LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 8: Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to avoid defensive back C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during their game at Memorial Stadium October 8, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

College Football Saturday: Nebraska Comeback Follows Big LSU, Oklahoma Wins

The Red River Shootout -- or "Rivalry," if you prefer -- headlined a college football schedule that includes Florida-LSU, Auburn-Arkansas and Nebraska's home Big Ten debut. You should still print out the schedule here.

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Arkansas Vs. Auburn Final Score: Hogs D Pitches In On Win

The Auburn Tigers looked set to hang with the Arkansas Razorbacks, putting together a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, but it was lit'rally all Hogs from there on out. Arkansas scored at least one touchdown in every quarter to take a 38-14 victory over the other ranked-but-not-all-that-ranked SEC West team.

Arkansas' defense forced three interceptions out of Barrett Trotter and Kiehl Frazier, who combined to make up only half of the gotdang pitching rotation Auburn used to throw passes on the evening. Tyler Wilson hurled the complete game for Arkansas, throwing a meager (for him) 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Arkansas travels to play Ole Miss next, while the Hogs welcome the Florida Gators.

For more, visit Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats and Auburn blog Track Em Tigers. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.


Miami Vs. Virginia Tech Final Score: Hokies Hold On To Win Wild One, 38-35

If you stopped watching the Miami-Virginia Tech game around halftime, you missed a second half that was -- memorable -- to say the least. Let's stay with memorable.

Virginia Tech roared out to an early 21-7 lead in the first half, and seemed ready to basically breeze past the Hurricanes. Then things got strange. At one point late in the fourth quarter, Miami had outscored the Hokies 28-10 to take a 35-31 lead, scoring the last two touchdowns on a wide receiver pass and a 30-yard run.

The Hokies countered with an eight-play, 77-yard drive that ended when Logan Thomas took a quarterback draw 19 yards to cap off a great day. Thomas was 23-of-25 for 310 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 38 yards and two more scores.

But Miami got the ball back with 56 seconds left and Jacory Harris playing one of the best games he'd played in a long time -- he was 13-of-21 for 267 yards and three touchdowns by the time it was over. The final drive quickly turned into a mess, though, and with five seconds on the clock, Harris scrambled around until time expired. He then chose to throw it to a man who was maybe five yards past the line of scrimmage -- which was the Miami 45-yard line.

The win gives Virginia Tech new life in the ACC Coastal race after losing to Clemson last week; no team has ever gone 0-2 in league play and won one of the ACC's geographically illogical conferences. That's now what Miami has done -- meaning the Hurricanes' seasons will likely have more disappointment than just the NCAA questions now swirling around the program.

More Hurricanes news can be found at Miami blog The 7th Floor. Go to Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country for more on the Hokies.


Clemson Vs. Boston College Final Score: Tigers Lose Tajh Boyd But Stay Unbeaten

The Clemson Tigers reached 6-0 and are now bowl eligible after trouncing the Boston College Eagles, 36-14, but the bigger concern for Tigers fans is the health of star quarterback Tajh Boyd. Check over here for Boyd injury updates.

Other than that, it was all Clemson, all afternoon. The Tigers rumbled to a 20-0 lead before BC found the scoreboard, with Boyd putting up 316 yards until he had to leave the game. The Eagles were able to run the ball a little bit, with Rolandan Finch posting 72 and Tahj Kimble averaging 5.5 per carry, but that's kind of what happens when the other team's defense gets to play the pass all game long. Looking for bright spots here, Eagles fans.

Clemson will hope for a Boyd return in time for their game against the reeling Maryland Terrapins next week. BC gets the Virginia Tech Hokies.

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.


Illinois Vs. Indiana Final Score: Illini Going Bowling, Now 6-0

The Illinois Fighting Illini have never been bowl eligible as early as Oct. 8 before. That's all changed now, as the No. 19 Illini beat the Indiana Hoosiers, 41-20, to remain undefeated.

Nathan Scheelhaase had a breezy day, throwing for 210 yards and three touchdowns while running for 88 and another score. A.J. Jenkins continues to eat weak secondaries alive, putting up 182 yards and two of those scores, including a 77-yarder. Illinois overcame two turnovers to post 518 total yards on the day, coming back from an early 10-0 deficit.

