College Football Week 2 Recap

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What a heartbreaker for North Carolina against Wake in this early season conference matchup.  Bryn Renner’s 271 yards just wasn’t enough as the Heels fell 28-27.  Renner’s counterpart, Tanner Price, threw for an outstanding 327 yards as he was all of the offense the Deacons needed.  Georgia Tech laid a beat down on Presbyterian 59-3 gaining some team confidence after the disappointing loss to Virginia Tech last week.  Zach Laskey led the Yellow Jackets rushing attack with 11 yards.  Back up QB Vad Lee wasn’t far behind though, accumulating 101 yards on the ground as well.  Virginia Tech rolled Austin Peay 42-7 while Logan Thomas  continues to impress with 212 yards through the air with two TDs and a rush TD to boot.  After losing to the Canes last week, Boston College took care of Maine 34-3.  Chase Rettig continues to have his way with opponent’s defenses as he stays hot tossing three TDs.  Clemson looked to be on point dropping 52 on Ball State led by Heisman Candidate Tajh Boyd who delivered three TDs via airmail.  Michael Rocco managed a game winning drive capped off with a TD pass to Jake McGee as Virginia improves to 2-0.  Perry Hills put three TDs on the board for the Terps en route to a 3-27 victory over Temple.  NC State snuck away from Connecticut with a win thanks to Bryan Underwood’s 4 yard TD catch to win it 10-7.

Scores Around the ACC
Connecticut 7
NC State 10
Miami (FL) 13
Kansas State 52
UNC 27
Wake Forest 28
Temple 27
Maryland 36
Penn State 16
Virginia 17
Savannah St 0
FSU 55
Ball St 27
Clemson 52
Maine 3
Boston College 34
Austin Peay 7
Virginia 42
Duke 13
Stanford 50

Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins pulls in a reception for a touchdown while being covered by Ball state’s Jason Pinkston

Big East

Louisville breaks the 30 point barrier for the second time in as many weeks as they blew by Missouri StateUSF and BJ Daniels turned it on in the fourth quarter as the Bulls make a 32-31 comeback against the WolfpackDaniels launched a 56 yarder to Andre Davis with 38 seconds left to complete the victory.  Rutgers Kyle Flood gets his first home victory as head coach of the Scarlet Knights.  Brandon Coleman hauled in two TD grabs.  Pretty decent week for the Big East as the conference tallies up a weekend record of 4-4.

Scores Around the Big East
Connecticut 7
NC State 10
Syracuse 29
USC 42
Pitt 10
Cincy 34
Temple 27
Maryland 36
Missouri State 7
Louisville 35
Nevada 31
USF 32
Howard 0
Rutgers 26

Munchie Legaux of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Big 12

Collin Klein and the Wildcats made a statement against the Canes to the rest of the nation, though Miami (FL)’s mistakes didn’t help.  They are the first team since the 1998 Syracuse Orangmen to put up 50 on The UKlein threw for 210 and a TD, while scampering for 71 yards and three more TDs.  Could this be the year for Bill Snyder and the CatsIowa State fought off the Hawkeyes as Steele Jantz’s TD pass was the lone TD in the 9-6 win.  Jayhawks fans have got to be disappointed as they drop to Rice at home.  The Kansas defense played a “bend, don’t break” game as Rice mustered up four FGs.  Seth Doege threw five TDs as the Red Raiders annihilate Texas State.  Oklahoma RB Damien Williams was lights out running for four TDs on 10 carries.  Did I mention he had 156 yards to go with it?

Scores Around the Big 12
Miami (FL) 13
K State 52
Iowa 6
Iowa St 9
Kansas 24
Rice 25
Oklahoma 69
Grambling St 0
TCU 56
Texas St 10
TTU 58
New Mexico 0
Texas 45
Oklahoma St 38
Arizona 59

Running back Damien Williams #26 of the Oklahoma Sooners tries to outrun defensive back Antwain Mathews #16 of the Florida A&M Rattlers

B1G Ten

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have got to be beating themselves as they fall to UCLA 36-30.  Taylor Martinez’s 92 yard TD run is about all there is to write about the Huskers as they were obviously affected by the absence of All American RB Rex Burkhead.  The Nittany Lion fan base is demanding O’Brien shows them something promising.. and soon.  The post-JoePa era is off to the worst start possible after losing to Virginia.  Michigan rebounds after the embarrassing loss to Alabama to overtake Air ForceDenard Robinson took out some frustration while running and throwing for over 200 yards.  Fitz Touissant’s first game back after suspension was a quiet one as he was not a factor at all.  Indiana RB Tre Roberson had TD runs of 50 and 39 yards before hurting his left leg as the Hoosiers beat UMASS in their first home game as an FBS team.  Braxton Miller showed out throwing for 155 and a TD, and rushing for 141 yards and three more.  One can’t help but wonder.. Will he be a better fit in this offense than.. wait a minute.. Tim Tebow?

