Week 8 College Football Recap: Must-See Matchups and Top Moments
Week 8 of the college football season is in full swing, and it has been a thrilling weekend so far! There were several ranked teams that emerged victorious, including No. 8 Texas and No. 9 Oregon. However, there were also some surprises, like No. 17 Tennessee falling to No. 11 Alabama in a stunning comeback. Let’s take a closer look at all the action.
Recap of Saturday’s Games
Earlier in the day, No. 3 Ohio State secured a victory against Big Ten rival No. 7 Penn State, remaining unbeaten this season. The game was featured on FOX’s “Big Noon Kickoff” and provided an exciting start to the day. For a complete recap of all the Saturday games, click here.
In another highly-anticipated matchup, star quarterback Dillon Gabriel led the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners to victory against his former team, UCF. Gabriel, who transferred to Oklahoma from UCF in 2022, showcased his skills and helped secure the win against the Big 12 newcomer.
Later in the evening, there are still some exciting games to look forward to. No. 2 Michigan, No. 4 Florida State, No. 14 Utah, No. 16 Duke, and No. 18 USC will all be in action, promising more thrilling moments and intense competition. Stay tuned for updates on these matchups!
Texas vs. Houston
In the game between No. 8 Texas and Houston, the Longhorns made a strong start after their bye week. Quarterback Quinn Ewers was instrumental in their success, leading the team to two quick touchdowns. Wide receivers Adonai Mitchell and Xavier Worthy both played crucial roles in securing the early lead for Texas. The Longhorns eventually emerged victorious with a score of 31-24.
Alabama vs. Tennessee
No. 11 Alabama staged a remarkable comeback against No. 17 Tennessee. The Volunteers took an early lead, thanks to quarterback Joe Milton III and wide receiver Marquarius “Squirrel” White. However, Alabama fought back in the second half, with quarterback Jalen Milroe and running back Jase McClellan making key plays to secure the win for the Crimson Tide. The final score was 34-20 in favor of Alabama.
Oregon vs. Washington State
No. 9 Oregon had a tough start against Washington State, but they quickly regained momentum. Quarterback Bo Nix impressed with his punting abilities, while running back Markeise “Bucky” Irving played a crucial role in the Ducks’ offense, scoring two touchdowns and helping secure the win. The game ended with a score of 38-24 in favor of Oregon.
Oklahoma vs. UCF
In a highly-anticipated matchup, No. 6 Oklahoma faced off against UCF. Quarterback Dillon Gabriel made a statement against his former team, connecting with wide receiver Nic Anderson for a touchdown early in the game. However, UCF put up a strong fight, taking the lead at one point. Ultimately, Oklahoma prevailed with a narrow 31-29 victory.
That wraps up the highlights from Week 8 of the college football season. Stay tuned for more exciting matchups and unforgettable moments throughout the rest of the season!
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