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College football fans have spent the past seven months waiting patiently Waiting to return to the iron grid Where the athletic reform has been fueled with the NBA and it’s always been an exciting regular season baseball game.
The wait is over. Somewhat.
Let’s take a look at a few of the games in our Week Zero list.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats – 12:30 PM ET
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost entered his fifth year at Lincoln with temperatures soaring as the Cornhuskers failed to finish a season over 0.500 since taking over in 2018. Having finished last season at 3-9, losing their opening game to heading Illinois, Nebraska To Dublin, Ireland, for a fun game against Northwestern.
The Cornhuskers will have a new quarterback Below is the center where Casey Thompson will get his Texas-to-Nebraska transfer deal. Thompson started 10 games with the Texans last season, throwing for 2,113 yards with 24 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.
“I really like what we have in this position,” Frost said on “Husker Sports Knightly” when the news was announced. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I played more than once, but Casey would take the first actor.”
Northwestern is emerging from a disappointing season, finishing 3-9 in 2021 after finishing over 0.500 in five of the past six seasons. The Wild cats are blown up In their game against Nebraska last season, they lost 56-7 at Lincoln.
Wyoming Cowboys at Illinois Fighting Illini – 4:00 p.m. ET
Coach Brett Bilima made the most of his first game in Week Zero as head coach in Illinois, defeating Nebraska to start the 2021 season. Can he go 2-0?
“Really excited for our players and coaches, but just Illinois football in general, which clearly includes the University of Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana community, and all of our fans and alumni,” Bielima said Monday. “There’s a really good buzz with our players. Buzz doesn’t really mean winning but I like the excitement, the energy, just the general feeling of what our guys are doing.”
Wyoming went 7-6 in 2021 but Cowboys lost 14 appetizers From last year’s team. Head coach Craig Pohl entered his ninth season at Laramie, leading the Cowboys to four games with the ball during his tenure.
UConn Huskies at Utah State Aggies – 4:00 p.m. ET
you are welcome in The Jim Mora era at UConn. The Husky, who were knocked out by a 1-11 season in 2021, including a loss to the FCS Holy Cross, are hoping Mora can breathe some life into the show.
Mora hasn’t coached since the 2017 season when he was fired after six seasons at UCLA, having spent the past three years in Idaho and working for ESPN.
“I wanted another chance. I was at this point, if it didn’t happen, I was OK with it. I was happy in Sun Valley,” Mora said of his stay in Idaho, according to ESPN. “I was so itchy that I really felt like I needed this opportunity. That’s what I love to do, and that’s what I’m passionate about. I love being able to impact these kids. A life where it really isn’t about me.”
Utah State is the defending champion of Mountain West, winning 11-3 last year and beating Oregon State in a bowling alley.
The The Aggies will head to Tuscaloosa To take first place in Alabama in the first week.
Vanderbilt Commodores at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors – 10:30 p.m. ET
For those looking to stay up until the wee hours of the morning, the Week Zero list ends with a trip to Honolulu.
Breaking out of coach Clark Leah’s first-year record 2-10, Vanderbilt is aiming for his first inaugural season win since 2018. Regardless of Vanderbilt’s record in 2021, Leah has placed high hopes on the Dean.
“We know in time Football will be Vanderbilt Leah said at the SEC Media Days conference.
Vanderbilt has not had a successful season since 2013, never won ten matches in a season, or appeared in the SEC Championship Game.
Hawaii Entering its first season Under the leadership of former quarterback Timmy Chang, who had spent past seasons as an assistant coach in Nevada.
“When I played, I felt like I was putting a case on my back and now I’m saying to the kids, ‘The state needs you to make that block. This country is counting on you. “He’s older than me,” Zhang said, according to ESPN. It is for this entire community, all eight islands. This is kind of what it makes [coaching here] Really special, especially when I was born and raised here.”
Hawaii has won its last seven inaugural games.