Earlier today, we got our first taste of a 60-plus point performance by a college team. Oklahoma State must not have gotten the memo, as they not only went 60-plus, the scored over 80 points in their season opener against Savannah State.
To call this a game isn’t right. It’s not proper english because it’s as broken a sentence as Savannah St. is a football team. This wasn’t even the cliched slaughter that people call these types of blow outs, it was just ugly from start to finish.
The NCAA 13 style game saw running back Jeremy Smith score three touchdowns in the first quarter alone, and quarterback J.W. Walsh threw for two more in the romp. Freshman quarterback Wes Lunt completed only 11 passes before being benched in the early stages of the blowout. For the record, Lunt completed every single pass that he threw and racked up 129 yards.
It was apparent early that this game wasn’t going to be close, and it will again raise the age old debate about when teams should lay off the gas and stop beating team to death after they’re clearly already finished. But Oklahoma State pulled their starting quarterback and went deep into their depth chart and still couldn’t help putting up 84 points on Savannah St.
To put it in perspective, two Oklahoma State running backs scored three touchdowns a piece.
They clearly weren’t evenly matched on the night, but the fact that 84 points was put up on another team is still an insane stat on the first Saturday of college football.