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College Football Week 1 Recap

College football season is back and week 1 saw some exciting games with nail biters and big time upsets of top ranked NCAA football teams.  In probably the most exciting game of the week the reigning BCS Champion Auburn Tigers were nearly upset by unranked Utah State.  QB Barrett Trotter marched the Tigers down the field and RB Michael Dyer finished them off with a 1-yard touchdown in the games final seconds (following a perfect onside kick) to squeak out a victory by a margin of 42-38.  Although Auburn pulled off the win, the Tigers have a long way to go if they are to contend for another national championship this season.

The game between #5 Boise State Broncos and #19 Georgia Bulldogs was one of the most anticipated games this past weekend.  However, Heisman contender Kellen Moore sliced through the Bulldogs 3-4 defense with ease racking up 261 yards on 28-34 passing and 3 touchdowns.  The Broncose win over a ranked SEC team will bolster their chances to yet again play in a BCS Bowl game if they can continue to play at a high level.  Georgia coach Mark Richt’s job could be on the line as the talented Bulldogs were expected to comepete for a SEC title this season- an opening week loss certainly sets them back in this endeavor.

In perhaps the biggest upset of the opening week of college football was the #16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish loss to unranked South Florida 23-20.  Notre Dame suffered through a wild and wacky first half that featured 2 fumbles, a penalty that reversed a Cierre Wood touchdown, and an interception in the end zone.  It was actually pretty remarkable the Irish were only down 16 points at halftime.    Notre Dame was able to make a game of it after halftime as they pulled quarterback Dayne Crist  in favor of Tommy Rees.  Crist ended the day with just 85 yards passing with 0 touchdowns and 1 pick while Rees racked up 296 yards, 2 touchdowns but also threw to interceptions.  It looks like South Bend has itself a good ole fashioned quarterback controversy!

Last but not least, week 1 saw the #4 ranked LSU Tigers  mildly upset the #3 ranked Oregon Ducks in the Cowboy Classic at Cowboy’s Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  While a #4 beating a #3 is hardly shocking, the way in which it happened was.  Oregon was extremely sloppy with several dropped passes, multiple costly turnovers, and several crushing penalties.  Both teams were without key players and it showed.  Expect both teams to continue to improve as the season progresses and become BCS Bowl game contenders.

Other Week 1 Top 25 Game Scores

#20 Mississippi State over Memphis 59-14

#11 Wisconsin over UNLV 51-17

#17 Michigan State over Youngstown State 28-6

#14 TCU losses to Baylor 48-50

#18 Ohio State over Akron 42-0

#21 Missouri over Miami (Ohio) 17-6

#13 Virginia Tech over Appalachian State 66-13

#10 Nebraska over UT-Chattanooga 40-7

#22 Florida over Florida Atlantic 41-3

#9 Oklahoma State over LA-Lafayette 61-34

#1 Oklahoma over Tulsa 47-14

#24 West Virginia over Marshall 34-13

#8 Texas A&M over SMU 46-14

#12 South Carolina over ECU 56-37

#15 Arkansas over Missouri State 51-7

#7 Stanford over SJ State 57-3

#25 USC over Minnesota 19-17

#6 Florida State over LA-Monroe 34-0

#2 Alabama over Kent State 48-7

Week 2 Games to Watch

#20 Mississippi State at #23 Auburn

#16 Notre Dame at Michigan

BYU at Texas

#2 Alabama at Penn State

#12 South Carolina at #19 Georgia

 

 

 

Most Expensive College Football Games-2011 Season

It’s almost that time of year again….college football season!!  This year’s teams are already lining up, getting ready and selling tickets quickly!  Fan loyalty is huge in college football, so that means that devoted fans are will to pay top dollar to see their teams compete.  TiqIQ, a ticket market intelligence site, comprised a list of the highest priced games, to date, for the whole season.

The ticket prices below are from a list generated by TiqIQ that are comprised of the largest tickets resellers including StubHub, ebay and Ticketnetwork.  These are not face value ticket prices.

10.) LSU vs. Alabama, November 5th.  Avg. price $420.93.  Both ranked in Top 5, starting out.

9.) Florida vs. Georgia, October 29th.  Avg. price $423.83 This game has been labeled the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” and is played in Jacksonville, FL every year. This will be the 90th meeting between the two schools and Georgia has come out victorious slightly more than half the time.  This is notable because the Gators have won 17 out of the last 20 games.

8.) Georgia vs. Boise State, September 3rd.   Avg. price $437.91. At Georgia Dome and will draw a huge hometown crowd.  Last year was Georgia’s first losing season since 1996, they’re eager to prove their worth once again.

7.) Notre Dame vs. Michigan, September 10th.  Avg. price $457.07. This series is a classic, played every year since 1978.  This is also an exciting game because it will be the first night game in Michigan Stadium’s history and both teams will be wearing throwback jerseys.

6.) Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, October 1st.   Avg. price $461.19.  Always rivals.  This game will be played at Cowboys stadium.

5.) Ohio State vs. Nebraska, October 8th.  Avg. price $462.97. Nebraska is the new kid in the conference, so this is OSU’s first Big Ten visit to Memorial Stadium which holds the title for the most consecutive sellouts: 311.  The last game not to sell out was in 1962!

4.) Texas vs. Oklahoma, October 8th.  Avg. price: $464.04.  The “Red River Rivalry” lives on!

3.) USC vs. Notre Dame, October 22nd.  Avg. price $509.48.  This rivalry started in 1926, and USC has won the last 8 of 10 games.

2.) Alabama vs. Auburn, November 26th. Avg. price $514.96.  The so-called “Iron Bowl” pits the two in-state teams against each other.  This is also the last regular season game for the two teams.  Alabama was last year’s National Champion and had an undefeated season.  The stakes are high for this game.

1.) LSU vs. Oregon, September 3rd.  Avg. price $560.23.  This game, like the Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, will also be played at Cowboys Stadium.  USA Today ranked Oregon 3rd in the opening season and LSU as 4th.

 

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