TEXAS, Sporting Alert – It was another wild day in Week 2 of NCAA college football on Saturday and we have all the scores and the results from the Top 25.
Starting at the top, No. 1 Ohio State took its time to get going, but picked up the pace in the second half en route to a very comfortable 38-0 victory over Hawaii.
The reigning national champions didn’t look as smooth as they did against Virginia Tech in Week 1, but managed to ease to victory after scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter, while holding Hawaii to just 165 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Ezekiel Elliott continued his impressive start to the season by scoring three touchdowns and finished with 101 yards for the Buckeyes.
Cardale Jones, sharing the quarterback duties with J.T. Barrett, was 12 of 18 for 111 yards, with the latter going 8 of 15 for 70 yards.
No. 2 Alabama had little problems taking care of Middle Tennessee in their home opener in Tuscaloosa.
Jake Coker went 15 of 26 on passes for 214 yards and a touchdown in the first half before making way for Cooper Bateman, while Derrick Henry, ran for 96 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Crimson Tide to a 37-10 victory.
In fact, Henry became the first player from the SEC conference with three rushing TDs in his team’s first two games of a season since Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno did so in 2008.
Bateman was 11 of 17 for 98 yards and a touchdown, while Kenyan Drake took five catches for 91 yards and a score and Robert Foster caught four of his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown for Alabama (2-0), which tallied 532 total yards in the win.
Meanwhile, in Fort Worth, Texas, No. 3 TCU (2-0) dominated Stephen F. Austin for its second successive win of the season in an unmatched 70-7 victory that saw the Horned Frogs picking up its 14th straight home opener under coach Gary Patterson.
Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns and Kolby Listenbee took six catches for 142 yards and a score for the second ranked team in the country.
Fellow Big 12 outfits No. 4 Baylor beat Lamar 66-31, with junior wide receiver Corey Coleman setting a program record for the Bears with four touchdown catches. He finished with six catches in total for 182 yards.
OTHER COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
Connor Cook passed for two touchdowns on 20 of 32 passes for 192 yards, with LJ Scott running for 76 yards and two scores and No. 5 Michigan State held off the challenges from No. 7 Oregon in a 31-28 victory.
Aaron Burbridge also took 8 catches for 101 yards and a score for the Spartans (2-0).
Vernon Adams Jr. was 22 of 39 for 309 yards and a touchdown for the Oregon Ducks (1-1), while Royce Freeman ran for 92 yards and a score in the defeat.
Oregon outscored Michigan State 21-17 in the second half.
Elsewhere, No. 19 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat No. 23 Tennessee 31-24 in 2OT in a thriller at the Neyland Stadium.
Leading 17-0 after three-quarters of football, the Vols failed to score in the fourth quarter and the Sooners collected 14 points during that period to shockingly send the game into overtime.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield had an up-and-down time on the field as he threw two interceptions, but had some key moments, including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in double overtime for Oklahoma to take the win.
Mayfield threw for three touchdowns and 187 yards in the win for the Sooners.
In another game, No. 14 LSU, finally getting their full season underway after last week’s canceled contest, got the better of Mississippi State in a 21-19 result, with running back Leonard Fournette rushing for 159 yards and three touchdowns.
Chad Kelly threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns on 20 of 25 passes and Quincy Adeboyejo took five catches for 120 yards with three touchdowns, as No. 17 Mississippi tallied 607 total yards in battering Fresno State 73-21 to go 2-0 on the season.
The Week 2 college football upset of the day came from Little Rock, where Toledo stunned No. 18 Arkansas 16-12, as the Razorbacks, despite piling up 412 passing yards, were unable to convert in the red zone.
Ex-Alabama reserve quarterback Phillip Ely threw for 237 yards and one touchdown and Damion Jones-Moore, Corey Jones and the team defense supported well in the upset win for the Rockets.
Brandon Allen was 32 of 53 on passes for 412 yards without a touchdown in the defeat for Arkansas.
No. 6 Auburn survived an embarrassing upset against Jacksonville State after managing to score late in the four quarter to send the game into overtime and then complete the victory afterwards.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES AND RESULTS
WEEK 2 FIXTURES | ESPN BOX SCORES
NO. 1 OHIO STATE 38, HAWAII 0
NO. 2 ALABAMA 37, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 10
NO. 3 TCU 70, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 7
NO. 4 BAYLOR 66, LAMAR 31
NO. 5 MICHIGAN STATE 31, NO. 7 OREGON 28
NO. 6 AUBURN 27, JACKSONVILLE STATE 20, OT
NO. 8 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 59, IDAHO 9
NO. 9 NOTRE DAME 34, VIRGINIA 27
NO. 10 GEORGIA 31, VANDERBILT 14
NO. 11 FLORIDA STATE 34, SOUTH FLORIDA 14
NO. 12 CLEMSON 41, APPALACHIAN STATE 10
NO. 13 UCLA 37, UNLV 3
NO. 14 LSU 21, NO. 25 MISSISSIPPI STATE 19
NO. 15 GEORGIA TECH 65, TULANE 10
NO. 16 TEXAS A&M 56, BALL STATE 23
TOLEDO 16, NO. 18 ARKANSAS 12
NO. 17 MISSISSIPPI 73, FRESNO STATE 21
NO. 19 OKLAHOMA 31, NO. 23 TENNESSEE 24, 2OT
BYU 35, NO. 20 BOISE STATE 24
NO. 21 MISSOURI 27, ARKANSAS STATE 20
NO. 22 ARIZONA 44, NEVADA 20