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Trick plays galore, Ashton Kutcher’s instant classic GameDay spot and more from Week 2

We have made it to Week 2 of the college football season, and if the first week showed us anything, it’s that there’s plenty in store for the rest of the season.

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Come back here throughout the day for the latest results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.

It’s one thing to have talent. It’s another to deploy it in a system perfectly structured to take advantage of said talent. LSU and Alabama certainly did that during their national title runs in 2019 and 2020, respectively, but Ohio State, with head coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, has mastered the art as well. And with about 17 blue-chip quarterbacks on the roster, all with the ability to throw strong passes from sideline to sideline, the Buckeyes will have one of the most perfect offensive structures known to man.

Despite allowing 31 points and 408 yards to Minnesota last week, and despite sending a first-time starting quarterback out to run the show, the Buckeyes’ talent and structure drove them to a two-touchdown win. Read more from Bill Connelly’s Week 1 preview (ESPN+)

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Touchdown of the day

All right. Stay with us. Jordan Domineck first had a top-level stiff arm, then he used his teammate as a shield to get into the end zone. But what are teammates really for if not to help you in any possible way.

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Georgia Tech’s Jordan Domineck deflects the pitch, picks it up, stiff-arms the QB and runs it back for a 78-yard touchdown.

GameDay antics

Lots of tractors in college football this week for one reason or another, but hey, we’re here for it.

Ashton Kutcher came prepared.

And Lee Corso’s pick is …

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Lee Corso makes a pick in the first-ever top-10 matchup between Iowa and Iowa State.

More: Best signs from Saturday

Mascot fun

This looks like prime seating for Ohio State-Oregon.

Rivalry beef

We’ve got an early rivalry game for us in Week 2 of the season between Utah and BYU. And former Utah QB Tyler Huntley reminded us of some rather tame comments about BYU — well, as tame as it gets for a rivalry.

NIL deal of the week

With so many unique NIL deals as of late, it’s hard to pick and choose the best ones, but this one that Marquan McCall signed is actually amazing.

Uniform updates

Can always count on Oregon to have some cool threads, and what better game to have these uniforms for, than against Ohio State?

Now, these are real nice. If ASU says it’s OK to stare, then look at this shine (insert eyes emoji).

And NC State’s uniforms look pretty sharp.

More must-see

Can anyone stop CJ Verdell at this point?

Xavier Henderson has some hops! He got way up there for this interception.

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Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson ends the Youngstown State drive with a sensational interception.

More trick-plays like this, please.

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East Carolina calls for WR Tyler Snead to throw the ball on the first play and he finds Jsi Hatfield for a 75-yard touchdown.

And like this:

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Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett swings the ball to WR Jared Wayne, who tosses a 16-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Krull.

And you know, we’ll take any and all cool touchdowns we can get.

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Michigan State freezes the defense with a flea-flicker, then Payton Thorne heaves one to Jayden Reed for a 75-yard touchdown.

A little pregame backflip, very casual things.

There’s the prep that you do on the field, and then that sort of mental prep that sometimes needs some spicing up.

And in case you wanted to know, Katy Perry is still rocking with Ole Miss. Read more about her College GameDay appearance here.



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