(Starting in place of the suspended Andrew Quarless, tight end Mickey Shuler has four catches and a touchdown for Penn State)
While Joe Paterno’s standard poormouth session before facing Florida International (“I am as nervous as I’ve probably ever been for a first game. This is going to be a very, very interesting opening game for us.”) appears to be unfounded (it’s 17-0), perhaps he should have lent that posture to his fellow Big 10 coach Lloyd Carr – late in the second quarter Appalachian State is leading at the Big House 21-14.
Ok, hold the phone — I was just about to say “it’s early,” and that a near-upset might be the best anyone can hope for on this super-boring first day of the season. But now it’s 28-14! If a Wolverine falls in Ann Arbor and no one can watch it on TV did it really happen?
Meanwhile, there might not be a better game than Colorado-CSU on FSN. It’s 14-14, with both sides moving up and down the field. It’s also the halftime show that I’ll be watching – since the Big 10 Network is a Fox co-venture, I’m expecting that they’ll have more highlights than the WWL.
Update: PSU now leads the worst team in the nation 24-0. The Nitts have all of 13 rushing yards, while the Golden Panthers have -5.
Update 2: It’s 17-14 Colorado down at Mile High. More impressively, Michigan returned a kickoff 25 yards to the 32, drove right down the field but then got held to just a field goal. 28-17 App. State at halftime.
Update 3: Oh yeah, and over on ESPN2 they’re stuck with Michigan State 45, Alabama-Birmingham 3.
Update 4: According to ESPN’s GameCast, Penn State’s Mickey Shuler has 413 receiving years, and Chad Henne is Northwestern’s quarterback. I am, however, pleased to see the Wildcats handling Northeastern 24-0, as they lost to D-1AA New Hampshire 51 weeks ago.Meanwhile, the Mountaineers who aren’t from Morgantown have opened with an interception, though again they kept it to a FG. 28-20 in Ann Arbor.
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31-20 for app st. now.
i’m shocked lloyd carr wasn’t fired at halftime.
also, there are some decent games today.
nd and georgia tech should be good
oklahoma st and georgia could be good
cal and tennessee will be good.
Sure, those are the three best games on paper. And there’s one on Monday, and there were ok intersectional contests Thursday and Friday too. But overall it just seems blah. At no point are there two games on at the same time to really get worked up about. As Mike Jensen pointed out, only one match-up between ranked teams and only one other ranked team leaving home. Now, whether it was really any better last year is really just a matter of opinion; you had the same Cal/UT and ND/GT games then and USC-Arkansas didn’t seem so important at the time.
Wolverines just missed a FG.