The Alvarado College Round-Up: Texas High School Alum Dominating College Football

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By Albert Alvarado / Twitter @Alvarado_Sports

 

Waddle shines in national showcase

Former Houston Episcopal star helps Alabama beat Georgia

Alabama junior wide receiver Jaylen Waddle had six catches for 161 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown in Alabama’s 41-24 home win over Georgia on Saturday.

No. 2 Alabama (4-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) gained six first place votes in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll with the win over Georgia (3-1, 3-1).

Waddle caught a 90-yard touchdown pass from Mac Jones to put Alabama ahead 27-24 with four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide would not surrender the lead the rest of the night and scored the final 24 points of the contest.

Waddle was a U.S. Army All-American at Episcopal.

Alabama visits Tennessee (2-2, 2-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS.

 

Moore, Aggies O-Line leash Bulldogs

Dan Moore and the Texas A&M offensive line did what no other team in the Southeastern Conference has done in 2020, keep the Mississippi State defensive front from getting to the quarterback.

The senior left tackle helped the Aggies to a 28-14 road win on Saturday. The win helps A&M (3-1, 3-1) jumped from No. 11 to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll after beating Mississippi State (1-3, 1-3).

The Bulldog defense came into the game with 12 sacks and had not allowed more than 84 yards rushing. The Aggies offensive line did not allow a sack and paved the way for 186 yards and two rushing scores.

A&M running back Isaiah Spiller (Klein Collins) led the way with 114 yards and two rushing scores on 18 carries.

Moore was a three-star prospect out of Beaumont West Brook.

A&M has a bye this week and hosts Arkansas (2-2, 2-2) at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

 

Buechele leads SMU to OT win at Tulane

The level of competition may have been different, but SMU quarterback still excelled under the Friday Night Lights.

Buechele threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns to help the Mustangs to a 37-34 overtime win at Tulane. The win over Tulane (2-3, 0-3 American Athletic Conference) helped SMU (5-0, 2-0) move up one spot in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll to No. 16.

The former Arlington Lamar star completed 23 of 37 passes and helped line up the winning 34-yard field goal by Chris Naggar (Arlington).

The Mustangs started their offensive drive in overtime after Brandon Crowley (Dallas Little Elm) came up with an interception on Tulane’s possession.

Buechele threw for more than 6,000 yards and 73 touchdowns in high school and was a two-time Associated Press Class 6A All-State selection

SMU hosts No. 9 Cincinnati (3-0, 1-0) at 8 p.m. on Saturday on ESPN2.

 

Bean comes in to lead UNT to win

Redshirt sophomore Jason Bean gave the Texas Mean Green offense a boost on Saturday by scoring five total touchdowns in UNT’s 52-35 win over Middle Tennessee.

Bean entered the game in the second quarter and gave the Mean Green offense a dual-threat at quarterback which lead to UNT (2-3, 1-3 Conference USA) scoring 45 points in the final 45 minutes of the game against Middle Tennessee (1-5, 1-3).

The former Mansfield Lake Ridge star completed 12 of 17 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 10 carries for 180 yards and three scores.

Bean ran for a 48-yard touchdown that tied the game at 28 points apiece early in the third quarter. The Mean Green took the lead for good on Bean’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Deonte Simpson (Beaumont West Brook) midway through the third quarter.

In his final two years at Lake Ridge, Bean threw for 4,638 yards and 49 touchdowns while rushing for 1,224 yards and 10 scores.

UNT has a bye week and visits UTEP (3-2, 0-1) at 1 p.m. on Oct. 31.

 

Rice helps SMU down Tulane

Sophomore wide receiver had seven catches for 139 yards and a touchdown to help SMU to a 37-34 overtime win at Tulane on Friday.

The win over Tulane (2-3, 0-3 American Athletic Conference) helped SMU (5-0, 2-0) move up one spot in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll to No. 16.

The former Richland star caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Shane Buechele (Arlington Lamar) in the final three minutes of the first half to put SMU ahead of Tulane 17-14.

Rice helped Richland to an 11-3 record as a junior and was a first-team All-District honoree.

SMU hosts No. 9 Cincinnati (3-0, 1-0) at 8 p.m. on Saturday on ESPN2.

 

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