Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The college football season kicked off on Saturday with Week zero.  Here are all my favorite winners and losers from College Football Week Zero!

Loser

Nebraska.  It is just unbelievable.  While a lot has changed in college football, things stayed the same for Nebraska. In Ireland, Nebraska lost their 7th straight game in a 31-28 defeat to Northwestern. The 7th straight loss is tied for the 2nd-longest losing streak in program history, trailing only a 10-game losing streak from 2017 to 2018.

All 7 losses have been by single-digits, the Cornhuskers are the first major college team in the AP Poll Era, which
goes back to 1936, to lose 7 straight by single-digits.

Since coming back to Lincoln in 2018, Scott Frost’s Nebraska team is 5-21 in one-score games (games decided by 8 points or less). That’s the worst such record in the FBS in that span.

How a Win Became A Loss

The game turned after Nebraska attempted an onside kick with 9:09 left in the 3rd quarter, right after it held an 11-
point lead. From that point, Northwestern outscored Nebraska 14-0.  Coach Scott Frost, you are going to have to change your last name from Frost to Hot because you are officially on the “hot seat” to get fired.

Winners

Florida State snapped a 5-game losing streak in season-openers and had three 100-yard rushers for the first time in
school history in a 47-7 win over Duquesne

North Carolina was able to handle an interesting game,  Florida A&M was down to 25 players due to eligibility issues. On what was Mack Brown’s 71st birthday, the Tar Heels won 56-24 behind Drake Maye’s 5 pass TDs in his first
career start. Those 5 passing scores are the most by a UNC player in their first start.

Illinois had no problem with Wyoming, winning 38-6 thanks to 151 rushing yards from RB Chase Brown. Illinois
is now 11-1 in season-openers since 2011.

College Football Week Zero Bail Out Game Hits!

For those of you who were down some coin after Nebraska’s loss, the “Bail Out” game hits!  Those of you who stayed up to watch Hawaii host Vanderbilt(-9) weren’t disappointed.  It took a half, but eventually Vanderbilt dominated on way to a 63-10 victory.

63 points and over 600 yards of offense was one of Vanderbilt’s best outings in school history.  Here are some other nuggets from that game on Saturday.

63-10 victory marked their largest win in a non-conference road game since 1941 vs Louisville (68-0)

63 points is their most points vs an FBS opponent since Nov. 11, 1948 vs Marshall (won 56-0)

Vanderbilt had their most points in any game since 1969 vs Davidson (won 63-8)

The 63 points also tied for 5th most points in any game in school history

Finished with 601 total yards – their most in any game since Nov. 26, 2016 vs (17) Tennessee (608 yards)

More on these games and lots more on Shemon and Sheppard later today.

 

 

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