Top Performers: Vols' Dobbs, Temple's Martin-Oguike, Arizona St.'s Gonzalez
Any questions Tennessee coach Butch Jones had about his team's quarterback position were dismissed as Joshua Dobbs dazzled in the come-from-behind victory at South Carolina Saturday night. Dobbs had a career night, rushing for 166 yards (three rushing touchdowns), breaking the single-game QB rushing record (109) set by Jimmy Streater in 1979. Down a toudown late in the fourth quarter, Dobbs orchestrated a nine-play, 85-yard march to send the contest into overtime. In extra time, an Aaron Medley field goal lifted Tennessee past South Carolina 45-42. The win was the first for the Volunteers at Williams-Brice Stadium since 2006.
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East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden spent much of his afternoon on the run as a disruptive Temple defense sacked him five times and forced five fumbles -- one returned 63 yards for a score -- in Saturday’s 20-10 defeat. Owls defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike led the charge with two force fumbles, as Temple held No. 23 Pirates to just three points in the first half. Martin-Oguike also blocked a 41-yard field-goal attempt early in the third quarter. ECU managed only one touchdown despite outgaining Temple by 297 total yards (428-135).
After watching No. 17 Utah miss a field goal in overtime, Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez, put the finishing touch on a deadlocked game, booting a 36-yarder to seal the victory for the 14th-ranked Sun Devils. Gonzalez accounted for 13 of ASU's 19 points in what was otherwise a defense struggle with both teams scoring one touchdown apiece. He celebrated the win with the traditional Sun Devil pitchfork spike after the game.