The 2013 college football season certainly started out with a bang last week with some dominant performances and some big upsets. The biggest upset of the week goes to the Eastern Washington Eagles who bested the #25 ranked Oregon State Beavers 49-46. It’s one thing for any ranked team to lose to an unranked opponent in the opening week but, what makes matters worse is that Eastern Washington is a lowly FCS team (formerly NCAA Division I-AA). Not a good week to be a Beaver fan! The other big upset was #19 Boise State Broncos losing to the Washington Huskies. While Boise State losing to a PAC-12 team isn’t shocking by any means, getting blown out 38-6 certainly is.
In addition to the upsets noted above, week 1 was also filled with great drama and story lines. In perhaps the most interesting game Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the #7 Texas A&M Aggies took on the Rice Owls. The game itself wouldn’t normally be all that interesting except for the fact that the Aggies star quarterback was suspended for the first half of the game due to some questionable off season behavior that included signing autographs for a shady memorabilia dealer. Johnny football came in after halftime and did not disappoint. He threw 3 touchdown passes on 6/8 passing and 94 yards. If that wasn’t enough to keep the eye balls glued to the field, Manziel mimiced signing an autograph while getting up from a tackle and later was ejected for unsportmanslike conduct for pointing at the scoreboard after a TD pass in the fourth quarter. Regardless of what you think of Manziel and the Aggies, they will be interesting to watch all season long.
Even with all the exciting college football that took place in the opening week, it should be even more exciting in week 2. In our GOTW (game of the week), #17 Michigan will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Both teams are coming off impressive week 1 wins. The Wolverines hold the series edge against the Irish and will be looking for revenge from last season. Check out our list below for the full list of the Top 10 College Football game of week 2:
Week 2 Top 10 College Football Games (2013)
- #17 Michigan Wolverines vs #14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- #5 Georgia Bulldogs vs #6 South Carolina Gamecocks
- Virginia Cavaliers vs #3 Oregon Ducks
- #22 Northwestern Wildcats vs Syracuse Orange
- #16 Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers
- Miami Hurricanes vs #10 Florida Gators
- BYU Cougars vs #15 Texas Longhorns
- #2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs San Diego State
- #18 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Miss
- #7 Texas A&M Aggies vs Sam Houston Stateadf