College Football as Futbol: Group F World Cup Results (Baylor, Vanderbilt, Miami, Oregon)

Ronald Martinez

Baylor, Vanderbilt, Miami and Oregon. Four programs enter, only two emerge victorious.

Group F features two of the nation's most electrifying offenses -- Baylor and Oregon -- an ACC program that fell apart in the second half of the year (Miami) and a sneaky good, nine-win Vanderbilt team out of the SEC. Four programs enter, only two will emerge victorious.

Here are the winners from the first five groups:

Group A - Florida State (winner), Clemson (runner up)
Group B - LSU (winner), Arizona State (runner up)
Group C - Alabama (winner), Washington (runner up)
Group D - Wisconsin (winner), Texas (runner up)
Group E - Stanford (winner), Notre Dame (runner up)

Group F

Baylor 29, Vanderbilt 26

Final - Group F 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Baylor Bears 14 7 0 8 29
2013 Vanderbilt Commodores 7 10 2 7 26

The seeded Baylor Bears need a late touchdown and two-point conversion to topple the Vanderbilt Commodores, 29-26, to open Group F play. Vandy RB Shock Linwood's 4-yard touchdown run with 3:55 left proves to be the difference. Baylor QB Bryce Petty throws for an un-Bryce Petty-like 205 yards on 15-of-22 passing, while Vanderbilt's Austyn Carta-Samuels throws for over 300 (319) a touchdown and an INT in the loss.

Oregon 52, Miami 17

Final - Group F 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 10 7 0 0 17
2013 Oregon Ducks 14 14 7 17 52

Oregon breaks Miami. The Ducks rolled up 52 points and 615 total yards of offense in a 52-17 trouncing of the Hurricanes. The game was close for a half (28-17 UO) before the Ducks scored 24 unanswered second half points to pull away from Miami. Oregon RB Byron Marshall rushes for 201 yards and 4 touchdowns on 22 carries in the victory.

Oregon takes a commanding lead atop the group with three points and a +35 point differential.

Miami 42, Baylor 35

Final - Group F 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 7 7 7 21 42
2013 Baylor Bears 14 14 7 0 35

Only a quarter away from almost certain elimination, the Miami Hurricanes score three fourth quarter touchdowns to erase a seven point deficit and shock Art Briles' Baylor Bears. All three fourth quarter touchdowns come off the legs of a healthy Duke Johnson, who hits paydirt from 1, 18 and 22 yards out. The game-winning touchdown is scored with just 3 seconds remaining in the game.

The Hurricanes are able to weather three arm-punts from QB Stephen Morris, who finished the day 25-of-42, 356 yards a TD and 3 INTs. Baylor QB Bryce Petty throws for 346 yards and 3 TDs but it's not enough as Miami scores the game's final 28 points.

Oregon 56, Vanderbilt 17

Final - Group F 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Vanderbilt Commodores 3 7 7 0 17
2013 Oregon Ducks 7 21 21 7 56

Another game, another 50+ point outburst from Oregon who is proving to be the class of Group F. The Ducks make quick work of the Commodores, scoring six touchdowns in the second and third quarters to blow out Vandy. Somehow, despite rolling up nearly 600 yards of offense, the Ducks finish without a 100+ yard rusher or a 100+ yard receiver. QB Marcus Mariota lead all rushers with 98 yards and a TD on 14 carries, while Josh Huff catches four balls for a team-high 75 yards. Mariota's final passing stat line: 17-of-26, 303 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs.

Oregon is all but assured a trip to the knockout round while Vandy is likely heading home.

Miami 52, Vanderbilt 27

Final - Group F 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Vanderbilt Commodores 14 3 7 3 27
2013 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 21 10 14 7 52

Vanderbilt's World Cup trip is a short one following a 52-27 loss to Miami, its third loss of the tournament. Miami QB Stephen Morris throws for 384 yards, 4 TDs and an INT, while RB Duke Johnson rushes for 136 yards and 3 more TDs in the victory. With the blowout victory, Miami will likely advance to the knockout round as they'd own the point differential tiebreaker over Baylor.

Baylor 31, Oregon 26

Final - Group F 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Baylor Bears 7 7 3 14 31
2013 Oregon Ducks 3 10 7 6 26

Baylor, needing a win and to pull even with Miami and Oregon atop the group, takes down the Oregon Ducks with a 31-26 victory in the final game of Group F. The Bears led 31-20 late in the fourth quarter until the Ducks scored a TD on an 11-yard Josh Huff catch to pull UO within 5 (2-point conversion unsuccessful). Oregon, Baylor and Miami all finish with 6 points, with the top two in point differential advancing out of the group.

Final Group Standings

Team G W T L Pts PD PF PA
Oregon Ducks 3 2 0 1 6 69 134 65
Baylor Bears 3 2 0 1 6 1 95 94
Miami-Florida Hurricanes 3 2 0 1 6 -3 111 114
Vanderbilt Commodores 3 0 0 3 0 -67 70 137

Group F Winner: Based on the strength of a pair of blowout, 50+ point victories, Oregon tops the group with 6 points and a +69 point differential.

Group F Runner-Up: In the closest final group standings yet, and despite a head-to-head loss to Miami, it's Baylor that earns the second ticket out of Group F. Baylor's high potent offense manages to score 16 points less than Miami in group play, but advances with a +1 point differential. Miami goes home early with a point differential of -3 and has a blowout 52-17 loss to Oregon to thank for its early-tournament exit.

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