Start of the Football Season Re-Energizes Fans


Football fans around the country have collectively rejoiced at the beginning of the football season.

Thursday marked the start of the college football season as Ohio State University took on Indiana, eventually coming out on top of the Hoosiers.

That was just the beginning of the excitement. Saturday started off with Texas being upset by Maryland, and HBCU, Howard upsetting UNLV in what, statistically at least, is the largest upset in college football history.

Then, Texas A&M took on UCLA and seemed to be running away with the game as the jumped out to a 44-10 lead, until Aggie quarterback Nick Starkel was injured. This seemed to swing the momentum back in the Bruins favor as they proceeded to score 35 unanswered points and take the lead with 20 seconds.

However, none of these games seemed as big as the Chick-Fil-A classic in Atlanta. The game pitted number one Alabama and number three Florida State against each other, and ended with the Crimson Tide prevailing in a 24-7 slugfest.

The entire weekend was capped off with Georgia Tech vs. our own Tennessee Volunteers. After an ugly three and a half quarters the Vols ended up winning it in two overtimes by stopping the Yellow Jackets on their attempt at a game-ending two-point conversion.

This is only the first crazy weekend in a season not scheduled to end until January.

College football isn’t the only league starting this month; however, as the quick rebuild of the Titans has the city excited for a possible playoff spot

“I’m actually really excited to watch the Titans this season,” local fan Noah Marrero said.

The football season is “the best time of the year” for many Americans, but will it live up to the hype? Only time will tell.

“I think it’s going to be a great season,” Marrero concluded.

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