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It was the match-up everyone was waiting for all summer. Although each team was a bit shorthanded, both were ready to go in front of more than 80,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. While they were shorthanded on offense, backup quarterback Jarrett Lee and the LSU Tigers capitalized on four Oregon Ducks turnovers to earn the 40-26 victory. LSU running back Michael Ford rushed for two touchdowns, tallying a total of 94 rushing yards in the season-opening victory.
The rest of the top five was also clicking on all cylinders, with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Oklahoma Sooners both routing their opponents for season-opening victories. Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide manhandled Kent State, putting up a total of 48 points courtesy of their strong backfield. #1 ranked Oklahoma also had it rather simple to kick the season off, blowing out Tulsa 47-14. The Sooners were led by walk-on running back Dominique Whaley, who scored four touchdowns and ended the game with a total of 130 rushing yards.
Enjoy our latest NCAA Watch with photos provided by Yahoo Sports.
LSU Quarterback Jarrett lee hit the field in the Alpha Speed Nike Football Cleats.
University of Oregon’s Lavasier Yuinei fights off a tackle in the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.
LSU’s Rueben Randle also hit the field in the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.
Alabama’s Dont’a Hightower gets the sack in his Nike Football Cleats.
Oklahoma’s Trent Broyles holds on to the football with the help of his Nike football gloves.
Alabama’s Trent Richardson runs over the defense in the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad.
Oklahoma receiver Trey Franks also broke out the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.
Maryland was able to get past Miami in their state flag-inspired uniforms courtesy of Under Armour.
Miami’s Lamar Miller celebrates a touchdown in the Nike Super Speed.
The U’s Vaughn Telemaque picked-up his first INT of the season in the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.