Week 1 of the college football slate constantly consists of some shock results and this year was no different. Georgia and Clemson racked up a total amount of 13 points as well as the only goal began the defensive side of the sphere. Washington, Colorado State as well as Vanderbilt all shed to FCS colleges.
Military rolled up 43 factors, with a set of passing goals in directing Georgia State 43-10. As well as, we currently have a mentoring modification, with UConn’s Randy Edsall stepping down from his position adhering to an 0-2 start.
In Week 2, we start to discover whether the shock arises from Week 1 were portents of things to come or simply a spot on the radar with the begin of a new period. Once more, a complete slate of games is set to be used CBS and CBS Sports Network, allowed’s take a spin via the timetable.
Friday, September 10
North Dakota @ Utah State, 7:00 p.m. MT
Utah State belonged to Week 1’s unusual results, knocking off Pac-12 enemy Washington State 26-23 after trailing 23-11 getting in the fourth quarter. The running game was the greatest aspect for the Aggies as they racked up 222 yards on 46 lugs (4.8 avg) from six various players.
North Dakota is an FCS challenger, but undervalue the Hawks at your own peril. ND won their opener 35-14 over Idaho State permitting simply 72 hurrying backyards on 30 carries and they’re currently ranked 9th in the FCS Top 25. The Fighting Hawks picked off three passes and also turned that right into 17 points in the opener so looking after the football will certainly be essential for the Aggies.
Saturday, September 11
Western Kentucky @ Army, 9:30 a.m. MT
Army’s shellacking of Georgia State was unforeseen. The Black Knights were entering this season with some new starters on the offensive line and oddsmakers had them listed as 2 factor underdogs versus the Panthers. They rolled up 43 factors with an, as anticipated, leading hurrying attack 67 carries, 258 backyards and also four touchdowns as well as a leading defense that swarmed Georgia State allowing just 177 total lawns.
They’ll encounter a Western Kentucky team that was one of the much more intriguing groups getting in the season as a result of their offseason. The Hilltoppers brought in the offensive coordinator and also quarterbacks coach (Zach Kittley), quarterback (Bailey Zappe) and leading receivers (Jerreth Sterns and Josh Sterns) from FCS Houston Baptist. Zappe and also Sterns instantly made an influence in Week 1 as WKU rolled up a 59-21 win over UT Martin. Zappe tossed seven goals with Sterns taking 2 of them in the win.
How the Hilltoppers handle Andre Carter II, that racked up three sacks in Week 1, will certainly be something to view.
Purdue @ UConn, 1:00 p.m. MT
The begin of the period has actually not been kind to UConn as the Huskies were blown out in Week 1, 45-0 by Fresno State before shedding 38-28 to FCS Holy Cross recently. The 0-2 start caused head instructor Randy Edsall announcing his retirement to be changed by defensive coordinator Lou Spanos that will act as the interim head instructor for the rest of the period.
The roadway does not get any kind of simpler for UConn as they currently need to encounter a Purdue group that rolled up 313 passing backyards in a 30-21 win over Oregon State recently. Receivers David Bell as well as Payne Durham present a large examination for the Huskies protection that, through 2 games, is allowing 259 backyards via the air (84th FBS) and also 8.8 yards per attempt while quiting six passing goals.
Air Force @ Navy, 1:30 p.m. MT (CBS)
A story of 2 various starts to the period for these two colleges. For Air Force, it was a very easy 35-14 sway Lafayette in which they led 28-7 at the halftime break as well as were never ever really bothered.
For Navy, the period opener saw the Mids ripped apart by Marshall 49-7, scoring their only touchdown in the opening minutes of the 4th quarter.
The groups have actually rotated victories for the last eight years with the Falcons winning last period’s competition 40-7 in Colorado. Saturday’s match will be played in Annapolis at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The first leg of the competition for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy will certainly start at 3:30 Eastern.
Houston @ Rice, 4:30 p.m. MT
Each of these groups dropped their opening video game by dual numbers. For Houston, the opening week loss was a hard tablet to swallow as the Cougars led 21-7 at the halftime break before being shut out by Texas Tech in the second half as the Red Raiders rolled up 31 straight unanswered factors.
Rice had a somewhat comparable experience, leading Arkansas 10-7 at the fifty percent in Fayetteville prior to the Razorbacks appeared for 31 factors in the second fifty percent while the Owls mustered up just 7.
The Owls will need to be far better defending the run in this video game, they surrendered 245 lawns on 5.6 backyards per lug in the loss to Arkansas though Houston really did not have much success on the ground in their opener (35 brings, 77 yards, 2.2 avg).
Vanderbilt @ Colorado State, 8:30 p.m. MT
It’s hard to claim who had the worse opening week amongst these two teams though based on the spreads going into the games, it would need to be the Commodores.
Clark Lea’s group was set up as 21.5 factor favorites versus East Tennessee State and also shed 23-3. That’s a 41.5 factor underperformance against the spread. The Rams were just 2.5 factor favorites against a great South Dakota State team and also they wound up shedding by 19, 42-23.
The Rams a minimum of showed some offensive firepower in Week 1 with transfer quarterback Todd Centeio tossing for 304 yards as well as a rating. Vanderbilt’s offense turned the ball over 3 times as well as summoned simply 321 complete lawns.
One of these groups will come away with a win and also today, the oddsmakers have actually the Rams listed as goal faves.