Strutting around the office after your team started 1-0? Chances are it beat a Division I-AA team, tough guy. Frankly, who cares? Besides, you have plenty of company. According to Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, there were 32 games between I-A and I-AA teams in Week 1. The big boys won 31 of them, with only eight of the games settled by less than 24 points. San Diego State was the loser in the bunch. The Aztecs fell at home to Cal Poly, 29-27. Note to Chuck Long: It's a bad time to be selling a home in San Diego County.
Shame on college football's powerhouse teams. There's simply no reason for these games. Seventy-three total games, with 32 coming against I-AA teams (43.8%).
Let's get to Week 2, which starts Thursday with South Carolina at Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks are 10-point favorites.
Friday brings Navy at Ball State. The Midshipmen are 7.5-point favorites over David Letterman's former school.
Sifting through Saturday's trash games, we managed to find a few gems: Georgia Tech at Boston College (-7); West Virginia (-8) at East Carolina; Cincinnati at Oklahoma (-21); Miami at Florida (-21.5); Oregon State at Penn State (-16.5); Mississippi at Wake Forest (-8) and Stanford at Arizona State (-14).