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Winners and losers from Week 2 in college football

Week 2 of the college football season came with plenty of heroes and a few goats as well. College Football 24/7 takes a look some draft prospects who made some noise, for better or worse.


Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC

The USC star was revealed to be a much bigger winner Saturday than a 45-7 win over Utah State alone would indicate. Jackson's mother joined her son for a postgame interview, in which she revealed she has won a battle with breast cancer. Vianca Jackson said she missed her son's games last year due to the cancer fight, and in USC's home opener against the Aggies, Adoree' returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown.

Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky

One of College Football 24/7's most freakish athletes of 2016, Taylor gave NFL scouts a look at what he can do against tougher competition than Conference USA can provide. Against Alabama's vaunted defense, Taylor caught nine passes for 121 yards in an otherwise forgettable day for the Hilltoppers, who lost 38-10.

Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan

As half of one of the nation's most talented receiving duos, along with Jehu Chesson, Darboh made the most of five catches (two touchdowns, 111 yards). He got behind the UCF secondary for a 45-yard touchdown throw from Wilton Speight, and by the end of the day, he had passed the career 100-catch mark.

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

The Cardinals' dynamic dual-threat quarterback made Syracuse's defenders look like 11 cardboard cut-outs Friday night in a 62-28 win, becoming the first FBS quarterback to throw for 400-plus yards and rush for at least 175 in a single game. He threw for 411, rushed for 199, and set up next week's showdown with Florida State as a potential Heisman Trophy statement game.

Ejuan Price, DE, Pitt

Had you told Price before the game that he would make just two tackles on the day, he probably wouldn't have expected to make much of an impact. But how's this for getting the most out of two stops: both came in the backfield (including a sack), and both caused fumbles.


Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami

The Hurricanes junior threw two interceptions and no touchdown passes against a Florida Atlantic team that didn't figure to pose much of a challenge for one of the college game's most talented passers. It was the first time Kaaya has thrown two interceptions in a game since his freshman year in 2014, and it was just the third game in his career in which he hasn't thrown for a touchdown. Kaaya had a problem overthrowing receivers Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post, and finished 17 of 31 for 191 yards in a 38-10 win.

Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, Clemson

In a tight game with Troy that shouldn't have been tight to begin with, McCloud appeared to give the Tigers some breathing room with a punt return for a touchdown, but officials ruled he dropped the ball just before crossing the goal line, saving seven points and giving Troy a touchback. To steal a phrase from a Jacksonville Jaguars-era Tom Coughlin, McCloud certainly showed a "callous disregard for the ball."

Chuma Edoga, OL, USC

Edoga was tossed out of USC's game with Utah State for making contact with a game official. That's never a good look for a player, even if it appeared the referee grabbed him by the jersey first.

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