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South Carolina runs over No. 5 Tennessee 63-38; Hooker hurt Williams’ 470 passing yards puts No. 7 USC over No. 16 UCLA No. 2 Ohio State holds off Terps 43-30, Michigan next

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COLOMBIA, South Carolina – Spencer Rattler he had the best day of his unpredictable career, throwing for 438 yards and six touchdowns, as South Carolina beat No. 5 Tennessee 63–38 on Saturday night, nearly eliminating the Volunteers from the playoffs.

Tennessee (9-2, 6-2 Southeast, No. 5 CFP) may also have lost a Heisman Trophy nominee. Hendon Hookerout of the game in the fourth quarter with a leg injury after falling and fumbling without getting hit.

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Even before the injury, the quarterback of the night was Rattler, who moved from contender Heisman to the bench in Oklahoma in 2021. The junior finally lived up to the prospective South Carolina fans (7-4, 4-4) they had hoped for when he arrived.

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Rattler entered the game with nine interceptions and eight touchdowns, averaging 198 yards per game. Questions have been raised about whether Gamecocks can verify the backup.

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But the younger was patient in the pocket, throwing passes into the narrowest window. He ran when he had to, with five carries for 16 yards. And he even caught a pass in the red from Duckeron Joyner, who South Carolina usually uses as a constant under-post threat.

Rattler’s best day before Saturday was 387 yards against Kansas State in Oklahoma in 2020 and five touchdowns for the Sooners against West Carolina in 2021.

Antwine Wells junior caught 11 passes for 177 yards and Josh Vann as well as Jaheim Bell each caught two touchdowns for the Gamecocks.

There was little the Tennessee defense could do to stop the 11th-best offense in the SEC. The Gamecocks have gained 606 yards after failing to gain over 300 yards in three of their last four games.

63 points was the most the Vols have ever allowed in an SEC game, eclipsing a 62-37 loss. Steve SpurrierFlorida in 1995

Hooker was 25 of 42 for 247 yards and three touchdowns before the injury. The severity of his leg injury was not reported, but he did not return to the game.

Joe Milton III took the place in QB for the Vols when Hooker went down, flipping the ball over om downs after running into the red zone and then leading an assist for 75 yards with four plays in the final two minutes.

CONCLUSION

Tennessee: A promising season for Tennessee collapsed when the defense failed to stop. South Carolina scored touchdowns on nine of 11 drives. One of the failures was a one-game pass that ended the first half.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks beat a top-five team for only the seventh time, and their fans rushed onto the field. It was their biggest win since they eliminated #2 Georgia 20–17 in double overtime in 2019. The 63 points was the Gamecocks’ most in an SEC game since they beat Mississippi State 65-39 in 1995.

CONSEQUENCES OF THE SURVEY

On a day when many of the top teams bent but didn’t break (see No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan, and No. 4 TCU), Tennessee was hit by a car. Vols is likely to drop significantly in the new Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.

NEXT

Tennessee: Oxen heading to Vanderbilt. Tennessee is on a three win streak after three straight losses.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks go to Clemson, who has won seven in a row in a fierce intrastate rivalry.

PASADENA, California – Caleb Williams after passing a career-high 470 yards, Austin Jones rushed for a season-high 120 yards, and Southern California’s seventh seed clinched a spot in the Pac-12 championship game by defeating the UCLA No. 16 48-45 on Saturday night.

Williams also rushed for 32 yards and finished with 503 offensive yards. The Trojans (10-1, 8-1 Pac-12) posted a season-high 648 offensive yards and took advantage of the Bruins’ four losses.

Williams completed 32 of 43 passes with two touchdowns and an interception. His favorite target was Jordan Addisonwho had 11 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown.

USC fell behind 14-0 before rallying. The Trojans scored on eight of the nine discs, including five in a row.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson he accounted for all six UCLA touchdowns, but also had three interceptions and a fumble.

UCLA received the ball with 2:21 left after forcing USC to hit. The Bruins (8-3, 5-3) moved into midfield, but their comeback hopes evaporated when Thompson-Robinson was knocked down Corey Foreman in midfield with 1:26 remaining.

Thompson-Robinson was 23 of 38 for 309 yards and threw for four touchdowns. He also ran for 75 yards and scored two points.

TURNING POINT

After Jones’ 8-yard run led the Trojans to a 21–17 record, UCLA got the ball and looked to score one last score before halftime—along with getting the ball early in the second half.

Everything didn’t go according to plan.

Thompson-Robinson was captured Mechs Blackmonwhich brought him back to UCLA 35. USC’s Denis Lynch missed his second field goal.

