Deuce Wild: Vaughn helps Kansas State upset Oklahoma: Former Cedar Ridge star shocks Big 12
Freshman running back Deuce Vaughn made a name for himself on Saturday by helping the Kansas State Wildcats shock defending Big 12 and then-third ranked Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday. The former Round Rock Cedar Ridge star hauled in four catches for 129 yards to go with 51 yards on eight carries for Kansas State (1-1, 1-0). His 38-yard touchdown scamper with 8:17 remaining tied the game.
The Wildcats the final 24 points at Oklahoma (1-1, 0-1). Kansas State was missing key contributors due to COVID-19, was a 28-point underdog by various outlets and the loss caused Oklahoma to fall to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press poll.
Vaughn was a Texas Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention at Cedar Ridge in 2018 and 2019 and the District 13-6A Offensive MVP as a junior and senior.
The Wildcats go for their second straight conference win on Saturday when they welcome Texas Tech (1-1, 0-1) at 2:30 p.m. on FS1.
Trask matches SEC record in win over Ole Miss
Former Manvel star Kyle Trask threw for 416 yards and six passing touchdowns to help No. 3 Florida open the season with a 51-35 shootout win at Mississippi on Saturday.
Trask joins current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow as the only quarterback to throw for six scores in a Southeastern Conference opener. He completed 30 of 42 passes for Florida (1-0, 1-0) against the Ole Miss (0-1, 0-1) defense. Trask helped Manvel to an 11-3 record as a senior and a berth in the Class 6A, Division II Area Quarterfinals.
The Gator host South Carolina (0-1, 0-1) on Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN.
Ebner helps Baylor cruise past Kansas
Trestan Ebner posted 272 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns in Baylor’s 47-14 home win over the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday.
Ebner, a former Henderson star, had kickoff return scores from 100 and 83 yards out to go along with a one-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard touchdown reception from Charlie Brewer (Austin Lake Travis) to help Baylor (1-0, 1-0 Big 12) open the season with a win.
The Bears scored 40 unanswered points against Kansas (0-2, 0-1). Ebner played quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive back at Henderson and was a two-time all-state honoree.
Baylor visits West Virginia (1-1, 0-1) on Saturday at 11 a.m. on ABC.
Hankins leads UTEP to another win
Deion Hankins scored three touchdowns in the first 22 minutes of play to help UTEP to a 31-6 win at Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
The former El Paso Parkland star helped the Miners begin the game on a 24-0 run in the victory that marked (3-1) to the school’s best start since 2010.
Hankins had 118 yards on 22 carries and tied the school’s freshman record for touchdowns in a single game. The victory marked the first win for UTEP over a Football Bowl Subdivision win since 2018. At EP Parkland, Hankins finished with 7,491 rushing yards and 78 touchdowns. UTEP has a bye this week and opens Conference USA play at Louisiana Tech (1-0, 1-0) on Oct. 10.
Johnson leads A&M to win in season opener
Buddy Johnson led the 2020 version of the Wrecking Crew Defense with a double-digit tackle performance in a 17-12 season-opening win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday. Johnson led Texas A&M (1-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) with 11 tackles against Vanderbilt (0-1, 0-1). His defensive play helped the Aggies overcome three giveaways. He was a two-time all-district selection during his high school career at Dallas Kimball.
The Aggies visit No. 2 Alabama (1-0, 1-0) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.