College Football as Futbol: Group H World Cup Results (Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina, UCLA)

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina and UCLA. Four programs enter, only two emerge victorious.

If Group G was the most wide open of the eight groups, Group H is arguably the most underwhelming. Missouri is the seeded team in the group; joined by Iowa, North Carolina and UCLA. Let's see which two programs will join the other 14 in the knockout round.

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 - Oregon (winner), Baylor (runner up)
Group G - Georgia (winner), Ohio State (runner up)

Group H

Missouri 41, Iowa 28

Final - Group H 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Missouri Tigers 7 17 7 10 41
2013 Iowa Hawkeyes 7 0 7 14 28

Missouri opens up Group H play with a convincing 41-28 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tigers RB Henry Josey has a big day on the ground, rushing for 251 yards and a pair of scores on just 17 attempts (including a long of 83 yards). Iowa QB Jake Rudock acquits himself well though, throwing for nearly 400 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair of 40+ yard strikes in the fourth quarter to make things a bit more interesting.

However, it's Missouri that earns the three points and a +13 point difference in the opening round of Group H.

UCLA 40, North Carolina 24

Final - Group H 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 North Carolina Tar Heels 10 14 0 0 24
2013 UCLA Bruins 7 13 10 10 40

North Carolina takes a 24-20 lead to the locker room, but can't find the scoring sheet again as UCLA cruises to a 40-24 victory over the Tar Heels. UCLA QB Brett Hundley throws for 241 yards and a touchdown, while kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn connects on four field goals from 32, 35, 30 and 38. Bryn Renner throws for 311 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a losing effort.

Missouri 21, North Carolina 20

Final - Group H 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Missouri Tigers 7 0 0 14 21
2013 North Carolina Tar Heels 7 10 0 3 20

Another game, another poor second half for North Carolina, as the Tar Heels allowed Missouri to turn a 17-7 halftime deficit into a 21-20 victory. The Tigers scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winning score with just 22 seconds remaining in the game. Missouri QB James Franklin throws for a touchdown and runs one in to pace the Tigers.

North Carolina, meanwhile, has been in both games but has no points to show for themselves through the first two games. The Heels would be eliminated with a UCLA win in the next game.

UCLA 30, Iowa 16

Final - Group H 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Iowa Hawkeyes 3 3 3 7 16
2013 UCLA Bruins 7 14 0 9 28

UCLA clinches a spot in the round of 16 with a 28-16 victory over Iowa. The Bruins jumped out to a 21-6 halftime lead and coasted from there as kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn adds another three fields goals (36, 30 and 35) in the fourth quarter. UCLA RB Jordan James finished with a game-high 136 yards and a TD on 21 carries, while Brett Hundley throws for 193 yards and a TD of his own on 12-of-24 passing.

UCLA and Missouri both enter the final round of games having advanced to the round of 16 with the head-to-head matchup determining which team wins the group. The winner will draw the Group G runner-up, Ohio State, while second place draws Georgia.

Missouri 26, UCLA 23

Final - Group H 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Missouri Tigers 10 7 3 6 26
2013 UCLA Bruins 7 5 3 8 23

In a game that would decide the eventual Group H winner, Missouri ekes out a 26-23 victory over UCLA to win Group H. A 20-yard Andrew Baggett field goal breaks a 23-23 tie with just 1:14 left in the game to propel the Tigers to victory. Missouri QB James Franklin throws for 321 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24-of-36 passing, while Hundley throws for 222, 1 TD and an INT on 14-of-24 passing.

Missouri finishes group play a perfect 3-0-0 to win the group. UCLA will finish second with 6 points.

Iowa 40, North Carolina 27

Final - Group H 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Iowa Hawkeyes 3 28 6 3 40
2013 North Carolina Tar Heels 7 3 7 10 27

A 28-point, 4 rushing touchdown outburst in the second quarter gives Iowa a 40-27 victory over North Carolina in a game that's really for nothing more than bragging rights. Both teams went into the final game of the World Cup having already been eliminated from knockout round contention. Even though the Hawkeyes only managed a combined 212 yards on the ground, three different players found the end zone (Jordan Canzeri x2, Mark Weisman and Damon Bullock).

While competitive, North Carolina heads home having gone winless in Group G play.

Final Group Standings

Team G W T L Pts PD PF PA
Missouri Tigers 3 3 0 0 9 17 88 71
UCLA Bruins 3 2 0 1 6 27 93 66
Iowa Hawkeyes 3 1 0 2 3 -14 84 98
North Carolina Tar Heels 3 0 0 3 0 -30 71 101

Group H Winner: It's a clean sweep for Mizzou, which advances with nine points and a +17.

Group H Runner-Up: UCLA finishes in second with 6 points. Iowa and North Carolina head home.

The knockout round of the tournament is set, and it's a good one. Here are the matchups:

(A1) Florida State Seminoles vs. (B2) Arizona State Sun Devils
(C1) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. (D2) Texas Longhorns
(E1) Stanford Cardinal vs. (F2) Baylor Bears
(G1) Georgia Bulldogs vs. (H2) UCLA Bruins

(B1) LSU Tigers vs. (A2) Clemson Tigers
(D1) Wisconsin Badgers vs. (C2) Washington Huskies
(F1) Oregon Ducks vs. (E2) Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(H1) Missouri Tigers vs. (G2) Ohio State Buckeyes

By conference: Pac-12 5, SEC 4, ACC 2, Big Ten 2, Big 12 2, Independent 1

How could they put BAMA and Florida State on the same side of the bracket, PAWWWLLLLL.

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