The college football season rolls on with a busy Week 2 schedule. Two top-15 matchups highlight a Saturday with significant playoff implications.
No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 24 Boise State are the only ranked teams not playing Saturday. The Fighting Irish are on a bye this week while the Broncos hosted Marshall on Friday. Both teams defeated ACC opponents in Week 1 as Notre Dame topped Louisville and Boise State beat Florida State.
No. 12 Texas A&M heads to No. 1 Clemson and No. 6 LSU takes on No. 9 Texas in the two ranked games of the week.
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Elsewhere, No. 18 UCF, No. 21 Syracuse, No. 23 Stanford and No. 25 Nebraska face true road tests against unranked opponents. Each of the four visitors look to move to 2-0 on the young season.
Below are scores, highlights and other updates from across the college football landscape.
College football scores, results for Week 2 Top 25 games
Here’s the full Week 2 schedule for the Top 25 college football games, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.
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Friday, Sept. 6
|No. 24 Boise State 14, Marshall 7|
Saturday, Sept. 7
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Cincinnati at No. 5 Ohio State||Noon||ABC|
|Army at No. 7 Michigan||Noon||Fox, fuboTV|
|Rutgers at No. 20 Iowa||Noon||Fox Sports 1, fuboTV|
|No. 21 Syracuse at Maryland||Noon||ESPN|
|Northern Illinois at No. 13 Utah||1 p.m.||Pac-12 Network, fuboTV|
|No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson||3:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Central Michigan at No. 17 Wisconsin||3:30 p.m.||Big Ten Network, fuboTV|
|No. 25 Nebraska at Colorado||3:30 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|New Mexico State at No. 2 Alabama||4 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Murray State at No. 3 Georgia||4 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Northern Colorado at No. 22 Washington State||5 p.m.||No TV|
|South Dakota at No. 4 Oklahoma||7 p.m.||No TV|
|No. 18 UCF at Florida Atlantic||7 p.m.||CBS Sports Network, fuboTV|
|No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas||7:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Tulane at No. 10 Auburn||7:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|UT Martin at No. 11 Florida||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Buffalo at No. 15 Penn State||7:30 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Nevada at No. 16 Oregon||7:30 p.m.||Pac-12 Network, fuboTV|
|Western Michigan at No. 19 Michigan State||7:30 p.m.||Big Ten Network, fuboTV|
|California at No. 14 Washington||10:30 p.m.||Fox Sports 1, fuboTV|
|No. 23 Stanford at USC||10:30 p.m.||ESPN|
Live updates, highlights from today’s NCAA football games
Cincinnati vs. No. 5 Ohio State
8:28 Q1: Justin Fields puts Ohio State on the board, scoring from seven yards out to give the Buckeyes a 7-0 lead.
9:40 Q2: Ohio State responds to Cincinnati’s missed field goal by going up 14-0 with a J.K. Dobbins touchdown rush.
7:26 Q2: Dobbins strikes again. His second score of the day is from 60 yards out to give OSU a 21-0 lead.
1:53 Q2: Cincinnati has no answers. Fields to Garrett Wilson for a nine-yard passing touchdown as OSU goes up four scores at 28-0.
3:32 Q3: Ohio State continues to pour it on. Fields scores again to make it 35-0.
11:30 Q4: Big day for Fields. He hits a five-yard passing touchdown to K.J. Hill, extending the lead to 42-0.
Final: Ohio State completes the 42-0 shutout victory over Cincinnati.
Army vs. No. 7 Michigan
5:40 Q1: Army finds its way into the endzone to put up the first points on the board in Ann Arbor. Sandon McCoy scores from a yard out to go up 7-0.
0:24 Q1: Michigan converts a successful fake punt and then completes the drive with a Zach Charbonnet touchdown run to tie it up at 7.
2:51 Q2: Upset brewing? Kelvin Hopkins Jr. scores on Army’s 31st rushing attempt of the day to give Army a 14-7 lead.
2:24 Q3: Big turn of events. Army lofts an interception near the goalline and Michigan responds with a 12-play touchdown drive as the score is knotted at 14.
