Studs and Duds: Jalen Hurts/Bo Nix shine

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Week 1 provided us with the entertainment we wanted. From blowouts to nail biters, college football didn’t disappoint us. There were thrilling plays and sloppy mistakes. Scoreboards were lit up in some games, while others showed us that points came at a premium. Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners wasted little time getting back to business. Hurts dominated in his Sooners debut, and deserves one more article worth of recognition. =

Stud: Jalen Hurts

Hurts began his Oklahoma career by obliterating the Houston Cougars. He accounted for 508 total yards and six touchdowns Sunday night, elevating his Heisman status after just one week of football. Oklahoma appears on the fast track to return to the College football playoff with Jalen Hurts running the show, but needs help from the defense. If they can become a complete team, watch out for the Sooners in the postseason.

Dud: Oregon Ducks

Not a dud because they lost, but the Ducks choked away this one. Justin Herbert was playing with back up receivers, but Oregon still held a lead for most of the game against Auburn. However, they couldn’t hang on and the defense gave up the go-ahead score late. This will still be a good team, but it wasn’t the start they imagined.

Stud: Bo Nix

His stats were nowhere near what Jalen Hurts did, but his final throw was one to remember. Auburn’s comeback against Oregon was completed when Nix lofted one up to Seth Williams to put the Tigers ahead for good.

Dud: Ryan Oliver

Who? Oliver is the punter for St. Francis (P.A) football, and made a Not Top 10 play this weekend. It’s not enough to describe it, so we’ll just leave this clip here and let you enjoy.

Stud: LSU-Texas

Both teams looked dominant and took care of business in Week 1. Which sets up for a colossal Week 2 matchup in Austin. Buckle up for this one, because it has huge playoff implications. Sam Ehlinger versus Joe Burrow will be as good of entertainment as you will find in Week 2. Kellen Mond and Texas A&M against Trevor Lawrence and Clemson won’t be bad either. College football’s just getting started, and we can’t wait to see the chaos unfold.

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