What a first week of college football.
The action started with an upset special of Texas A&M going to South Carolina and embarrassing Steve Spurrier.
Aggies trash talking win shirt being sold on @fanatics pic.twitter.com/sMa7HCwkjj— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 29, 2014
There's a new big man on campus down in Texas.
Move over Johnny Manziel. Enter Kenny Hill.
In his 1st start, Kenny Hill threw for the 5th-most yards in a game in @SEC history! http://t.co/2qBxMoH0cQ pic.twitter.com/q9hIPwVJW8— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 1, 2014
Kenny Hill continues A&M's tradition of great nicknames with 'Kenny Trill' http://t.co/uTZO5JIrWo pic.twitter.com/jxEjZnSqQx— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) September 2, 2014
Some big time performance were had from conference to conference. It is very early in the season, but the Heisman race is already shaping up.
Notable @HeismanTrophy candidates Week 1 stats " pic.twitter.com/iRLz1vvMXo— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 1, 2014
The highlight of last Saturday, beyond the Michigan game, was Stone Cold Steve Austin. The former WWE star chugged some beers with Lee Corso on the 'College Gameday' set and it was glorious.
STEVEWEISER! pic.twitter.com/afIg9FzyyE— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) August 30, 2014
VIDEO: Stone Cold drinking beers + Jim Ross dub = best mashup I've ever made (cc: @jrsbbq) http://t.co/ehuf5iSgYI pic.twitter.com/wlkmtKFr7z— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) August 30, 2014
Lee Corso And Stone Cold Steve Austin Shared A Beer On ‘College Gameday’ http://t.co/BbiBhPkcSD pic.twitter.com/gqbkMuLhIL— Next Impulse Sports (@NextImpulse) August 30, 2014
Fast forward to week two, and there are some sexy games that are nothing short of must-see-television. For the Ann Arbor faithful, Saturday begins and ends in South Bend.
One final time, for now, let's try to break the hearts of the Fighting Irish.
Hoke on ND: Who knows when it will be last game? We just know we won't play them in the near future. The kids understand those ramifications— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) September 1, 2014
Michigan vs. Notre Dame week is here! Check out this incredible "Final Chapter" hype video - http://t.co/DO7isRuGUn pic.twitter.com/AZInVHSrCg— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 3, 2014
MICHIGAN @ #16 NOTRE DAME - 7:30 P.M. EST. - NBC
The Wolverines questionable offensive line will be short one body on Saturday. OL Kyle Bosch will be away from Team 135 for some time and here's to the hope that the man gets the privacy that he deserves. Best wishes to him and to the hopes that he returns to the team when he feels he is capable of doing so.
Per Brady Hoke - #Michigan sophomore OL Kyle Bosch has taken a leave of absence "for an undetermined amount of time for personal reasons."— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) September 3, 2014
Michigan will have to march on and bond together this week. This is a true road test against a rival that could be looked upon as a make or break moment.
"@kassemadoure: @KirkHerbstreit How do you think Michigan will do this year?" 10-2— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 2, 2014
If the Wolverines can pull off the upset, they could see themselves entering the national rankings. If they can't get pumped up to play this week, someone better check their pulses. This is Meeeeeeechigan vs. Notre Dame.
Notre Dame week!— Blake Countess (@TheeCount2) September 1, 2014
Average secondary market ticket for Michigan-Notre Dame is $349 ... next closest is Ohio State-Va. Tech at $182, then MSU-Oregon at $179— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 3, 2014
Some people might have thought that the Wolverines and Irish may have overlooked their inferior week one opponents. The results speak for themselves.
The Wolverines and Irish didn't get caught looking ahead to their showdown this weekend #MICHvsND pic.twitter.com/nS9HeHJqtC— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 2, 2014
GO BLUE!!!!!— Devin Funchess (@D_FUNCH) August 30, 2014
August 30, 2014
This is a rivalry built on history, and if history tells us anything, it's to expect a game that is competitive in the fourth quarter.
The winner of Michigan-Notre Dame on Saturday will own the highest all-time win pct. in college football. Margin is that close.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) September 2, 2014
Notre Dame is going to have the home crowd on it's side and it'll need every bit of the luck of the Irish to pull off the win against Michigan. They might even need to look to Madden NFL 15 for a secret weapon.