Q4: No scoring in the fourth quarter and Army and Michigan are headed to overtime.
OT1: Army rolls out the option play and Hopkins plows his way to take the overtime lead at 21-14.
OT1: Michigan responds. Charbonnet goes up to the gut to send the game to second overtime, tied at 21.
OT2: Army holds Michigan, but the Wolverines tack on three with the field goal, leading 24-21. Possession returns to Army.
Final: The Wolverines force a strip-sack on third-and-long, recovering the fumble and ending the game. Michigan avoids a major upset bid from Army, winning 24-21.
Rutgers vs. No. 20 Iowa
12:18 Q1: Nate Stanley completes a 58-yard touchdown bomb Ihmir Smith-Marsette as Iowa goes ahead 7-0.
8:13 Q1: Another Stanley passing touchdown, this time to Tyrone Tracy Jr. on first-and-goal. Iowa leads 14-0.
3:50 Q2: The Hawkeyes make it a three-possession game with a 46-yard field goal, now leading 17-0.
0:00 Q2: Another Keith Duncan field goal (this time at the horn) makes it 20-0.
2:50 Q3: Have a day, Nate Stanley. He finds Smith-Marsette again, extending the Iowa lead to 27-0.
11:05 Q4: The third Duncan field goal for Iowa makes it 30-0.
Final: Iowa takes care of Rutgers in shutout fashion, moving to 2-0 with the 30-0 win.
No. 21 Syracuse vs. Maryland
12:07 Q1: Josh Jackson connects with Tyler Mabry on a 7-yard touchdown pass as Maryland takes an early 7-0 advantage.
9:01 Q1: Maryland continues to add on. Anthony McFarland Jr. plunges his way in for a 3-yard rushing score. Terps up 14-0.
4:40 Q1: Syracuse answers with a touchdown drive of its own. Trishton Jackson receives a strike on third-and-goal to bring the Orange within a score at 14-7.
0:41 Q1: Defense is optional. Maryland goes down the field and scores again, this time a Javon Leake touchdown run to make it 21-7. Terps have scored seven on all three possessions.
9:19 Q2: Maryland cashes in on a Syracuse interception as McFarland jukes his way into the endzone for his second score. Maryland up 28-7.
7:21 Q2: Tommy DeVito pitches a strike to Sean Riley for a 15-yard passing touchdown. Syracuse shanks the extra point, though, so the the Terps hold a 28-13 lead.
4:53 Q2: Syracuse is showing zero semblance of a defense today. Josh Jackson to Carlos Carriere for a 15-yard touchdown pass to go up 35-13.
0:56 Q2: The Terrapins are running it up. Jackson (who else?) with another passing touchdown as the beatdown continues. Maryland up 42-13.
13:06 Q3: Maryland continues to show off, pumping out a 64-yard Leake rushing touchdown to make it 49-13. The Terps have scored on seven of eight possessions.
10:36 Q3: The second touchdown of the second half is a 52-yard Devito pass to Jackson, cutting the Maryland lead to 49-20.
8:13 Q4: Maryland’s offense cooled for a bit, but Tayon Fleet-Davis runs for a five-yard scamper, making it 56-20.
2:24 Q4: The Terrapins tack on another, Jake Funk goes up to gut and it’s now 63-20.
Final: This one comes to a merciful end with a 63-20 final.
Northern Illinois vs. No. 13 Utah
3:18 Q1: Northern Illinois finds the endzone first. Ross Bowers runs for a nine-yard score as NIU leads 7-0 early.
13:41 Q2: Demari Simpkins ties things up at 7 with a 13-yard touchdown run.
8:20 Q2: Tyler Huntley takes it himself for a 16-yard touchdown scamper, pushing Utah ahead 14-7.
7:20 Q2: NIU with the response, tying the game at 14 with a 74-yard touchdown bomb from Bowers to Spencer Tears.
2:48 Q2: Now it’s Utah with the answer. Zack Moss runs it in from 16 yards out to give Utah a 21-14 lead with less than three minutes to go in the half.
