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It’s finally here. A Power Five football Saturday.

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Sing to the heavens, Big Blue Nation. Although we still have to wait a few weeks for our beloved Kentucky Wildcats, college football is here and it’s spectacular.

There may not be any top 25 matchups and only one conferences is really dominating the day, but I don’t care. Not one bit. We have been in this desert of no football for what has seemed like decades and we have finally come across our Oasis.

Some of the more intriguing matchups are Syracuse at #18 North Carolina (12:00 PM ACCN), Duke at #10 Notre Dame (2:30 PM, NBC), UTEP at #14 Texas (8:00 PM LHN), and WKU at Louisville (8:00 PM ACCN).

Tweets of the Day

Jamal Murray was rocking his Kentucky Blue last night after extending the series against the Clippers.

Trinity fans are a rare breed. And this tweet went viral after being picked up by Big Cat from Barstool.

Looks like Mark Stoops got a special one.

Quickies

High School football scores | Courier-Journal- High school football resumed across the Bluegrass State last night and I know people across the Commonwealth were extremely happy.

Top Ten running backs in the SEC | SDS- The Wildcats have a three headed monster in the backfield but the folks at Saturdays Down South think only one is top ten worthy. Which is fair.

Trinity wins season opener in blowout fashion | WDRB- It’s been a few years since the Rocks held up the 6-A state champion trophy. Are they back?

Three things UofL needs to do to beat WKU | Courier-Journal- As annoying as WKU fans have been about playing Kentucky...Go Toppers.

Virginia vs. Virginia Tech postponed | CBS- The teams will have to shuffle their schedule due to a COVID outbreak in VA Tech’s program.

Memphis shuts down football because of COVID and a party bus | ESPN- The Memphis Tigers allegedly took to a party bus after beating Arkansas State last week. That may have led to a significant COVID outbreak. The Tigers don’t play this week but they play Houston next week and that game is in jeopardy.

The Memphis players are denying the party bus story.

College football primer | Sporting News- Oklahoma Sooners Spencer Rattler makes his debut today against Bobby Petrino and all expectations are that he will be the next great QB in Lincoln Riley’s system.

NFL Week 1 | USA Today- The biggest stories are the Brady-less Patriots and the New Look Buccaneers,