Have you looked at Illinois' schedule? Arkansas State, South Dakota State, Arizona State, Western Michigan, Northwestern and Indiana ... mighty deceptive 6-0, friends.

For more, visit Illinois blog Hail To The Orange and Indiana blog Crimson Quarry. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.


South Carolina Vs. Kentucky Final: Gamecocks Level Kentucky, 54-3

If South Carolina needed a pick-me-up after last week's demoralizing upset against Auburn, they could have hardly found a better candidate than Kentucky. Throw in the revenge factor after the deflating loss to Kentucky last year, and even the Wildcats knew they would face an angry South Carolina team this week.

The Gamecocks delivered, piling up 639 yards and allowing only an early field goal in a 54-3 annihilation of the 'Cats. Kentucky's beleaguered offense eked out a minute 96 yards of total offense, answering the questions of Kentucky fans who had begun to wonder if it could get any worse.

Connor Shaw's second start of the season at quarterback might have helped the team's stars as well as its stock. Marcus Lattimore had 22 carries for 102 yards after getting the ball just 17 times last week, and wideout Alshon Jeffery seemed a step closer to breaking out of an early slump with six catches for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Shaw was 26-of-39 for 311 yards and 4 touchdowns. Two other quarterbacks attempted a pass for South Carolina -- neither of them was former starter Stephen Garcia.

For more on the big win for the Gamecocks, go to South Carolina blog Garnet And Black Atttack. There will be more on the latest Wildcats defeat at Kentucky blog A Sea Of Blue.


Connecticut Vs. West Virginia Final Score: Mountaineers Strong Second Half Stifles Huskies

The West Virginia Mountaineers didn't get off to the greatest start on Saturday, but a strong second half ensured the team from Morgantown wouldn't be upset by the Connectictut Huskies. In fact, it was all West Virginia in the second half as they rolled to a 43-16 victory at home.

The Mountaineers entered the week ranked No. 16 and, thanks to inspired second half play from quarterback Geno Smith, they will head into the top 15 when the rankings come out again on Sunday. Smith went to the air 45 times on Saturday, throwing for 450 yards and four touchdowns -- all of which came in the second half.  His top option was speedy wideout Stedman Bailey as the sophomore finished the day with 178 receiving yards and seven receptions, two of which resulted in touchdowns.

The Huskies were unable to get anything going after kicker Dave Teggart kept his team close with three first half field goals to keep UConn within just one point as the halftime score was 10-9. The only other score for the Huskies came when Ty-Meer Brown returned an errant pass from Paul Millard -- the back-up quarterback for West Virginia -- for 48 yards and a touchdown.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket and Connecticut blog The UConn Blog. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.


Georgia Tech Vs. Maryland, Final Score: Yellow Jackets Hold On For Victory

Georgia Tech football didn't have its most difficult task this weekend as they met the Maryland Terrapins at Bobby Dodd Stadium, but the Yellow Jackets did what they needed to do pull out the victory. Led by running back Tevin Washington, Georgia Tech bested the Terrapins en route to a final score of 21-16.

Washington got the Yellow Jackets off to a great start with a 7-yard touchdown run within the first five minutes of the ACC match-up. Before all was said and done, the 6-foot-1 junior finished with 120 yards and two touchdowns to give his team the victory. Fellow running back Orwin Smith scored the other Georgia Tech touchdown, a 10-yard run in the second quarter.

Maryland struggled on offense thanks, in part, to struggles from their their quarterbacks. The Terrapins trotted out starter Danny O'Brien, but after going 1-for-6 with an interception, backup C.J. Brown was inserted. Brown wasn't any better through the air, however, as completed just four of his 17 passing attempts. Those concerns were somewhat alleviated, though, considering Brown rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

With the victory, the 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets are undefeated with a 6-0 record through the first half of the season. With that, they're now also the first bowl-eligible team.

All your news about the Yellow Jackets is at Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat. To commiserate about the Terps, head over to Maryland blog Testudo Times.

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