Video: Oregon 48, Wyoming 14

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Marcus Mariota had two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns in Oregon's 48-14 win against Wyoming.

Video: Ohio State 66, Kent State 0

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video J.T. Barrett tied a school record with six touchdown passes in No. 22 Ohio State's 66-0 victory over Kent State.

Video: Virginia 23, Louisville 21

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Virginia coach Mike London is now off the hot seat after getting a big statement win, 23-21, against ACC foe Louisville.

Video: East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill

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Coming off a tough loss at South Carolina the week before, Ruffin McNeill and his team pulled off a 28-21 upset on the road at Virginia Tech.

Devin Funchess not dressed for Michigan

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Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess is watching Saturday's game against Miami (Ohio) in street clothes on the Wolverines' sideline. The team's leading receiver is one of three regular starters not suited up for Michigan.

Head coach Brady Hoke declined to discuss any specifics about injuries during the week. Funchess appeared to injure his leg during the second half of last week's loss to Notre Dame. Funchess ran onto the field with the team without any visible problems. He caught 16 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns during the first two weeks of the season.

Senior cornerback Raymon Taylor appeared to injure his knee during the Notre Dame game and is on the sidelines this weekend. He did not play during the second half of the 31-0 loss to the Irish. Junior safety Jarrod Wilson is also missing from the defensive starting lineup.

The Wolverines' secondary should get a boost from the return of freshman standout Jabrill Peppers. The cornerback and punt returner went through team warm-ups without any issues after missing all of last week's game in South Bend. He injured his ankle during the team's season opener against Appalachian State.

Video: Missouri 38, UCF 10

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video Maty Mauk threw four touchdown passes to help No. 20 Missouri move to 3-0 with a 38-10 victory over visiting UCF.

Video: BYU faces uphill battle

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Danny Kanell and a host of analysts explain why BYU has such a slim chance of making the College Football Playoff.

Watch: 335-pound nose tackle snares INT

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His teammates call him "The Big Bear," which seems like an appropriate nickname for a 300-plus-pound nose tackle.

So when Missouri's Josh Augusta made a leap and a pick in the Tigers' game against UCF on Saturday, it was a big deal for The Big Bear. Take a look:

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Video: Lee Corso's pick

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Lee Corso makes his prediction for Incarnate Word against North Dakota State.

Video: Inside The Drive -- Georgia vs. USC

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ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee previews Saturday's SEC showdown between Georgia and South Carolina.

Video: Bald Man on Campus -- Todd Gurley

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Georgia running back Todd Gurley discusses his stellar start to the season and the emerging comparisons to Herschel Walker.

Video: Cato's way

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Quarterback Rakeem Cato piles up numbers and wins at Marshall University -- a place far removed from the adversity and heartbreak he endured while growing up in Miami.

Coaches' choice for sons: Richt, Stoops

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Mark Richt, Bob StoopsESPN
Georgia’s Mark Richt and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops tied as the top choice as the coach the other FBS coaches would want their son to play for.

In ESPN’s weekly college football poll #1QFor128, the coaches were asked if they had a son playing college football, and you were no longer coaching, which current FBS coach would you want him to play for?

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Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY SportsOklahoma coach Bob Stoops is among the most respected coaches by his peers.
Richt and Stoops tied as the No. 1 choice, each receiving 8 percent of the votes. Minnesota’s Jerry Kill and Stanford’s David Shaw tied for third, each receiving 7 percent of the votes. Duke’s David Cutcliffe was fifth with 5 percent of the votes in the poll conducted by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

There was a five-way tie for sixth place between Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Oregon State’s Mike Riley, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin.

In all, 44 coaches received votes.

Of the coaches from the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12), Stoops received 14 percent of the votes, followed by Richt and Snyder with 8 percent each.

Kill, Richt and Shaw received the most votes from the coaches in the Group of 5 conferences (American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt) with 8 percent each. Cutcliffe received 7 percent from the Group of 5 coaches, followed by Meyer, Stoops, Sumlin and Texas’ Charlie Strong with 5 percent each.

Of the 128 FBS coaches, 98 participated in this week’s poll.

SEC viewer's guide: Week 3

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UMass at Vanderbilt, FSN
When these teams met last season in Foxborough, Massachusetts, it was a competitive game before a Vandy team that would win nine games locked down a 24-7 victory. UMass gave Colorado a scare before falling 41-38 last weekend, so reeling Vandy had better come to play or it might be on upset alert.

Central Florida at No. 20 Missouri, SEC Network
When last we saw UCF, the Knights were suffering a heartbreaking 26-24 loss to Penn State in their season-opening matchup in Ireland. Mizzou is a 10-point favorite over the Knights, who won the Fiesta Bowl last season before stars Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson jumped to the NFL, but the opener made it clear that UCF can still compete with Power 5 opposition.

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Dale Zanine/USA TODAY SportsTodd Gurley and No. 6 Georgia are looking for a second consecutive win over No. 24 South Carolina.
No. 6 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina, CBS
Georgia's visits to South Carolina are almost always must-see TV, although these trips are rarely much fun for Mark Richt's Bulldogs. Even when Georgia has won in Columbia -- and it has lost its past two trips to Williams-Brice Stadium -- the outcome has frequently been in doubt even in the final seconds. Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley should get plenty of work for Georgia in this one.

Arkansas at Texas Tech, ABC
Here's a fun clash of cultures for a national TV audience, which will see Bret Bielema's ground-and-pound face Kliff Kingsbury's passing attack. Texas Tech has a couple of nail-biter nonconference wins on its resume, while Arkansas is coming off a 73-7 drubbing of Nicholls State. The home team is a narrow favorite here, but this could be a good one.

