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Tar Heels Stun Athens in GOTW, Upset #8 Georgia 31-19 Georgia Coach Mark Richt was less than thrilled with the officiating Thursday night Thursday night, the #8 Bulldogs hosted the #11 Tar Heels in the Thursday night Game of the Week. Both teams finished the regular season last year ranked in the top 3, and returned a wealth of talent. Needless to say, all of the nation tuned in to see the big showdown between these two ascending programs. HB Keith Marshall ran all over the UNC defense on the opening drive, but a big sack by DT Shawn Underwood forced the Dogs to settle for a FG. After that, the Heels took control. As the UNC offense stepped onto the field, led by superstar RB Giovanni Bernard, there was a palpable hue of anticipation. The Heels were ecstatic to get Gio back, as he missed almost all of last season with broken ribs. The Heels gave the back 4 straight carries to open the game, and he exploded for a quick 52 yards. Unfortunately, on the 5th run, Gio sustained a head injury and left the game. In what's been a frustrating 2 seasons for the Jr., it will be interesting to see if he can bounce back and stay healthy. RB Giovanni Bernard just can't seem to stay healthy for the Heels After Gio went down, a couple big players stepped up: some expected, some unexpected. On offense, Renner started lighting up the Dawgs defense. The first to answer the call was Jr WR TJ Thorpe. Thorpe is thrust into the spotlight after a very solid sophomore campaign, as the two starting WRs for the Heels (Highsmith and Boyd) graduated. Boyd really stepped up, snagging 9 passes for 140 yards and a score. He also took an option pitch for 26 yards. The other, less likely hero for the Heels, was Freshman WR Steve Dunlap. Dunlap got a lot of press last year as the Heels signed him out of Florida over the favored Seminoles of Florida State. An athlete that can play anywhere, the Heels have used him at WR, where despite mediocre speed, Dunlap shows brilliant route running and jumping ability. Dunlap finished the game with 4 catches and a TD, including one highlight reel 42 yard leaping grab. No doubt this Freshman will be in the running for Freshman All American. Defensively, the safety play of Tre Boston and Jeff Schoemetter was huge. Boston had severeal key tackles and pass deflections, while Schoemetter had a very nice interception. DE Tim Jackson and DT Ethan Farmer had big sacks for the Heels, and CB Jabari Price had an interception as well. Renner finished the game an impressive 21-30 for 297 yards 3 TDs and 0 INTs. He did fumble twice, one on an option that was returned for a TD. Renner also added 49 yards on the ground, en route to earning the game ball. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS, WATCH IN HD!
Florida Sate Survives in Tallahassee
Colorado brings the wood, but cannot finish in Double OT
FSU - 38
COL - 31
Tallahassee, FL - THe #1 ranked Seminoles came into this season with a lot of hype and this game was expected to be a cake walk. However, early on in the 1st quarter, Colorado looked like they would run away with this one. Two fumbled punt returns by the Noles led to a Colorado 14-0 lead. Jameis Winston led the Noles down quickly on the next drive and got it to 14-7 but on the very next Colorado possession their running back busted one up the gut, broke no fewer than 11 tackled and ran for a score. Again, on the very next drive, Jameis Winston led the team to a score and we had a 21-14 Colorado lead at the half.
Both teams traded punts in the 3rd quarter and we went to the 4th with the same score. In the fourth punts kept being dished out until Winston AGAIN led the team on a nice drive to tie the score at 21. Needless to say, Colorado marched down the field and took a 28-21 lead with 2 minutes remaining in the game. With 1:09 left, Jameis Winston once more took the bull by the horns and led the Seminoles down to score with 30 seconds left.
In the first OT Florida State made a huge goal line stand and held the Buffs to a FG. Getting FG of their own on the next possession we headed for OT #2. In that overtime, Devonta Harris and James Wilder led the Noles to a 1st and goal at the 1 and James Winston punched it in for his 5th TD of the day. On the next Colorado play, they fumbled and the Seminoles recovered for the win.
Jameis Winston threw for 260 yards, 4 TDS and 3 picks
Wilder and Devonta accounted for 175 rushing yards
Colorado's RB ran for 240 yards!!!
sorry i dont have pics, it wouldnt let me save any highlights.
