College football scores, Week 1 schedule, Top 25 results, TV info – USA TODAY

College football’s biggest teams get their 2022 seasons underway on Saturday. We’ll update this story throughout the day with final scores, highlights and what you need to know from each game.
Briefly The top-ranked Crimson Tide started with a dominant performance, outgaining the Aggies 559-136. Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns as Alabama scored on all seven first-half possession and led 41-0 at the break.
Next up: Alabama travels to Texas next week. Utah State heads home for matchup with Weber State. 
Briefly: The Buckeyes were a 17-point favorite, but trailed at halftime before a comeback victory led by C.J. Stroud. The sophomore quarterback hit Xavier Johnson for the go-ahead score late in the third quarter and played efficiently without standout receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba out with injury. The Irish hung in the game after a 10-7 lead at the break. They lacked enough offense to threaten Ohio State’s defense in the second half.
One highlight to know: Stroud finds Johnson to put Ohio State in front.

C.J. Stroud finds Xavier Johnson to give OSU the 14-10 lead

(via @BigTenNetwork)
Next up: Ohio State faces Arkansas State at home. Notre Dame will host Marshall.
Briefly: The defending champions made a statement on Saturday and routed Oregon as Stetson Bennett went 25-for-31 for 368 yards and two touchdowns, scoring touchdowns each of the first seven times they had the ball. The stout defense also harassed Bo Nix all day as he threw two interceptions.
One highlight to know: Malaki Starks makes an athletic play and picks off Nix.
A TRUE FRESHMAN @StarksMalaki!#GoDawgs
Make your read: Defending champion Georgia off to strong start
Next up: The Bulldogs play Samford from the FCS on Saturday. The Ducks entertains Eastern Washington.
Briefly: Cade McNamara threw for 136 yards and a touchdown and Blake Corum added 76 yards rushing and a score as the Wolverines made easy work of Colorado State at the Big House in the season opener for both teams. The Rams had only 219 yards of total offense. 
One highlight to know: Watch Corum as he hurdles a defender.
Hurdlin’ Rams 👀@blake_corum x @UMichFootball
Make your read: Michigan starts with dominating win in opener. 
Next up: Michigan is home against Hawaii next week while Colorado State hosts Middle Tennessee.
Briefly: A nearly three-hour weather delay didn’t stop the Aggies as Haynes King threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns. Ainias Smith added six catches for164 yards with two touchdowns 
One highlight to know: Check out one of Smith’s three receiving scores, leaving defenders in the dust.
Say it with us: SHOOOOOOOOOOZ 💨

Next up: The Aggies take on Appalachian State next Saturday. Sam Houston State plays Northern Arizona
Briefly: Billy Napier won his first game as Gators coach when Amari Burney intercepted Utes quarterback Cam Rising in the end zone with 17 seconds left. Florida had gone ahead with 1:25 remaining on quarterback Anthony Richardson’s third touchdown run. Utah drove all the way to the Gators 6 and were poised to win, but Rising forced a ball into coverage.
One highlight to know: Burney makes the game-winning play.

