Sunday, September 11, 2016
College Football Week 2 PASS/FAIL Report
Here are our notes from week 2 of the college football season, which once again saw four FCS teams pick up wins over FBS schools, none bigger than Illinois State's 9-7 win over Northwestern. FCS schools now have 8 wins over FBS schools in 2 weeks of play. It could have been much worse. Here are the Passing, and failing grades from week 2:
Louisville: Lamar Jackson has now scored 13 TDs, had 610 total yards in rout of Syracuse.
Maryland: Perry Hills passes for 210 yards, 3 TDs, Terps now 5-0 all-time against FIU.
Alabama: Tide holds WKU to 239 total yards, win 61st straight against unranked teams.
Western Kentucky: Despite offense never getting on track, Toppers kept Tide from running away.
Troy: Trojans fall short to Clemson, but hold Tigers to just 122 yards rushing, push to the end.
Florida State: Francois passes for 262 yards, 3 TDs, Noles hammer undermanned Charleston Southern.
Ohio State: Buckeyes outscore Tulsa 28-0 after half, run for 268 yards and 4 TDs on day.
Michigan: Wolverines block 3 kicks, Wilton Speight passes for 4 TDs in rout of UCF.
Houston: Greg Ward out with injury, Houston uses ground attack to shut out FCS Lamar.
Washington: Jake Browning tosses 4 TDs in easy rout of Idaho in 2nd straight cupcake win.
Wisconsin: Badgers roll up 32 1st downs, win 36th straight non-con game at Camp Randall.
Texas: Shane Buechele passes for 4 TDs in easy win over UTEP.
Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield passes for 244 yards and 3 TDs by half, Sooners roll over UL-Monroe.
Arkansas: Austin Allen passes for 3 TDs, Razorbacks beat TCU in 2OT.
Iowa: CJ Beathard passes for 3 TDs, runs for another, Iowa cruises in CyHawk Classic.
Tennessee: Joshua Dobbs passes for 3 TDs, runs for 2 more, Vols use 24 point 2nd quarter to roll.
Notre Dame: Irish use 25-0 2nd quarter, 106 yards by Josh Adams to cruise by Nevada.
Ole Miss: Chad Kelly passes for 3 TDs, Rebels deal with lengthy weather delay in beating Wofford.
Texas A&M: Trevor Knight totals 422 yards of offense, 4 TDs in rout of Prairie View.
Central Michigan: Chippewas, a 20 point dog, use a lateral play with no time left, beat Oklahoma State.
Baylor: Bears broke out of slump in second half, win 13th straight against SMU.
Oregon: Royce Freeman rushes for 207 yards, Ducks get 18 point win at home.
Miami: Mark Walton runs for 155 yards and 4 TDs, Canes pull away late in win over FAU.
Army: Andy Davidson rushes for 107 yards, 3 TDs, Army collects 348 yards in win over Rice.
Rutgers: Rutgers rushes for a team 375 yards and 3 TDs in blowout win over Howard.
Pittsburgh: James Connor runs for 1 TD, catches another, Pitt holds off Penn State late.
Cincinnati: Hayden Moore totals 5 TDs in road win over Purdue.
Minnesota: Mitch Leidner passes for 4 TDs, Gophers use 38 points in 1st half to rout Indiana State.
Nebraska: Tommy Armstrong becomes all-time Husker passing TD leader, Huskers use 28-0 4th to win.
Boston College: Eagles defense forces 12 punts in road win over U Mass
East Carolina: Anthony Scott TD run with just over 5 minutes remaining gives Pirates win over NC State.
Temple: PJ Walker tosses 3 TDs, holds Stony Brook to just 49 yards rushing on 34 carries.
Air Force: Falcons rush for 464 yards in 48-14 win over Georgia State.
USC: Max Browne, Sam Darnold combine to toss 4 TDs in 45-7 win over Utah State.
Ohio: Grant Windham passes for 167, runs for 146 in easy win over Kansas.
Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets rush for 364 yards and 5 TDs in easy win over Mercer.
Appalachian State: Marcus Cox rushes for 3 TDs in easy win over Old Dominion.
Wake Forest: Cade Carney rushes for all 3 TDs in Wake’s 24-14 win over Duke.
