Top 25 scores blog: Recapping Alabama vs. Wisconsin, Week 1 action

Week 1 of the 2015 college football season is just about in the books, with primetime being a showcase for Alabama’s running game. Derrick Henry had three touchdowns and Kenyan Drake added another as the No. 3 Crimson Tide overpowered No. 20 Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas.

The day went largely according to form but did feature one upset — Northwestern’s victory over No. 21 Stanford. Louisville gave a strong showing of itself in the second half vs. No. 6 Auburn, but early mistakes proved too much for the Cardinals to overcome in Atlanta.

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No. 3 Alabama 35, No. 20 Wisconsin 17 (recap): Jake Coker did well in starting for the Tide, but Derrick Henry was the bigger story. He had TD runs of 56, 37 and 2 yards in the game.

No. 6 Auburn 31, Louisville 24 (recap): Tigers took advantage of two Cardinals turnovers and turned them into 14 points. Cardinals fought hard in the second half to give themselves a shot, but the hole proved too deep to overcome.

No. 7 Oregon 61, Eastern Washington, 42 (recap): Vernon Adams faced his old school in his first game with the Ducks and left early after taking a hit to the head, but it was the team’s rushing game that led the charge.

No. 8 USC 55, Arkansas State 6 (recap): Cody Kessler’s four touchdown passes were part of the fun.

No. 9 Georgia 51, Louisiana-Monroe 14 (recap): FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman ranks Bulldogs RB Nick Chubb as the No. 2 player in the country. He had 2 of UGA’s TDs, and fellow RB Keith Marshall had 2 more. Game called early because a second weather delay.

No. 10 Florida State 59, Texas State 16, ESPN News (recap): The first game of the post-Jameis Winston era is in the books. Everett Golson threw for four TDs in his Seminoles debut in the easy win.

No. 11 Notre Dame 38, Texas 3 (recap): Malik Zaire was exceptional for the Irish with 3 TD passes. Another disappointment for the Longhorns.

No. 12 Clemson 49, Wofford 10 (recap): Scary scene in early going when top returning Clemson WR Mike Williams was carted off field on stretcher after hitting goalpost. He gave the thumbs-up sign as he was leaving the field.

No. 13 UCLA 34, Virginia 16 (recap): Bruins true freshman QB Josh Rosen was outstanding with over 300 passing yards and 3 TDs in his debut. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman says Rosen answered a big question for the Bruins by living up to the hype. Cavs had been limited to FGs before finally reaching the end zone in the final frame.

No. 14 LSU vs McNeese State, canceled: Game called before it hardly even had a chance to start. A lengthy weather delay was to blame, and the game will not be made up.

Texas A&M 38, No. 15 Arizona State 17 (recap): A&M’s Christian Kirk broke open the game late with his second TD of the game. The freshman from Scottsdale, Ariz., had an earlier score on a punt return. But the biggest story is this: the Aggies are a legitimate playoff contender, writes FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel.

No. 17 Ole Miss 76, UT Martin 3 (recap): Robert Nkemdiche for Heisman! He had a 31-yard TD catch in the first half, and his defense did not allow a touchdown. Trae Elston kept a potential TD off the scoreboard by intercepting a Jarod Neal pass and returning it 93 yards for a score.

No. 18 Arkansas 48, UTEP 13 (recap): Brandon Allen torched Miners with TD passes on Arkansas’ first four possessions.

No. 19 Oklahoma 41, Akron 3 (recap): Sooners QB Baker Mayfield thrrew for 3 TD passes and rushed for another.

Northwestern 16, No. 21 Stanford 6 (recap): Wildcats pull upset after playing a physical brand of ball. Cardinal coach David Shaw’s team looked out of sorts throughout.

No. 24 Missouri 34, Southeast Missouri State 3 (recap): Tigers benefited from two Maty Mauk TD passes and a blocked punt returned for another score.

No. 25 Tennessee 59, Bowling Green 30 (recap): Jalen Hurd had 3 TDs of Tennessee’s 6 rushing TDs.