— AJ Mayer threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter as Miami of Ohio jumped out early and beat Akron 34-21 on Saturday.
With the Pillow Fight of the Century behind us, what's next for the Bottom 10? Well, a new No. 1 for starters.
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— Blake Hester ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Zach Gibson threw three third-quarter touchdowns to rally Akron to a 35-20 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.
It's a race to the bottom when No. 1 UMass and No. 2 UConn collide in Saturday's battle of the beatens.
— Backup quarterback Armani Rogers ran for 83 yards and two scores and his presence helped jumpstart Ohio in the second half en route to a 34-17 win over Akron on Saturday.
— After three tough games -- including an upset by Oregon two weeks ago -- No. 10 Ohio State got a chance to break in another freshman quarterback and restore some confidence before heading into the teeth of the conference schedule.
— DJ Irons threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Akron to a 35-14 victory over Bryant on Saturday.
Sure, the Bottom 10 still consists of the old familiar faces, but Week 2 results had the titans of 1998 headed for Ryan McGee's list.
— Justin Lynch threw two touchdown passes — including a 70-yarder to Randle Jones — and ran for a score and the Temple defense notched a pair of TD returns to power the Owls to a 45-24 victory over Akron in nonconference play on Saturday.
Don't worry, Kansas still makes our Bottom 10 list, but it's no longer the worst of the worst.
— Bo Nix passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in just over a half, and Auburn gave new coach Bryan Harsin a 60-10 cakewalk in his debut against Akron Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
With the new season comes our new rankings of the worst of the worst, but there's a familiar squad at the top of the list.
After a relatively quiet 2020, college coaches across the country find themselves on the 2021 hot seat. We go conference-by-conference to see whose seat has the most pressure this season.
Bill Connelly breaks down the MAC East division and whether Buffalo is primed to win its third division title in four years.
— Jaret Patterson ran for 105 yards and matched a major-college football record by reaching 1,000 yards for the season in five games as No. 24 Buffalo routed Akron 56-7 on Saturday as a tune-up for the Mid-American Conference championship.
The 2020 college football season has been frustrating and exhausting, but let's take a moment to savor the good things, like an impromptu BYU-Coastal classic, the sublime DeVonta Smith, Iowa State's resurgence, Akron's win and more.
— Teon Dollard ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and Akron rolled to 31-3 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday in a battle of winless Mid-American Conference teams.
Last year, LSU vs. Alabama was a marquee game. Earlier this season, Virginia Tech vs. Clemson could have been. But not anymore, as this season saw big-time programs struggle.
The Big Ten had a lot of issues this past week, dealing with everything from canceled games to gripes about clapping on the sideline.
— Brett Gabbert threw for a career-high 308 yards and teamed with Jack Sorenson for four touchdowns, three in the first-half, as Miami (Ohio) defeated winless Akron 38-7 on Saturday to claim the program's 700th win.