The Badgers had a very rough first half but still managed to take care of Western Illinois, 37-3. What's probably the most encouraging if you're a Sconnie fan is that Tanner McEvoy got off the shnide in a big way, completing 23 of 28 passes for 238 yards.
Sam Houston State (1-2)
"But if you're going to be a guy who is afraid to take a challenge or is afraid to do something out of the ordinary, then you probably shouldn't be playing for me."
ULM (2-0, 1-0 in the Sun Belt)
The Warhawks held off a late rally from Idaho and scored a touchdown in the final minute to win 38-31.
Mississippi State (2-0)
#CLANGA was actually outgained by UAB, 548 yards to 516, but held on to win 47-34. The State secondary allowed 435 yards through the air, with five pass plays of 50 yards or longer and touchdown passes of 88, 81 and 75 yards. For Whom the Cowbell Tolls is um...nonplussed.
On a more serious note, longtime Mississippi State radio announcer Jack Cristil passed away Sunday at age 88. Cristil was a legend in the conference, and he'll certainly be missed.
New Mexico State (2-0, 1-0 in the Sun Belt)
Another last-minute win for one of LSU's Sun Belt visitors this fall, as the Aggies topped Georgia State 34-31 when Tyler Rogers hit Teldrick Morgan for an 11-yard touchdown. Georgia State had taken a 17-point lead to open this one before the Aggies rallied.
Also, New Mexico St's mascot Pistol Pete needs more practice riding in crowds.
Auburn (2-0, 1-0 in SEC play)
Rushed for 358 yards in a 59-13 win over San Jose State in Jordan-Hare. Convincing, sure, but College and Magnolia still has some concerns.
But most importantly, if any of you have any interest in buying my incoming child a present, yes, she would like a t-shirt Gatling gun.
It was a bit of a delayed season opener for Gators, but damn if they didn't make the most of it, smashing Eastern Michigan 65-0. I mean yeah, Eastern Michigan, but still, when's the last time Florida put up 655 yards of offense on anybody? Alligator Army says it was damn near perfect.
It was still a win, but Kentucky had to gut it out against Ohio, jumping up 14-0 on Ohio before holding on for a 20-3 win. A Sea of Blue seems to be wondering whether it truly disappointing or not.
Ole Miss (2-0, 1-0)
The 14th-ranked Rebs picked up their first conference win of the season in impressive fashion, dominating Vanderbilt 41-3. Bo Wallace was incredibly impressive, completing 23-of-30 passes for 320 yards, most importantly with no interceptions. Sophomore receiver Cody Core had his second straight big game with 4 catches for 85 yards, possibly emerging as a No. 2 target to Laquon Treadwell.
The Tide amassed 430 passing yards in beating Florida Atlantic 41-0. Blake Sims completed 11-of-13 for 214 yards and two touchdowns, with another rushing. Jacob Coker hit 15-24 for 202 yards and a score, but just doesn't look like he can overtake the senior.
Through two games, Amari Cooper has caught 25 passes for 319 yards. O.J. Howard? Still looking for his first catch.
The Hogs hulk-smashed Nichols State, 73-7 behind 495 rushing yards. Brandon Allen completed just four passes on the day, but when all four of them go for touchdowns I guess that's okay. Arkansas Fight is pleased, while admitting that it wasn't exactly too much to write home about.
Texas A&M (2-0, 1-0)
Another November opponent dropped a 70-spot, as the Aggies hammered Lamar 73-3. Kenny Hill took a slight step back from his amazing debut with a 17/26-283 yards-4 touchdown stat line. Arguably more important was the fact that Texas A&M held an opponent under 250 yards of offense for just the third time in the Kevin Sumlin Era. And former LSU recruiting target Speedy Noil had 191 all-purpose yards.