College Football Recap- 11/2
November 2, 2014
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Auburn/Ole Miss- On Saturday, the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers traveled to Oxford, Mississippi to take on the seventh-ranked Ole Miss Rebels in a pivotal SEC West matchup. Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne capped off a 75-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers a 35-31 lead with 10:23 to go. Ole Miss had their chances to come back late in the quarter but suffered from two crucial turnovers on their way to a second straight loss.
Texas Christian/West Virginia- The tenth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs survived an upset bid by 20th-ranked West Virginia on the road, picking up the win on Jaden Oberkrom’s 37-yard field goal as time expired. B.J. Catalon rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the offense for the Horned Frogs.
Utah/Arizona State- 15th-ranked Arizona State escaped an upset bid of their own on Saturday, needing a 36-yard field goal from Zane Gonzalez in overtime to defeat 18th-ranked Utah by a score of 19-16. Despite putting up 444 yards of total offense, the Sun Devils managed just 19 points on the night.
AROUND THE STATE
Florida State- The second-ranked Seminoles overcame a sloppy first half to beat Louisville 42-31 on Thursday night. Jameis Winston threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns but also threw three costly interceptions. The defending National Champions host Virginia next week.
Florida- The Gators came through with a big-time 38-20 victory over the 9th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Kelvin Taylor had a huge day, rushing for 197 yards and two touchdowns. It was a huge win for the team, but is it enough to save head coach Will Muschamp’s job? The Gators play at Vanderbilt next week.
South Florida- USF struggled on offense for the second straight week, falling to Houston by a score of 27-3. The Bulls are now 3-6, needing to win their final three games to reach bowl eligibility. They will next enjoy a bye week before taking on Southern Methodist on the road.
Miami (FL)- The Hurricanes were impressive again on Saturday, beating North Carolina by a score of 47-20. Miami totaled 494 yards on the day. They next have a bye week before hosting Florida State.
Central Florida- UCF struggled their way to a 37-29 loss at Connecticut on Saturday, turning the ball over four times in the process. William Stanback rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort. The Knights next have a bye week before hosting Tulsa.
Florida International- The Golden Panthers suffered a 31-17 loss at the hands of Rice on Saturday. They now need to win their final three games to reach bowl eligibility. They play at Old Dominion next week.
Florida Atlantic- The Owls lost to UAB on a 24-yard field goal as time expired, leaving them three wins away from bowl eligibility as well. They take on North Texas next week on the road.
Bailey Adams is an 18-year-old senior at Robinson. He started writing about sports in May of 2013 before joining the RHS journalism staff later in the...