Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
TCU edges West Virginia
W.VA. » Jaden Oberkrom kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 10 TCU a 31-30 victory over No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.
The Horned Frogs (71, 4-1 Big 12) overcame a 13-point deficit to keep their national championship hopes alive. TCU entered the game No. 7 in the College Football Playoff ranking.
West Virginia (6-3, 4-2) led 27-14 midway through the third quarter, but was held to one first down the rest of the game.
B.J. Catalon had two second-half touchdown runs for TCU, including a 6-yarder with 7:33 left that cut it to 30-28. He finished with 105 yards.
Boykin threw an incomplete pass on fourth down with 3:46 left, but TCU got another chance with 2:07 remaining after West Virginia punted.
With TCU starting from its 24, Trevone Boykin threw 40 yards to Kolby Listenbee to the West Virginia 33. Three running plays advanced the ball to the 24 to set up Oberkrom’s kick.
The Mountaineers (6-3, 4-2) committed five turnovers, all in their own territory.
Both offenses struggled in cold, windy conditions, and a rain shower in the second quarter practically brought them to a halt.
TCU played its first game outside the state of Texas this season and the nation’s highest-scoring offense looked nothing like the unit that scored 82 points against Texas Tech a week ago.
Boykin went 12 of 30 for 166 yards and a touchdown after throwing a schoolrecord seven TD passes against Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs had a seasonlow 389 yards of offense but scored two touchdowns off turnovers in the third quarter.
Florida 38, Georgia 20
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. » Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Florida upset Georgia, ending a threegame losing streak in the series and quite possibly saving coach Will Muschamp’s job.
Jones ran 25 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor, whose NFL father, Fred, has his name emblazoned on a wall inside EverBank Field, carried 25 times for 192 yards and two scores.
Jones and Taylor carried Florida (4-3, 3-3 SEC) to a much-needed victory in the series against the Bulldogs (6-2, 4-2) and in the Southeastern Conference.
Muschamp may have been the big winner. The fourth-year coach’s future was clearly in jeopardy with Florida having lost 10 of its previous 13 games. Muschamp also had been 0-7 in this series, going 0-4 as a Georgia defensive back in the 1990s and losing his first three games as Florida’s coach.
Baylor 60, Kansas 14
WACO, TEXAS » Bryce Petty had three touchdown passes, two to Corey Coleman, and Baylor scored on 11 straight possessions to rout Kansas.
Baylor (7-1, 3-1 Big 12) had to settle for field goals after two of three first-half fumbles by the Jayhawks deep in their territory, but still rolled up 669 yards in their 14th straight home victory. That streak ties Auburn for the longest in the nation.
Coleman had a careerhigh 167 yards receiving and TDs of 72 and 49 yards, the latter putting the Bears up 46-7 early in the third quarter.
Kansas (2-6, 0-5) had 0 yards rushing at halftime in its 31st straight loss away from home and 28th in a row in a true road game since winning at UTEP in 2009.
Nebraska 35, Purdue 14
LINCOLN,NEB.» Imani Cross had two short touchdown runs after Heisman Trophy hopeful Ameer Abdullah left with a mildly sprained and bruised left knee, and Nebraska beat Purdue to take sole possession of the Big Ten West lead.
The Cornhuskers (8-1, 4-1, No. 15 CFP) are a halfgame ahead of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin after their third straight win. Purdue (3-6, 1-4) lost its third in a row.
Abdullah, who came into the game third nationally in rushing at 156 yards a game, injured his left knee on the Huskers’ second possession while recovering Tommy Armstrong’s fumbled snap at the Purdue 1. Abdullah returned to carry one more time, losing 5 yards, and didn’t return.
Oklahoma 59, Iowa State 14
AMES,IOWA» Trevor Knight became the first FBS player this season to throw three touchdown passes and rush for three scores, helping Oklahoma beat Iowa State.
Knight had 230 yards passing and a career-high 146 yards rushing for the Sooners (6-2, 3-2 Big 12). They gained a season-high 751 yards in beating the Cyclones for the 43rd time in their past 45 tries.
The Sooners had 480 yards and led 35-7 at halftime. But star wide receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off with an apparent leg injury in the first quarter and did not return.
Sam Richardson had 239 yards passing for Iowa State (2-6, 0-5).
Duke 51, Pittsburgh 48, 2OT
PITTSBURGH» Backup quarterback Thomas Sirk bulled into the end zone from 5 yards in the second overtime to lift Duke past Pittsburgh.
The Blue Devils (7-1, 3-1 ACC) held Pitt to a field goal to start the second overtime, then went 25 yards in four plays, with Sirk’s second touchdown ending it.
The Panthers (4-5, 2-3) had a chance to win in regulation, but Chris Blewitt missed a 26-yard field goal with 2 seconds left. James Conner ran for a careerhigh 263 yards and three touchdowns for Pitt.