Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Longhorns upset Irish in double OT

AUSTIN, Texas — Backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes ran for two touchdowns in double overtime, including the 6-yard winner, as Texas upset No. 10 Notre Dame 50-47 Sunday night.

Swoopes, who wears No. 18 and is listed at 6 feet 4, 250 pounds, entered as part of an "18-wheeler" offensive package in front of a school-record 102,315 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Notre Dame tied it a 37 by returning a blocked PAT for two points after Texas' touchdown with 3:29 remaining.

Notre Dame receiver Torii Hunter Jr. left after taking a hard shot to the head in the end zone from defensive back DeShon Elliott late in the third quarter. A targeting foul was not called.

Report: Gators WR Massey out for year

Florida receiver Dre Massey will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, according to a report from the Gainesville Sun.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound junior was injured early in Saturday's 24-7 win over Massachusetts. He had a 21-yard kickoff return before leaving the game.

The Gators UF had high hopes for Massey, an explosive junior college transfer who was expected to add big plays to the team's struggling offense. During fall camp, coach Jim McElwain praised Massey's versatility.

"He's one of those kind of multi­spot guys," McElwain said last month. "He can throw it. He can catch it. He can run it."

B-CU GAME CANCELED: The Sunday game between Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State in Daytona Beach was canceled because of severe weather. The MEAC/SWAC Challenge was halted with 7:14 left in the second quarter and Alcorn State leading 13-7. It never resumed after a nearly three-hour delay. Both schools agreed not to reschedule. Statistics won't count because it wasn't an official game.

Coordinator out: Louisiana-Lafayette fired defensive coordinator Melvin Smith a day after an opening 45-10 loss to Boise State. Coach Mark Hudspeth said linebackers coach Mike Lucas will be the defensive coordinator the rest of the season.

REPORT: Sarkisian joining Tide: Former USC and Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is set to join Alabama's coaching staff as a special offensive assistant, Fox Sports reported. The Trojans fired Sarkisian midway through last season after alcohol-related issues.

USC: Defensive end Jabari Ruffin was suspended for part of one game after stomping on the groin of an Alabama player during Saturday's 52-6 loss.

Times staff writer Matt Baker contributed to this report.

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