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Here is the landing from Blackman to Helton.
Mike Norvell’s debut at Florida State is already below a climate delay on account of lightning within the space. Nonetheless, early returns from the Seminoles towards Georgia Tech are good. Asante Samuel Jr. (for many who need to really feel previous) picked off a Jeff Sims cross and turned that right into a seven-play, 52-yard landing drive capped off by a pleasant landing cross from James Blackman to Keyshawn Helton. Who is aware of how good the Yellow Jackets are, however it is a quick begin for the Noles. The one factor holding them again, apparently, is mom nature.
Half: Notre Dame 10, Duke 6
Blue Devils made it contained in the ND 10-yard line twice however got here away with area targets each instances. The Irish additionally blew an opportunity to attain when Ian E-book threw an INT late within the second half after a 75-yard play took them into the crimson zone. However ND responded with a FG within the two-minute drill General, Clemson switch Chase Brice appears fairly good at QB for Duke. Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams scored the one TD of the half. However ND must to get the run sport going behind what must be a forceful offensive line with a bunch of veteran starters.
Ultimate: Arkansas State 35, Kansas State 31
The Purple Wolves generated some fireworks within the passing sport to return again from a 21-14 halftime deficit and upset Kansas State. The story right here was Jonathan Adams, who caught three landing passes for Arkansas State, together with the go-ahead rating with 38 seconds left as you may see under. What’s loopy is that his finest seize was truly overturned within the first half (scroll down for some time to see that one). Arkansas State over Ok-State + Louisiana over Iowa State = large day for the Solar Belt and an terrible begin for the Large 12. Thrilling stuff within the first week of Energy 5 motion.
Arkansas State simply surged forward of Ok-State 35-31 with 38 seconds left. Jonathan Adams caught the go-ahead rating for the Purple Wolves. That was his third TD catch of the sport. He is been a human spotlight reel. Here is the clip of his second TD from a bit earlier.
Ultimate: West Virginia 56, Japanese Kentucky 10
This was actually the one true blowout of the early 5 video games right this moment. West Virginia jumped to a 42-7 halftime lead behind an enormous half for Leddie Brown and cruised the remainder of the way in which. The Mountaineers have been lacking 11 gamers on account of suspension, however you would not have identified it. Performed 3 QBs and allowed lower than 200 complete yards.
Ultimate, Appalachian State 35, Charlotte 20
The Mountaineers stand up to a gamely effort from Charlotte because of a punishing run sport. Three backs ran for App State TDs: Cam Peoples, Daetrich Herrington and Marcus Williams.
Ultimate: Louisiana 31, Iowa State 14
Wow. Louisiana does it. Two particular groups TDs made the distinction right this moment for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Count on for Billy Napier’s identify to catapult to the highest of the recent boards for no matter Energy 5 openings there could also be within the coming months. After main the Ragin’ Cajuns to an 11-3 report in his second season, Napier now has a marquee victory. Plus, he is a former Nick Saban assistant, which appears to be a plus in the case of touchdown big-time gigs. As for the Cyclones, you can inform Bryce Purdy missed tight finish Charlie Kolar, who didn’t play. Purdy accomplished simply 16 of 35 passes. Kolar was one in every of his favourite targets final yr with 51 receptions. Iowa State is scheduled to have a bye subsequent week.
Ultimate: North Carolina 31, Syracuse 6
Syracuse had too many probabilities to depend to both take the lead or put actual strain on North Carolina and by no means did it amid crimson zone struggles. The Tar Heels have been usually sloppy, however they pulled away for a cushty season-opening win. UNC is scheduled to host Charlotte subsequent week. Syracuse is scheduled to play at Pitt. Loads to scrub up for the Tar Heels, however Sam Howell’s remaining line shouldn’t be unhealthy except for the two INTs: 25-34, 295 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs.
Louisiana has the ball up 24-14 on Iowa State with below three minutes left. So how about Arkansas State-Kansas State? Tied up 28-28 with below six minutes to go. ASU attempting to make it an enormous day for the Solar Belt.
Louisiana-Lafayette now has two kick returns for a landing — one on a 95-yard kickoff and the opposite on a 83-yard punt return. On prime of that, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a 78-yard landing cross. That is 21 of their 24 factors as they lead Iowa State 24-14 within the fourth quarter. Large performs might gasoline this potential upset. In the meantime, Iowa State has been a bit of in all places offensively. Brock Purdy hasn’t been sharp, however he is additionally been below strain. Huge receivers are dropping some key balls, too. Simply appears like a workforce that is not sharp and ULL is taking benefit.
Eric Garror returns a punt 83 yards for a landing to place ULL up 24-14 on Iowa State with 14:16 left!
