“Wish it Was Still Saturday” is a weekly review of the College Football Weekend
Oh boy, it is nice to have football back again. I know it was only Hawaii, Wyoming, New Mexico State, and Colorado State (and for the 48 people that have ESPN+, Prairie View A&M and Rice). But it was REGULAR SEASON FOOTBALL!! Games that mattered and counted. No more NFL Preseason, no more college football depth chart reveals, just real football.
The games gave us an appetizer for the big matchups coming this next week. Week 0 should be known as Group of Five appreciation week. The fans that don’t stay up to 1am one and only chance to watch the Rainbow Warriors. So we will give it the same type of love in this week’s “Wish it was still Saturday.”
Prairie View A&M at Rice
Rice. You’re a FBS program. Prairie View A&M went 6-5 last year. You need a last minute field goal to beat them? Going to be a long season for Rice especially when they go to LSU in November. At least Rice’s performance was better than ESPN+ camera work.
Hawaii at Colorado State
This is the type of Hawaii I like to see. Take me back to the Colt Brennan and Timmy Chang days. Colorado State had to replace QB Nick Stevens, RB Dalyn Dawkins, and WR Michael Gallop. The offense struggled early, but new QB K.J. Carta Samuels went on to throw for 537 yards and set a new Colorado State record. Former 4-star Preston Williams is also a talented wide receiver that almost helped the Rams comeback from a 37-7 deficit (See him in the below video). But Hawaii’s big lead held thanks to QB Cole McDonald’s 5 TD performance. Congrats Rainbow Warriors.
Wyoming at New Mexico State
Wyoming’s defense is good. They outplayed New Mexico State from the start and never let up. The Aggies finished with -9 rushing yards and only had one first down in the first half. RB Nico Evans leads Wyoming’s offense and flat out dominated with 190 yards. Wyoming is a legitimate contender in the Mountain West. New Mexico State has a lot of work before they play Minnesota on Thursday…