ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Georgia Southern’s smooth sailing in the Football Bowl Subdivision met rough waters Saturday.
The Eagles had no answers for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds while suffering their worst loss of the season, 52-19, to the Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Georgia Southern (8-3) had a seven-game winning streak snapped. The Eagles lost all three of their FBS nonconference games this season.
“We didn’t execute and they did,” Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz said, summoning up the painful day for the Eagles.
ATLANTA — On a day with more than one significant injury in the cold air at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the biggest came early and hit the hardest.
As Deshaun Watson limped off the field with less than 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Clemson’s momentum left with the gifted true freshman quarterback.
Georgia Tech’s defense feasted on the Watson-less Tigers as the Yellow Jackets won 28-6 on Saturday.
“I was so proud of our guys, especially defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “We haven’t had a game like that on defense in a while.”
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This might have been the final game in the Swamp for South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Florida’s Will Muschamp.
After Muschamp went conservative again and settled for a field goal to start overtime, Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper to give the Gamecocks a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday.
South Carolina (5-5, 3-5 SEC) ended a four-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference play and knocked Florida (5-4, 4-4) out of contention in the league’s muddled Eastern Division.
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