Week 7 Roundup: Independents

    Oct. 11 at Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43 And You Care Because … Both teams kept turning the ball over and committing penalties, but Notre Dame was able

    October 13, 2014

    Oct. 11 at Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43 
    And You Care Because … Both teams kept turning the ball over and committing penalties, but Notre Dame was able to overcome its problems with three Everett Golson touchdown passes and a terrific day from Tarean Folston, who ran for two fourth quarter touchdowns in the comeback victory. North Carolina didn’t stop pressing, with Marquise Williams running for a score and throwing two touchdown passes including an 18-yarder to Mack Hollins to pull within seven in the final minute, but Notre Dame recovered the onside kick. Golson threw an interception for a score in the first half for a 14-0 North Carolina lead, but he came right back on the ensuing drive with a 13-yard scoring pass to William Fuller to spark a 21-point scoring run. The two teams traded shots the rest of the way until Folston’s fourth quarter scoring runs from nine and six yards out. 
    What Else? Notre Dame QB Everett Golson completed 21-of-38 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns with a pick six, and he ran 12 times for 71 yards 
    – North Carolina QB Marquise Williams completed 24-of-41 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and led the team with 132 yards and a score on 18 carries 
    – Penalties: Notre Dame 10 for 76 yards – North Carolina 9 for 94 yards 
    – Turnovers: Notre Dame 3 – North Carolina 2 
    Game Rating: B

    Oct. 9 at UCF 31, BYU 24 OT 
    And You Care Because … William Stanback ran for a four-yard score in overtime to give UCF the lead, and BYU couldn’t answer with its fourth down throw into the end zone misfiring. In a game of runs, UCF got up 10-0 in the first helped by a five-yard run from Justin Holman, and then it was all BYU with 24 straight points on three Christian Stewart touchdown passes, with two to Devin Mahina from 15 and 14 yards out,, and a 32-yard Trevor Samson field goal. UCF rallied back with a second Stanback touchdown run and a 37-yard Josh Reese scoring grab, but after tying it, the Knights couldn’t win in regulation with Shawn Moffitt missing a 46-yard field goal and getting his 50-yarder blocked with four seconds to play. 
    What Else? BYU QB Christian Stewart completed 22-of-37 passes for 153 yards and three scores with a pick, and ran 13 times for 52 yards 
    – UCF LB Terrance Plummer made 17 tackles with a sack, 4.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble 
    – UCF QB Justin Holman completed 30-of-51 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions 
    – Turnovers: UCF 4 – BYU 2 
    Game Rating: B

    Oct. 11 Rice 41, at Army 21 
    And You Care Because … Rice got up early and made Army try to come from behind. Mario Hull caught a five-yard touchdown pass and Driphus Jackson threw two scoring passes on the way to a 31-14 lead, and the Owls put it away in the third on Darik Dillard’s second touchdown of the game. Army tried to hang around on touchdown runs from Larry Dixon and Angel Santiago, and a seven-yard Xavier Moss scoring grab, but the Owls kept pulling away when they had to. 
    What Else? Rushing yards: Army 250 – Rice 182 
    – Rice QB Driphus Jackson completed 15-of-21 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns, and ran seven times for 29 yards 
    – Army QB Angel Santiago completed 5-of-11 passes for 37 yards and a score, and ran 23 times for 106 yards and a touchdown 
    – Rice RB Jowan Davis ran 21 times for 77 yards 
    Game Rating: C+

    Oct. 11 at Navy 51, VMU 14 
    And You Care Because … Navy ran wild getting out to a 37-7 halftime lead and a 51-7 advantage with five different players running for scores and Tago Smith throwing for a 16-yard touchdown pass to Noah Copeland and running for a two-yard touchdown. Copeland started out the scoring with a 64-yard run, and the defense got into the act with a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown from Quinton Singleton. VMI’s pulled within seven on a fumble recovery for a score, but the offense didn’t get on the board until the final 14 seconds on a one-yard Chad Jacob touchdown catch. 
    What Else? 11 different Midshipmen ran the ball for 352 yards and five scores, the team averaging 7.2 yards per try. 
    – Navy FB Noah Copeland ran eight times for 107 yards and a score, and caught one pass for 16 yards and a touchdown 
    – Time of possession: VMI 34:38 – Navy 25:22 
    – Third down conversions: Navy 6-of-9 – VMI 4-of-15 
    Game Rating: D-


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