College Football Black Friday Round Up

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Updated: November 29, 2014
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 Missouri Holds Off Arkansas; Wins SEC East

There were many doubters who believed that Missouri would not be able to hold their own in the talented rich SEC. Well, they have completely dispelled that theory. They have been in the SEC for two years and have played in the SEC Championship game both times.

After three quarters of being smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It’s been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done. Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining.

The Razorbacks came in as one of the hottest teams in the country, winning two straight after shutting out SEC foes Ole Miss and LSU. Arkansas was driving for the tie when Kentrell Brothers stripped Alex Collins and Markus Golden recovered with 2:13 to seal the game and give the Tigers a 21-14 victory.

Missouri will play either Alabama or Mississippi State in the SEC Championship game on Dec. 7 in Atlanta.

 

No. 8 UCLA upended by Stanford.

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan and the Cardinals were pretty much playing for fun. UCLA was the team that was under all the pressure to clinch the Pac-12 South title.

Low and behold that is exactly what it looked like.

Hogan passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and Stanford crushed UCLA’s hopes for the division title and a college football playoff spot with a 31-10 victory Friday.

After declaring for the NFL draft earlier this week, this was essentially the last home game of Brent Hundleys’ career. Hundley threw for 146 yards and one touchdown. This is the fourth time in three years that Hogan has gotten the best of Hundley when these two meet.

 

No.12 Arizona clinches Pac-12 South

According to reports, Rich Rodriguez did not want to know the score of the UCLA-Stanford game. He also did not want the score to leak down to the sideline. He wanted all the focus to be on beating arch rival No. 13 Arizona State in the Territorial Cup.

Little did the players or Rich Rod know, the stakes of this game were even higher — as Arizona went on to beat ASU to win the Territorial cup and the Pac-12 South.

Arizona running back Nick Wilson ran wild, as he rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson’s big day included a 72-yard touchdown as he left the Sun Devils behind.

Arizona State’s defense has been their biggest strength this year; but sorely let them down on Friday. ASU’s defense was hit with two long scoring plays and wasn’t able to consistently stop the Wildcats.

No.12 Arizona will play No. 2 Oregon in the Pac-12 title game on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara, CA at Levi Stadium.

The Wildcats handed the Ducks their only loss back on Oct. 2nd in a 31-24 victory.

 

Other Notable Friday results:

Virginia Tech defeats Virginia 24-20

Western Kentucky defeats No. 24 Marshall 67-66

Nebraska defeats Iowa 37-34

 

Brian Emejuru

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Brian Emejuru

Brian Emejuru is a College Football writer for Sideline Sports Report. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. Go Rams Go! He also played four years of D1 college rugby at VCU. He’s currently a physical education teacher at the elementary level.
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