College football’s bowl season continues on Thursday as Minnesota beat Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
Oklahoma (6-6) and No. 13 Florida State (9-3) are currently battling it out in the Cheez-It Bowl. Steve Sarkisian then led No. 20 Texas (8-4) to face one of his former teams, No. 12 Washington (10-2), in the Alamo Bowl.
Here are the top plays from Thursday’s bowl slate:
Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma vs. No. 13 Florida State
Oklahoma stunts early fireworks
Florida State started the game in anger. On his third play of the opening possession, quarterback Jordan Travis scrambled for his 16 yards. The Florida quarterback then hit wide receiver Jonny Wilson on a 26-yard completion and immediately hit a 22-yard run off running back Treshawn Ward to put the ball on the Oklahoma 5-yard line. I was.
However, Oklahoma made the stand, pushing Florida State out of the end zone and forcing a field goal.
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Pinstripe Bowls: Minnesota 28, Syracuse 20
The New York Yankees were thrilled to welcome college football to the baseball diamond.
However, the game remained scoreless until the fourth quarter as the Gophers and Orange slugged out.
Gophers Attack, Mo Make History
Minnesota scored the first points of the game early in the second quarter. The 9-play drive ended with running back Mohamed Ibrahim powering in a 4-yard touchdown. Ibrahim’s touchdown run was his 20th of the season and set a new Minnesota single-season record. Early in the game, he also set a new Minnesota single-season record in rushing yards.
Atan Kaliakmanis injured
The Gophers, starting quarterback, were helped off the field midway through the second quarter. Veteran Tanner Morgan entered the game at quarterback.
like in the old days
Morgan, Minnesota’s leading quarterback since 2019, took over the ball at Syracuse’s 33-yard line. Five plays later, Morgan hit wide receiver Daniel Jackson for a 21-yard touchdown. Minnesota took his 14-0 lead.
Syracuse dominates TD
Orange won the ball with 55 seconds remaining in the first half and no timeouts.
Garrett Schrader completed four passes totaling 85 yards. This included three of his passes of 21 yards or more, and Syracuse set up a 1-yard touchdown run to the quarterback. trailed 14-7 at halftime.
Syracuse started the second half with a field goal to force Minnesota to a three-and-out. But after Shrader & Co. entered Minnesota territory, the Syracuse quarterback made a costly mistake.
Schrader threw right only for Minnesota defensive back Coleman Bryson to intercept the pass and run it back 70 yards for a touchdown. The Golden Gophers gave him a 21-10 lead.
Syracuse made a field goal after pick 6, but Minnesota quickly extended their lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Quentin Redding faked a lateral and flew down the field to reach the Syracuse 25-yard line. Two plays later, Morgan and Jackson connected for a second touchdown connection. This time, Jackson ran through the Syracuse defense for a 25-yard score. Minnesota took his 28-13 lead.
What an effort!
A touchdown was needed to bring the deficit back to one score, and Syracuse faced 4 and 8 from the Minnesota 8-yard line. Unable to find an open receiver, Schrader scrambled and ran for a touchdown. Orange trailed him 28-20.
That being said, Minnesota recovered the ensuing onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.
Alamo Bowl: No. 20 Texas vs. No. 12 Washington
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