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#5 Florida State Shines Bright

The Stage

In a clash that left fans at the edge of their seats, Florida State emerged victorious over Virginia Tech in a college football showdown. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams showcasing their prowess and determination to claim victory. In the end, it was the Seminoles who prevailed, with a final score of 39-17. The game was at the iconic Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida, where the Seminole faithful had gathered in full force to support their team. On the other side, the Virginia Tech Hokies brought their A-game, determined to spoil the party for the home team.

The First Half of the Game

The Seminoles scored on their 1st three offense drives of the game. Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis passed for a 7-yard completion to Johnny Wilson. Seminoles running back Lawrance Toafili ran for 28 yards for a touchdown. Once again Travis found Wilson for a 18-yard touchdown pass. Florida State 22 and Virginia Tech 0 with 1:34 to go in the 1st quarter. Virginia Tech would score a 29-yard field goal from kicker John Love, and a 5-yard touchdown run from Bhayshul Tuten. Making the score Florida State 22 and Virginia Tech 10.

2nd Half

The third quarter kicked off with Virginia Tech’s Bhayshul Tuten going 99 yards for the opening kickoff return to get the Hokies back in the game at 22-17. Florida State’s running back Trey Benson 3 plays later goes 62 yards for a touchdown run, pushing the Seminoles lead to 29-17. Seminoles kicker Ryan Fitzgerald kicks a 26-yard field goal giving them a 32-17 lead with 6:23 to go in the 3rd quarter. Seminoles in the 4th quarter responded with a touchdown of their own, showcasing their offensive firepower. Running back Trey Benson once again goes 85-yards for a touchdown run making it the final score of the game. Both teams would trade punts. Florida State 39 Virginia Tech 17.

The Final

Virginia Tech had one last chance to mount a comeback, but the Seminoles’ defense held firm, forcing the Hokies to turn the ball over. Florida State 39 Virginia Tech 17. The victory was a testament to the Seminoles’ resilience and their ability to perform under pressure. Both teams displayed incredible skill and determination throughout the game, making it a hard-fought clash. As the Florida State faithful celebrated their team’s hard-fought triumph, they couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride in their Seminoles. The win over Virginia Tech was not just a victory on the scoreboard; it was a testament to the heart and spirit of college football, where every game is a battle and every moment matters. Florida State’s running back Trey Benson 11 carries 200 yards 2 TD’s, quarterback Jordan Travis had 2 TD’s passes, defense lineman Jared Verse had 3 tackles 2 tackles for a loss 2 sacks, and linebacker Kalen DeLoach had 9 tackles.

 

Gators Dominate Vanderbilt 

Opening Kickoff

In a college football showdown, the Florida Gators triumphed over the Vanderbilt Commodores on October 7th, in a game that showcased their prowess on both sides of the ball. The final score of 38-14 underscored Florida’s dominance and marked another impressive win for the Gators in what promises to be an interesting season. It was evident that the Gators were determined to make a statement in this SEC matchup. The Florida offense, led by quarterback Graham Mertz, orchestrated a series of precise plays that allowed them to march down the field with ease. Mertz’s ability to read the defense and make quick decisions kept the Vanderbilt defense on their heels. Running back Montrell Johnson Jr also played a pivotal role, breaking tackles rushing for 135 yards, and finding the end once.

The Game

The first half saw the Gators build a substantial lead, with Ricky Pearsall running for a 14-yard touchdown. Mertz connected with wide receiver Arlis Boardingham for a touchdown. The Gators Montrell Johnson Jr ran for a 7-yard touchdown run with 0:41 to go in the 1st half. The Vanderbilt defense did manage to get a turnover in the 1st half when the Gators tried a trick play, but for the most part, struggled to contain the Gators’ passing game, and by the end of the first half, the score was 21-7 in favor of Florida. The Gators’ defense was content with just stopping Vanderbilt’s running game, holding them to 64 yards.  As the game progressed, Florida continued to showcase their balanced attack, mixing pass and run plays effectively. The Gators Mertz completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Eugene Wilson III, and found Boardingham once again for a 15-yard touchdown pass. The Gators offensive line provided excellent protection for Mertz, allowing him to distribute the ball to various receivers and keep the Commodores’ defense guessing. Vanderbilt, despite their valiant efforts, struggled to find a consistent offensive rhythm. The Gators’ defense remained stout, limiting the Commodores to only one 2nd half touchdown. Florida’s 38-14 victory over Vanderbilt, showcased their depth and skill on both sides of the ball. Their dominant performance sent a message to the rest of the SEC that they are a force to be reckoned with this season. As the Gators continue to build on this momentum, fans can expect more thrilling performances and intense matchups throughout the college football season.

 

 

Florida Atlantic Victorious Over Tulsa

On the Night of October 7th

Fans of college football witnessed an exhilarating and unforgettable showdown as the Florida Atlantic Owls triumphed over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. This epic battle, which took place at Florida Atlantic University Stadium, will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most electrifying games of the American Athletic Conference season. The game kicked off with high energy, as both teams were eager to secure a vital victory in their respective conference campaigns. Florida Atlantic, known for their solid defense and powerful offense, came into the game as the favorites, but Tulsa, known for their resilience and ability to turn games around, proved to be a formidable opponent.

1st Half

In the first quarter, Florida Atlantic, displaying their offensive prowess and defensive determination got off to a 14-0 lead. Florida Atlantic’s running back, Larry McCammon got the Owls on the board early with a 1-yard touchdown run. Larry McCammon ran for a 10-yard touchdown run putting his team on the scoreboard with another touchdown. Tulsa, however, was quick to respond in the 2nd quarter. Quarterback Cardell Williams engineered a remarkable drive, culminating in a 7-yard touchdown run by Williams. The second quarter saw both teams digging deep and intensifying their efforts. Florida Atlantic’s quarterback Daniel Richardson threw an interception with 5:10 to go in the 2nd quarter. Florida Atlantic’s LaJohntay Wester had a 32-yard punt return setting up the offense with excellent field position with 3:35 to go in the 2nd quarter. 7 plays later the Owls kicker Logan Lupo made a 21-yard field goal. Florida Atlantic 17 Tulsa 7.

2nd Half

The third quarter was a rollercoaster ride. Tulsa made the only statement with a field goal making it 17-10 Florida Atlantic. However, Florida Atlantic would respond early in the 4th quarter with a field goal. The drive started with Kobe Lewis running for 58 yards. Richardson found receiver, Wester, following an impressive pass from Richardson for 19 yards that would set up the field goal making it Florida Atlantic 20 Tulsa 10. The Owls would miss a field goal with 7:56 to go in the 4th quarter. The final quarter of the game was a heart-stopping affair. Tulsa managed a 7-play 80-yard drive to score a touchdown with a catch by Luke McGary, putting the score at 20-17 giving only the Owls a 3-point lead. With only a few minutes left, it seemed as though Tulsa might steal the victory. However, the Owls, the defense showed their determination and composure. Tulsa attempted a last-minute drive but was thwarted by the relentless Florida Atlantic defense. The Owls’ faithful crowd erupted in celebration as the clock hit zero, and their team secured a thrilling victory. Florida Atlantic 20 Tulsa 17.

 

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