College football is finally back, and by this time next week, Auburn football will have played its first game of the 2021 season. Though Tiger fans didn’t have their home team to cheer for this weekend, they did not miss out on all the action.
Perhaps the most talked-about game of Week Zero was the Nebraska-Illinois matchup. The Huskers were favored by a touchdown heading into the game but after penalties, a safety, and eventually a fumble that resulted in a last-minute TD, the Fighting Illini took the dub.
Not to mention the fact that Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and the program are now under NCAA investigation for alleged violations in the last year. Things are not looking good for the former UCF coach, and Auburn football fans noticed:
Nebraska vs Illinois is sloppy, and I AM ABSOLUTELY HERE FOR IT
— Harsin is my new god (@wardamneagle81) August 28, 2021
— Justin Hokanson (@_JHokanson) August 28, 2021
Scott: Oops, we forgot to teach our punt returners not to catch a punt inside the TWO YARD LINE.
— Jay Wells (@DamnrightAuburn) August 28, 2021
But there was also UCLA versus Hawaii, a game that might have made LSU fans slightly nervous heading into their opening matchup next week. UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet showed out, racking up 106 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and people are thinking that it might not be such a walk in the park for the Bayou Bengals.
UCLA getting a nice tune up game, might be trouble for LSU next week
— Jim (@Posonic) August 28, 2021
That LSU/UCLA game could be interesting
— Austin 🦅⚜️ (@AuburnsF00tball) August 28, 2021
Week 0 Thoughts So Far:
○ Frost is done
○ UCLA’s QB will cost them against better teams
○ UConn needs to drop out of D1 football
○ Hawaii has no defense
○ Fresno is solid yet again
○ Week 0 brings ugly football but dammit it’s football nonetheless!
— Barning Knight 🐯 ⚔ (15-0) (@BarningKnight) August 28, 2021
It was a pretty interesting Week Zero, but it doesn’t compare in the slightest to Auburn football, for which we will have to wait another week.