SPORTING ALERT — In the midst of the Antwaine Richardson injury, Texas scored again via Shane Buechele’s run for 3 yds and the score is 37-34.
Defending national champion Clemson, No. 6 Penn State and No. 23 Texas, are among the teams kicking off in the early games of the college football 2017 Week 1 season.
The No. 5 ranked Tigers are at home against Kent State at Memorial Stadium and the home side is off the brisk start, scoring two touchdowns already in the first quarter.
Clemson v Kent State Scoring Plays
FIRST QUARTER KENT vs CLEM
CLEMSON TD 13:42
C. Fuller run for 26 yds for a TD, (G. Huegel KICK)
4 plays, 65 yards, 1:18
SCORE: KENT 0 CLEM 7
CLEMSON TD 10:37
K. Bryant pass, to D. Cain for 61 yds for a TD, (G. Huegel KICK)
2 plays, 70 yards, 0:42
SCORE: KENT 0, CLEM 14
Penn State has also made a breakthrough in its game against Akron at Beaver Stadium in University Park.
The Nittany Lions are hoping for a good start to the season as it seeks to battle with the like of Ohio State and Michigan for the Big Ten title.
Penn State v Akron Scoring Plays
FIRST QUARTER AKR vs PSU
PENN STATE TD 8:13
N. Gasser punt for 38 yds, D. Thompkins returns for 61 yds for a TD, (T. Davis KICK)
3 plays, 3 yards, 1:08
SCORE: AKR 0, PSU 7
Meanwhile, Texas, under head coach Tom Herman is locked in a tight battle with Maryland at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
The Longhorns jumped out in front when corner back Holton Hill returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown 1:20 into the season opener.
However, Maryland answered back when Tyrrelle Pigrome fakes the handoff and worked it home 25 yards to the end zone to tie the game with 8:28 left in the first quarter.
Just before the end of the quarter, Maryland struck again when Pigrome found D.J. Moore for 20 yds for another TD.
Texas in early trouble.
Texas vs Maryland Scoring Plays
FIRST QUARTER MD vs TEX
TEXAS TD 13:40
Holton Hill 31 Yd Interception Return (Joshua Rowland Kick)
3 plays, 2 yards, 1:20
MARYLAND TD 8:28
T. Pigrome run for 25 yds for a TD, (A. Greene KICK)
5 plays, 51 yards, 1:58
SCORE: MD 14, TEX 7