By: Kelechi Anozie
One could have wondered if week 2 of the 2019 college football season, could top what the nation saw in week 1. To say the least, this week was incredible, as we saw dramatic overtime endings, and teams narrowly escaping upsets.
Here is what we learned in week 2:
Despite the win, Michigan did not look like a team poised to make the playoffs, let alone win their conference, following their shaky performance against Army.
Maryland emerged as a viable threat in the Big 10, after their dominant performance against Syracuse.
South Carolina may have delivered a knockout blow to the Charleston Southern football program, after devastating them Saturday afternoon.
Quarterback Steven Montez and his Colorado Buffaloes proved why you should never count them out.
Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace may be the best receiver in college football, after his performance against McNeese.
After a shaky first half, Penn State found their rhythm on offense and defense in the second half, and proceeded to dominate Buffalo.
For the second straight week, Florida State somehow found a way to relinquish a substantial halftime lead. Thankfully, a missed convert attempt by La.-Monroe in overtime, helped them escape with the first victory of the season.
Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor strengthened his Heisman Trophy campaign, as he accounted for 4 touchdowns in their blowout victory against Central Michigan.
A 2.5 hour game delay did not stop the California Bears from putting together one of the biggest upsets of the year by defeating Washington.
Tennessee continues to find new ways to lose, as they dropped their contests in overtime against BYU, after leading 13-3 in the first half.
Clemson Tigers tied their own school record with their 17th straight win after defeating Texas A&M.
Week 2 Honor Roll
Drew Plitt - quarterback (BallState)
Anthony McFarland Jr. - running back (Maryland) LSU's receivers
Rondale Moore - wide receiver (Colorado) Quentin Harris - quarterback (Duke)
J.K.Dobbins - running back (Ohio State) Jonathan Taylor - runningback (Wisconsin)
Joe Burrow - quarterback (LSU) Steven Montez - quarterback (Colorado)
Sam Ehlinger - quarterback (Texas) Jack Coan - quarterback (Wisconsin)
Chase Young - defensive end (Ohio State) K.D. Nixon - wide receiver (Colorado)
Ty Chandler - running back (Tennessee) Ellison Hubbard - dline (Colorado State)
Tylan Wallace - wide receiver (Oklahoma State) Kylin Hill - running back (Mississippi State)
Cam Akers - running back (Florida State) K. Harris - running back (South Carolina)
Bradlee Anae - defensive end (Utah) Tyler Johnston III - quarterback (UAB)
Tomari Fox - defensive end (North Carolina) Daniel Green - linebacker (Kansas State)
CeeDee Lamb - wide receiver (Oklahoma) Darrynton Evans -running back (App State)
Julian Blackmon - defensive back (Utah) Darrell Stewart Jr. - wide receiver (MState)