Oregon State received the honor of starting the college football season. Timmy Hernandez made sure the Beavers started it in style. The wide receiver became the first player to score a touchdown in the FBS this season. He did it against the Colorado State Rams, which may take a little bit of the luster off for some people. Nevertheless, college football is back, even if this weekend is more of a preview than a grand opening.

Hernandez gets the scoring started

The game was taking place at Colorado State's new stadium. The Rams seemingly took a slight cue from Boise State, with noticeable green stripes encompassing the playing surface.

It couldn't distract the Oregon State players, though. After a play-action, Hernandez found himself past his defender and streaking wide open towards the end zone. His quarterback had no problem finding him for the first score of the game, just three and a half minutes into the season.

The touchdown (plus extra point) put Oregon State up 7-0. The junior wide receiver only made one more catch on the afternoon, though. That one went for ten yards. Hernandez is coming off a season where he caught just 19 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown. So the good news is that he has already matched his previous career touchdown total.

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The bad news is that his touchdown came in a win last year - this year, it's coming in a loss.

Oregon State gets crushed

It was pretty much all down hill for Oregon State after Hernandez's touchdown grab. Jake Luton would throw another touchdown on the day, but he balanced it out with three interceptions. Colorado State scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to a 58-27 victory. It was certainly not the positive opening salvo the Beavers were looking for as a Power 5 school playing a much weaker opponent.

Oregon State is now in its third season under Gary Andersen, who left a good job at Wisconsin to take over the Beavers. The team was not expected to be world beaters this season but was expected to trend towards a winning season. A 31-point loss to open the season is not indicative of that. There were good moments on Saturday, including a 75-yard touchdown run from Ryan Nall. But Luton struggled after winning the starting job in the spring and the defense was almost nonexistent throughout the day. If things don't change before their next game, Oregon State could find themselves in the Pac-12 cellar once again in 2017, endangering Andersen's job.