When Urban Meyer's big-play Buckeyes return, big-time wins will follow

  • When Urban Meyer's big-play Buckeyes return, big-time wins will follow

When Urban Meyer's big-play Buckeyes return, big-time wins will follow

Ohio State ranked? Welcoming another ranked opponent? But when it was over, the Sooners looked the part of the nation's No. 2 team and if Mayfield keeps doing what he's done his entire career, he's a shoe-in for a third consecutive year of serious Heisman consideration.

Missouri Coach Barry Odom said afterward that Crockett suffered a bruised tailbone, and joked that he was feeling Crockett's pain after seeing the Tigers' early 10-0 lead turn into a 31-13 loss to the Gamecocks. He falls out of the Heisman race with his performance in this game. MI defense points scored: 21.

Then again, using your tailbacks more (six carries in the first half?) could have removed all speculation. The Sooners scored touchdowns in three of their first four possessions of the second half. There, wide receiver Cee Jay Powell came up with it. There still doesn't appear to be any stud wideouts or tight ends. Through two games, Jackson is averaging 505 total yards and has accounted for eight touchdowns. He was a significant contributor for the Huskies and should be a reliable option for Jake Browning all season long. That FSU win is still among the best in the country this year.

- TCU showed that it should be a Big 12 contender, holding Arkansas to 129 yards rushing and posting a solid 28-7 road win. But the same five offensive linemen controlled the line of scrimmage and allowed the Sooners to rack up almost 500 yards of offense.

Clemson stayed at No. 3 after topping Auburn. After the first two, he won the national championship the next season.

Mayfield also made a statement after the game, when he took an Oklahoma flag on a victory lap around Ohio Stadium and then attempted to plant it in the middle of the Buckeyes logo at midfield. It gave the Sooners a double-digit lead and earned some fist pumps from his old coach and Riley's old boss in a box upstairs. He will be a significant asset for the Sooners, who hope to be a dark-horse playoff team this season.

A late Saturday night was about to get much later for Urban Meyer.

The sophomore had 2.5 tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss. "We felt like we were close and obviously we were playing so well on defense". What a matchup for a Saturday night! Nice starts. ECU, which inexplicably fired Ruffin McNeill two years ago, is now 3-10 under Scottie Montgomery and has opened the season with a loss to James Madison and a blowout loss to West Virginia.

Sure, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield was great in taking down No. 2 Ohio State at the Horsehoe, but the defensive effort might have been even more significant.

Marcus Allen played incredibly for the Nittany Lions in their 33-14 victory over in-state rival Pittsburgh in the Battle of Pennsylvania.

A weird quirk in this week's poll: Penn State beat Pittsburgh by 19 points... and dropped a spot in the rankings? Yep.

College football is a game of perception, and the Sooners didn't just score a victory for themselves.

Three takeaways from the weekend: - Expect to hear a whole lot about the Southern California-Texas title game from January 2006 with the Longhorns headed to the Coliseum.