TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sporting Alert — North Carolina State and TCU both secured upset victories over higher ranked teams in college football Week 4 action on Saturday evening.
The Wolfpack (3-1) stunned No. 12 Florida State 27-21, while No. 16 Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) beat No. 6 Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) in Stillwater, 44-31.
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Ryan Finley went 22 of 32 for 230 yards and two touchdowns, while Jakobi Meyers had five catches for 112 yards and a touchdown and Jaylen Samuels also took a catch for a score for NC State, which got its first road win over a ranked team since 2008.
James Blackman was 22 of 38 for 278 yards and a touchdown in his first career start for Florida State, which fell to 0-2 to start a season for the first time since 1989.
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Junior receiver Auden Tate finished with 138 receiving yards and a touchdown for the Seminoles (0-2, 0-1 ACC), who fell to No. 1 Alabama, 24-7 in the season opener on September 2.
Florida State, which was inactive for 21-days because of Hurricane Irma, was without starting quarterback Deondre Francois, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury.
Meanwhile, NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb was forced to make an apology after video showed him spitting on the Florida State midfield logo following the game.
Chubb said it wasn’t done intentionally.
“I don’t remember doing that,” he told reporters after the game. “I always spit when I’m playing football. It wasn’t intentional at all.
“… It wasn’t a celebration. I celebrated with my teammates and then talked to Coach [Dave] Doeren. I guess I just spit. I really didn’t mean to.”
He added through the Wolfpack football program’s Twitter account: “I want to apologize for my actions after the game today.
“I let my emotions get the best of me. I have the utmost respect for Coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Florida State.”
NO. 16 TCU 44, NO. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE 31
STILLWATER, Okla. — In the meantime, at Boone Pickens Stadium, 16th ranked TCU broke away in the second quarter to set up a well-deserved victory over at the Cowboys.
Darius Anderson carried the ball 24 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns, while taking four catches for a further 41 yards and quarterback Kenny Hill was 22 of 33 for 228 yards with a touchdown and an interception for TCU.
Sewo Olonilua also ran for a score and John Diarse had a scoring reception for the Horned Frogs, who had 39:04 possession of the ball versus Oklahoma State’s 20:56.
Mason Rudolph went 22 of 41 on completed passes for a career-high 398 yards with two yards and a pair of interceptions, while running for another score for the Cowboys, who outgained TCU 499-466 in the defeat.
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James Washington locked in on six catches for 153 yards and a touchdown and Marcell Ateman also caught the ball six times for 100 yards for the Pokes.
Justice Hill rushed for 102 yards and a TD for Oklahoma State, which turned the ball over four times.
“Everybody has been waiting for him to fall,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said about his quarterback Hill.
“… but I’ve been telling you. … Kenny is learning how to win.”
Darius Anderson Photo is by Ellman Photography