College Football Mania: Week 2

Oklahoma's stunning victory at Ohio State moves the Sooners to No. 2

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College Football Mania: Week 2

The University of Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield  looks to pass during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium.

The University of Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield looks to pass during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium.

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The University of Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield looks to pass during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium.

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The University of Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield looks to pass during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium.

Sam Herrold, Reporter

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This past weekend saw another great week of college football with many thrilling games, including ESPN’s College Game Day visiting Columbus, Ohio, for No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 2 Ohio State.

After the stunning victory for the Sooners in an epic thriller, quarterback Baker Mayfield planted an OU flag in the middle of the Ohio Stadium field Saturday night. Mayfield received a lot of criticism, and he later apologized for his actions.

Oklahoma replaced Ohio State at No. 2 rank in the Associated Press, making it the highest rank for the Sooners in nearly five years.

Week 2 Game Reviews

Oklahoma vs. Ohio State – This game was set to become a defensive battle with a score tied 3-3 at halftime. However, Baker Mayfield decided to show up to the game in the second half.. Oklahoma ended up winning, 31-17, in a stunning victory at The Horseshoe.

Clemson vs. Auburn – This was a true defensive battle throughout the game. Both defenses are powerhouses nationally. Auburn took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter but could not keep its momentum going for the rest of the game. Clemson eventually found its identity and scored twice to win the game 14-6 in the second half.

Georgia vs. Notre Dame – Many Georgians decided to book this game. More than a quarter of the stadium was shinning red rather than gold and navy. Both teams came to play, but Georgia ended up with a narrow victory, 20-19.

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Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph passes against South Alabama in Mobile.

Sam’s Heisman Race

  1. Baker Mayfield, OU (quarterback) – During the nation’s primetime game, he put up a monster show: 386 passing yards against an Ohio State defense that was nationally in the top five. Mayfield also threw for three touchdown in the second half.
  2. Josh Rosen, UCLA (quarterback) –- Playing Hawaii might not be as impressive as Ohio State but he managed to shred that defense as well. Rosen threw for 329 yards and had five touchdown passes.
  3. Lamar Jackson, Louisville (quarterback) – Last year’s Heisman winter had a game to remember. He scored on almost all of his team’s points against North Carolina. He threw for 393 yards with three touchdown passes.
  4. Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State (quarterback) – Rudolph played an outstanding game against South Alabama, and that came with him sitting out the fourth quarter. He shredded the South Alabama defense with ease. He threw three touchdown passes and a total of 335 yards. Expect Rudolph to move up these rankings throughout the year.
  5. Saquon Barkley, Penn State (running back) – He is the only running back on this list because he is most likely the best in Division I. He racked up one touchdown and 88 yards against Pittsburgh. Throughout the year, he has 260 yards with three touchdowns to lead the nation.

Preview Week 3

Texas at Southern California – The last these two teams played was the 2006 Rose Bowl, which is arguably one of the most iconic games ever played. Both teams had winning streaks over 15 games and were ranked No. 1 and No. 2. Texas ended up winning the championship, 41-38, on fourth down and 5 with 19 seconds left in the game. This will be a good one to watch.

Clemson at Louisville – ESPN’s College Game Day will travel to Louisville for the nation’s top game of Week 3. With the defending national champs coming to Louisville’s house, reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson will be more than ready. The tailgating before the game will be fantastic, and the atmosphere will be electric.

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