Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Here is the best of the rest for week 2 in college football.  On Thursday I gave you what I believed would be the 4 best games of the day.   But many times that is not often the case.  Here are a few more games in college football week 2 to keep an eye on.  These games could have an impact on the college football playoff down the road.

Louisville at UCF 7:30pm Friday night ESPN 2

The Cardinals season and Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Syracuse went about as poorly as it possibly could during an ugly 31-7 loss.  Now they have to try and regroup on the road in Orlando at The Bounce House.  The Knights routed South Carolina State 56-10 in their opener last Thursday, and one of the catalysts was quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, who rolled up 407 yards of offense.  Last season, Louisville beat visiting UCF 42-35 with Cunningham putting up 364 yards — 265 yards and a touchdown through the air and 99 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

South Carolina at 16 Arkansas, Saturday Noon ET on ESPN

Can South Carolina rejuvenate itself in year 2 under Shane Beamer much like Arkansas did in year 2 under Sam Pittman?  A win on Saturday in Fayetteville would go a long way, and so would the Spencer Rattler from 2 seasons ago.  Rattler threw for 200 yards and a TD in South Carolina’s win over Georgia State, he was picked off twice.  In week 1, Arkansas handed Cincinnati it’s first regular season loss since 2019.

Appalachian State at 6 Texas A&M, Saturday 3:30 ET on ESPN2

Aggies QB Haynes King threw for over 350 yards but was picked off twice in the season-opening shutout win over Sam Houston.  The Mountaineers have lost their last 2 games against Power 5 opponents by 2 points each.  (At UNC in Week 1 and at Miami last year).  Their last 6 games against Power 5 opponents have been decided by a combined 20 points.  App State is 2-4 in those games.

Southern Miss at 15 Miami, Saturday Noon ET on ACC Network

The Mario Cristobal era opened with a bang in Week 1, as the Canes took care of Bethune-Cookman, 70-13.  QB Tyler Van Dyke was flawless in the win, and RB Henry Parrish Jr. added over 100 yards and 3 TD on the ground.  Southern Miss features RB Frank Gore Jr., the son of the former Hurricanes RB by the same name. Gore Jr. rushed for 178 yards and 2 TD in the Golden Eagles’ 4 OT season-opening loss to Liberty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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