LockedIN On College Football November 16

The Good The Bad And College Football

You got to LOVE Football. Thursday for JV Football, Friday for High School, Saturday for College and Sunday for the NFL. Amazing how the Weekend falls into place and this far into the college season, this is where Legends are made.

Saturday brought us some great game. University of Florida, Florida State, Miami all won. Georgia did their thing. And them Lenoir-Rhynes Bears stayed undefeated. Here is what you should Know.

The No. 17 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team secured a 7-0 season in conference play with a 63-21 drubbing of the Catawba Indians on Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. The Bears earned just the third perfect SAC season in program history with the victory and topped 400 yards rushing in the blowout. (Pictures coming up)

With three quarters of football in the books, it appeared as if a win for No. 4 Georgia over No. 12 Auburn would be academic. Instead, the Tigers rallied for 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, but their comeback bid fell just short in a hard-fought 21-14 Bulldogs victory. By virtue of their win Saturday night, Georgia clinched its third straight SEC East title and a spot in the 2019 SEC Championship Game.

On a side note: A photographer was taken to the hospital after she was hit on the sideline of the Georgia-Auburn game and carted off the field.  A Georgia statement says Chamberlain Smith was sent to East Alabama Medical Center in nearby Opelika on Saturday for treatment. The school didn’t specify her injury.

A photography intern for the University of Georgia Athletic Association, the Georgia graduate was hurt when Bulldogs running back Brian Herrien ran into her several feet off the sideline late in the second quarter. Smith was kneeling down to take a picture and appeared to get hit in the head by Herrien’s knee.

Smith drew immediate medical attention and was down on the ground for several minutes. She had her eyes open, along with a bruise above her eye, when she was taken off on a stretcher.

Florida State will go bowling. The Seminoles defeated Alabama State, from the FCS ranks, 49-12, on Saturday at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. With the victory, the Seminoles improve to 6-5 on the season, making them qualified to play in the postseason. FSU missed a bowl game last season, ending a streak of 36 years – the nation’s longest.  FSU is also now 4-0 all-time under the guidance of interim head coach Odell Haggins.

Trevor Lawrence tied his career high with four touchdowns, three to Tee Higgins, and No. 3 Clemson won its 26th straight game and completed a second-straight perfect Atlantic Coast Conference regular season with a 52-3 victory over Wake Forest

Nebraska always brings out the best in Jonathan Taylor. The Wisconsin star ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win on Saturday in a performance that further etched his name into the record books.

Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against the same team, according to Sportradar. He recorded his 11th 200-yard game, moving into a four-way tie for most in a career by an FBS player. And now with 5,634 career yards, Taylor moved past Georgia’s Herschel Walker (1980-82) into first place for most yards rushing through a junior season.

Brady White threw for 341 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 18 Memphis overcame a 10-point first-quarter deficit to beat Houston 45-27 on Saturday.

White completed 22 of 33 passes. Damonte Coxie caught four passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Gibson had four catches for 93 yards and a score, and Calvin Austin caught five passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Nothing about Kyle Trask‘s path to becoming Florida’s starting quarterback was easy. Something as trivial as a sluggish first half doesn’t rattle him. Trask threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to help No. 11 Florida shake free of Missouri 23-6 on Saturday.

The former high school backup, who took over for the Gators after an injury to Feleipe Franks earlier this season, completed 23 of 35 passes for 282 yards. That was plenty of offense for Florida (9-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), which held Missouri to 204 total yards.

Notre Dame‘s streak of 273 home sellouts ended with Saturday’s game against Navy, according to the school. The streak — the second-longest active run to Nebraska’s 373, according to the South Bend Tribune — dates back to the final game of the 1973 season, when Notre Dame beat Air Force on Thanksgiving Day in a game that was moved from Saturday to accommodate an ABC telecast. Notre Dame Stadium then had a capacity of 59,075 and the turnstile count was 57,236. The current capacity is 77,622.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the remainder of this season after suffering a dislocated right hip Saturday in the 38-7 win over Mississippi State, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Chris Low.

Medical officials are continuing to evaluate if the injury also included a fracture, sources said. The Athletic first reported that Tagovailoa had a dislocated hip.

Despite a disappointing second season at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost has received a two-year contract extension through 2026, the school announced Saturday morning.

Frost, who initially agreed to a seven-year, $35 million contract to coach his alma mater, is just 8-14 at the helm following Saturday’s 37-21 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin. The financial terms of his original agreement will remain through the extension, which runs through Dec. 31, 2026.

A photographer was taken to the hospital after she was hit on the sideline of the Georgia-Auburn game and carted off the field.  A Georgia statement says Chamberlain Smith was sent to East Alabama Medical Center in nearby Opelika on Saturday for treatment. The school didn’t specify her injury.

A photography intern for the University of Georgia Athletic Association, the Georgia graduate was hurt when Bulldogs running back Brian Herrien ran into her several feet off the sideline late in the second quarter. Smith was kneeling down to take a picture and appeared to get hit in the head by Herrien’s knee.

Smith drew immediate medical attention and was down on the ground for several minutes. She had her eyes open, along with a bruise above her eye, when she was taken off on a stretcher.

 

The latest Associated Press poll remains unchanged at the top, with LSU maintaining a solid lead over No. 2 Ohio State. Clemson comes in at the third spot, while Georgia moves into the No. 4 spot ahead of Alabama, which lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season in a win over Mississippi State.

Here is a look at how the entire Top 25 played out:

1. LSU

2. Ohio State

3. Clemson

4. Georgia

5. Alabama

6. Oregon

7. Utah

8. Oklahoma

9. Penn State

10. Florida

11. Minnesota

12. Michigan

13. Baylor

14. Wisconsin

15. Notre Dame

16. Auburn

17. Cincinnati

18. Memphis

19. Iowa

20. Boise State

21. SMU

22. Oklahoma State

23. Appalachian State

24. Texas A&M

25. Virginia Tech

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