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College football notebook: Bowling Green fires coach

College football notebook: Bowling Green fires coach

The first firing of a head coach of the 2018 college football season occurred Sunday when Bowling Green dismissed third-year coach Mike Jinks.Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini was named interim head coach.The Falcons fell to 1-6 on Saturday with a 42-35 loss to Western Michigan. Jinks had a 7-24 overall mark.Jinks went 4-8 in his first season (2016) and 2-10 last season. Bowling Green's lone win this season was a 42-35 decision against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 15.--LSU and Michigan were the biggest beneficiaries of an upset-filled weekend, making significant leaps in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.LSU moved up eight spots to No. 5 after delivering a 36-16 beat down of then-No. 2 Georgia. Michigan's placement improved by six spots to No. 6 after hammering then-No. 15 Wisconsin 38-13. The Wolverines are in the Top 10 for the first time this season.Unbeaten teams hold the top four spots. Alabama remained No. 1 and received 60 of 61 first-place votes. Ohio State received the other first-place vote and moved up one spot to No. 2. Clemson, at No. 3, and Notre Dame, at No. 4, also climbed one place with Georgia's loss. The Bulldogs fell to No. 8.--Texas sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger was diagnosed with a first-degree sprain of his throwing shoulder, the team announced.
UCLA's Phillips, Jamabo lost for season

UCLA's Phillips, Jamabo lost for season

UCLA sophomore linebacker Jaelan Phillips and senior running back Soso Jamabo will miss the rest of the season due to concussions, Bruins coach Chip Kelly told reporters on Monday.Kelly said the decision was reached last week."We met with the doctors at the end of last week," Kelly said. "Both those kids, from a concussion standpoint, were declared out for the year."Phillips, a prized 2017 recruit, played in just four games, so he will be able to redshirt and be a sophomore again next season. He had 20 tackles and one sack this season.
LSU fined $100K for fans going on field

LSU fined $100K for fans going on field

LSU was fined $100,000 as a result of its fans storming the field Saturday after the Tigers beat Georgia.The Southeastern Conference announced the fine Monday morning, stating in a news release that the action violated the conference's "access to competition area policy" for the second time since it took effect in 2004.LSU fans also went onto the field in 2014 after a defeat of Ole Miss. Any future LSU violation will bring a $250,000 fine.The on-field celebration came after LSU rolled over Georgia, 36-16, in Baton Rouge. The Bulldogs were ranked second in the nation.
Tennessee State player upgraded to stable condition

Tennessee State player upgraded to stable condition

The Tennessee State football player who collapsed with a head injury during a game against Vanderbilt late last month and has been hospitalized since has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.Linebacker Christion Abercrombie has been breathing without a ventilator for more than 24 hours, according to a social media announcement posted by the school on Sunday.The announcement comes on the heels of the player's mother, Staci Abercrombie, posting early last week that she was seeing significant signs of improvement."He is moving in a positive direction and making progress. Christion is so strong. He squeezed my hand so hard, my knuckles were popping," she tweeted.Tennessee State head football coach Ron Reed told the Tennessean on Sunday the he spoke with Staci Abercrombie on Saturday night."His mom said he's giving thumbs up," Reed said. "He's counting to four on his fingers. He's opened one of his eyes and followed her around the room a little bit. He's responding to stuff that they're talking to him about; he understands what they're talking about."
UConn LB Thomas recovering from stroke

UConn LB Thomas recovering from stroke

Connecticut linebacker Eli Thomas suffered a stroke last week prior to a team weightlifting session, the school and the player's family announced Monday.UConn said Thomas, 22, is in stable condition at an undisclosed hospital, where he was admitted last Wednesday."Thank you all for your love and well wishes for Eli," Thomas's mother Mary Beth Turner said in a statement. "To say we are stunned by this turn of events is an understatement! A strong, healthy, 22-year old man having a stroke is not anything we anticipated. However, Eli will fight back as he has with every challenge that has come his way with ‘Eli Style.'"Thomas, originally from Elmira, N.Y., is a redshirt junior. He played two seasons at Lackawanna Community College in Pennsylvania and transferred to UConn before the 2017 season. He missed the year while rehabilitating a knee injury.He entered the 2018 season as starting linebacker and also played at defensive end in the first four games for the Huskies, posting 11 total tackles and the game-sealing sack against Rhode Island.
Ole Miss WR Metcalf suffers season-ending neck injury

