Week 10 gave us everything we wanted plus more. Close wins, rivalry victories, painful losses, and unfortunately some gruesome injuries. A new face will appear in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday, as the magnolia state took a dagger last week. It’s time to relive week 10 in college football.
SEC Matchups: Week 10
Florida vs. Georgia
Summary: Will Muschamp was 0-7 against Georgia before last week. Florida’s offense sputtered this season, but it came alive against the Bulldogs. Treon Harris only attempted six passes! He completed three of them for 27 yards. The story, however, was Florida’s offensive line bullying Georgia. The Gators ripped off 418 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Kelvin Taylor and Matt Jones feasted on the Bulldogs defense. Taylor totaled 197 yards and two scores while Jones recorded 192 yards and two touchdowns. Hutson Mason held his own against Florida. He completed 63.4 percent of his passes (26-41) for 319 yards and a touchdown. Nick Chubb averaged 7.4 yards per carry. He registered 156 yards and a touchdown. Georgia outgained Florida 460-445, but the Bulldogs defense had no answer against the run.
Final Score: Florida 38—Georgia 20
Kentucky vs. Missouri
Summary: Kentucky’s chances of going to a bowl game were put on hold again last week. Missouri’s quarterback Maty Mauk did enough to secure a win and a hold on the Eastern Division. He went 18/33 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Mauk also did damage on the ground, collecting 75 yards rushing. Bud Sasser led all receivers with six catches for 67 yards and two scores. Placekicker Andrew Baggett was huge as he nailed two field goals, including a 41-yard attempt in the third quarter. Patrick Towles completed 52.8 percent of his passes (19/36) for 158 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Javess Blue scored Kentucky’s lone touchdown. Missouri was 10 of 20 on third down (50.0 percent) and outgained Kentucky 320-260.
Final Score: Missouri 20—Kentucky 10
Tennessee vs. South Carolina
Summary: No one expected a shootout with Tennessee on the field. Both teams are trying to reach a .500 record. South Carolina’s quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 347 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Mike Davis rushed for 69 yards, but the night belonged to Brandon Wilds. Wilds had 143 yards rushing and two scores on eight carries. Pharoh Cooper had a game for the ages. He led South Carolina’s receiving corps with 11 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Cooper also rushed for a touchdown and threw for another score. Sophomore Joshua Dobbs continues to show why he’s the future at quarterback for Tennessee. Dobbs had 301 yards passing, two touchdowns and an interception. He also registered 166 yards rushing and three scores. Jalen Hurd and Jason Croom each caught a touchdown pass. Alton “Pig” Howard led Tennessee’s receiving corps with five catches for 109 yards. Placekicker Aaron Medley didn’t have his best game, but it didn’t matter. He connected on a 32-yard field goal in overtime.
Final Score: Tennessee 45—South Carolina 42
#1 Mississippi State vs. Arkansas
Summary: Bret Bielema is so close to a breakthrough with Arkansas. The Razorbacks aggravated Dak Prescott all game. Prescott threw for 331 yards, but he had two interceptions. Running back Josh Robinson took on double duty for Mississippi State. He rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown. Robinson led the Bulldogs receiving corps with six catches for 110 yards. Fred Ross caught Prescott’s lone touchdown pass. Arkansas’s running back Alex Collins totaled 93 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hunter Henry collected 110 receiving yards. Brandon Allen is much improved, but he cracked on Arkansas’s final drive. Allen had 238 passing yards, but Will Redmond ended Arkansas’s threat in the fourth quarter with a game-clinching interception.
Final Score: Mississippi State 17—Arkansas 10
#3 Auburn vs. #4 Mississippi
Summary: The magnolia state grieves. Auburn stuck the final dagger into the hearts of Mississippi fans last week. Bo Wallace gave it everything he had, despite a crucial fumble in the fourth quarter. He tossed for 341 yards and two touchdowns. Wallace led Ole Miss in rushing with 61 yards and a score. Evan Engram, Vince Sanders and Laquon Treadwell all had huge performances. Engram totaled 123 yards receiving and a touchdown. Treadwell had 103 yards and a score. Sanders recorded six catches for 105 yards. Nick Marshall was clutch for Auburn. He completed 68.2 percent of his passes (15/22) for 254 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Marshall rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Cameron Artis-Payne averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He had 143 yards rushing and a score. Ole Miss’s secondary had no answer for Sammie Coates. He had five receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown. The Rebels lost a game and a star player on its final drive. Treadwell caught a pass from Wallace and turned up field. Auburn’s linebacker Cassanova McKinzy grabs Treadwell by the shoulder pads. Treadwell landed awkwardly on the body on McKinzy and fumbled the ball. Auburn recovered and Treadwell was diagnosed with a fractured ankle.
