Good news for Purdue: They had a go-ahead touchdown late in the game at Syracuse. Bad news: they had 30 yards of penalties which set up an interesting kick-off. As Syracuse drove to try to win, the Boilermakers took another penalty to extend their drive.
- Aidan O’Connell doesn’t let the pick stop him. He goes back to the first one that deep.
- OH NO PURDUE NOT LIKE THIS. Thicc six, Cuse raises 10.
- Northern Illinois has a 31-17 lead over Northwestern from the bottom of the rotation, and that’s not good for the Wildcats.
- We got a good one in Syracuse. The Boilermakers “didn’t tackle, they just vibrated,” helping Orange score on a missed play and add a two-point conversion to earn three points over Purdue. Syracuse struggled to score a touchdown throughout the game and already added two in the second half.
- If you want to get on a plane and head to the Rose Bowl, there are plenty of great seats available!
- There was a late fumble for Northwestern if you’re looking for an upset on this board. The Wildcats are in a tight game with southern Illinois and, despite some decent momentum, they threw the ball to their spoilsport-minded opponent with about eight minutes to go.
- Not cool when you make a conference opponent look like UConn
- Annnnnd, it didn’t take long for Gamecocks fans to decide this was over:
- Here’s another one from Bowers… wow:
- It seems some Nebraska fans have an opinion about the future of the coaching staff.
- BROCK. BOWERS. Dawgs up 21-0.
- South Carolina’s Kai Kroeger played quarterback in high school, so it should come as no surprise that as a kicker, he can work with a safety like this in the fake. It was a great play to prolong the drive, but Georgia’s defense still kept them out of the end zone.
- Georgia’s defense is good enough not to give them the gift of a turnover like this, but South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler misses this route and the Dawgs took over using a subsequent drive to take a 14-point lead.
- I have to stay in the QB draw! Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel takes this 61 yards home
- Behold, perhaps the most adventurous fair catch decision you’ll see all season.
BYU vs. Oregon (-3.5), 15:30
As mentioned above, Oregon was pummeled by a supremely physical Georgia team in Week 1. BYU will also try to play some kind of bully ball against the Ducks, and as Oregon attempts to establish an identity in the Dan Lanning era, a win on a solid Cougars team would be a great start.
Penn State vs. Auburn, 3:30 p.m.
The Nittany Lions go on the road for a rematch of last year’s hard-fought game at Happy Valley. Both teams have talented defensive fronts and quarterback situations that range from average to borderline experimental. Auburn is still fiddling with how to deploy both of its quarterbacks (sometimes doing it at the same time) and struggled to dispatch San Jose State last week at home. Penn State’s Sean Clifford is established as a starter, and you know what you get with him. The Nittany Lions feel he’s fine for now, though talented freshman Drew Allar waits in the wings.
Mississippi State (-2.5) vs. LSU, 6 p.m.
Mississippi State returns home after a night win at Arizona last week to play its first SEC game in the Bayou. This is also the first conference game for new coach Brian Kelly, whose tenure is off to a rocky start. After a warm-up game against Southern last week, have the Tigers ironed out the issues that plagued them in their savage loss to Florida State?
Texas Tech v. State of North Carolina, 7 p.m.
The Red Raiders earned a big win at home over Houston last week and host an NC State team that continues its treacherous non-conference roster. They escaped Greenville, North Carolina with a victory over ECU in Week 1. Now Lubbock is next.
UTSA vs. Texas (-12), 8:00 p.m.
There would be nothing better than Texas than performing well in a big game and then losing to a team that, while a legitimate threat, should face it. Hudson Card is back as the starting QB with Quinn Ewers out for a significant amount of time, and the Texas offense presents significantly less of a vertical passing threat without Ewers behind center. But the Texas defense offers a ton of optimism after their strong performance against Alabama. Part of Texas “getting back” will bring that same intensity back this week.
Miami vs. Texas A&M (-6), 9:00 p.m.
There is no game that has lost its juice more than this matchup. Case in point: You’ll notice that College GameDay is in the Appalachian State and not College Station. The sport’s preeminent pregame show will celebrate the team that won last week at College Station instead of the Aggies. A&M is hosting a Miami team that wants to find a way to establish itself this season, and to make an emphatic statement in this game and send A&M as a rapidly skyrocketing program even further from the preseason expectations it had would be fair. what to do. that.
State of Fresno vs. USC (-12), 10:30 p.m.
USC is going to score a ton of points … that’s almost guaranteed given what they’ve shown in the first two weeks. The problem is that they’re going to give up a lot of points to someone who doesn’t seem to give them the ball at will. USC has eight recoveries this season (two fumble recoveries and six interceptions) and also had multiple defensive scores in Week 1. Eventually, that success won’t continue … and if it stops this week, Fresno State’s Jake Haener is well equipped. to take advantage of .