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Phil Steele explains why he likes the Frogs, Gators, and Aztecs today.
Bulls, Aztecs early contenders for Group of 5 bid
No. 21 South Florida is one of two Group of 5 teams currently ranked in the AP Poll, along with No. 22 San Diego State. Come bowl season, the highest-ranked Group of 5 conference champion will be awarded a spot in a New Year's Six game.
Saturday's notable upsets
Vanderbilt's win over No. 18 Kansas State ended a 71-year drought without a victory over an AP-ranked non-conference opponent. Meanwhile, Memphis continued its success vs. ranked teams at home, while San Diego State earned its first win against a ranked team in five years.
San Diego State goes from unranked to No. 18 in the wake of its second consecutive win over a Pac-12 team. It will open conference play next Saturday at Air Force.
Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer
It took no time at all for the power outage during San Diego State's upset win over Stanford to become the latest salvo in the political fight over whether or not to build a new stadium in the post-Chargers era. During the 22-minute darkness at Jack Murphy Stadium a group supporting the construction of a multipurpose sports facility on the site tweeted: "A stadium from the dark ages goes dark again. Let's fix it. SoccerCity in 2018."
Christian Chapman threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end David Wells with 54 seconds left, capping a wild ending sparked by a darkness delay in San Diego State's 20-17 victory over No. 19 Stanford on Saturday night.
Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer
Most impressive thing about Bryce Love is everyone knows he's going to get the ball and he still breaks long runs.
Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer
Upset alert: San Diego State evidently watched the USC-Stanford video. Aztecs controlling line of scrimmage on both sides of ball. No. 19 Cardinal in 1Q: 3 yards & less than 3 min. of possession.
Stanford favored against Aztecs
San Diego State has won its last two games vs Pac-12 opponents, including a win last week against Arizona State. But the Cardinal haven't lost a road game vs. an unranked opponent since Sept. 5, 2015 at Northwestern.
Showdown in Louisville headlines best games of week
Reigning national champion Clemson's road game against potential repeat Heisman candidate Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals is the best matchup of Week 3, according to ESPN's FPI.
Mountain West rushers leading the way
Three Mountain West backs rank among the nation's top five rushers through two weeks, with Hawai'i's Diocemy Saint Juste leading the way. Navy's Zach Abey is the only QB on the list, while Bryce Love has the fewest carries (30) of the five, averaging 11.3 yards per rush thus far.
Week 2's best special teams
Rashaad Penny's 99-yard kickoff return TD highlights San Diego State's great day on special teams. While Virginia Tech used a punt return TD and two field goals to get by Delaware.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Clemson DE Austin Bryant and San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny named Walter Camp FBS Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. Bryant had four of Clemson's 11 sacks against Auburn, and Penny had a career-high 216 rush yards and scored on a 95-yard run, a 99-yard kickoff return and a 33-yard reception in San Diego State's win over Arizona State.
Rashaad Penny accounted for 353 all-purpose yards and scored three different ways, leading San Diego State to a convincing 30-20 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.