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College Football Week 2: Scores and highlights from Penn State, Alabama, Texas, Colorado

News from around the country for Week 2 of the college football season.

Highlights: Penn State crushes Delaware in Week 2
Running back Nicholas Singleton rushed for three touchdowns to propel Penn State to a dominating 63-7 victory vs. Delaware in Week 2 at Beaver Stadium.

College football Week 2 kicked into high gear on Saturday, September 9, highlighted by No. 3 Alabama visiting No. 11 Texas.

This live blog will track all the happenings of college football Saturday with a focus on the Big Ten, specifically Delaware vs. No. 7 Penn State (Noon ET on Peacock) and Charlotte vs. Maryland (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Peacock).

    Big Ten Week 2 Schedule and Scores

    Friday, September 8

    • Indiana State 7-41 Indiana
    • Illinois 23-34 Kansas

    Saturday, September 9

    • Youngstown State 7-35 Ohio State
    • Delaware 7-63 Penn State
    • Nebraska 14-36 Colorado
    • Purdue 24-17 Virginia Tech
    • Iowa 20-13 Iowa State
    • UNLV 7-35 Michigan
    • Richmond 14-45 Michigan State
    • UTEP 7-38 Northwestern
    • Charlotte 20-38 Maryland
    • Temple 7-36 Rutgers
    • Wisconsin 22-31 Washington State
    • Eastern Michigan 6-25 Minnesota
    Updates
    Washington State knocks off No. 19 Wisconsin

    RUSH THE FIELD!

    Score update from around the country

    FINAL:

    • Austin Peay 13-30 Tennessee
    • SMU 11-28 Oklahoma
    • Lafayette 7-42 Duke
    • Oregon 38-30 Texas Tech
    • Texas 34-24 Alabama
    • Grambling State 10-72 LSU
    • Wisconsin 22-31 Washington State
    • Southern Miss. 13-66 Florida State
    • UC Davis 7-55 Oregon State
    • Stanford 10-56 USC
    • Auburn 14-10 Cal
    FINAL: Maryland rallies to beat Charlotte 38-20

    After a slow start, and a valiant effort from Charlotte, Maryland wins at home.

    Tagovailoa —> Prather —> TD!

    A bomb for the younger Tagovailoa to get Maryland up 31-14 on Charlotte with 6 minutes to go.

    FINAL: 11 Texas beats 3 Alabama, 34-24

    Texas redeems itself in Tuscaloosa, a year after falling to Alabama, knocking off the Tide to improve to 2-0 after a hard-fought game.

    Saban is now 28-3 against former assistant coaches, with three different coaches — Steve Sarkisian, Jimbo Fisher, and Kirby Smart — knocking off their old boss and mentor.

    Are Texas, Florida State, and Miami ALL back???

    ...or is it premature only two weeks in?

    Maryland rolling after slow start

    Terps are hitting the gas and trying to put some distance between themselves and the 49ers.

    Up 24-14 early in the 4th.

    Deja Vu — Texas up 34-24 on Alabama

    It’s another 39-yard touchdown catch — this time from Texas’ Ewers to Mitchell. Another sky-high beauty that Mitchell reaches to catch but corrals in the empty end zone.

    Longhorns up 34-24 with 8 minutes to go.

    Defense has left Bryant-Denny Stadium...

    After only one TD in the 1st quarter (Texas), there have been four TDs in the past four minutes of play in the 3rd to 4th quarter.

    Edwards Jr. QB sneak gives Maryland lead vs. 49ers
    Edwards Jr. QB sneak gives Maryland lead vs. 49ers
    Backup QB Billy Edwards Jr. successfully completes a QB sneak to give Maryland its first touchdown of the game in the third quarter. Then, Taulia Tagovailoa completes a pass to Tai Felton for the two-point conversion.

    Quick strike from Bama

    Takes six plays, but Jalen Milroe hits Amari Niblack for a 39-yard TD while three Texas defenders trip and run into one another in an effort to stop him.

    Alabama goes for two, Milroe pumps once, chooses to wait, and then hits Isaiah Bond in the air to convert. Thinking on his feet pays off for the sophomore.

