Make all the “Texas is coming back” jokes you want.
On Saturday, the Longhorns earned some major bragging rights with a big 34-24 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Texas quarterback Quinn Evers threw for 349 yards and three touchdowns as he led big play after big play in the second half. The Crimson Tide simply couldn’t keep up.
Earlier in the day, Coach Prime’s crew had all eyes on the Buffs again. After a slow start, Colorado found its rhythm offensively in the second half and ran with things against Nebraska. Meanwhile, Utah didn’t escape a tough road matchup at Baylor in a dramatic finish.
In another intriguing non-conference matchup, Hurricanes QB Tyler Van Dyke threw for 374 yards and five touchdowns as Miami beat No. 1 Texas A&M 48-33. Won against 23.
And no. No. 20 Ole Miss used a big second-half surge to pull away from No. 24 Tulane for a stunning road win.
The best matchup of the day has Alabama hosting Texas. It’s also a weekend where many ranked teams go on the road to face unranked opponents, so there will be plenty of upset opportunities in Week 2.
(All times are Eastern Time.)
Time: 7:30 pm | ABC | Line: Wisconsin -5.5 | Total: 58
The Luke Fickell era got off to a slow start last week at home against Buffalo, but the Badgers (unsurprisingly) found success on the ground and made a late run in the game. Chez Mellusi and Braelon Allen both rushed for over 140 yards in a 38-17 victory. On the other hand, the Cougars aerial program starring Cam Ward picked up right where they left off last season. The junior threw for 451 yards and three TDs in a 50-24 win over Colorado State. Can the Badgers slow down Ward in Pullman?