0:51 Q2: The first non-touchdown score of the day is a John Richardson 46-yard field goal. Utah leads 21-17.
12:16 Q3: Zack Moss again. Utah goes up 11 with Moss’ second score of the day to make it 28-17.
12:49 Q4: Utah strikes again with Huntley finding Jaylen Dixon for a 14-yard passing touchdown. Utes lead 35-17.
Final: No scoring the remainder of the quarter and Utah takes the 35-17 victory.
No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson
14:18 Q1: Texas A&M goes conservative on third down but it sets up a 32-yard Seth Small field goal. Aggies on the board first with the 3-0 lead.
10:52 Q2: What a find by Trevor Lawrence. Clemson takes a 7-3 edge with Lawrence hitting Justyn Ross for a 30-yard passing connection.
4:57 Q2: The Tigers finish off their second scoring drive of the game with a field goal. B.T. Potter puts it through the uprights from 29 yards out as Clemson leads 10-3.
0:33 Q2: After a beautiful 29-yard catch downfield by Tee Higgins, Lawrence keeps it himself to put Clemson up 17-3 shortly before halftime.
5:50 Q3: Things are starting to unravel for Texas A&M. WIth Kellen Mond sidelined, Clemson marches down the field to make it 24-3. Lyn-J Dixon with the rushing touchdown.
0:10 Q4: Texas A&M finally finds the endzone with 10 seconds left in the game. Mond hits Wydermyer on 4th-and-goal for the passing touchdown.
Final: Clemson cruises to a fairly effortless 24-10 win over Texas A&M.
Central Michigan at No. 17 Wisconsin
8:30 Q1: Jonathan Taylor finishes off Wisconsin’s eight-play drive with a four-yard touchdown run. Badgers up 7-0 early.
7:16 Q1: Wisconsin puts two more on the board with a safety on a botched Central Michigan punt, going up 9-0.
2:59 Q1: The Badgers capitalize on the short field after the safety. Taylor punches it in again for his second score of the quarter. Wisconsin leads 16-0 in the first.
11:59 Q2: Who else? Taylor, of course. Jack Coan delivers a 17-yard touchdown pass to Taylor and Wisconsin has blown this one open with a 23-0 lead.
6:22 Q2: The first non-Taylor touchdown of the afternoon is Nakia Watson scoring from three yards out. It’s now 30-0 in favor of the Badgers.
4:21 Q2: Wisconsin remains unstoppable. Coan goes to Quintez Cephus this time for a 36-yard touchdown. Badgers turning on the jets with a 37-0 lead.
1:46 Q2: Another Coan touchdown pass to Cephus. This time, it’s from 46 yards out to put Wisconsin ahead 44-0.
9:17 Q3: A 13-play drive ends with three points on the Collin Larsh 28-yard field goal. Now a 47-0 Wisconsin lead.
3:26 Q3: Taylor gets his fourth touchdown of the day on the two-yard run, putting Wisconsin up 54-0.
8:11 Q4: Garrett Groshek scores on a two-yard run and Wisconsin leads 61-0 in the blowout.
Final: Central Michigan fails to score in WIsconsin’s 61-0 beatdown.
No. 25 Nebraska at Colorado
6:02 Q1: Nebraska is on the board first with a deep bomb off broken Colorado coverage. Adrian Martinez tosses a 65-yarder to J.D. Spielman and the Huskers go up 7-0.
6:37 Q1: Martinez makes the most of a busted play as Martinez scrambles for five-yard rushing touchdown. Nebraska leads 14-0.
2:47 Q2: Isaac Armstong hits a 26-yard field goal, giving Nebraska a 17-0 road lead.
1:42 Q3: Colorado finally finds the endzone. Jaren Mangham takes it 11 yards into the endzone. Nebraska remains ahead, but the lead is now 17-7.
14:22 Q4: Trick play alert: Montez hits K.D. Nixon with a 96-yard flea flicker and Nebraska lead shrinks to 17-14.
14:09 Q4: What an answer by Nebraska. Martinez hits Maurice Washington and he cruises down the sideline for a 75-yard touchdown on the next play from scrimmage. Huskers back up 10 with a 24-14 lead.
