Pelicans Lasso Bulls In OT
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Davis had 27 points and 16 rebounds and Demarcus Cousins contributed 25 points and 11 boards as the Pelicans beat the Bulls 96-90 in overtime in Chicago. Cousins had 18 points and seven rebounds after halftime. Jameer Nelson hit a trey with 49 seconds left in overtime to put New Orleans up by eight points. Justin Holiday paced Chicago with 18 points and nine rebounds. Denzel Valentine came off the bench to score 16 points, while Robin Lopez and Lauri Markkanen each had 14 points. The Bulls have lost three of four home games.
Blues Skate Past Maple Leafs
(St. Louis, MO) — Alex Pietrangelo scored a pair of goals in the Blues’ 6-4 victory over the Maple Leafs at the Scottrade Center. Vladimir Tarasenko, Joel Edmundson, Magnus Paajarvi, and Vladimir Sobotka also lit the lamp in the winning effort. Brayden Schenn had four St. Louis assists and Jaden Schwartz added three. The Blues earned their fifth win in six games. Tyler Bozak had two Maple Leafs goals. Andreas Borman’s and Connor Brown also found the back of the net for the Leafs. Toronto fell to 8-7-and-0.
Blackhawks Win Road Game At Minnesota
(St. Paul, MN) — Corey Crawford logged 24 saves for his second-straight shutout as the Blackhawks blanked the Wild 2-0 at Xcel Energy Center. Artem Anisimov scored on a power play with just less than six minutes to play to break a scoreless tie. Alex DeBrincat added an empty netter for insurance. Chicago improved to 7-5-and-2. Devan Dubnyk surrendered one goal on 34 shots in the tough luck loss. Minnesota was held to 24 shots and went scoreless on two power plays. The Wild wrapped up a season-long six-game homestand with a 3-and-3 record.
#2 ‘Bama Cruises Past #19 LSU
(Tuscaloosa, AL) — Jalen Hurts threw for a touchdown and ran in for another as second-ranked Alabama cruised past 19th-ranked LSU, 24-10, in Tuscaloosa. Hurts finished 11-of-24 for 183 yards while adding a team-high 44 yards on the ground. Bo Scarbrough had 39 rushing yards and a score on the ground to help the Crimson Tide move to 9-and-0 on the season and 6-and-0 in SEC play. Danny Etling was 12-of-26 for 137 yards and an interception for the Tigers, who fell to 6-and-3 and 3-and-2. Darrell Williams ran for 83 yards and a TD in defeat.
#10 Miami Remains Perfect With Win Over VaTech
(Miami, FL) — Malik Rosier overcame three interceptions with two touchdown passes and a rushing score, as 10th-ranked Miami beat 13th-ranked Virginia Tech 28-10 at home. Rosier threw for 193 yards while running for 84. Travis Homer added 95 yards and a score on the ground for the Hurricanes, who remain perfect on the season at 8-and-0 including 6-and-0 in ACC play. Josh Jackson was 20-of-32 for 197 yards and two picks for the Hokies, who fell to 7-and-2 and 3-and-2. Jackson ran in for the lone TD in defeat.
Oklahoma Holds Off Oklahoma State
(Stillwater, OK) — Baker Mayfield passed for a school-record 598 yards as fifth-ranked Oklahoma clipped number-11 Oklahoma State 62-52 in Stillwater. Mayfield threw five touchdowns and ran for another in the winning effort. Marquise Brown tallied a school-record 265 receiving yards including touchdown receptions of 84 and 77 yards for the Sooners. Rodney Anderson rushed for 111 yards and a score and Trey Sermon capped the game with a 53-yard touchdown scamper. Oklahoma gained 785 total yards as it improved to 8-and-1 overall and 5-and-1 in Big 12 play. Cowboys’ signal-caller Mason Rudolph threw for 448 yards and five scores of his own. Justice Hill ran for a career-high 228 yards with two touchdowns in defeat. Oklahoma State fell to 7-and-2 overall, 4-and-2 in conference.