Final Score: Auburn 35—Mississippi 31
ACC Matchups: Week 10
#2 Florida State vs. #25 Louisville
Summary: Louisville learned a valuable lesson last week. The Cardinals had Florida State on the ropes, but failed to knock them out. Jameis Winston got it done, despite three interceptions. He threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns. Dalvin Cook anchored the Seminoles on the ground. Cook rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Nick O’Leary and Travis Rudolph each registered 76 receiving yards. Rudolph, Ermon Lane and Freddie Stevenson each had a touchdown reception. Michael Dyer was huge for Louisville. He recorded 134 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Will Gardner had 330 passing yards, one touchdown and an interception. DeVante Parker caught eight passed for 214 yards. Louisville forced three turnovers, but had two mistakes itself. The Cardinals defense couldn’t stop Florida State’s balance on offense.
Final Score: Florida State 42—Louisville 31
#24 Duke vs. Pittsburgh
Summary: Pittsburgh’s Chris Blewitt became the latest kicker to hold his head in shame. He missed a 26-yard field goal on the final play in regulation. The attempt would have given Pittsburgh a 41-38 victory, but instead the game went into double overtime. Duke’s quarterback Anthony Boone left everything on the field. He had 266 passing yards and four total touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing). Jamison Crowder led all receivers with nine catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns. DeVon Edwards totaled 160 return yards, including a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh’s quarterback Chad Voytik completed 66.7 percent of his passes (16/24) for 236 yards and two touchdowns. James Connor gashed Duke’s defense on the ground. Connor rushed for 263 yards and three scores. Pittsburgh outgained Duke 594-438. The Panthers possessed the ball more (PITT 41:08—DUKE 18:52), but a 5-yard touchdown run from Thomas Sirk delivered Duke a victory in double overtime.
Final Score: Duke 51—Pittsburgh 48
Miami (FL) vs. North Carolina
Summary: How about Duke Johnson last week?! He rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Miami’s quarterback Brad Kaaya attempted 17 passes. He completed 11 for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Clive Walford caught six passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns. North Carolina failed to create balance offensively. Quarterback Marquise Williams had 191 passing yards with one interception. The Tar Heels recorded two rushing touchdowns, but six yards rushing. North Carolina totaled 258 yards of offense. Two turnovers didn’t help its cause either.
Final Score: Miami 47—North Carolina 20
Big 12 Matchups: Week 10
#13 Baylor vs. Kansas
Summary: Kansas ran into a buzz saw last week. Bryce Petty picked the Jayhawks secondary apart. He recorded 277 passing yards and three touchdowns. Devin Chafin totaled 112 rushing yards and two scores. Corey Coleman grabbed three passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Kicker Chris Callahan was a perfect 4/4 on field goals. Kansas’s quarterback Michael Cummings played well, but the Jayhawks couldn’t run the ball. Cummings had 288 yards and two touchdowns. Kansas had 16 rushing yards. Baylor registered 669 yards of offense. Kansas had three turnovers.
Final Score: Baylor 60—Kansas 14
#9 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State
Summary: Kansas State’s defense forced three turnovers. Oklahoma State was 3 of 13 (23.1 percent) on third down and totaled 261 yards offensively. Jake Waters threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Charles Jones registered two rushing touchdowns. Curry Sexton and Tyler Lockett anchored Kansas State’s receiving corps. Sexton collected nine passes for 159 yards and a touchdown. Lockett had six receptions for 94 yards and a score. Oklahoma State’s running back Tyreek Hill rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown. Kansas State had 421 yards of offense.
Final Score: Kansas State 48—Oklahoma State 14
#18 Oklahoma vs. Iowa State
Summary: Oklahoma managed to have three turnovers despite playing for style points. Trevor Knight totaled 376 yards (230 passing, 146 rushing) and six touchdowns (3 passing, 3 rushing). Blake Bell had two touchdown receptions. K.J. Young caught a touchdown pass. Sam B. Richardson was all the offense for Iowa State. He had 239 passing yards and two total touchdowns. Sam E. Richardson intercepted Knight twice. Oklahoma ran up 751 yards of offense and converted 6 of 12 (50 percent) third downs.
Final Score: Oklahoma 59—Iowa State 14
#7 TCU vs. #20 West Virginia
Summary: Five turnovers will kill any team. It bit West Virginia in the butt last week. Weather conditions were rough, but it’s still no excuse. Clint Trickett had two interceptions and the Mountaineers lost three fumbles. Running back Dreamius Smith (70 yards, one touchdown) and receiver Mario Alford (79 yards, one touchdown) played well, but West Virginia’s mistakes opened the door for TCU. It takes toughness to compete for a Heisman Trophy. TCU’s quarterback Trevone Boykin didn’t have his best game, but he pulled the Horned Frogs through. Boykin completed 40 percent of his passes (12/30) for 166 yards, one touchdown and an interception. B.J. Catalon rushed for 105 yards and two scores. Placekicker Jaden Oberkrom made a game-winning 37-yard field goal as time expired.
