The College Football Bowl season continued on Thursday with Minnesota defeating Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium and No. 13 Florida State defeating Oklahoma in the Cheese It Bowl.
Currently underway, Steve Sarkisian and the world’s No. 20 Texas Longhorns (8-4) are facing one of his former teams, No. 12 Washington (10-2), in the Alamo Bowl. increase.
Here are the top plays from Thursday’s bowl slate:
Alamo Bowl: No. 20 Texas vs. No. 12 Washington
After trading field goals to open the game, Washington’s Waytaurapapa made a huge 42-yard touchdown run with 3:17 left in the first quarter to give the Huskies a 10-3 lead. broke down.
The Huskies put together a 16-play, 74-yard drive that ended with a 24-yard field goal when time expired in the first half, giving Washington a 13–3 lead.
turn on the jet
Texas started the second half with a bang as Quinn Ewers found Jonathon Brooks and took it 34 yards to home to cut the deficit to 13–10.
Husky will answer immediately
Washington put together an impressive 13-play, 75-yard drive that capped off with a 6-yard TD pass from Michael Pennix Jr. to Taj Davis to give the Huskies a 20–10 lead.
what a grab
After a slow start to the game, Washington’s offense seemed unstoppable in the second half. The Huskies put together another methodical drive capped off by an incredible 8-yard TD catch by Jalen McMillan. The score gave Washington a 27–10 lead.
Not so soon!
Texas responded quickly when Brooks scored his second touchdown of the night.
Cheez-It Bowl: No. 13 Florida 35, Oklahoma 32
Oklahoma stunts early fireworks
Florida State started the game in anger. On his third play of the opening possession, quarterback Jordan Travis scrambled for his 16 yards. The Florida quarterback hit wide receiver Jonny Wilson on a 26-yard completion, then immediately followed up with a 22-yard run off running back Treshawn Ward to put the ball on the Oklahoma 5-yard line. rice field.
But Oklahoma’s defense rose to its feet, keeping Florida State out of the end zone and forcing a field goal.
After forcing a field goal, Oklahoma came down the field to score the first touchdown of the game. The 13-play drive ended with quarterback Dillon Gabriel hitting wide receiver Jalil Farouk for a 22-yard touchdown to give the Sooners a 7–3 lead.
i got this!
Oklahoma’s Marvin Mims gained 23 yards on a Florida punt and put the ball on Florida’s 49-yard line. After nine plays, Gabriel ran for an eight-yard touchdown. The score gave Oklahoma a 14-3 lead.
FSU is 6 – and 2
Florida State scored its first touchdown after Oklahoma missed a 45-yard field goal. Running left, Travis hit wide receiver Ontalia Wilson for a 16-yard score. The Seminoles then converted a two-point conversion on a trick play, with tight end Wyatt Lecter hitting fellow tight end Brian Courtney for the conversion.
Oklahoma made a field goal before halftime to take a 17-11 lead.
Let’s get wild!
Florida State methodically moved the ball down the field midway through the third quarter to take the lead on a 15-play, 94-yard drive. The Seminoles closed out the drive with Ward serving as his QB for the Wildcats in his formation and running the ball for a 1-yard score to cap FSU as he led 18–17.
keep it up gavin
Gavin Sawchuk scored his first college touchdown on a 15-yard run to help the Sooners go 23-18. From Gabriel to Brayden he converted a successful two-point pass to Willis, who extended his lead to 25-18.
too fast, ward
The FSU running back hit another gear on a 38-yard run that resulted in a touchdown and left the Oklahoma defenders in the dust.
Don’t forget Douglas!
After being forced to fumble, FSU took over and handled the business. Travis ended a six-play, 68-yard drive by connecting with Markeston Douglas for a 17-yard score to put the “Knolls” up 32–25 midway through the fourth.
Jovantae Barnes had only the green between him and the endzone on a touchdown run that evened the game with less than four minutes remaining.
hoped the grab would happen
Wilson appeared to have one hand, but that didn’t stop him from making a huge 58-yard grab that pushed FSU into field goal territory. The Seminoles made him take a 35-32 lead with 55 seconds remaining.
Oklahoma got the ball back in hopes of tying the game or taking the lead. However, Florida State’s defense stepped up and dismissed Gabriel on the final play to secure a 35–32 victory.
Pinstripe Bowls: Minnesota 28, Syracuse 20
The New York Yankees were thrilled to welcome college football to the baseball diamond.
However, the game remained scoreless until the fourth quarter as the Gophers and Orange slugged out.
Gophers Attack, Mo Make History
Minnesota scored the first points of the game early in the second quarter. The 9-play drive ended with running back Mohamed Ibrahim powering in a 4-yard touchdown. Ibrahim’s touchdown run was his 20th of the season and set a new Minnesota single-season record. Early in the game, he also set a new Minnesota single-season record in rushing yards.
Atan Kaliakmanis injured
The Gophers, starting quarterback, were helped off the field midway through the second quarter. Veteran Tanner Morgan entered the game at quarterback.
like in the old days
Morgan, Minnesota’s leading quarterback since 2019, took over the ball at Syracuse’s 33-yard line. Five plays later, Morgan hit wide receiver Daniel Jackson for a 21-yard touchdown. Minnesota took his 14-0 lead.
Syracuse dominates TD
Orange won the ball with 55 seconds remaining in the first half and no timeouts.
Garrett Schrader completed four passes totaling 85 yards. This included three of his passes of 21 yards or more, and Syracuse set up a 1-yard touchdown run to the quarterback. trailed 14-7 at halftime.
Syracuse started the second half with a field goal to force Minnesota to a three-and-out. But after Shrader & Co. entered Minnesota territory, the Syracuse quarterback made a costly mistake.
Schrader threw right only for Minnesota defensive back Coleman Bryson to intercept the pass and run it back 70 yards for a touchdown. The Golden Gophers gave him a 21-10 lead.
Syracuse made a field goal after pick 6, but Minnesota quickly extended their lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Quentin Redding faked a lateral and flew down the field to reach the Syracuse 25-yard line. Two plays later, Morgan and Jackson connected for a second touchdown connection. This time, Jackson ran through the Syracuse defense for a 25-yard score. Minnesota took his 28-13 lead.
What an effort!
A touchdown was needed to bring the deficit back to one score, and Syracuse faced 4 and 8 from the Minnesota 8-yard line. Unable to find an open receiver, Schrader scrambled and ran for a touchdown. Orange trailed him 28-20.
That being said, Minnesota recovered the ensuing onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.
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