Week 2 of the college football season usually isn’t all that appealing headed in, but oftentimes, it has the ability to spring some surprises on us. While some of the games went as most expected, there were others that taught us a lot more about teams than we learned in Week 1. And this Saturday was capped off in dramatic fashion featuring the upset of a top-15 squad from the Big Ten.
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Week 2 college football schedule, scores
All times Eastern
No. 18 Mississippi State 31, Kansas State 10 — Box score
No. 5 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14 — Box score
No. 21 Michigan 49, Western Michigan 3 — Box score
No. 6 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21 — Box score
No. 3 Georgia 41, No. 24 South Carolina 17 — Box score
No. 1 Alabama 57, Arkansas State 7 — Box score
No. 4 Ohio State 52, Rutgers 3 — Box score
Iowa 13, Iowa State 3 — Box score
No. 2 Clemson, 28 Texas AM 26 — Box score
No. 13 Penn State 51, Pittsburgh 6 — Box score
No. 10 Stanford 17, No. 17 USC 3 — Box score
Arizona State 16, No. 15 Michigan State 13 — Box score
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Arizona State springs upset on Michigan State
No. 15 Michigan State fell to unranked Arizona State in a late night, Pac-12 After Dark special. Quarterback Manny Wilkins hit star wide receiver N’Keal Harry midway through the fourth quarter to tie the game at 14, and Brandon Ruiz nailed a 28-yard field goal at the gun to give the Sun Devils a hard-fought 16-13 win over the Spartans. Herm Edwards’ crew ripped off 13 fourth quarter points to cap a stunning comebackvand move the Sun Devils to 2-0 on the young season.
Penn State rocks Pitt
Two years ago, Pitt stunned Penn State in Week 2 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Saturday night, the Panthers felt the wrath of the Nittany Lions. Led by quarterback Trace McSorley’s two touchdown passes and 118 yards from running back Miles Sanders, coach James Franklin’s crew cruised to a 51-6 win over its in-state rival. The Nittany Lions defense allowed just 300 total yards and 55 through the air in the win, which should resonate across the college football world. The Panthers don’t have an offense that strikes fear into opponents, but with fresh faces dotting the defensive depth chart for the Nittany Lions, success against a Power Five opponent after last week’s scare against Appalachian State was a much-needed development.
Colorado State roars back to stun Arkansas
Colorado State earned its first win of 2018 in dramatic fashion, roaring back from a 27-9 third-quarter deficit to stun Arkansas 34-27 in Fort Collins. The Rams earned the game-winner with 0:08 on the clock, when Izzy Matthews dove in from a yard out to ice it for Mike Bobo’s crew.
FSU struggles against Samford
Yes, you very much read that correctly. Five days after the Willie Taggart era got off to a terrible start in a 24-3 loss to Virginia Tech at home, the Seminoles nearly failed to follow that up by struggling with Samford of the FCS. Florida State needed a late pick-six to put this one away in a game in which Samford turned the ball over five times and still managed to control the game up until the final five minutes. At 1-1 with a blowout loss to Virginia Tech and a narrow escape from Samford, the Taggart era has not gotten off to a good start whatsoever.
Terps escape a letdown
After topping Texas last week, Maryland struggled with Bowling Green on the road for three quarters. A touchdown early in the fourth quarter extended the lead to 24-14 and sparked a big fourth quarter that saw the Terrapins put 28 points on the board to polish off the Falcons 45-14. Ty Johnson and Tayon Fleet-Davis both topped the 100-yard mark on the ground and the Terps racked up five rushing touchdowns to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
Cy-Hawk Trophy remains with Hawkeyes
The Cy-Hawk Trophy will remain with Iowa after the Hawkeyes topped Iowa State 13-3 in Iowa City. Quarterback Nathan Stanley threw for 166 yards, Mekhi Sargent rushed for the game’s only touchdown and the defense held the Cyclones to just 188 yards in an old-school, defensive battle that you’d expect from the two rivals.
Colorado spoils Scott Frost’s Nebraska debut
The much-anticipated return of Scott Frost to Lincoln was delayed a week by weather, and Colorado rained on the coach’s parade Saturday afternoon. Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez threw three touchdowns — including the game-winner to Laviska Shenault Jr. — with 1:06 to play. A last-minute drive for Nebraska ended when backup quarterback Andrew Bunch — who was filling in for an injured Adrian Martinez — slung a desperation pass out of the side of the end zone as time expired.
Notre Dame gets by Ball State in first-ever meeting
It’s remarkable that Notre Dame has been playing football for as long as it has, yet this week’s game is the first time the Irish have ever played Ball State — a school that shares the state of Indiana with them. The Irish played the role of accommodating hosts, too, as they never seemed to get going at full speed. The offense was uneven, and three turnovers really held the Irish back. Still, Notre Dame was never in any true danger of losing, as it entered the fourth quarter with a 24-6 lead. Ball State cut the lead to eight on a field goal with 1:30 left, but that was as close as it would get, and the game finished at 24-16.
