Intriguing Week 3 NCAA Football Matchups and Week 2 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Four of the top 5 teams won their games last week. The only top 5 team to lose, Ohio State, lost to #5 Oklahoma at home. Baker Mayfield picked apart the Buckeye defense and J.T. Barrett sputtered behind center.
#1 Alabama had a slow start against Fresno State, but easily finished them off 41-10 maintaining their #1 spot.
In the battle of the Tigers, Clemson trailed Auburn for most of the first half, before taking the lead right before halftime. Then they scored early in the third quarter and held on for the low scoring win.
The best-looking team of the week goes to the USC Trojans. They dismantled a good Stanford group on Saturday 42-24, amassing over 600 yards in offense (300+ in passing and rushing) and held Stanford to only 342 yards.
With a late field goal and a forced fumble on the final drive, the #15 Georgia Bulldogs edged out #24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 20-19.
Now, let’s take a look at week 3 and the exciting matchups coming our way:
Air Force vs. #7 Michigan
Saturday, September 16th 12:00pm ET
Air Force began its season with a 62-0 win against VMI. But #7 Michigan will likely be more than the Falcons can handle. Michigan is 2-0 and still riding their high from their week 1 victory over #17 Florida.
#23 Tennessee vs. #24 Florida
Saturday, September 16th 3:30pm ET
The 0-1 Florida Gators desperately need a win against the 2-0 Tennessee. The Vols squeaked out a week 1 win against Georgia Tech and easily beat Indiana State last week. But the Gators fizzled in their matchup against Big Ten powerhouse Michigan. Week 3 will be critical to the success of these teams, but who will come out on top?
#3 Clemson vs. #14 Louisville
Saturday, September 16th 8:00pm ET
These two teams are off to a great start. Clemson may have had trouble with a tough Auburn team last week, but Louisville’s defense is not as strong. However, Louisville and Heisman hopeful Lamar Jackson host the Tigers and look to continue their winning ways and high octane offense this Saturday.