The Ten Best Games Of Week 13

The best games, the biggest moments, and the most memorable battles of the week.

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Nov. 22 at BYU 64, Savannah State 0
And You Care Because … BYU blew out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and a 51-0 first half lead as Christian Stewart ran for two scores and threw for four scores, finding Mitch Mathews for touchdown passes from 71 and 15 yards away. The Cougars came up with a blocked punt for a score and Nate Carter ran for a touchdown before they turned it off in the second half. Savannah State managed 63 yards of total offense.
What Else? BYU QB Christian Stewart completed 12-of-17 passes for 196 yards and four scores, and ran five times for 44 yards and two touchdowns
- Savannah State QB Leon Prunty completed 10-of-25 passes for 40 yards and a pick
- BYU RB Nate Carter ran 20 times for 116 yards and a score
- First downs: BYU 27 – Savannah State 6

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Nov. 22 at Houston 38, Tulsa 28
And You Care Because … Kenneth Farrow ran for two-one-yard runs to give Houston an early 14 point lead, and ran for a 45-yard scoring dash, but Tulsa was able to tie it up on two short touchdown runs and a 17-yard Keyarris Garrett scoring pass. With the score tied at 28 late, Houston scored ten unanswered points on a two-yard Kenneth Farrow run and a 35-yard Kyle Bullard field goal. Tulsa turned it over three times with a late pick from Adrian McDonald leading to the late field goal.
What Else? Houston RB Kenneth Farrow ran 21 times for 116 yards and four scores
- Tulsa QB Dane Evans completed 28-of-40 passes for 258 yards and two scores with three interceptions, and ran six times for 34 yards and a touchdown
- Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. completed 17-of-22 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown and ran eight times for 37 yards
- Time of possession: Tulsa 33:11 – Houston 26:49

10. Nov. 20 Kansas State 26, at West Virginia 20
And You Care Because … Jake Waters had a huge day throwing the ball, but special teams saved the day for Kansas State as Tyler Lockett returned a punt 43 yards for a touchdown and Matthew McCrane connected on field goals from 36, 44, 19, and 32 yards away. The Wildcats got up early on a seven-yard touchdown pass to DeMarcus Robinson, and were up 20-3 in the third quarter, but West Virginia pushed back with a Skyler Howard seven-yard touchdown pass to Kevin White, and pulled within six on a 53-yard touchdown pass to Mario Alford, but McCrane’s fourth field goal with just under three minutes to play kept KSU ahead for good. What Else? Kansas State QB Jake Waters completed 22-of-34 passes for 400 yards and a score with a pick, and ran 12 times for a team-high 13 yards
- Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett caught ten passes for 196 yards, and returned a punt for a score. West Virginia WR Kevin White caught seven passes for 63 yards and a score
- West Virginia QB Clint Trickett completed 12-of-25 passes for 112 yards with two interceptions, but suffered a concussion. Skyler Howard completed 15-of-23 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns
- Penalties: Kansas State 10 for 102 yards – West Virginia 8 for 77 yards. Turnovers: WVU 4 – KSU 2

9. Nov. 19 at Toledo 27, Bowling Green 20
And You Care Because … Dwight Macon ran for a seven-yard score to finally break a 20-20 tie, and the Toledo defense held on for the win. In a back-and-forth game, Kareem Hunt started off the scoring for the Rockets with a two-yard run, and took off for a 91-yard touchdown, but Bowling Green kept pace helped by Ronnie Moore touchdown catches from ten and 31 yards out. The last Falcon drive stalled on a sack from Junior Sylvestre.
What Else? Toledo RB Kareem Hunt ran 30 times for 265 yards and two scores
- Bowling Green QBs combined to completed 12-of-37 passes for 167 yards and a score
- Time of possession: Toledo 34:21 – Bowling Green 25:39
- Turnovers: Toledo 3 – Bowling Green 0