12:19 Q4: The third (!) touchdown in a span of less than 150 seconds: Mangham again finds the endzone for Colorado, making it 24-21.
8:30 Q4: James Stefanou hits a 20-yard field goal to tie it up at 24 with eight and a half minutes remaining.
5:49 Q4: On 4th-and-one, Martinez powers ahead for the go-ahead six-yard touchdown run. Nebraska back up 31-24.
0:46 Q4: Montez tosses to Tony Brown on an endzone shot that was perfectly placed to tie it at 31 with 46 seconds remaining.
OT1: Stefanou puts a 34-yard field goal right down the middle for Colorado’s first lead of the day at 34-31.
Final: Colorado stuns Nebraska 34-31 in overtime as Armstrong brutally miss a game-tying field goal attempt.
New Mexico State at No. 2 Alabama
14:47 Q1: Tua Tagovailoa hits Henry Ruggs III on a screen for a 75-yard touchdown on the first play a scrimmage. Alabama leads 7-0.
9:08 Q1: Tua again. He finds Jerry Jeudy for a 21-yard passing touchdown, extending Alabama’s advantage to 14-0.
0:00 Q1: On the last play of the first quarter, Tagovailoa hits Jeudy again with a passing touchdown. Alabama is already running away with it, leading 21-0.
10:08 Q2: Ruggs tallies his second score of the game, again coming via Tagovailoa. It’s now 28-0 in favor of Alabama.
3:49 Q2: Tagovailoa’s 25-yard run adds on to his huge afternoon. Alabama cruising, up 35-0.
1:04 Q2: Will Reichard drills a 47-yard field goal with 64 ticks left in the half, Alabama up 38-0.
8:20 Q3: Najee Harris joins in on the scoring load, reaching paydirt from eight yards out. Alabama now up 45-0.
5:59 Q3: New Mexico State erases the goose egg, completing a four-yard touchdown pass to make it 45-7.
3:19 Q3: Three consecutive possessions ending with a touchdown. Jeudy (again) finds his way into the endzone with a receiving score. Alabama makes it 52-7.
1:40 Q3: Alabama is unable to reach the endzone following a New Mexico State fumble, but puts three more on the board with the field goal, extending the lead to 55-7.
0:13 Q3: A one-play drive for the Crimson Tide, going 74 yards into the endzone on a Keilan Robinson. Alabama now goes up 62-7.
Final: New Mexico State adds a field goal in the fourth quarter as Alabama crushes NMSU 62-10.
Murray State vs. No. 3 Georgia
13:37 Q1: D’Andre Swift runs it in from the six-yard line to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead on the first possession.
6:36 Q1: Murray State finds an answer. Daquon Green converts his end of a 60-yard passing strike from Preston Rice to tie it at 7.
14:24 Q2: Georgia regains the lead with Brian Herrien scoring from two yards out as Georgia takes a 14-7 advantage.
13:51 Q2: Georgia cashes in on the Murray State fumble, taking it 14 yards the opposite way as the Bulldogs go up 21-7.
9:07 Q2: Swift goes into the endzone on a 10-yard touchdown run, handing Georgia a 28-7 lead.
6:11 Q2: Another Georgia score. Jake Fromm links up with George Pickens for a passing touchdown on a three-play, 80-yard drive. Bulldogs now ahead 35-7.
2:11 Q2: Bulldogs continue to pour it on. A Zamir White six-yard rushing touchdown makes it 42-7.
9:33 Q3: Murray State gets it first score since the first quarter, returning a Georgia interception 35 yards for a touchdown, cutting the lead to 42-14.
5:22 Q3: Stetson Bennett completes it to Demetris Robertson for a 15-yard touchdown. Georgia up 49-14.
1:18 Q3: Gabriel Vicente completes a 10-play drive with a 26-yard field goal, making it 49-17.
10:49 Q4: Bennett goes to Dominick Blaylock for a 25-yard passing touchdown. Georgia textends the lead to 56-17.
