College Football Weeks 1 & 2

In Entertainment by Tanner Allen

Week one of college football is officially in the books, and it was one of the craziest weeks of college football in the history of the game.

The slate of games that were on tap for college football fans across the country had them salivating at the mouth when they saw an early match up like the Houston Cougars vs. Oklahoma Sooners, or even the later match up like the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. USC Trojans.

What all does this mean?

With college football back, social media was buzzing on every single platform. The die hard college football fans on Twitter were just as ruthless as ever, destroying the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners after they were upset by the Houston Cougars 33-23.

Lets take a look at the Twitter world as this highly anticipated match up unraveled in front of our eyes.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman and former Oklahoma Sooner Gerald McCoy decided to join in the fun and add in the infamous “Crying Jordan” face over his face after the upset.

This was just one of the more popular games that kicked off the college football weekend, but there was a lot more in store for the typical college football fan.

The number six LSU Tigers took a trip to Lambeau Field to take on the Wisconsin Badgers at a neutral site, which essentially was a home game for the Big Red faithful. All eyes were on LSU quarterback Brandon Harris, as he struggled in the 2015 season for the Tigers, to see what he was capable of doing with this pro-style Tigers offense under offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

Harris still hasn’t taken the step for the Tigers to become an elite quarterback in the Southeastern Conference, as he finished 12-21 passing for 131 yards and two interceptions in the Tigers 16-14 upset loss to the Badgers.

ESPN’s Bomani Jones chimed in on what he thought about the sophomore quarterback’s performance.

If you are one of the fans who likes to chant ‘Roll Tide’ on game days, you probably sang it so many times that you might have bored yourself. The second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide completely dismantled the 19th-ranked USC Trojans 52-6.

The USC Trojans were in the ball game early, but behind the coaching of Nick Saban and the physicality of an SEC defense was entirely too much for the overwhelmed Trojans.

ESPN’s Peter Burns dropped a few gems on how badly the Alabama Crimson Tide annihilated USC.

One of the best match ups of the whole weekend didn’t occur until Sunday, as the 10th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish travelled to Austin, Texas to take on a rebuilding Texas Longhorns program under third year head coach Charlie Strong.

Notre Dame was a heavy favorite in the contest, as the Longhorns haven’t been ranked under Charlie Strong in his tenure in Austin. Could this all change by the end of the night?

Here are the highlights.

Both the Longhorns and the Irish were trading blows back and forth throughout the game, which already made this game extremely fun to watch, but that wasn’t the only thing that happened.

Things got weird in the fourth quarter as the Texas Longhorns took a 37-35 lead over Notre Dame. After the Longhorns scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, they lined up to kick the extra point, which ended up being blocked and returned to the opposite end zone for a Notre Dame two-point conversion, tying the game at 37.

Social media exploded on all platforms.


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The blocked extra point that was returned for the touchdown was the final score of regulation, sending the game to overtime, where Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoops paved the way for the team in burnt orange to a 50-47 thrilling victory over the Fighting Irish.

Charlie Strong and the Longhorns made history in the Strong era by officially being ranked for the first time in three seasons.

The last game on the impressive opening week slate was the fourth ranked Florida State Seminoles vs. the 11th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels. The Rebels took an astounding and shocking 28-6 lead in front of a daunting FSU crowd that filled up 85 percent of Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Once again, Twitter never fails with the relentlessness and creativity of college football fans and outlets across the entire country.

After trailing by a wide margin at half-time, the Florida State Seminoles rallied back to score 30 straight points against an Ole Miss defense that was completely shutting down the Noles offense in the first half.

The Rebels had no answer for the red hot Noles, resulting in a 45-34 victory for the garnet and gold.

The games on tap for week two aren’t as exciting as week one per say, but as a college football fan, you can only hope for as much excitement as possible.

About the Author

Tanner Allen

Tanner is a senior at the University of Florida and is studying telecommunications. He covers Florida Gator football for, affiliated with and the Yahoo! Sports Network.