On Second Thought: A mixed bag of results with Week 2 in the books | Auburn University Sports News







Jacksonville State players celebrate after a 20-17 win in an NCAA college football game against Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.




Week 2 of the college football season had a few oddities early on Saturday, and by midnight it had pretty much gone off the rails.

There was a handful of top-ranked teams that went down against talented opposition this weekend, including No. 3 Ohio State losing to No. 12 Oregon 35-28, No. 9 Iowa State falling to No. 10 Iowa 27-17, No. 14 USC getting dominated by Stanford 42-28, and No. 15 Texas falling to Arkansas 40-21.

Two other highly-ranked teams just avoided disaster in No. 8 Notre Dame holding off Toledo 32-29 and No. 22 Miami (FL) topping Appalachian State 25-23.

As for other Group of 5 storylines worth mentioning, Wyoming held off Northern Illinois in a 50-43 thriller, Florida Atlantic dominated Georgia Southern 38-6, and San Diego State handled Arizona 38-14.

Right on the money: I was really happy with hitting four games in Week 1, and as it turns out I hit three in Week 2: Ole Miss (-37), Charlotte (-28), and Nebraska (-25).

As a Falcons fan, I feel it’s worth noting that Nebraska final was 28-3. No, I didn’t see the Falcons on Sunday. Are you sure they played?

Looking at Auburn specifically, I picked the Tigers to beat Alabama State by 41. I covered thanks to the 62-0 shutout, so that makes me 2-0 on Auburn picks against my preseason spread this season.



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