College football scores, schedule 2017: South Florida rebounds, Stanford cooks Rice – CBSSports.com
The highly anticipated Week 1 of the 2017 college football season is a week away, but “Week Zero” helped us get back into that Saturday feeling with five FBS games plus a little FCS action.
One game ended up with a thrilling finish: Hawaii needed a last-minute drive to beat UMass. The others were stages for certain teams to flex their muscles. Colorado State and No. 14 Stanford were big winners, while No. 19 South Florida overcame the worst possible start to put away San Jose State.
Check out all the scores, recaps and highlights from Saturday’s action below …
Scores and schedule
Colorado State 58, Oregon State 27 (box score)
BYU 20, Portland State 6 (box score)
Hawaii 38, Massachusetts 35 — (box score)
South Florida 42, San Jose State 22 (box score)
Stanford 62, Rice 7 (Australia) — (box score)
Stanford beat Rice on the first play of the game …
No Christian McCaffery? No problem. The Stanford ground game came out strong against Rice. Running back Bryce Love sprinted 62 yards on the Cardinal’s opening play from scrimmage and Stanford scored two plays later. Sadly, the game was over right then and there.
Stanford’s rushing attack was as punishing as ever with 225 rushing yards in the first half and 278 yards in a 62-7 boat racing. Love showed a lot of explosiveness with 180 yards, most of which came in the first half and a score. Yes, it’s just Rice, but Love has shown patience, burst, agility and vision. There’s a lot to like about his game. Cameron Scarlett has mopped up drives with three touchdown scores of his own. The Cardinal were just too physical up front. It was a complete mismatch.
Washington is the Pac-12 North favorite, but Stanford could be an interesting team to watch. If the passing game matches the high level of the