Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 9/10/13
Sometimes people need a simplified version. There weren’t a ton of major matchups in week 2 of the college football season, but we did learn a few important things: Miami is relevant, Devin Gardner isn’t bad, and Texas isn’t as good as everyone expected. Shocker. Oh, and ESPN should hire Eminem full-time. Here’s your overly simplified week 2 recap: Arizona State won 55-0 It played Sacramento State. Boston College beats Wake Forest in meaningless game BC running back had 204 yards rushing on 35 carries. Kentucky won its football contest Kentucky put up close to 700 yards of offense compared to the 120 yards put up by Miami (OH). Ouch. @newarkadvocate Ohio State pulls off the shocker against San Diego State Braxton Miller goes down with an apparent sprained MCL. Buckeyes still won 42-7. Louisville 44, Eastern Kentucky 7 Bridgewater: 23-32, 397 yards, 4 touchdowns. Michigan State continued pursuit for title of “Most Boring Team Ever” I’m so happy I’m not a Michigan State fan. The Spartans beat South Florida 21-6. They had 171 yards rushing and only 94 passing. Penn State scores 45 Penn State beat Eastern Michigan 45-7. Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards. Wisconsin won by a lot 48-0. @UCrallyCats Illinois beats Cincinnati I was worried Cincinnati was going to make the Big Ten look dumber than it already looks. Somehow, Illinois came through. The Fighting Illini are 2-0. Bad Iowa team won against worse team The Hawkeyes beat Missouri State, 28-14. Jeff Driskel leads Miami past Florida Driskel threw two red-zone INTs. Florida looked like the more physical team, but the two INTs killed the Gators’ chances. Purdue sneaks past Indiana State A real barn burner. Pachall went down, TCU still won Trevone Boykin, who started last season for the Horned Frogs, took over and did well. Oh, they were playing Southeastern Louisiana. Oklahoma State is 2-0 The Cowboys gave up 35 points to UTSA, but 28 of those came in the fourth quarter. Shiny helmets, bad offense. Photo: @TheDannyParker Tennessee beat turnover machine Western Kentucky Western Kentucky had seven turnovers, but actually outgained the Volunteers. North Carolina won Tar Heels beat Mid Tennessee by 20. Bryn Renner threw for 339 yards, didn’t miss Jadeveon Clowney. Clemson won Clemson won. Boise State scored 63 against Tenn-Martin Good job! Utah scored 70 against Weber State Great job! Missouri won! Missouri is 2-0! Go Missouri! It beat Toledo by 15. Missouri is doing its best to enjoy itself before SEC play begins. Baylor didn’t have much to worry about on Saturday. (@BaylorBaseball) Baylor gained 781 yards against Buffalo Decent. Oregon beat Virginia by a bunch For some reason, many people acted like the Oregon-Virginia match-up was going to be an interesting game. Not the case. Side note: Marcus Mariota is impressive. Mississippi State won Nice! Georgia held off South Carolina Connor Shaw just doesn’t do it for me. On the contrary, Aaron Murray looked good, tossing four touchdowns. Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall form an awesome RB duo. Duke won again! In football! Duke is 2-0. Cal barely beat Portland State Freshman Jared Goff threw for 485 yards for Cal. Northwestern beat Syracuse The Wildcats are proving the preseason hype was justified. Indiana lost to Navy Its run game was too much. NC State beat Richmond by two It wasn’t pretty. Nebraska fans were much happier this week. (@randyhenry) Nebraska won by 43 A lot better than barely beating Wyoming. Kansas State didn’t lose to horrible opponent An improvement. Arkansas beat Samford by 10 That doesn’t bode well for Arkansas’ SEC chances. Oklahoma was unspectacular against WVU 16-7. Manziel scored four TDs His team also won. BYU beat Texas by 19 Then Mack Brown just started firing people. There’s Charlie. (@Farzin21) Hey, Kansas won Congrats, Charlie! Auburn won Auburn is now 2-0. LSU beat UAB Mettenberger threw 5 TDs. If he continues to play well, LSU can make some noise. Michigan beat Notre Dame 41-30 I thought Notre Dame gave up on the run too early. But Devin Gardner, not bad. Not bad. USC lost to Washington State Ouch. The Trojans scored seven points. Things are bad in Southern Cal. They’re just really bad. Arizona won Rich Rod is happy. Arizona is 2-0. Stanford beat San Jose State Stanford held San Jose State to 35 rushing yards.
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