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College football’s biggest teams get their Week 2 action underway on Saturday. We’ll update this story throughout the day with final scores, highlights and what you need to know for each game. 

No. 1 Alabama 20, No. 22 Texas 19

Briefly: Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young led Alabama on a game-winning 61-yard drive leading to a 33-yard field goal from Will Reichard with 10 seconds remaining to escape with a win at Texasn over Texas in front of a record crowd in Austin. Bert Austin kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:29 left to give Texas the lead and played most of the game without Quinn Ewers, who was injured in the first half and didn’t return.

One highlight to know: Bama running back Jace McMillian follows great blocking and is not touched on a spectacular 81-yard scamper.

Make your readTexas quarterback Quinn Ewers was sidelined in after a big hit in the first quarter.

Next up: Texas is at home against UTSA, and the Crimson Tide battle Louisiana-Monroe.

Samford at No. 2 Georgia

Kickoff: 4 p.m.

TV: SEC Network 

What to know: Georgia is favored by 52 points in a game that pays Samford $500,000 to play. The Bulldogs will be rotating in reps for second and third string offensive linemen and linebackers, as they did in the late stages against Oregon in Week 1.

No. 3 Ohio State 45, Arkansas State 12

Briefly: CJ Stroud had 351 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and the Buckeyes rolled up 538 yards of total offense in the Buckeyes blowout of Arkansas State

One highlight to know: Harrison weaves through the Arkansas State defense for a 42-yard touchdown catch.

Next up: Ohio State welcomes Toledo to the Horseshoe next week. Arkansas State is at Memphis. 

Furman at No. 4 Clemson  

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. 

TV: ACC Network 

What to know: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney got a massive new contract this week, making him the second-highest paid coach in college football at $11.5 million per year. Meanwhile, his team has a few questions to answer after their season-opening win against Georgia Tech: Did quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei do enough to secure his starting position? What does that mean for freshman backup Cade Klubnik? Is there a problem with the running game? Who is Clemson’s top wide receiver?  

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BIG WINS: Texas has taken down No. 1 five times. Could Alabama be next?

FORECAST: All our Top 25 picks and bold predictions for Week 2 games

Hawaii at No. 5 Michigan 

Kickoff: 8 p.m. 

TV: Big Ten Network 

What to know: Cade McNamara will be watching from the bench as quarterback J.J. McCarthy gets the start for Michigan. McCarthy will be facing a Hawaii defense that has allowed 112 points in lopsided losses to Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky. It’s the perfect situation to put up big numbers. — Associated Press 

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

Appalachian State at No. 6 Texas A&M 

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. 


What to know: The Aggies handled last week’s tune-up against Sam Houston State and figure to get a stronger test from the Mountaineers, who put up 40 points in the fourth quarter in last week’s heartbreaking loss to North Carolina. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY 

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

Kent State at No. 7 Oklahoma 

Kickoff: 7 p.m. 


What to know: Kent State’s defense surrendered the most first downs per game (26.4) of any team in the nation last season, and OU will look to exploit that weakness with its up-tempo offense. Redshirt junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel should be able to connect on the long ball with junior wide receiver Marvin Mims. — Justin Martinez, The Oklahoman

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

No. 8 Baylor at No. 25 Brigham Young

Kickoff: 10:15 p.m. 


What to know: These future Big 12 opponents square off in what could be the best matchup of the late-night window. The Bears took last year’s meeting 38-24, but the host Cougars are just as capable of putting up a big score. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

Marshall at No. 9 Notre Dame  

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. 


What to know: Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner, who completed his first eight passes in his first college start, must be wary of a cornerback tandem (Steven Gilmore and Micah Abraham) that had a combined 26 passes defended last season. The Irish pass rush, held to one sack and no official hurries against Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud in the opener, will be hungry to make some noise. — Mike Berardino, South Bend Tribune  

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

Arizona State at No. 10 Oklahoma State  

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. 


What to know: Although Spencer Sanders will need to show he’s past the inconsistencies that have stymied his development into an all-conference passer, his performance in the opener — six total TDs — carries over his four-touchdown game against Notre Dame in last year’s Fiesta Bowl and increase the optimism about this being a breakout season. — Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY 

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

Akron at No. 11 Michigan State 

Kickoff: 4 p.m. 


