College football scores 2010 were posted for the first time last night. The first college football scores 2010 weren’t expected to be close, since the scores pit ranked teams against heavy underdogs. Ohio State and Miami had early tune-ups before they could face each other next week, while USC finally took the field after a horrific offseason, and Pitt tested itself with a familiar mid-major power. All told, there were a lot of blowouts on opening night, although the initial college football scores 2010 had one mild upset.
Pittsburgh and Utah are closely linked together, since Utah’s first BCS victory came against Pitt in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. For their rematch, the Panthers came in ranked 15th in preseason polls, while Utah is trying to head for the Pac-10 on a high note.
It took a while, but the first upset among the college football scores 2010 belonged to Utah. The 27-24 overtime win came after both teams made mistakes, with multiple penalties and missed red zone opportunities. But Pittsburgh’s last mistake came with an overtime interception, leading to Utah wrapping things up with a field goal.
The other college football scores 2010 showed easier times for other ranked teams. Ohio State and Miami will face off in Columbus next week, but before then, they took care of business against mid-majors. The second-ranked Buckeyes handled Marshall, 45-7, while the Hurricanes did just a bit better in beating Florida A&M, 45-0.
Out West, the biggest shootout occurred between USC and Hawaii. None of the college football scores 2010 for USC will count in the national title race, since they are banned from postseason play. Yet the Trojans are still ranked 14th in the AP, and backed it up with a 49-36 win in Lane Kiffin’s debut.
Among the other scores, South Carolina blew away Southern Miss in the first official game of the year. Rutgers, Indiana and Wake Forest also won easily, although Minnesota had to come back over Middle Tennessee State.
The first college football scores 2010 didn’t have much drama, except in Utah and Hawaii. The rest of the weekend might not be better, except for the LSU-North Carolina, TCU-Oregon State, and Boise State-Virginia Tech showdowns. But even if the actual first weekend has easy games for top-ranked teams, next week will be different for the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, Penn State and Oklahoma.
For this weekend’s college football scores 2010, the West Coast took the headlines for opening night. But the season doesn’t really start until the first batch of Saturday games — although the Boise State-Virginia Tech match on Monday night is the weekend’s big story.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 1 Scoreboard”
FOX Sports- “Utah proves itself Pac-12 worthy”