Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football Notes:

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football Notes:

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No. 18 East Carolina holds off UConn

Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night in Greenville, N.C.

Carden was 38 of 64 during his seventh career 400-yard performance. He helped the Pirates (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) sidestep a major upset bid by four-touchdown-underdog UConn (1-6, 0-4) in East Carolina's first prime-time, weeknight showcase game in its new league.

Warren Harvey kicked the go-ahead 31-yard field goal with 6:15 left, Carden threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to Justin Hardy and 10 yards to Bryce Williams, and Allen scored on runs of 1 and 9 yards.

Chandler Whitmer, a former Illini quarterback, was 18 of 30 for a season-high 303 yards with two tying touchdown passes in the third quarter after rushing for a short score for the Huskies.

Miami 30, Va. Tech 6 * The visiting Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2) raced to a 24-0 halftime lead in coasting to an ACC victory over the Hokies (4-4, 1-3).

Miami's Duke Johnson rushed 29 times for 249 yards and one touchdown. He also caught two passes for 32 yards an a touchdown.

Kentucky * Kentucky's recent stage fright at LSU hasn't changed players' belief that they can handle the national spotlight.

The Wildcats want to make sure they perform better against top- ranked Mississippi State in Saturday's nationally televised homecoming showdown.

After six games of doing many things right, Kentucky (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) regressed during a 41-3 blowout loss to the Tigers in Baton Rouge, La. The Wildcats now aim to regain the execution and poise that helped them play well in previous matchups against the SEC's stronger teams.

The Wildcats led twice at Florida before losing 36-30 to the Gators in three overtimes, gaining resolve they believe helped them rally twice from 14-point deficits to upset South Carolina.

Kentucky's challenge is regrouping against the Bulldogs (6-0, 3- 0).

Oklahoma State-Texas * Who's calling the plays for the Texas Longhorns this season? It may take a lawsuit by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline to find out. …

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