Week two for many, represented the official beginning the college football season, as it marked the debut of several schools from Power five conferences. Perhaps having the schools was what fans needed, in the wake of both the Big Ten and Pac-12 conference cancelling their respective season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.With Big-12 and ACC teams taking center stage, we were treated to incredible quarterback performances and potential stars in the making.
What Did We Learn In Week 2?
If the Heisman Trophy race started this week, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger would be well ahead of everyone. By halftime in their contest against El Paso, he had already accumulated over 400 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. The Longhorns sent a message in this game, that they should be taken seriously as playoff contenders.
Clemson's dynamic duo of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, dominated Wake Forest from the beginning to the end of their contest. Yet the real story was true freshmen class, featuring defensive linemen Myles Murphy and Bryan Breese. Both accounted for more than half of the Tiger's sacks in their contest.
Syracuse safety Andre Cisco recorded his 13th career interception. Unfortunately for him, they had no answers for North Carolina's Javonte Williams' three touchdowns; nor could his team's offense stop the Tar Heels defense from collecting seven sacks.
The West Virginia Mountaineers offense should soon become a problem for Big 12 teams to stop. Quarterback Jarrett Doege accounted for three touchdown passes, while running back tandem of Alec Sinkfield and Leddie Brown beat up the Eastern Kentucky defense on the ground.
After a close loss in week 0 to Central Arkansas, Austin Peay got a rude awakening against the University of Pittsburgh. In retrospect, the game was lost after Dj Turner's 51-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
The long anticipated debut of Oklahoma quarterback Spence Rattler did not disappoint. Before the end of the first quarter, Rattler already accumulated 201 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. Missouri State was completely overwhelmed and the game was over before it even started.
Florida State resumed their tradition of squandering a first half lead, as they watched theirs evaporate in the second half of their contest against Georgia Tech.
Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy could have used his favorite target in tight end Charlie Kolar on Saturday. Unfortunately for him and the rest of the Cyclones, they barely produced any offense in their loss to Louisiana.
The Army West Point versus University of Louisiana Monroe game can be summed up in two words; Jakobi Buchanan.
College Football's next big star could be Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams. In essence, he was all the offense Notre Dame needed, as he accounted for 205 total yards (112 rushing, 93 receiving), and two touchdowns in their victory over Duke.
Arkansas State receiver Jonathan Adams Jr. emerged in a big way, recording for three touchdowns, including the including the game-winner with 38 seconds remaining, which helped them beat Kansas State.
Week 2 Honor Roll
Sam Ehlinger - Texas Kyren Williams - Notre Dame
Trevor Lawrence - Clemson Spencer Rattler - Oklahoma
Jonathan Adams Jr. - Arkansas State Tyler Vitt - Texas State
Chazz Surratt - North Carolina Sincere McCormick - UTSA
Jarrett Doege - West Virginia Marcus Williams Jr. - Appalachian State
Rocky Shelton II - Duke Asante Samuel Jr. - Florida State
Dayon Hayes - Pittsburgh Myles Murphy - Clemson
Alec Sinkfield - West Virginia Tomari Fox - North Carolina
Leddie Brown - West Virginia Andre Cisco - Syracuse
Curtis Ryans - Wake Forest Jakobi Buchanan - Army