What to know: Michigan State has a big hole to fill after linebacker Darius Snow suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1. The Spartans relied on Ben VanSumeren, Cal Haladay and Aaron Brule in his stead. The offense is still finding its way as Payton Thorne settles in at QB.

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

No. 12 Southern California at Stanford 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. 


What to know: Caleb Williams’ seamless transition to the Pac-12 bodes well for his continued development in his first full year as a starting quarterback. And both of his touchdowns in Week 1 were thrown to former Pittsburgh transfer Jordan Addison, showing how this pair has already landed on the same page. — Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY 

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

No. 13 North Carolina State 55, Charleston Southern 3

Briefly: Devin Leary’s four passing touchdowns led the way as the Wolfpack dominated an outmatched Charleston Southern squad, who only had 150 yards of total offense and turned the ball over three times. Thirteen different Wolfpack players caught passes and eight different running backs handled the ball as the reserves got plenty of action. 

One highlight to know: Leary avoids a rusher and throws a dart to Anthony Smith for a 40-yard touchdown.

Next up: North Carolina State welcomes Texas Tech and Charleston Southern is at Eastern Kentucky.

Tennessee at No. 14 Pittsburgh 

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. 

TV: ABC Network 

What to know: Pitt’s Kedon Slovis and the Vols’ Hendon Hooker will exchange aerial barrages in what could be a high-scoring affair. The Panthers got a couple extra days to refuel after last Thursday’s thrilling win against archrival West Virginia. — Eddie Timanus

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

Southern Utah at No. 15 Utah 

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. 

TV: Pac-12 Network 

What to know: The Utes return home from last week’s close defeat at Florida and should make short work of the Thunderbirds. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY

No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 30Southern Mississippi 7

Briefly: Tyler Van Dyke threw for 263 yards and a touchdown and Henry Parrish Jr. added 116 yards rushing as the Hurricanes made easy work of the Eagles ahead of their primetime showdown with Texas A&M next week. 

One highlight to know: Miami does a little trickeration on the fleaflicker from Van Dyke to Key’Shawn Smith.

Next up: Miami is at Texas A&M and Southern Miss will battle Northwestern State.

No. 17 Arkansas 44, South Carolina 30

Briefly: The Razorbacks controlled the ball on the ground, racking up 35 minutes in time of possession and 300 rushing yards to turn away South Carolina. Raheim Sanders had 24 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns for Arkansas and K.J. Jefferson added two total touchdowns.

One highlight to know: It’s still not known how Jefferson got out of this mess and completed a pass.

Next up: Arkansas plays Missouri State and South Carolina hosts Georgia.

Washington State at No. 18 Wisconsin 

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. 

TV: Fox 

What to know: The Badgers will try to do what they do best, pound away on the ground and let Braelon Allen run free. The Cougars struggled to put away Idaho but could make things interesting in Madison if quarterback Cameron Ward is sharp. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

No. 20 Kentucky at No. 19 Florida 

Kickoff: 7 p.m. 


What to know: This is a huge early showdown in the SEC East that both teams need if they have aspirations of challenging Georgia for division supremacy. The performance of quarterback Anthony Richardson in the Utah victory had the Gators’ enthusiastic fans nominating him for the Heisman, but the Wildcats’ Will Levis is an accomplished signal caller in his own right. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY

Betting info: Odds, spread and moneyline

No. 21 Wake Forest 45, Vanderbilt 25

Briefly: Sam Hartman threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns in his return to the lineup following a blood clot issue and the defense forced three turnovers to rout Vanderbilt. 

One highlight to know: Coby Davis intercepts a pass and returns it all the way back for a touchdown. 

Next up: Wake Forest celebrates their homecoming against Liberty. Vanderbilt travels to Northern Illinois.

Central Arkansas at No. 23


Kickoff: 6 p.m. 

TV: ESPN+/SEC Network 

What to know: Ole Miss and new starting quarterback Jaxson Dart get three more warm-up opportunities before kicking off SEC play against Kentucky on Oct. 1. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY 

Eastern Washington at No. 24 Oregon

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. 

TV: Pac-12 Network 

What to know: After getting steamrolled by defending champion Georgia, the Ducks look to get right in this home opener. The Eagles, however, are perennial playoff contenders in the FCS and won’t shy away from taking shots on the big stage. — Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY 

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