College football: Marshall, Georgia Tech run all over Louisville 66-31; Utah State beats Brigham Young again
TaQuon Marshall ran for 175 yards and two scores to lead Georgia Tech to a 66-31 victory over Louisville on Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) ran for a season-high 542 yards, the third-best total in school history and the second most ever yielded by the Cardinals (2-4, 0-3). Tobias Oliver, who relieved Marshall at quarterback late in the third quarter, ran for 108 yards and two scores on eight carries.
In their first nine drives, the Yellow Jackets scored eight touchdowns and a field goal. Then they got a 95-yard interception return for a score from Juanyeh Thomas with 2:18 left.
The 10th drive ended the game.
Georgia Tech took advantage of a couple Louisville misplays to jump out to a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Cardinals turned the ball over on downs at midfield on their first drive, and five plays later, Marshall’s 33-yard score gave Georgia Tech the lead less than five minutes into the game.
Louisville fumbled at its 36 on the second play of its second drive. Five plays later, Marshall’s 1-yard run doubled Georgia Tech’s lead.
Jawon Pass completed 23 of 35 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinals.
Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20
Jordan Love threw for a career-high four touchdowns and ran for another and Utah State beat BYU 45-20 Friday night, the Aggies’ first back-to-back wins in the 88-game series since 1973-74.
The Aggies, who opened their season with a 38-31 loss at then-No. 11 Michigan State, are 4-1 for the first time since 2012 and have scored 30-plus points in their first five games for the first time.
The Aggies won 40-24 last season with the Cougars committing seven turnovers. Friday night, Utah State scored first on Tipa Galeai’s 56-yard interception return and went up 21-0 on Love’s 6-yard score to Ron’quavion Tarver six plays after a BYU fumble. Another BYU fumble led to a fourth-quarter touchdown.
Love threw for only 165 yards on 18-of-28 passing with his four TD passes going for 6 yards or less. His second TD pass to Tarver, a 4-yarder with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter, made it 35-7.
Darwin Thompson rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries. BYU (3-3) had only 39 yards on the ground. Tanner Mangum was 27-of-46 passing for 270 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Middle Tennessee’s Stockstill hits 10,000 mark in 34-24 win
Brent Stockstill threw for 317 yards and two scores, going over 10,000 career yards passing, and Middle Tennessee beat Marshall 34-24 on Friday night.
Stockstill, who also ran for a score, became the 24th player in NCAA history to pass for 10,000 yards. He has thrown a touchdown pass in 28 straight games, the second-longest active streak behind Penn State’s Trace McSorley (33). The redshirt senior, who missed nine games over the past two seasons with injuries, hadn’t faced the Thundering Herd (3-2, 1-1 Conference USA) since 2015, a triple-overtime win in which Stockstill threw for 353 yards.
The Blue Raiders (3-2, 2-0), coming off a 25-24 victory over defending C-USA champ Florida Atlantic, won in Huntington for the first time after four losses there.
Marshall scored with 17 seconds left in the second quarter to take a 17-10 halftime lead. Middle Tennessee tied the game on Stockstill’s 2-yard pass to Patrick Smith then went ahead on Tavares Thomas’ 8-yard run with two minutes left in the third quarter. Thomas also caught a TD pass.
Marshall’s Tyler King rushed for a career-high 165 yards, 138 in the first half.
Ex-player charged in lineman’s death
A former Rice University football player was charged with selling the drugs that a current player fatally overdosed on earlier this year. Stuart Michael Mouchan- taf, 25, was being held in the Harris County jail in Houston on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance causing death.
The county district attorney’s office says in a news release that Blain Padgett, a 21-year-old defensive lineman, thought he was buying hydrocodone but actually received pills from Mouchantaf containing carfentanil, which was originally made as an elephant tranquilizer.
Changes in transfer rules considered
The NCAA Division I Council has introduced legislation that would allow some athletes to transfer and be immediately eligible to play for a new school if there is a coaching change before the first day of fall classes.
The NCAA announced four new rules proposed by the council . The others would require schools to commit two years of financial aid for all graduate transfers, allow walk-ons to play immediately after transferring and prohibit athletes from competing for two different schools in the same academic year.
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