My beloved Gators took it to LSU yesterday, earning a 14-6 win to say undefeated. The win boosted Florida to rankings of 4th and sixth in AP, and USA Today Polls and sets them up for a huge showdown with 3rd ranked South Carolina, which buried Georgia 35-7 Saturday night, in Gainseville in two weeks.
Other scores of note
Wolfpack upsets 3rd-ranked FSU 17-16
Third-ranked Florida State spent the first half looking every bit like the team picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, from a dominating defense to a running game that kept moving the chains to silence a hostile crowd.
Then North Carolina State figured out a way to shake up the race for both the conference and national championship.
The scary part for Ohio State’s opponents is that Braxton Miller is still learning the offense.
Miller broke his own school record for a quarterback by rushing for 186 yards, zig-zagging 72 yards for one score and passing for another, to lead the 12th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 21 Nebraska 63-38 on Saturday night before the largest crowd ever at Ohio Stadium.
“I’m learning every week,” Miller said. “They’re throwing new stuff at us every week. I’m just trying to get it all down pat.”
Geno Smith and No. 8 West Virginia turned their first trip to Texas into a rollicking Wild West drama.
And now, two games into playing in a new conference, the Mountaineers look every bit like one of the teams to beat in the Big 12.
Smith passed for four touchdowns, Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns and West Virginia came away with another wild victory, this time taking down the 11th-ranked Longhorns 48-45 on Saturday night.
Marcus Mariota says part of his progression as a young quarterback is learning how not to do too much.
Oregon’s redshirt freshman put his faith more in his teammates on Saturday night, throwing for 198 yards and four touchdowns in the No. 2 Ducks’ 52-21 victory over No. 23 Washington.
“I just really have to trust them, and trust my ability to get them the ball,” he said.
Mariota rebounded from an interception on the Ducks’ opening series to complete 15 of 24 passes and Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) won its ninth straight overall dating back to last season, as well as its ninth straight in the series against the rival Huskies (3-2, 1-1).
Bill Snyder didn’t have a whole lot to say to No. 7 Kansas State at halftime on Saturday.
It wasn’t because he was at a loss for material.
The Wildcats had stumbled their way through a first half in which everything went right for Kansas — a faked field goal, a faked punt, a massive advantage in time of possession — and yet the boys in purple were downright angry about leading the game by only a touchdown.
Snyder assumed, and rightly so, that his team could figure things out on its own.
The Wildcats came out of the locker room and scored four touchdowns in the third quarter,Collin Klein and John Hubert leading the way, and the big surge carried unbeaten Kansas State to a 56-16 victory and its fourth straight win against its biggest rival.
No brawls, no chippiness. Not much of a game, either.
So much for nasty ol’ Notre Dame-Miami.
Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III gave Notre Dame its first 100-yard rushing duo in a decade, and Everett Golson came off the bench to lead the No. 9 Irish to a 41-3 victory over Miami on Saturday night in what was a very tame sequel to the heated “Catholics vs. Convicts” rivalry.