NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Connor Shaw #14 of the South Carolina Gamecocks runs against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

College Football Thursday: Gamecocks Escape Vandy, BYU Ruins Mike Leach's Return

Football's back. South Carolina's escape against Vandy highlighted the night, while BYU trampled Mike Leach's Cougars in a nightcap. Head here for your live scoreboard and here for the weekend's complete schedule all in one place.

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Northern Arizona Vs. Arizona St.: Sun Devils Push Tempo In 63-6 Win

Arizona State football sure had the 'wow' factor going for it on Thursday night. The Sun Devils and new head coach Todd Graham promised fast, and ASU fans got that in a 63-6 pounding of the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Sun Devil Stadium.

Marion Grice, a junior from Houston, scored three rushing touchdowns and rushed for 107 of ASU's 305 total rushing yards for the game. Starter Cameron Marshall added two TDS and freshman DJ Foster another one.

Taylor Kelly, a sophomore making his first career start, threw for 247 yards and a touchdown. The Sun Devils were heavy favorites, but were playing their first game in Graham's up-tempo offensive system.

Senior running back Covaughn Deboskie-Johnson rushed for 82 yards to lead the Lumberjacks, who were held to 237 yards of offense and committed three turnovers.

Arizona State was a 28-point favorite.

NAU is at UNLV on Sept. 8 and ASU hosts Illinois that same night in Tempe, Ariz.

For more on this game For more in-depth discussion and top notch analysis of the Arizona State Sun Devils, please make sure to check out House of Sparky. For more on college football in general, head over to SB Nation's dedicated college football hub.

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College Football Kickoff Megachat With Spencer Hall, Bill Connelly, Bud Elliott And More!

Friends, college football is upon us. Let us lunch together, with SBNation.com's own Spencer Hall, Bill Connelly and Bud Elliott among the luminaries who'll be joining us right here at noon ET.

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2012 College Football Picks, Week 1: Alabama To Dominate Michigan

Will Alabama stick it to Michigan? Can Clemson overcome the loss of Sammy Watkins and take down Auburn in the dome? It's Week 1 college football picks time.

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100 reasons to love college football

From Alex Carder, to Sheldon Richardson, to "Build Me Up, Buttercup," here are 100 reasons why college football can make you fall in love all over again.

Related: Bill C. previews every team in the entire country.

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Watch 'Shutdown Fullback' Ready You For Week 1!

The world's only college football show has actual football to football about! Alabama vs. Michigan is your JAMON JAMON GAME OF THE WEEK, whether we actually explained what that means or not! Week 1 is here!

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