College football came back in a big way last weekend, with arguably the greatest opening weekend in the history of the sport. Here's everything you need to know about the Week 2 slate.
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No. 1 Alabama 38, Western Kentucky 10
The Crimson Tide cruised to another victory, led by freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts' 287 yards passing and two touchdowns. Things won't be easy next week for Alabama though; they play Ole Miss, a team which has beaten them two years in a row.
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No. 2 Clemson 30, Troy 24
Clemson might not be the No. 2 team in the country for long, after a sloppy, ugly win over Troy. DeShaun Watson finished the day just 27 for 53, as the Tigers now get set to face South Carolina State next Saturday.
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No. 3 Florida State 52, Charleston Southern 8
The good news is that the Seminoles again dominated, but the bad news is, they may have lost star safety Derwin James who left the game with a knee injury. If the injury is serious, that's devastating news for the Seminoles, who visit No. 13 Louisville next week.
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No. 4 Ohio State 48, Tulsa 3
In a wet, sloppy, ugly game, the Buckeyes rolled, thanks to four rushing touchdowns on the ground. Ohio State now travels to Oklahoma, for a mega-showdown next weekend.
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No. 5 Michigan 51, Central Florida 14
It was business as usual for Jim Harbaugh's club, as quarterback Wilton Speight threw for four touchdonws in a win. The Wolverines will host Colorado next week, before a Big Ten opener against Penn State.
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No. 6 Houston 42, Lamar 0
Greg Ward Jr. didn't play and it didn't matter, as the Cougars cruised to victory. Now, the tough part: Houston has a quick turnaround, with a game at Cincinnati this coming Thursday night.
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No. 7 Stanford (bye)
The Cardinal have the week off after dominating Kansas State last week. While the rest is nice, David Shaw’s club needs to buckle up. They play USC, UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame over the course of the next five games, with the latter three all coming on the road.
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No. 8 Washington 49, Idaho 14
Yes, it was only Idaho, but Chris Petersen's Huskies looked great for the second straight week, led by Jake Browning's five touchdown passes. U-Dub should have no issues next week against Portland State, before opening Pac-12 play at Arizona two weeks from now.
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No. 9 Georgia 26, Nicholls 24
It wasn't always pretty, but the Bulldogs survived a scare from FCS foe Nicholls on Saturday. Things won't get easier for Kirby Smart's club as they open SEC play with back-to-back road games at Missouri and Ole Miss in the coming weeks.
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No. 10 Wisconsin 54, Akron 10
The Badgers were the surprise of the opening weekend, and did nothing to disappoint, with a dominant victory over Akron. Running back Corey Clement rushed for two touchdowns, as the Badgers now host Georgia State, before a brutal three game stretch against Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State to open Big Ten play.
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No. 11 Texas 41, UTEP 7
Freshman quarterback Shane Buechele was at it again, tossing four TD's in the win Saturday. The Longhorns now hit the road, to face Cal next weekend.
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No. 12 Michigan State (bye)
Mark Dantonio’s club gets a week off, but it will hardly be relaxing with a visit to Notre Dame and a home game against Wisconsin in the coming two weeks.
No. 13 Louisville 62, Syracuse 28
Lamar Jackson continued his early run at the Heisman, tallying five touchdowns in a dominant win over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. Jackson now has 13 total touchdowns on the season, as the Cardinals get set to host No. 3 Florida State next week.
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No. 14 Oklahoma 59, Louisiana-Monroe 17
A week after a disappointing loss to Houston, Oklahoma bounced back with a dominant win over Louisiana-Monroe. Baker Mayfield tossed three touchdowns but next week is where it gets interesting, as the Sooners host No. 4 Ohio State.
Arkansas 41, No. 15 TCU 38 (2OT)
In one of the wildest games of the season, the Hogs took a 20-7 lead into the fourth quarter, lost it, and still were able to hold on with a wild, double-overtime win. Austin Allen scored the game-winning touchdown, in just his second career start.
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No. 16 Iowa 42, Iowa State 3
A rivalry game with Iowa State was no match for the Hawkeyes, who tallied 28 first half points and never look back. Although the Hawkeyes open Big Ten play in two weeks they can't look past next week's opponent: Five-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State.
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No. 17 Tennessee 45, Virginia Tech 24
The "Battle at Bristol" was only a battle for a short time, as the Vols pulled away late, after falling behind 14-0. The Vols should cruise next week, before they open SEC play against Florida two weeks from now.
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No. 18 Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10
After a disappointing opening week loss, the Irish bounced back with a big win against Nevada. DeShone Kizer threw for two touchdowns, and Josh Adams ran for 106 yards, as the Irish now get set to host No. 12 Michigan State next week. Nevada at No. 18 Notre Dame When: Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. ET NBC
How to watch online: You can watch online at NBC Sports Extra.
The story: Fresh off a disappointing, Sunday night loss to Texas, Notre Dame returns home to face the Nevada Wolfpack. Considering that the Wolfpack needed overtime to hold on against Cal-Poly, the Irish should cruise here, before hosting Michigan State next week. Nevada at No. 18 Notre Dame When: Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. ET NBC
How to watch online: You can watch online at NBC Sports Extra.
The story: Fresh off a disappointing, Sunday night loss to Texas, Notre Dame returns home to face the Nevada Wolfpack. Considering that the Wolfpack needed overtime to hold on against Cal-Poly, the Irish should cruise here, before hosting Michigan State next week.
No. 19 Ole Miss 38, Wofford 13
After a tough Labor Day loss to Florida State, Ole Miss bounced back with an easy victory over Wofford. Now the tough part: The Rebels open SEC play next week against some school called "Alabama," and then host Georgia the following week after that.
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No. 20 Texas A&M 67, Prairie View A&M 0
It was "pick your score" for the Aggies, who cruised to a dominant victory over FCS foe Prairie View. Trevor Knight led the way with three touchdown passes, as the Aggies now prepare for their first road game of the season, when they travel to Auburn next week.
No. 21 LSU 34, Jacksonville State 13
Not only did LSU get the win, but they may have found their quarterback with Danny Etling. The junior replaced Brandon Harris and led the Tigers' to 27 second quarter points, as the Tigers now get set to open SEC play against Mississippi State next week.
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Central Michigan 30, No. 22 Oklahoma State 27
In one of the most stunning losses you'll ever see, Central Michigan scored the game-winning play, on a lateral on the final play of the game. Things don't get any easier for the Pokes, who now host Pitt next week.
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No. 23 Baylor 40, SMU 13
The Bears struggled for awhile, before looking like, well, Baylor, with the 27-point win. The Bears travel to Rice next week, before opening Big 12 play against Oklahoma State at home.
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No. 24 Oregon 44, Virginia 26
Oregon's offense was explosive for a second week in a row, tallying 30 first half points on their way to an easy victory. The Ducks will hit the road for the first time next week, when they visit Nebraska next Saturday.
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No. 25 Miami 38, FAU 10
For the second straight week the Hurricanes cruised to victory, this time behind four rushing touchdowns from Mark Walton. The Hurricanes now have a tough test ahead of them: They play Appalachian State next week... on the road. Given that App State nearly beat Tennessee in Week 1, Miami better be careful.