Avoiding scare, Gators get past Missouri, 14-7

9:36 am | November 5, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Gillislee took a screen pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown, and No. 8 Florida survived a scare to beat Southeastern Conference newcomer Missouri 14-7 on Saturday.

The Gators rebounded from a turnover-filled loss to rival Georgia and kept alive hopes of winning the SEC’s Eastern Division. They need the Bulldogs to lose one of their remaining games, against Mississippi on Saturday or Auburn next week, to clinch a spot in the league title game.

At times, Florida looked less than interested in staying in the SEC hunt. The Gators (8-1, 7-1) were shut out in the first half, managing just 111 yards and failing to contain Missouri quarterback James Franklin.

Like so many other games this season, though, Florida played considerably better in the second half.

#6 Ohio St………………………52

Illinois……………………………22

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead Ohio State past Illinois.

The Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) maintained the upper hand in the Leaders Division heading into a bye week. They have games remaining at Wisconsin on Nov. 17 and against rival Michigan at home a week later.

 

#7 Georgia……………………..37

Mississippi……………………..10

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes and Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Mississippi and move one win away from a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

Georgia (8-1, 6-1 SEC) trailed 10-0 before scoring 37 unanswered points. The Bulldogs can clinch the SEC East title and second straight trip to the conference championship game with a win at Auburn next week.

 

#12 Louisville…………………45

Temple…………………………..17

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater threw a career-high five touchdown passes and No. 12 Louisville rallied once again, beating Temple.

The Cardinals (9-0, 4-0 Big East) fell behind for the sixth straight game as they took time to adjust to their first noon kickoff of the season. But while Louisville’s defense and special teams were slow to get going, Bridgewater and the offense clicked right away.

 

#14 Oklahoma……………….35

Iowa State………………………20

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-high four touchdowns and No. 14 Oklahoma beat Iowa State, moving coach Bob Stoops into a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners’ career win list.

Stoops posted his 145th victory with Oklahoma. He is 12 wins shy of tying Barry Switzer for the most in school history.

 

 

#15 Stanford………………….48

Colorado………………………….0

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Kevin Hogan ignited No. 15 Stanford’s sputtering offense and led the Cardinal to a 48-0 rout of Colorado, the Buffaloes’ first shutout at home in 26 years.

Hogan picked apart the nation’s worst defense, throwing for 184 yards and running for 48 more in just two quarters of work, and the Buffaloes were powerless to respond, gaining 76 yards of offense behind a trio of overwhelmed quarterbacks.

 

Texas……………………………..31

#20 Texas Tech……………….21

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas to a 31-22 victory against No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.

Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns (7-2, 4-2 Big 12). It was the third straight win for the Longhorns and keeps them alive in the Big 12 race.

 

Appalachian State…………..31

Georgia Southern…………..28

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jamal Jackson threw for 383 yards as Appalachian State beat Georgia Southern.

Georgia Southern held the longest active home-win streak in the Football Championship Subdivision and had won six straight Southern Conference games before today.

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