The Horned Frogs of Texas Christian opened their season in style on Saturday with a paycheck game against something called Samford and as expected, TCU cruised to a 48-14 victory. Greg Laughlin was among the announced 40,094 at Amon Carter Stadium.
Houston played its first game in the 40,000-seat TDECU Stadium on Friday night, but the Cougars turned the ball over six times and lost to Texas San Antonio, 27-7. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin was in attendance and sent along several photos. There are more images after the jump.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Hlastradamus has returned to save the world. It starts with Ohio State playing Navy in Baltimore, the heart of Big Ten Country. No Braxton Miller, no problem for the Buckeyes.
Howie Kussay, New York Post: The return of the Pigskin Profit. Don't worry about a few wrong selections because you always have an ace in the 'Noles. Defending champion Florida State is going to have its way with Oklahoma State.
Boston Herald: Baylor has a big number (-33) against Southern Methodist, but the Mustangs must replace their starting quarterback, top running back, two 1,000-yard receivers, the top two tacklers and three-quarters of the defensive backfield. You get the idea. Take the Bears.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Swing and a miss on the Rutgers-Washington State pick, but a misstep this early is by no means an indication of things to come. Take the points and load up on Fresno State against USC.
Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports: Two of the best, brightest get together and predict the Week 1 games. Now, about that selection in the Texas A&M-South Carolina game....
Greg Laughlin started his 2014 tour in Tulsa, where the Golden Hurricane were playing host to the Green Wave of Tulane. He picked a good opener because the game went into double overtime with Tulsa prevailing, 38-31, before 19,032 fans. It was the American Athletic conference debut for both teams.