Navy: Middies rush for 3 TDs , hold off U Conn in 4th for 28-24 home win.
Florida: Luke Del Rio passes for 320 yards, 3 TDs in easy win over Kentucky.
Indiana: Richard Lagow passes for 266 yards and 3 TDs, Hoosiers hold off late Ball State rally.
Colorado State: Rams sloppy in win, but win was much needed after blowout last week.
Vanderbilt: Commodore offense bounces back with 47 points after getting 10 last week.
San Jose State: Spartans get 3 TDs from QB Kenny Potter, Spartans rebound with 66 points.
Colorado: Buffalos rush for 4 TDs, score 35 in 2nd quarter during rout of Idaho State.
Charlotte: 49ers uses 232 yards rushing and 3 TDs, 20 point 2nd quarter in rout of FCS Elon.
Marshall: Chase Litton passes for 6 TDs in 62-0 rout of Morgan State.
Louisiana Tech: Ryan Higgins passes for 409 yards, 4 TDs in rout of South Carolina State.
North Texas: Defense allows just 74 yards passing in easy win against FCS Bethune-Cookman.
Toledo: Logan Woodside passes for 4 TDs in easy win over FCS Maine.
USF: Quentin Flowers rolls up 400 total yards, 4 TDs, Bulls cruise over Northern Illinois.
Georgia Southern: Eagles rush for 304 yards, D holds South Alabama to just 73 yards rushing.
Western Michigan: Zach Terrell totals 5 TDs in easy win over FCS North Carolina Central.
Mississippi State: Nick Fitzgerald passes for 175m runs for 195 in SEC win over South Carolina.
Auburn: Tigers rush for 462 yards, score 38 by half in win over Arkansas State.
Southern Miss: Eagles pile on 615 yards of offense, are now on 83-0 scoring run over last 2 weeks.
Utah: Utes turned ball over 6 times, still beat BYU in Holy War. Defense came up strong.
North Carolina: Mitch Trubisky totals 4 TDs in bounce back win for Heels at Illinois.
Missouri: Drew Lock passes for 450 yards and 5 TDs win blowout over Eastern Michigan.
UNLV: Despite road loss, Rebels had it at a one score game in 3rd quarter at UCLA. Improving program.
UCLA: Soso Jamabo rushes for 3 TDs, Bruins hold off pesky UNLV for 42-21 win.
New Mexico State: Tyler Rogers passes for 2 TDs, including game winner in 4th, Aggies beat Lobos.
Tulane: Dontrell Hilliard rushes for 3 TDs, Green Wave score 49 by half in rout of FCS Southern.
Arizona State: Kalen Ballage rushes for 8 TDs in scoring frenzy win over Texas Tech, breaks NCAA record.
Boise State: Broncos win 22nd straight home non con game, hold off late rally to get 1st win over WSU.
San Diego State: Donnel Pumphrey breaks Marshall Faulk rushing record with 281 yards, 3 TDs.
Syracuse: Orange give up 844 yards in blowout loss to Louisville, had no answer for Lamar Jackson.
FIU: 2 QBs combine to complete just 14 passes in loss to Maryland.
Clemson: Deshaun Watson tosses a pair of picks, Tigers run game a mess in near loss to Troy.
Tulsa: Dane Evans held to 127 yards passing, Tulsa runs for just 61 yards in loss to Ohio State.
UCF: Nick Patti, Justin Holman combine to complete just 6 passes in loss to Michigan.
Idaho: Vandals turn ball over 3 times, including fumble on opening play in blowout loss to Washington.
Georgia: Bulldogs have to stave off late rally to beat Nicholls State, one of worst teams in FCS.
Akron: Zips held to just 88 yards rushing, 1/10 on 3rd downs in bad loss to Wisconsin.
UTEP: Zach Greenlee not available, Miners throw for 77 yards, Aaron Jones runs for Miners’ only TD.
UL-Monroe: Warhawks average just 2.7 yards per carry, trail OUU 42-0 at half in huge loss.
TCU: Frogs need 21 in 4th just to get to OT, fall to Arkansas.
Iowa State: Cyclones just 3/15 on 3rd downs, get crushed by rivals 42-3.
