CFB Three Things: Rosen, Beasty Bama & Iowa Wave
The long first week of college football is finally over. It was a great week one, even though, there were not the mega-matchups we saw last year in the first college football weekend. There were many dramatic games, moments and plays that will be talked about for the year. Josh Rosen started off his Heisman campaign with an amazing comeback, Bama looked like the best in the world yet again and Iowa started a new tradition.
The Chosen Rosen
What more can you say about Josh Rosen after his performance on Sunday night? He threw for 491 yards with three touchdowns leading UCLA back from a 44-10 deficit to win 45-44. You could feel a seismic shift in this one as Rosen kept finding ways to get passes through. People want to hate and say he threw a few balls that would be picks on Sunday. That’s fine if we want to shit on an utterly great performance because that’s 2017 for you. We can never be pleased with fucking anything. Rosen played great, but I worry he might not make it through the season with that offensive line.
Bama goes and dominates Florida State. Ho hum
Oh would you look at that, Alabama delivered a slobber knocker to Florida State. One of those classic Bama games where they suck the life out of your offense and do just enough on their end to win this one. For Florida State, they had so many special teams issues that cost them opportunities to win a close, defensive game. Seminoles gave the Tide great field position on a regular basis setting up the scoring drives. I’m not ready to crown Bama’s ass yet.
Iowa makes a heartfelt gesture
Get ready for the tissues as Iowa Hawkeyes have started a beautiful tradition. After the first quarter, the entire crowd waved to the new children’s hospital that overlooks the stadium. From the windows, the kids and parents could see the crowd waving to them in support of whatever they are going through at this time. It’s sometimes the little things that mean the most. Well done, Hawkeyes.
In a beautiful new tradition, Iowa football fans wave to patients at nearby children's hospital. (via @UIchildrens) pic.twitter.com/KH2NcOe2Mw
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