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COLLEGE FOOTBALL / WEEK 2

Top 25 At A Glance

September 07, 1997

1) PENN STATE (1-0) BEAT PITTSBURGH, 34-17

Mike McQueary, a fifth-year senior who backed up Wally Richardson and Kerry Collins, passed for a school-record 366 yards and two touchdowns. He was 21 for 36 before coming out with 12:38 to play. Next: Temple

2) FLORIDA (2-0) BEAT CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 82-6

The Gators' Fun 'N' Gun offense was clicking as the Gators rolled to a 56-3 halftime lead. Doug Johnson threw an NCAA record seven first-half touchdown passes, with three going to Terry Jackson. Next: Tennessee, Sept. 20

3) TENNESSEE (2-0) BEAT UCLA, 30-24

Peyton Manning passed for 341 yards and two touchdowns, but the Volunteers were hanging on for dear life at the end as the Bruins, behind Cade McNown, came roaring back in the second half. Next: At Florida, Sept. 20

4) WASHINGTON (1-0) BEAT NO. 19 BYU, 42-20

Rashaan Shehee ran for 171 yards and one touchdown and caught a pass for another score to lead the Huskies. Shehee also scored two touchdowns in a season-opening victory over BYU last year. Next: San Diego State

5) FLORIDA STATE (1-0) BEAT NO. 23 USC, 14-7

The Seminoles weren't impressive on offense, but they began what they hope will be a championship run by proving that they can win a close game on the road against a ranked opponent. Next: Maryland

6) NEBRASKA (1-0) DID NOT PLAY

The Cornhuskers got the week off, even though they really didn't need it after playing Akron in their season opener. And it wouldn't seem that Nebraska would need two weeks to prepare for Central Florida. Next: Central Florida

7) NORTH CAROLINA (1-0) BEAT INDIANA, 23-6

Tar Heel quarterback Chris Keldorf looked like he's still recovering from back and ankle surgery and losing 30 pounds. He had three passes intercepted. But tailback Jonathan Linton ran for 121 yards in 22 carries. Next: Stanford

8) COLORADO (1-0) BEAT NO. 24 COLO. ST., 31-21

The Buffaloes trailed, 14-7, at halftime, but senior wide receiver Phil Savoy delivered a halftime pep talk and Colorado turned it on the third quarter as Rashidi Barnes and Marcus Washington made key interceptions. Next: At Michigan

9) OHIO STATE (1-0) DID NOT PLAY

The Buckeyes got a week and a half off, and maybe they needed it. They opened with a lackluster 24-10 victory over Wyoming on Aug. 28. Last year, they opened with a 70-7 victory over Rice. Next: Bowling Green

10) LSU (1-0) BEAT TEXAS EL PASO, 55-3

The Tigers' 55 points was the most they had scored in a season opener since 1930. Kevin Faulk scored three touchdowns in the first half, but left the game in the third quarter because of a hamstring injury. Next: At Mississippi State

11) NOTRE DAME (1-0) BEAT GEORGIA TECH, 17-13

Bob Davie learned in his first game as Irish coach just how nerve-racking the job can be. "We're going to have to play a lot better in the future," said a relieved Davie after Notre Dame scored with 2:37 left to win. Next: At Purdue

12) TEXAS (1-0) BEAT RUTGERS, 48-14

Ricky Williams rushed for three touchdowns and Aaron Humphrey intercepted three passes as the Longhorns warmed up for UCLA. Quarterback James Brown left the game late in the first half because of a sprained ankle. Next: UCLA

13) MIAMI (1-0) DID NOT PLAY

The Hurricanes, 45-14 winners over Baylor in their season opener, got an extra week to prepare for defending Pacific 10 champion Arizona State. That game will be nationally televised by CBS. Next: Arizona State

14) MICHIGAN (0-0) DID NOT PLAY

Coach Lloyd Carr gets one more week to decide whether his starting quarterback will be Scott Dreisbach or Brian Griese. The Wolverines have a tough opener against Colorado and play Notre Dame on Sept. 27. Next: Colorado

15) ALABAMA (1-0) DID NOT PLAY

The Crimson Tide got the week off before a Thursday game against Vanderbilt. Alabama won its opener, 42-17 over Houston, as backup running back Curtis Alexander scored three touchdowns. Next: At Vanderbilt, Thursday

16) AUBURN (1-0) BEAT VIRGINIA, 28-17

After Virginia failed to take advantage of three scoring opportunities in the first half on Thursday night, Auburn scored three second-half touchdowns. Two came on Dameyune Craig passes to Karsten Bailey. Next: Mississippi

17) STANFORD (1-0) BEAT SAN JOSE STATE, 28-12

The Cardinal remained unbeaten in season openers against San Jose State and spoiled Spartan Coach Dave Baldwin's debut. Stanford has a six-game winning streak dating to last season. Next: At North Carolina

18) CLEMSON (1-0) BEAT APPALACHIAN STATE, 23-12

This was the 33rd year in a row that the Tigers opened with a Southern Conference opponent. It was also their 33rd consecutive season-opening victory. Do we detect a pattern here? Next: At North Carolina State

19) BYU LOST TO NO. 4 WASHINGTON, 42-20

BYU had a 12-game winning streak stopped by the Huskies, who have beaten the Cougars three times in a row. Starting quarterback Paul Shoemaker was ineffective and was replaced by Kevin Feterik. Next: At Arizona State, Sept. 20

20) IOWA (1-0) BEAT NORTHERN IOWA, 66-0

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