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Winners and losers from Week 2 in college football


The second weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes a look at who had a Week 2 to remember, and who needs to turn the page.

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Jim Harbaugh:A win over OSU in his first season? That's all Michigan fans want from their new $40 million man, right? Harbaugh paid his first dividend with a 35-7 win over Oregon State in the Wolverines' home opener. Nice, but not the OSU he'll be judged against.

Connor Cook: The Michigan State quarterback exacted his revenge from a loss to Oregon last year with a home win over the Ducks.

Dalvin Cook: The Florida State sophomore running back turned in the second-best rushing performance in Seminoles history with 266 yards on 30 carries in a 34-14 rout of South Florida.

DeShone Kizer: The Notre Dame backup quarterback launched a game-winning touchdown pass with 12 seconds left against Virginia. Unfortunately for the Fighting Irish, he'll have a chance to throw a lot more.

Penn State's offensive line: A week after allowing QB Christian Hackenberg to be sacked 10 times (although Hackenberg is known to hold the ball too long sometimes), the Nittany Lions' front allowed no sacks in a 27-14 win over Buffalo on Saturday. Yes, this was Buffalo, and the next Khalil Mack isn't suiting up for the Bulls. But if you're Penn State's offense, confidence can come from any source these days -- even one from the Mid-American Conference.

Nick Chubb: Georgia's power rusher, who was the reason the Bulldogs' running game didn't suffer at all in Todd Gurley's suspension-plus-injury absence last year, brutalized the Vanderbilt defense to the tune of 189 yards on 19 carries.

Chad Kelly: The nephew of Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly lit up the scoreboard for Ole Miss, albeit, for the second consecutive week, against a completely outmanned opponent. This week's victim: Fresno State. Kelly completed 20-of-25 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns, plus a rushing score for good measure, in a 73-21 win. Having scored 149 points over two games, the Rebels and Kelly take their offensive show to Alabama next week for a more competitive test.


Christian Hackenberg:Despite the above-mentioned pass protection, the quarterback with all the tools scouts love still isn't doing much to move the chains. His combined two-game stats for the year: 25 of 52 for 231 yards and one touchdown. And the Big Ten schedule hasn't even started yet. This week's possible scapegoat: the weather. It rained so hard in PSU's win over Buffalo, the Nittany Lions mascot used an umbrella.

Kelvin Taylor: The Florida running back and son of former Jacksonville Jaguars star Fred Taylor found himself on the wrong side of UF coach Jim McElwain Saturday after a 15-yard penalty for making a throat-slashing gesture. McElwain, as easygoing a coach as there is in the game, showed an angry side like he never has before.

Louisville: Everybody's favorite coach, Bobby Petrino, is now 0-2 after Houston upended Louisville, 34-31. A coach known for getting the best out of his quarterbacks started a true freshman Saturday in Lamar Jackson, a dynamic athlete with a lot left to learn.

Bret Bielema: Just four days after taking a jab at Ohio State's schedule, the Arkansas coach lost to Toledo at home, 16-12. He noted that the Razorbacks face eight ranked teams, while the defending national champions have only one on their schedule. It's the unranked, apparently, that should be Bielema's bigger concern.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks lost QBConnor Mitch to a separated shoulder, according to coach Steve Spurrier.After a loss to Kentucky, it's shaping up to be an awfully long year for the Gamecocks.

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