College Football Week 4: Fournette Goes Back to Back, Texas Shootout and Utah Shocks the World

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Another week of incredible college football action. The last second wins never seem to get old as we watch them put it all on the line in front of thousands that bleed their school colors. There aren’t many feelings out here better than waking up Saturday morning with a full schedule of college football to look forward to.

Texas ShootoutTCU 55Texas Tech 52

TCU

Apparently defense is optional. TCU and Texas Tech combined for 1357 yards and didn’t turn the ball over one time. One person not complaining about the lack of defense was TCU receiver Josh Doctson who set a school record with 267 receiving yards. Heisman Hopeful Trevone Boykin did his part throwing for 485 yards and 4 touchdowns with the last score coming in the final seconds giving the Horned Frogs a 55-52 win. One of those plays you just have to see for yourself.

 

Florida inches their way to victory against Tennessee 28-27

UF

Florida scored 14 points in the final 5 minutes and survived a last second field goal attempt to beat SEC opponent Tennessee in a true game of inches. The late surge by the Gators ruined what was an impressive feat for Volunteer Quarterback Joshua Dobbs who became just the second player in all of FBS football since 1996 to lead his team in passing, rushing and receiving. Unfortunately, for the Vols this was one of those times where freezing the kicker worked to perfection. Tennessee booted a 54-yard field goal but had to do it again as the Florida head coach barely grabbed the official just before the ball was snapped to get the timeout.

Watch the 2-minute drill executed to perfection as Florida came to play when it mattered most.

 

#18 Utah destroys #13 Oregon 62-20

UTah Oregon

Probably the most shocking result of the weekend came courtesy of the Pac 12. Utah hit the road and made the Oregon Ducks look like a Freshman B Team in front of their home crowd. Anything that the Utes wanted to do, they pretty much did with ease – including a few trick plays for touchdowns. From the fans to ESPN experts everyone of us sat in disbelief as they continued to run the score up. It was 55-13 at one point and looked like it would never end. After two tough losses in a row, Oregon has watched a promising season (started at #6) go completely wrong in just a few short weeks. No playoff visit this year.

 

#14 Texas A&M survives in OT against Arkansas 28-21

Texas A&M

Texas A&M gave everyone in college football a quick lesson in perseverance as they overcame an 8 point deficit with only 3 minutes to go and tied the game up at 21. It didn’t stop there as their defense sent a crazy blitz and forced a fumble with only 1:06 remaining, giving them possession in Arkansas territory. The smart thing to do is run the clock down, kick a field goal and walk away with the win..right? Ummm, not quite as the kicker smoked a 38-yard attempt to secure the Aggie victory. The stadium felt the momentum shift as the Razorbacks would have another chance to win in OT. But, the seemingly unstoppable freshman Christian Kirk had other plans pulling in his second TD of the night to go up 28-21 in the SEC Conference opener.

Sway’s Universe Performance of the Week:

Fournette Drake isn’t the only one killing the competition #BacktoBack as Leonard Fournette became the first player in LSU history to rush for 200 yards in consecutive games. Today against Syracuse he ran over and through their defense on his way to 244 yards with 2 touchdowns. Honestly, he may have crossed the 300 yard mark but he had a 84-yard TD run called back because of a penalty. We have had him on our Heisman radar since day one but this guy is unreal at this point. Can’t wait to see what the future holds LSU and Fournette, perhaps a permanent spot in Heisman history. Time will tell. 

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