This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Here we go! We got a taste of college football action last weekend, though it meant watching UCLA trounce Hawaii or Illinois and Nebraska duking it out in a quest to finish with, like, five wins. This is the first true weekend of college football, though it does start effectively Thursday (no disrespect to UAB and Jacksonville State, who are playing Wednesday). For each conference, I have one player I think should be starting, and one I think should be on your bench this week. I'm excited. Hopefully you're excited. Let's get to it!
Tanner Mordecai, QB, SMU vs. Abilene Christian
At the beginning of the season, we often find FBS teams squaring off with FCS squads. This tends to yield quite a bit of offensive output. SMU's offense has been potent the last few years, and that could continue against Abilene Christian. That depends on the quarterback, though, and that brings me to Mordecai. He's new to the Mustangs, as he transferred from Oklahoma, where he didn't play much. Still, he had the talent to get recruited to the Sooners and play a bit, and also to win the SMU job over vaunted recruit Preston Stone. I think he'll be looking to show off in his first start.
Cameron Carroll, RB, Tulane vs. Oklahoma
For starters, while Tulane is still listed as the home team, that is no longer truly the case. Hurricane Ida has moved this game from Louisiana to Oklahoma, making