No. 2 TCU 23, Minnesota 17: The most pivotal matchup of the 2014 season (as far as the post-head-to-head arguments between Baylor and TCU fans were concerned, at least) also happens to be the Playoff pick's top non-conference game this season.
How'd they look? Well, Heisman contender Trevone Boykin looked jittery, frequently overthrowing receivers, but that remodeled Big 12 defense held up respectably against the foreign attack that is one of the Big Ten's most Big Ten offenses. Until the end. Improvement is needed. [TCU recap * Minnesota recap * 3 things to know]
South Carolina 17, North Carolina 13 after these amazingly identical end zone INTs: The main thing to know about this game is those INTs, which turned a game the Heels should've won into a total baffler. Steve Spurrier isn't the proudest he's ever been, acknowledging after the game, "The football gods smiled on the Gamecocks tonight." [South Carolina recap * UNC recap]
Utah 24, Michigan 17: The Wolverines looked sporadic on offense, with new quarterback Jake Rudock throwing three picks under frequent torment. The Utes' defensive front, supposedly undergoing great overhaul, didn't miss a beat, but then again it was only Michigan's offense.
Oh, it was Jim Harbaugh's first game. He dropped a bunch of play sheets at one point, and that was pretty funny. His first on-field act as Michigan head coach: taking pregame snaps at quarterback. [Michigan recap * 3 things to know]
The rest of your FBS final scores
No. 22 Arizona 42, UTSA 32 [Arizona recap]
Ball State 48, VMI 36 [Ball State recap]
Duke 37, Tulane 7
FIU 15, UCF 14, and then the Panthers hit us with the first Gatorade shower of the year [UCF recap]
Fresno State 34, Abilene Christian 13
Hawaii 28, Colorado 20 on one of the dumbest endings you'll ever see
Nevada 31, UC Davis 17 [Nevada recap]
Ohio 45, Idaho 28 [Ohio recap]
Oklahoma State 24, Central Michigan 13 [Central Michigan recap]
San Jose State 43, New Hampshire 13
Toledo was beating Stony Brook, 16-7, but due to weather, the game will probably not be finished
Utah State 12, Southern Utah 9
Wake Forest 41, Elon 3 [Wake Forest recap]
Western Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 12, and you don't really need to watch any more of the Dores this year [WKU recap* Vandy recap]
The weekend's three funnest things so far
This Tulane punt snap really might be the worst ever. That's not even Internet speak.
We're pretty sure Conference USA's Western Kentucky had more fans at Vanderbilt than Vandy did, for a while at least.
And here's the Gamecock offense starting 2015 with a delay of game. After 250 days of prep!
The rest of the schedule
The full thing's here, but here are just the games with rankings implications. In some cases, those implications are generously assessed.
|7 p.m. ET||No. 4 Baylor||SMU||ESPN||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|7 p.m. ET||No. 5 Michigan State||Western Michigan||ESPNU||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|10:15 p.m. ET||Washington||No. 23 Boise State||ESPN||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|Noon ET||Louisiana-Monroe||No. 9 Georgia||SEC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|Noon ET||Tennessee-Martin||No. 17 Ole Miss||SEC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|Noon ET||No. 21 Stanford||Northwestern||ESPN||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|12:30 p.m. ET||Wofford||No. 12 Clemson||ACC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Louisville||No. 6 Auburn||CBS||cbssports.com/seclive|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Virginia||No. 13 UCLA||FOX||foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/|
|3:30 p.m. ET||UTEP||No. 18 Arkansas||ESPNU||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|3:30 p.m. ET||BYU||Nebraska||ABC||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Penn State||Temple||ESPN||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|4 p.m. ET||Southeast Missouri State||No. 24 Missouri||SEC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|4 p.m. ET||Bowling Green||No. 25 Tennessee||SEC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|7 p.m.. ET||No. 15 Arizona State||Texas A&M||ESPN||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|7 p.m. ET||Akron||No. 19 Oklahoma||FSN PPV|
|7 p.m. ET||Alabama A&M||Cincinnati||FCSN/FSOH||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Texas||No. 11 Notre Dame||NBC||stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/|
|7:30 p.m. ET||McNeese State||No. 14 LSU||SEC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Georgia Southern||West Virginia||FSN Affilliates||foxsports.com/foxsportsgo|
|7:30 p.m. ET||New Mexico State||Florida||SEC Network||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|7:30 p.m. ET||UNLV||Northern Illinois||CBS Sports Network|
|8 p.m. ET||No. 20 Wisconsin||No. 3 Alabama||ABC||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|8 p.m. ET||Eastern Washington||No. 7 Oregon||Pac-12 Networks||pac12.com/live|
|8 p.m. ET||Texas State||No. 10 Florida State||ESPNews||espn.go.com/watchespn|
|10 p.m. ET||Mississippi State||Southern Mississippi||Fox Sports 1||foxsports.com/foxsportsgo|
|11 p.m. ET||Arkansas State||No. 8 USC||Pac-12 Networks||pac12.com/live|
|3 p.m. ET||Purdue||Marshall||Fox Sports 1||foxsports.com/foxsportsgo|
|8 p.m. ET||No. 1 Ohio State||Virginia Tech||ESPN||espn.go.com/watchespn|
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