Top-25 teams survive wild rides
Review: S. Carolina hangs on, Mississippi St. drops SEC opener
No. 2 LSU (2-0) defeated Northwestern State 49-3
LSU starter Jarrett Lee completed 9 of 10 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in the first half while Spencer Ware and Michael Ford each scored two TDs apiece.
No. 3 Alabama (2-0) defeated No. 23 Penn State 27-11
Alabama finished its sweep of a home-and-home series between the two storied programs as A.J. McCarron threw for 163 yards and a touchdown.
No. 5 Florida State (2-0) defeated Charleston Southern 62-10
Florida State got a career-best 329 yards and four touchdowns from EJ Manuel while Seminole defense limited Charleston Southern to 84 total yards.
No. 6 Stanford (2-0) defeated Duke 44-14
The Cardinal won their 10th consecutive game dating to last season as Andrew Luck threw a career-high-tying four TDs with 290 yards, including two scores to Coby Fleenor.
No. 8 Wisconsin (2-0) defeated Oregon State 35-0
Russell Wilson was 17 of 21 for 189 yards and three touchdowns in his second start for Wisconsin, which had its running game slowed through much of the first half.
No. 10 Nebraska (2-0) defeated Fresno State 42-29
Freshman Ameer Abdullah returned a kickoff 100 yards and QB Taylor Martinez's 46-yard touchdown run was part of a 166-yard day for the Huskers, who had to work harder than expected.
No. 11 Virginia Tech (2-0) defeated East Carolina 17-10
David Wilson ran for 138 yards and the Hokie defense completely shut down the Pirates' high-powered passing attack to give coach Frank Beamer his 200th win at the school.
No. 12 South Carolina (2-0) defeated Georgia 45-42
The Gamecocks scored twice off turnovers and a fake punt as they held on to knock off a mistake-prone Georgia in both teams’ Southeastern Conference opener.
No. 13 Oregon (2-0) defeated Nevada 69-20
A school-record-tying six TD passes from Darron Thomas and LaMichael James’ 67 yards rushing helped the Ducks rebound from a season-opening loss last weekend against LSU.
No. 14 Arkansas (2-0) defeated New Mexico 52-3
Marquel Wade’s 85-yard kickoff return TD – Arkansas’ third special teams score in two games -- and Tyler Wilson’s 259 passing yards and two TDs helped the Razorbacks to the easy win.
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No. 15 Ohio State (2-0) defeated Toledo 27-22
The Buckeyes returned a punt for a TD and Carlos Hyde ran for two more but OSU had to stop a fourth-down conversion in the final two minutes for the win.
No. 16 Mississippi State (1-1) lost to Auburn 41-34
Chris Relf came up short at the goal line on the final play as Auburn, which fell out of the rankings last week, rallied for the second consecutive game.
No. 17 Michigan State (2-0) defeated Florida Atlantic 44-0
B.J. Cunningham added five receptions for 73 yards to his resume as he broke a tie with Matt Trannon for the Spartans’ career catches lead.
No. 18 Florida (2-0) defeated UAB 39-0
Chris Rainey’s 119 rushing yards and Caleb Sturgis’s three field goals helped kick start the Gators, who have outgained their first two foes by a 979 to 349 margin.
No. 19 West Virginia (2-0) defeated Norfolk State 55-12
WVU started slow, trailing 12-10 at the half, but scored on its first seven possessions of the second half as Geno Smith threw for 371 yards and four scores.
No. 22 South Florida (2-0) defeated Ball State 37-7
After jumping into the rankings, the Bulls continued the hot hand as B.J. Daniels passed for a career-best 359 yards in the focused, dominating performance.
No. 24 Texas (2-0) defeated BYU 17-16
Case McCoy and David Ash came off the bench to revive the Longhorn offense and Cody Johnson scored the game-winner as UT rallied from a 13-3 halftime deficit.
No. 25 TCU (1-1) defeated Air Force 35-19
The Horned Frogs won their 18th consecutive Mountain West Conference game despite not having tailback Ed Wesley (shoulder) and linebacker Tanner Brock (foot) in the lineup.