While common sense suggests that injuries may be higher in these games, is there any empirical evidence for this? The author offers none.
Mighty Stanford beat lowly UC Davis by 20. Alabama rolled their opponent, an in-conference school, by 45. Appalachian State nearly defeated Penn State, which the author would claim to be an embarrassment.
Do wealthy, white alumni really feel like their school has done them a disservice when the black kids on the fields are breaking their bodies for entertainment against an inferior opponent? Or do the privileged laugh at their negro gladiators slaughtering the outmatched slaves from the other plantation?