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4 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) vs. Penn State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten)
Score: Ohio State won 63-14
I don’t think Braxton Miller could have asked for a better game after throwing for a career-best of 252 yards with three touchdown passes and finding the end zone on the ground for two more touchdowns. This is the most points surrendered by Penn State in 114 years. Ohio State was determined from the moment the clock started ticking in the first quarter and they never let up. Miller completed all of his pass attempts on the opening drive before Carlos Hyde scored on an easy two-yard run. Ohio State scored on six of seven possessions in the first two quarters. Penn State did not answer back until late in the second quarter, after Ohio State was ahead by 28 points. While the passing was impressive, the running game was just as dominating. Hyde led the team with 147 yards and two touchdowns while Jordan Hall ran for 81 yards.
Kansas (2-5, 0-4 Big 12) vs. 8 Baylor (7-0, 4-0 Big 12)
Score: Baylor won 59-14
While Baylor is known for its high scoring offense, there was no doubt about that on Saturday. Bryce Petty threw for 430 yards and with three touchdowns in fewer than three quarters. The Bears gained nearly 500 yards on offense while shutting out Kansas by 38 points at halftime. The team was not as productive in the second half because many of the starters were pulled out. Lache Seastrunk led the Bears with 109 rushing yards, averaging 8.4 yards per carry, with a touchdown. Shock Linwood ran for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns. Tevin Reece led the team with 110 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
23 UCF (6-1, 3-0 AAC) vs. Connecticut (0-7, 0-3 AAC)
Score: UCF won 62-17
Blake Bortles had an outstanding day completing 20 out of 24 attempts while throwing for 286 yards and four touchdowns. Bortles ended the day with five total touchdowns after running one in. Justin Holman played in the fourth quarter and he threw for 65 yards with one pass for a touchdown. J.J. Worton led the Knights with 119 receiving yards, but only scoring one of the four receiving touchdowns. The other three receiving touchdowns came from Jeff Godfrey who had 54 total receiving yards. UFC did not have a single individual in particular stand out for the team’s rushing yards, but rather eight team members combined for 176 total yards on the ground with three touchdowns. The Knight’s defense only allowed 233 total yards and forced four turnovers.
18 N Illinois (8-0, 4-0 MAC) vs. E Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC)
Score: N Illinois won 59-20
Jordan Lynch had an outstanding performance completing 16 out of 20 attempts for 223 yards and four touchdowns. The offense revolved around Lynch as he led the team with 18 carries for 99 yards including one rushing touchdown as well. Tommlee Lewis followed closely behind, rushing for 81 yards. Lewis led the team with 107 receiving yards. Although Da’Ron Brown only had 38 receiving yards, he caught two touchdown passes. The Huskies reached their season-high in points and second-highest total offense with 658 total yards.
1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) vs. Tennessee (4-4,1-3 SEC)
Score: Alabama won 45-10
Rather than a quarterback leading the team, it was T.J Yeldon who led Alabama with 15 carries for 72 yards and three touchdowns. Kenyan Drake rushed for 89 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. AJ McCarron completed 19 of 27 attempts for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Kevin Norwood was McCarron’s leading receiver six receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. Amari Cooper had five receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. Alabama’s defense forced two interceptions, while only allowing 322 yards. Landon Collins intercepted the ball once and ran it back 89 yards for a touchdown.
-Jordan Jacobson (On Twitter @jordanjacob91)
Wide World of Sports
While Saturday is the day for college football, today is the day for NFL. While the division leaders in a few divisions are starting to pull away, there are several key matchups that will be important to follow. First, the Dallas Cowboys battle the Detroit Lions at noon. The Lions will be looking to win in order to keep up with Chicago and Green Bay in the division race. The Cowboys will also look to win to remain in the lead of its division against the Philadelphia Eagles. The New York Jets need a win this week against the Bengals in order to keep the New England Patriots in sight. As lucky as the Kansas City Chiefs may appear to be this year, the team will need a win against the Cleveland Browns in order to remain on top of the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have what should be an easy match up at home against the Washington Redskins. Finally, if the Green Bay Packers did not have Aaron Rodgers on the team, I do not know where the team would be standing right now. The Packers need to continue their win streak against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night in order to remain on top of the division against the Bears and Lions.