    Bama closes the gap to just two points — 27-25 early in the 4th.

    FOUR TDs in the last four minutes.

    After trailing the whole game, Maryland has taken its first lead of the game, scoring to get up 17-14 after a successful two-point conversion.

    Maryland was picked off on its next drive, but Charlotte was unable to capitalize and has since punted it away. 4th quarter coming up.

    Good one to watch on NBC & Peacock!

    Alabama takes the lead, Texas answers with two scores

    Alabama took its first lead of the night on a 5 play, 59-yard drive to go up 16-13 late in the 3rd.

    Texas answered with a score of its own over just 3 plays on the ensuing drive, making it 20-16, early in the 4th.

    On the first pass of the next drive for Alabama, Jalen Milroe was picked off by Jerrin Thompson. Jonathon Brooks ran it five yards for the score on the next play.

    Texas is now up 27-16, and this previously heavy defensive battle is quickly turning into a shootout.

    Tagovailoa feeds Hemby 37-yard screen pass
    Tagovailoa feeds Hemby 37-yard screen pass
    Taulia Tagovailoa sets up a perfect screen pass for Roman Hemby, who has room and makes an explosive play to get the first down in the second quarter vs. Charlotte.

    LSU’s Jayden Daniels in good company with Joey B

    Jayden Daniels just became the second player in LSU history to throw 5 touchdowns in a half! The only other player to do it? Now-legend Joe Burrow.

    LSU up on Grambling State — 42-10 — at the half.

    BIG Big Ten games coming up

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23! It’s going to be a good one!

    Texas misses field goal, still 13-9 (mid-3rd)

    Bert Auburn just missed a 42-yarder halfway through the 3rd, keeping this game close. It’s 13-9, Texas on top. That could come back to haunt the Longhorns.

    Ref bulldozed during Texas-Alabama game

    A ref officiating the Texas-Alabama game was just bulldozed during a play by two Tide and Longhorn players. Didn’t move for a moment before getting up. He has a large gash on his face and was escorted off the field, presumably for evaluation, by someone on the Alabama medical staff.

    Analysis: Maryland TD called back

    The Terps are down against Charlotte, 14-9, at the half.

    Texas band relegated to the nosebleeds

    HALFTIME: Texas 13 - Alabama 6, and other scores from around the country

    FINAL:

    • Charleston Southern 17-66 Clemson
    • UNLV 7-35 Michigan
    • Ole Miss 37-20 Tulane
    • Texas A&M 33-48 Miami (FL)
    • Tulsa 10-43 Washington
    • App State 34-40 North Carolina, 2OT

    Ongoing:

    • Austin Peay 13-30 Tennessee, Q4
    • SMU 11-28 Oklahoma, Q4
    • Lafayette 7-42 Duke, Q4
    • Oregon 18-13 Texas Tech, Halftime
    • Grambling State 10-28 LSU, Q2
    • Wisconsin 6-17 Washington State, Q2
    • Southern Miss 0-7 Florida State, Q1
    A DIME from Quinn Ewers — Texas 10 — Alabama 3

    After the Tide kicked a 42-yard field goal, Texas answered with a beautiful pass from Ewers to Worthy for a 44-yard touchdown.

    It’s 10-3, Texas on top, early in the 2nd quarter.

    UPSET ALERT: App State battling No. 17 UNC late in the 4th

    App State, the team notorious for knocking off ranked schools, is staying with No. 17 North Carolina late and currently trails 24-27 with less than 8 minutes left.

    Texas up 3-0 on Alabama after the 1st

    Alright, alright, alright — Texas came to play!

    Buckle in because this one is going to go a full four quarters.

    UPSET ALERT: Charlotte is up 14-0 on Maryland after an early pick six!

    Things are getting CRAZY early in Maryland!

    Find out how to watch and read our preview (that mentions Charlotte’s improved defense) here:

    How to watch Charlotte vs. Maryland: Time, TV/live stream, key storylines for Week 2 matchup - NBC Sports

    Biff Poggi is taking the Charlotte 49ers to the next level

    Touch Testudo for good luck!

    Saban and Sark cutting up before top 25 clash

    No. 3 Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his former assistant turned No. 11 Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian were seen cutting up midfield prior to kickoff.

