Anyone who has read this space for the last few years knows we try to develop a theme when looking at the biggest college football games on the national landscape each week.
With such an amazing schedule for week one of this season, I started thinking “shame on you people for looking for a theme…or really shame on me for trying to find one.” However, in the midst of consecutive night of insomnia #3,462, it hit me like a bad 2am infomercial. Well, it actually was a bad infomercial…for survivalist food kits. I mean, there is no excuse to leave the house this weekend with such a plethora of great games, but we all need nourishment. For only $150 we can get storage tubs full of things like freeze dried cereal, powdered drinks, beans and rice and 10 pizzas, that by the way, have a 20 year shelf life. Yum.
The schedule of games is so big this weekend, that we are breaking the preview into two parts. So, as the “preppers” say, let’s SIP (shelter in place), find the remote and grab our bucket o’ food for the games and check out Part 1 of the preview.
College Football Preview; Week 1, Part 1
Oklahoma @ Houston; Saturday 12pm EDT ABC
The game is actually in Houston but at NRG Stadium. First big one of a long weekend so grab that powdered orange drink mix and some and freeze dried apple cinnamon cereal. Houston caught a lot of folks off guard last year, but there is no chance of that now.
The biggest boost for the Cougars was when head coach Tom Herman turned down numerous opportunities to stay in Houston. QuarterbackGreg Ward is back, coming off his Peach Bowl Offensive MVP performance and he has plenty of offensive weapons back. The defense lost some critical players to the NFL. That’s bad news when Oklahoma is coming with Heisman candidate quarterback Baker Mayfield and running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. “Some” at LWOS even think enough of the Sooners to give them a first place vote in the Top 25 poll. Good thing the stadium is sponsored by an energy company. Means plenty of light bulbs for the scoreboard.