The top three had serious tests and Bama and Ohio State -- both on the road -- survived. FSU, on the other hand, was embarrassed. The Noles were without their best defender Derwin James, but they weren't even within sniffing distance of Louisville.
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Like Michigan, the Huskies haven't faced a ranked team, but they've handled their business. QB Jake Browning now has a 12-1 TD-INT ratio and the closest anyone has gotten to UDub was Rutgers in the opener -- and that was a 48-13 thumping.
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The offense was much sharper, but the opponent, S.C. State , was much weaker. The Tigers will get a better chance to prove themselves when they get Louisville in two weeks.
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Texas State was no match for the Hogs, going down 42-3. Bret Bielema's bunch gets a Top 10 spot thanks to last week's gritty win at TCU, snapping the Horned Frogs 14-game home win streak.
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Michigan State (2-0)
Mark Dantonio's team jumped all over ND on the road and hung on for a tight win that was much more befitting of a Top 10 team than their earlier win over FCS Furman. The Spartans controlled the trenches, averaging five yards a carry, more than double what the Irish could manage.
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Colorado was up big early, but Jabrill Peppers did a little bit of everything -- actually a lot of everything in a 45-28 win. The Wolverines still haven't faced a ranked team, but no one has been able to hang with this team for four quarters.
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The Cardinal handled USC for the third time in a little under a year, to go to 2-0 this season. The schedule gets harder with back-to-back road trips to UCLA and Washington.
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Tom Herman's team had its hands full at Cincy on Thursday night, before the UH D got a couple of Pick-6s and blew out the Bearcats, 40-16. Greg Ward Jr. made a bunch of big plays while nursing his ailing shoulder.
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Ohio State (3-0)
No one has had a more eye-opening road win this season than the Buckeyes in their domination of OU. J.T. Barrett was efficient with weapons aplenty. The young D also looked terrific, especially the secondary.
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Lamar Jackson's been the most impressive player in college football, producing 18 TDs. On Saturday, the Cards embarrassed FSU, making the Noles look like Syracuse, whipping Jimbo Fisher's team by 43. The D also did a very nice job of containing Dalvin Cook as well as Fisher's passing game.
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Jalen Hurts ran more times against Ole Miss than any QB Nick Saban's had since he's been at Bama. Hurts came through big as the Tide dominated the ground game in the second half against the Rebels. Hurts showed a lot, taking some big shots and still kept battling to help rally the Tide.