Black Friday college football scores: Oregon escapes, Fresno State falls, rivalries a-plenty

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Oregon needs a last-minute TD to prevail, San Jose State hands Fresno State its first loss of the season in a game that tallied over 110 points and more results from Black Friday.

Fresno State lost their first game of the season. Iowa picked up an impressive road win at Nebraska to cap an eight-win regular season, Marshall punched its ticket to the C-USA title game by dismantling East Carolina, Houston shut out SMU and Akron staved off a rally to upset Toledo.

We'll keep updating this story as games go final around the country. For live scores, check here:


No. 13 Oregon 36, Oregon State 35 | Full Recap

College football's Civil War was a wild one on Friday night as Oregon needed a last-minute touchdown throw from Marcus Mariota to Josh Huff to pick up the victory against the surprisingly feisty Oregon State Beavers. Oregon State scored on a 25-yard jet sweep by Victor Bolden with under two minutes left to take a 35-30 lead, but a missed two-point conversion left the door open just enough for the Ducks to prevail.

San Jose State 62, No. 16 Fresno State 52 | Full recap

How crazy of a game was this? The first half alone featured 83 points. The Bulldogs and Spartans combined for 12 passing touchdowns. After taking a 42-41 lead into halftime, San Jose State pulled away on the arm of senior quarterback David Fales. His 547 yards passing topped the 514 of David Carr. Carr's interception with just under 12 minutes remaining sealed the fate of his Bulldogs for their first loss of the season. Fresno State is now effectively out of BCS bowl contention.

No. 17 LSU 31, Arkansas 27 | Full Recap

After Zach Mettenberger went down with a leg injury in the fourth quarter, freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings was tasked with leading the Tigers over the Razorbacks. He drove 99 yards in eight plays to put his team up by four. Mettenberger went 14/22 for 156 yards and an interception before his injury.

Iowa 38, Nebraska 17 | Full Recap

The Cornhuskers ended up outgaining the Hawkeyes, but mistakes proved costly, and Iowa prevailed on the road. It is the first time since 1943 that Iowa had won in Lincoln. Nebraska quarterback Ron Kellogg III struggled under duress and threw a pair of interceptions. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini may have sealed his fate in the loss, not only by getting dumptrucked by unranked Iowa but with questionable behavior on the sideline, at the halftime interview and in the post-game news conference.

Washington 27, Washington State 17 | Full Recap

Bishop Sankey tallied 200 yards on 34 carries to bring the Apple Cup home for the Huskies. Connor Halliday had another arm-exhausting game, going 32/59 for 282 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the final home game of Huskies QB Keith Price's career, and he finished 15/20 for 181 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Miami 41, Pittsburgh 31 | Full Recap

Stacy Coley caught three passes, two for touchdowns, and took an end around 73 yards for a touchdown in Miami's victory. Allen Hurns caught nine passes for 173 yards from Stephen Morris, who threw for 296 yards on the day. The win leaves Miami hoping for losses by both Duke and Virginia Tech to earn the chance to play Florida State for the ACC title.

Bowling Green 24, Buffalo 7 | Full Recap

Bowling Green trailed at halftime in this one, but 21 unanswered points in the second half locked up the East Division title and a shot to knock off undefeated Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game next week. Sophomore quarterback Matt Johnson had a big game, accumulating 302 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, both of which came in the second half.

Marshall 59, East Carolina 28 | Full Recap

It looked on paper like this might be a tightly contested game, but it wasn't to be -- Marshall took control of this game from the outset, jumping out to a 24-0 lead before ECU found any sort of footing. With the victory, the Herd locked up the Conference USA East Division, securing their place in the league title game. Their opponent will be determined on Saturday.

Houston 34, SMU 0

SMU is on the brink of a losing season after this blowout loss to Houston. The Cougars held a 24-0 lead at halftime, and as it turned out, that would be more than enough. The Mustangs were crippled by a 4-of-20 effort on third down, and they also turned the ball over four times.

Florida Atlantic 21, Florida International 6

Florida Atlantic earned bowl eligibility for the first time since defeating Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl in 2008. FAU sophomore quarterback Jaquez Johnson threw for three touchdowns and senior running back Damian Fortner ran for 100 yards.

Akron 31, Toledo 29

Akron survived a fourth-quarter rally to upset a Toledo team that didn't have a lot to play for. The Zips struggled to run the football all afternoon, but quarterback Kyle Pohl was outstanding, finishing the day 18 of 29 for 259 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Toledo got 100-yard rushing days from both Kareem Hunt and Marc Remy.

Ball State 55, Miami (OH) 14 | Full Recap

Ball State is now 10-2 this season after dismantling the RedHawks, who will finish the season without a win. Keith Wenning had a huge game, completing 27-of-33 passes for 445 yards and six touchdowns.

Troy 42, Texas State 28

In what was one of the more interesting games of the day, Troy came on top of a shootout behind quarterback Duke DeLancellotti, who accounted for four total touchdowns and 262 total yards of offense. Both teams finished the year with 6-6 records.

Ohio 51, Massachusetts 23 | Full Recap

This one was close for a quarter, but the Bobcats took over midway through the first half as Beau Blankenship and Tyler Tettleton had big games. Ohio improves to 7-5 this season with a 4-4 mark against the rest of the MAC.

Central Michigan 42, Eastern Michigan 10 | Full Recap

The Chippewas ran the football early and often to make quick work of EMU, accumulating 295 yards on the ground to pick up their sixth win of the season. Zurlon Tipton carried the ball 20 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns, putting together one of the better performance of the season for any running back in college football.


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