It was an exciting weekend for sports. Here’s a brief recap:
The University of Alabama washed Ole Miss out with the tide in a close match-up on Saturday. Defeating the Rebels was not an easy feat for Alabama, with the Tide initially being down by three touchdowns. Newcomer to the quarterback position, Jason Hurts, had 158 passing yards and ran 146. The contribution of defensive touchdowns from Jonathan Allen and Da’Ron Payne really made the difference for Bama.
The 43-48 loss for Ole Miss was an undoubtedly, despairing defeat. The Rebels appeared to have their eye one the prize in the second quarter, with their quarterback Chad Kelly completing the most passing yards of his career – 421. However, turnovers in the heat of the game led to their demise.
Auburn fans were optimistic after their defense held nationally ranked, Clemson, to only 19 points in their season opener a couple of weeks ago. The optimism continued after Auburn was the first to get points on the board during their bout against Texas A&M last weekend. During the first quarter, the score was 7-0, with Auburn fans looking on excitedly. Then, the tides turned and Trevor Knight of Texas A&M proceeded to put pressure on Auburn, with passing yards of 247. Knight had help from Daniel LaCamera, who kicked five field goals to further their lead.
Auburn couldn’t stop the offensive force coming toward them with their defense, but did succeed in running into Texas A&M territory, with quarterback John Franklin leading the charge and Kamryn Pettway offering some running assistance. In the end, Auburn would fall to the Reveilles 16-29.
In other college news, Baylor overthrew Rice University 38-10. Tennessee dismantled Ohio 28-19. Clemson showed no mercy to Carolina State, beating them 59-0. Florida State was handed a loss by Louisville, falling 20-63. Nebraska beat Oregon 35-32 in a shocking loss for the No. 22 ranked team. LSU won their battle with Mississippi State in a narrow 23-20 victory.
In Sunday NFL news, the Carolina Panthers had a sizable victory over the San Francisco 49ers, beating them 46-27. During the game, Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cameron Newton threw for 353 yards and set a high bar for touchdown passes. He reached 121 career TD passes during the game.
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