Huddled in a nook of Bryant-Denny Stadium, Texas players sang the “Eyes of Texas” to a excellent contingent of fans in burnt orange T-shirts and arms raised with Hook ‘Em hand indicators Saturday evening. It modified into a uncommon scene.

Texas’ 34-24 secure over No. 3 Alabama modified into the Longhorns’ first against an AP High-3 team since 2008 against Oklahoma. It modified into their first against Alabama ensuing from the 1982 Cotton Bowl, and the principle by double-digits against Alabama ensuing from the 1948 Sugar Bowl.

For Alabama it modified into their first loss by double digits when entering the fourth quarter since 2008 against Florida in the SEC title game, and it snapped a 21-game dwelling secure lag (longest filled with life dwelling secure lag in FBS).

The secure launched Texas up to No. 4 in this week’s energy rankings.

Right here is a seek at Texas and the remainder of the energy rankings after Week 2 of the college football season.

No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (2-0)

Quarterback Carson Beck delivered a workmanlike 283 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and whenever you get yourself offensive coordinator Mike Bobo it’s miles a must personal to luxuriate in the vogue the ball modified into spread around with 12 assorted players catching passes. However the yarn but again modified into the Georgia protection, which pitched a most simple-half shutout for the Twenty first time ensuing from the beginning of the 2021 season — the most for the length of that span. Ball Mutter acquired a fourth quarter field scheme to retain faraway from the elephantine shutout, nonetheless greatest 3 components allowed and a pair of.8 yards per bustle allowed can personal to personal Bulldogs coach Kirby Smooth feeling magnificent about his team’s effort. — Alex Scarborough

Up subsequent: vs. South Carolina (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS)

No. 2 Florida Mutter Seminoles (2-0)

The Seminoles had been now not ideal against Southern Miss, nonetheless you may per chance presumably now not are aware of it from the final fetch. There modified into no letdown from Florida Mutter after Week 1 secure over LSU. Trey Benson ran for 3 touchdowns, while Keon Coleman added one other receiving touchdown — and a ridiculous hurdle after one other reception as the starters conducted somewhat more than a half. Right here is the principle time Florida Mutter has scored forty five or more components in each of its first two video games since 2016. — Andrea Adelson

Up subsequent: at Boston Faculty (noon ET, ABC)

No. 3 Michigan Wolverines (2-0)

Wolverines’ quarterback J.J. McCarthy threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns, finishing up 22 of 25 passes against UNLV. Via two video games, McCarthy owns the 2nd- and third-most practical one-game completion percentage by a Michigan quarterback (88% this week and 86.7 closing week). He’s the principle Good Ten quarterback in the previous 25 years to put up an 85% completion percentage or increased in consecutive video games. Running serve Blake Corum set apart components on the board, as successfully, working for 3 touchdowns. The Wolverines protection gave up correct seven components to UNLV after holding East Carolina to some components. No topic dropping some items along the defensive position from closing season, they’ve been dominant thru two weeks. — Tom VanHaaren

Up subsequent: vs. Bowling Green (7:30 p.m., Good Ten Community)

No. 4 Texas Longhorns (2-0)

Texas and Quinn Ewers made a Texas-sized commentary in Tuscaloosa, beating No. 3 Alabama and snapping the Tide’s 21-game dwelling winning lag. Ewers done 24 of 38 passes for 349 yards with a 44-yard TD to Xavier Mighty and 7- and 39-yard TD strikes to Georgia transfer Adonai Mitchell. The protection, unprecedented-maligned in most popular years, intercepted Jalen Milroe twice and held the Tide to 107 yards dashing and 3.1 yards an strive. This modified into the secure Texas fans were waiting for since Steve Sarkisian arrived from Alabama. The hype around this Texas team modified into legit, and the toughest game on their time table this year is now at the serve of them. — Dave Wilson

Up subsequent: vs. Wyoming (8 p.m. ET, Longhorn Community)

No. 5 USC Trojans (3-0)