Ole Miss WR Metcalf suffers season-ending neck injury

Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf will miss the rest of the season with a neck injury, Rebels coach Matt Luke announced during Monday's news conference.Luke said Metcalf will likely require surgery."Metcalf hurt his neck, and it is worse than we originally thought," Luke said. "He'll be done for the season. ... Long term, he'll bounce back and he'll be fine. We'll make sure he gets the very best care."Metcalf, who leads the squad with five touchdown receptions, suffered the injury during the second quarter of Saturday's contest against Arkansas.
Tennessee LB Kongbo tears ACL, out for season

Tennessee LB Kongbo tears ACL, out for season

University of Tennessee outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season, coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed Sunday.Speaking on radio station WNML, Pruitt said Kongbo would have surgery "in a couple of days" after sustaining the injury Saturday in Tennessee's 30-24 victory at then-No. 21 Auburn.Kongbo had an interception Saturday. A fifth-year senior, he started five of the first six games this season for the Volunteers and made 11 tackles.
Alabama QB Tagovailoa avoids serious knee injury

Alabama QB Tagovailoa avoids serious knee injury

Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is slated to practice Monday, less than 48 hours after reinjuring his right knee, coach Nick Saban said at a news conference.Tagovailoa departed Saturday's game against Missouri and didn't return after aggravating the sprained knee on a slide in the third quarter.Saban also expects his star signal caller to play this Saturday when the top-ranked Crimson Tide visit Tennessee."He's going to practice today," Saban said. "Probably better this week than he was last week, so we're going to see how he does in practice and continue to evaluate him."As long as the medical staff clears him, we'll keep working him to try to get him ready to play in the game."Tagovailoa initially hurt the knee the previous week against Arkansas. After reinjuring it against Missouri, he was in the sideline pop-up tent for more than 15 minutes before emerging.Tagovailoa passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns before departing. Overall, he has thrown for 1,760 yards and 21 touchdowns against zero interceptions this season.Junior Jalen Hurts replaced Tagovailoa and the former two-year starter connected on 7 of 8 passes for 115 yards.
Texas QB Ehlinger has sprained passing shoulder

Texas QB Ehlinger has sprained passing shoulder

Texas sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger was diagnosed with a first-degree sprain of his throwing shoulder, the team announced Sunday.The damage to the right shoulder was detected by an MRI exam, which confirmed Saturday's initial prognosis.Ehlinger was injured in the first quarter of Saturday's 23-17 victory over Baylor.The No. 7 Longhorns have a bye this week, which will give Ehlinger extra time to rest the shoulder. Texas plays at Oklahoma State on Oct. 27.Ehlinger has been a standout during the team's 6-1 start. He has completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 1,534 yards and 11 touchdowns against two interceptions. He also has rushed for six scores.
Florida, Vanderbilt coaches get into verbal spat after hit

Florida, Vanderbilt coaches get into verbal spat after hit

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason got into a heated verbal exchange with both Florida coach Dan Mullen and Gators defensive coordinator Todd Grantham during Saturday's contest in Nashville, Tenn.The incident occurred with the less than two minutes to play in the first half of the Gators' 37-27 victory after Florida linebacker James Houston delivered a blindside hit on Vanderbilt's Dare Odeyingbo during a punt return.While Odeyingbo remained on the field near the Florida sideline, Mason went over to check on him. He got into an expletive-laced conversation with Grantham, and then Mullen joined in, apparently suggesting Mason return to his sideline.At the same time, both team's benches cleared. Both teams were called for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph was ejected and initially refused to leave the field.Houston was also ejected as he was flagged for targeting.After the contest, Mason and Mullen exchanged a long hug while discussing the matter."I talked to Dan at the end of that ballgame, and that was just a matter of players down, and their player on the sideline had said something directed at me, and I said something back, and Dan gets mad -- that's how it started," Mason told reporters. "At the end of the day, we're just trying to make sure we can play the game the right way. Keep the game safe, and make sure everybody walks out of this.
Florida, Vanderbilt coaches get into verbal spat after hit

