Sunday, September 23, 2012

Morning Six Pack: September 23, 2012 Sunday and another great morning for a fresh six pack of these college football stories from around the country.

Go figure: The weird, wacky and wow from the weekend

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Freshman quarterback Jonathan Wallace debuts role as Auburn's Wildcat

Freshman quarterback Jonathan Wallace burned his redshirt as a running option against LSU on Saturday.

Tide hunts for bigger trophy than Florida Atlantic

Can anybody beat Alabama?

4-0 start not as impressive as it seems

Sure, Irish are a shiny 4-0. But are they really back?

Kiffin explains media dust-ups to Pac-12 leader

USC coach Lane Kiffin called Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on Friday to explain his actions this week with the media, Scott said Saturday.


For a moment, it seemed the Seminoles' dreams of ACC and national titles would die Saturday. After Clemson tailback Andre Ellington caught a pass from receiver Sammy Watkins -- who had caught a backward pass from quarterback Tajh Boyd -- for a 52-yard touchdown pass, Florida State looked as if it might fold. The cavalcade of cupcakes had done the Seminoles no favors in preparing for the Tigers. "They looked slow as hell on film. They didn't look like they were running," Rhodes said of Clemson's receivers. "When they were on the field, they were running. Especially Sammy."

But Florida State struck back on its next play from scrimmage. Receiver Kelvin Benjamin took a shovel pass and shot toward the left sideline. Sixty-four yards later, Florida State had a first down at the Clemson 11-yard line. Thompson, who broke his back in a loss at Wake Forest last year and almost gave up football during a brutal rehab, scored on a nine-yard run. He would finish with 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

On the ensuing kickoff, Watkins blazed down the middle of the field and looked ready to break free when Florida State freshman cornerback Ronald Darby snagged him by the ankles and dragged him to the ground. The touchdown-saving tackle wound up conserving four points when Clemson had to settle for a 50-yard field goal and a 31-21 lead.

Florida State scored the next 28 points.

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