It was about the chalkiest Week 1 in college football as possible as the only ranked team to lose was No. 11 Oregon and the Ducks were underdogs against No. 16 Auburn. Will we see any shockers in Week 2? Here’s a look at two intriguing matchups and we will have many individual NCAA Football Betting previews here at Mybookie.
2019 College Football Week 2 Odds, Overview & Picks
No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson
- When: Saturday, 3:30 PM ET (ABC)
- College Football Week 2 Odds: Clemson -18.5
One of the best matchups of Week 2 and probably the only realistic shot that Clemson has to lose in the 2019 regular season with such an easy schedule remaining. These teams played a great game in Week 2 last year in College Station with the Tigers escaping 28-26. Kelly Bryant threw for 205 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. Current Tigers star QB Trevor Lawrence wasn’t even the starter yet. He did play, though, going was 5 of 9 for 93 yards with a 64-yard touchdown pass to Diondre Overton that made it 14-3 early in the second quarter.
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond was great in the second half, throwing for three touchdowns, with a 14-yard pass to Kendrick Rogers cutting the lead to 28-26 with 46 seconds left. But his big performance came up just short when the 2-point conversion attempt was intercepted in the end zone.
Clemson opened this season with a 52-14 win over Georgia Tech. Travis Etienne had a career-high 205 rushing yards. Clemson rushed for 411 yards, the most in a season-opener since 1957 and the most allowed by Georgia Tech since 1975. The Tigers extended their winning streak to 16 games, which dates back to the start of the 2018 season.
Lawrence completed 13-23 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown. Tee Higgins finished with four catches for 98 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown from Lawrence with 4:34 to go in the first half to put Clemson ahead 28-0. Higgins upped his touchdown streak to five-straight games. e Clemson defense forced four turnovers, with Tanner Muse and Denzel Johnson recording interceptions. The four turnovers were the most the Tigers forced since 2015 against Notre Dame. Isaiah Simmons led the defense with 10 tackles.
A&M opened with a 41-7 win over Texas State. Texas A&M’s four interceptions were the most in a game for the Aggies since 2006, (also four vs. Texas). Mond threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score in just more than three quarters.
Mond, who threw for 194 yards, had touchdown passes of 21 and 3 yards and ran for another score in the first two quarters as Texas A&M raced to a 28-0 halftime lead. Quartney Davis had 85 yards receiving and a touchdown and Jhamon Ausbon added a touchdown catch. First-year starter Jashaun Corbin had 103 yards rushing with a touchdown reception and a TD run.
The Aggies racked up 400-plus yards of total offense for the sixth consecutive game and the 11th time in the Jimbo Fisher era (14 games). Texas A&M is currently on a five-game win streak, the longest active streak in the SEC. After recording just three interceptions in the first 10 games of the Jimbo Fisher era, the Aggies have eight INTs over the last four games.
Cincinnati at No. 5 Ohio State
- When: Saturday, noon ET (ABC)
- College Football Week 2 Odds: OSU -17
Ohio State has won its past 41 games vs. in-state teams, last losing way back in 1921. The Buckeyes rolled to a 45-21 win over Florida Atlantic to open the year. Justin Fields, a sophomore transfer quarterback from Georgia, threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score in his Ohio State debut. He completed 18-of-25 passes for 234 yards.
The Buckeyes recorded 12 tackles-for-loss (-64) and four sacks resulting in losses of 43 yards. The Owls managed 228 total yards of offense while the Buckeyes gained 469. J.K. Dobbins ran for 91 yards on 21 carries with one score to lead the Buckeyes on the ground. The win was the fourth for Ryan Day, head coach of the Buckeyes, who posted a 3-0 record a year ago as interim head coach. Since 1922, Ohio State is 444-112-20 all time in Ohio Stadium.
Cincinnati knocked off UCLA 24-14 in Week 1. Junior running back Michael Warren II scored one touchdown on the ground and caught one of sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder’s two scoring passes. Warren finished with 92 yards on 26 carries while Ridder was going 18-for-26 for 242 yards.
The Bearcats never trailed after Ridder and tight end Josiah Deguara teamed up on a 16-yard scoring pass following Hicks’ recovery of a Thompson-Robinson fumble at Cincinnati’s 17-yard line on UCLA’s first possession of the season.
Ohio State and Cincinnati meet for the fifth time this century. Ohio State and Cincinnati last met during the 2014 season with the Buckeyes prevailing in an entertaining and hard-fought game, 50-28. Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell spent 21 seasons at Ohio State: five as a player (1992-96) and 16 as a coach, including on staff for the 2002 and 2014 national championship seasons. The Buckeyes are 14-2 in the series and have won 11 straight in it dating back to a 29-0 win in 1900. Cincinnati’s two wins came in 1896 and 1897, respectively.