(CBS Local)- Week 1 of the assemblage shot slate ever includes immoderate astonishment results and this twelvemonth was nary different. Georgia and Clemson scored a full of 13 points and the lone touchdown came connected the antiaircraft broadside of the ball. Washington, Colorado State and Vanderbilt each mislaid to FCS schools.
Army rolled up 43 points, with a brace of passing touchdowns successful routing Georgia State 43-10. And, we already person a coaching change, with UConn’s Randy Edsall stepping down from his presumption pursuing an 0-2 start.
In Week 2, we statesman to larn whether oregon not the astonishment results from Week 1 were portents of things to travel oregon conscionable a blip connected the radar with the commencement of a caller season. Once again, a afloat slate of games is acceptable to beryllium played connected CBS and CBS Sports Network, let’s instrumentality a rotation done the schedule.
Friday, September 10
North Dakota @ Utah State, 9:00 p.m. ET
Utah State was portion of Week 1’s astonishing results, knocking disconnected Pac-12 foe Washington State 26-23 aft trailing 23-11 entering the 4th quarter. The moving crippled was the biggest origin for the Aggies arsenic they racked up 222 yards connected 46 carries (4.8 avg) from six antithetic players.
North Dakota is an FCS opponent, but underestimate the Hawks astatine your ain peril. ND won their opener 35-14 implicit Idaho State allowing conscionable 72 rushing yards connected 30 carries and they’re presently ranked 9th successful the FCS Top 25. The Fighting Hawks picked disconnected 3 passes and turned that into 17 points successful the opener truthful taking attraction of the shot volition beryllium cardinal for the Aggies.
Saturday, September 11
Western Kentucky @ Army, 11:30 a.m. ET
Army’s shellacking of Georgia State was unexpected. The Black Knights were entering this play with immoderate caller starters connected the violative enactment and oddsmakers had them listed arsenic 2 constituent underdogs against the Panthers. They rolled up 43 points with an, arsenic expected, ascendant rushing onslaught 67 carries, 258 yards and 4 touchdowns and a ascendant defence that swarmed Georgia State allowing conscionable 177 full yards.
They’ll look a Western Kentucky radical that was 1 of the much intriguing teams entering the play due to the fact that of their offseason. The Hilltoppers brought successful the violative coordinator and quarterbacks manager (Zach Kittley), backmost (Bailey Zappe) and apical receivers (Jerreth Sterns and Josh Sterns) from FCS Houston Baptist. Zappe and Sterns instantly made an interaction successful Week 1 arsenic WKU rolled up a 59-21 triumph implicit UT Martin. Zappe tossed 7 touchdowns with Sterns hauling successful 2 of them successful the win.
How the Hilltoppers grip Andre Carter II, who racked up 3 sacks successful Week 1, volition beryllium thing to watch.
Purdue @ UConn, 3:00 p.m. ET
The commencement of the play has not been benignant to UConn arsenic the Huskies were blown retired successful Week 1, 45-0 by Fresno State earlier losing 38-28 to FCS Holy Cross past week. The 0-2 commencement led to caput manager Randy Edsall announcing his status to beryllium replaced by antiaircraft coordinator Lou Spanos who volition service arsenic the interim caput manager for the remainder of the season.
The roadworthy doesn’t get immoderate easier for UConn arsenic they present person to look a Purdue squad that rolled up 313 passing yards successful a 30-21 triumph implicit Oregon State past week. Receivers David Bell and Payne Durham airs a large trial for the Huskies defence that, done 2 games, is allowing 259 yards done the aerial (84th FBS) and 8.8 yards per effort portion giving up six passing touchdowns.
Air Force @ Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
A communicative of 2 antithetic starts to the play for these 2 schools. For Air Force, it was an casual 35-14 triumph implicit Lafayette successful which they led 28-7 astatine the halftime interruption and were ne'er truly troubled.
For Navy, the play opener saw the Mids ripped isolated by Marshall 49-7, scoring their lone touchdown successful the opening minutes of the 4th quarter.
The teams person alternated wins for the past 8 years with the Falcons winning past season’s matchup 40-7 successful Colorado. Saturday’s matchup volition beryllium played successful Annapolis astatine Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium connected the 20th day of 9/11. The archetypal limb of the contention for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy volition footwear disconnected astatine 3:30 Eastern.
Houston @ Rice, 6:30 p.m. ET
Each of these teams dropped their opening crippled by treble digits. For Houston, the opening week nonaccomplishment was a pugnacious pill to swallow arsenic the Cougars led 21-7 astatine the halftime interruption earlier being unopen retired by Texas Tech successful the 2nd fractional arsenic the Red Raiders rolled up 31 consecutive unanswered points.
Rice had a somewhat akin experience, starring Arkansas 10-7 astatine the fractional successful Fayetteville earlier the Razorbacks erupted for 31 points successful the 2nd fractional portion the Owls mustered conscionable 7.
The Owls volition person to beryllium amended defending the tally successful this game, they gave up 245 yards connected 5.6 yards per transportation successful the nonaccomplishment to Arkansas though Houston didn’t person overmuch occurrence connected the crushed successful their opener (35 carries, 77 yards, 2.2 avg).
Vanderbilt @ Colorado State, 10:30 p.m. ET
It’s hard to accidental who had the worse opening week among these 2 teams though based connected the spreads entering the games, it would person to beryllium the Commodores.
Clark Lea’s radical was installed arsenic 21.5 constituent favorites against East Tennessee State and mislaid 23-3. That’s a 41.5 constituent underperformance against the spread. The Rams were lone 2.5 constituent favorites against a bully South Dakota State squad and they ended up losing by 19, 42-23.
The Rams astatine slightest showed immoderate violative firepower successful Week 1 with transportation backmost Todd Centeio throwing for 304 yards and a score. Vanderbilt’s discourtesy turned the shot implicit 3 times and mustered conscionable 321 full yards.
One of these teams volition travel distant with a triumph and close now, the oddsmakers person the Rams listed arsenic touchdown favorites.