COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Thursday’s games
No. 1 Clemson 52,
Georgia Tech 14
Travis Etienne ran for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns, including one from 90 yards out, and No. 1 Clemson overpowered Georgia Tech for its 16th straight victory. On an offense filled with stars, it was Etienne who shone brightest for the defending national champions. His 90-yard score tied for the longest rushing TD in Tigers history. Etienne added scoring runs of 14 yards and 48 yards as Clemson opened a 35-0 lead and was never pressed by the Yellow Jackets .
Cincinnati 24, UCLA 14
Junior running back Michael Warren II scored one touchdown on the ground and caught one of sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder’s two scoring passes as the University of Cincinnati Bearcats beat the UCLA Bruins. Ridder also connected with graduate-transfer tight end Josiah Deguara for a touchdown, senior kicker Sam Crosa added a 44-yard field goal and sophomore safety Ja’von Hicks came up with a fumble recovery and an interception for the Bearcats. Warren finished with 92 yards on 26 carries while Ridder was going 18-for-26 for 242 yards.
Bowling Green 46,
Morgan State 3
Darius Wade threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns, the Falcons allowed just 70 total yards and Bowling Green routed FCS-member Morgan State. Bowling Green outgained the Bears 620 yards to 70 and had 37 first downs compared to four for Morgan State. The Falcons rushed for 326 yards and passed for another 294. Wade and Quintin Morris connected for touchdown passes of 2 and 27 yards. The Falcons led 30-0 before a short Morgan State drive ended with a Nicholas O’Shea 27-yard field goal.