UPDATED: AP Top 25 Scores: College Football Week 1

College football AP Top 25 scores in Wk 1 on Sep 3. Biggest upset saw No. 3 Oklahoma losing to No. 15 Houston, but Alabama starts impressively.

College Football AP Top 25 Scores

College Football AP Top 25 Scores

HOUSTON, TX, Sporting Alert – AP Top 25 Scores and results  in College Football Week 1 action on Saturday, September 3.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 52, NO. 20 USC 6

ARLINGTON, TX — Top-ranked Alabama made a sounding statement on the opening weekend of the 2016 College Football with a crushing victory of No. 20 USC here at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts hopped off the bench to deliver big time for coach Nick Saban, as the Crimson Tide picked up the pace after a slow start to hammer the Trojans 52-6 in the defence of their national title.

Hurts finished the game with four touchdowns overall, including two on the ground.

The man from Channelview, TX, replaced Blake Barnett and completed 6 of 11 passes for 118 yards, while rushing for two more scores for Alabama, which never really got going until the second half.

ArDarius Stewart had four catches for 113 yards with two touchdowns, Damien Harris carried the ball nine times for 138 yards, while starting QB Blake Barnett passed for 100 yards on 5 of 6 attempts for the defending College Football Playoff champions.

Besides scoring first, it was a slow night for USC, with Max Browne going 14 of 29 on completed passes for 101 yards in the defeat.

NO. 15 HOUSTON 33, NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 23

Greg Ward Jr. and Brandon Wilson both impressed for No. 15 Houston in a stunning 33-23 upset win over No. 3 Oklahoma in an all AP Top 25 clash at NRG Stadium in Texas.

Exciting quarterback Greg Ward Jr. passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 23 of 40 passes to lead the way for the Cougars, who started the contest with only a 10-percent chance of beating the Sooners, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.

Wilson was also impressive for Houston, returned an Oklahoma missed field goal 100 yards to shock even his coach Tom Herman, as the Cougars leader first kept his foot inside the end line while taking down the catch and then avoided being taken out by one of his own teammates during his race towards the end zone.

Star quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 24 of 33 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat for Oklahoma, which entered the contest favoured by 90-percent, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.

Mark Andrews finished with three catches for 94 yards and two scores for the Sooners.

NO. 6 OHIO STATE 71, BOWLING GREEN 10

COLUMBUS, Ohio — J.T. Barrett and No. 6 Ohio State hammered Bowling Green 71-10 in a record-breaking contest on the 2016 College Football opening weekend.

Barrett, who is now the outright starting quarterback at Ohio State, threw six touchdown passes and 21 of 31 for 349 yards, as the Buckeyes posted a school-record 776 yards in front of 107,193 supporters.

Barrett also set a school record with seven touchdowns overall, after he ran for another score.

A total of eight players scored touchdowns on offense for Ohio State on Saturday.

NO. 7 MICHIGAN 63, HAWAII 3

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The seventh-ranked Michigan easily put away Hawaii 63-3 to open its 2016 College Football season impressively.

Wilton Speight threw three touchdown passes in the first half and went 10 of 13 for 145 yards to lead the way for the Wolverines, with Chris Evans rushing eight times for 112 yards and two scores.

Amara Darboh, Grant Perry and Jake Butt all took catches for scores in one of the most lopsided victories.

It was the second time Hawaii was losing this season, following the defeat to Cal in Sydney, Australia, last Thursday.

College Football Week 1 AP Top 25 Scores
Saturday, September 3

NO. 1 ALABAMA 52, NO. 20 USC 6
NO. 2 CLEMSON 19, AUBURN 13
NO. 15 HOUSTON 33, NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 23
WISCONSIN 16, NO. 5 LSU 14
NO. 6 OHIO STATE 71, BOWLING GREEN 10
NO. 7 MICHIGAN 63, HAWAII 3
NO. 14 WASHINGTON 48, RUTGERS 13
TEXAS A&M 31, NO. 16 UCLA 24
NO. 17 IOWA 45, MIAMI (OHIO) 21
NO. 18 GEORGIA 33, NO. 22 NORTH CAROLINA 24.
NO. 21 OKLAHOMA STATE 61, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 7
NO. 24 OREGON 53, UC DAVIS 28
NO. 25 FLORIDA 24, UMASS 7

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