’Bama bounces back after 1st half tie...Mississippi State routs Arkansas...Les Miles said to be in talks with Jayhawks
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama struggled for 30-plus minutes before putting away The Citadel 50-17. The Crimson tide went into halftime tied 10-10 but scored 27 points in the third quarter, including two touchdowns in a 12-second span. Tua Tagovailoa (tag-oh-vay-LOH’-ah) passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns. He broke AJ McCarron’s school single-season record of 30 touchdown passes, reaching 31.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6. In his final home game, Fitzgerald completed 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards and also ran for 85 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown. Senior Aeris Williams, who was starting in place of the injured Kylin Hill, added 104 yards rushing on 15 carries.
NEW YORK (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has left the Orange’s game against No. 3 Notre Dame in the first quarter with a possible back injury. Dungey ran into the middle of the Irish defense for 4 yards, got up and was setting up the Orange’s no-hudde offense for the next play when he went to the ground. He walked off the field slowly and then to the visitor’s dugout at Yankee Stadium that leads to the clubhouse.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles could be back in the Big 12 soon. A person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press that the former Oklahoma State coach is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the downtrodden Jayhawks. Miles would take over for David Beaty, who was fired two weeks ago. Miles led LSU to the 2007 national championship.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sam Hauser scored 19 points and Joseph Chartouny added 16 off the bench as No. 24 Marquette overcame a sluggish start to pull away for a 74-55 nonconference victory over stubborn Presbyterian. The Golden Eagles erased a six-point deficit with a flurry of 3-pointers to trigger a 29-8 run midway through the second half. Adam Flagler scored 20 points and J.C. Younger added 12 for Presbyterian.