The Florida State Seminoles' worst case scenario became true on Sunday afternoon when they found out that quarterback Deondre Francois will miss the remainder of the season due to a patellar tendon injury. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 24-7 loss to Alabama, as he was hit from behind by Crimson Tide safety Ronnie Harrison. Francois was then down on the field for minutes after the play, before being carried off the field and did not return. He was seen after the game with a heavy brace on the leg, but gave reporters a thumbs up when asked how he was feeling. That was obviously before he found out the unfortunate news, as freshman James Blackman looks to be the Seminoles' new starter. Francois struggled in the season opener, finishing 19-of-33 for 210 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Despite that, he was expected to do great things after totaling 3,350 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and seven interceptions just a season ago. The Seminoles began the season ranked third in the country, but will definitely drop a little bit following this loss, along with Saturday's, heading in to their Week 2 home matchup with Louisiana-Monroe.
UCLA Stuns Texas A&M With Historic Comeback
The UCLA Bruins looked about all but done in their season opener on Sunday night, but their message from head coach Jim Mora was simply "don't look at the scoreboard." Whatever it was specifically, it worked, as the Bruins rallied from a 34-point, third quarter deficit to stun the Texas A&M Aggies with a 45-44 victory. Josh Rosen's 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Lasley with 43 seconds remaining was the game-winner, as UCLA officially completed the second-largest comeback in FBS history, and the largest since 2006. Rosen finished with 491 passing yards and four touchdown passes, all of which came in the second half. Jalen Starks and Soso Jamabo added touchdown runs, as the Bruins overcame a deficit of at least 20 points for the first time since the 2005 Sun Bowl against Northwestern. Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond was stopped short of a first down run with 20 seconds left to make the comeback official. Trayveon Williams ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns, while Keith Ford added 114 yards rushing and three touchdowns to help the SEC team build the big lead. It was a heartbreaking defeat for the Aggies, who are coming off a tough season, as head coach Kevin Sumlin's hot seat continues to get hotter.
Indians, Diamondbacks Complete Sweeps, Extend Streaks
The Cleveland Indians look completely unstoppable and on a quest to return to the World Series for a second straight year, as their win streak looks never-ending at this point. Jose Ramirez went deep twice, and became the 13th player with five extra-base hits in a game, as the Indians crushed the Detroit Tigers, 11-1. The win was the Tribe's 11th straight overall, as they completed a four-game sweep that saw them outscore Detroit, 29-5. Ramirez has come on big time this season, including in June when he became the first player with 14 extra-base hits in a seven-game span, but did deal with an 0-for-17 slump after that. He added three doubles in Sunday's victory, as he overcomes a tough month of August that saw him bat just .235. The Indians bring their win streak to the Windy City for a Labor Day mathchup with the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks look well on their way to hosting the NL Wild Card Game to begin the postseason. They extended their Wild Card lead to 6.5 games over the Colorado Rockies with a 5-1 win at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon. The victory was their 10th straight, completing a four-game sweep of their NL West Division rivals, who now hold just a half-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the second Wild Card spot. Zack Godley led the way on the mound for the D-backs with six sharp innings in his seventh win of the season. He was backed up by home runs off the bats of Ketel Marte and Brandon Drury, as Arizona has their longest win streak since winning 12 in a row in 2003. They will face the best team in baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, but they have struggled and are coming off a tough series loss to the lowly San Diego Padres.