Florida, Vanderbilt coaches get into verbal spat after hit

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason got into a heated verbal exchange with both Florida coach Dan Mullen and Gators defensive coordinator Todd Grantham during Saturday's contest in Nashville, Tenn.The incident occurred with the less than two minutes to play in the first half of the Gators' 37-27 victory after Florida linebacker James Houston delivered a blindside hit on Vanderbilt's Dare Odeyingbo during a punt return.While Odeyingbo remained on the field near the Florida sideline, Mason went over to check on him. He got into an expletive-laced conversation with Grantham, and then Mullen joined in, apparently suggesting Mason return to his sideline.At the same time, both team's benches cleared. Both teams were called for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph was ejected and initially refused to leave the field.Houston was also ejected as he was flagged for targeting.After the contest, Mason and Mullen exchanged a long hug while discussing the matter."I talked to Dan at the end of that ballgame, and that was just a matter of players down, and their player on the sideline had said something directed at me, and I said something back, and Dan gets mad -- that's how it started," Mason told reporters. "At the end of the day, we're just trying to make sure we can play the game the right way. Keep the game safe, and make sure everybody walks out of this.
Alabama QB Tagovailoa leaves with apparent leg injury

Alabama QB Tagovailoa leaves with apparent leg injury

Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa departed Alabama's home game against Missouri in the third quarter on Saturday after reinjuring his right knee, school officials told an ESPN sideline reporter.Tagovailoa is questionable to return to the game.Tagovailoa was injured while scrambling for 9 yards with 11:54 left in the third quarter. He slid at the end of the run and grabbed for the back of his right knee.
Texas hopes for quick recovery from QB Ehlinger

Texas hopes for quick recovery from QB Ehlinger

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a sprained shoulder but is not expected to miss significant time, coach Tom Herman said.Ehlinger hurt his shoulder in the first half of No. 9 Texas' win over Baylor on Saturday. He was replaced by Shane Buechele, who completed 20 of 34 passes for 184 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the 23-17 victory.Texas is off next week before playing Oklahoma State on Oct. 27. Herman said the extra week of rest could help Ehlinger in his recovery."He's got an AC sprain on his throwing shoulder," Herman said. "We're going to obviously get an MRI to make sure that there's no ligament damage, but you know, some rest and treatment and hopefully have him, from what I've been told, have him throwing the ball by the end of this week."Ehlinger initially left the game because he had blood on his hand. He quickly told coaches about a different injury that was bothering him worse.
Top 25 roundup: No. 13 LSU upsets No. 2 Georgia in rout

