UNDATED (AP) — A couple of conference games are the only ones matching ranked teams in week two of the college football season. No. 3 Georgia faces what could be its toughest SEC East test when it goes to newly ranked and No. 24 South Carolina. Stanford star Bryce Love tries to get his Heisman campaign revved up against USC, and Kansas coach David Beaty looks to break the Jayhawks’ long road losing streak
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two of the nation’s best offensive minds will meet when Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley matches wits with UCLA coach Chip Kelly on Saturday. Riley took over as Oklahoma’s head coach last year, and the Sooners led the nation in total offense and quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy. Kelly’s offenses at Oregon were among the nation’s best, and he had success with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles before returning to the college ranks.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nick Fitzgerald will be back under center when No. 18 Mississippi State visits Kansas State on Saturday. The Bulldogs’ star quarterback was hurt late last season, then was suspended for the season opener. Kansas State counters with a pair of quarterbacks, Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson, who have experience from last season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dropped out of the Top 25, Texas will try to regroup against Tulsa on Saturday. The Longhorns can’t afford another stumble in a game they are heavily favored to win. Texas hasn’t started 0-2 since 1992. The Longhorns will face a Golden Hurricanes team that went 1-10 last season and rallied to beat Central Arkansas last week.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas says offensive lineman Patrick Hudson was treated in intensive care and remains hospitalized because of a heat illness this week in practice. He was taken by ambulance when team trainers couldn’t get his body temperature down even when he was placed in a cold tub. Texas medical staff say Hudson’s condition is improving but gave no details. Coach Tom Herman said Hudson is no longer in intensive care and his vital signs are “great.” He will not play Saturday against Tulsa.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State sophomore basketball player Cameron Lard is opening up about some of his offseason trouble. Lard left the program for a stint in a wellness center over the summer. He says he was living a “double life” last season and has grown close with Chris Herren, a former basketball player who struggled with substance abuse issues. Lard says he has found a strong support group and he can’t “mess up” again.
DALLAS (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson always views SMU as a 50-50 game even though the No. 16 Horned Frogs have dominated the series the past two decades. Patterson says it’s a rivalry game. TCU has won 16 of the last 18 games between the old Southwest Conference rivals. The Frogs lost at SMU in 2005, a week after opening with a win at No. 5 Oklahoma. SMU won in overtime in 2011 before TCU won 12 games in a row into the next season.
UNDATED (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers starting quarterback Taylor Cornelius something a dinosaur. Cornelius is 22 and one of the older quarterbacks in the Big 12. He waited and is finally the starter as a fifth-year senior. Four of the starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 in Week One started their college careers at other Power Five schools: West Virginia’s Will Grier, Iowa State’s Kyle Kempt, Kansas senior Peyton Bender and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.