Another crazy week in college football

Chris Ginley

Bulldogs show bite in upset of Florida

For everybody that wanted another all-SEC National Championship, their hopes were dashed Saturday in Jacksonville, as the No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs upset the then No. 2 ranked Florida Gators 17-9.

The Georgia defense shut down Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel and the rest of the Florida offense, allowing only three points in the second half. Driskel was 14 for 26 in passing attempts, throwing for 185 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions.

The other major facet of the Gator offense, running back Mike Gillislee, was held to only 77 yards and zero touchdowns. The Georgia defense held to the Gators to their lowest point total on the season — nine.

It’s not often that a quarterback throws three interceptions and his team wins the game, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray did just that on Saturday, going 12 for 24 in passing attempts, while throwing for 150 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Fumbles and interceptions plagued the Gators, as they turned the ball over a total of six times. With the victory, the Georgia Bulldogs are now 7-1 on the season and 5-1 in the SEC and with the loss, the Gators fall to 7-1 on the season and 6-1 in the SEC.

Notre Dame’s future comes “Sooner” rather than later

Notre Dame continued its rise to national prominence Saturday, and they did it in a big way. The No. 5 Notre Dame scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, en route to a 30-13 win over the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners.

The game was a defensive battle through the first three quarters, then the Notre Dame offense opened up the flood gates in the fourth quarter, scoring two touchdowns and adding two field goals.

Both team’s quarterbacks provided for a high-flying passing game, as Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was 13 for 25 in passing attempts and threw for 177 yards, and Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones was 35 for 51 in passing attempts and threw for a game-high 356 yards and one interception.

Neither Golson or Jones threw for a passing touchdown. Notre Dame running backs Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood each ran for 74 yards and added a touchdown.

Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o had a key fourth quarter interception to seal the victory for the Irish. Notre Dame moves to 8-0 on the season with the victory and Oklahoma moves to 5-2 on the season.

Ohio State vs. Penn State

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller took his Heisman campaign on the road Saturday to Happy Valley, as he led the Buckeyes to a 35-23 victory over Penn State.

Miller paced the Buckeye offense, as he was 7 for 19 in passing attempts, throwing for 143 yards and one touchdown and one interception, while rushing for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

This is the fourth time in the last five games where Miller has thrown and rushed for at least 100 yards.

Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner also helped pace the Buckeye offense, with two receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown.

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin led the Penn State offense, going 27 for 45 in passing attempts, and throwing for 327 yards and two touchdowns and adding one interception.

Penn State tight end Kyle Carter helped McGloin lead the Penn State offense, having six receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown.

With the win, Ohio State moves to 9-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Big Ten, and stays atop the Big Ten Leaders Division standings. With the loss, Penn State falls to 5-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Big Ten.

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