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Monday Night and most of the Eastern United States is dealing with Hurricane Dorian, and our minds are on College Football. Some really good games this week, and its time we checked some out.
Thursday Night the nation got to see what UCF has been working on as the Knights filled up Spectrum Stadium for the opening game and Florida A&M was this weeks victim.
Brandon Wimbush threw for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns in his UCF debut. The former Notre Dame star helped the Knights open the season with a 62-0 rout and true freshmen Dillon Gabriel showed maturity and ability that UCF was hoping for.
Head coach Josh Heupel has never gone through a hurricane before but is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian as the UCF football team is expected to still travel to face FAU on Saturday in Boca Raton.
“You push up your preparation a little bit,” Heupel said Monday. “Stay consistent in the things that you’re doing up until the time that you can’t. So outside factors, outside noise, those are all things that we don’t control. Control what we can control, so approach it like we’re going to be playing.”
Heupel mentioned that the Knights did run-through full practice Monday with the chance that the team won’t be able to as Hurricane Dorian moves up the east coast of Florida.
Akevious Williams passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Bethune-Cookman dominated the second half to beat Jackson State 36-15 on Sunday at Georgia State Stadium in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge.
Trevor Merritt’s 50-yard interception return got the Wildcats on the scoreboard midway through the third, Williams’ TD run cut their deficit to 15-14 and Taron Mallard’s 1-yard scoring catch made, and the ensuing 2-point conversion, with 2:33 remaining in the frame gave Bethune-Cookman the lead for good.
LaDarrien Wilson had a 5-yard rushing touchdown early in the fourth before Sam Marc capped the scoring with a 96-yard fumble return.
Jalen Hurts showed the Oklahoma fans and the nation that he was back where he belonged and he showed out with a record-setting Oklahoma debut on Sunday night, leading the No. 4 Sooners to a 49-31 win over Houston with a career-high 508 offensive yards and six touchdowns.
Hurts was nearly flawless on Sunday. He was accurate (20-of-23 passing). He threw it short, long, from the pocket and outside of it. He ran with relative ease, and while donning the same No. 1 jersey his predecessor wore. For a few moments, he could’ve fooled the 84,534 present that they were watching Kyler Murray — who happened to be in attendance himself
South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has a foot injury that will sideline him indefinitely, and freshman Ryan Hilinski will take over the starting job beginning in Saturday’s game against FCS opponent Charleston Southern at Williams-Brice Stadium, sources confirmed multiple reports on Monday.
Texas true freshman running back Jordan Whittington will miss the next four to six weeks with a sports hernia, coach Tom Herman said Monday.
Whittington, who was the 40th-ranked overall player in the 2019 ESPN 300, tore the adductor off of his pubic symphysis in the Longhorns’ 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. He’ll fly to Philadelphia to see a specialist for surgery.
Georgia receiver Kearis Jackson will be out three to four weeks after suffering a broken hand in Saturday’s season-opening victory over Vanderbilt. Coach Kirby Smart announced Monday that the redshirt freshman had “a couple of different breaks” in his hand and wrist area. Smart did not specify which hand was injured.
So the Florida State Seminoles had planned on being a HUGE day in Florida State Seminole Football History. The game plan was simple. Come to Jacksonville Florida. Show out in front of a Sell Out Crowd. And Beat the Boise State Broncos. That was the PLAN.
Mother Nature stepped in First, and sent Hurricane Dorian at Florida, and both FSU staff and the City Of Jacksonville decided bringing the game to Jacksonville, Florida was too Dangerous. So since this was a home game for the ‘Noles, off to Tallahassee it was. And the Weather was perfect.
It was about 85 this afternoon as they kicked off at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Semi-Sold Out Seminole Fans were excited to get the 2019 Season started. And the ‘Noles responded. Scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter and scored two more times in the second quarter and leading the Broncos 36-18 but were then held scoreless in the second half as Boise State came back to defeat FSU, 36-31, in front of 50,917 fans.
USC sophomore quarterback JT Daniels will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee during Saturday’s 31-23 win against Fresno State, coach Clay Helton said Sunday.
Daniels will undergo surgery in the next few weeks, Helton said, and will be eligible to use the season as a redshirt year.