Le’Veon Bell was flying all over the field against Boise State. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The college football season has started, so it’s time for the return of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly weekly review series. Plus the weekly Awards are back as well.

The Good
Michigan State: This is more then just a big opening win. Highlighted by Le’Veon Bell’s performance, the Spartans made a big comeback against a Boise State team trying to find its identity without some big names. The vaunted Spartan defense showed its prowess by holding the Broncos to just over 200 yards of offense. The real story of the game was Bell who ran all over the field and even caught a few passes to boot.

Vanderbilt: Yes the Commodores did lose to South Carolina, but they showed they could hang with the big boys. They actually had more total yards on offense then the Gamecocks and QB Jordan Matthews was able to throw for over 200 yards against a tough pass rush. It counts as a loss for their record, but this could be a big confidence booster for the rest of their season.

The Bad
Cal: Not quite what Cal and its fans were hoping for as they opened their new stadium. A Nevada TD in the final minute sealed a win and spoiled the first on-campus football game since Nov 2010. The offense sputtered at times and the defense wasn’t able to contain the Nevada pistol offense.

Penn State: This was the perfect way to just get back to football for Penn State, but unfortunately for them Ohio had a different idea. Penn State blew a 14-3 lead at halftime as the Bobcats came back for the upset. Even though it’s not the ideal way to start the post-Paterno era at least it’s step in the right direction as the team tries to rebuild itself.

The Ugly
Brent Musberger: How can they even have him call games anymore? He’s so blatantly biased when he’s in the booth, anyone can see it. He tried to be all smooth and cool trying to call the Bama-Michigan game but it just didn’t work. The only time he seemed to make a positive comment about the Wolverines was when they were showing highlights of Michigan’s 2000 Orange Bowl victory over Bama. At least it wasn’t Michigan-USC or Brent would’ve lost his mind.

Michigan: They couldn’t run against The Tide, Denard threw two costly picks and neither the offense or the defense was ever really in sync. They got outclassed and outplayed in a big way. The only consolation they can take out of this is at least they scored on the Bama D and the fact that Oregon bounced back after a tough opening loss to LSU to eventually go to the Rose Bowl.

Awards
The ‘Charlie Weis Ate My Cheeseburger’ Award for Defense: Alabama. You wouldn’t have known they lost a ton of talent on D to the NFL. They dominated Michigan in almost ever way. They contained Denard’s vaunted running ability and the run game of Michigan as a whole. They showed that they’re ready to compete for back-to-back national titles.

The ‘Surely You Must Be Joking? No I’m Not And Stop Calling Me Shirley’ Offensive Performance Of The Week: Le’Veon Bell. 210 rushing yards in a game is impressive, but that’s more then the Boise State offense had total yards the entire game. He also added 55 yards receiving to go along with 2 rushing TDs, the second of which was the clinching score of the game. Braxton Miller had a big day, but he did it against Miami(OH).

The ‘These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For’ Mystery Of The Week: The new Oregon uniforms. Do you think with all those reflective surfaces on the helmets and those uber yellow pants they can be seen from space? Can the helmets reflect harmful radiation? On some close up shots of the helmets you can see a clear reflection of the stadium in the background. I wonder what the next game’s uniforms will be?