Texas QB Quinn Ewers leaves game against Alabama after taking massive hit

The season got off to an exciting start with an action-packed Week 1, and now it’s time to turn the page to Week 2. There aren’t as many high-profile matches on the bill, but there are has plenty of intriguing games dotted throughout the day on Saturday to keep our attention.

You never know where a surprising upheaval might arise.

No. 1 from Alabama to Texas

Time: Noon | Television: Fox | Line: Alabama -20.5 | Overall: 65.5

After picking up a resounding victory in Week 1, Alabama should see a little more resistance in Week 2 with a trip to Austin to take on Texas. The Longhorns, led by head coach and former Alabama assistant Steve Sarkisian and transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers, will have their hands full. With a gap of nearly three TD points, simply maintaining that competitiveness would be a sign of progress for Texas.

No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh

Time: 3:30 p.m. | Television: ABC | Line: UT -6.5 | Overall: 66.5

Josh Heupel and his quick offense brought a much needed boost to Tennessee’s program. If the defense can step forward after a tough 2021, Tennessee has a chance to make some noise in the SEC. After a season-opening blowout on Ball State, this weekend’s trip to take on defending ACC champion Pitt will be a good test for the Vols. Pitt is coming off a thrilling Week 1 win over rival West Virginia.

No. 20 Kentucky at No. 12 Florida

Time: 7 p.m. | Television: ESPN | Line: UF -5.5 | Overall: 52.5

Prior to 2018, Florida had won 31 straight games with Kentucky. However, Kentucky has won two of the last four in the series, including a 20-13 win last fall at Lexington. Can the Wildcats start over? British fans are full of optimism after the team won 10 games last year and star QB Will Levis is back. The Gators have their own star QB in Anthony Richardson, who was instrumental in the team’s impressive season-opening win over Utah.

No. 10 USC at Stanford

Time: 7:30 p.m. | Television: ABC | Line: USC -8.5 | Overall: 67.5

USC kicked off the Lincoln Riley era with a blowout victory over Rice thanks to a solid defensive performance and a strong debut with the Trojans for transfer QB Caleb Williams. He will make his Pac-12 debut at Stanford on Saturday. He will be opposed by another future NFL quarterback in Tanner McKee. McKee didn’t get much help on offense during his starting tenure, but the Cardinal hopes EJ Smith, son of NFL legend Emmitt Smith, can become a weapon.

No. 9 Baylor at No. 21 BYU

Time: 10:15 p.m. | Television: ESPN | Line: BYU -3.5 | Overall: 53.5

After winning a Big 12 title with Gerry Bohanon, Baylor coach Dave Aranda switched quarterbacks, naming Blake Shapen the starter against Bohanon in the spring. That decision will be put to the test this week against a strong BYU team. While Baylor blasted an FCS team in Week 1, BYU traveled across the country and outscored South Florida, 50-21. The Cougars are trying to make an early-season statement for a program with several high-profile games on its schedule this year.

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