Michigan State Clips Penn State
(East Lansing, MI) — Matt Coghlin drilled a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift 24th-ranked Michigan State past number-seven Penn State 27-24 in East Lansing. The game was delayed nearly three-and-a-half hours by severe weather in the second quarter. Spartans’ quarterback Brian Lewerke threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns in the winning effort. Michigan State improved to 7-and-2 overall and 5-and-1 in Big 10 play. Heisman-candidate Saquon Barkley was held to just 63 rushing yards and 33 receiving yards in defeat. Nittany Lions signal-caller Trace McSorley threw for 381 yards, three touchdowns and three picks. Penn State has lost two-straight to fall to 4-and-2 in conference, 7-and-2 overall.
Clemson Rallies Past NC State
(Raleigh, NC) — Number-four Clemson took its first lead late in the third quarter and held on to top 20th-ranked NC State 38-31 in Raleigh. Tigers’ quarterback Kelly Bryant threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more in the winning effort. Tavien Feaster led the Clemson rushing attack with 105 yards including an 89-yard touchdown scamper while Bryant finished with 88 yards on 20 carries. The Tigers improved to 8-and-1 overall and 6-and-1 in ACC play. Wolfpack signal-caller Ryan Finley threw for 338 yards, three touchdowns, and a pair of interceptions in defeat. NC State has lost two-straight to fall to 6-and-3 overall, 4-and-1 in conference.
Iowa Clobbers Ohio State
(Iowa City, IA) — Nathan Stanley threw five touchdown passes as Iowa shocked sixth-ranked Ohio State 55-24 at Kinnick Stadium. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant each caught a pair of scores and Drake Kulick hauled in the other. Akrum Wadley carried the ball 20 times for 118 yards and Toren Young rushed for a touchdown. The Hawkeyes forced four turnovers including a pick six to start the scoring eight-seconds into the game. Iowa is 6-and-3 overall and 3-and-3 in Big 10 play. Buckeyes’ signal caller J.T. Barrett threw three touchdowns but was also picked off four times in defeat. Ohio State dropped to 5-and-1 in conference and 7-and-2 overall.
West Virginia Clips Iowa State
(Morgantown, WV) — West Virginia jumped out to a 20-0 lead and held on to clip number-15 Iowa State 20-16 in Morgantown. Mountaineers’ quarterback Will Grier threw for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the winning effort. Ka’Raun White caught four balls for 167 yards and a score and Justin Crawford churned out 102 yards on the ground. West Virginia improved to 6-and-3 overall and 4-and-2 in conference play. Cyclones’ signal caller Kyle Kempt threw for 249 yards, a touchdown and an interception as the come-back effort fell short. Iowa State had its four-game winning streak snapped and fell to 6-and-3 and 4-and-2.
Trojans Out Last Wildcats
(Los Angeles, CA) — Ronald Jones the Second scored three touchdowns and rushed for 194 yards as number-17 USC defeated 22nd-ranked Arizona 49-35 in Los Angeles. The Trojans led 28-6 with 6:04 remaining in the third quarter, but the Wildcats came storming back behind quarterback Khalil Tate to tie the score at 35 with 8:23 to play. Tate rushed for 161 yards and passed for 146 and two touchdowns, but threw two fourth quarter picks. USC’s Sam Darnold passed for 311 yards and two scores. The Trojans improved to 8-and-2 and 6-and-1 in the Pac-12. The Wildcats fell to 6-and-3 and 4-and-2 in the conference.
Washington State Hangs On, Clips Stanford
(Pullman, WA) — Luke Falk found Jamire Calvin for the go-ahead score with just under seven-minutes remaining to lift 25th-ranked Washington State past number-21 Stanford 24-21 in Pullman. Falk threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns in the winning effort. The Cougars defense allowed just under 200 yards in a dominating performance. Wazzu improved to 8-and-2 overall and 5-and-2 in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal offense managed just nine first downs and was out gained 430-198 in defeat. Quarterback K.J. Costello completed only nine passes for 105 yards and an interception as Stanford fell to 6-and-3 and 5-and-2.