Group of 5 and Independent Top 10: BYU Goes to 1


10. Ohio Bobcats

The Battle of the Bell, the Ohio-Marshall rivalry dating back to 1905, will go back on hiatus after resuming in 2009. A defensive effort for the record book ensures the Bobcats will keep the bell in Athens until the series resumes.

“We went ahead in the series and got ‘The Bell’ back,” Ohio head coach Frank Solich said, per “The game means an awful lot to the fans in the community, as well as to the players and the coaches. We just wanted to give a great effort and we thought that if we gave a great effort, we were going to have a shot. And obviously that turned out to be somewhat accurate.”

Ohio limited reigning C-USA champion and traditionally, one of the nation’s best offenses, to just 263 yards and 10 points.

9. Bowling Green Falcons

Quarterback Matt Johnson threw all over the Tennessee Volunteers defense in a Week 1 loss. His plentiful yardage did not go unrewarded Week 2, however.

Johnson led Bowling Green to 42 second-half points in a rout of the Big Ten’s Maryland Terrapins.

With 915 yards and eight touchdowns through two games, both against Power Five competition, Johnson could creep into the Heisman conversation as a dark horse, a la Jordan Lynch.