Sept. 20 College Football Roundup


Sep 20, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Karlos Williams (9) scores the game winning overtime touchdown against the Clemson Tigers for their 23-17 overtime win at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

FSU Escape in Overtime

Without Jameis Winston, the FSU Seminoles escaped in overtime with a 23-17 win against Clemson.

After the FSU (3-0) defense stopped Clemson (1-2) running back Adam Choice on fourth down, Karlos Williams ended it two plays later with a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

Sean Maguire, who started in place of Winston, threw for 305 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Rashad Greene had seven catches for 135 yards that included a 74-yard touchdown reception with 6:04 left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-17.

Perhaps the story of the game was that the Clemson offense that made it into the red zone seven times, but managed just two touchdowns. Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip missed two field goals for the Tigers. Clemson also held a 10-3 half time lead.

Clemson outgained FSU 407-318 as DeShaun Watson threw for 266 yards.

Alabama Power Past Florida

Alabama surged past Florida 42-21 on the strength of 645 yards of offense Saturday afternoon.

In the first quarter alone, Blake Sims connected on 87 and 79-yard touchdowns, but Florida (2-1) stayed close thanks to a Jeff Driskel touchdown pass to Valdez Showers and a Keanu Neal fumble return.

After Alabama (4-0) took a 21-7 lead into half time, Florida responded again to start the third when Driskel ran in from 14 yards. However, Alabama outscored the Gators 21-0 to close out the game.

Driskel threw for just 94 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Gators had three turnovers and just 200 total yards of offense.

Sims threw for 445 yards and four touchdowns and one interception. Derrick Henry ran for 111 yards while Amari Cooper hauled in 10 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns, becoming Alabama’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions.

UCF Cruise to First Win of Season

The UCF Knights got their first win of the season as they cruised past Bethune-Cookman 41-7 Saturday afternoon.

After trailing 7-3 after the first quarter, UCF rattled off 38 straight points.

Justin Holman threw for 145 yards and two touchdowns while William Stanback added 104 yards on the ground along with two touchdowns.

Breshard Perriman had three catches for 98 yards and a touchdown while J.J. Worton had a touchdown reception. Running back Cedric Thompson had the other touchdown while Rodrigo Quirarte kicked two field goals. UCF didn’t turn the ball over all game long.

Despite having the ball for a touch short of 34 minutes, Bethune-Cookman managed just 173 yards but didn’t have a turnover. They did however have 17 penalties.