The college football season kicked off last night, and four ranked teams eked out victories over surprisingly tough underdogs.
- #2 LSU 45, Mississippi State 0 — MSU quarterback Michael Henig threw a costly interception that may have been the turning point in the game, because then he went on to throw five more. He did, however, complete 11 passes to his own teammates, so that was nice.
- #10 Louisville 73, Murray State 10 — The Cardinals notched 10 touchdowns, yet Brian Brohm threw only four of them, obviously dampening the Heisman buzz. He didn't even throw 400 yards. Louisville scored TDs on its first eight drives and finished with 655 yards of total offense. It's a W, for sure, but the Cards have got to be disappointed.
- #16 Rutgers 38, Buffalo 3 — Buffalo has a college now? Aw, that's sweet. Ray Rice ran for 184 yards and 3 scores.
- #24 Boise State 56, Weber State 7 — Last year's undefeated national champions continued where they left off, squeaking past a heavy favorite using trick plays. Cheerleader husband Ian Johnson ran for 124 yards and three TDs.