One turnover in UTSA-Arizona. UTSA went toe-to-toe with Arizona for most of the game by finishing off drives, and seemed ready to notch the upset when all of a sudden herpy-dee-derp.
Anu Solomon had all sorts of problems after a hot start that included a bomb to Cayleb Jones on the first play of the game. After starting 4-6 for 135 yards, Solomon would complete only 13 of his next 26 passes for 96 yards. It took an incredible Nick Wilson performance for Arizona to keep afloat after their fast start
Two wins for Cal! The Bears have now held double-digit leads in two games in a row after holding none at any point in 2013. Northwestern might not look all that great, but the Bears have their first FBS win in over a year and routed a Sacramento State team in short order.
Three was the number of points the Spartans managed to put up in the second half. It took three straight drives in 4:33 for Oregon to turn a nine point deficit into a 12 point lead over Michigan State. The Ducks piled up 172 yards on 17 plays, with each touchdown 20 yards or more. Michigan State would go three-and-out on those in-between drives. Marcus Mariota converted three crucial third downs to keep the first two drives going, and then take advantage of busted coverage to find wide open Ducks for the crucial touchdowns.
Four quarters is a motto Oregon State will try and take out of Week 2. The Beavers were dominating Hawaii 38-7 before funky things started happening. A late third quarter drive, a terrible punt, a fumbled kick off, a late drive, and suddenly Hawaii came within an onside kick of a potential game-tying drive. If not for two critical Beaver defensive red zone stops, Hawaii might have pulled off one of the most improbable comebacks of the college football season, and everyone would have been asleep. But they escaped.
Below five percent of Washington State's offense currently stems from the run.
Week 1: 6 rushing yards on 14 attempts, 532 passing yards on 56 attempts
Week 2: 38 rushing yards on 18 attempts, 389 passing yards on 57 attempts
Total: 44 rushing yards (1.32 ypc), 921 passing yards on 113 attempts
If you're counting, that's just over 19 passing yards to every 1 rushing yard. No college football team has a crazier pass-run ratio.
UCLA: 638 passing to 260 rushing
Oregon State: 628 passing to 340 rushing
Cal: 626 passing to 367 rushing
There were six lead changes in Colorado's 41-38 win over UMass. The Buffs eventually distanced themselves from the Minutemen with 21 unanswered points, but they also had to overcome an incredible 12 penalties for 124 yards. An impressive road performance by Sefo Liufau (318 yards, three touchdowns) and big games by Nelson Spruce and Shay Fields did the job.
A seven point win for Washington after they gave up 7 touchdowns to Vernon Adams Jr. The Husky defense was shredded at the end of the game, giving up eight scores on ten drives-one of those drives was an end-of-half situation, and the other was a critical fumble that gave Washington the breathing room they needed. The only good news for Washington was that they were hardly stopped either-they had eight touchdowns and a field goal.
Eight sacks have been given up by UCLA this season. The offensive line was 109th in the country last year in giving up sacks, and the Bruins seem well on their way to matching those totals this season. Up next, Texas, who has already lodged ten sacks in two games.
Nine drives for Stanford inside the USC 30 (these are all nine drives Stanford had in the game!). Make no mistake, the Cardinal were proving they could move up and down the field with the Trojans
But after all that, they ended up with...
Ten points. How is that even possible?
Two missed field goals. Who knows what was up with Jordan Williamson today. He was not feeling it, whiffing from 26 and 49 yards (he would make a 33 harder).
Two fumbles by Kevin Hogan. One came on the heels of the Hayes Pullard ejection. The other ended the game.
Turnover by downs. Stanford was stuffed on 4th and 1 at the USC 3.
Finally, two punts. David Shaw chose to punt at the USC 29 and the USC 32 instead of trusting Williamson with potential crucial points on the line. The final punt was in a tied game in the 4th quarter!!! Who punts in that situation???
Stanford dominated much of the game and only has a loss to show for it. The Cardinal didn't even need to finish drives--putting field goals on the board would have notched them the win. Now they're 1-1 and have ground to make up before their brutal road schedule begins.
Eleven completions for Taylor Kelly, who didn't have to do much throwing tonight to beat New Mexico. That was the job of the ground game, which piled up 8.8 yards per carry. D.J. Foster averaged a first down a run and finished with 216 yards overall.
Twelve minutes into their game with Utah, Fresno State had picked up a grand total of -4 yards and zero first downs and were already trailing 17-0. Fresno State would go three-and-out on its first five drives for a total of two yards and not pick up a single first down until the second quarter started.