De­fense pow­ers top-ranked Tide past Bull­dogs

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - Gard­ner Min­shew II over­came a slow start to lead Washington State past nose-div­ing Colorado. Min­shew was 35 of 58 for 335 yards and two TDs. He had a 10-yard scor­ing run in the fourth quar­ter. The McKenzie Mil­ton threw two touch­down passes and ran for a s

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s of­fense didn’t put up the video game­like num­bers that had seem­ingly be­come com­mon­place. The de­fense played so well, again, that it didn’t mat­ter.

The top-ranked Crim­son Tide had its sec­ond straight shutout in a 24-0 vic­tory over No. 18 Mis­sis­sippi State on Satur­day, while Josh Ja­cobs ran for a touch­down and caught a scor­ing pass.

With quar­ter­back Tua Tago­v­ailoa still bat­tling a gimpy right knee, the Tide (10-0, 7-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence, No. 1 CFP) turned to de­fense for an­other vin­tage per­for­mance.

NO. 10 WASHINGTON STATE 31, COLORADO 7: Mis­sis­sippi State quar­ter­back Nick Fitzger­ald (7) is pres­sured by Alabama de­fen­sive line­man Johnny Dwight dur­ing the first half Satur­day in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Cougars (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) won their sixth straight, but it wasn’t as easy as ex­pected against the Buf­faloes (5-5, 2-5). NO. 11 UCF 35, NAVY 24: Knights (9-0, 6-0 Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence, No. 12 CFP) re­mained one of four un­beaten teams in FBS. TEN­NESSEE 24, NO. 12 KEN­TUCKY 7:

first half and Dar­rell Tay­lor recorded four sacks as Ten­nessee trounced No. 12 Ken­tucky on Satur­day. Ten­nessee has won its last 17 home games against Ken­tucky, which hasn’t beaten the Vol­un­teers at Ney­land Sta­dium since 1984.

NO. 9 LSU 24, ARKANSAS 17: NO. 5 GE­OR­GIA 27, AUBURN 10: No. 5 Ge­or­gia struck for a pair of touch­downs late in the first half to take con­trol and D’An­dre Swift fin­ished off Auburn with a 77-yard scor­ing run early in the fourth quar­ter to lead the Bull­dogs to a vic­tory over their old­est ri­val Satur­day night. Swift rushed for 186 yards to power an­other big game by Ge­or­gia’s run­ning at­tack, which fin­ished with 303 yards. Hav­ing al­ready locked up a spot in the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game, the Bull­dogs (9-1, 7-1, No. 5 CFP) couldn’t af­ford to slip up against the Tigers.


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