However, Graves put it off the upright with 9 seconds left.
The South Alabama Jaguars were down 17-0 at halftime before scoring 21 points in the second half to shock the Bulldogs at home. Harris threw two interceptions and couldn’t seem to put the Tigers in a position to win all game.
Richmond even managed to accumulate more first downs with 24, the Cavaliers had 19. Knight, a graduate transfer from Oklahoma, threw one passing touchdown and ran for two touchdowns in the season opener.
The Houston Cougars and Greg Ward Jr. The Spiders rushed for 187 rushing yards and passed for 337 yards through the air. South Alabama over Mississippi State 21-20
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The Cougars dominated the line of scrimmage all game, only allowing 70 rushing yards and sacking quarterback Baker Mayfield five times. 16 UCLA 31-24 in Overtime
Greg Ward Jr. One things for sure: It was a rough Week 1 for the SEC.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were casualty number 1 in the SEC, dropping their season opener against FCS opponent South Alabama 21-20.
3. was spectacular for the Cougars. 3 Oklahoma 33-23
The Aggies started their 2016 in the win column with an upset victory over Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins. The Cougars defense forced two fumbles as well.
Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta led the way for the Spiders with 337 passing yards and three touchdowns. If you saw the vicious cheap shot by Josh Boutte, you saw just how frustrating of a day it was for the Tigers.
The Spiders forced four turnovers in the game (3 fumbles and 1 interception) and came out the gates fast, jumping out to an early 13-0 lead.
Next: Houston over Oklahoma
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The Cavaliers were simply outplayed in Bronco Mendenhall’s debut. Texas A&M over No. He threw for 321 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.
It was not a good day for quarterback Brandon Harris or the LSU offense. are forreal. The game winning score came with 57 seconds left when Dallas Davis tossed a four yard strike to Gerald Everett in the back of the end zone.
Badgers’ kicker Rafael Gaglianone kicked three field goals, including a 47-yarder with 3:57 left in the fourth quarter which proved to be the game winner.
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The Tigers dropped their first season opener since 2004.
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The unranked Wisconsin Badgers upset the LSU Tigers and spoiled early Heisman hopes for the Leonard Fournette in the process.
Next: Texas A&M over UCLA
Next: South Alabama over Mississippi State
2. The Cavaliers dropped their home opener 37-20 against FCS opponent Richmond Spiders.
It was a wild opening weekend of College Football! Some teams saw their College Football Playoff chances put in jeopardy while others overcame impossible odds to win their season openers. Their other score came on a pick six by cornerback Tre’Davious White.
Things are off to a rocky start for the Virginia Cavaliers after opening weekend. Running back Trayveon Williams led the way with 94 rushing yards for the Aggies.
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1. It was the first victory for the Spiders against the Cavaliers since 1946.
The LSU Tigers only managed to score a touchdown on one offensive drive all game.
Quarterback Trevor Knight, on the other hand, was spectacular for the Texas A&M Aggies in his debut. No. The Sooners were attempting to take the lead with the Cougars up 19-17 before things went south.
Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 138 yards but did not score a touchdown. Last season, they upset the Louisville Cardinals, this season, the Oklahoma Sooners are their latest victims.
The Bulldogs had a chance for a victory on a field goal attempt by kicker Westin Graves from 28 yards out. The Spiders scored twice before the Cavaliers ran an offensive play from scrimmage, which proved doom in the long run.
4. Rosen threw three interceptions, including two by Aggies cornerback Justin Evans, in what was a forgettable start to his sophomore season.
The Aggies defense sacked Rosen fives time.
5. Richmond over Virginia 37-20
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Brandon Wilson’s 109 yard kick six return was also a key turn of events. Wisconsin over No. The Cavaliers only managed 38 total rushing yards for the whole game and were outgained 524 to 302 total yards of offense.
The Aggies rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on the day. 15 Houston over No
Over 80 percent of collegiate athletic departments actually lose $11 million dollars or more for their universities yearly. At many universities, this means cutting faculty and entire degree programs. What’s worse, we are watching yet another round of the corporatization of American colleges and universities and the toll it’s taking on the country and excusing it as tradition. Instead, they signed Terry Bowden, head coach of their football program, to a $2 million dollar contract. Compare that to the average $25,000 salary of an adjunct professor and it begins to get fuzzy as to whether colleges are still institutions of higher learning, or professional sporting arenas.
Tuition to state universities across the nation has risen, on average, about 30 percent since 2000 alone. But there is simply is no evidence behind that.
The numbers for this crisis are daunting. If we don’t stop this gross misuse of student fees and the student debt crisis, the only tradition our country will know is that of being in poverty if you chose to get a college education. Share it with your friends, colleagues, and college-age children. The trend is in direct correlation to increases in student fees that go directly to the athletic departments.
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At places like Ohio University, athletic fees run students $48 a credit hour. To continue to fund such high-price athletic programs, school budgets have to be balanced out somewhere. That is $400,000 a year. The new short above by Brave New Films entitled The Big Game: College Football Stealing Your Education explains just how that happens.
But the problem becomes even more convoluted when faculty budgets and school programs are added into the equation. All the massive programs do is create die-hard fans that want to come to the school, and in turn are used to make the programs even more massive…not to bring more money to academics.
We are in a college debt crisis. One of America’s favorite pastimes is essentially draining the lifeblood and the future wealth out of the next generation and few realize it. The ones who entice students to come because of their strong tradition of football? Many of those see over 70 percent of their income paid for by student credit hours. And contrary to critics, who believe licensing and boosters bring in the majority of funds for the department, most big football programs see over half of their budget come from student fees. That means that a typical student will use almost $6000 of financial aid or scholarships to pay for the athletic programs at their school. But their tuition did not go down. Watch the Brave New Films new short The Big Game: College Football Stealing Your Education. Most states with strong college football traditions and programs have increased tuition, on average, by 55percent with some as high 65 percent. Our alma mater’s were not created for us to provide their financial future, but to secure a financial future for their students.
Critics would argue that athletic programs bring so much to the school, that it is worth the money the students pay. Why has the cost and burden of debt for higher education risen so dramatically in just over 20 years? One of the answers is college athletics, namely football. In 1992, it was one-third of that average. University of Akron recently cut 215 jobs and $40 million dollars from their budget. But an even more disturbing trend emerges when the data is looked at closely. Almost 70 percent of college students graduate with approximately $30,000 in college debt. That’s two thirds of what their entire college debt would have been 20 years ago.