Deion Sanders and the 19th-ranked Buffaloes' hot start hit a major roadblock as Bo Nix and No. 10 Oregon made a statement with massive blowout.
Kurtis Rourke threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter, Keye Thompson and Roman Parodie returned fumbles for scores and Ohio breezed to a 38-7 victory over Bowling Green in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday. Rourke completed 14 of 16 passes for 196 yards for the Bobcats (4-1, 1-0). Rourke connected with Sieh Bangura for a 29-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage and tossed a 10-yard touchdown to Will Kacmarek on Ohio's second possession.
Nicco Marchiol threw a touchdown pass in his first start, CJ Donaldson added a short TD run and West Virginia held off Texas Tech 20-13 in their Big 12 opener on Saturday. Texas Tech backup quarterback Behren Morton came on for the injured Tyler Shough in the first quarter and put together a pair of scoring drives.
Alabama found a pulse with embattled quarterback Jalen Milroe. And the Crimson Tide again defeated Mississippi to show it can be dangerous in future.