College Football Week 2 winners, losers, overreaction: Texas A&M drops, USC offense makes statement

Texas A&M She entered the 2021 season ranked sixth nationwide, but went on to finish 8-4 and graduated from the AP Top 25 at the end of the year. One year later, the Aggies started the year again inexplicably at number six. Unfortunately, giant training contracts and illustrious employment chapters do not guarantee immediate success in this field.

The Aggies put on one of their worst offensive performances in the SEC era in a 17-14 loss to opponent Sun Belt. Appalachian State on Saturday. The Texas A&M team ran only two offensive plays in the App State until its final game drive. Suddenly, the Aggies goes from a playoff competitor on the dark horse to an afterthought with nine lost matches remaining. This is how quickly fortunes can change in college football. And in week 2 jam-packed, the Aggies aren’t the only ones.

number 8 our lady He also lost the Sun Belt match to Marshall The shocking selection of six from quarterback Tyler Buchner. No. 25 Houston Fell in double overtime against the opponent Texas Tech Thanks to the monster game from quarterback Red Raiders Donovan Smith. No. 24 Tennessee and number 20 Kentucky He also managed to surprise the number 17 Pittsburgh and number 12 FloridaStraight.

Down the list, the reigning Mountain West Champion Utah An embarrassing decision lost 35-7 against FCS Weber State. UIW also topped Nevada 55-41 and Holy Cross shocked buffalo 37-31 last second Hill Mary for three FCS disturbances in one week.

Here are more winners, losers, and overreactions from the chaotic second week of the college football season.

Winners

kansas: Don’t look now, but the Jayhawks are on a winning streak after hitting West Virginia 55-42 on the road. Kansas is 2-0 for the first time since 2011, and has won a major 12 opening game for the first time since 2009. The 55-point output was the biggest since… Texas. Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels had an incredible 215 pass and 82 yard pass rushing in to win. This Power Five team is finally serious, and coach Lance Leibold is a star.

USCa crime: Put 66 points against rice It was a good appetizer, but all the fireworks went out for the opening match of Pac-12 stanford. The Trojans scored 35 first-half points with shocking ease, scoring in the first five first-half rounds before sealing a 41-28 victory by 14 points in garbage time without an answer from Stanford. If you thought Jordan Addison was good before, playing in one of the most stacked reception rooms in college football definitely helps. He had 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns on his own. The crime is already of a national caliber. next week against Fresno State Is a marquee match, a better test of defense.

losers

Our Lady: Struggling to move the ball against her Ohio State Horseshoe is one thing. Are you having huge offensive problems at home against Marshall? This is something completely different. The Fighting Irish threw three interceptions and averaged just 3.5 yards per carry against the Sunbelt squad. Marcus Freeman became the first Notre Dame coach since Lou Holtz to start 0-2, and the first Fighting Irish coach to start his career 0-3.

Nebraska: We’ve had enough. Get this program out of its misery. On the same day that Adrian Martinez lost 40 points Kansas State against MissouriNebraska lost 45-42 to South GeorgiaThe team picked No. 5 in their Sun Belt division. She snapped 214 consecutive home wins when she scored over 35 points. Nebraska has changed quarters, assistants, coordinators, and players. It doesn’t work for Scott Frost. At some point, the man in the biggest office must be held responsible for these embarrassing performances.

Week 2 Overreaction

AlabamaNot ‘address caliber’ receivers: When Jameson Williams and John Mitchell III were injured last season, Alabama’s offense suddenly fell to the ground. Nick Saban had a full chance of fixing the unit, adding a pair of highly-touted transfers of Jermaine Burton and Tyler Harrell while developing more freshmen. The early returns are worrisome to say the least.

Heading into the fourth quarter, Alabama’s wide receivers had just three total caught for 14 yards in the 20-19 win over Texas. No receiver finished over 40 yards after receiving it despite fine passes from Heisman Award-winning QB Bryce Young. Oh, and by the way, the strong performance against Utah State became less impressive after the Aggies lost massively to Weber State.

Fortunately, Traeshon Holden and Ja’Corey Brooks had a few moments in the fourth quarter to score a game-decimating field goal, and running back Jahmyr Gibbs was big on the passing game. But with so much stellar talent in the receiver, these kinds of shows from scroll hunters are embarrassing — and hardly title-level.

Sunbelt is the best G5 conferenceIt wasn’t a perfect weekend, but Sunbilt made the case for the best five-league group in college football. The Sun Belt became the first Group of Five conference to beat multiple top ten contenders since 2003 taking down the Appalachian State and Marshall Texas A&M and Notre Dame, respectively.

That wasn’t all.

As mentioned earlier, South Georgia shocked Nebraska. South Alabama past flew Central Michigan In an important non-conference match, while Georgia State Pay North Carolina to the max. It’s funny that the only bad point was Coastal Carolina Need a late score to beat it Gardner Webbut those interested can deal with a bad game.

It doesn’t hurt that all three supposed AAC contenders – Houston, Cincinnati And the UCF – They all have losses now. Sunbelt can steal the New Year’s Six Spot.