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  • October 23, 2022

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We’ve arrived at Week 8 of the college football season, and another packed slate of games spanning early afternoon until late at night is on deck. Highlighting the action are 11 games involving teams ranked in the AP Top 25 poll, including five pitting ranked teams against each other.
In Saturday’s early window, No. 2 Ohio State hosts Iowa while No 3 Tennessee looks to avoid a hangover from its big win last week as it hosts UT Martin from the FCS ranks. The headliner in the noon ET slot, however, is an ACC battle of unbeatens with No. 14 Syracuse traveling to No. 5 Clemson. The afternoon menu is the day’s best. In addition to the SEC on CBS Game of the Week between No. 7 Ole Miss and LSU, there are also two critical top-20 matchups as No. 10 Oregon hosts No. 9 UCLA and No. 11 Oklahoma State hosts No. 20 Texas.
The evening slate is highlighted by No. 6 Alabama’s SEC West showdown with No. 24 Mississippi State as the Crimson Tide try and rebound from last week’s loss at Tennessee. Elsewhere, No. 8 TCU hosts No. 17 Kansas State in a matchup between two 3-0 Big 12 teams who are overachieving in a brutally tough conference.
CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the day. All times Eastern
No. 5 Clemson 27, No. 14 Syracuse 21 — Takeaways, recap
No. 2 Ohio State 54, Iowa 10 — Takeaways, recap
No. 3 Tennessee 65, UT Martin 21 — Recap
No. 21 Cincinnati 29, SMU 27 — Recap
LSU 45, No. 7 Ole Miss 20 — Takeaways, recap
No. 11 Oklahoma State 41, No. 20 Texas 34 — Takeaways, recap
No. 10 Oregon 45, No. 9 UCLA 30 — Takeaways, recap
No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama — ESPN — LIVE updates
Minnesota at No. 16 Penn State — ABC — GameTracker
No. 17 Kansas State at No. 8 TCU — 8 p.m. on FS1 — GameTracker
Check out the entire Week 8 scoreboard 
The Golden Gopher are in trouble after Penn State puts up 14 unanswered to begin the third quarter. The latest score came off a Ji’Ayir Brown interception that set the Nittany Lions up in nice field position. Kaytron Allen and Nick Singleton have been much more effective on the ground tonight than against Michigan and Sean Clifford has settled in nicely as well.
Alabama has punted on four straight possessions but still maintains a big lead thanks to its dominant defense. Mississippi State has seen three drives end with a turnover on downs and has yet to surpass 200 total yards. The Crimson Tide are squashing the air raid tonight, much like they have done in two previous meetings with Leach’s Bulldogs.
Despite losing Adrian Martinez in the first half, Kansas State is rolling through a half in Fort Worth. Backup Will Howard has completed 9 of 11 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Deuce Vaughn broke off a 47-yard touchdown. TCU quarterback Max Duggan has thrown for 153 yards and two touchdowns, but the Frogs are struggling to put together consistent offense against a physical Kansas State defense. 
The offenses came alive a bit in that second quarter after a 3-0 start marked by several punts. Minnesota went 90 yards on nine plays, cutting it to 17-10 just before half. Big drive for the Gophers, who are operating with backup Athan Kaliakmanis in for the injured Tanner Morgan. Nice close to the first half for his counterpart Sean Clifford, who needed some momentum as he tries to fend off highly touted freshman Drew Allar.
That’s a true freshman, folks. 😯@kaytron_allen x @PennStateFball pic.twitter.com/hTGFcYxASo
The Crimson Tide made a nice statement in the first half, scoring on four straight possessions at one point and coming up big defensively a few times. Mississippi State entered ranked No. 2 nationally in red-zone touchdown percentage but is 0-for-1 in the red zone today. Bulldogs had a couple of drives stopped by failed fourth-down attempts. Bryce Young is 15 of 20 for 174 yards and two TDs.
Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez went out with an undisclosed injury, but backup Will Howard is playing the best football of his career. Howard has completed all five touchdowns for 130 yards and both thrown and rushed for a score to give the Wildcats a lead in Fort Worth. TCU quarterback Max Duggan connected with Derius Davis for a 65-yard touchdown, but the Frogs need to respond. 
If the Iowa performance wasn’t enough for you, tune in to Minnesota at Penn State, which featured some offensive ineptitude in the first quarter. Both teams punted twice in the quarter, and the only points came after Minnesota lost three yards and kicked a field goal following a big interception return from Justin Walley. Just four total first downs in the first quarter as Athan Kaliakmanis starts at QB for Minnesota in place of the injured Tanner Morgan.
Walley World 🌎@JustinWalley_ picks it off to set up the @GopherFootball offense. pic.twitter.com/ZZU3A6aYGx
This was a frustrating loss for the Longhorns. They had a 10-point lead late in the third quarter, and they totaled 14 penalties for 119 yards. It was an especially long day for quarterback Quinn Ewers, who threw for 319 yards but was inefficient in the process. Ewers completed just 19 of 49 pass attempts and threw more interceptions (3) than touchdowns (2). On the other sideline, Oklahoma State has to be thrilled with the way it battled back, and with the way its defense gave Ewers all kinds of problems. The Cowboys are still in the mix atop the Big 12 standings.
Another top-10 team has fallen today. The Rebels jumped out to a 17-3 lead over the Tigers early in the second quarter, but LSU showed a lot of poise to reset and out-scored Ole Miss 42-3 the rest of the way. Jayden Daniels played his best game in an LSU uniform to date. He threw for 248 yards, rushed for 121 more, and totaled five touchdowns. The Tigers’ defense also deserves a lot of credit for shutting down the Rebels after that tough first quarter. Now, LSU is very much in the race to win the SEC West.
That Week 1 blowout loss to Georgia seems like it was about five years ago for Oregon. The Ducks have continued to improve under first-year head coach Dan Lanning, and it resulted in an impressive win over a formerly undefeated UCLA team. One of the biggest stories for Oregon throughout this run has been the play of quarterback Bo Nix, and he delivered in a big moment today. Nix completed 22 of 28 passing attempts for 283 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Ducks have forced their way back into the College Football Playoff conversation.
The Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, and it was all Deacon Demons from there. Once the Wake Forest offense got rolling, Boston College had no answers. Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman got whatever he wanted and finished the day with 313 passing yards and five touchdowns. No. 13 Wake Forest will continue to hang around the top 10 of the rankings after this conference beatdown.
With one quarter remaining, Texas and Oklahoma State seem headed for a dramatic finish. After the offenses stole the show in the first half, the defenses held up their end of the bargain in the third quarter. The Longhorns and Cowboys exchanged field goals, and we have a one-score game with 15 minutes remaining. This game could very well come down to which side has the ball last.
Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan will not play tonight’s game against No. 16 Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. It’s a huge blow to an offense, and put even more pressure on the Golden Gophers’ rushing attack led by Mohamed Ibrahim.  
NEWS: #Gophers‘ Tanner Morgan will be OUT against Penn State on Saturday, the @PioneerPress has learned. The sixth-year quarterback (concussion) has gone through early warmups and might do so in pads, too, but won’t play vs. Nittany Lions in Happy Valley.https://t.co/b9F2q0ZrRL
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels has progressively improved throughout the year, and he’s doing it all for the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Arizona State transfer has 218 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 58 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown as they head to the final frame in Death Valley. Daniels’ third touchdown pass of the game —  a one-yarder to tight end Mason Taylor that gave them a four-point lead — was the only score of the third quarter. 
The Ducks are absolutely rolling against the undefeated Bruins, and it’s been primarily on the arm of quarterback Bo Nix. The Auburn transfer has thrown more touchdown passes (4) than incompletions (3), and has added 34 more yards on the ground in what has been a statement game for the Ducks. It seems like the college football world forgot about Dan Lanning’s crew after the season-opening loss to Georgia, but this is a reminder of just how good they can be when they are clicking. 
McCormick powers through for another @oregonfootball TD 🤜🤛

