Steven Montez played tremendous football under center once again this past weekend, as the Colorado Buffaloes went into Nebraska and beat the Cornhuskers in Scott Frost’s debut as the team head coach. Montez threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns, as he continues to develop a tremendous rapport with sophomore wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.
Shenault caught 11 balls for over 200 yards a touchdown two weeks ago against Colorado State and followed that up with a ten reception for 177 yards and a score this past weekend. The sophomore also ran one in for a score, and through the first two games of the season, he is the most productive wideout in the Pac-12. Jay MacIntyre added two touchdown catches as well, and Mustafa Johnson led the defense with two sacks.
Colorado has been a pleasant surprise this season and should roll to their third win of the season this weekend against FCS opponent New Hampshire. Montez looks like the real deal under center, and despite the fact they had to replace some tremendous players in Philip Lindsay and Devin Ross, the offense actually looks better in 2018.
When the Arizona State Sun Devils hired former NFL head coach Herm Edwards, the hope was he could bring a winning attitude to the desert. Through the first two games of his career with the Sun Devils, Edwards is doing just that, as Arizona State pulled off quite the upset in game No. 2 this past weekend.
The Sun Devils played host to Michigan State in Week 2, and the Spartans came into the game as the No. 15 team in the country. Arizona State looked to be headed towards their first loss of the season entering the fourth quarter, as they were down 13-3, but they reeled off 13 unanswered points in the final frame to come away with a stunning 16-13 victory.
Quarterback Manny Wilkins threw for 380 yards against Michigan State, finding star wide receiver N’Keal Harry six times for 89 yards and a score. Jalen Harvey led the Sun Devils defense with ten tackles, and with San Diego State on the horizon in Week 3, there is a very good chance Herm could lead the Sun Devils to a 3-0 record in his return to the college sidelines for the first time in nearly 30 years.