In case you missed it: September 21

BY foxsports • September 22, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top sports stories from FOX Sports Florida from Saturday, September 21:

* Andrew Astleford takes a look at how Saturday’s action impacted the American League wild-card chase. Read More

* The past two victories against the Orioles may have turned the tide for the Rays, who look a lot better than they did when they were slumping along the West Coast but a week ago. Read More

* The Rays made quick work of the Orioles on Saturday -- no 18-inning affair this time around -- behind the pitching of Alex Cobb and a three-run home run from Desmond Jennings to maintain their tight lead in the American League wild-card race. Read More

* The Rays made a handful of roster moves -- including sending a pitching prospect to the White Sox for a player to be named later -- as they gear up for the final week of the season. Read More

* Maybe it wasn’t as pretty as the past two victories, but Florida State won in a route again, this time at home against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Read More

* Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6: The Seminoles have a powerful -- and deep -- rushing attack that was able to put on a display Saturday and make up for a pedestrian day by the receiving corps. Read More

* Tyler Murphy looked, sounded and played like he belonged, as the backup quarterback stepped in for the injured Jeff Driskel and helped the Gators take down the visiting Volunteers. Read More

* Even without Jeff Driskel, Florida was able to run its streak of wins over Tennessee to nine straight, putting yet another stake in this supposed rivalry. Read More
 
* Left winger Jonathan Drouin scored the only goal of the shootout as the Lightning edged the Panthers at home in a preseason intrastate battle. Read More
 
* In a surprise to absolutely no one, the Marlins-Nationals game scheduled for Saturday -- the start of which had been delayed more than three hours because of rain -- was postponed and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. Read More

* An injury to starting quarterback Stephen Morris gave the University of Miami a scare, but they were able to overcome that to put on an offensive display Saturday. Read More
 
* The Hurricanes set a school record -- and covered the 60-point spread -- when they routed visiting Savannah State 77-7. Read More

* With their backfield set, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back Peyton Hillis and promoted tight end Danny Noble from the practice squad in advance of Sunday’s game. Read More

* Florida Atlantic capped off a rally by scoring with three seconds remaining in regulation, but they couldn’t get it done in overtime, falling at home to Middle Tennessee State. Read More

* The Jaguars promoted wide receiver Jeremy Ebert off their practice squad and waived offensive guard Jacques McClendon. Read More

* No. 19 Florida has suspended freshman receiver Demarcus Robinson for violating team rules. Read More

* Kenny Guiton again starred in place of the injured Braxton Miller, setting a school record with six touchdown passes -- all in the first half -- to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 76-0 victory against Florida A&M on Saturday. Read More

* Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and Louisville's defense allowed a school-record 30 yards, helping the seventh-ranked Cardinals blow out Florida International 72-0 on Saturday. Read More

* The six-hour, 54-minute marathon between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Friday produced some major league history. Read More

* Things got a little weird for the Tampa Bay Rays early Saturday morning. As if being locked in an extended struggle at Tropicana Field with the Baltimore Orioles wasn't enough, a few curious characters stopped by their dugout to make their 5-4 victory in the 18-inning marathon even zanier. Read More



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