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article imageNCAA Football is under way

By Michael Bearak     Sep 3, 2010 in Sports
The 2010 NCAA football season got underway officially Thursday with four games and one could have been considered an upset.
Thursday night was the start of the 2010 college football season as four games were on the docket matching ranked versus unranked opponents.
Number two Ohio State hosted Marshall in a game that Marshall never really got going in. The West Virginia school found themselves down to the neighbor to the north by two touchdowns at the end of the first quarter and then four touchdowns at half. Ohio State jumped out on top with two touchdown drives going up 14-0 before Marshall got on the board, which Ohio State posted another touchdown. In the second half the Buckeyes posted another 10 points to cruise on to victory 45-7.
The Miami Hurricanes ranked 13th in the country took on the Florida A&M Rattlers down in Miami and sailed to an easy victory 45-0. The Hurricanes were up by 35 at half time and really never looked back. The Hurricanes amassed 405 total yards against Rattlers.
Lane Kiffin made his USC debut against Hawaii on the road. The one blemish was Kiffin going for a two-point conversion when they scored their first touchdown at the 10:07 mark and failed to convert. Otherwise it was all USC with Matt Barkley passing for five touchdowns and 257 yards through the air. The five touchdowns tied a school record as the Trojans walked away with a 13 point victory 49-36.
What could be considered the upset of the night was Utah knocking off Pitt in Salt Lake City. The game was tied at 24 apiece and needed overtime as a field goal by Joe Phillips lifted the Utes over the #15 Pitt Panthers. Jordan Wynn, the quarterback for the Utes threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns on the day.
There are two games on the docket for Friday as Arizona travels to Toledo and Villanova travels Temple. On Saturday there will be 54 games throughout the day followed by two more games on Sunday and two on Monday. The big game on Monday will be Boise State going against Virginia Tech.
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