Blues Hold On To Beat Hurricanes
(St. Louis, MO) — Kyle Brodziak scored and assisted on a goal to help the Blues grab a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes at the Scottrade Center. St. Louis took a 3-2 lead when Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal at the 8:58 mark of the third period. The Blues ended a two-game skid to improve to 24-15-and-2 on the season. Derek Ryan and Lucas Wallmark scored the Carolina goals. The Hurricanes had their four-game winning streak snapped and lost for only the second time in nine games. The Hurricanes dropped to 18-13-and-7 overall.
Wisconsin Drops Miami At Orange Bowl
(Miami, FL) — Alex Hornibrook threw for 258 yards and four touchdowns as Wisconsin knocked off Miami, 34-24, at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Jonathan Taylor added 130 rushing yards for the Badgers, who finish the year at 13-and-1. Danny Davis the Third caught three of Hornibrook’s four touchdowns in the win. Miami quarterback Malik Rosier threw for a touchdown and three interceptions in the loss. Kicker Michael Badgley missed two field goals, including a 23-yarder in the fourth quarter that would have made it a one-possession game. The Hurricanes fell to 10-and-3 and took their first loss at home.
Mississippi State Tops Louisville At Taxslayer Bowl
(Jacksonville, FL) — Keytaon Thompson’s one-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter was the difference as Mississippi State topped Louisville, 31-27, at the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville. Thompson rushed for 147 yards and three scores and added 127 yards through the air. Mark McLaurin recorded two of the Bulldogs’ four interceptions as they end the season at 9-and-4. Lamar Jackson struggled for Louisville, going 13-of-31 for 171 yards, two touchdown and four picks. He added 158 yards and a score on the ground in defeat. The Cards finish the year at 8-and-5.
Iowa State Clips Memphis At Liberty Bowl
(Memphis, TN) — Kyle Kempt threw two touchdowns as Iowa State clipped the Memphis Tigers, 21-20, at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Allen Lazard and Hakeem Butler each caught touchdowns and eclipsed 100 yards receiving for the 8-and-5 Cyclones. Joel Lanning added a score on the ground as Iowa State won its first bowl game since 2009. Riley Ferguson threw for two scores for Memphis, which failed to win the bowl game at its home stadium. Ferguson was sacked six times as the Tigers end the year at 10-and-3.
Barkley, Penn State Outlast Washington At Fiesta Bowl
(Glendale, AZ) — Saquon Barkley piled up 137 yards and two touchdowns as Penn State outlasted Washington, 35-28, at the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix. Barkley gashed the Huskies for a 92-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He also caught seven passes and Trace McSorley threw a pair of touchdown passes for the 11-and-2 Nittany Lions. Myles Gaskin ran for two touchdowns for Washington, which fell behind by 21 in the first half and spent most the game playing catch-up. The Huskies end the year at 10-and-3.
Butler Stuns Top-ranked Villanova
(Indianapolis, IN) — Butler got hot from deep as it stunned top-ranked Villanova 101-93,in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs shot 15-of-22 from beyond the arc. Paul Jorgensen scored a career-high 23 points. Kelan Martin added 24 points and eight rebounds as Butler improved to 12-and-3 overall and 2-and-0 in the Big East. Jalen Brunson led the Wildcats with 31 points and Mikal Bridges added 21 in defeat. Villanova is no longer unbeaten as it dropped to 13-and-1.
Young, Oklahoma Edge TCU
(Fort Worth, TX) — The legend of Trae Young continues to grow as he made the tie-breaking free throws in the final seconds to lift 12th-ranked Oklahoma past eighth-ranked TCU, 90-89, in Fort Worth. Young, just a freshman, finished with 39 points and 14 assists to lead the charge for OU. Kameron McGusty added 22 points off the bench as the Sooners improved to 11-and-1. Kenrich Williams finished with 22 points and nine rebounds for the Horned Frogs, who dropped to 12-and-1 with their first loss of the season. It was the Big 12 opener for both schools.
Arizona Knocks Off Arizona State
(Tucson, AZ) — DeAndre Ayton led the charge with a huge double-double as 18th-ranked Arizona knocked off number-four Arizona State, 84-78, in Tucson. Ayton posted 23 points, 19 rebound and three blocks for the Wildcats, who gave their state rivals their first loss of the year. Allonzo Trier added 23 points as U-of-A improved to 11-and-3. Tra Holder led the Sun Devils with 31 points in defeat. He made 15-of-16 free throws. ASU fell to 12-and-1.
Arkansas Drops Tennessee In OT
(Fayetteville, AR) — Darryl Macon scored 13 of his career-high 33 points in overtime as Arkansas beat 20th-ranked Tennessee 95-93 at the Bud Walton Arena in a SEC opener. Jaylen Barford had a career-best 28 points as the Razorbacks rallied from a nine-point deficit late in he second half. Arkansas won its sixth straight to improve to 11-and-2. Jordan Bone paced the Volunteers with 21 points. Tennessee has dropped two of its last four to fall to 9-and-3 .
Duke Tops Florida State
(Durham, NC) — Marvin Bagley the Third had 32 points and a season-high 21 rebounds as number-three Duke topped 25th-ranked Florida State 100-93 in Durham, North Carolina. Wendall Carter Junior contributed 14 points and 16 boards to the Blue Devils’ victory. Duke improved to 13-and-1 and 1-and-1 in ACC play. Phil Cofer scored a career-best 28 points and Braian Angola had 23 for the Seminoles. Florida State dropped to 11-and-2 and 0-and-1 in the conference.