Fromm lifts Bull­dogs over Ga­tors

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Football -

JACK­SONVILLE, Fla. — Jake Fromm threw three touch­down passes, end­ing spec­u­la­tion about fresh­man Justin Fields sup­plant­ing him in the start­ing lineup, and No. 7 Georgia beat ninth-ranked Florida 36-17 on Satur­day.

The Bull­dogs took ad­van­tage of Florida’s three turnovers and an in­jury to cor­ner­back C.J. Henderson to win the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cock­tail Party” for the sec­ond straight year.

Fromm com­pleted 17 of 24 passes for 240 yards, none big­ger than the three for scores — all on third down. The first two went to Jeremiah Hol­lo­man, who beat C.J. McWil­liams both times. The Bull­dogs (7-1, 5-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) clearly were pick­ing on McWil­liams af­ter he re­placed Henderson (back) on the first series.

There had been talk that Georgia coach Kirby Smart would get highly touted fresh­man Fields more work fol­low­ing a 20-point loss to LSU. Fromm smashed those ru­mors.

Florida (6-2, 4-2) took a one-point lead early in the third quar­ter — Feleipe Franks threw a per­fect, 36-yard touch­down pass to Fred­die Swain — but Georgia an­swered with an­other Fromm-to-Hol­lo­man con­nec­tion and then pulled away late.

NO. 2 CLEM­SON 59, FLORIDA STATE 10

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE, Fla. — Trevor Lawrence threw four touch­down passes, and Clem­son handed Florida State its worst home loss in pro­gram his­tory.

Lawrence com­pleted 20 of 37 passes for 314 yards be­fore leav­ing late in the third quar­ter. Tee Hig­gins and Amari Rodgers each had two touch­down re­cep­tions.

The Tigers (8-0, 5-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) moved to 8-0 for the sev­enth time in school his­tory, in­clud­ing the third time in the last four sea­sons.

NO. 8 OK­LA­HOMA 51, KANSAS STATE 14

NOR­MAN, Okla. — Kyler Murray passed for 352 yards and three touch­downs and ran for an­other score to help Ok­la­homa beat Kansas State.

The Soon­ers (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) rolled up a sea­son-high 702 to­tal yards and only punted once, and that was in the fourth quar­ter af­ter Murray was done for the day.

NO. 12 KEN­TUCKY 15, MIS­SOURI 14

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Terry Wil­son threw a 2yard touch­down pass to C.J. Con­rad on the fi­nal play to lift Ken­tucky over Mis­souri.

Ken­tucky held Mis­souri (4-4, 1-4) with­out a first down on eight sec­ond-half pos­ses­sions.

NO. 17 PENN STATE 30, NO. 18 IOWA 24

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Nick Scott in­ter­cepted a pass to thwart Iowa at the Penn State 2 with 3:18 left and the Nit­tany Lions held on to avoid a third straight home loss.

Penn State (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) needed one last de­fen­sive stand to hold off Iowa (6-2, 3-2).

NORTH­WEST­ERN 31, NO. 20 WIS­CON­SIN 17

EVANSTON, Ill. — Clay­ton Thor­son ran for two touch­downs and threw a scor­ing pass to help North­west­ern (5-3, 5-1) beat Wis­con­sin.

HOUS­TON 57, NO. 21 SOUTH FLORIDA 36

HOUS­TON — D’Eriq King had a hand in a ca­reer-high seven touch­downs, throw­ing for 419 yards and five scores and run­ning for 134 yards and two more touch­downs in Hous­ton’s (7-1, 4-0 Amer­i­can) vic­tory.

Joe Rob­bins / Getty Im­ages

Clem­son’s Austin Spence re­cov­ers a fum­bled punt by Florida State’s D.J. Matthews dur­ing the the third quar­ter of the Tigers’ 59-10 vic­tory Satur­day at Doak Camp­bell Sta­dium in Tal­la­has­see, Fla.

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