Caleb Williams wanted greatest half a game to throw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and add a dashing fetch besides as the Trojans dominated Stanford in the Pac-12 finale between the two teams. An invigorated USC protection had their absolute most practical performance of the season, limiting the Cardinal offense to greatest three components thru three quarters while additionally forcing two turnovers. Attributable to Williams’ play, dashing touchdowns from MarShawn Lloyd and Austin Jones as successfully as a 75-yard punt return TD by the electrical freshman Zachariah Division, the 2nd half modified into a mere formality and one other chance for USC to envision out its depth earlier than a bye week and more challenging matchups to come serve— Paolo Uggetti

Up subsequent: at Arizona Mutter, Sept. 23

No. 6 Penn Mutter Nittany Lions (2-0)

The Nittany Lions’ walk game modified into in elephantine pause, accounting for touchdowns on their first four possessions of a 63-7 secure over Delaware. Kaytron Allen (103 dashing yards, one TD) and Nicholas Singleton (47 dashing yards, three TDs) took turns for an offense that churned out 315 dashing yards. The 2 sophomore working backs allowed Penn Mutter to serve a watch on the clock severely, scoring on eight of 11 possessions. Quarterback Drew Allar done 22 of 26 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown, hitting eight assorted receivers and adding a one-yard TD walk. Defensively, the Nittany Lions held Delaware to 140 total yards, and linebacker Dominic DeLuca had a 26-yard pick-six. — Blake Baumgartner

Up subsequent: at Illinois (noon ET, Fox)

No. 7 Ohio Mutter Buckeyes (2-0)

After an unsettling offensive opener against Indiana that largely unnoticed its smartly-known particular person huge receivers, Ohio Mutter now not surprisingly acquired magnificent against FCS Youngstown Mutter. Quarterback Kyle McCord came across Biletnikoff Award accepted Marvin Harrison Jr. for a 71-yard touchdown on the sport’s opening possession, and a 39-yard fetch later in the principle quarter. Harrison and fellow standout receiver Emeka Egbuka, who had greatest five receptions and 34 yards against Indiana, steadied themselves with a blended 254 yards and three touchdowns on 12 receptions. McCord looked more happy, ending with 258 passing yards and three touchdowns, and working serve TreVeyon Henderson averaged 11.2 yards per elevate with two rankings. Ohio Mutter restful has room to enhance, scoring greatest as soon as after halftime and struggling slightly on early third-down potentialities. However the unprecedented-maligned protection has allowed greatest 10 components thru two video games, as excessive-powered Western Kentucky visits subsequent week. — Adam Rittenberg

Up subsequent: vs. Western Kentucky (4 p.m. ET, FOX)

No. 8 Washington Huskies (2-0)

Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. did nothing to damage his Heisman Trophy candidacy in a secure against Tulsa, finishing up 28 of 38 passes for 409 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He done passes to 10 assorted receivers. The Huskies racked up 563 total yards and had two 100-yard receivers in Jalen McMillan (eight receptions for 120 yards and a fetch) and Rome Odunze (seven catches for 107 yards and a TD). Two receivers — Ja’Lynn Polk and Odunze — each ran for a touchdown as successfully. Washington tallied at the least 37 components for the fifth time in its closing six video games, relationship serve to closing season. — Baumgartner

Up subsequent: at Michigan Mutter (5 p.m. ET, Peacock)

No. 9 Notre Dame Combating Irish (3-0)

In 2016, Notre Dame conducted in storm conditions at NC Mutter and lost 10-3 as fragment of a unpleasant 4-8 season. The Irish wouldn’t let one other weather-impacted game in Raleigh derail them, overcoming a one-hour, forty five-minute prolong early in the 2nd quarter to pull faraway from the Wolfpack at the serve of -play offense and an aggressive protection. Al Golden’s blitzing protection confused NC Mutter quarterback Brennan Armstrong and picked off three passes, along side interceptions on consecutive possessions, by Xavier Watts and DJ Brown to forestall any chance of a rally. Audric Estime living the tone on offense early by racing for an 80-yard touchdown. Quarterback Sam Hartman had four more touchdown passes to give him 10 thru three video games at Notre Dame, which acquired its 29th consecutive traditional-season game against an ACC foe, tying Florida Mutter (1992-95) for the league record. — Rittenberg

Up subsequent: vs. Central Michigan (2:30 p.m., ET, Peacock)

No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers (2-0)

