As Week 2 of the college football season gets underway, we can look forward to more thrills, chills, and highlights galore! Let’s take a look at some of this week’s featured matchups.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has the Maryland Terrapins 🐢 hosting the #21 Syracuse Orange 🍊, the Western Carolina Catamounts 😸 on the road at the N.C. State Wolfpack 🐺, the South Florida Bulls 🐂 at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 🐝, and the #12 Texas A&M Aggies 🤠 in a showdown with the defending champion #1 Clemson Tigers 🐅.
The Big Ten has the the #7 Michigan Wolverines 🦡 hosting the Army Black Knights 🏰 in Ann Arbor, the Vanderbilt Commodores ⚓️ on the road at the Purdue Boilermakers 🍺, the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes 🍂 in a home-stand against the Cincinnati Bearcats 🐱, the Illinois Fighting Illini 🏹 head east to play the Connecticut Huskies 🐺, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 🏰 will try for the upset at the #20 Iowa Hawkeyes 🐤.
The Southeastern Conference features the West Virginia Mountaineers ⛰ taking on the Missouri Tigers 🐯 in Columbia, the Tennessee Volunteers 🔶⚪️ hosting the BYU Cougars 🐆, the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide 🐘 playing a cupcake game against the visiting New Mexico State Aggies 🤠, the #3 Georgia Bulldogs 🐶 in a similarly lopsided matchup with the Murray State Racers 🚗, and the Tulane Green Wave 🌊 are playing the #10 Auburn Tigers 🐅.
In the Big 12, my Texas Tech Red Raiders 🏴☠️ are hosting the hapless UTEP Miners ⛏ in Lubbock, the Bowling Green Falcons 🦅 head to Manhattan to play the Kansas State Wildcats 😺, the South Dakota Coyotes 🐕 will face the #4 Oklahoma Sooners 👨🏻🌾 in Norman, and in what should be college football’s premiere weekend showdown, the #6 LSU Tigers 🐅 head to Austin to take on the #9 Texas Longhorns 🐂.
And finally, in the Pac-12 the Colorado Buffaloes 🐃 play the visiting #25 Nebraska Cornhuskers 🌽, the Nevada Wolf Pack 🐺, fresh off of last week’s upset over Purdue, face the #16 Oregon Ducks 🦆 in Eugene, the Northern Illinois Huskies 🐕 play the #14 Utah Utes 🏹, the #23 Stanford Cardinal 🚩 take on the USC Trojans ⚔️ in Los Angeles, and Mike Leach and the #22 Washington State Cougars 😺 host the visiting Northern Colorado Bears 🐻 .
Plenty of reasons to cheer!