The Ducks lead the Bruins 38-16 👀 pic.twitter.com/Wb69Ii9m8K
Texas running back Bijan Robinson is showing why he’s one of the best running backs in the country in the Longhorns’ game at Oklahoma State. The veteran has 13 carries for 93 yards and a 42-yard touchdown run to help his team jump out to the lead at the break. Longhorns’ quarterback Quinn Ewers is making his first road start against the Cowboys, and he has had an up-and-down afternoon. He has only completed 11 of his 24 passes, but has 190 yards and two touchdowns in Stillwater. It’ll be interesting to see what Oklahoma State does to shut down Robinson and put more pressure on Ewers in the second half. That could be what makes or breaks this game for Mike Gundy’s squad.
Bijan Robinson making defenders look silly on his way to pay dirt 😯 pic.twitter.com/zLwRu74exw
What a move by Jayden Daniels 👀

He waltzes into the end zone for @LSUfootball pic.twitter.com/4MUkaVJh8A
The Rebels jumped out to a 17-3 lead early in the second quarter, but the homestanding Tigers didn’t panic. Jaden Daniels tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Jaray Jenkins and followed it up with a three-yard score after a seven-play drive to make it a field goal game at the break. Daniels is 12 of 15 for 164 yards, one touchdown, 13 carries, 42 rushing yards and the rushing touchdown in what has been an impressive follow-up to his six-touchdown performance last week vs. Florida. 
The biggest Pac-12 game of the year has been dominated by one of the league’s traditional powers. Ducks quarterback Bo Nix has 202 yards passing, three touchdowns through the air and has added 24 yards on the ground in what was a dominating offensive performance. The defense hasn’t been half bad either. The Ducks held Bruins’ quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson under 100 yards passing in the half, and the Bruins managed just 185 total yards over the first 30 minutes. The weather has been nice so far, but rain appears to be on the way in Eugene. It’ll be interesting to see what adjustments are made on both sides if the downpour hits in the second half.
This formation by @oregonfootball on the TD 👀🦆 pic.twitter.com/Gg8RMLghHu
The seventh-ranked Rebels aren’t having any issues against the Tigers defense. Quarterback Jaxson Dart has 156 yards passing and running back Quinshon Judkins has both of their touchdowns to jump out to a big lead in Death Valley. The teams flipped sides with Ole Miss in the red zone in what has been total domination by Lane Kiffin’s crew. 
“This freshman is a tough dude”

