Week 2 of the college football season featured one of the most headache-inducing weeks we have seen in early September recently, after a few ranked opponents fell victim to underdogs.
Reversing last week’s trend, the Pac-12 — along with Stanford’s first win of the season over UCF, 31-7 — earn its stripes, while the SEC faltered.
Ohio State’s defense stole the spotlight away from its offense, shutting Hawaii out, 38-0, while stripping the ball away from the Rainbow Warriors’ offense four times and allowing only 165 yards.
But an Ohio State game wouldn’t be complete without a highlight from quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller, who leveled two defenders at once.
In other news, the dismantling that Ole Miss put on against Fresno State was highlighted by defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche — a front runner for the inaugural Piesman Trophy — who settled for his second touchdown of the season.
Robert Nkemdiche has more touchdowns than Laquon Treadwell and Evan Engram combined.
— Red Cup Rebellion (wear a mask pls) (@RedCupRebellion) September 12, 2015
WHO TO WATCH FOR – 2016 NFL PROSPECTS
RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 13, 2015
6-foot-1, 225 pounds
vs. Hawaii: 27 rushes, 101 yards, 3 TDs
Next Opponent: Northern Illinois
QB Trevone Boykin, Texas Christian
6-foot-2, 205 pounds
vs. Stephen F. Austin: 18-of-27, 285 yards, 4 TDs, INT
Next Opponent: Southern Methodist
LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama
6-foot-2, 252 pounds
Season: 12 total tackles (all vs. Wisconsin), 9 sacks, TFL
Next Opponent: Ole Miss
LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri
That's back-to-back 16-tackle games for Kentrell Brothers to open 2015. He's on pace for 192 tackles in the regular season. #attainable
— Austin Kim (@AustinKKim) September 13, 2015
6-foot-1, 235 pounds
vs. Arkansas State: 16 tackles
Season: 32 total tackles (16 vs. SE Missouri/Arkansas St.)
Next Opponent: Connecticut
RB Leon Allen, Western Kentucky
Out for season – left knee injury
6-foot, 235 pounds
vs. Louisiana Tech: 12 rushes, 81 yards, TD
Next Opponent: Indiana
QB Travis Wilson, Utah
Return TBD – injured shoulder vs. Utah State
6-foot-7, 233 pounds
vs. Utah State: 9-for-12, 76 yards; 5 rushes, 9 yards, rush TD
Next Opponent: Fresno State
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
DNP vs. ECU due to leg injury in Thursday practice
5-foot-11, 199 pounds
Season: 4 tackles, INT
Next Opponent: Kentucky
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