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Saturday Night Non-Conference Roundup: Five Teams Get Wins, Longhorns Blast Ole Miss, Kentucky Falls In OT

South Carolina 49  – UAB 6

1. Gamecocks get the win but Connor Shaw aggravates shoulder injury. Shaw – “…hopefully I’ll be back next week.”

2. Steve Spurrier gets the 200th win of his career - the South Carolina runs his record to 46-0 against non-BCS automatic qualifier conferences.

South Carolina video highlights

Missouri 24 – Arizona State 20

3. Up 24-7, Tigers hang on for the victory.

4. Introduced as the starting quarterback, James Frankin doesn’t play for Mizzou.  Gary Pinkel: “It’s between him and the medical staff. They make those decisions. I don’t make those decisions.”

5. Bryan Burwell: “There are a lot of questions to be asked and answered about why the 6-foot-2, 228-pound junior from Corinth, Texas, did not play against Arizona State.”

6. “The coach essentially called his quarterback a conscientious objector on national television before the game.”

Missouri video highlights

Mississippi State 30 – Troy 24

7. Bulldogs give up 572 yards to Troy.  Dan Mullen: “We’re very fortunate to play as poorly as we did and come out of it with a win.”

8. Troy linebacker Kanorris Davis: “The only thing they had over us was size. They had more size. Physical, head up, they weren’t anything special.”

9. Three touchdown catches for Chad Bumphis.

Western Kentucky 32 – Kentucky 31 (OT)

10. Trick play in overtime puts Hilltoppers over the top.

11. Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggert: “The entire game, our guys were saying, ‘Coach, call the play! Coach, call the play!”

12. Joker Phillips: Well, yes, you’ve got to expect trick plays, but again, we were in man to man coverage.  The only guy you can’t account for is the quarterback, and they threw the ball back to him.”

13. John Clay: “There’s nowhere to go but up.”

Kentucky video highlights

Georgia 56 – Florida Atlantic 20

14. A program record total 713 yards for the Bulldogs.

15. Both Georgia freshmen running backs go over 100 yards.

16. Thoughts turn to Vanderbilt and last year’s shouting match between James Franklin and Todd Grantham.

Georgia video highlights

LSU 63 -  Idaho 14

17. 42 unanswered points for the Tigers.  Les Miles: “I think our football team was imperfect. But I think everybody can see we can be a dominant football team.”

18. LSU’s not-so-secret weapon?  The student section.

19. With USC’s loss – expect LSU to be No. 2 behind Alabama.

LSU video highlights

Texas 66 – Ole Miss 31

20. Most points allowed by Ole Miss since 1917.

21. Bright spot?  “The Rebels offense is pretty good.”

Ole Miss video highlights

 


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