CLEMSON, S.C. — Kelly Bryant ran for two touchdowns after getting knocked hard to the ground, and defensive end Austin Bryant had four of Clemson’s 11 sacks in the No. 3 Tigers’ 14-6 victory over Auburn on Saturday night.

This was billed as an early showcase between elite teams with dreams of the College Football Playoffs. Instead, Clemson’s Bryants never gave Auburn (1-1) much of a chance.

Bryant, making his second career start at quarterback for the defending national champions, appeared to be seriously hurt after he remained on the ground following a hit by Dontavius Russell. But after a few moments in the medical tent, Bryant returned to direct a pair of touchdown drives that gave Clemson (2-0) the lead for good.

(1) ALABAMA 41, FRESNO STATE 10: Jalen Hurts ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns and passed for a third score in host Alabama’s 41-10 victory over Fresno State.

The Crimson Tide (2-0) polished off the 44-point underdog Bulldogs (1-1) with a workmanlike performance on the heels of an opening victory over No. 10 Florida State.

Hurts completed 14 of 18 passes for 128 yards, but his biggest play came in the opening minute. He faked a handoff and sprinted 55 yards for a touchdown on the second offensive play, stepping out of a last-gasp tackle attempt at the 15.

(4) PENN STATE 33, PITTSBURGH 14: Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley’s 46-yard catch and run, and the Nittany Lions (2-0) rolled past the Panthers (1-1) in State College, Pennsylvania.

McSorley completed 15 of 28 passes for 164 yards, helping the Nittany Lions avenge a loss to their in-state rivals a year ago.

(8) MICHIGAN 36, CINCINNATI 14: Ty Isaac ran for a career-high 133 yards and Wilton Speight threw two TD passes to help the Wolverines (2-0) pull away and beat the Bearcats (1-1) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Wolverines led by just three points early in the second half before scoring 19 straight.

(9) WISCONSIN 31, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 14: Freshman Jonathan Taylor ran for 223 yards and three scores, and Alex Hornibrook threw for 201 yards and a score as the host Badgers (2-0) beat the Owls (0-2).

(17) LOUISVILLE 47, NORTH CAROLINA 35: Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson accounted for 525 total yards and six touchdowns and the Cardinals (2-0) pulled away late at North Carolina (0-2).

(18) VIRGINIA TECH 27, DELAWARE 0: Greg Stroman returned a punt for a touchdown and Josh Jackson threw two TD passes to carry the Hokies (2-0) to a win over the Blue Hens (1-1) in Blacksburg, Virginia.

(19) KANSAS STATE 55, CHARLOTTE 7: Kendall Adams scored on interception and fumble returns in the first half as the Wildcats (2-0) won at home.

(23) TCU 28, ARKANSAS 7: Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown and the Horned Frogs (2-0) dominated on defense in a win over the Razorbacks (1-1) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

(25) TENNESSEE 42, INDIANA STATE 7: Ty Chandler returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, Carlin Fils-aime had two scoring runs, and the Volunteers (2-0) breezed past the Sycamores (0-2) in Knoxville, Tennessee.