• Nice start for Wisconsin Coach Gary Andersen, and he even got into the spirit of Badgers game day at the end of third quarter of the 45-0 victory over Massachusetts. Anderson jumped around to House of Pain’s “Jump Around” that gets the home crowd pumped for the fourth quarter.
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• About UMass. The Minutemen, 1-11 last season, put in an early bid for No. 125 among the 125 Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
• Georgia Tech’s 70-0 crushing of Elon wasn’t even one-third of the program’s biggest shutout victory. That happened in 1916, in a 222-0 victory over Cumberland.
• Hey, hey, AAC. Cincinnati got the new conference’s first big victory by clubbing Purdue 42-7 in Tommy Tuberville’s debut with the Bearcats.
As hot as it was in Gainesville, Fla., the temperature climbed in Gators coach Will Muschamp’s postgame address to reporters. He singled out three news organizations — the Gainesville Sun, Palm Beach Post and gatorcountry.com — for erroneously reporting the suspension of freshman Jay-nard Bostwick.
Bostwick wasn’t among the four players Florida confirmed for its season-opening 24-6 victory over Toledo.
“When you take a shot at a kid, and it’s inaccurate, and it’s written inaccurately, I’ve got a problem,” Muschamp said.
Maybe a way to fix this is for Florida to announce the suspensions.
Feeling the Heat
Not a good start for Iowa. Northern Illinois’ Mathew Sims kicked a 36-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining for the Huskies’ 30-27 victory at Kinnick Stadium. It marks the seventh straight year a team from the Mid-American Conference defeated a team from the Big Ten.
Real (Good) Deal
A contract extension for Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was announced after the Irish’s 28-6 triumph over Temple. Kelly re-upped for five years on the day he collected his 200th career triumph.
We’re watching you, West Virginia. The Mountaineers opened the post-Geno Smith era by scoring a late touchdown to beat William and Mary 24-17. They avoided becoming the second Big 12 team to fall to a championship subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) team in two days after Kansas State lost to North Dakota State.
Stat of the Day
modify_1Oregon has no business playing Nichols State, but since it was on the schedule, the Ducks did what was expected in a 66-3 victory. Nichols didn’t lose all the stats: The Colonels led time of possession 40:15-19:45.