Both Tua and Hurts play in Bama blowout
Alabama didn’t have any trouble with Arkansas State on Saturday, and the only drama entering the game was how Nick Saban would handle the team’s quarterback situation. Well, Tua Tagovailoa started and threw for four touchdowns, but Jalen Hurts saw plenty of snaps as well, and threw two scores of his own. So while Tua is the starter, it doesn’t look like Bama plans on leaving Jalen on the sideline just yet.
Rutgers still searching for the end zone against Ohio State
Ohio State has beaten Rutgers by a combined score of 114-0 in its last two meetings, and things didn’t change much in their latest meeting, though Rutgers did get on the scoreboard with a third quarter field goal in a 52-3 loss. Still, the lack of a touchdown means it’s now been 12 full quarters since Rutgers reached the end zone against the Buckeyes. And that last touchdown came with 15 seconds left in what was a 49-7 loss in 2015. If not for that garbage time score, we’d be looking at a four-year touchdown drought. Oh, and by the way, do you know who Ohio State’s defensive coordinator was the last time it allowed a TD to Rutgers? Why, it was Rutgers coach Chris Ash.
Eastern Michigan knocks off Purdue
The MAC will be flying the pirate flag this weekend, as Eastern Michigan went to West Lafayette and beat Purdue 20-19 in the rain and wind. It looked like the Eagles might have blown a golden opportunity when the Boilermakers took a 19-17 lead with 6:41 to play, but EMU put together a 15-play, 72-yard drive that took nearly five minutes off the clock and ended with a 24-yard field goal as time expired.
Duke loses starting quarterback to injury
Duke starting quarterback Daniel Jones was knocked out of Saturday’s ACC-Big Ten matchup in Evanston, suffering an apparent injury on a sack in the final minutes of the third quarter. The Blue Devils, leading 21-7 at the time, were up against third-and-3 when Jones was sacked by Northwestern defensive lineman Joe Gaziano for big loss. Jones got up, favoring the shoulder and side that was driven into the ground on the play, and then he received medical attention on the sideline. Quentin Harris, a junior backup, replaced Jones as the Blue Devils were able to get out of town with a costly road win.
After the game, David Cutcliffe told ESPN that he believed it was a clavicle-related injury for Jones, though the severity won’t be known until he undergoes further testing.
Kylin Hill becoming a star for Mississippi State
No. 18 Mississippi State headed to the “Little Apple” to take on Kansas State in a tricky spot for an SEC team. Well, at least in theory. Sophomore running back Kylin Hill is tore up the Wildcats defense — notching a receiving touchdown and two rushing touchdowns — to lead the Bulldogs to a big win. With a performance like that, Hill might start grabbing some Heisman love from teammate Nick Fitzgerald — who made his first appearance of the season under center after a one-game suspension last week. The Bulldogs defensive line has been dominating the Wildcats offensive line, making life difficult for quarterbacks Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton.
Wisconsin woke up
After sleep-walking through the first half and entering the locker room up only 10-7 against New Mexico, Wisconsin woke up in the second half. Star running back Jonathan Taylor topped the 200-yard mark on the ground, scored twice and quarterback Alex Hornibrook tossed a second-half touchdown to help the Badgers pull away.
Kyler Murray put on a show for Oklahoma
Kyler Murray — the future Oakland A’s outfielder who moonlights as the quarterback of No. 6 Oklahoma — put on a show against Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins. Murray scored through the air and on the ground in the first half for the defending Big 12 champions, and the Sooners defense is had its way with the porous Bruins offensive line.
Oklahoma won 49-21 to improve to 2-0, and Murray finished with 306 yards passing, 69 yards rushing and 5 total touchdowns.
Michigan’s WR scoring drought is over
The last touchdown catch by a Michigan wide receiver came on Sept. 9, 2017, against Cincinnati. Yes, that was 364 days ago. One of the more incredible droughts in college football came to an end on Saturday, when Nico Collins hauled in a 44-yard touchdown pass from Shea Patterson in the second quarter vs. Western Michigan. After falling last week to Notre Dame, the Wolverines looked good in the Big House on Saturday afternoon.
Don’t kick the ball to USF’s Terrence Horne
South Florida is hosting Georgia Tech in Tampa in a huge game for the AAC power Bulls. So far, USF is hanging around. Freshman Terrence Horne made his presence felt early with two kickoff returns for touchdowns in the first quarter to keep this game tight in the first half.
Houston rolled vs. Arizona
After falling at home to BYU last week, Arizona is visiting Houston and … it’s not going well for Kevin Sumlin’s Wildcats. Houston jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead, Khalil Tate threw a pick and then appeared to injure his ankle in the first quarter. What’s more, the Cougars looked fast, loose and ran circles around the visiting Wildcats. While Willie Taggart’s debut for Florida State on Monday night was one of the worst debuts at a major program for a new coach in recent memory, Sumlin one-upped Taggart with his second straight dud.
Florida State honors legendary actor Burt Reynolds
Sadly, legendary actor and former. To honor the man who once roomed with former FSU teammate and College GameDay fixture Lee Corso, the Seminoles will sport a decal on their helmets in their Week 2 game against Samford that pays homage to Reynolds’ character from the iconic 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit.”