College football Week 2 winners and losers: SEC, Notre Dame falter

There have been higher days for the SEC.

The nation’s strongest convention — uh, we predict — had a reasonably depressing Saturday, beginning with No.1 Alabama’s sweat-inducing shut shave as an enormous favourite in opposition to No. 22 Texas.

While the Crimson Tide survived, 20-19, the slim win raises some questions in regards to the workforce’s place atop the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

At least Alabama escaped what would have been a horrible loss.

no 6 Texas A&M misplaced 17-14 to Appalachian State, sending the Aggies tumbling within the early Bowl Subdivision pecking order and reinforcing one thing each Power Five program ought to tattoo on their brow: Don’t schedule the Mountaineers — not at residence, not away, not ever

Missouri was blitzed by former border-state rival Kansas State in a 40-12 loss. The Tigers have been pushed round by the Wildcats’ terrific operating recreation, paced once more by star operating again Deuce Vaughn, and have been finally doomed by a run of 4 interceptions in as many drives within the second half.

In one other Power Five crossover matchup, Vanderbilt misplaced 45-25 to No. 21 Wake Forest and quarterback Sam Hartman, who threw for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns after lacking the season opener.

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