College football kicks off

The NCAA football season has officially begun with 16 games played across the nation on Thursday, Aug. 30.

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Connor Shaw #14 carries the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
South Carolina v Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Connor Shaw #14 carries the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Jordan Rodgers #11 of the Vanderbilt Commodores tries to avoid Brison Williams #12 of the South Carolina Gamecocks at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
South Carolina v Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Jordan Rodgers #11 of the Vanderbilt Commodores tries to avoid Brison Williams #12 of the South Carolina Gamecocks at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) gets away from Vanderbilt's Johnell Thomas (98) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) gets away from Vanderbilt's Johnell Thomas (98) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) gets away from Vanderbilt's Johnell Thomas (98) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews (87) breaks away from South Carolina's Brison Williams (12) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews (87) breaks away from South Carolina's Brison Williams (12) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews (87) breaks away from South Carolina's Brison Williams (12) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin claps at his players in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin claps at his players in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin claps at his players in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Head coach Jim Mora watches his UCLA Bruins during the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
UCLA v Rice
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Head coach Jim Mora watches his UCLA Bruins during the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws a pass during the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
UCLA v Rice
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws a pass during the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a 72 yard touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
UCLA v Rice
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a 72 yard touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws a pass during the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
UCLA v Rice
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws a pass during the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Taylor McHargue #15 of the Rice Owls throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins during their game at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
UCLA v Rice
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Taylor McHargue #15 of the Rice Owls throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins during their game at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Johnathan Franklin #23 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a 78 yard touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
UCLA v Rice
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Johnathan Franklin #23 of the UCLA Bruins runs for a 78 yard touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Rice Owls at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
EAST HARTFORD, CT - AUGUST 30: Lyle McCombs #43 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies is congratulated by teammate Alex Mateas #73 after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen during the game on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
UMass v Connecticut
EAST HARTFORD, CT - AUGUST 30: Lyle McCombs #43 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies is congratulated by teammate Alex Mateas #73 after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen during the game on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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