Sunday, October 21, 2018
Colleges

Marshall vs. FIU doubles as a Hillsborough QB battle

How Marshall QB Chase Litton (Wharton High) stacks up against his opponent, Florida International QB Alex McGough (Gaither High):

Marshall QB Chase Litton

137-225 passing (60.9 percent); 1,550 yards; 13 TDs; 3 INTs; 135.2 rating

Team record: 6-1

FIU QB Alex McGough

107-178 passing (60.1 percent); 1,336 yards; 5 TDs; 6 INTs; 125.7 rating

Team record: 4-2



Local of the week

Iowa State LG Robby Garcia (Jesuit High): The No. 24 Cyclones have been one of the countryís biggest surprises, and Garcia deserves some of the credit for that as a starter on the offensive line. Heíll have a big test Saturday; No. 4 TCU looks like a College Football Playoff contender thanks to the Big 12ís best defense.



Awesome Auggie

USF LB Auggie Sanchez (Northeast High) is close to making program history. He enters todayís game against Houston with 351 tackles. Thatís 16 shy of the school record, set by Kawika Mitchell in 2002. Sanchez has 47 tackles this year.



UF running out

Thanks in part to RB Malik Davis (Jesuit High), the Gators have rushed for at least 165 yards in five consecutive games for the first time since 2009. Itís hard to see that streak extending to six. Georgiaís defense allows only 2.8 yards per rush ó seventh-best in the country.

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AP Top 25: Florida Gators in top 10, USF remains steady

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