Week 0 is sometimes a simple appetizer for the rest of the college football season, but Saturday’s slate of games is off to a strong start. A handful of reassuring matches have fallen on the wire, and a few individual efforts have shaken up our preconceptions as the 2022 season gets underway.
Northwestern delivered its first upset of the year, knocking out Nebraska 31-28 in Dublin, Ireland, behind a dominant performance from its offensive line to 214 yards off the ground. While the Wildcats delivered the only real annoyance that day, underdog teammates Austin Peay, Florida A&M and Yukon intimidated their opponents.
The Conservatives had a real chance to launch their first FCS-over-FBS coup of 2022 before they fell 38-27 to Western Kentucky; The Rattlers made up the North Carolina defense, but they couldn’t keep up with a depleted roster in a 56-24 loss; And Huskies star running back Nathan Carter was rushing 190 yards in a closer-than-expected 31-20 loss against defending Mountain West Champs Utah State.
However, not every game mismatch on paper was close. Florida produced three runs for the 100-yard dash in a 47-7 win over Duquesne, while Illinois crushed the struggling Wyoming team 38-6.
CBS Sports has been here every step of the way to bring you the latest results, highlights and stories throughout the first Saturday of the season.
College matches results, schedule: Week 0
Western Kentucky 38, Austin Bay 27- a summary
Northwestern 31, Nebraska 28-
UNLV 52, Idaho 21- a summary
Illinois 38, Wyoming 6 – a summary
FAU 43, Charlotte 13- a summary
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