8. Nov. 22 at Old Dominion 30, Louisiana Tech 27 OT
And You Care Because … Taylor Heinicke found David Washington for an eight-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give Old Dominion the win after Louisiana Tech’s Kyle Fischer started out the extra frame on a 25-yard field goal. ODU needed to rally from down ten at halftime with a 46-yard Satchel Ziffer field goal in the third and a 16-yard Cam Boyd touchdown run late in the fourth to tie it. Heinicke found Washington for a 26-yard touchdown pass late in the first half, and the Monarchs needed it with short touchdown runs from Kenneth Dixon and Marlon Seets after starting out the scoring on a ten-yard Trent Taylor catch late in the first. But the Bulldogs failed to score in the second half.
What Else? Turnovers: Old Dominion 4 – Louisiana Tech 2
- Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke completed 29-of-38 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions
- Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon ran 23 times for 106 yards and a score and caught four passes for 32 yards
- Old Dominion WR David Washington caught eight passes for 106 yards and two scores

7. Nov. 22 at Florida State 20, Boston College 17
And You Care Because … Roberto Aguayo made up for an earlier miss by hitting a 26-yard field goal with three seconds to play to save Florida State in a tough battle. Tyler Murphy found Shakim Phillips for a 49-yard score and ran for a 21-yard touchdown to help Boston College tie it at 17, but an Alex Howell missed field goal opened the door for Jameis Winston to lead a 12-play, 66-yard drive leading to the game-winning kick. Karlos Williams started out the scoring with a three yard run for an early FSU lead, but the team’s final touchdown came late in the first half on a 30-yard Nick O’Leary catch. The Seminoles didn’t score again until Aguayo’s final field goal.
What Else? Florida State QB Jameis Winston completed 22-of-32 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown with a pick
- Boston College QB Tyler Murphy completed 6-of-10 passes for 73 yards and a score, and ran 15 times for 48 yards and a touchdown
- Total yards: Florida State 391 – Boston College 313
- Third down conversions: Boston College 8-of-14 – Florida State 6-of-11

6. Nov. 22 Louisville 31, at Notre Dame 28
And You Care Because … Notre Dame had a chance to force overtime, but Kyle Brindza missed a 32-yard field goal with 51 seconds remaining and Louisville held on for the win. Freshman QB Reggie Bonnafon ran for two first quarter touchdowns from 12 and eight yards out, and found DeVante Parker for a 21-yard touchdown pass in the third, but it was a 15-yard Brandon Radcliff run that gave Louisville the lead for good early in the fourth. Notre Dame’s offense started to work with Tarean Folston running for a third quarter score and Everett Golson throwing two touchdown passes, but it wasn’t enough as the Cardinal D clamped down until late.
What Else? Louisville QB Reggie Bonnafon completed 8-of-21 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown with a pick, and ran 15 times for 35 yards and two scores
- Notre Dame QB Everett Golson completed 16-of-24 passes for 236 yards and two score with a pick
- Louisville RB Brandon Radcliff ran 17 times for 136 yards and a score
- Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston ran 18 times for 134 yards and a score

5. Nov. 22 at Middle Tennessee 35, Florida Atlantic 34
And You Care Because … Marcus Henry caught a 12-yard touchdown pass on fourth and goal with 19 seconds to play to tie it, and Cody Clark’s extra point gave Middle Tennessee the lead for good after rallying back from down 13 in the third. Florida Atlantic started out the scoring on a Lucky Whitehead 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, and got two Jaquez Johnson touchdown passes in the second half and a one-yard scoring run in the second quarter, but Reggie Whatley brought the Blue Raiders back on a 75-yard touchdown run in the third and a nine-yard dash late in the fourth. The Middle Tennessee struggled all game long to come up with a key stop until it absolutely had to in the final few minutes.
What Else? Total yards: Florida Atlantic 540 – Middle Tennessee 470
- Middle Tennessee RB Reggie Whatley ran 19 times for 190 yards and three scores
- Florida Atlantic QB Jaquez Johnson completed 21-of-33 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions, and ran 11 times for 53 yards and a score
- Middle Tennessee QB Austin Grammer completed 20-of-27 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns with a pick, and ran ten times for 47 yards

