USF close, but can’t finish against Cincy

by Gary Shelton on October 9, 2022

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Sunday, 3 a.m.

Once again, the USF made a heavy favorite nervous.

Once again, they were unable to get over the hump to win.

The Bulls fell to 1-4 in a 28-24 loss to 24th-ranked Cincinnati Sunday. They led the game at several points, including into the fourth quarter, but Charles McClelland broke loose for a 35-yard run for the win with 1:38 left.

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USF had taken a 10-point lead and showed more offense that in most of its losses. Quarterback Gerry Bohanon ran for 117 yards and threw for 139. Xavier Weaver caught seven passes for 112 yards.

But McClelland ran for 179 yards and averaged 8.5 yards per carry.

USF is home Saturday afternoon against Tulane at 4 p.m.

N.C. State 19, FSU 17: Until FSU's final play, the game was winnable for the Seminoles. And then it wasn't.

FSU quarterback Jordan Travis, with his team already in position to kick the winning field goal, threw an interception on his team's last play of the night to Devan Boykin. Travis had led the team from its own eight to the N.C. State 22, but the Seminoles got greedy and made their final mistake.

FSU had led the game 17-3 at the half, but N.C. State came back despite losing quarterback Devin Leary.

Travis threw for 181 yards and rushed for 104 against the 14th-ranked Wolfpack. FSU fell to 4-2 on the season.

The Seminoles are home Saturday night against Clemson at 7:30 p.m.

North Carolina 27, Miami 24: The Hurricanes lost their third straight game, blowing repeated opportunities along the way.

The Canes had a first-and-goal at the Carolina two in the second quarter and didn't score. They went for it at midfield in the third quarter. And failed. In the fourth, Jaylan Knighton fumbled after a run that would have given Miami a first down. And in the end, quarterback Tyler Van Dyke threw an interception as the the Hurricanes were trying to get into position for the tying field goal.

Van Dyke, a week after being benched, was terrific for most of the day. He hit 42 of 57 passes for 496 yards and three touchdowns.

Still, the Hurricanes lost. This season, they have beaten only Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss.

Miami plays Virginia Tech Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Florida 24, Missouri 17: For a change, it was defense that led the Florida Gators to a victory. Saturday, that was enough.

The Gators' Jaydon Hill intercepted two passes, including a pick-six, and Missouri managed to convert just three of 11 third downs as Florida went to 4-2 on the season.

Florida took a 10-0 lead and held a 14-point lead until midway through the fourth period.

Florida is at home Saturday against LSU.

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