2013 NCAAF season opens with a bang

Vandy’s 7-game winning streak is over

BY:Jeff Schneberk @Game7overtime

 

Depending on what channels you can get on your TV set, the opening night of NCAA football started with some fireworks, most notably in the SEC at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, TN.

The Vanderbilt Commodores opened up against the Ole Miss Rebels.

Both teams decided in the last 2 minutes that they both really badly wanted to win the football game.

Ole Miss scored 29 points in the second half alone en route to a 39-35 victory over the home side Thursday night.

One player, Vanderbilt Senior wide receiver from Madison, AL., Jordan Matthews was throwing up like crazy on the football field, had to be taken off, then re-entered the game and caught a massive first-down on a 48-yard catch on a 4th-down-and-18.

Vanderbilt went up 35-32 on a 34-yard TD pass from Austyn Carta-Samuels to Stephen Scheu with 1:30 left. 

But Jeff Scott, of Ole Miss, beat the Commodores for a TD and the fourth lead change.

The Ole Miss Rebels snapped a 3-game losing skid to Vanderbilt.

The Commodore gave up 29 points in the second half, their most since allowing 20 points against Florida last October, their last loss.

AROUND THE NCAA

In other US College football openers tonight, USC leads  Hawaii 20-5, Fresno State leads Rutgers 28-23 also in the 3rd quarter, South Carolina beat North Carolina, 27-10, Kent State beat Liberty 17-10, Wake Forest beat Presbyterian 31-7, Bowling Green knocked off Tulsa, 34-7,UCF beat Akron 38-7, Ball State beat Illinois State 51-28, Minnesota over UNLV 51-23, Indiana scored 73 points, beating Indiana State’s 35, Southern Utah edged South Alabama 22-21, Middle Tennessee over Western Caro., 45-24. Towson over Connecticut 33-18, Utah over Utah State 30-26, Tulane beat Jackson State 34-7, and San Jose State shutout Sacramento State by a 24-0 final.

SATURDAY

Highlights for Saturday will include 14 Notre Dame hosting Temple and 17 Michigan vs Central Michigan.

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