Final Score: TCU 31—West Virginia 30
Big Ten Matchups: Week 10
#15 Nebraska vs. Purdue
Summary: Ameer Abdullah was contained, but Tommy Armstrong, Jr. wasn’t. Armstong totaled 188 yards (118 passing, 70 rushing) and two touchdowns, despite two interceptions. De’Mornay Pierson-El caught Armstrong’s lone touchdown pass. Purdue’s quarterback Austin Appleby struggled against Nebraska. He had 216 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Landon Feichter led Purdue’s defense with two interceptions. The Boliermakers outgained Nebraska 340-297, but the Cornhuskers found a way to get a win.
Final Score: Nebraska 35—Purdue 14
#16 Ohio State vs. Illinois
Summary: J.T. Barrett continues to improve as a quarterback. He threw for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliot and Curtis Samuels were a nice one, two punch for Ohio State on the ground. Elliot rushed for 69 yards on nine carries. Samuel recorded 63 yards and two touchdowns. Devin Smith grabbed three passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Bailey tossed for 79 yards and a touchdown, but Reilly O’Toole’s two interceptions hurt Illinois. Donovonn Young had Illinois’s lone rushing score. Matt LaCosse caught Bailey’s touchdown pass. The Buckeyes collected 545 yards of offense. Illinois had four turnovers.
Final Score: Ohio State 55—Illinois 14
Wisconsin vs. Rutgers
Summary: Melvin Gordon’s quest to New York took another step forward. He totaled 128 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Corey Clement crashed the party with 131 rushing yards and two scores. Rutgers was completely outmatched last week. Gary Nova only attempted 15 passes, completing five for 46 yards with an interception. Rutgers didn't make up for it on the ground as they totaled only 76 rushing yards. Wisconsin outgained Rutgers 385-139.
Final Score: Wisconsin 37—Rutgers 0
Maryland vs. Penn State
Summary: It’s been 31 years since Maryland defeated Penn State (1961). The agony ended for the Terrapins last week. Maryland handed the Nittany Lions their fourth loss of the season. C.J. Brown threw for 161 yards and a touchdown. Wes Brown rushed for a touchdown and P.J. Gallo caught Brown’s touchdown pass. Christian Hackenberg had 177 passing yards, one touchdown and an interception. Placekicker Sam Ficken got it done for Penn State. He was a perfect 4/4 on field goals, including a 48-yard attempt in the fourth quarter. Maryland’s Brad Craddock made two field goals. He nailed a 43-yard attempt with 51 seconds left in regulation.
Final Score: Maryland 20—Penn State 19
Pac-12 Matchups: Week 10
#5 Oregon vs. Stanford
Summary: He finally did it! Marcus Mariota exorcised his demon last week. He recorded 343 yards (258 passing, 85 rushing) and four total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing). Darren Carrington and Charles Nelson each caught a touchdown pass. Stanford hasn’t been strong this season and it showed against Oregon. Kevin Hogan completed 72.4 percent of his passes (21/29) for 237 yards with an interception. Devon Cajuste led Stanford’s receiving corps with five catches for 116 yards. Kicker Jordan Williamson was a perfect 3/3 on field goals. Oregon was 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) on third down. The Ducks totaled 525 yards of offense.
Final Score: Oregon 45—Stanford 16
#12 Arizona vs. #22 UCLA
Summary: Low scoring affairs don’t happen often in the Pac-12, but it showed up last week. Brett Hundley carried UCLA on his back. He collected 320 yards (189 passing, 131 rushing) and a touchdown. Jordan Payton had six catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Arizona’s quarter Anu Solomon completed 37.5 percent of his passes (18/48) for 175 yards, one touchdown and an interception. The Wildcats couldn’t generate a run game. Cayleb Jones caught Solomon’s lone touchdown pass.
Final Score: UCLA 17—Arizona 7
#14 Arizona State vs. #14 Utah
Summary: Placekicker Zane Gonzalez saved the day for Arizona State. He made 4 of 5 field goals, including a 36-yard attempt as time expired. Taylor Kelly tossed for 205 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Demario Richard had 116 yards rushing. Jaelen Strong caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. Travis Wilson had a rough outing for Utah. It took him 22 pass attempts to reach 57 yards. Devontae Booker recorded 146 rushing yards. Arizona State outgained Utah 444-241.
Final Score: Arizona State 19—Utah 16
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