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Good morning, Stark Vegas: Football crushes Arkansas, UCF wins big

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Football gave a good send-off to the seniors with a huge win over Arkansas.

Keith Warren - Clarion Ledger

Good morning, Stark Vegas! It’s a great Sunday morning to get ready for some NFL football. A Saturday that consisted of State mauling Arkansas, the Citadel hanging with Alabama and Ohio State nearly losing to Maryland is just another chapter in the 2018-19 season. The best part? Next weekend is going to be huge.

Football dominates Arkansas 52-6

Nick Fitzgerald had five touchdowns, four of which came through the air, and Aeris Williams had 104 yards on the ground in State’s 46-point win over Arkansas. It wasn’t supposed to be close, but the Razorbacks did keep it to 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. Then, things got messy. Next week is the big one for MSU, as they travel to that school to play the Egg Bowl.

Volleyball takes on Texas A&M

The Volleydawgs are... not good. They’re 5-23 (1-14 SEC) and have won one set in seven matches. That’s one set out of 22. Take that however you want, but first serve is at 1 p.m.

WBB plays Coppin State

After a 51-point win over Lamar, women’s basketball will host Coppin State. The Eagles are 0-3, but have faced No. 25 West Virginia and No. 9 Maryland. The Lady Bulldogs shouldn’t have any trouble and should roll to 4-0.

Nick Weatherspoon to play tomorrow

In a tweet sent out Friday, Weatherspoon calmed fans down by saying he’ll return for Monday’s game against Arizona State.

Glad he’s okay.

Let’s break into some national headlines.

Furman upsets Villanova 76-68 (OT)

This might have made sense if it was football, but no — this is basketball. The Paladins of Furman handed the defending national champions its second consecutive loss, and both losses look terrible. Villanova head coach Jay Wright has a lot of work to do.

The Citadel was tied with Alabama at halftime

... Then things got bad. But for a few minutes, the entire country had hope and imagined what it would be like if the FCS Bulldogs took down the mighty Crimson Tide. Oh well, Bama won 50-17.

UCF shines on the big stage

This hurts to write as a Cincinnati fan, but UCF got its chance on the national stage and took it. A convincing 38-13 win over the Bearcats isn’t the top-10 win that would vault them up the rankings, but it was dominating enough to turn some heads. We’ll see what the committee thinks come Tuesday.

Some other quick stories: Oklahoma State upset West Virginia, Maryland nearly beat Ohio State but blew it in OT and Texas just needs to win its final game to make it to the Big 12 Championship. The team they play? Kansas.

Enjoy some NFL football today. Have a good day and Hail State!