Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Perhaps the beauty of Saturday’s three
FCS Top 25 matchups was that all three games were happening at the same time.
No matter where you turned, the furious action was surpassing all the
expectations and hype.
Saturday will go down as one of the better days of the season no matter how
good the conference races become in the next two months. No. 4 Montana at No. 1
North Dakota State, No. 2 Eastern Washington at No. 14 Montana State and No. 7
New Hampshire at No. 17 Richmond saw to it.
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Baton Rouge, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – Taking on the nation’s eighth-ranked
team in front of a record crowd at one of college football’s most intimidating
venues wasn’t too much of a challenge for Dak Prescott and the Mississippi
Prescott delivered a lights-out performance in the night air of Tiger Stadium,
throwing for two touchdowns and running for another as the Bulldogs shocked
LSU with a 34-29 win that put Mississippi State back on the national map.
Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0 SEC) racked up 570 total yards and continue
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Dylan Thompson had three touchdown passes
and No. 14 South Carolina held off pesky Vanderbilt for a 48-34 win Saturday
The Gamecocks (3-1, 2-1 SEC) climbed out of an early 14-0 hole and withstood
two kickoff return touchdowns by Vanderbilt’s Darrius Sims — from 91 and 100
The Commodores (1-3, 0-2) played the last three quarters with Wade Freebeck at
quarterback after Patton Robinette left the game.
Columbia, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – D’Angelo Roberts scored a leaping 3-yard
touchdown in the final minute and Indiana shocked No. 18 Missouri with a 31-27
win on Saturday.
The winning score with 22 seconds left was set up by Tevin Coleman’s 44-yard
gain on a screen pass, plus a facemasking penalty on Missouri.
It came after the Tigers had taken the lead on Andrew Baggett’s 40-yard field
goal at the other end.
Missouri got an extra untimed down at the end of the game after Indiana was
called for roughing quarterback Maty Mauk, but Marcus Murphy was tackled at
Provo, UT (SportsNetwork.com) – Taysom Hill accounted for three touchdowns and
special teams played a pivotal role in No. 21 BYU’s 41-33 win over Virginia on
Hill, one of the most dangerous multi-purpose threats in the nation, picked up
187 yards and two touchdowns through the air and another 72 yards and a score
on the ground. The junior QB has done it all for the unbeaten Cougars (4-0),
putting himself in the early conversation for the Heisman Trophy if they
continue to win.
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