No. 1 Alabama 38, WKU 10: The Crimson barely shifted out of first gear with Jalen Hurts throwing 287 yards and racking up two touchdowns to ensure victory over the Hilltoppers. Nick Saban’s men will face a tougher test on Week 3 against Ole Miss.
No. 2 Clemson 30, Troy 24: Not a convincing win, but a win nonetheless. The Tigers have had a slow start to the season so far but are still 2 for 2. But given the talented pool of players within the ranks, you would expect Clemson to come good eventually.
No. 3 Florida State 52, Charleston Southern 8: FSU was on song in Tallahasse, albeit against a Charleston Southern roster depleted of first choice players due to one-game suspensions. Derwin James' injury put a dampener on an otherwise celebratory day.
No. 4 Ohio State 48, Tulsa 3: Two games in and still no one has managed to unpick the Buckeyes’ defense. The Columbus faithful was treated to a master class from Ohio State as Tulsa QB Dane Evans was suffocated from start to finish by the home team.
No. 5 Michigan 51, UCF 14: UM had things wrapped up before half time after taking a 31-0 lead. By no means a perfect performance from Jim Harbaugh’s roster but if you can win by 37 points on your off days, surely that’s a good sign.
No. 6 Houston 42, Lamar 0: A torrential downpour halted play in Texas but there was no raining on the Cougars’ parade as the home team mauled Lamar. “We train for that kind of chaos", declared head coach Tom Herman afterwards.
No. 7 Stanford (Bye): Having opening the campaign with a win over Kansas, the Cardinal was given the weekend off on gameday 2, and it was probably for the best. Three of Stanford’s next four games come on the road.
No. 8 Washington 49, Idaho 14: 5 TD passes from Jake Browning paid testament to how good U-Dub looks at the moment. The Huskies are justifying their inclusion in the top 10 so far and are likely to consolidate that position next against Portland next.
No. 9 Georgia 26, Nicholls 24: The Bulldogs squeaked past old nemesis Nicholls. A good start saw them score two TDs in 2 minutes but they nearly squandered it in the 3rd quarter.
No. 10 Wisconsin 54, Akron 10: Corey Clement was the star of the show as the Badgers wiped the floor with a mistake-prone Akron. The senior running back rushed for two touchdowns and also showcased the full range of his passing game.