Bruins cruise over San Jose State, Hundley effecient The UCLA Bruins began their season in Week 2 hosting the San Jose State Spartans, a possible trap game as UCLA is knocking off the cobwebs in what seemed like a long offseason. Offensively, the Bruins were on point. Hundley would connect on all of his first 12 passes, his first incompletion coming midway through the second quarter. Along with his 231 yards passing, he ran for 76 yards on the ground including a 70 yard run for their second touchdown of the day, and second of the first quarter. Shaquelle Evans, Jerry Rice Jr and Rickey Marvray all looked in midseason form, nabbing nearly everything that was within reach, the first two respectively getting rest in the second half along with the first team offense. Defensively, first time starter SR(RS) Iuta Tepa would put his name in season sack leaders rather quickly, with 5 tackles and 5 sacks on the game. While there wasn't any forced turnovers for the Bruins defense, they held the Spartans to 244 yards all game, and 2 for 11 on third down conversions. ROLB Jordan Zumwalt, the heart of this 3-4 Bruin attack, only had one tackle the entire game, leaving many Bruins fans slightly concerned as he nearly led the country last season in tackles. The second half only included one score, a field goal by the Bruins, as the second team offense took the field and while not struggling, took their time to drive into San Jose State territory. TJ Millweard, FR(RS) backup QB went 5 for 7, 43 yards and was sacked 3 times in his short lived time on the field. Richard Townsend, WR, True Freshman, showed remarkable promise as he nabbed all 3 of his targets for 73 yards, and despite only given one chance at a return, made the most of it for 30+ yards. Townsend slips into the #4 position on the depth chart, and with the heavy 4 WR sets in the Bruin Air Raid, his contribution if he stays healthy could be the difference between a win and a loss down the road. Final Score : SJSU 7 - 31 UCLA Player of the Game :UCLA QB Brett Hundley - 14/21 for 231 yards, 1 Touchdown, 0 INT; 5 rushes for 76 yards and 2 Rushing Touchdowns Highlights : Shaquelle Evans WR #1 23 yard TD from Brett Hundley QB #17 (Ka'imi Fairbairn K #13 kick)
Brett Hundley QB #17 70 yard TD (Ka'imi Fairbairn K #13 kick)
USC defense strong in opener against NCST
Player of the game: QB #6 Cody Kessler 6/6 119 yards 2 TDs SteamboatReb GG man
Ducks open strong against Cardinal
Oregon 38Stanford 14
Coming off of a disappointing season the Oregon Ducks looked to make a statement in the season opener against PAC 12 foe Stanford , and in week 2 they did just that. Early on the Cardinal had their ground game working , and hit on some play action to go up 14-0 in the second quarter. After an inspired speech along the sideline the Ducks rallied to score 38 unanswered points as this one was all but over at the half.
Not all was well for Oregon as star HB De'Anthony Thomas was lost for 5 weeks with a serious injury.
Oregon 415 yards total offense
Stanford 161 yards total offense
Bennett 17-22 286yards 4 TD
Nottingham 11-22 129yards 1 TD
Bassett 57 yards 1 TD
Wilkerson 73 yards 1 TD
Player of the Game
De'Anthony Thomas 218 total yards 2 TDs
Miami avoids upset in Corvalis!
Oregon St 24
Miami traveled all the way across the country to open up the season against the Beavers of Oregon State. This game looked like it would be a romp for the Hurricanes on paper, but it proved to be anything but. Oregon State's defense really dominated the Miami offense for much of the game, their inability to run the ball really was exposed , on the opposite side of the ball the Oregon QB was moving the ball virtually at will and it looked like Oregon state could have very well come away with the victory. There was one thing Miami had that Oregon St didnt... Speed.. That proved to be the difference of the game as nearly all of Miami's scores either came from big plays or were set up by big plays. On the defensive side of the ball Miami forced three interceptions and that may be just what saved their butts that day. sawemoff your squad really earned my respect and you played a hell of a game, you probably should have one. I cant wait to host you down in Miami next season and see if we can put together another classic.
Indeed man a classic will happen in Miami!
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