Top 25 roundup: No. 13 LSU upsets No. 2 Georgia in rout

Quarterback Joe Burrow scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and raced 59 yards to set up another touchdown, Cole Tracy kicked a school-record-tying five field goals and No. 13 LSU stymied No. 2 Georgia's high-powered offense with four takeaways in a 36-16 upset victory Saturday at Baton Rouge, La.LSU (6-1, 3-1 SEC) recorded its third victory against a top-10 opponent this season. Georgia (6-1, 4-1), which entered the game averaging more than 43 points a game, did not reach the end zone until the second-to-last play of the third quarter.Burrow completed 15 of 30 passes for 200 yards and ran for another 66 yards. Georgia's four turnovers were one more than it had through the first six games. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a career-high 145 yards on 19 carries for the Tigers.LSU dominated the first half, jumping out to a 16-0 lead. The Tigers scored on four consecutive drives on field goals of 33, 36 and 39 yards by Tracy and a 1-yard sneak on fourth down by Burrow.Michigan State 21, No. 8 Penn State 17Brian Lewerke connected with Felton Davis III for a 25-yard touchdown with 19 seconds to play as the Spartans dealt the Nittany Lions their second straight loss at University Park, Pa.Michigan State (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) used all its tricks, calling a fake punt, a halfback pass and a fake field goal -- the fake field goal failing in the fourth quarter and looking like the difference in the game. But the Spartans got a late stop and marched for the winning drive with just more than a minute to play.Penn State (4-2, 1-2) was coming off a bye week following a heartbreaking loss at home to Ohio State. The big plays were the difference early as Miles Sanders had a 78-yard run and then scored on a 48-yard run. He finished with 162 yards. Quarterback Trace McSorley, however, was limited to 192 yards passing.No. 3 Ohio State 30, Minnesota 14Dwayne Haskins passed for three touchdowns to help the Buckeyes pull away from the stubborn Golden Gophers at Columbus, Ohio.Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) led 17-14 at the half on the strength of Haskins touchdown passes to Terry McLaurin and K.J. Hill after Mohamed Ibrahim twice gave Minnesota (3-3, 0-3) the lead with scoring runs.Haskins completed 33 of 44 passes. He had 412 yards, 187 of them going to Hill on nine catches for two scores.No. 5 Notre Dame 19, Pittsburgh 14Ian Book completed 26 of 32 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and the Fighting Irish rallied past the Panthers at South Bend, Ind.Chase Claypool and Miles Boykin each caught touchdown passes for Notre Dame (7-0), which trailed 14-6 early in the second half before ending the game with 13 unanswered points. The Fighting Irish defense withstood a late comeback attempt by Pitt by forcing a turnover on downs.Qadree Ollison rushed for a score and Maurice Ffrench returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown for Pitt (3-4). Kenny Pickett completed 19 of 28 passes for 126 yards.No. 17 Oregon 30, No. 7 Washington 27 (OT)CJ Verdell's 6-yard touchdown run in overtime, his second score of the game, lifted the Ducks to an upset of the Huskies at Eugene, Ore.The freshman running back finished with 111 yards on 29 carries as the Ducks (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) tightened the race in the Pac-12 North and sit tied with Washington State and Stanford -- both on byes -- at a half-game behind the Huskies (5-2, 3-1).The Huskies had a chance to win in regulation, but freshman kicker Peyton Henry, iced by back-to-back Oregon timeouts with three seconds remaining, missed a 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired.No. 9 Texas 23, Baylor 17Backup quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 184 yards and hit Collin Johnson for a go-ahead a 44-yard touchdown, but it was the Longhorns' defense that carried them over the Bears at Austin, Texas.Longhorns starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger was forced from the game on Texas' first possession with what was reported to be an injury to his throwing shoulder. Ehlinger was out of uniform but on the sidelines in the second half.Texas (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) also got a career-high 110 yards rushing on 19 carries from freshman running back Keaontay Ingram in the win. The Longhorns' defense held Baylor (4-3, 2-2) to 328 yards of total offense; the Bears entered the game averaging 499.5 yards per game.
No. 5 Notre Dame stymies Pitt's upset bid

No. 5 Notre Dame stymies Pitt's upset bid

Ian Book completed 26 of 32 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and No. 5 Notre Dame rallied for a 19-14 win over visiting Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.Chase Claypool and Miles Boykin each caught touchdown passes for Notre Dame (7-0), which trailed 14-6 early in the second half before ending the game with 13 unanswered points. The Fighting Irish defense withstood a late comeback attempt by Pitt by forcing a turnover on downs.Quadree Ollison rushed for a score and Maurice Ffrench had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Pitt (3-4). Kenny Pickett completed 19 of 28 passes for 126 yards.Notre Dame trailed for most of the game before grabbing its first lead with 5:43 to go in the fourth quarter. Book lofted a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin, who made an over-the-shoulder grab as he crossed the goal line. That erased a 14-12 deficit and put the Fighting Irish on top 19-14.Pitt opened the scoring a 9-yard touchdown run by Ollison late in the first quarter. Ollison took the snap in the wildcat formation and sprinted up the middle for his sixth touchdown in seven games. The play capped a relentless 17-play, 88-yard drive that chewed 9:43 off the clock.Notre Dame pulled within 7-6 at halftime. Justin Yoon connected on field goals from 22 yards and 41 yards in the second quarter, which moved him within six field goals of the school record held by Kyle Brindza (57).
No. 17 Oregon tops No. 7 Washington in OT

