Week 2 is in the books for college football. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting things around the country.
2: Shutouts pitched by conference teams. Who says there is no defense played in college? 7: How many points USF’s defense gave up against Michigan State. Somehow they still lost 21-6. 12: The number of seconds left on the clock when SMU QB Garrett Gilbert(former Texas QB) threw a touchdown pass to beat Montana State. 397: Passing yards for Teddy Bridgewater who for some odd reason was still in the game in the 4th quarter against mighty Eastern Kentucky.
5: Turnovers forced by the Miami Hurricanes in their upset win over in state rival Florida. 38:35: Time of Possession for Virginia against Oregon. Virginia lost 59-10. 2: The amount of points NC State beat Richmond by on a last second FG. Don’t get your hopes to high for the season if you a Wolfpack fan. 55%: Logan Thomas’ completion percentage against upstart Western Carolina. He also added 2 interceptions. Remember when he was in the #1 NFL pick conversations because of his size?
0: The amount of points Wisconsin has given up so far this season. Even playing against air (and they basically are) that’s impressive. 4: Touchdowns throw by Devin Gardner who was named the Davey O’Brien QB of the week. Is Michigan “back?” 180: Rushing yards for Iowa RB Mark Weisman in a victory over Missouri State. A win is a win right Iowa? 4: Turnovers created by the “Blackshirts” defense of Nebraska vs Southern Miss. It was a big deal for them to get some momentum on defense going into their biggest no conference showdown of the season against UCLA this week.
550: Rushing yards given up by Texas to BYU. BYU QB Taysom Hill and his surgically repaired ACL ran wild on the Longhorns. And ran DC Manny Diaz out of Austin. 367: Passing yards for Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield who looks all world, against SF Austin. They will have a big test this week though vs TCU. There will be more on that matchup in my week 3 predictions column. 70 & 781: Points and yards racked up by Baylor this week. The eyes of of the Texas Longhorns needs to be on Baylor for their next coach. Sorry Mack Brown.
54: Passing yards by USC in an embarrassing loss to Washington State at home. Lane Kiffin is firmly on the hot seat. 35: Points scored in the second quarter by Utah in a 70-7 beatdown of Weber St. It may take USC until week 5 to reach 70 points. 485: Passing yards by Cal freshman Jared Goff. They needed every bit of those to cling to a 37-30 win over Portland State. 1.169: Combined to total yards in that game. If you like offense, Cal is a team to watch this year. 321: Oregon QB’s Marcus Mariota all purpose yards vs Virginia that place him squarely in the Heisman race.
538: Total yards given up by South Carolina’s defense to Georgia. Is that overrated drum getting sounded for Clowney and the boys or is this Georgia team that good? 74%: Aaron Murray’s completion percentage to go along with 4 TDs. Is it time to respect him yet? 109: How many yards Odell Beckham returned a missed FG against UAB. 5: Turnovers forced by Tennessee. In 6 plays against Western Kentucky. 439: Total yards for the reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Add 4 total touchdowns to that and I think he is ready for Nick Saban’s team this Saturday.