    Last year, Bama visited Texas, winning 20-19. A year later, Texas makes the trip to Tuscaloosa with a little more experience at QB in Quinn Ewers and the chance to upset the perennial powerhouse once again.

    A popular stat: Saban is 28-2 against his former assistants, with Jimbo Fisher and Kirby Smart being the only two to best their mentor.

    Ole Miss all but shuts the door on Tulane with 56-yarder

    Ole Miss false starts on 4th and 1 —> 4th and 6, Kiffin decides to kick it 56 yards —> EASY make —> 30-20 with less than 2 minutes to go...

    Rebs followed it up with a forced fumble to scoop and score on the ensuing drive, making it 37-20.

    A close one in NOLA!

    No. 20 Ole Miss is up 27-20 on No. 24 Tulane with less than 3 minutes to go.

    Score update from around the country
    • FINAL: Notre Dame 45-24 NC State
    • Charleston Southern 17-66 Clemson, Q4
    • UNLV 0-28 Michigan, Q3
    • Ole Miss 10-17 Tulane, Q3
    • Texas A&M 17-14 Miami (FL), Q2
    • Austin Peay vs. Tennessee DELAYED
    • Tulsa 3-7 Washington, Q1
    • Appalachian State 0-0 North Carolina, Q1
    As one of his son’s coaches Michigan, Jim Harbaugh works the chains at his other son’s game

    While Jay Harbaugh coaches Michigan in his father’s absence, Jim Harbaugh is making the most of his three-game suspension.

    For game two, while his eldest holds down the fort with the Wolverines, Harbaugh spent the morning working the chains at his other son, Jack’s, football game.

    UPDATE: Clemson leading Charleston Southern, 52-17

    After Charleston Southern was able to get up early on Clemson, scoring two touchdowns to lead 14-7, Clemson has answered with six touchdowns and a field goal. All Charleston Southern has been able to muster was a field goal since its last lead. It’s been a shutout by the Tigers in the second half so far.

    Highlights: Penn State crushes Delaware in Week 2
    Highlights: Penn State crushes Delaware in Week 2
    Running back Nicholas Singleton rushed for three touchdowns to propel Penn State to a dominating 63-7 victory vs. Delaware in Week 2 at Beaver Stadium.

    The curious tale of Bradley Rozner... who’s playing his 8th year of college football

    NC State receiver Bradley Rozner is playing his eighth season of college football this fall.

    Rozner graduated from high school in 2016 and is now 26 years old.

    So how did Rozner get here?

    • 2016 at Cisco College (JUCO) = Injured first game, out for the season
    • 2017 at Cisco College = Injured in the spring, out for the season
      • Two years in, appeared in one game and had a torn ACL.
    • 2018 at Cisco College = played, catching 13 TD passes and 616 yards on 44 catches
    • 2019 at Rice University = leads Owls with 770 receiving and five TD catches
    • 2020 at Rice University = broken wrist, sits out for the shortened (COVID) five-game season
    • 2021 at Rice University = tore his other ACL in the opener against Arkansas, out for the season
    • 2022 at Rice University = career=best 876 yards with 10 touchdowns
    • 2023 at NC State

    Read more about this unique story here.

    North Carolina honoring Tez Walker after NCAA denies his eligibility for season

    If you didn’t already read the scathing statement from UNC head coach Mack Brown on Devontez ‘Tez’ Walker’s eligibility for 2023 being denied by the NCAA, it’s well worth the read.

    UNC plays Appalachian State today and will sport No. 9 stickers on the players’ helmets in Tez’s honor. Walker will also be the honorary captain and join the other three captains for the pregame coin toss on the field.

    Allar credits PSU fans in win vs. Delaware
    Allar credits PSU fans in win vs. Delaware
    Drew Allar discusses the depth of the Penn State offense and his own rushing score following the team's commanding Week 2 victory over Delaware in front of a big crowd at Happy Valley.