4. Nov. 22 Minnesota 28, at Nebraska 24
And You Care Because … Minnesota set itself up for a showdown vs. Wisconsin for a chance at the Big Ten West title with a tough win over the Huskers. Mitch Leidner ran for two short scores, with his second touchdown from three yards out giving the Gophers the lead with 3:25 to play, but it was the defense that came through late. Briean Boddy-Calhoun stripped Nebraska WR De’Mornay Pierson-El before he was able to get into the end zone, and Minnesota ran out the clock. The Gophers lost RB David Cobb in the second half, but Donnell Kirkwood and Leidner handled the ground game, overcoming a 21-7 halftime lead to control the second half. Nebraska got up on an 18-yard score from Pierson-El and a blocked field goa for a touchdown, but Minnesota outscored the Huskers 21-3 after halftime.
What Else? Time of possession: Minnesota 35:03 – Nebraska 24:57
- Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner completed 8-of-17 passes for 135 yards, and ran 22 times for 110 yards and two scores
- Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah ran 20 times for 98 yards and a score
- Minnesota RB David Cobb ran 15 times for 80 yards and a score

3. Nov. 22 Wisconsin 26, at Iowa 24
And You Care Because … Melvin Gordon passed the 2,000-yard mark on an 88-yard dash, and Wisconsin set up a showdown with Minnesota for the Big Ten West title, but it was a fight. The Badgers had a 19-3 lead late in the third quarter helped by a 45-yard Tanner McEvoy run and a six-yard Gordon score, but Iowa got hot and rallied back with Jake Rudock finding Kevonte Martin-Manley for a 20-yard score and running for a three-yard touchdown to pull within two. A 23-yard Gordon run helped but Wisconsin back up by nine, but Rudock rallied the Hawkeyes back with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Jake Duzey with just over five minutes to play. The Badgers, up two, were able to run out the clock.
What Else? Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon ran 31 times for 200 yards and two scores, and caught four passes for 64 yards
- Iowa QB Jake Rudock completed 20-of-30 passes for 311 yards and two scores, and ran seven times for 25 yards and a score
- Wisconsin QB Joel Stave completed 11-of-24 passes for 139 yards
- Total yards: Iowa 412 – Wisconsin 405

2. Nov. 22 Texas Tech 34, at Iowa State 31
And You Care Because … Patrick Mahomes connected with Kenny Williams from 44 yards out with just over four minutes to play, and the defense hung on as Texas Tech rallied back from down ten in the second half for the win. The Red Raiders scored the first 14 points of the game on a 26-yard DeAndre Washington touchdown catch and a 72-yard scoring dash, but the Cyclones rallied back scoring 24 straight points, highlighted by two Sam B. Richardson touchdown passes. Down ten, Mahomes found Devin Lauderdale on touchdown plays from 13 and 82 yards out, but ISU took the lead back on Aaron Wimberly’s second touchdown run of the game. Mahomes drive the team 75 yards in seven plays for the game-winning score.
What Else? Total yards: Texas Tech 600 – Iowa State 569
- Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-35 passes for 328 yards and four scores
- Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington ran 20 times for 186 yards and a score, and caught two passes for 51 yards and a score
- Iowa State QB Sa. B. Richardson completed 24-of-38 passes for 304 yards and two scores

1. Nov. 22 at Hawaii 37, UNLV 35
And You Care Because … Marcus Kemp caught a 20-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game to complete a wild comeback in a crazy final five minutes. UNLV appeared to have the game won with just 15 seconds to play on a Taylor Barnhill seven-yard touchdown catch, but Ikaika Woolsey found Donnie King on a big pass play and managed to move up a bit more leaving just one second left. Woolsey hung it up in the end zone, and Kemp went and got it. UNLV got up 14-0, Hawaii rallied back with 24 straight points – highlighted by a 52-yard Diocemy Saint Juste run, but the Rebels took control right back with Blake Decker coming off the bench and throwing three fourth quarter touchdown passes. Hawaii pulled back ahead with two minutes to play on Joey Iosefa’s second touchdown run of the game, but Decker marched the Rebels 75 yards in seven plays for what seemed like the game-winner.
What Else? Hawaii RB Joey Iosefa ran 35 times for 219 yards and two scores
- UNLV QB Jared Lebowitz completed 13-of-30 passes for 212 yards and a pick, but was benched for Blake Decker, who completed 10-of-13 passes for 187 yards and three scores
- UNLV WR Devante Davis caught five passes for 163 yards
- Total yards: Hawaii 578 – UNLV 474

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