College Football Recap- 11/8
November 9, 2014
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Texas A&M/Auburn- The unranked Texas A&M Aggies came into Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon and upset the third-ranked Auburn Tigers by a score of 41-38. The Aggies’ Kyle Allen threw for 277 yards and four touchdowns on the day, leading an offensive attack that totaled 453 yards. Auburn outgained A&M, totaling 582 yards on offense led by Cameron Artis-Payne’s 221 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Tigers had late chances to come back but two costly fumbles sealed the upset for the Aggies.
Kansas State/Texas Christian- The sixth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs hosted the seventh-ranked Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday in a key Big 12 matchup. The Horned Frogs continued their rise to the top, riding 553 yards on their way to a 41-20 victory. Quarterback Trevone Boykin picked up 342 total yards and four total touchdowns to add to his impressive season. The win puts TCU in the thick of the College Football Playoff race.
Ohio State/Michigan State- 14th-ranked Ohio State picked up a big conference win over eighth-ranked Michigan State in East Lansing on Saturday. J.T. Barrett threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Buckeyes to their 49-37 win. The win likely makes Urban Meyer’s squad the favorite to win the Big Ten.
AROUND THE STATE
Florida State- The second-ranked Seminoles continued their theme of playing just well enough to win on Saturday, beating Virginia at home by a score of 34-20. Karlos Williams rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to lead Florida State’s offensive attack. The Seminoles travel to Miami to take on the Hurricanes next Saturday.
Florida- The Gators won their second straight on Saturday night, manhandling Vanderbilt on their way to a 34-10 victory. Quarterback Treon Harris threw for 215 yards while rushing for 40 yards and two touchdowns, adding to the optimism gained from Florida’s win over Georgia last week. They host South Carolina next week.
Miami- The Hurricanes had the week off before they host second-ranked Florida State this week.
South Florida- USF had the week off after a tough loss to Houston last Saturday. The Bulls take on the winless SMU Mustangs next week.
Central Florida- UCF also enjoyed a bye week this week after a disappointing loss to Connecticut. The Knights host Tulsa on Friday night.
Florida International- The Golden Panthers have officially been eliminated from bowl season after losing their seventh game of the year. They lost to Old Dominon on the road by a score of 38-35, allowing 525 total yards in the process. FIU hosts Middle Tennessee next Saturday.
Florida Atlantic- The Owls suffered their seventh loss of the year as well, falling to North Texas 31-10. FAU will have a bye week before hitting the road to take on Middle Tennessee.
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...