The Washington Post Sunday

Seminoles are stunned on the last play



Jacksonvil­le State’s Zerrick Cooper completed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Damond Philyaw-Johnson as time expired in Tallahasse­e, shocking Florida State, 20-17, a week after the Seminoles lost in overtime to Notre Dame.

The winning touchdown was Cooper’s second scoring pass in the final five minutes as the Football Championsh­ip Subdivison­level Gamecocks (1-1) rallied from a 17-7 deficit.

● KENTUCKY 35, MISSOURI 28: Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for a career-high 207 yards and scored four touchdowns, including the go-ahead score from eight yards with 11:28 remaining, and the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0) stopped the Tigers (1-1, 1-1) late for a hardfought victory in Lexington, Ky., in the SEC opener.

● LSU 34, MCNEESE 7: Max Johnson tossed three touchdown passes as the Tigers (1-1) cruised past the Cowboys (0-2) in Baton Rouge.

● PITTSBURGH 41, TENNESSEE 34: Kenny Pickett threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to lead the Panthers over the Volunteers (1-1) in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Panthers (2-0) collected five sacks, recovered two fumbles and had an intercepti­on and a crucial fourth-quarter goal-line stand to seal the win.

Vols starting quarterbac­k Joe Milton went down with a lower leg injury in the second quarter.

● SOUTH CAROLINA 20, EAST CAROLINA 17: Parker White kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired as the Gamecocks (2-0) rallied from 14 down to beat the Pirates (0-2) in Greenville, N.C.

● GEORGIA TECH 45, KENNESAW STATE 17: In Atlanta, fill-in starter Jordan Yates passed for four touchdowns, and the Yellow Jackets (1-1) contained the Owls (1-1) and their triple-option.

● MICHIGAN STATE 42, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 14: Payton Thorne threw for four touchdowns, including two long strikes to Jayden Reed, and ran for another score as the Spartans (2-0) rolled over the Penguins (1-1) in East Lansing, Mich.

● MINNESOTA 31, MIAMI (OHIO) 26: Treyson Potts stepped in for injured star Mo Ibrahim and rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns in his first start to help the Gophers (1-1) fend off the Redhawks (0-2) in Minneapoli­s.

● OKLAHOMA STATE 28, TULSA 23: The Cowboys (2-0) trailed 14-7 entering the fourth quarter but took control of the nonconfere­nce game against the Golden Hurricane (0-2) with Spencer Sanders’s touchdown pass, LD Brown’s 98-yard kickoff return for a score and Jaylen Warren’s

late 11-yard run in Stillwater, Okla.

● RUTGERS 17, SYRACUSE 7: An unsportsma­nlike conduct penalty against the Orange (1-1) and Coach Dino Babers set up the Scarlet Knights for a touchdown, and a fumble by Syracuse quarterbac­k Tommy DeVito set up a Scarlet Knights field goal as Rutgers won in Syracuse, N.Y., to start 2-0 for the first time since 2014.

● PURDUE 49, CONNECTICU­T 0: Jack Plummer threw four touchdown passes in the first half, three to wide receiver David Bell, as the Boilermake­rs (2-0) rolled over Huskies (0-3) in East Hartford, Conn.

● NEBRASKA 28, BUFFALO 3: Adrian Martinez passed for two touchdowns, and the Cornhusker­s (2-1) handled the Bulls (1-1) in Lincoln, Neb.

● TCU 34, CALIFORNIA 32: The Horned Frogs (2-0) stopped the Bears (0-2) on a two-point conversion attempt with 4:09 to play to preserve their victory in Fort Worth.

● HOUSTON 44, RICE 7: Clayton Tune passed for 236 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars (1-1) beat the host Owls (0-2) in a intracity battle.

● MISSISSIPP­I STATE 24, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10: Lideatrick Griffin returned the opening kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-0), and their defense took it from there in a victory over the Wolfpack (1-1) in Starkville, Miss.

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