The Wolverines are an inexperienced bunch, but they seemed to get through their defensive growing pains with ease against what looked like an outcoached and overmatched Gators team at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Seminoles fear sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a significant injury to his left leg Saturday night when he was sacked late in the fourth quarter of a 24-7 loss to Alabama.
Darnold, who said earlier this week that he knew he'd have butterflies in his stomach before the opener, didn't have the look of a Heisman Trophy favorite with his two interceptions, but 28 fourth-quarter points, capped by a Marvell Tell III pick-six, saved the Trojans.
Strong was fired because of losses such as this, and now Herman, whose name alone is a major reason Texas started the season ranked, is left dealing with questions that might be too tough for him to answer quickly.
Georgia will turn to former top prospect and true freshman Jake Fromm , who threw for 143 yards and a touchdown in a win over Appalachian State, but the picture at FSU is murkier.
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- Baylor knocked off by Liberty, its fired AD's new employerNBCSports.com
- Deondre Francois' injury casts shadow over Florida State's seasonYahoo Sports
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- No. 1 Alabama smothers No. 3 Florida State in opener, 24-7New York Daily News
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