basically did the least they could do and still spin a positive message. Bowling Green is awful and Tennessee’s 14-6 halftime lead deserved the boo birds on Neyland Stadium. Joe Milton has a strong arm. He was slow to pull the trigger at times, ran somewhat timidly, and though mobile, did not appear elusive in the pocket.

Arkansas 38 – Rice 7

Rice led 10-7 at the half. Hogs’ fans were vocally displeased with their team’s performance against a Rice program, that has not had a notable win in many seasons. The Razorbacks bounced back to avoid the upset, but Sam Pittman’s team needs to improve before SEC play.

Mississippi State 35 – Louisiana Tech 34

Mississippi State played poorly enough to lose. In typical fashion, Mike Leach admitted that for much of the game his team played awful football. A late rally gave MSU a victory. Near the end, Louisiana Tech missed a 46-yard field goal try for the win.

Auburn 60 – Akron 10

The War Eagle faithful are thrilled but beating the Zips, even by 50 points, does not mean much.

Florida 35 – Florida Atlantic 14

Dan Mullen has a quarterback controversy. His starter, Emory Jones was inconsistent. The backup, Anthony Richardson ran up big yards on the ground and looked to be the better option.

Texas A&M 41 – Kent State 10

A 10-3 halftime lead for the Aggies did not indicate a true Playoff contender. The Aggies came alive in the second half. Throwing four interceptions, including three from new starting QB, Haynes King is a big question mark for the Aggies’ offense. King will have to improve to be ready for the Alabama Football defense.

South Alabama 31 – Southern Miss 7

An embarrassing loss for the Golden Eagles. Alabama Football will have another practice game when USM comes to Tuscaloosa.

UCLA 38 – LSU 27

The better (and tougher) team won. LSU could not run the ball against the Bruins. Kayshon Boutte had a big game for LSU, with nine receptions and three touchdowns. If future teams can successfully double Boutte, where do the Bengal Tigers go for offense? LSU fans are asking about Coach O’s buyout.

Mercer 69 – Point University 0

Point University is an NAIA program that does not offer football scholarships.

San Diego State 28 – New Mexico State 10

The woeful Aggies took a 10-0 lead and returned to form for another loss.

Ole Miss – Louisville

This post will be updated with a game summary after Monday night’s contest.