What Happened Last Night: Florida And Alabama Roll, Rest Of The Top 25 Takes Care Of Business
October 21 / Joe Levine / SportsGrid
Yesterday's sports action was pretty much exclusively college football. And of those college football games, only two resulted in upset victories (unranked Toledo beat no. 21 Cincinnati 29-23 and unranked Oklahoma State beat no. 24 Iowa State 31-10). And even those were boring!
That being said, let's see how the nation's top two teams handled their business on Saturday.
No. 2 Florida rolls over no. 7 South Carolina without even trying
The Gamecocks actually had more total yards (191 to 183) and first downs (17 to 14) than the Gators in this game. They also had more turnovers (4 to 0). And that was the story, as Florida took advantage of the consistently short field provided by South Carolina to roll 44-11. To give you an idea of the level of difficulty for Florida during this win, Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel had four touchdown passes and only 93 yards passing. I apologize for calling this the game of the day yesterday.
Not that this was a surprise or anything, but Alabama is the no. 1 team in the country, and was on prime time television, so it would have been really bad if they would have had any trouble against unranked Tennessee. Luckily, they didn't, outgaining them 539 yards to 282 and winning 44 to 13. Just a good ol' fashioned ass kicking. Like Driskey, Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron threw for four touchdowns, but he also had 306 yards to go with it. Alabama also ran for 233 yards and two touchdowns as a team, led by T.J. Yeldon with 129 of those yards and both touchdowns.