Glitch on Madden NFL 15 video game creates a tiny Titan linebacker: http://t.co/WOsRlWE2cI - @skimm pic.twitter.com/u7IL1ezAAu— ABC News (@ABC) September 2, 2014
Hilarious 'Madden' glitch introduces Lilliputian NFL player: http://t.co/KggWCLuYVR pic.twitter.com/GcRVeEgeZD— Mashable (@mashable) September 2, 2014
One guy who you can always count on rooting for the Maize and Blue is Tommy Terrific himself.
tom brady has a full neckbeard this is not ok pic.twitter.com/0VgGyGh241— Lana Berry (@Lana) September 3, 2014
Tom Brady is still chugging along in the NFL. As another season kicks off, you can count on Brady to be open and honest. He doesn't mess around, he gets straight to the point.
Tom Brady on NFL future: 'When I suck, I'll retire' - http://t.co/4gysODq2vV— For The Win (@ForTheWin) September 2, 2014
Tom Brady joins SC right now. His 18 playoff wins are most in Super Bowl era. #QuarterbackSCenter pic.twitter.com/SMxhZVuHp5— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 3, 2014
Just sit back and relax. Put away your Fantasy Football lineups and get ready for one sexy Saturday of football.
Draft time and Franklin & Bash. pic.twitter.com/CGpxSezuYi— Heather Brittany (@HeatherBrit) September 2, 2014
WEEK TWO COLLEGE FOOTBALL LINEUP
ICYMI: GameDay is heading to Eugene for #MSUvsUO! #GetUp4GameDay pic.twitter.com/851lR7ApzM— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 2, 2014
Saturday, September 6th, 2014
#14 USC @ # 13 STANFORD - 3:30 P.M. EST. - ABC
The showdown at the Farm. #USCvsSTAN http://t.co/st044ihTyb— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 4, 2014
USC has had an interesting start to the season, to say the least. First, USC suspends Captain Josh Shaw because of his fabricated story of heroism. Now, word comes out that a player has left the team because it is calling the coach racist.
Whether or not any of these claims have any merit is arguable, but these kinds of distractions are the last thing that are needed for a new coach. USC coach Steve Sarkisian is just getting started on campus and he'll need his team to grow up fast in order to pull off this upset at Stanford.
The Cardinal are the model of consistency when it comes to playing fundamental football. Great defense, a solid running attack and sound quarterback play. Stanford QB Kevin Hogan is a veteran at the position and the Senior will look to carry his team off to a massive win early in the season.
Stanford football has won 17 straight home games, the longest active streak in FBS. (Stanford hosts USC, Saturday, 3:30 ET/ABC) #USCvsSTAN— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 3, 2014
Only at Stanford do you see a Tesla pull into a dirt lot for a football tailgate. pic.twitter.com/q4lwhLK740— Justice (@JusticeTention) August 31, 2014
How do you tailgate for gameday? #USC #bestschoolonearth pic.twitter.com/NJgoFmzOLO— Cassidy Howard (@cassshoward) August 31, 2014
EASTERN MICHIGAN @ FLORIDA - 4:00 P.M. EST. - SEC NETWORK
Eastern Michigan’s new entrance needs some tweaking: http://t.co/tU5gvhQgu2 #SCNotTop10— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 31, 2014
Florida's game last week was cancelled due to the awful weather conditions. What looked like an easy win over Idaho turned into a $975K payout for a game that never was.
Florida, Idaho Won't Make Up Suspended Game: http://t.co/pv9Y4E84uQ #ncaaFB pic.twitter.com/mdPTvwrgOD— NCAA Football (@NCAAFootball) September 4, 2014
Coach Will Muschamp is one of the trendy picks to be on the hot seat and after a dreadful 2013 season, the Gators will need to rebound quickly to save their coach's job.
The Gators were ravaged by injuries last season and this year welcome a new Offensive Coordinator. If the Gainesville folks are hoping for a big season, it'll rely on QB Jeff Driskel to live up to his hype. The QB was the top recruit at the position when he committed to Florida and it's time to put up or shut up.
This game will be interesting to see how the boys look in a new offense and if a welcomed change will be evident this season.