    Score update from around the country (FINAL - Noon kickoffs)

    FINAL:

    • Youngstown State 7-35 Ohio State
    • Delaware 7-63 Penn State
    • Utah 20-13 Baylor
    • Troy 13-42 Kansas State
    • Ball State 3-45 Georgia
    • Nebraska 14-36 Colorado

    Resumed from weather delay:

    • Notre Dame 17-7 NC State

    Other games:

    • Charleston Southern 17-21 Clemson, Q2
    Coach Prime proves the first time wasn’t a fluke

    Deion Sanders walked onto Folsom Field Saturday afternoon with the hopes of proving that his new team’s win over TCU last week wasn’t a fluke.

    A three-point favorite coming in, No. 22 Colorado wasn’t perfect against Nebraska, but the Buffs got it done in their home opener, winning 36-14.

    Shedeur Sanders, Deion’s son, went 31-for-42, 393 yards, and two touchdowns.

    After going 1-11 in 2022, pre-Sanders, Colorado is now 2-0, selling out games, and its fans are storming the field — talk about turning a program around.

    Penn State beats Delaware 63-7

    Today’s win by Penn State is tied for the third most points in a game in the James Franklin era.

    UPSET ALERT: Charleston Southern up 14-7 on No. 25 Clemson

    It’s late in the first quarter, but Charleston Southern (FCS) is leading No. 25 Clemson, 14-7.

    Here’s the pick six that made it happen:

    PENN STATE PICK SIX!

    Penn State 56-7 Delaware at the start of the fourth quarter.

    Watch the final 15 minutes on Peacock.

    No. 24 Tulane without QB1 against No. 20 Ole Miss

    No. 24 Tulane is hosting No. 20 Ole Miss this afternoon in NOLA, but the Green Wave will be without its starting quarterback in one of the only top 25 matchups this Saturday.

    Pratt injured his knee late in the team’s win over South Alabama last week. He was expected to warm up but did not join the other quarterbacks during pregame.

    Last week, Pratt was nearly perfect in the Green Wave’s 37-17 win over the Jaguars, going 14-for-15, 294 yards, and four touchdowns. The one incompletion was charted as a drop.

    WATCH: NC State’s brand new video board goes out after lightning strike

    Bama Rush X Paul Finebaum

    Wait for ittttt...

    Penn State 49 — Delaware 7

    Penn State recovers a fumble by Marcus Yarns and is able to convert for a Nittany Lions touchdown.

    If you’re wondering where Juice Kiffin is today...

    After making headlines as the goodest boy in college football last week, Juice Kiffin will be watching the Rebels take on Tulane from home this week, as the game is taking place at Tulane in New Orleans.

    Juice is not amused!

    Have you seen Colorado’s new Touchdown Throne?

    Score update from around the country (Halftime - Noon kickoffs)

    At the half...

    • Youngstown State 7-28 Ohio State
    • Delaware 7-35 Penn State
    • Utah Utes 3-10 Baylor
    • Troy 10-21 Kansas State
    • Ball State 0-31 Georgia
    • Nebraska 0-13 Colorado

    Note: Notre Dame vs. North Carolina is in a weather delay.

    Colorado strikes first against Nebraska

    Deion Sanders’ headline-making Colorado team is up 13-0 on Nebraska at the half after a scoreless first quarter gave way to two field goals and a touchdown in the second for the Buffs.

    The touchdown came on the first play after Colorado picked off Nebraska. Shedeur Sanders, Deion’s son, completed a 30-yard pass to Tar’Varish Dawson for the score.

    Notre Dame vs. NC State in weather delay

    Weather isn’t cooperating for the NC State vs. Notre Dame game, and the stadium has been evacuated, game postponed for the time being.

    Craziest interception you’ll see today

    Georgia’s Chaz Chambliss knows how to think on his feet... or his opponent’s feet to be exact.

    Chambliss picked off a completely oblivious Ball State player, who was battling with a defender as his QB tossed the ball to his feet. He kicked his foot back, hits the ball, and Chambliss is there, corralling the ball in a moment that was one part luck and one part talent.

    Georgia started the second quarter against Ball State 0-0. The Bulldogs are now up 31-0 at the half.

