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Check out what’s making news for Saturday, October 19th.
No.4 Buckeyes Ride Strong Second-Half Performances of QB Braxton Miller and RB Carlos Hyde: Thanks to the dynamic athleticism of junior Heisman trophy hopeful in quarterback Braxton Miller and the hard running of Carlos Hyde, fourth-ranked Ohio State extended its FBS-best win streak to 19 with a 34-24 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Trailing 17-10 at halftime, Hyde ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to help spark an otherwise lethargic Buckeyes team that would lose All-Big Ten cornerback Bradley Roby on a controversial targeting ejection for a hit on Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz.
No.7 Aggies, No.9 Bruins, No.11 Gamecocks & No.15 Bulldogs Upset: On a day of big upheavals in the polls, Texas A&M, UCLA, South Carolina and Georgia all lost to throw the BCS and AP polls into total upheaval.
Thanks to four total touchdowns from quarterback Nick Marshall, No.24 Auburn stymied Johnny Manziel and the seventh-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 45-41, despite the reigning Heisman Trophy winner throwing for 454 yards and four touchdowns.
No.13 Stanford held off Brent Hundley and No.9 UCLA, 24-10, A 19-yard field goal by Michael Palardy enabled unranked Tennessee to upset nemesis Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks 23-21 with no time left, Bulldogs quarterback Andy Murray would surpass Tim Tebow as the SEC’s all-time leader in total offense, yet see Vanderbilt earn its first upset of a Top 25 team since 2008.
Dodgers to Offer Clayton Kershaw $300 Million
Fresh from getting rocked 9-0 by the St Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS Championship Series, Los Angeles is set to lock up their second coming of Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax in southpaw Clayton Kershaw.
According to media reports, the dodgers are in talks with Kershaw on a long-term deal reportedly over $300 million. The original talks happened earlier in the year but were never finished, now with the season over for Kershaw, both sides hope to hammer out a record deal for a pitcher over the winter.
Kershaw is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season.