"There's a lot of things that go into discipline. It's about altering and changing behavior," - Will Muschamp http://t.co/GKIdpuiyP2— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 3, 2014
#15 OLE MISS @ VANDERBILT - 4:30 P.M. EST. - ESPN
Boise State almost upset Ole Miss in week one. Any ugly first half made Mississippi look vulnerable and that the young kids would need more time to develop.
The second half was more along the lines of what people were expecting. Ole Miss has had some stellar recruiting classes the last few years and that offense is built around stud WR Laquon Treadwell.
Vanderbilt is an interesting team to watch this season. James Franklin has moved on to coach at Penn State but he left behind a program in great shape.
The SEC has issued a statement on Vanderbilt's 'Anchor Down' jerseys: http://t.co/3p1kXDZVFc pic.twitter.com/DOGYBnpfK9— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 29, 2014
#7 MICHIGAN STATE @ #3 OREGON - 6:30 P.M. EST. - FOX
Talking the big game all week on @FOXSportsLive #MSUvsOREGON #yesssirrrrr pic.twitter.com/wMBzHJ72ye— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldFS1) September 2, 2014
I am already beside myself with excitement about the @CFBONFOX match-up this week @MSU_Football travels to @WinTheDay— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 2, 2014
What a game of contrasts.
Michigan State will bring it's physical defense to Eugene, while the Ducks will feature their explosive offense. College Gameday will be there bright and early because of the national championship implications of this game.
Looking ahead to Saturday, Oregon's O & Michigan State's D have ranked in top 10 in PPG & Opp PPG, respectively, each of last 3 seasons— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 2, 2014
While Michigan State has faced some mobile QB's and fared well against them, they'll be facing a guy unlike any other in Marcus Mariota.
Mariota is a model of efficiency at QB: http://t.co/qrloNNQK6j pic.twitter.com/QCS6o1jf1c— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 4, 2014
Mariota is also the No.1 overall pick in this upcoming draft. Fantastic player. Not some "good college player" Hes a monster.— Mike Valenti (@MikeValenti971) September 3, 2014
MSU hasnt seen anything like this guy and therefore I think its very optimistic to say MSU will stop him My mind? Its Cooks game. Get to 35.— Mike Valenti (@MikeValenti971) September 3, 2014
Behind stable of talented backs, Oregon's offense more than Mariota (via @LindsayRaeSI) http://t.co/5nZ6czr1Qg pic.twitter.com/LUOakqfCGy— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 3, 2014
Hoke asked about impact of Oregon-msu, says he hopes the league does well but can only worry about Notre dame— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) September 2, 2014
MSU’s staff had some prep time for Oregon and all its opponents, especially early ones, after spring ball. Spent lot of time on Ducks.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 31, 2014
Your guess is as good as anyone's as to what side of the ball will dominate. The Oregon offense is a tough task for anyone to stop, but if anyone is up to it, it could be the Michigan State defense.
The odds, however, are not in their favor.
According to ESPN's Football Power Index, Oregon has 83.4% chance to beat Michigan State #MSUvsUO pic.twitter.com/jEa4P7Xb7u— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 4, 2014
VIRGINIA TECH @ #8 OHIO STATE - 8:00 P.M. EST. - ESPN
Urban Meyer and the boys down in Ohio had to fight and claw to pull off a victory against Navy in week one. The absence of Braxton Miller at QB was quite evident.
The Hokies always play great defense and they'll have to come ready to win a game in one of the most hostile environments. Pulling off a victory in Columbus is as tough as it gets, outside of Tuscaloosa.
What is the best Week 2 showdown? - #USCvsSTAN - #MSUvsUO - #MICHvsND - #VTvsOSU pic.twitter.com/WLi7E0OhHC— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 2, 2014
Ahhhh ya RT @ClayTravisBGID: Ladies… RT @jbean6utk: This ones for you @ClayTravisBGID #GBO #VFL pic.twitter.com/DPNTvbyOrg— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) September 1, 2014
So LA w the carpet & the step & repeat. Hilarious. RT @patmuldowney: California is READY. #DunkinLA pic.twitter.com/pW7XV8Bvjh— Heather Brittany (@HeatherBrit) September 2, 2014