It was only the second week of action for some teams, namely those in the SEC, but we still got quite a bit of clarity as far as the college football landscape is concerned on Saturday. Both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide got wins, and dominant ones at that, over ranked opponents. Georgia steamrolled the Auburn Tigers 27-6 at home. They scored 24 of those 27 in the first half, one in which #7 Auburn could barely move the ball downfield. The #4 ranked Bulldogs got another fine showing from QB Stetson Bennett (240 yards and a TD on 17-28 passing) and obviously saw their defense play fantastically.
Alabama, as mentioned before, also dominated on the day, dismantling Texas A&M to the tune of a 52-24 score line. Mac Jones, under center for the Tide, had a career-high 435 yards and four touchdown tosses. John Metchie caught two of those and racked up nearly 200 yards receiving as the #2 team in the nation crushed the #13 and showed they are once again going to be a team you have to reckon with to win the title. Speaking of which, one team that will not need to be gone through are the Oklahoma Sooners. For the second straight week, they were upset, this time at the hands of Iowa State. The 37-30 win for the Cyclones was their first against the #18 Sooners at home since 1960, showing just how rare a win it is for them. Isheem Young intercepted Spencer Rattler’s throw in the dying embers of the game, sealing a second consecutive loss for the Sooners that knocks them out of the College Football Playoff discussion in quick fashion. TCU also pulled off an upset on the day, knocking off #9 Texas to open up the Big 12 race even more.
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