Sports department for the student run radio station 90.3 WRST at UW-Oshkosh
Michigan vs. 3 Ohio State
Score: Ohio State won 42-41
This game came down to the wire as Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner’s 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left. Overall, Braxton Miller led the Buckeyes to the win after throwing two touchdown passes and running for 153 yards and adding another three touchdowns on the ground. Carlos Hyde ran for 226 yards and scored a touchdown with 2:20 left in the game to lift Ohio State ahead of Michigan 42-35. The only mistake that Hyde made was a critical fumble earlier in the fourth quarter that allowed Michigan to tie the game.
10 South Carolina vs. 6 Clemson
Score: South Carolina won 31-17
The biggest factor in South Carolina’s win was the fact that the team forced six turnovers. Four of those turnovers came in the fourth quarter. Connor Shaw led South Carolina on offense after completing 14-26 passes for 152 yards and a 9-yard touchdown to Shaq Roland. Shaw also lead the team in rushing, after running for 94 yards and finding the endzone for a 3-yard touchdown.
San Jose State vs. 16 Fresno State
Score: San Jose State won 62-52
David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in this fascinating showdown with Carr. Fales had plenty of targets, including Tyler Winston who caught 10 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Nunn who caught 10 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Chandler who finished with eight catches for 146 yards and an impressive three touchdowns. After San Jose State was on top 42-41 at the end of the first half, the Spartans decided to open the second half with an onside kick. After the Spartans recovered, the team changed the momentum of the game with a touchdown by Thomas Tucker. Keith Smith helped steal with an interception on the defensive end, ending Carr’s streak of 305 straight passes without a pick. Tucker had 65 rushing yards total in the game.
4 Auburn vs. 1 Alabama
Score: Auburn won 38-34
After battling the entire game against Alabama, Auburn was able to win after Chris Davis returned a missed field-goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown. The field-goal by Adam Griffith fell short and Davis ran down the left sideline and then cut back with no worries about being tackled. Nick Marshall went 11-16 throwing for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall also had an impressive 99 yards on the ground and another touchdown. Tre Mason was the lead rusher, rushing for 164 yards and a touchdown.
15 Wisconsin vs. Penn State
Score: Penn State won 31-24
Freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg had an extremely impressive performance against the Badgers as he went 21-30 for 339 yards and four touchdown passes. Two other freshmen also had an excellent day for Penn State. Eugene Lewis had 91 yards and caught two touchdown passes on three catches. One of those passes was for 59 yards to put the Nittany Lions ahead 31-14. Adam Breneman had 78 yards on three receptions. His longest catch was for 68 yards for a touchdown on the opening drive.
-Jordan Jacobson (On Twitter @jordanjacob91)