Since coming to Tennessee, Josh Heupel’s Tennessee teams personal most ceaselessly overwhelmed up on the teams the Vols had been alleged to. That wasn’t the case Saturday as Tennessee sputtered to a 30-13 secure in its dwelling opener over FCS foe Austin Peay, the identical Austin Peay team that lost 49-23 in its opener to Southern Illinois. The game modified into tied at 6-6 with 4:55 left in the 2nd quarter, and the Vols didn’t fetch their first touchdown unless the 15-2nd ticket of the 2nd quarter when quarterback Joe Milton III scored on a 6-yard walk. The Vols had 10 penalties for 88 yards, lost a fumble in the crimson zone and gave up a 52-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Austin Peay with out a doubt had more first downs than Tennessee (19 to 17), so it modified into the relaxation nonetheless a clear performance for the Vols, who personal some things to clear up earlier than they commute to Florida for his or her SEC opener subsequent week. — Chris Low

Up subsequent: at Florida (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide (1-1)

With Jalen Milroe, it sounds as whether it’s miles a must personal to steal the magnificent with the deplorable. The magnificent being elite athleticism working the ball, and a convincing arm to steal photos deep. The deplorable being that you never know rather what you are going to glean with the remainder of his game. Too most ceaselessly he stares down receivers and telegraphs his passes. Twice Texas took advantage with interceptions. And lest we set apart the loss all on Milroe’s shoulders, the working game didn’t construct unprecedented, and the offensive line consistently allowed stress. The protection, on the assorted hand, modified into magnificent at components nonetheless may per chance presumably well now not glean dwelling and sack the quarterback and modified into exposed when Quinn Ewers determined he desired to let it rip. A non-conference 34-24 loss this early does now not point out Alabama’s season is over. Nevertheless it does now not portend the relaxation magnificent. — Scarborough

Up subsequent: at South Florida (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC)

No. 12 Utah Utes (2-0)

The Utes went into Waco with out starting quarterback Cam Rising for a 2nd straight game, and this time, his absence with out a doubt confirmed. While dueling QBs Bryson Barnes and Nate Johnson had been ready to retain the Utes afloat against Florida in the season opener, both struggled to glean the relaxation going against Baylor, combining for greatest 153 passing yards and nil touchdowns the total game. The Utes by some means managed to out continue to exist Baylor ensuing from of a game-tying power in the fourth quarter and an ensuing interception from safety Cole Bishop, which living up the sport-winning power. Ja’Quinden Jackson tallied 129 of the team’s 224 yards on the bottom. A 2-0 delivery modified into nearly ruined by a miracle Baylor power with much less than 30 seconds left in the sport. After allowing a 47-yard pass that left a single 2nd on the clock, the Utes came across some success when a throw to the tip zone as time expired modified into now not called for defensive pass interference, which would personal given the Bears one other shot at tying or winning the sport in regulations. — Uggetti

Up subsequent: vs. Weber Mutter (2 p.m. ET, PAC-12 Community)

No. 13 Oregon Geese (2-0)

The Geese rode a 20-3 fourth quarter to erase a 9-point deficit and secure 38-30 at Texas Tech. Quarterback Bo Nix became in what has change into an expected performance from him in an Oregon uniform: 32 of 44 done passes, 359 yards with two TD passes, along side 46 yards on nine carries. He outshined aged Oregon QB Tyler Shough, who rushed for 101 yards and passed for 282, nonetheless threw three pricey interceptions along side a pick-six in the sport’s waning moments that ended any shot of a Tech upset. — Kyle Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. Hawai’i (8 p.m., PAC-12 Community)

No. 14 Oregon Mutter Beavers (2-0)

Two video games in and Oregon Mutter remains to be looking out forward to its first aggressive game. FCS UC Davis customarily resembled a slither bump as the Beavers acquired their starters out of the sport early, opening up the freshly-renovated Reser Stadium smartly-liked. Their subsequent opponent, San Diego Mutter, figures to present a more sophisticated check, nonetheless after a 25-point loss to UCLA, the Beavers will be sturdy favorites to discontinuance nonconference play undefeated. — Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. San Diego Mutter (3:30 p.m., FS1)

No. 15 Kansas Mutter Wildcats (2-0)

