College Football Recap: Clemson Wins in Shootout

Obligatory Dabo pic! (via ESPN3)

Clemson 62, NC State 48

The Clemson Tigers are now 10-1 for the season following a big win over NC State on Saturday. It went back-and-forth early on, but a 28 point second quarter put the Tigers in the lead and maintained it.

Tahj Boyd had eight touchdowns in the win, including five for passing. Boyd had 423 yards passing and 102 yards rushing.

The two teams combined for 1,354 yards of total offense and 62 first downs. Mike Glennon had five touchdown passes and 493 yards for the Wolfpack.

Clemson is 10-1 on the season and will play South Carolina next week. NC State will be home next week to play Boston College.

UCLA 38, USC 28

The UCLA Bruins will be back in the Pac 12 title game after defeating USC 38-28 in Pasadena Saturday. Johnathan Franklin had 160 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Brett Hundley had three touchdowns, two rushing and one passing for UCLA.

The Trojans trailed 24-0, but were able to fight their way back and even had the UCLA lead down to three points in the fourth quarter. However, a Franklin 29-yard touchdown with less than five minutes left put the game on ice for the Bruins.

UCLA will be home next week to play Stanford, while USC hosts Notre Dame.

LSU 41, Ole Miss 35

LSU scored three fourth quarter touchdowns to win its second in a row. Jeremy Hill had two of those touchdowns, both on one-yard runs. The second Hill touchdown came with 35 seconds left and helped put LSU in the lead. Hill finished the game with 77 yards and three touchdowns.

The Tigers tied the game at 35-35 early in the fourth quarter thanks to an Odell Beckham 89-yard punt return for the touchdown.

Bo Wallace led the way for Ole Miss with five touchdowns (two passing, three rushing) and 309 yards passing.

LSU hits the road next week to play Arkansas, while Ole Miss plays Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.

Rutgers 10, Cincinnati 3

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, possible Big Ten team in the future, scored the tight win against Cincinnati Saturday.

Gary Nova’s 71-yard touchdown pass to Mark Harrison in the second quarter was the difference in the game.

The win over Cincinnati keeps Rutgers in the Big East lead. They play Louisville for the De Facto title game on Thanksgiving.

Oklahoma State 59, Texas Tech 21

It was all Oklahoma State as they scored 35 first half points en route to their second straight victory. Clint Chelf had 228 yards passing and three touchdown passes in the win.

The Cowboys have a big test next week as they face the Oklahoma Sooners. Texas Tech will play their last regular season game next week against Baylor.

Utah State 48, Louisiana Tech 41

It’s never a dull moment for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs! Louisiana Tech came back from a 41-17 deficit to force the game into overtime.

However, during overtime Kerwynn Williams had a four-yard run on the opening overtime drive to give Utah State the lead. Louisiana Tech was unable to score on their possession, thus giving Utah State at a share of the WAC title. They play Idaho next week, while Louisiana Tech plays San Jose State.

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