College Football Rankings: Spartan Avenue’s Week 2 Top 25

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Sep 5, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) throws the ball in the second quarter against the Eastern Washington Eagles at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

No. 10 Georgia-No. 6 Oregon

10. Georgia

Louisiana-Monroe had been known for upsetting power conference opponents early in the season in years past, but no luck this season.

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Georgia took care of business in a week one win over UL-Monroe as Nick Chubb showed everyone exactly why he is a Heisman frontrunner. Chubb ran the ball 16 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns while backup Keith Marshall was solid as well, rushing 10 times for 73 yards and two scores. Virginia-transfer Greyson Lambert had a decent debut, passing for 141 yards and two scores on just 12 attempts.

9. Notre Dame

Another game that was on everyone’s radar had to be the contest between Notre Dame and Texas in South Bend. The Irish blew out the Longhorns as Malik Zaire’s first game as full-time starter was just what Notre Dame fans wanted to see. Zaire was 19-for-22 with 319 yards and three touchdowns and Will Fuller caught seven of those passes for 142 yards and two scores.

8. Auburn

Auburn had to play a tough Louisville squad on a neutral field and the game was all Tigers in the first half and mostly Cardinals in the second half. Jeremy Johnson’s debut as starter wasn’t great as he was just 11-21 with 137 yards and a touchdown — oh yeah, and he had three interceptions. Sophomore running back Peyton Barber was the real star, rushing 24 times for 115 yards.

7. USC

Despite the extremely lopsided 55-6 score, USC‘s defense had its hands full with Arkansas State, allowing over 400 yards of total offense. Cody Kessler proved that he is a Heisman candidate, though, passing for 236 yards and four scores while JuJu Smith starred in the receiving game with four catches for 89 yards and a TD.

6. Oregon

Oregon struggled mightily on the defensive side of things against Eastern Washington in week one as the Ducks allowed 42 points and about 550 yards to Vernon Adams’ former squad. Adams was, however, impressive for the Ducks, passing for 246 yards and two touchdowns and adding 94 yards on the ground. Royce Freeman was a stud, rushing for 180 yards and three touchdowns on just 21 carries. Michigan State is next.

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