#16 TCU Horned Frogs (2-0, 0-0) 42, Southern Methodist Mustangs 12
With TCU now down just two [following a KaVontae Turpin 78-yard punt return touchdown], 9-7, and TCU’s defense starting to roll, the Frogs asserted themselves in the second half. After allowing 114 yards to SMU’s offense in the first quarter, TCU’s D gave up just 49 in the second quarter, and allowing just a field goal.
Kansas Jayhawks (1-1, 0-0)31, Central Michigan 7
Kansas’ record breaking road losing streak ended at 46 games Saturday, as they went to Mount Pleasant and took down a Central Michigan team that beat them 45-27 last year in Lawrence.
#18 Mississippi State Bulldogs 31, Kansas State Wildcats (1-1, 0-0) 10
K-State’s only scores were a 26-yard first quarter field goal by Blake Lynch and a 23-yard touchdown pass from Skylar Thompson to Dalton Schoen. The Wildcat offense simply could not open up this afternoon, with Thompson held to a 7-17 for 86 yard day and Alex Barnes kept to 75 yards on 17 carries plus 19 more yards on 2 catches.
Alex Delton may have played his way out of the rotation, with only four net yards on 12 carries and while three of his four passes landed in the hands of a human being, one of those was an interception. Delton’s entire offensive output on the day was a mere 16 yards.
#6 Oklahoma Sooners (2-0, 0-0) 49, UCLA Bruins 21
The Oklahoma Sooners rolled through Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins without much resistance. After conceding an early touchdown to go down 7-0, OU rattled off 42 unanswered points to put the game out of reach. Kyler Murray threw for 306 yards and 3 touchdowns. His favorite target was sophomore wide receiver CeeDee Lamb who hauled in 7 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-1, 0-0) 77, Lamar 0
The Red Raiders came into the home opener looking to correct all the faults from the previous week’s game and the team did that and then some. After a three and out to start the game, the Red Raiders went on to score a touchdown in six of the remaining seven drives of the half.
Kliff Kingsbury is compensating.
Iowa Hawkeyes 13, Iowa St. Cyclones 3 (0-1, 0-0)
The Cyclones would mount a 13 play, 66 yard drive that chewed up nearly 7 minutes. The drive was highlighted by short passes to the running backs and solid David Montgomery runs, and was kicked into overdrive by a 31 yard catch and run by Deshaunte Jones. The drive would stall on a Mueller false start at the one yard line, and Connor Assalley (!!!) would make the field goal to put the Cyclones up 3.
And then the crappy football started.
Texas Longhorns (1-1, 0-0) 28, Tulsa 21
Ultimately, Texas needed a four-minute drill to ice the game following a grinding offensive drive in response to Tulsa narrowing a 21-0 halftime deficit to one score. In between, the Golden Hurricane took advantage of further poor run defense on jet sweeps and a 35-yard touchdown pass that continued the struggles of redshirt freshman cornerback Kobe Boyce, who gave up multiple big plays against the Terrapins.
Baylor Bears (2-0, 0-0) 37, UTSA 20
The Bears won an exciting game. They recovered an onside kick and ran a wide receiver pass to Brewer. Connor Martin was money, notching three field goals, including one from 47 yards. And the receivers made some spectacular catches of nice Brewer passes.
Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0, 0-0) 55, South Alabama 13
This team is far from perfect and nowhere near “complete.” But we saw some big improvements from week one, which is what we were hoping to see, and gives me hope for week three against Boise State. If OSU can continue to make improvements, they have a chance. If not, look out for the Broncos.