Oct 17

College Football Recap

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College Football Recap
For Week 7 of the college football season, some explosive games resembled Independence Day, along with some scares for teams that mirrored Halloween. Listed below are seven contests that stood out among the rest:

North Carolina State at Clemson

The Clemson Tigers nearly watched their playoff chances fade with a 24-17 overtime victory against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Three separate ties during the game deadlocked the game, with the Wolfpack in position to win it with a last-second 33-yard field goal. The kick missed, the Tigers scored first in overtime, then capped the win with an end zone interception.

Ohio State at Wisconsin

Needing a second half comeback that also extended into overtime, the Ohio State Buckeyes remained undefeated with a 30-23 win. The Buckeyes trailed 16-6 at halftime, then needed a scoring drive to tie the game with four minutes left. The winning score came on a third-and-two call, with the Ohio State defense closing things out with a sack.

Stanford at Notre Dame

Despite not having Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey, the Stanford Cardinal held on for a 17-10 comeback victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Two second half mistakes by Notre Dame’s offense proved to be the difference: a pick-six on the first drive and a bad snap that resulted in a safety. A last-ditch drive by the Irish came up short.

Tulsa at Houston

Despite coming off a crushing loss and entering the game as heavy favorites, the Houston Cougars stopped the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on the last play of the game to win, 38-31. Houston scored the game-winning touchdown on a fumble recovery with 1:21 left, but Tulsa’s Jesse Brubaker was stopped just short of the goal line as time expired.

Mississippi at Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks used a drama-filled drive to defeat the visiting Mississippi Rebels, 34-30. Trailing by three, Arkansas twice found itself facing a pivotal play on that last surge. They were able to convert on fourth-and-four near midfield, then connected on third-and-nine three plays later. The winning score came with just 2:20 remaining.

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee

While not a high-profile game, this wild affair went to double overtime before the visiting Hilltoppers defeated the Blue Raiders by a 44-43 score. Western Kentucky’s desperate last drive near the end of regulation led to a last-second field goal to tie the game. In the second overtime, the Hilltoppers scored, then later blocked Middle Tennessee’s extra point to earn the win.

UNLV at Hawaii

The last game on the schedule had six ties with no lead higher than seven points as the UNLV Rebels earned a 41-38 comeback victory over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii twice had fourth quarter leads, but UNLV came back to score a tying touchdown with 4:58 left. Then, they took advantage of a turnover to kick a game-winning field goal with 49 seconds left.

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