HOUSTON, TX, Sporting Alert – College football scores and results from games that took place in Week 1 on Saturday, September 3.
The highlighted result on the day came at NRG Stadium in Texas, where No. 15 Houston beat No. 3 Oklahoma 33-23 to prove that they were ready to knock heads with the big boys.
Greg Ward Jr. threw for 321 yards and went 23 of 40 on completed passes and two touchdowns to lead the way for the Cougars, who finished the contest with 410 total yards and had the ball for 35:06.
Brandon Wilson returned a missed field goal attempt 100 yards from end line to end zone to score a touchdown for Houston, which went up 26-17 at the time.
“I really thought I was out of bounds when I caught it. No whistle and a lot of green grass,” Wilson said.
Cougars head Coach Tom Herman was also expecting to see the play being called back, as Wilson looked like he either stepped on the end line or stepped out of bounds during his run to the end zone.
Replies showed that he was all clear.
“I was just looking for flags,” Herman said. “It looked too good to be true.”
He added about Wilson placing himself under the goal post: “That was a very captain-like play that he (Wilson) made.”
In the meantime, Sooner head coach Bob Stoops said about Wilson’s return play: ”You know you have to cover it, but the personnel on the field isn’t the best cover guys because the best cover guys wouldn’t be able to protect the field goal.
“So you’re in a little bit of a dilemma. I don’t really second-guess. I’ve seen Austin make that quite a few times.”
Also in the win for Houston, Steven Dunbar took seven catches for 125 yards and Linell Bonner catch the ball four times for 63 yards.
Meanwhile, Baker Mayfield completed 24 of 33 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns, while Mark Andrews took three catches for 94 yards and two scores in the defeat for the third-ranked Sooners, who tallied 393 total yards, including 323 passing yards.
There was an easy blowout victory for No. 6 Ohio State, which posted a record scoring victory of 77-10 against Bowling Green.
J.T. Barrett threw six touchdown passes and the Buckeyes rattled up a school-record 776 yards in the crushing win over the Falcons.
In another AP top 25 result, No. 7 Michigan battered Hawai’i 63-3.
College Football Week 1 Results
Saturday, September 3
No. 3 Oklahoma 23, No. 15 Houston 33
Bowling Green 10, No. 6 Ohio State 77
Hawai’i 3, No. 7 Michigan 63
Rutgers 13, No. 14 Washington 48
No. 16 UCLA 24, Texas A&M 31 (OT)
Miami (OH) 21, No. 17 Iowa 45
Southeastern Louisiana 7, No. 21 Oklahoma State 61
UC Davis 28, No. 24 Oregon 53
Georgia Tech 17, Boston College 14
Fordham 16, Navy 52
Eastern Kentucky 24, Purdue 45
Western Michigan 22, Northwestern 21
Boise State 45, Louisiana Lafayette 10
South Alabama 21, Mississippi State 20
Missouri 11, West Virginia 26
Howard 13, Maryland 52
Liberty 13, Virginia Tech 36
Villanova 7, Pittsburgh 28
College Football Scores and Result
Friday, September 2
Kansas State 13, No. 8 Stanford 26
Furman 13, No. 12 Michigan State 28
Northwestern State 7, No. 23 Baylor 55
Mississippi Valley State 14, Eastern Michigan 61
Ball State 31, Georgia State 21
Albany 22, Buffalo 16
Colgate 7, Syracuse 33
Army 28, Temple 13
Colorado State 7, Colorado 44
Toledo 31, Arkansas State 10
Cal Poly 27, Nevada NEV 30, CP 27 (OT)