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Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 14 Ole Miss, SEC Network
This looked like a sneaky good game before the season, with ULL coming off three consecutive bowl appearances. But the Ragin' Cajuns absorbed a 48-20 beating from Louisiana Tech last week and Ole Miss dominated Vanderbilt in Nashville, so it doesn't look like an upset is in the cards for this one.

Mississippi State at South Alabama, ESPNEWS
This will be the first time an SEC opponent has played at South Alabama and excitement is high in Mobile -- particularly after the Jaguars opened the season with a win and Mississippi State struggled to put away UAB for a while last Saturday. Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott and company need to turn in a complete performance with a trip to LSU ahead next week.

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Southern Mississippi at No. 3 Alabama, ESPN2
Alabama gets another opportunity to kick around an overmatched nonconference opponent, just as it did last week against Florida Atlantic. The good news for the Crimson Tide, a 48-point favorite, is that most of the starters should be watching from the sideline in the second half, resting up for a visit from Florida next Saturday.

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Louisiana-Monroe at No. 10 LSU, ESPNU
Les Miles is a perfect 11-0 against in-state opponents and most of those games have been blowouts, so there is little reason to believe this will be a close contest. That said, the Tigers' secondary should face a reasonable challenge from the Warhawks' no-huddle spread attack.

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Kentucky at Florida, ESPN
Wildcats running back Jojo Kemp (a native Floridian) poked the bear this week when he made comments about how good it would feel to beat a couple of his former high school teammates -- and current Gators -- and rub it in their faces. Kentucky looks to be a greatly improved team, but it will be a major upset if this game is still close in the fourth quarter, and Kemp's comments probably didn't help the Wildcats' cause.

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Tennessee at No. 4 Oklahoma, ABC
As with Kentucky, this is a major measuring-stick game for an improving Tennessee team -- going on the road to face an opponent that virtually nobody expects the Volunteers to challenge. Butch Jones' Vols have been impressive so far, but their inexperience along the line of scrimmage will be their undoing in this one.

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Rice at No. 7 Texas A&M, ESPN2
For the second straight Saturday, the Aggies can help SEC viewers get to sleep by drubbing an in-state opponent in a late-night matchup. Rice, a 31-point underdog, might put up more of a fight than Lamar did in losing 73-3 to Texas A&M a week ago, but it won't be much more of one. Kenny Hill and the Aggies win big again.

Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 3

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Week 3 arrives with fresh reasons for optimism. There aren't any heavyweight tilts quite like the Week 2 night games, but there aren't many snoozers on this docket, either. And we get the start of Big Ten conference action. Huzzah!

Here's your rundown for the day (all times ET):

Noon games

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Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY SportsWVU QB Clint Trickett ranks No. 7 in the country in passing yards with 713.
West Virginia (1-1) at Maryland (2-0), Big Ten Network: This game is getting overlooked a bit nationally but could be a pretty good one between Eastern neighbors. West Virginia gave Alabama a solid run in the opener and should be better than it was in last year's 37-0 loss to the Terps.

Indiana (1-0) at Bowling Green (1-1), ESPNU: The Hoosiers come off their odd Week 2 bye to play their first FBS team of the year. This is the first of two straight Big Ten opponents for the Falcons, who take on Wisconsin next.

Kent State (0-2) at No. 22 Ohio State (1-1), ABC/ESPN2 mirror: The Buckeyes need to work out some kinks and let off some steam after last week's Virginia Tech loss, and this game provides that chance. Kent State has lost to Ohio (the other one, Brady Hoke) and South Alabama at home already this season.

Mid-afternoon games

Miami (Ohio) (0-2) at Michigan (1-1), 3:30 p.m., BTN: You think the Wolverines have struggled of late? The RedHawks have lost 18 straight games. If this one is even competitive, things are worse than we thought in Ann Arbor.

Iowa State (0-2) at Iowa (2-0), 3:30 p.m., ESPN: The Hawkeyes have won four of the past six in the Cy-Hawk series and face a scuffling Cyclones squad at home, although Iowa State did play Kansas State close last week. Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff (knee) is not expected to play. (Oh, and I made it all week without mentioning this trophy. Whoops, I guess I just did. So close!)

Minnesota (2-0) at TCU (1-0), 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1: Good friends Jerry Kill and Gary Patterson square off in what should be a defensive battle. Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner is expected to play despite injuring his knee last week against Middle Tennessee.

Illinois (2-0) at Washington (2-0), 4 p.m., Fox: A rematch of the 1964 Rose Bowl or, more recently, last year's Huskies win in Soldier Field. Washington has a new coach in Chris Petersen and has had close calls with Hawaii and Eastern Washington the first two weeks. But the Illinois defense will need to make big-time improvements to give the team a shot.

Night games

Purdue (1-1) at Notre Dame (2-0), 7:30 p.m., NBC: The last scheduled meeting between these old rivals until 2020. You'd need something more than 20/20 vision to foresee a Boilers victory here.

Penn State (2-0) at Rutgers (2-0), 8 p.m., BTN: The Big Ten opener. Rutgers' first league game as a Big Ten member. Penn State's first game since learning it can make a bowl this year. Yeah, it's a big one.

Nebraska (2-0) at Fresno State (0-2), 10:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network: Expect a wild atmosphere in Fresno that may lift the Bulldogs, who have gotten blown out by USC and Utah thus far. Nebraska should prevail, but the late kickoff and road environment could conspire to keep this one interesting.

Week 3 byes: Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin

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