The Big 12 began the day with an awful showing as Iowa State and Kansas State each lost at home to Sun Belt foes. But the league’s powers brought plenty of force later in the day as Oklahoma and Texas both cruised to easy wins. The Sooners jumped out to a 31-0 first quarter lead over Missouri State and glided to a 48-0 victory, while Texas scored on its first offensive play en route to a 59-3 win over UTEP.
Both programs have league title and College Football Playoff aspirations behind quarterbacks who are expected to have big seasons, and both delivered impressive opening performances. Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler completed 14-of-17 passes for 291 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions while playing only two quarters in his first start for the Sooners. Not to be outdone, Texas’ Sam Ehlinger threw for 429 yards and five touchdowns … in one half.
The two were among the standouts from the first Saturday of college football that featured Power Five teams in action. The day included upsets, thrilling finishes and plenty of highlights. CBS Sports covered it all.
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College football scores — Week 2
No. 18 North Carolina 31, Syracuse 6 — Box score
Louisiana 31, No. 23 Iowa State 14 —
No. 10 Notre Dame 27, Duke 13 — Recap
Georgia Tech 16, Florida State 13 — Recap
No. 5 Oklahoma 41, Missouri State 0 — Box score
No. 1 Clemson 37, Wake Forest 13 — Recap, takeaways
No. 14 Texas 59, UTEP 3 — Box score
Check out the complete Week 2 scoreboard