College Football Scores 2014: Week 1 Results and Top Stars for Top 25 Teams

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 30, 2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - AUGUST 30:  Everett Golson #5 of the Norte Dame Fighting Irish dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Rice Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 30, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Rice 48-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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College football is back, and I know you're excited. The first full slate of action has arrived and there were a number of interesting games and standout performances.

There weren't a ton of upsets, but a few underdogs came through with solid performances. Was anyone expecting the West Virginia Mountaineers to make the Alabama Crimson Tide's day so difficult?

Also, who was looking for the Naval Academy to give the Ohio State Buckeyes a test? Hopefully more exciting games are on the way throughout the rest of the season that top an already strong start to the year.

Without further ado, here are the final scores for every game involving a Top 25 team in Week 1.

 

Scores

  • No. 21 Texas A&M 52, No. 9 South Carolina 28
  • No. 18 Ole Miss 35, Boise State 13
  • No. 19 Arizona State 45, Weber State 14
  • No. 8 Michigan State 45, Jacksonville State 7
  • No. 5 Ohio State 34, Navy 17
  • No. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20
  • No. 11 Stanford 45, UC Davis 0
  • No. 22 Nebraska 55, Florida Atlantic 7
  • No. 2 Alabama 33, West Virginia 23
  • No. 17 Notre Dame 48, Rice 17
  • No. 24 Missouri 38, South Dakota St. 18
  • No. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20
  • No. 5 Ohio State 34, Navy 17
  • No. 6 Auburn 45, Arkansas 21
  • No. 8 Michigan State 45, Jacksonville St. 7
  • No. 21 Texas A&M 52, South Carolina 28
  • No. 18 Ole Miss 35, Boise State 13
  • No. 19 Arizona State 45, Weber State 14
  • No. 10 Baylor vs. SMU (Sunday)
  • No. 12 Georgia 45, No. 16 Clemson 21
  • No. 23 North Carolina 56 vs. Liberty 29
  • No. 4 Oklahoma 48, Louisiana Tech 16
  • No. 20 Kansas State 55 vs. Stephen F. Austin 16
  • No. 15 USC 52 vs. Fresno State 13
  • No. 1 Florida State 37 vs. Oklahoma St. 31
  • No. 13 LSU 28, No. 14 24
  • No. 25 Washington 17 Hawaii 16
  • No. 3 Oregon 62, South Dakota 13

 

Best Individual Performances

Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M Aggies

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press

Johnny who? Kenny Hill's school-record 511 passing yards and three touchdowns has a good chance of standing as one of the best single-game performances of the year.

It may be a little early, but ESPN outlets were already comparing Hill's start to that of the last two Heisman trophy winners.

Needless to say, Hill will be under the microscope for the rest of the season as he attempts lead the Aggies up the rankings in the Top 25. Hopefully he'll pick up a more original nickname than "Kenny Football."

Johnny Manziel was one-of-a-kind, and Hill could be good enough to warrant his own moniker. 

 

D.J. Foster, RB, Arizona State Sun Devils

Matt York/Associated Press

Yes, Arizona State's 45-14 win over Weber State happened on Thursday night, but that shouldn't diminish D.J. Foster's monster performance.

The junior rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 15 carries.

In his first appearance as the team's feature back, Foster proved he is more than capable of carrying the load. His game may have been overshadowed by Hill's stellar outing, but if Foster keeps this up, he may begin to sneak on voters' short list of Heisman candidates.

The 147 yards on the ground broke Foster's previous career high of 132—that came in a loss at the National University Bowl to the Texas Tech Red Raiders to close out the 2013 season.

Without a doubt, Foster has momentum. This season should be a breakout year for him.

 

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Cornhuskers

LINCOLN, NE - AUGUST 30: Running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs for a first down past defensive back D'Joun Smith #21 and defensive back Sharrod Neasman #29 of the Florida Atlantic Owls during their game at Memorial Stadium on Aug
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With all due respect to Rex Burkhead, it's been a while since the Nebraska Cornhuskers had a running back like Ameer Abdullah.

The senior from Homewood, Alabama trounced the Florida Atlantic Owls for 232 yards on 21 carries, and he found the end zone once. His performance already has fans and some members of the media saying the "H" word.

While AA was quite impressive on Saturday, we must remember his monster game did come against a team far beneath the competition the Cornhuskers will face in the Big Ten. AA's rushing total wasn't even half of the 498 the Owls allowed on the ground.

Nebraska fans should be excited, but temper the Heisman talk for now.

 

Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia Bulldogs

David Goldman/Associated Press

As a guy on almost everyone's Heisman list, Gurley validated every bit of the high praise he's been given in the season opener. 

Not only did he run for 198 yards and three scores to help lead Georgia to a commanding 45-21 win, his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown tied the game at 21, and shifted the momentum in the Bulldogs' direction.

Gurley also showed off his power and speed on a 51-yard touchdown scamper. He's going to be fun to watch all season.

 

Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

SOUTH BEND, IN - AUGUST 30:  Everett Golson #5 of the Norte Dame Fighting Irish passes against the Rice Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 30, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Welcome back, Mr. Golson. After being forced to sit out all of the 2013 season for "poor academic judgement," Golson returned to his team with a bang.

Golson torched the Rice Owls for more than 300 total yards and five scores.

Take a gander at this stat line: 14-of-22 for 295 passing yards, two touchdowns, 12 rushes for 41 yards, three touchdowns. 

If that's not doing it all, we don't know what is. Golson's freshman season was cause for excitement in 2012, so missing last season was a real bummer. From the looks of him on Saturday, he seems ready to emerge a better man and player.

Even if you're not a Notre Dame fan, it should do your heart good to see a young man rebound from a mistake. If he continues to play this way, his story might become one of the biggest of the college football season.

 

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