The Day – Top 25 in college football


North Carolina 58, # 10 Wake Forest 55

Ty Chandler ran for career highs 213 yards and four touchdowns and North Carolina overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Wake Forest on Saturday, handing the Demon Deacons their first loss in a non-conference clash of Conference teams from the Atlantic coast.

Chandler’s big day featured a 50-yard breakaway run with 1:12 to go. It was the final blow for the Tar Heels (5-4) as they recovered from a huge deficit in the third quarter to beat the Demon Deacons (8-1, No.9 CFP) for the second year in a row, after 21 points. came back last year by wiping out a 45-27 deficit with 7:38 left in the third.

The loss does not impact the Demon Deacons’ pursuit of their first ACC title since 2006, as it was part of a non-home conference series announced in 2015, with schools not playing in the middle as often. of the CCA’s extended programming model. But that likely puts an end to their hopes of climbing deeper into the college football playoff race, even if they do win the league and win the CCA championship game.

Sam Hartman threw for 398 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 78 yards and two more scores for Wake Forest. AT Perry and Jaquarii Roberson each had a pair of touchdowns to lead a 615-yard effort of offense.

Sam Howell of North Carolina threw for 216 yards and a touchdown and ran for 104 and two more scores in a top-level quarterback clash. He helped the Tar Heels for 546 yards and set up a decisive 25-yard field goal by Grayson Atkins with 2:12 left.

No. 1 Georgia 43, Missouri 6

Stetson Bennett had 255 yards and two touchdowns before giving way to former starter JT Daniels, leading Georgia past Missouri.

The game opened up new questions for Georgia at quarterback while asserting the Bulldogs’ defensive dominance throughout the season. Missouri were limited to 273 yards of total offense in Georgia’s Game 7 of the season, allowing no more than 10 points.

Georgia (9-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) scored 40 straight points after Missouri (4-5, 1-4) took a 3-0 lead.

Tyler Badie of Missouri, the SEC’s first rusher, was held 41 yards to the ground.

No. 2 Cincinnati 28, Tulsa 20

Desmond Ridder threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns and Cincinnati held off Tulsa.

Alec Peirce had five catches for 113 yards and a touchdown to help the Bearcats (9-0, 5-0 American Athletic) extend the nation’s second longest home winning streak to 25 games.

Shamari Brooks ran 132 yards for Tulsa (3-6, 2-3) and Anthony Watkins ran for 105.

When Tulsa was stopped short in fourth place in 4, it appeared the Bearcats were going to run out of time. But Ridder fumbled on a stealth, bringing the Golden Hurricane to life. At the fourth and goal of the 1, Steven Anderson fumbled as he reached the goal line, and Jabari Taylor recovered for a touchback.

Purdue 40, # 5 Michigan State 29

Aidan O’Connell threw for a career-best 536 yards, tied his career high with three touchdown passes and led Purdue past Michigan State, leaving the Big Ten without any undefeated teams.

Purdue’s second major upheaval in four weeks could prevent the conference from making the college football playoffs for the third time in five years. The Boilermakers (6-3, 4-2), who then won at No. 2 Iowa last month, are eligible for the bowl for the first time in three years. They are tied for the lead in the West Division and extended their FBS record for wins against the top five teams when not ranked at 17.

The Spartans (8-1, 5-1) lost to Purdue for the first time since 2006 and are one game away from Ohio State in the East.

O’Connell scored 40 of 54, including a 39-yard touchdown to Jackson Anthrop on a beautifully executed lap play that gave Purdue a 21-7 lead in the second quarter.

No. 6 Ohio State 26, Nebraska 17

CJ Stroud threw for 405 yards and two touchdowns and the Ohio State defense made a pair of saves after Nebraska retired within six points.

The Buckeyes’ top offense managed just two field goals in the second half, allowing the Cornhuskers to make it a one-point game until Noah Ruggles hit a 46-yard field goal with 1:29 to play.

Ohio State (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten) won its 24th straight game against a conference opponent.

The Huskers (3-7, 1-6) have lost their fourth straight game and are guaranteed a fourth consecutive losing season under Scott Frost and a fifth in a row overall.

N ° 8 Notre Dame 34, Marine 6

Jack Coan threw for 269 yards and a touchdown, Kyren Williams scored two goals and Notre Dame ended the Navy’s triple-option offense.

Coan, a transfer graduate from Wisconsin, completed 23 of 29 passes, with a 70-yard pass to Kevin Austin at the end of the first half for the Irish (801, No.10 CFP).

Williams, who tallied a career-high 199 yards last week in a 44-34 shootout victory over North Carolina, scored on carries 1 and 20 yards but only managed 95 yards on 17 carries. The Irish offensive totaled 430 yards.

Graduate nose tackle Kurt Hinish clocked a career-high 10 tackles after making just 14 in six games to come. Notre Dame dominated the aspirants (2-7) with its size and physical play. Navy controlled the clock, with 34:33 possession – but only completed one pass for 18 yards and rushed for 166 yards – 73 of 22 carried by fullback Isaac Ruoss.

