This weekend brought us the day that we all thought might never come: the start of the 2020 college football season!
The GIST: This weekend brought us the day that we all thought might never come: the start of the 2020 college football season!
Who played?: Despite their conferences (Ohio Valley conference and Southland conference) postponing fall conference competition to the spring, Austin Peay State University took on Central Arkansas in a non-conference matchup. While the two teams aren’t well known, Austin Peay still opened things up with a bang, scoring an incredible touchdown on the very first play of the season. Sheesh.
- Central Arkansas ultimately won and there were some fun antics on the sideline, but the key takeaway from Saturday’s game is what it signals for the rest of the college football season.
- On the bright side, this matchup showed us that, despite all odds and thanks to increased testing and extensive safety protocols, fall college football is possible this year.
What’s next?: While we can’t tailgate (at least in most places), September *knock on wood* will bring the college football Saturdays we know and love. And although we have to wait until mid-September to watch teams from the still-playing Power Five conferences, there’s a packed Week 1 schedule to tide us over. As things ramp up, we’re tightening