No. 17 Oregon tops No. 7 Washington in OT

CJ Verdell's 6-yard touchdown run in overtime, his second score of the game, lifted the No. 17 Oregon Ducks to a 30-27 win over the No. 7 Washington Huskies in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday afternoon.The freshman running back finished with 111 yards on 29 carries as the Ducks (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) tightened the race in the Pac-12 North, and sit tied with Washington State and Stanford -- both on byes -- at a half-game behind Huskies (5-2, 3-1).The Huskies had a chance to win in regulation, but freshman kicker Peyton Henry, iced by back-to-back Oregon timeouts with three seconds remaining, missed a 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired.Henry made a 22-yard field goal as Washington got the ball first in overtime but stalled after getting a first-and-goal from the 6.On their overtime possession, the Ducks faced a third-and-11, but quarterback Justin Herbert hit Dillon Mitchell for a 17-yard pass to the Washington 9, setting up a first down and Verdell's eventual game winner.Herbert threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns, a 12-yard pass to Mitchell in the first quarter and a 9-yard strike to Jaylon Redd in the second quarter. Mitchell finished with eight catches for 119 yards.Huskies sophomore running back Salvon Ahmed rushed for two touchdowns, and senior quarterback Jake Browning threw for 243 yards and a score in the loss.Ahmed, who left with a leg injury, rushed 11 times for 61 yards. He scored on a 25-yard end-around in the first quarter, and again on a 2-yard run late in the second quarter.
Iowa State stuns previously unbeaten West Virginia

Iowa State stuns previously unbeaten West Virginia

As No. 6 West Virginia's offense turned anemic, host Iowa State seemed to be the team possessing all the weapons Saturday.Freshman Brock Purdy tossed three touchdowns, outplaying Mountaineers quarterback and Heisman hopeful Will Grier, and the Cyclones dominated throughout in a 30-14 upset.Deshaunte Jones' tumbling 32-yard touchdown off a tipped pass put Iowa State (3-3, 2-2 Big 12) up 28-14 with 12:17 remaining, and the Cyclones' defense did its part by forcing a holding call in the end zone that resulted in a safety.Grier was sacked seven times and threw an interception for West Virginia (5-1, 3-1), which lost for the first time in four trips to Jack Trice Stadium. The Mountaineers had been the last unbeaten team in the Big 12.Iowa State running back David Montgomery, who missed last week's game at Oklahoma State, returned to rush for 189 yards on 29 carries.Hakeem Butler made six catches for 107 yards and a score.JaQuan Bailey made two sacks for the Cyclones, whose fans stormed the field afterward.Grier finished 11-for-15 passing for 100 yards, a distant cry from his 363-yard average per game. West Virginia gained only 148 total yards and finished 1 of 11 on third downs. The Mountaineers came in averaging 41 points per game but needed a special-teams score just to reach double digits.
Va Tech holds off UNC with late 98-yard drive