Quinshon Judkins lowers the shoulder for the @OleMissFB score pic.twitter.com/oRmz73XHw1
Quarterback Bo Nix hit Terrance Ferguson for a 17-yard touchdown on the first play of the second quarter to give the Ducks the lead over undefeated UCLA in Eugene. That capped off a 10-play, 71-yard drive in which Oregon owned the line of scrimmage against the physical Bruins front seven. This is the new-school Pac-12 at its best. Both of these teams have beefed up inside, which has made this a line of scrimmage game.
TOUCHDOWN DUCKS! 🦆

Nix finds Ferguson for the @oregonfootball TD 🎯

Sponsored by @allstate #CFBisMayhem pic.twitter.com/TYwuAcwv0z
The honeymoon might be over for Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal. His Hurricanes turned the ball over eight times — the most a Power Five team has had since 2009 — in what was the worst loss to the Blue Devils in series history. To make matters worse, quarterback Tyler Van Dyke left the game with an injured shoulder in the first half and was replaced by Jake Garcia, who threw two touchdowns and three interceptions. Duke quarterback Riley Leonard was the star of the show, throwing for 136 yards one touchdown through the air, while adding 61 rushing yards and three scores on the ground.
Riley Leonard spin cycle for 6 🌀@DukeFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/sUPjMExXKa
No. 21 Cincinnati jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half but nearly let it slip away by the end of the game. The Mustangs managed to hold the Bearcats to field goals for the rest of the game, and they were a two-point conversion away from forcing overtime on the final possession. Cincinnati just survived one of its biggest tests of the season and is now 6-1 with a 3-0 record in the AAC.
Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker’s Heisman Trophy campaign cranked into high gear last week against Alabama, and there wasn’t much of a hangover Saturday afternoon against the Skyhawks. Hooker threw for 276 yards, tossed three touchdowns and added 28 yards on the ground in the win. Are voters going to take much from a win over an FCS opponent? Probably not. But Hooker didn’t seem to miss a beat.
Hendon Hooker is on top of Rocky Top’s record books 🎯

This throw breaks Heath Shuler’s @Vol_Football record for most consecutive games with a Pass TD! pic.twitter.com/8EqazmppAk
Freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik came in for an ineffective DJ Uiagalelei in the second half, and the former blue chip recruit made a huge difference in Clemson’s comeback win over the Orange. The Tigers had 17-straight fourth-quarter points to top Garrett Shrader and an Orange crew that did all that they could to spring the upset. Tigers running back Will Shipley had a 50-yard scamper to give Clemson the lead with 11:26 left in what ended up being the game-winning score.
FIFTY YARDS TO THE CRIB 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NnMf7eOyLi
The Hawkeyes went up 3-0 early in Saturday’s matchup vs. the Buckeyes … and then the wheels fell off. The Buckeyes, led by quarterback CJ Stroud’s four touchdown passes, had no issues dealing with a Hawkeyes defense that got worn down as the game rolled on. One of Stroud’s touchdown passes was an absolute dime to Marvin Harrison Jr. Check this one out … 
Talk about strong fingers. 😱@MarvHarrisonJr x @OhioStateFB pic.twitter.com/zCn34FlJ6p
The switch from DJ Uiagalelei to Cade Klubnik will be the biggest storyline from this game, should Clemson hold on. But the Tigers’ defense is the MVP today. Syracuse has punted on all six of its possessions in the second half, and the Tigers are on the cusp of completing a rally back from 21-7. Syracuse has just two first downs in the second half. Tigers need one more defensive stand for the win.
Cade Klubnik just went 2 for 2 on leading touchdown drives in this game for Clemson after coming on in relief of DJU. The true freshman has still thrown just two passes on non-two point conversion plays, but the Tigers have found some juice with him nonetheless. Syracuse now near midfield trying to reclaim some momentum in this crucial ACC battle of the unbeaten.
Cincinnati is using a strong defensive effort to lead SMU by two touchdowns in Dallas. The Bearcats hit a pair of touchdowns in the first half, but have had to settle for five field goals despite more than doubling up SMU in yardage through three quarters. After three quarters of struggles, SMU benched quarterback Tanner Mordecai and inserted highly-touted underclassman Preston Stone. However, the Mustangs still have not put points on the board in the second half. 
Phil Mafah punches it one from a yard out to cap a 15-play scoring drive for Clemson with true freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik in for the ineffective DJ Uiagalelei. A Syracuse penalty kept that drive alive, and the Tigers threw it only twice. But it won’t help DJU’s case that it was Klubnik who was under center. Big finish coming at Death Valley.
Just how good is Tennessee? This offense is shattering records. 
That’s 344 total points for @Vol_Football this season.

That’s more for the #Vols than the entire seasons of the following years in the last decade: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013.

We are in the third quarter of Game 7. 🤯
Granted, it’s been more than a decade since Tennessee was relevant on a national scale. But through seven games, Josh Heupel’s crew has proven that it might be the best Tennessee offense of all time.

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