Football is back baby!

The best time of the calendar year is finally underway as we had plenty of college football to go around.

Starting on Friday night, Rutgers came away with a 48-21 season opening victory over UMass at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. The local South Jersey products were on display under the lights. Vineland graduate Isaih Pacheco starred at RB for the Scarlet Knights as he finished with 156 yards rushing and a career high four TD. Cedar Creek alum Bo Melton had his best day at WR. The junior finished with a career high 127 yards on six catches and caught his first collegiate touchdown. New Rutgers QB McClane Carter, a Texas Tech grad transfer had 340 yards, two TD, and three INT.

As far as the top four are concerned, the scores are listed below:

No. 1 Clemson def. Georgia Tech 52-14

No. 2 Alabama def. Duke 42-3

No. 3 Georgia def. Vanderbilt 30-6

No. 4 Oklahoma def. Houston 49-31

Below, you can find the full replay of the "College Football Countdown to Kickoff" from Friday night. Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic joined the show to do a season preview. The show was broadcasted live from SHI Stadium at Rutgers University. The "College Football Countdown to Kickoff" is broadcasted one hour before every Rutgers Football game on 97.3 ESPN FM and on the 97.3 ESPN mobile app.

Next week, Rutgers travels to No. 20 Iowa for a 12 noon kickoff and we'll have college football coverage beginning at 11 am.


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