Virginia Tech: Hokies are now 4-11 against ranked teams since 2011 despite 208 1st quarter yards.
Nevada: Wolfpack now just 4-22 all-time vs. ranked opponents after loss to Notre Dame.
LSU: Tigers endure slow start, seem disconnected in win over Jacksonville State.
Oklahoma State: Cowboys have no answer for Cooper Rush, who passed for 361 yards against them.
SMU: Mustangs fail to hang with Baylor, turn ball over 4 times in loss.
Virginia: Cavaliers give up 632 yards, are now averaging 40.5 points per game allowed.
FAU: Owls give up 470 yards, 21 1st downs in loss to Miami.
Rice: Owls now just 1-6 dating back to 2015, allow 348 yards rushing in loss to Army.
Penn State: Nittany Lions get 4 TDs from Shaquon Barkley, waste late attempt to steal win from Pitt.
Purdue: David Blough tosses 5 picks, 3 to Mike Tyson, in 18 point home loss to Cincinnati.
Wyoming: Brian Hill held to just 49 yards on 17 carries in loss to Nebraska.
U Mass: Minutemen rush for negative yardage, Ross Comis completes just 11 passes in loss to BC.
NC State: Despite 20 point 2nd quarter, 3 rushing TDs, Wolfpack still falls upset victim at ECU.
Georgia State: Panthers gave up 30 1st downs, allow 98 yard kick return for TD in loss at Air Force.
West Virginia: Despite 5 TD day by Skyler Howard, WVU needs 17-0 3rd to break tie with Youngstown St.
Utah State: Aggies held to just 1.9 yard per carry in 38 point road loss to USC.
Kansas: Jayhawks now just 1-13 since start of last season, KU outrushed by over 300 yards against Ohio.
Miami (Ohio): Redhawks give up 14-0 run in 4th to FCS Eastern Illinois to lose 21-17.
Old Dominion: Ray Lawry carries just 15 times, Monarchs fall at App. State.
Northwestern: Clayton Thorson completes just 17/41 passes in upset loss to FCS Illinois State.
Duke: Blue Devils rush for just 37 yards on 30 carries in loss to Wake Forest.
U Conn: Huskies rush for just 90 yards on 34 carries in loss to Navy.
Bowling Green: Falcons had to stop a 2 point conversion with 0:13 remaining just to beat North Dakota.
Kentucky: Cats pass for just 50 yards, toss 3 picks, lose 30th straight to Gators.
Ball State: Cardinals run game comes up short in loss to Indiana despite late rally.
UTSA: Roadrunners offense lags once again, as UTSA is averaging just 20 points per game.
Middle Tennessee: Defensive meltdown prevents Blue Raiders from recording SEC upset, lose to Vandy.
Kent State: Golden Flashes allow late comeback, lose in OT to FCS North Carolina A&T.
Northern Illinois: Huskies off to terrible start in 2016 after losses to Wyoming, USF.
South Alabama: Jags fail to follow upset of Mississippi State with win, fall in SBC opener.
UL-Lafayette: Cajuns have to struggle to win over McNeese State, hold off a late run.
South Carolina: Gamecocks lose magic this week, fall to 1-1 in SEC after loss to Miss. State.
Arkansas State: Wolves could not stop Auburn ground game, give up over 400 yards rushing.
BYU: Taysom Hill tosses 3 picks, Cougars can’t convert 6 Utah turnovers into win.
Illinois: Illini victimized at home by Mitch Trubisky, fall to UNC big at home.
Eastern Michigan: EMU has zero pass defense, gives up over 60 in loss to Mizzou.
New Mexico: Lobos cannot hold onto 4th quarter lead, fall to NMSU, placing season in doubt.
Texas Tech: Defense still not a strong suit for Red Raiders, give up 68 in loss to Arizona State.
Fresno State: Bulldogs need 17-0 4th to put away Sacramento State, who lost to D2 school last week.
Washington State: Cougars are snake bit, now 0-2, losing by just 3 points per game.
California: Golden Bears leaky defense continues, give up 281 to Pomphrey in loss to SDSU.
Arizona: Cats trailed to Grambling 21-3 at half. Need 28-0 run to win.
Hawaii: Rainbows tried really hard to lose to FCS UT-Martin, needed late rally to win.