The greatest create of early season tuneup is one by which you glean punched in the mouth and answer beautifully. Troy punched, and Kansas Mutter answered. The Trojans scored to carve an early Okay-Mutter result in 14-10 dull in the principle half, and it looked destined to inch to halftime with that fetch. As an alternative, quarterback Will Howard done a 38-yard touchdown to Phillip Brooks with 10 seconds left in the half. In the 2nd half, one Howard touchdown pass and two Howard keepers became this one into a 42-13 laugher. Howard done with 250 yards and had a hand in five touchdowns, and the defending Sun Belt champions correct may per chance presumably well now not serve up. — Bill Connelly

Up subsequent: at Missouri (noon, SEC Community)

No. 16 Colorado Buffaloes (2-0)

Coming into the season, it modified into magnificent to mediate Colorado — having gone 1-11 the year earlier than — may per chance presumably well delivery 0-2 with video games at TCU and dwelling against Nebraska. As an alternative, the Buffs sit at 2-0 with a pair of impressive victories and can personal to welcome ESPN’s Faculty GameDay to campus subsequent week as a heavy accepted to triple its secure total from closing year earlier than the beginning of conference play. Colorado started slowly against Nebraska, nonetheless modified into up to slither for virtually the entirety in a 36-14 secure. It modified into an especially encouraging performance from the protection, which rebounded from giving up 42 components closing week and runt the Huskers to few scoring potentialities. — Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. Colorado Mutter (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)

No. 17 LSU Tigers (1-1)

The offense that modified into this form of enormous number in the season-opener against Florida Mutter came across itself on Saturday, scoring 72 components against Grambling. Jayden Daniels, whose Heisman Trophy campaign started with a dud, confirmed indicators of life again with 269 yards and five touchdowns. And a nonexistent working game confirmed up to the tune of 302 yards, five touchdowns and an moderate of 6.3 yards per elevate. In assorted words: it modified into the suitable glean-magnificent game earlier than subsequent week’s commute to Mississippi Mutter and the beginning of the SEC time table. — Scarborough

Up subsequent: at Mississippi Mutter (noon ET, ESPN)

No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0)

It can presumably well be protected to reveal North Carolina does now not prefer to seek Appalachian Mutter serve on its time table any time soon. A year after a wild 63-61 secure, North Carolina wanted double overtime to beat the Mountaineers 40-34. Omarion Hampton ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns as the Tar Heels relied on their ground game. In all, North Carolina had at the least 300 dashing yards and 5 dashing touchdowns in a game for the seventh time since Mack Brown rejoined the program in 2019, the most by any Power 5 team for the length of that span. Quarterback Drake Maye didn’t personal a touchdown pass for correct the third time in his profession. — Adelson

Up subsequent: vs. Minnesota (3:30 p.m. ET)

No. 19 Ole Miss Rebels (2-0)

The Rebels acquired their first road game against a nationally ranked opponent below Lane Kiffin and confirmed some excessive grit in doing so. Main receiver Tre Harris modified into injured in the principle quarter after catching a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jaxson Run and didn’t return to the sport. And after falling at the serve of 17-7 in the 2nd quarter, Ole Miss owned the 2nd half and went dwelling with a 37-20 victory over Tulane in the create of road surroundings that virtually all SEC teams try and retain faraway from – taking half in a Community of 5 team on its campus. The Rebels caught a damage in that Tulane starting quarterback Michael Pratt modified into injured and didn’t play, nonetheless they additionally made their very personal breaks, severely on protection. Deantre Prince returned an interception 44 yards to living up a fourth-quarter field scheme and damage a 17-17 tie, and Jared Ivey had a 26-yard fumble return for a touchdown to cap the sport. For the 2nd straight game, Ole Miss working serve Quinshon Judkins had a quiet game. He done with forty eight dashing yards after dashing for 60 in the opener. — Low

Up subsequent: vs. Georgia Tech (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Community)

No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners (2-0)

Coach Brent Venables’ Sooners moved to 2-0 with a workmanlike 28-11 secure over what appears to be a rock sturdy SMU. OU led 14-3 for many of the 2nd and third quarters nonetheless faced a intestine check when SMU carve the result in a few early in the fourth. They answered by driving 75 yards for a touchdown, forcing a fleet four-and-out, then scoring the sport-clinching components on a 27-yard Dillon Gabriel-to-Marcus Major pass. Gabriel done with correct 19 completions for 176 yards, nonetheless four of those completions went for rankings, and thanks in fragment to a mammoth game from linebacker Danny Stutsman (17 tackles, 2.5 for loss), the Sooner protection made a collection of mammoth stops. — Connelly