Final: Georgia tacks on one more touchdown, sending the Bulldogs to a 63-17 blowout win.
Northern Colorado vs. No. 22 Washington State
9:25 Q1: Aaron Gordon completes an eight-yard passing touchdown to give Washington State its first points of the day, making it 7-0.
6:02 Q1: Northern Colorado ties it up at 7 as Milo Hall records an 11-yard rushing touchdown.
2:52 Q1: WSU wraps up an eight-play drive with a 21-yard pass from Gordon to Max Borghi. Cougars up 14-7.
13:56 Q2: Borghi gets his second touchdown score of the day with a two-yard run. Washington State leads 21-7.
3:50 Q2: Collin Root drills a 50-yard field goal, making it 21-10.
0:03 Q2: Mazza connects on a 20-yard goal shortly before halftime to add to WSU’s lead, now 24-10.
11:43 Q3: Gordon with another passing touchdown to Easop Winston on the seven-yard completion, extending Washington State’s advantage to 31-10.
Final: Washington State continues to pull away in the second half as it dominates en route to a 59-17 win.
South Dakota vs. No. 4 Oklahoma
8:30 Q1: Jalen Hurts picks up where he left off from the Houston win, hitting CeeDee Lamb for a three-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
0:43 Q1: Hurts strikes again, dropping an eight-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Hall for a 14-0 advantage.
13:08 Q2: Another Oklahoma touchdown on the board as Kennedy Brooks punches it in from 13 yards away to make it 21-0.
0:41 Q2: Now it’s 28-0 after a Jalen Hurts passing touchdown to Charleston Rambo, a seven-yard touchdown completion.
No. 18 UCF vs. Florida Atlantic
13:23 Q1: UCF is the first on the board. Greg McCrae scores on a six-yarder to go up 7-0.
9:36 Q1: Dillon Gabriel lofts it to an open Jacob Harris for a 57-yard touchdown strike to go ahead 14-0.
6:01 Q2: UCF continues it hot start, leading 21-0 after a Adrian Killins Jr. for an 11-yard passing touchdown.
Tulane vs. No. 10 Auburn
10:13 Q1: Merek Glover hits a 45-yard field goal, giving Tulane the first three points of the game, a 3-0 lead.
13:00 Q2: Bo Nix completes it to Will Hastings for the touchdown score. Auburn grabs a 7-3 lead.
UT Martin vs. No. 11 Florida
8:45 Q1: Evan McPherson knocks through a 32-yard field goal to put Florida up 3-0.
8:35 Q2: Feleipe Franks continues his perfect start to the game, hitting Van Jefferson for the score to make it 10-0.
Buffalo vs. No. 15 Penn State
8:50 Q1: Sean Clifford to Jahan Dotson for a 28-yard score to give Penn State a 7-0 lead.
No. 6 LSU vs. No. 9 Texas
8:04 Q1: Cade York knocks in a 36-yard field goal as LSU is the first to put points on the board, leading 3-0.
10:29 Q2: Sam Ehlinger completes it to Brennan Eagles deep downfield for a 55-yard touchdown pass. Texas is on the board and leads 7-3.
Nevada vs No. 16 Oregon
6:13 Q1: Brandon Talton hits a 24-yard field goal off a long Nevada drive to hand the Wolf Pack a 3-0 lead early.
3:56 Q1: Boom. Oregon responds to the Nevada field goal with a 66-yard touchdown pass via Justin Herbert to make it 7-3.
10:38 Q2: Another Talton kick makes it 7-6. This one was from 45 yards out.
Western Michigan vs. No. 19 Michigan State
13:26 Q1: Brian Lewerke guides Michigan State down the field on a four-play, 79-yard drive, ending with a two-yard touchdown pass to Matt Dotson. It’s 7-0 in favor of Michigan State.
8:14 Q1: Michigan State takes advantage of Western Michigan’s missed field goal by marching down the field and cashing in a two-yard La’Darius Jefferson run to make it 14-0.
1:59 Q1: Lewerke adds another touchdown, this time to Darrell Stewart Jr. for a 42-yard score. MSU leads 21-0.