College football in 2020 is off to a roaring start.
After months of uncertainty, postponements, cancellations, sniping, protests and, as always, the coronavirus, FCS Austin Peay and Central Arkansas opened the season on Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama.
Following an Austin Peay touchback on the opening kickoff, the Governors instantly scored with a 75-yard run from running back CJ Evans Jr.
FIRST PLAY OF THE SEASON: 75-YARD TOUCHDOWN pic.twitter.com/B4h1CsC9rS— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 30, 2020
That’s a welcome sight for a season that some feared wouldn’t be happening over the summer. Multiple conferences, including the Big Ten and Pac-12, canceled or postponed their seasons as the coronavirus started hitting campuses.
The threat of COVID-19 was even felt by Austin Peay, which reportedly had multiple key players sidelined because someone they lived with tested positive for the virus.
While the touchdown was a strong start for Austin Peay, Central Arkansas ended up winning 24-17.
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