ACC & Big 12 Week 12 Recap: Mountaineers fall to Cowboys, Notre Dame stays perfect
AP Top 10
3. Notre Dame
7. Washington State
10. Ohio State
Notre Dame rolls past ‘Cuse in Yankee Stadium
Ian Book returned as the starting quarterback for the Irish as they defeated Syracuse 26-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
Book completed 23 of 37 passes for 292 yards and a pair of touchdowns including one to running back Dexter Williams (his first receiving touchdown of the season). Williams added another rushing touchdown, his 11th of the year and the team-high.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Irish held Syracuse off the scoreboard for the first three quarters — the only consecutive quarters without points for the Orange this season.
Nine minutes into the contest, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey went down with what appeared to be a lower back injury. Tommy DeVito stepped in for Dungey and finished the game at 14-of-31 for 105 yards and two interceptions.
NC State dominates Louisville
North Carolina State cruised past Louisville in a 52-10 victory on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. Louisville scored a field goal on its opening drive, but NC State responded with 45 unanswered points.
Quarterback Ryan Finely threw for a career-high four touchdowns and running back Reggie Gallaspy Jr. scored three more, two rushing and one receiving. NC State’s 52 points were the most it has scored on the season, and the most in a road game since it played at South Alabama in 2015 (63).
Redshirt freshman Malik Cunningham got his second start of the season at quarterback for the Cardinals Cunningham led Louisville in rushing as he ran 14 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. The team registered a season-high 254 total rushing yards on 38 attempts.
Oklahoma State scores late to upset No. 9 West Virginia
Oklahoma State upset No. 9 West Virginia 45-41 on Saturday night, denying the Mountaineers in the red zone on fourth down to secure the win.
Cowboy quarterback Taylor Cornelius passed for 338 yards, ran for 106 more and threw a touchdown to wide receiver Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds remaining in the game. This win marked the first time in school history that Oklahoma State has beaten AP top-10 teams in back-to-back home games, as it also defeated No. 6 Texas 38-25 in Week 9.
The Mountaineers finished the game with 553 yards of total offense behind Heisman candidate quarterback Will Grier, who surpassed his school record with 364 passing yards — his 18th career 300-yard passing game.
Longhorns snap Cyclones win streak
The No. 13 Longhorns ended the No. 18 Cyclones’ five-game win streak Saturday night at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium as Iowa State fell to Texas 24-10.
The Cyclones were held to just 210 total yards of offense as freshman quarterback Brock Purdy completed 10 of 23 passes for 130 yards and an interception. Wide receiver Hakeem Butler had six receptions for 99 yards but it wasn’t enough to get past the Longhorns.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger extended his school and Big 12 record for consecutive passes without throwing an interception, now at 295. Overall, Ehlinger threw was 12-of-15 for 137 yards and a touchdown.
Wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey became the ninth player in school history to achieve a 1,000-yard receiving season. Humphrey had seven receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown, bringing his season total to 1,033 yards.
Vote for the Play of the Week!
Week 12 was filled with memorable plays in the ACC and Big 12. Here were two of our favorites. Make sure you vote for the best in the poll below!
1.) Florida State’s Tamorrion Terry caught a 74-yard pass from Deondre Francois with less than two minutes left to beat Boston College.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) November 18, 2018
2.) Oklahoma State’s Taylor Cornelius completes an 11-yard pass to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds left in the game to upset West Virginia.
FOURTH. QUARTER. COMEBACK.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 18, 2018
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