What a glorious start to the 2012 season! Enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.
Alabama set five Cowboys Classic records in the first half of Saturday night's game.
A new-look Auburn offense couldn't convert in the red zone. The defense couldn't stop the run. Meanwhile, Tajh Boyd, Andre Ellington and Clemson carved up a defense that couldn't stop the run.
Gus Malzahn takes Arkansas State into Eugene to face No. 5 Oregon and comes out learning more about himself and his team.
Urban Meyer began his coaching career at Columbus with a 56-10 win against the University of Miami (Ohio). It was a slow start but in the end Braxton Miller shined, leading the Buckeye offense with 368 total yards.
At least Missouri got to warm up. The SEC's other new member, Texas A&M, has to jump directly into its league schedule.
Michigan was pounded into submission by a team far superior in every way. It was a game marked by brutality, and the Wolverines simply didn't have the fortitude to match up.
Coach Brady Hoke said throughout the offseason this game would be a measuring stick for his program, which was coming off an 11-2 season. Turns out, reality wasn't as sweet as perception.
Michigan had a nice season last year, and some thought it was back among college football's royalty. But it is not.