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Sad opening for college football

College football returned Thursday night with a bang, but it wasn't a good one.

Last night featured a Top 25-battle between Oregon and Boise State at Boise's famous blue turf stadium.

It was cool to see a battle between ranked teams so early in the season. And it's always neat to see the blue turf on the TV screen.

The end of the game, however, wasn't a disgrace.

After the game -- a 19-8 win by Boise State -- Oregon star running back LeGarrette Blount landed a punch to Boise linebacker Bryon Hout that dropped Hout.

Correct that. Call it a sucker punch.

Blount said he got frustrated as the game went on, was taunted by fans and players and reacted.

"I should have handled that situation a lot better than I did," Blount told reported after the game. "I apologize. We will never have a game like this again."

That's too little, too late.

Blount already had been disciplined by coach Chip Kelly for poor attendance at meetings and workouts.

Now, the choice is clear for Kelly.

Blount should be kicked off the team.

We'll find out soon enough is Kelly will do what's right, or if he's more concerned with winning.

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