What started as a defensive struggle in the first half ended in an offensive onslaught in the second half as LSU built a 20-7 halftime lead then watched Texas fight back within two points before eventually falling to the spirited Tigers 45-38. It was a huge road win for LSU which has sputtered offensively for several years. Tiger QB Joe Burrow will certainly get Heisman Trophy consideration for his performance of 31 of 39 passing for 471 yards.
Around the Nation Top teams kept pace with LSU as Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma blew out lesser opposition. Only Michigan was tested Saturday as Army traveled to the Big House and scared the mighty Wolverines by taking Michigan into double overtime before losing 24-21. The game was very reminiscent of last years Oklahoma game where Army almost pulled an huge upset before falling to the Sooners in the Palace on the Prairie 28-21. Clemson handled Texas A&M 24-10.
Mack Brown is 2-0 after another dramatic finish, this time North Carolina came from behind to defeat Miami (Fla.) 28-25. Maryland is raising eyebrows after the 2-0 Terps demolished favored Syracuse 63-20. Nebraska led old Big 8 rival Colorado 17-0 at the half and appeared to be rolling toward a great victory until the Buffaloes came to life in the second half, storming back to win in overtime 34-31. California stunned Washington in Seattle 20-19 in a game very few witnessed in the stands or on TV after a severe lightning storm delayed the game for over two hours. The conclusion finally came in dramatic fashion at 1:22 AM (PDT) 4:22 AM (EDT) by California kicking a 17 yard field goal with 8 seconds left on the clock. 18 year old reserve USC QB Kedon Slovis led the Trojans to a huge victory over Stanford 45-20. Tennessee appeared headed towards a much needed rebound win from last week’s disaster until BYU snatched away a 29-26 win in overtime. The Vols are 0-2 for the first time since 1988.