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3-0, 1st in Big 12

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The 10 teams that have accomplished the most so far this college football season. An average top-25 team would have had a 19% chance to go 3-0 with LSU's schedule.

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The 10 most likely teams to reach the College Football Playoff, per ESPN's Playoff Predictor.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on resetting the Sooners' offense this year under QB Kyler Murray, who is replacing Heisman winner Baker Mayfield: "We don't really feel like we're building it back up. You just start from where you're starting and make it as good as you can." Three games in under Murray, it's good.

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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on Iowa State, which is 0-2: "They're going to give people fits." Riley said the play of Cyclones' QB Zeb Noland was "eerily similar" to Kyle Kempt's performance in beating OU last year in Norman.

Oklahoma holds off feisty Iowa State (1:43)
Motley INT seals Sooners' win (0:40)
Noland's 4th down strike keeps Iowa State drive alive (0:17)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State is going to make this a four-quarter game against Oklahoma. The Cyclones have shown zero dropoff offensively with Zeb Noland in command. And if there's one running back in this game you want in a competitive fourth quarter, he's not on the OU sideline. It's David Montgomery, who scored to bring ISU within one touchdown here in the third.

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Kyler Murray at halftime in the heat at Iowa State: 13-of-17 passing for 268 yards and three touchdowns. The Cyclones made a push. Murray and the fifth-ranked Sooners pushed back harder.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Through the first quarter here at Iowa State, Oklahoma looks set to replace Rodney Anderson with more than one man. Trey Sermon played the opening series; Marcelias Sutton handled the next drive at running back, though Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown have taken care of all the heavy lifting as OU built a 10-0 lead.

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5dHeather Dinich

Which top-15 team playing away from home has the most to lose?

The road doesn't tend to be particularly friendly to playoff contenders. Of the 16 previous CFP semifinalists, six lost road games along the way. Here are the five top-15 teams in that danger zone this week.

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The breakout player for each Top 25 team

From high-profile recruits finally getting a chance to shine to some under-the-radar gems, these are the players exceeding expectations for the nation's top teams.


Campus Conversation: Week 2 Review, Bad Injuries, Superlatives

Matt Schick, Peter Burns & Heather Dinich discuss their biggest takeaways from Week 2 (10:05), their superlatives for the week (12:59), jump to conclusions about the season (24:10) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" on the Playoff predictor (38:52), Walk-Ons (44:24) & extra points (50:42).

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8dJake Trotter

Iowa St. QB Kempt (ankle) unsure for OU game

Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt is day-to-day with an ankle injury, and his availability for Saturday's game against No. 5 Oklahoma is up in the air.

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9dJake Trotter

Sooners lose Anderson (knee) for rest of season

Sooners star running back Rodney Anderson will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his knee on Saturday. It is his third season-ending injury at Oklahoma.

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The 10 best teams in college football.

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FPI significantly upgraded its opinion of Georgia and Penn State after expectation exceeding road wins from each. That has led to improved projections and playoff forecast for both. Meanwhile it thinks less of Notre Dame after a narrow win over Ball State.

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Our updated Playoff Predictor numbers following Week 2. Georgia improved its chances with a win at South Carolina, while Notre Dame dropped (a result of an FPI downgrade) after only beating Ball State by 8.

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College Football Playoff picks after Week 2

Clemson held on against Texas A&M to keep its spot in the playoff race. Alabama is a no-brainer. Did Ohio State do enough to make our experts' top four?

Team Stats

Passing Yards329.315th
Rushing Yards222.035th
Points For49.7
Points Against20.7Tied-45th

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