The Bruins got the ball back, but Shane Lee intercepted Thompson-Robinson at UCLA 47 with 14 seconds left. USC was able to convert that time when Lynch connected from 49 yards to take the Trojans 21-20 at halftime.

Nicholas Barr-Meara’s 46-yard field goal early in the second half extended the Bruins’ lead to four before Williams connected with Addison for a 35-yard TD to put the Trojans in first place 27–24.

The USC defense reached its third rotation in the middle of the third quarter when Tyrone Taleni fired Thompson-Robinson and forced a fumble which was reinstated Latrell McCutchin at UCLA 9. Two games later, Jones hit in the middle from 2 yards, pushing the Trojans’ lead into double figures.

CONCLUSION

USC: There were some concerns after Travis DaiA season-ending injury last week that would see the Trojans struggle in a running game, but Jones averaged 5.7 yards per carry and touched down twice.

UCLA: The Bruins defense has been having trouble over the past two weeks, especially stopping the opposition’s passing game. They allowed four completions of at least 35 yards.

CONSEQUENCES OF THE SURVEY

After this victory, the Trojans can bet on the top five, and the Bruins will try to stay in the rankings.

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USC: Next Saturday will host Notre Dame at number 18.

UCLA: Coming to California on Friday.

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – CJ Stroud and the State of Ohio have been waiting for this for a year.

Now it’s time to take on Michigan – and after more fighting than usual this weekend, the Buckeyes and the Wolverines will indeed be undefeated when they face off next weekend.

Dallan Hayden scored three touchdowns in the second half of No. 2 Ohio State’s 43–30 victory over Maryland on Saturday. The Buckeyes and No. 3 Michigan have overcome their final hurdles, and now Ohio State will seek revenge on the Wolverines for last year’s loss – the first in a streak in a decade.

“We licked our wounds for 365 days listening to all the laughter, everything everyone was saying,” said Stroud, Ohio State’s star quarterback. “I definitely think we’ve been preparing for this not only on the field, but also in the gym.”

Just before Ohio State (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) and Maryland (6-5, 3-5) started the game, Michigan swept Illinois on a late field goal. The Buckeyes then had a lot of problems of their own against the Terrapins. Ohio State was trailing 13–10 at halftime, with the Buckeyes leading just 33–30 when they flipped the ball down to the Maryland 42 with 6:36 left in the game.

However, Ohio State crossed three or more, and then the Buckeyes ran out of most of their remaining time. Noah Ruggles hit a 45-yard field goal with 42 seconds left, and Steel Chambers added defensive touchdown 9 seconds before the game.

“Of course, we are never satisfied with a defeat, but what you saw today is how we fight with a team that I consider one of the best in the country,” Maryland coach. Michael Loxley said.

Maryland quarterback Valuya Tagovailoaon whose fumble Chambers scored a goal, got injured in that game and left very slowly.

Hayden finished with 146 yards on 27 carries.

TreVion Henderson returned after missing two previous Ohio State games with injury. He caught an early touchdown pass 31 yards from Stroud, but only managed 19 yards on 11 carries.

“It got to the point where we just decided we weren’t going to put it on again,” the coach said. Ryan Day said.

Day said Henderson had a great week of training and the team will continue to evaluate him. The day hopes to return Soup Williams will return next week after leaving the game last weekend with a leg injury.

Tagovailoa completed his first 11 passes, and although the Turps hit a pair of field goals early in the red zone, they took a 13–10 lead, catching a 1-yard touchdown. CJ Dippre 3:52 before the end of the half.

This was very different from the previous two meetings between Ohio State and Maryland State, in which the Buckeyes won 73–14 and 66–17, although it was not as torturous for them as their 52 overtime win over the Turp. -51 in 2018. This game also took place the week before they faced Michigan.

The punt blocked provided Hayden with an 8-yard touchdown and gave the Buckeyes a 17–13 lead in the third.

“I love the way we competed tonight, even though it’s not pretty,” Stroud said. “I don’t think many games today were pretty.”

Hayden’s second touchdown made it 27-13, but Maryland responded with a 5-yard scoring run by Tagowailoa plus a 2-point conversion. After another TD held by Hayden, Yakorian Bennett returned the blocked extra point for two points to make it 33–23.

Tagovailoa scored a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jeshawn Jones cut the lead to three with 9:49 left.

CONCLUSION

Ohio State: It was the second most points scored by the Buckeyes this season, surpassed only by their 44-31 win over Penn State, but Ohio State fled on the road and showed it had enough depth to run back regardless how healthy Henderson is. it’s next weekend.

Maryland: The Terps’ improvement this year may not be reflected in their final album. They played hard in Michigan, losing 34-27 in September and were inbounds…



Source: collegefootball.nbcsports.com

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