ORLANDO, Fla. – College football AP Top 25 scores and results from the 1 games that took place on Saturday, September 1. No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 Ohio State both impressed in openers.
In Orlando, defending national champion Alabama hammered Louisville 51-14 in the season opener for both teams.
College Football Playoff hero Tua Tagovailoa, who won the battle with Jalen Hurts for the starting place at quarterback, threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first college start.
Tagovailoa completed 12 of 16 passes for 227 yards without an interception.
Meanwhile, Hurst completed 5 of 9 passes for 70 yards.
Jerry Jeudy had TD receptions of 11 and 25 yards, while Josh Jacobs scored on a 77-yard kickoff return and on an 18-yard run for Alabama.
The spirited DeVonta Smith ran for 99 yards
Meanwhile, Jawon Pass, who replaced 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson at quarterback for Louisville, completed 20 of 39 passes for 252 yards with two touchdown passes to Kemari Averett but threw two interceptions as well.
In Colombus, Ohio, without head coach Urban Meyer on the sideline, new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw for a record five touchdowns to help No. 5 Ohio State rout Oregon State 77-31.
Haskins completed 22 of 30 passes for 313 yards with five touchdowns. His five touchdowns and yards gained are records for a first-time Buckeyes starter.
Junior running Mike Weber rushed 20 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns. He also took a catch for a score.
Conor Blount threw for 169 yards and two touchdowns for Oregon State quarterback, and Artavis Pierce ran 11 times for 168 yards and two scores for the Beavers.
In other AP Top 25 scores, No. 2 Clemson eased to a comfortable 48-7 win over Furman, No. 3 Georgia shutout Austin Peay, 45-0, No. 7 Oklahoma ran all over Florida Atlantic 63-14 in Norman, No. 9 Auburn won a very lively battle against No. 6 Washington, 21-16, while No. 10 Penn State needed overtime to hold on to beat Appalachian State 45-38.
The lone AP Top 25 ranked team falling on the day was No. 23 Texas, which suffered a surprising 34-29 defeat on the road to Maryland.
AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
WEEK 1 – SEPT. 1
NO. 1 ALABAMA 51, LOUISVILLE 14
NO. 2 CLEMSON 48, FURMAN 7
NO. 3 GEORGIA 45, AUSTIN PEAY 0
NO. 5 OHIO STATE 77, OREGON STATE 31
NO. 7 OKLAHOMA 63, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 14
NO. 9 AUBURN 21, NO. 6 WASHINGTON 16
NO. 10 PENN STATE 45, APPALACHIAN STATE 38
NO. 12 NOTRE DAME 24, NO. 14 MICHIGAN 17
No. 15 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 43, UNLV 21
NO. 16 TCU 55, SOUTHERN U. 7
NO. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 40, TENNESSEE 14
NO. 18 MISSISSIPPI STATE 63, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 6
NO. 22 BOISE STATE 56, TROY 20
MARYLAND 34, NO. 23 TEXAS 29
NO. 24 OREGON 58, BOWLING GREEN 24