    Singleton with the first-half hat trick! Penn State 28-Delaware 7

    Nicholas Singleton’s stats so far this game:

    11 carries for 52 yards (4.7 average) and 3 TDs

    Here’s how this week’s early matchups shaped up

    Thursday, September 7

    • Murray State 0-56 Louisville

    Friday, September 8

    • Stony Brook 14-35 Rhode Island
    • Indiana State 7-41 Indiana
    • Barton 33-31 Davidson
    • Illinois 23-34 Kansas
    Penn State responds —> 21-7 over Delaware

    Watch live, exclusively on Peacock!

    The first Ralphie Run of the season!

    No. 22 Colorado is taking on Nebraska for its home opener.

    Here come the Blue Hens! Penn State 14-7 Delaware

    The crossover you didn’t know you needed

    Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest legend Joey Chestnut is in Athens, Georgia, today watching the defending two-time champion Georgia take on Ball State!

    Chestnut can add MC to his list of many talents after leading the “Let’s go Georgia” chant prior to kickoff.

    Kaytron Allen for 6! Penn State 14-0 Delaware

    Penn State strikes first, 7-0 vs. Delaware

    Welcome into our Week 2 live blog of college football Saturday!

    Early matchups we’re watching:

    • Delaware vs. 7 Penn State, exclusively on Peacock
    • Nebraska vs. 22 Colorado
    • 10 Notre Dame vs. NC State
    • 12 Utah vs. Baylor

    Follow along with us all day!

    Colorado, Duke surge into the AP Top 25 after huge upsets; FSU climbs into top five


    No. 21 Duke and No. 22 Colorado moved into the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll Tuesday after scoring the biggest upsets of the opening weekend of the season and No. 4 Florida State jumped into the top five after its resounding victory over LSU in Week 1’s marquee game.

    Georgia remained No. 1 with 58 first-place votes and Michigan held steady at No. 2 with two first-place votes.

    No. 3 Alabama moved up a spot and Florida State climbed four places and received the remaining three first-place votes after beating LSU, 45-24. The Seminoles are in the top five for the first time since the beginning of the 2017 season.

    Ohio State rounded out the top five in the AP’s first regular-season poll of the season.

    Here’s how the rest of the Top 25 looks heading into Week 2:

    AP Top 25 Poll as of Sept. 5

    1. Georgia (58 first-place votes)
    2. Michigan (2)
    3. Alabama
    4. Florida State (3)
    5. Ohio State
    6. USC
    7. Penn State
    8. Washington
    9. Tennessee
    10. Notre Dame
    11. Texas
    12. Utah
    13. Oregon
    14. LSU
    15. Kansas State
    16. Oregon State
    17. North Carolina
    18. Oklahoma
    19. Wisconsin
    20. Ole Miss
    21. Duke
    22. Colorado
    23. Texas A&M
    24. Tulane
    25. Clemson

    Things We Learned: ‘Are you not entertained’ by Notre Dame’s explosive offense?


    It would be hard to not be entertained. Notre Dame has scored 11 touchdowns on Sam Hartman’s 12 drives, the exception ending in a missed field goal. Nine different players have found the end zone when Hartman takes the snap.

    No advanced stats are necessary — the Irish have gained 97 percent of their available yardage with Hartman at the helm — 77 points in less than six quarters is a blunt instrument of clarity. No. 13 Notre Dame (2-0) is entertaining with Hartman at quarterback, even if he was on the field for only half of the Irish victory against FCS-level Tennessee State (0-1) on Saturday, 56-3.

    Read more here.

    Best moments around college football in Week 1
    Best moments around college football in Week 1
    The Big Ten College Countdown crew runs through the top highlights from around college football in Week 1, including Big Ten teams Wisconsin, Ohio State, Indiana and Purdue.

    Big Ten Betting Power Rankings - Week 2


    Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes stole the show during Week 1 of the College Football season. After going unranked in many preseason polls, the Buffaloes became America’s team and found themselves comfortably in many Top 25s.

    Without further ado, I present you the Big Ten Betting Power Rankings. Each week, Vaughn Dalzell and I break down every game in the Big Ten and list out actionable betting information for every game. Unlike your traditional power rankings, these rankings don’t care if a team is good or bad… only if they can make us money that week.

    Read more here.

    How to watch Saturday’s NBC Sports Big Ten Football games