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Ranking College Football Top 10 (Week 2)
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Ranking College Football Top 10 (Week 2)

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Allen Fields, Bronx, NY

 

 

 

 

1)   Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0): def. Western Kentucky 38-10

Last week (1)

Offense started slowly but got on track. The running game was stuck in neutral, at some point it must get going. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was effective again, going 23/36, 287 yards with two TDs. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a big day catching 9 balls for 129 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart had another good game catching five balls for 90 yards and a touchdown. The defense again was lights out.

 

2)  Florida State Seminoles (2-0): def. Charleston Southern 52-8

Last week (3)

The Seminoles wasted no time overwhelming it’s opponent. Quarterback Deondre Francois was very effecient going 25/33, 262 yards with three TDs and an interception. Running back Dalvin Cook was solid with 11 carries for 83 yards and two TDs. Wide receiver Travis Rudolph was big with seven catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns. The defense scored another touchdown and wasn’t challenged but did it’s job shutting down the determined opponent.

 

3)  Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0): def. Tulsa 48-3

Last week (4)

The weather was terrible but that did not stop the Buckeyes from making quick work of Tulsa. Quarterback T.J. Barrett was ordinary going 14-22, 149 yards (partly due to heavy rain and limited playing time) but did have two rushing touchdowns. Running back Mike Weber had 17 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver/running back Curtis Samuel had eight carries for 78 yards and five catches for 62 yards. The defense completely shut down it’s opponent.

4)  Michigan Wolverines (2-0): def. Central Florida 51-14

Last week (5)

The Wolverines had no problem with it’s opponent Saturday. Quarterback Wilton Speight was very good going 25/37, 312 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Amara Darboh had a big day with six catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Jake Butt had contributed seven catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns. The running game struggled. The defense suffocated the opponent.

5)  Clemson Tigers (2-0): def. Troy 30-24

Last week (2)

What is going on with Clemson? The offense is sputtering and the defense is not getting enough stops. Quarterback Deshaun Watson was average again going 27-53, 292 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud had seven catches for 86 yards. Wide receiver Artavis contributed seven catches for 71 yards. The running game was non existent. The defense struggled again.

 

6) Logo_of_University_of_Houston_Athletics Houston Cougars (2-0): def. Lamar 42-0

Last week (6)

Without star quarterback Greg Ward Jr, the Cougars handled their opponent. The rushing attack was lethal. Replacement quarterback Kyle Postma did not pass for much, going 14/25, 125 yards and an interception but rushed seven times for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Kevrin Justice had 27 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Mulbah Car had 20 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown. The defense was swarming all game against an overmatched opponent.

 

7) 1d21a6491f593e4b21676c8b6b73bcd1 Washington Huskies (2-0): def. Idaho 59-14

Last week (8)

The Huskies made short work of the Vandals. Quarterback Jake Browning was 23/28, 294 yards and five touchdowns. Wide receiver Dante Pettis had six catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Chico McClatcher had three catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver John Ross contributed seven catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Running game not needed at all. The defense was not challenged and took care of business.

 

8)  Stanford Cardinal (1-0): Idle

Last week  (7)

Although Stanford didn’t play, they needed to rest up and prepare for he big showdown against the USC Trojans next week on primetime television.

 

9)  Wisconsin Badgers (2-0): def. Akron 54-10

Last week (wasn’t ranked in top 10)

The Badgers smothered the Zips. Quarterback Bart Houston was 15/22, 231 yards and threw for two touchdowns. Running back Corey Clement had 21 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Jazz Peavy had seven catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns. The defense made quick work of Akron.

 

10)   Texas Longhorns (2-0): def. UTEP 41-7

Last week (wasn’t ranked in the top ten)

This could have been a trap game after a huge win against Notre Dame. Not this Longhorn team, they manhandled the Miners. Quarterback Shane Buechele was terrific going 22/27, 244 yards with four touchdowns. Running back Chris Warren III rushed 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Jacorey Warrick had seven catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Dorian Leopard had two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Jerrod Heard had six catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns. The defense made short work of an underwhelming offense.

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