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Florida Tops 4th-Ranked Louisiana State in College Football

October 07, 2012

Mike Gillislee ran for two touchdowns as No. 10 University of Florida defeated fourth-ranked Louisiana State University 14-6 and North Carolina State University upset No. 3 Florida State University 17-16 in college football.

In other games involved top-10 teams on the Associated Press writers’ poll rankings, it was No. 2 Oregon 52, No. 23 Washington 21; No. 6 South Carolina 35, No. 5 Georgia 7; No. 7 Kansas State 56, Kansas 16; No. 8 West Virginia 48, No. 11 Texas 45, and No. 9 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3.

At Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, Gillislee ran 12 yards for a touchdown with five minutes left in the third quarter and repeated the feat in the final period. He carried 34 times for 146 yards for the Gators (5-0).

“I’ll take Gilly over anybody,” said Florida coach Will Muschamp. “If you ask him to block, he’s going to block. If you ask him to catch the ball, he’s going to catch the ball. He just is a really, really, really good football player.”

Drew Alleman kicked field goals of 31 and 21 yards to give LSU (5-1) a 6-0 halftime lead.

Florida’s Jeff Driskel completed eight of 12 passes for 61 yards, while LSU’s Zach Mettenberger connected on 11 of 25 for 158 yards.

At Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mike Glennon passed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns as unranked North Carolina State (4-2) fought back from a 16-0 deficit to hand Florida State (5-1) its first loss of the season in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest.

Dustin Hopkins kicked three field goals and EJ Manuel connected with Nick O’Leary on a four-yard scoring pass as the Seminoles took the lead in the first half.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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