Scores Around the B1G Ten
Minnesota 44
UCF 16
Ohio St 31
Purdue 17
ND 20
Mass 6
IU 45
Penn State 16
Virginia 17
Air Force 25
Michigan 31
MSU 41
Iowa 6
Wisconsin 7
Oregon St 10
Nebraska 30
Vandy 13
Northwestern 23
Illinois 14
ASU 45

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller breaks away from Central Florida players on his way to a touchdown during the first quarter


Johnathan Franklin ran wild, again.  This time, the senior rushed for 217 yards as the Bruins stunned Nebraska 36-30.  Brett Hundley also had a big game racking up 300+ in the air with four TDs.  Don’t sleep on UCLA this year; we’ll get to see some more of these guys next week versus HoustonIan Soefle ran for a TD and 104 yards as California handled Southern Utah.  If De’Anthony Thomas’ name isn’t in Heisman talks, it is because of the big shadow cast over him by Kenjon Barner who was the workhorse of Oregon’s offense running the ball 34 times for over 200 yards and three TDs.  Thomas only had seven carries but managed 102 yards and two scores out of them.  If only Chip Kelly would give him the ball a little bit more…  USC still wasn’t too impressive as they took on Big East bottom feeder SyracuseBarkley’s six TDs was more than plenty as they nearly dropped 50.

Scores Around the Pac-12
SUU 31
Cal 50
Colorado 28
EWU 20
WSU 24
Syracuse 29
USC 49
Wisconsin 7
Oregon St 10
Fresno St 25
Oregon 42
Washington 3
LSU 41
Nebraska 30
Illinois 14
ASU 45
Ok St 38
Arizona 59
Duke 13
Stanford 50
Utah 20
Utah St 27

Running back Johnathan Franklin #23 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates after a 54 yard run to the 21 yard line in the fourth quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Rose Bowl


Hear that squealing sound?  That’s the Arkansas Razorback’s dropping out of the top 25 after losing to Louisiana Monroe!  The Razorbacks choked on the big one and dropped from top ten to unranked, ’07 Michigan style.  Florida was in for all they could handle at College Station.  Although the Aggies lost, TAMU freshman QB Johnny Manziel had an impressive first half and showed he has a lot of potential to evolve into an elite QB with his arm AND legs.  Tennessee looks to be in a pretty good team rhythm as Tyler Bray throws for 310 and four TDs and a 2-0 start for the VolsGeorgia gave Missouri a big boy’s welcome to the SEC as Aaron Murray got the offense on track, again, to engineer a 41-20 victory.

Scores Around the SEC
Auburn 10
Miss St 28
ECU 10
South Carolina 49
UF 20
Bama 35
GSU 13
Tenn 51
Arkansas 31
ULM 34
Washington 3
LSU 41
Ole Miss 28
Kent St 14
Kentuck 47
Mizzou 20
UGA 41
Vanderbilt 13
Northwestern 23

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray (8) throws during the second quarter against Georgia State

Games to Watch Week 2:

Rutgers @ USF

Alabama @ Arkansas

North Carolina @ Louisville

Florida @ Tennessee

Arizona State @ Missouri

USC @ Stanford

Notre Dame @ Michigan

Houston @ UCLA

Players to Watch Week 2:

Johnathan Franklin, RB UCLA vs Houston

Tyler Bray, QB Tennessee vs Florida

Marqise Lee, WR USC @ Stanford

Andre Ellington, RB Clemson vs Furman

Austin Franklin, WR New Mexico State @ UTEP

Cameron Marshall, RB Arizona State @ Missouri

Ninja Sports Offensive Performance of the Week:

Denard Robinson, QB Michigan

14/25 208 yards 2 TD

20 carries 218 yards 2 TD


Ninja Sports Defensive Performance of the Week:

Arthur Brown, LB Kansas State

7 solo tackles 3 asst. tackles

1 sack

Ninja Sports College Football Play of the Week:

Ninja Sports Image of the Week:

Tennessee defenders Maurice Couch (44) and A.J. Johnson sent Georgia State tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi to the field level.

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One thought on “College Football Week 2 Recap

  1. Ricky Thomas says:

    Watch for James Inman at Tennessee. Kid can throw like Bray baby.

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