Week 2 college football scores provided some surprises. One of the week 2 college football scores that really stands out though, is Virginia Tech getting upset by James Madison, and crushing the value of the win that Boise State got over them in week 1.
A few of the big games resulted in No. 1 Alabama beating No. 18 Penn State, No. 2 Ohio State beating No. 12 Miami, and No. 10 Oklahoma beating No. 17 Florida State. None of the games were as close as was predicted, and it sends several of these teams back to the drawing board when it comes to playbooks this season.
The biggest shocker of the weekend has to be No. 13 Virginia Tech losing to unranked James Madison, but No. 15 Georgia Tech was also upset by an unranked Kansas team. There could be quite a bit of shuffling in the college football rankings this week, especially for teams ranked 10 through 20. The best of the nation all won their games on Saturday, with Boise State the only team that didn’t win, and they had a bye.
Further down in the rankings, No. 22 Georgia was knocked off by the No. 24 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks, meaning that quite a few ranked teams ended up losing this week. In total, six teams ranked in the Top 25 fell on Saturday, meaning they will all fall in the polls, making room for some of the teams on the cusp to show their faces for the first time when the next AP Top 25 and Coaches’ Polls come out this week.
Alabama and Ohio State held serve in what will be their toughest games out-of-conference this year, and now both schools know that all they need to do is win out and they will face each other in the BCS Championship Game at the end of the season. Boise State got a bye, but with Virginia Tech losing, it may cost them some votes in the newest polls.
Week 2 College Football Schedule
*No. 21 Auburn 17 — Mississippi State 14 (Thursday Game)
*No. 23 West Virginia 24 — Marshall 21 (Friday Game
*No. 1 Alabama 24 — No. 18 Penn State 3
*No. 2 Ohio State 36 — No. 12 Miami (FL) 24
*No. 4 TCU 62 — Tennessee Tech 7
*No. 5 Texas 34 — Wyoming 7
*No. 6 Nebraska 38 — Idaho 17
*No. 7 Oregon 48 — Tennessee 13
*No. 8 Florida 38 — South Florida 14
*No. 9 Iowa 35 — Iowa State 7
*No. 10 Oklahoma 47 — No. 17 Florida State 17
*No. 11 Wisconsin 27 — San Jose State 14
*James Madison 21 No. 13 Virginia Tech 16
*No. 14 Arkansas 31 LA-Monroe 7
*Kansas 28 — No. 15 Georgia Tech 25
*No. 16 USC 17 — Virginia 7 (fourth quarter)
*No. 19 LSU 27 Vanderbilt 3
*No. 20 Utah — UNLV 10
*No. 24 South Carolina 17 — No. 22 Georgia 6
*No. 25 Stanford 35 — UCLA 0 (fourth quarter)
*Wake Forest 54 — Duke 48