Up subsequent: at Tulsa (3:30 p.m. ET)

No. 21 Duke Blue Devils (2-0)

The Blue Devils acquired off to a dull delivery against Lafayette, and who may per chance presumably well blame them after an emotional secure over Clemson correct five days earlier than? As soon as Duke settled down, they cruised to a 42-7 victory. Quarterbacks Riley Leonard and Henry Belin IV blended to inch 20-of-20 passing in the sport. Essentially primarily based totally on ESPN Stats & Data, they are the principle FBS duo since 1996 to each throw for 100 passing yards with a 100% completion percentage in the identical game. Duke held Lafayette to 213 total yards. — Adelson

Up subsequent: vs. Northwestern (3:30 p.m. ET, ACC Community)

No. 22 Miami Hurricanes (2-0)

No one goes to expose Miami serve after a forty eight-33 secure over Texas A&M, nonetheless it with out a doubt is evident the Hurricanes are a markedly improved team from a year ago. The Hurricanes utterly controlled the 2nd half, and quarterback Tyler Van Dyke conducted his absolute most practical game since 2021, turning into the principle player in Miami history to throw five passing touchdowns against an AP High 25 opponent. Its forty eight components are the most against an AP-ranked team since scoring 56 in a secure over then No. 18 Virginia Tech on Dec. 7, 2002. Those two stats completely illustrate the set apart Miami has been — and the set apart it has the capacity to inch. — Adelson

Up subsequent: vs. Bethune (7:30 p.m. ET, ACC Community)

No. 23 Washington Mutter Cougars (2-0)

No topic being a 6.5-point dwelling underdog, the Cougars had been up to slither for many of their 31-22 secure against No. 19 Wisconsin. There had been some shaky moments in the third quarter as Wisconsin got here internal a uncared for two-point conversion of tying the sport, nonetheless the Cougars protection stodd gigantic and shut down the Badgers on their closing three possessions. With a game against FCS Northern Colorado subsequent week, WSU looks luxuriate in a stable bet to inch into the unofficial Pac-2 championship game against Oregon Mutter on Sept. 23 in what is most ceaselessly a matchup between ranked teams. — Bonagura

Up subsequent: vs. Northern Colorado (5 p.m. ET)

No. 24 Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)

After generating greatest seven components and 150 yards in closing year’s dwelling loss to Iowa Mutter, Iowa exceeded both totals somewhat with out bid in coach Kirk Ferentz’s 200th overall victory and sixth straight in Ames. Coordinator Brian Ferentz’s offense is unprecedented from dominant, especially when it gets at the serve of the chains, nonetheless boasts some playmakers in tight discontinuance tandem Luke Lachey and Erick All, and emerging redshirt freshman working serve Jaizun Patterson, who had a 59-yard walk and tacked on a touchdown. Iowa now not surprisingly acquired with protection, as Sebastian Castro returned an interception for a touchdown and the line stoned Cartevious Norton on fourth-and-1 after ISU had closed to internal a touchdown. Iowa has greatest 44 components (37 on offense) thru its first two video games, nonetheless Kirk Ferentz likes the unit’s potential to develop at the serve of quarterback Cade McNamara, who struggled with the deep ball against ISU nonetheless got here out of the sport setback-free with his quad damage. — Rittenberg

Up subsequent: vs. Western Michigan (3:30 p.m. Good Ten Community)

No. 25 UCLA Bruins (2-0)

True freshman quarterback Dante Moore now not greatest started the sport and conducted every potential snap at the blueprint unless rubbish time, nonetheless additionally threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns on his manner to leading the Bruins to a commanding 35-10 secure over San Diego Mutter. UCLA added 254 yards on the bottom as a team as successfully as two dashing touchdowns. The yarn of the sport, though, modified into but again Moore, who averaged virtually 11 yards a throw and confirmed precisely why he modified into this form of extremely touted recruit and the likely starter for the Bruins headed forward into conference play. — Uggetti

Up subsequent: vs. North Carolina Central (5 p.m. ET)