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Best of Week 2: A tractor deal, some rivalry smack talk and more

We have made it to Week 2 of the college football season, and if the first week showed us anything, it’s that there’s plenty in store for the rest of the season.

Come back here throughout the day for the latest results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.

Game of the moment: No. 12 Oregon at No. 3 Ohio State (noon ET on Fox)

It’s one thing to have talent. It’s another to deploy it in a system perfectly structured to take advantage of said talent. LSU and Alabama certainly did that during their national title runs in 2019 and 2020, respectively, but Ohio State, with head coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, has mastered the art as well. And with about 17 blue-chip quarterbacks on the roster, all with the ability to throw strong passes from sideline to sideline, the Buckeyes will have one of the most perfect offensive structures known to man.

Despite allowing 31 points and 408 yards to Minnesota last week, and despite sending a first-time starting quarterback out to run the show, the Buckeyes’ talent and structure drove them to a two-touchdown win. Read more from Bill Connelly’s Week 1 preview (ESPN+)

Full schedule: All teams | Top 25

GameDay antics

Lots of tractors in college football this week for one reason or another, but hey, we’re here for it.

Ashton Kutcher came prepared.

And Lee Corso’s pick is …

More: Best signs from Saturday

Rivalry beef

We’ve got an early rivalry game for us in Week 2 of the season between Utah and BYU. And former Utah QB Tyler Huntley reminded us of some rather tame comments about BYU — well, as tame as it gets for a rivalry.

NIL deal of the week

With so many unique NIL deals as of late, it’s hard to pick and choose the best ones, but this one that Marquan McCall signed is actually amazing.

Uniform updates

Can always count on Oregon to have some cool threads, and what better game to have these uniforms for, than against Ohio State?

Now, these are real nice. If ASU says it’s OK to stare, then look at this shine (insert eyes emoji).

And NC State’s uniforms look pretty sharp.

More must-see

There’s the prep that you do on the field, and then that sort of mental prep that sometimes needs some spicing up.

And in case you wanted to know, Katy Perry is still rocking with Ole Miss. Read more about her College GameDay appearance here.

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