Blake Szymanski's 412 passing yards and six touchdown passes established single-game school records in a 42-17 pasting of Rice. He completed 29 of his 46 passes. The Bears built a 21-7 first-quarter lead on three TD passes from Szymanski and cruised from there. Next: Saturday, vs. Texas State.
The Buffs led 14-0 early, then were shut down the rest of the way in a 33-14 loss to Arizona State. Colorado had just 204 yards of offense, including only 32 on the ground. Starting QB Cody Hawkins had a tough day, going 16-for-43 for 162 yards as the Buffs were forced to throw because of the lack of a rushing attack.
Next: Saturday, vs. Florida State.
New coach Gene Chizik still is seeking his first victory after the Cyclones fell to 0-2 with a 24-13 loss to I-AA Northern Iowa. UNI led 17-6 at halftime. Iowa State committed four turnovers but had 399 yards of total offense.
Next: Saturday, vs. Iowa.
The Jayhawks cruised to their second consecutive lopsided victory, crushing I-AA Southeastern Louisiana 62-0. Kansas rolled up 501 yards and limited the Lions to 75, including minus-36 on the ground. KU has outscored its first two foes 114-7.
Next: Saturday, vs. Toledo.
James Johnson ran for 111 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats pounded San Jose State 34-14. K-State had 425 yards of offense in its first victory of the season. WR Deon Murphy scored on a pass reception and on a run, and also had three punt returns for 81 yards.
Next: Saturday, vs. Missouri State.
The Tigers put up big offensive numbers for the second week in a row, downing Ole Miss 38-25 a week after beating Illinois 40-34. The Tigers had 548 yards of total offense, including 385 from QB Chase Daniel. Daniel threw four TD passes in the second quarter, giving the Tigers a 28-7 halftime lead. But Mizzou allowed 534 yards of offense to the Rebels.
Next: Saturday, vs. Western Michigan.
The Huskers struggled to a 20-17 victory at Wake Forest. QB Sam Keller threw for 258 yards, but tossed two interceptions and made some poor decisions. That has to change if the Huskers are to upset USC this week. Nebraska was just 3-for-15 on third-down conversions, and allowed Wake to rush for 236 yards.
Next: Saturday, vs. USC.
The Sooners dominated in all phases in a 51-13 rout of Miami. QB Sam Bradford tied a school record with five TD passes and the defense allowed just 139 yards of offense, including just 87 through the air. Malcolm Kelly caught three touchdown passes.
Next: Saturday, vs. Utah State.
The Cowboys' offense struggled in a Week One loss at Georgia, but rebounded to roll up 488 yards in a 42-6 pounding of Florida Atlantic. Adarius Bowman had two TD cacthes for the Cowboys, who held FAU to 203 total yards. Oklahoma State starting QB Bobby Reid left the game in the first quarter with an injury. Next: Friday, at Troy.
The Longhorns trailed TCU 10-0 at halftime, then stormed back to win 34-13. The Longhorns scored 24 fourth-quarter points. Texas held the Horned Frogs to 43 rushing yards and forced four turnovers. Jamaal Charles ran for 134 yards and a TD for Texas. The Longhorns did not give up a sack to the aggressive TCU defense.
Next: Saturday, at UCF.
The Aggies led 19-0 at halftime, then had to hold on to escape with a 47-45, triple-overtime victory over Fresno State. A&M ran for 318 yards, with QB Stephen McGee and TB Jorvorskie Lane each going over the 100-yard mark. Fresno scored four second-half touchdowns to send the game into overtime tied at 29.
Next: Saturday, vs. Louisiana-Monroe.
Junior QB Graham Harrell threw for 484 yards and four TDs as the Red Raiders rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat UTEP 45-31. Harrell threw 64 passes, completing a career-high 48. Michael Crabtree had his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game, finishing with 15 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, he caught 12 for 106 and three TDs.
Next: Saturday, at Rice.