After the free kick, the Huskies defense stepped up, and cornerback Jhavon Williams intercepted quarterback Maty Mauk. A few plays later, Ron Johnson found the end zone on a short run to give the Huskies the lead, but Bobby Puyol's PAT was blocked for the third time this season, keeping the score at 6-2.
Kentucky lost to Florida 14-9 prompting this tweet by Dave Matter:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kentucky loses to Florida 14-9. Next week, Mizzou at Kentucky. First one to 10 wins.</p>— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dave_Matter/status/645430501210255360">September 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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On the other side, Perry Orth endured a 6 for 17, 66-yard passing night while throwing an interception. Lorenzo Nunez finished the game in mop-up duty and added a little spark, running it nine times for 71 yards and going 4 for 5 for 18 yards. Wilds only managed five carries for 24 yards before departing with his rib injury.
Florida secured this 14-9 triumph only at the last moments, with a Quincy Wilson interception on fourth down ending a potential game-winning drive for the Wildcats in the fourth quarter. And it had held only a tenuous grasp on its lead — one the Gators never lost after taking a 7-0 advantage in the first quarter on a diving Will Grier touchdown — virtually from halftime onward, after Grier threw an end zone interception. That play — which squandered a chance to go up 21-3 for the Gators — turned what seemed like a possible blowout into siege warfare.
I don't want to speak for Murf, but I for one had no idea whatsoever that he was going to go out and have a night for the history books. Lambert broke Mike Bobo's record for the most consecutive completions by a UGA quarterback (20). He set a new FBS record for the highest completion percentage for a game by nailing 96% of his throws, 24 of 25 for 330 yards. It was the kind of effort you usually only see after plugging in your PlayStation.
1) Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We love Dak. We will miss him. However, from a competition for a position standpoint, watching Elijah Staley and Nick Fitzgerald battle it out should be fun. Great to see the guys celebrating each other's successes on the sideline as well.
Adam Hine delivered 149 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. The defense came up with three big-time interceptions. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, Tanner Mangum went toe to toe with Josh Rosen, and outplayed him.
It was what you wanted, with a little bonus special teams flair. The Vols scored an opening touchdown after a Western Carolina fumble, added three points on their next drive, then exploded for 31 points in the second quarter. Along the way Josh Dobbs went 15 of 21 for 144 yards (6.9 yards per attempt), and threw a pair of touchdowns including a 25 yarder to the back of the end zone to Preston Williams on the first drive. Jalen Hurd got in 11 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, adding another on a five yard reception. The Tennessee first team defense completely shut down the Catamounts, and the Vols led 34-3 with a minute left in the first half.
The Red Raiders did whatever they wanted on offense against Arkansas. The only two times the Hogs stopped them were on armpunts, and one was a desperation heave just before halftime. No situation concerned them. At one point they faced a first-and-20, they picked up 21 yards. A trick play halfback pass went for a touchdown. They did miss a field goal in garbage time.
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Ok so I suck at metaphors. This game raised some red flags. After last year I firmly believe that you're never as good as you think you are, nor are you as bad as some say you are, so its important to contextualize this game. Maybe this was our Jacksonville State...only we won by more. I'm going to give the team the benefit of the doubt, but this game should make you raise your eyebrows a bit.
Take nothing away from an Ole Miss team that kept coming at Alabama all night long. Robert Nkemdiche was his virtually unblockable self, the veterans in their secondary showed up big, Chad Kelly persevered against a nasty pass rush and made the plays he needed to make, particularly in the fourth quarter when Alabama had made the game close and placed all the pressure on his shoulders. That last part should portend well for him and Ole Miss in the future, probable losses of several NFL caliber players notwithstanding. They look like real contenders to make the playoffs.
This was one of the single greatest one-game performances an LSU player has ever delivered, and he didn't even need the fourth quarter. 19 carries for 238 yards and 3 TD's is what the line reads, but it doesn't really capture just how dominant he was in this game. He ran over, around, and through the Auburn defense. He had a season's worth of amazing highlights in just 45 minutes.
The problem is that the bad things were REALLY bad. The tackling was REALLY bad. There were some very key stops that might have altered the game dramatically in the early going that were whiffed by Auburn defensive players. The lack of offensive production combined with that resulted in an Auburn team that just really didn't look like it wanted to be on the field. I'm still trying to figure out what Tray Matthews as thinking when he did a flip over Fournette's shoulders on his second "highlight" touchdown run.