No. 11 Oklahoma St. 24, West Virginia 3

Spencer Sanders threw two touchdown passes and Oklahoma State had eight sacks against West Virginia.

Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, No. 11 CFP) has won seven straight wins over the Mountaineers (4-5, 2-4).

The Cowboys rounded West Virginia’s offensive line the entire game. Devin Harper and Brock Martin had two sacks each for the Cowboys.

West Virginia, which compiled 492 total yards in a win over Iowa State last week, was limited to 133 total yards on Saturday, including 17 rushing yards against the Big 12’s best rushing defense. .

Both of Sanders’ TD assists went to Tay Martin in the right corner of the end zone for single coverage. Sanders finished 21 of 31 for 182 yards. He threw an interception.

No.12 Texas A&M 20, No.12 Auburn 3

Micheal Clemons scored the only touchdown of the game on a 24-yard fumble early in the fourth quarter, and Texas A&M beat Auburn.

Clemons’ scoop and score came after defensive tackle Jayden Peevy cleared the ball away from Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. Clemons, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end, picked up the ball and sprinted to the end zone, diving to the ground after crossing the goal line.

Zach Calzada finished 15 of 29 for 192 yards for Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), shaking up an apparent injury to his non-pitching shoulder in the third quarter. His performance was good enough for the Aggies to survive a defensive battle between the two top-ranked two-game losing teams in the country.

Auburn (6-3, 3-2) saw his four-game winning streak interrupted at College Station.

TCU 30, n ° 14 Baylor 28

Chandler Morris threw for 461 yards and two touchdowns on his first start for TCU and the Horned Frogs beat Baylor in their first game without Gary Patterson on the sidelines since 1997.

The Horned Frogs (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) ended a three-game losing streak six days after school and Patterson mutually agreed to go their separate ways immediately before ending his 21st season as a coach -chief. They had lost five of their previous six games and were 21-22 since the start of 2018. Jerry Kill, the former Minnesota coach who was the best man in Patterson’s marriage and in an off-court role on his team , took over by interim. the head coach.

Baylor (7-2, 4-2) was leading and passing midfield after the Frogs missed a field goal when linebacker Shadrach Banks intercepted a pass thrown by Gerry Bohanon with 1:03 left.

Bohanon finished 14 of 20 for 214 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, and Abram Smith ran for 125 yards for Baylor, who saw their three-game winning streak cut short. Tyquan Thornton had five catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Morris, a freshman in a red shirt who transferred from Oklahoma and who is the son of former Arkansas and SMU head coach Chad Morris, provided 29 of 41 passes. He also led the Frogs with 70 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.

No. 15 Mississippi 27, Liberty 14

Matt Corral threw for 324 yards and a touchdown to lead the Mississippi past Liberty and former Rebels coach Hugh Freeze.

Corral completed 20 of 27 passes, including six passes over 20 yards.

The Rebels (7-2) took a 24-0 halftime lead, evidenced by a 70-yard touchdown from Jerrion Ealy in game two of the game.

Freeze coached the Rebels from 2012 to 2016 with considerable success, including two wins over Alabama, before being forced to resign amid scandal.

Liberty fell to 7-3.

No 17 BYU 59, State of Idaho 14

Jaren Hall threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, and BYU demolished the state of Idaho.

Baylor Romney took over in the second half for Hall, who finished 2 yards off his fourth 300-yard performance in the last five games.

Puka Nacua had six catches for 120 yards and one touchdown for the Cougars, who debuted 15th in the college football playoff standings released Tuesday.

BYU (8-2) finished with 560 yards offensive, averaging 7.4 yards per game, for their third straight victory. The state of Idaho is 1-8.

No.22 Penn State 31, Maryland 14

Jahan Dotson caught 11 passes for a school record 242 yards and three touchdowns, helping Penn State end a three-game losing streak.

Sean Clifford threw for 363 yards for the Nittany Lions, including an 86-yard strike for Dotson that gave Penn State the lead with 13:55 left. Dotson also caught scoring passes from 38 and 21 yards.

The Terrapins tied at 14 at the start of the fourth quarter. A sack pushed Penn State (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) back 8 yards on the opening play of the next drive, but Clifford then found his star catcher in the middle and Dotson passed everyone in the zone. goals.

The Terrapins (5-4, 2-4) were trying to gain bowl eligibility for the first time since 2016. Taulia Tagovailoa had 342 yards and a touchdown but took an intentional rushing penalty that knocked it down Maryland out of range of the early firing range. and fumbled with a shotgun snap for key third-quarter sales.

Memphis 28, n ° 23 SMU 25

Seth Henigan returned to throw for 392 yards and two touchdowns in Memphis’ win over SMU.

After being out last week in a loss to UCF with a right shoulder injury, Henigan completed 34 of 53 passes, including 2-yard touchdowns to Eddie Lewis and 27 yards to Javon Ivory. for the Tigers (5-4, 2-3 American Sports Conference).

SMU (7-2, 3-2) trailed 28-10 after a 40-yard pass from Memphis running back Rodrigues Clark to tight end Sean Dykes with 11:04 left.

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