College football returned in a big way Saturday with a massive showcase game in Charlotte between No. 5 Georgia and No. 3 Clemson.

The Bulldogs turned in a punishing performance on defense, keeping the Tigers out of the end zone in a 10-3 win under the lights.

Here are three quick takeaways from the biggest game of Week 1.

 

A different world for Clemson's offense 

The biggest question entering the season for Clemson was how the six-time defending ACC champions would adjust to life without the star duo of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne. It became immediately apparent it would be much harder with those two now plying their trade for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Clemson entered play with the nation's longest active first-half scoring streak, putting up points in the opening frame in 143 straight games. That came to a crashing halt as quarterback DJ Uiagalelei was under duress from Georgia's talented front seven on virtually every play. The Tigers went into halftime with just 90 total yards of offense, and only one of those came on the ground.

Things didn't get much better in the second half for Clemson, with Uiagalelei once again running for his life and no semblance of a rushing attack. The big Californian flashed signs of his ability last year when Lawrence was sidelined, but it could be a season of growing pains for the sophomore if his teammates don't give him solid protection or a strong running game.