Louisiana 17, Iowa State 14 — begin 4Q
UNC 17, Syracuse 6 — early 4Q
Kansas State 21, Arkansas State 21 — late 3Q
Appalachian State 14, Charlotte 10 — late 3Q
WVU 42, EKU 10 — mid 3Q
Military 14, UL-Monroe 0 — mid 2Q
Upset alert brewing in Ames. The Ragin Cajuns maintain a 17-14 lead over the No. 23 Cyclones on the finish of the third quarter. It has been a fairly even sport, each defenses have performed effectively. Nonetheless, Louisiana-Lafayette has had a few monster performs, together with the kickoff returned for a landing after which this 78-yard bomb for six. Iowa State has began sluggish in these openers earlier than, however Louisiana-Lafayette is a legit Group of 5 workforce. The longer they grasp round, the extra fascinating this will get.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s Asjilin Washington had a superb interception towards Iowa State QB Brock Purdy within the third quarter. The Ragin Cajuns could not convert, nevertheless, and missed their second area aim of the day.
Military is up 14-0 on Louisiana-Monroe after one quarter. The Black Knights picked up the place they left off towards Center Tennessee in Week 1 with two landing runs within the first quarter. A type of drives: 15 performs, taking almost 9 minutes of sport clock. That is basic Military. The Warhawks look overwhelmed.
Syracuse picks off Sam Howell for the second time however will get simply three factors out of it to return inside 7-6 towards UNC. That is a complete of six factors for the Orange now on 4 journeys contained in the UNC 25-yard line. Tar Heels look awfully shaky.
Half: West Virginia 42, Japanese Kentucky 7
The Mountaineers are lacking 11 gamers on account of suspension (extra on that in the event you scroll right down to the start of the weblog). Nevertheless it’s been of little consequence for them towards an overmatched EKU workforce that dropped its opener at Marshall 55-0 final week. WVU QB Jarret Doege fended off Oklahoma switch Austin Kendall in preseason camp and is off to a powerful begin with a 19-for-25, 3 TD, 0 INT half. Junior RB Leddie Brown additionally ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries within the half. Caught a TD, too (see under).
Half: Kansas State 21, Arkansas State 14
The Wildcats returned solely two offensive starters in QB Skylar Thompson and WR Malik Knowles. Talking of these two, they related for a fairly good spotlight you may see under. However Arkansas State is hanging powerful after giving Memphis a scare final week. Ok-State might want to generate extra within the working sport within the second half if it needs to tug away.
Half: Appalachian State 14, Charlotte 10
Appalachian State is favored to win the Solar Belt once more, however Charlotte is taken into account a workforce on the rise below second-year coach Will Healy. This can be a sneaky good Group 5 sport that is dwelling as much as its billing to date.
Cam Peoples leads the Mountaineers with 8 rushes for 70 yards and this TD.
Half: North Carolina 7, Syracuse 3
Not many highlights to select from — as Ben notes under in his evaluation under. So we’ll go along with the one TD of the sport to date.
Half: Iowa State 14, Louisiana 10
Should you adopted Tom Fornelli’s recommendation in his “six pack” of packs and went for the below on the 56.5 level complete, you have been feeling fairly good for a lot of the half. Then the groups mixed for 3 TDs and a FG within the remaining 4:34 of the second quarter. Louisiana’s Chris Smith offered the highest spotlight with a 95-yard kick return TD to tie it up.
Of all of the potential upset alert video games on Saturday, I do not know if Syracuse-North Carolina was anybody’s choose. And but the Tar Heels lead simply 7-3 on the half. The Tar Heels have not carried out a lot offensively since their opening drive, punting on three of their subsequent 4 drives whereas lacking a area aim on the opposite. Howell is placing up some numbers — he has 142 yards passing — however he is thrown a choose and North Carolina additionally fumbled a punt return. However Syracuse hasn’t performed a lot cleaner, both, and has simply three factors on three journeys inside UNC’s 25-yard line. Plenty of missed alternatives on each side.
Breece Corridor waltzes in from 11 yards out to place Iowa State again on prime of Louisiana 14-7. That offense appears to have discovered one thing. Brock Purdy appeared in rhythm and coach Matt Campbell discovered a pleasant stability on that drive.
Dang! Chris Smith simply went 95 yards on the following kickoff to tie it again up at seven. That dude has SPEED. Louisiana isn’t any joke. The Ragin’ Cajuns have amassed loads of athletes below coach Billy Napier — one of many up-and-coming coaches within the nation.
Kene Nwangwu punches it in from one yard out to present Iowa State a 7-0 lead over Louisiana. That eight play, 49-yard drive was wanted. That was the primary time all sport that Brock Purdy and Co. had issues cooking. The offensive line has struggled, however appeared to discover a spark.
Georgia Southern publicizes 33 gamers are inactive for Saturday’s sport vs. the Campbell Combating Camels
Finish 1Q: UNC 7, Syracuse 0
North Carolina’s first drive featured rather a lot: a 41-yard play known as again for holding, a 4th-and-7 conversion, Syracuse gifting UNC a third-down conversion through penalty and eventually a landing cross from Sam Howell to Garrett Walston.
Additionally of notice: Howell threw a choose on UNC’s second sequence and Syracuse had a punt return for a landing known as again.
This catch from Jonathan Adams. Jr. was ultimately overturned. However Arkansas State DID tie it up at 7-7 shortly after. Nonetheless sick despite the fact that it did not depend.
!!! Charlotte has a turnover trash can !!!