CFB Recap: top performers of week two

In an undesirable week for the SEC with Auburn and Missouri both escaping potential losses from unranked opponents, as well as South Carolina’s and Arkansas’ losses to Kentucky and Toledo, respectively, week two of the 2015 college football season has certainly lived up to its hype as far as shaking the trees of rankings.

There were multiple shutouts and many players on defense recorded interceptions of their own to assist in team strategies (win or loss), such as the four turnovers forced by the Ohio State defense against Hawaii in a contest that saw the Rainbow Warriors blanked 38-0.

In other conference happenings, the Big 12 had its fair share of week two scares, in addition to the SEC, whose 10 teams in the AP Top 25 didn’t make a statement for themselves heading into week three with some questionable losses, especially with the lackadaisical show Auburn put up against Jacksonville State in overtime. And Notre Dame nearly lost to Virginia in the final seconds in Charlottesville.

Nevertheless, a number of first stringers managed to post some astronomical numbers against their opponents as Campus Sports kicks off its second edition of the top performers of week two.

Notice how kind week two was to running backs, especially Georgia Tech’s (not listed), who accounted for three-fourths of their offense’s scoring.

5. Rutgers ATH Janarion Grant (L 34-37 vs. Washington State)
Punt return TD, KO ret TD

For the second consecutive week, Janarion Grant has returned a kick for an @RFootball TD. This one was 100 yards. http://t.co/7EJnWbrllD

— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) September 12, 2015

4. Ohio State Defense (W 38-0 vs. Hawaii)
0 points
165 total yards
12 first downs
2-for-14 on third down
4 turnovers

3. Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson (W 48-27 vs. Maryland)
36-for-55, 491 yards, 6 TDs, INT

Matt Johnson threw for a career-high six touchdowns, leading Bowling Green to a 48-27 victory over @umterps. http://t.co/Ak20eUG8zM

— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) September 12, 2015

2. Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes (W 69-29 vs. UT-El Paso)
18-for-33, 361 yards, 4 TDs; 2 rush TDs

1. Florida State RB Dalvin Cook (W 34-14 vs. South Florida)
30 rush attempts, 266 yards, 3 TDs

HONORABLE MENTIONS

UL-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire (W 44-17 vs. Northwestern State)
14 rush attempts, 162 yards, 5 TDs

Baylor WR Corey Coleman (W 66-31 vs. Lamar)
6 receptions, 182, 4 TDs

Arizona RB Nick Wilson (W 44-20 vs. Nevada)
21 rush attempts, 194 yards, 3 TDs

Nick Wilson AGAIN for @ArizonaFBall!

Watch #AZvsNEV live now on CBS Sports. http://t.co/KOEmHz5xzz

— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 13, 2015

Georgia Southern RB Matt Breida (W 43-17 vs. Western Michigan)
11 rush attempts, 176 yards, 4 TDs

Ole Miss WR Quincy Adeboyejo (W 73-21 vs. Fresno State)
5 receptions, 120 yards, 3 TDs

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