College Football Sunday! Louisville, Baylor Throttle In-State Foes

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SMU Vs. Baylor Final Score: Bears Roll Mustangs 59-24

The first game after Robert Griffin III was absolutely no problem for the Baylor Bears. Baylor jumped ahead 24-3 by halftime and never looked back as it pulled away for an easy 59-24 win over the SMU Mustangs.

Quarterback Nick Florence, taking over for the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, was virtually flawless in going 21 of 30 for 341 yards and four touchdowns to lead he Bears. Jarred Salubi also ran for 91 yards and a touchdown while Terrance Williams caught seven passes for 138 yards. All told, Baylor gained 608 total yards on offense. Even former Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Petty.

Lanear Sampson had five catches for 69 yards and got into the end zone twice. It was the defense that got the first score of the second half, however, as Mike Hick returned a fumble 66 yards for a score to make it 31-3. Salubi added a nine-yard touchdown run followed by a 36-yard TD pass to Sampson to make it 45-3 before the starters were mostly pulled.

Zach Line rushed for 113 yards on 22 carries for SMU. Garrett Gilbert had a respectable night for SMU with 286 yards passing and two touchdowns, but he was also intercepted twice.

For additional SMU and Baylor news, be sure to visit SB Nation Dallas. Also, further coverage on the Bears can be found at Our Daily Bears.

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SMU Vs. Baylor Halftime Score: Bears Lead Mustangs, 24-3

The Baylor Bears hold a 24-3 halftime lead over the Southern Methodist Mustangs in Sunday's season opener for the two schools, behind three touchdown passes from Baylor quarterback Nick Florence.

Florence first connected with wide receiver Lanear Sampson for a six-yard score to cap off a game-opening 10-play, 75-yard drive for the Bears. Then, in Baylor's next possession, Florence tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Najvar, giving the Bears a quick 14-0 lead.

SMU got on the board with a 22-yard field goal from Chase Hover in the second quarter, following 16-play, 66-yard drive which took six minutes and 16 seconds. Mustangs quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who is making his first start since transferring from the University of Texas prior to the 2011 season, threw for 135 yards on 15-of-31 passing, and was intercepted while trying to hit wide receiver Darius Johnson in the end zone on a slant pattern near the end of the half. Two plays later, Florence threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tevin Reese to extend Baylor's lead.

Baylor tacked on a field goal as the half ended after driving 50 yards in 57 seconds following an SMU punt.

Florence completed 15 of 22 passes for 208 yards. Baylor running back Jarred Salubi led all rushers in the first half with 70 yards on 10 carries, Bears WR Terrence Williams caught five balls for 69 yards to pace all receivers.

For additional SMU and Baylor news, be sure to visit SB Nation Dallas. Also, further coverage on the Bears can be found at Our Daily Bears.

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Kentucky Vs. Louisville Final Score: Cardinals Defeat Wildcats, 32-14

Louisville had its way with Kentucky in the season-opening Governor's Cup on Sunday, winning by a score of 32-14. The Cardinals went into halftime with a 22-7 advantage and maintained their momentum as the game went on in the second half.

A field goal four minutes into the third quarter extended the Cardinals' lead to 18 points. Then, Jeremy Wright rushed for his third touchdown of the game with a one-yard run with 4:37 to go in the third quarter.

Kentucky had issues holding onto the ball in addition to being outmatched by Louisville. There were two Wildcat turnovers on the day, both fumbles lost. The Cardinals dominated the ground game, recording 219 rushing yards compared to the Wildcats' 93.

Senorise Perry's 47-yard touchdown run was one of the highlights of the game.

Box Score Hero: Teddy Bridgewater and his 19 pass completions on 21 attempts for 232 passing yards. Not too shabby.

Rankings Ramifications: Louisville was a two-touchdown favorite going into this one and they won by just a little more than that. So how much did we learn about the Cardinals? Enough to move them up from No. 25 in the rankings?

But Did They Cover? They definitely covered. Louisville was a 13 or 14 point favorite and won by 18 points.

For More On This Game: Read more on the Kentucky Wildcats at A Sea Of Blue. Head over to Card Chronicle for more on the Louisville Cardinals.

Next Week's Schedule: Louisville vs. Missouri State/Kentucky vs. Kent State

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Kentucky Vs. Louisville Halftime Score: Cardinals Lead Wildcats, 22-7

The Louisville Cardinals have the edge in the Governor's Cup midway through, taking a 22-7 advantage at halftime. Perhaps even more impressive, the Cardinals scored touchdowns on their first three possessions.

Louisville's offensive line is having its way with the Wildcats' defensive front, getting off the ball quickly and allowing the Cardinals' backs to work their way down field. With all the success in the run game, Louisville is controlling the time of possession (19:43 to 10:17) and dominating in rushing yards (136 to 62).

The Cardinals' first three drives went for 85 yards or more. Louisville's first touchdown drive went 15 plays, 99 yards, took eight minutes and 21 seconds and resulted in a one-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Wright, plus the two-point conversion.

Senorise Perry scored on a 47-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Read more on the Kentucky Wildcats at A Sea Of Blue. Head over to Card Chronicle for more on the Louisville Cardinals.

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Kentucky Vs. Louisville Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats begin their 2012 seasons against each other on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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SMU Vs. Baylor Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

The Baylor Bears begin their 2012 season looking to fill Robert Griffin III's void at home against SMU on Sunday, Sept. 2.

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