The 2012 college football season will kick off tonight, with teams across the country battling to take home their first win. Among the action is an SEC matchup, when ninth-ranked South Carolina travels to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt.
The Southeastern Conference opener features two very different teams: an established Gamecock squad will walk into Vanderbilt Stadium having beaten the Commodores 21 to 3 in their last matchup, while rebuilding Vanderbilt holds on to hope that they can upset this South Carolina team.
Second year Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin says that one of the biggest challenges will be stopping the powerful force that is the South Carolina defensive line.
One thing’s for sure, both the fans and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier are ready for some football.
A Florida team will have their say in opening day, as UCF travels to take on Akron. UCF fullback Billy Giovanetti says the team has their sights set high.
The Knights are coming off a 5-7 season, and the Zips look to improve from last year’s one win year.
One game that will not be played tonight is the matchup between Louisiana Tech and SEC newcomer Texas A&M. That game has been rescheduled for October 13, due to Hurricane Isaac.
Other games of note that will be happening tonight includes Minnesota traveling to UNLV, and BYU hosting Washington State.