ATLANTA — The first two weeks of college football have brought plenty of upsets, electric performances and ranked battles.
Channel 2 has you covered with the biggest games featuring three teams ranked in the AP top 2, including one team’s visit to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech. Here is what you can expect as college football enters Week 3.
Connecticut at No. 4 Michigan | Noon | ABC
No. 4 Michigan has gotten off to a resounding start to the season after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff Semifinals last season. The Wolverines have blown out two non-power 5 teams heading into this matchup.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh made headlines before the season when he declined to name a starter heading into the Wolverines’ opening game against Colorado State.
Since the season started, J.J. McCarthy has taken a stranglehold of the starting QB spot for the Wolverines, throwing three touchdowns and throwing for 229 yards in the team’s blowout 56-10 win over Hawaii.
Connecticut, on the other hand, has consistently been one of the worst football programs in the Power 5. The Huskies enter this matchup at 1-2 on the season with their most recent game, a 48-14 loss to Syracuse.
Read more about today’s game here.
No. 20 Mississippi at Georgia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
The hometown Yellow Jackets will see their second-ranked opponent of the season when the Rebels come to Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.
Led by head coach Lane Kiffin, the Rebels are 2-0 and looking to make a statement on the road.
Ole Miss has held seven straight opponents to 21 or fewer points, the longest active streak among Power 5 teams, according to the school.
The Yellow Jackets just got their first win of the season last weekend, defeating Western Carolina, 35-17. Head coach Geoff Collins is thought to be on the coaching hot seat, with just a 10-26 record in his tenure at Georgia Tech.
In this matchup for Ole Miss, an interesting player is transfer defensive end Jared Ivey, who spent his first two seasons playing at Georgia Tech.
The teams are 2-2 against each other in the season series, with the last matchup coming in a neutral field game in Nashville where Mississippi won 25-17.
No. 11 Michigan State at Washington | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
The nightcap of the triple header on Channel 2 is an exciting matchup between two undefeated teams that will square off in the Pacific Northwest.
A player to watch for the Spartans is senior defensive lineman/linebacker Jacoby Windmon, who became the first player in school history to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks.
For Washington, they have found success early on with first-year head coach Kalen DeBoer.
Through two games, QB Michael Penix, Jr., leads the Pac-12 conference in passing yards and touchdowns.
Saturday’s game marks the first meeting between the two schools since 1997 and just the fourth overall in series history, with Washington leading the series 2-1 all time.
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