Va Tech holds off UNC with late 98-yard drive

Virginia Tech drove 98 yards on its final drive, scoring on a 1-yard pass from Ryan Willis to tight end Dalton Keene with 19 seconds to play to beat host North Carolina 22-19 on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.Virginia Tech used 18 plays on the winning drive, converting three third downs and one fourth down. A two-point conversion pass accounted for the final margin.After recovering a fumble, the Hokies (4-2 overall, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) took over with 6:13 remaining and trailing 22-19. Willis scrambled for 12 yards on fourth-and-9 reaching the North Carolina 28 for perhaps the biggest play of the drive.Quarterback Nathan Elliott, playing as a reserve for the first time this season, threw a touchdown pass for North Carolina (1-4, 1-2).Tar Heels quarterback Cade Fortin, a freshman making his first career start, went out with 1:04 remaining in the second quarter when he was hurt after scrambling to the Virginia Tech 5.Willis, in his third start with the Hokies, was 20 for 36 for 221 yards through the air. He also rushed 15 times for 88 yards.North Carolina running back Michael Carter gained 165 yards on 18 carries.Elliott lofted a 3-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Ratliff-Williams on the team's first possession of the second half to stretch the Tar Heels' lead to 16-7.The Hokies countered when Willis tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Sean Savoy, who knocked a defender out of the way on his route to the end zone, to make it 16-14. Virginia Tech converted on three third downs on that drive.North Carolina kicker Freeman Jones, who made four field goals, missed from 32 yards on the following drive to leave the score at 16-14.
Virginia never trails in sinking No. 16 Miami

Virginia never trails in sinking No. 16 Miami

Bryce Perkins survived a sloppy start and steered Virginia to a 16-13 upset of No. 16 Miami on Saturday night, the Cavaliers' fourth win against the Hurricanes in Charlottesville, Va., since 2010.Virginia (4-2, 2-1 ACC) improved to 4-0 at home and halted a five-game win streak by Miami (5-2, 2-1).The Cavaliers, who defeated the Hurricanes at home in 2010, 2012 and 2014, beat a ranked team for the first time since a 23-21 win against No. 21 Louisville on Sept. 13, 2014.UVA led wire-to-wire and avoided another disappointment like last season, when they were up by 14 in the third quarter at No. 2 Miami and ended up losing 44-28.Miami lost command of the ACC's Coastal Division, and Virginia got a signature win for third-year coach Bronco Mendenhall, who had been 0-5 against Top 25 opponents.Miami also left the game with a quarterback controversy.Making his first career road start, redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry was picked off on two of his six pass attempts. A week after Perry tossed four touchdown passes and rallied Miami from a 20-point, second-half deficit to beat Florida State, he didn't make it through the second quarter.Senior Malik Rosier finished 12-of-23 for 170 yards and one interception after relieving Perry, who was 3-of-6 for 20 yards.Perkins, meanwhile, was intercepted on three of his first 10 passes, but Miami managed only three points off those three takeaways, all in the first half.Perkins passed for 92 yards and rushed for 61 yards. Juan Thornhill led the Virginia defense with two picks, one against each Miami quarterback.
Tagovailoa hurt as No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri

Tagovailoa hurt as No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri

Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns before departing with a knee injury as top-ranked Alabama posted a 39-10 victory over Missouri in SEC play on Saturday at Tuscaloosa, Ala.Tagovailoa was injured while scrambling for 9 yards with 11:54 left in the third quarter. He slid at the end of the run and grabbed for the back of his right knee.Tagovailoa left the field and spent more than 15 minutes inside Alabama's sideline pop-up tent before emerging. Former starter Jalen Hurts replaced Tagovailoa, and the junior completed 7 of 8 passes for 115 yards as the Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) remained unbeaten."Tua is OK. He has the same injury he had before," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a postgame interview on ESPN, referring to a sprained knee that was revealed in the middle of the week. "We just didn't put him back in the game. Jalen did a nice job."Jerry Jeudy caught three passes for 147 yards and a touchdown, and fellow sophomore wideout DeVonta Smith had four receptions for 100 yards and a score before leaving with an apparent hamstring injury. Junior cornerback Saivion Smith intercepted two passes, and senior running back Damien Harris added a rushing score as Alabama (564 total yards) extended its school record to seven straight games of topping 500 yards.Senior quarterback Drew Lock passed for 142 yards and one touchdown and was intercepted twice for the Tigers (3-3, 0-3), who lost their third straight game. Missouri, which gained just 212 yards, dropped to 0-15 all time against No. 1-ranked teams.The Crimson Tide started fast as Tagovailoa connected with Jeudy on the post pattern for an 81-yard score on the game's second offensive play.