Next up: Utah returns home to face Southern Utah. Florida will host Kentucky.
Briefly: The Brent Venables era got underway with a rousing start as Oklahoma routed UTEP behind 233 passing yards and three total touchdowns from transfer quarterback Dillon Gabriel. The Sooners rolled up 492 yards even though they had the football for only 21 minutes. 
One highlight to know: Oklahoma running back Marcus Major plows in from a yard out. 
A MAJOR TD 💪😤@OU_Football adds on another one
Make your read: Brent Venables opens with win in first game as coach
Next up: Oklahoma plays Kent State next week and UTEP will welcome New Mexico State.
Briefly The Bears made easy work of their FCS opponent in their opener. Blake Shapen threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Richard Reese added two scores on the ground as the game was never in doubt after Baylor led 35-7 at half.
Next up: Baylor faces Brigham Young on the road. Albany hosts New Hampshire.
Briefly: Owen Daffer missed a 41-yard field goal with five seconds left as the Pirates missed a chance to post the first Top 25 upset of the young college football season. The Pirates appeared in position to tie the score in the fourth quarter after a Rahjai Harris 3-yard run with 2:58 left, but Daffer went wide on the extra point. 
One highlight to know: Watch Daffer miss the potential game-winning kick and leave East Carolina fans in disbelief.
East Carolina’s kicker misses again!
NC State (-400 ML) just barely
Make your read: North Carolina State survives scary opener
Next up: The Wolfpack will open their home slate against Charleston Southern. East Carolina returns home to play Old Dominion.
Next up: A new era of Trojans football started with fireworks as coach Lincoln Riley easily won his debut behind three interception returns for touchdowns by his defense and dominant display by his offense. Caleb Williams threw for 249 yards and two scores for USC. The Owls hung around for two quarters before their offensive miscues put them out of the game.
Next up: The Trojans begin Pac-12 play at Stanford. Rice hosts McNeese State.
Briefly: Henry Parrish Jr. and Thaddius Franklin Jr.combined for five rushing touchdowns as the Hurricanes cruised to ean easy win in the debut for coach Mario Cristobal. Tyler Van Dyke had two touchdowns passes for Miami, which outgained the Wildcats 499-342
Next up: Miami faces Southern Mississippi at home, while Bethune-Cookman will meet South Carolina State.
Briefly: It’s was smooth first start for Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers, who threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns after an early interception. Bijan Robinson had 111 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns as Texas scored 45 unanswered points after leading 7-3 in the first quarter. 
Next up: Texas must be ready for a visit from No. 1 Alabama. Louisiana-Monroe hosts Nicholls State
Briefly: Braelon Allen had a 96-yard touchdown run as part of his 148 yards rushing as the Badgers dominated their FCS opponent. Graham Mertz was efficient, completing 14 of his 16 passes for 219 yards and a score to lead Wisconsin.
Next up: Wisconsin faces Washington State at home next week. Illinois State clashes with Valparaiso. 
Briefly: Will Levis threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns to power the Wildcats to easy win in their opener. The passing game overshadowed a poor Kentucky running game that managed just 50 yards on 26 carries without star running back Chris Rodriguez.
Next up: Kentucky travels to Florida in the SEC opener for both teams. Miami (Ohio) hosts Robert Morris.
Briefly: In a matchup of two ranked teams that were hoping to reach the New Year’s Six at season’s end, the Razorbacks made enough plays to pull out a close victory. KJ Jefferson threw for three scores and ran for one to lead Arkansas, which forced a key fumble at midfield in the fourth quarter and then Jefferson found Trey Knox for a 32-yard score for a 14-point lead. Ben Bryant threw for 325 yards and two scores in his first start as the Bearcats quarterback.
One highlight to know: Knox’s catch and run in the fourth quarter proved critical for Arkansas.
KJ Jefferson ➡️ Trey Knox

Razorbacks make it a two-score game in the 4th quarter 🏈
Next up: Arkansas opens SEC play at home against South Carolina. Cincinnati hosts Kennesaw State.
Briefly: Making his first start since transferring from Southern California, quarterback Jaxson Dart threw for 154 yards and a touchdown, while TCU transfer Zach Evans had 130 yards on the ground for the Rebels. Ole Miss led 28-3 through three quarters.
Next up: Mississippi will host Central Arkansas next week. Troy opens its home schedule against Alabama A&M. 
Briefly: The Cougars survived a back-for-forth game with the Roadrunners with a two-point conversion in triple overtime and stop by its defense on the following play. Houston trailed by 14 in the fourth quarter before a pair of touchdown passes by Clayton Tune and field goal put them ahead. UTSA responded with field goal on the final play of regulation. The teams matched each other in the first two extra periods with field goals and touchdowns.
One highlight to know: Tune’s run in the third overtime provided the difference.
Next up: Houston travels to Texas Tech next Saturday. Texas-San Antonio visits Army
— Erick Smith, Eddie Timanus and Paul Myerberg contributed to this report 


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