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College Football as Futbol: Group C World Cup Results (Alabama, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Washington)

Alabama, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Washington. Four programs enter, only two emerge victorious.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

We are up to Group C in our college football as futbol World Cup simulation. Florida State and Clemson have emerged out of Group A, while LSU and Arizona State advance from Group B. Who will emerge victorious in Group C, other than Bama, prolly.

Group C

Nebraska 45, Alabama 30

Final - Group C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Alabama Crimson Tide 6 14 0 10 30
2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers 7 7 17 14 45

Nebraska scores 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to erase a 6-point halftime deficit to shock Alabama, 45-30, to open Group C play. Cornhusker RB Ameer Abdullah runs wild on the usually stout Crimson Tide run D, finishing with 235 yards and three scores on 28 carries. A.J. McCarron throws for over 300 yards and a touchdown on just 18-of-33 passing, but throws a costly interception early in the fourth quarter that turns into seven more points for Nebraska.

The seeded Crimson Tide falls into an early hole in Group C play while Nebraska picks up a critical three points.

Washington 42, Virginia Tech 17

Final - Group C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Virginia Tech Hokies 7 7 3 0 17
2013 Washington Huskies 0 21 14 7 42

Washington falls behind 7-0 early in the first quarter, but responds with three second quarter touchdowns to cruise past the Virginia Tech Hokies, 42-17. Washington senior RB Bishop Sankey rushes for 171 yards and 4 touchdowns on 28 carries in the victory. Erratic Logan Thomas couldn't muster much of anything either through the air or on the group. Thomas completes just 15-of-29 passes, 207 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while rushing for 6 yards on 24 carries in the losing effort.

Alabama 33, Virginia Tech 7

Final - Group C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Virginia Tech Hokies 7 0 0 0 7
2013 Alabama Crimson Tide 14 13 0 6 33

Alabama bounces back from its opening round loss to wax Virginia Tech, 33-7. In the first quarter, the Tide open the scoring with a 37-yard punt return for a touchdown. Virginia Tech quickly responds with a touchdown of their own on the legs of Trey Edmunds. But that's all the scoring the Hokies can muster. Alabama proceeds to rattle off the next 26 points, including four FGs from Cade Foster (24, 45, 27, 23).

Alabama picks up three points while Virginia Tech is all but eliminated from the World Cup.

Washington 23, Nebraska 17

Final - Group C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers 10 7 0 0 17
2013 Washington Huskies 0 7 6 10 23

Washington once again finds itself in a first half hole ... and once again uses a strong second half performance to put away an opponent. This time it's 16 unanswered second-half points to put away the Cornhuskers, 23-17. Travis Coons connects on field goals of 26, 37 and 46 in the victory. Sankey rushes for an un-Sankey-like 112 yards on 28 carries. It's Washington QB Keith Price that steals the show, throwing for 266 yards, 2 touchdowns and an INT on 21-of-33 passing.

Washington moves to 2-0 in group play while Alabama and Nebraska are both stuck on 3 points entering the final group play matches.

Alabama 31, Washington 13

Final - Group C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Alabama Crimson Tide 0 14 3 14 31
2013 Washington Huskies 3 0 0 10 13

Likely needing a win to move on, the Tide make quick work of the Huskies, coasting to a 31-13 victory. Washington can only muster all of three points through three quarters and if not for a late fourth-quarter TD, would have been kept out of the end zone the entire game. A.J. McCarron throws for 227 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-32 passing, while RB T.J. Yeldon adds 128 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the victory.

Virginia Tech 23, Nebraska 23

Final - Group C 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers 0 0 7 16 23
2013 Virginia Tech Hokies 7 6 10 0 23

Virginia Tech stifles the Nebraska offense for three quarters, but a frantic 23-0 second-half comeback from the Huskers forces the tie with the Hokies. With 5:54 left in the third quarter, the Hokies led 23-0. But a NU touchdown with 0:44 left in the third quarter put the Huskers on the board. Nebraska would get 16 fourth-quarter points from Ameer Abdullah (6-yard run), Pat Smith (21 yard field goal) and Jamal Turner (13 yard reception).

However, with Alabama's victory, Bama and Washington advance out of the group with 6 points, while Nebraska, despite an opening round upset of the Tide, will be going home.

Final Group Standings

Team G W T L Pts PD PF PA
Alabama Crimson Tide 3 2 0 1 6 29 94 65
Washington Huskies 3 2 0 1 6 13 78 65
Nebraska Cornhuskers 3 1 1 1 4 9 85 76
Virginia Tech Hokies 3 0 1 2 1 -51 47 98

Group C Winner: BAMA, with 6 points and a +29 point differential, ekes out Washington. After the champs of the first groups broke the 100-point mark, no team manages to eclipse the century mark in Group C.

Group C Runner-Up: Washington also finishes with 6 points and takes second with a +13 point differential.