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College football is here and CDreamz is back with its second season of the Spread Option

America, there is a new powerhouse in college football. They’re not in the SEC, Big XII or PAC-10. They’re not in Los Angeles, Coral Gables, College Station or Norman. They’re not even in Division I.

They’re in Boone, N.C. and play AA ball. They’re Appalachain State and they turned the world over on its axis when they defeated Michigan 34-32 Saturday, becoming the first Division I-AA team to ever defeat a Division I-A top 10 ranked team.

“We’re still sort of shocked,” said App. State coach Jerry Moore.

Regardless that App. State is the two time defending I-AA champion. Regardless that the Mountaineers went 14-1 last season (has nation longest winning streak at 15) and despite Mike Hart’s 188 yards on the ground, App. State proved, like Boise State a season ago, that they can run with the big boys.

Brohm’s Away: Louisville’s quarterback Brian Brohm began his Heisman campaign by throwing for 315 yards and four touchdowns in the Cardinals bashing of Murray State, 73-10.

However, how should we take this performance? It is only the first game of the season and it was only Murray State. But one thing’s for certain, Brohm is going to have to keep putting up numbers like that if he wants to pass a certain Hawaiian kid for the top QB spot in the ’08 draft.

A bowl full of Rice: Another early season Heisman hopeful Rutgers Ray Rice continued where he left off a season ago, tearing through run defenses like Blackout from the opening scene of Transformers, rushing for 184 yards and three touchdowns in the Scarlet Knights 38-3 win over Buffalo.

Hokie High: It was an emotional day in Blacksburg when Virginia Tech took the field against East Carolina. The one thing that was on the minds of both the players and fans were the classmates who were killed in the massacre in April. And it was almost costly.

After a slow start, the Hokies were finally able to put away ECU, 17-7.


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