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Beavers Start on the Right Foot
Season Opener Leaves Bruins Asking What If The first game of the 2014 season for the Bruins would welcome Maryland all the way from the ACC. Maryland, midst controversy as their coach did not travel with the team due to a one week suspension for, reports indicate, wearing a mirror on top of his shoe and hanging out with the cheerleaders. UCLA coming off their worst season under Jim Mora Jr's short reign, hoping to start the season off right, with a win, as they have in both years prior. The new Bruins defense, with Tevin McDonald and a bunch of guys fighting to become relevant, started off fantastic. A trend that would stick throughout the game, they held the Terps to 2 Field Goals in the entire first half. Unfortunately for the defense, the offense didn't bring their lunch box, and constantly put the defense in compromising positions due to turnovers. A sack on Brett Hundley, that forced a fumble would allow for Terp Matt Robinson to pick it up and run it back 56 yards and for a touchdown. At the time, that gave Maryland a 10-3 lead. After a Maryland interception, that started their offensive drive at the 3 yard line, UCLA's defense would step up and force a safety, bringing the game within 5 points, 10-5 Maryland. The following drive had Freshman WR Ryan Carter, all 6'7" of him, score from 5 yards out and give UCLA the lead once again, 12-10. A Terp field goal would close out the first half, odd as it was, and give Maryland the lead at half. In the second half, more picks would result in more frustration. Junior(RS) Brett Hundley looked anything but sharp, giving the Terrapins the ball twice more, both turning into points for that ACC faithful, a touchdown in the third and a field goal in the fourth. Up 23-12, with 4:23 remaining, Maryland would give up a touchdown run for Jason Smith, the crucial 2-point conversion failing, giving UCLA another 5 point deficit to try and erase. With 1:49 remaining, Maryland would seal the victory after A. Hendy would pick off Brett Hundley, Maryland's 6th interception on the day, leaving the Bruins short of a comeback. "Our offensive line has got to play better. Hundley made some poor decisions, but without time to make his reads, he's not going to make any correct decisions," spoke Jim More Jr in the post-game press conference. Final Score : Maryland 23 - 18 UCLA Player of the Game : Maryland SS Matt Robinson - 7 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, 1 Fumble Recovery, 1 Defensive TD
'Noles Start Strong Dominate Alabama 31-10 in Tuscaloosa After falling behind 7-0 and giving the Tide the ball back on a pick, things looked bleak for Florida State. That's when the offensive line for the 'Noles took over. James Wilder bruised his way for 144 yards and two TDs and Devonta Freeman pitched in with 89 more. Jameis Winston was erratic at best, but was able to convert two long plays on 3rd down to Kelvin Benjamin. Will Tye, the new TE caught 5 balls and was responsible for moving the chains when needed. The Bama crowd was dead silent all 2nd half as the Seminoles moved the ball on the ground at will and took the emotions completely out of the Alabama defenders.
Miami slips out of Utah with the Victory, remains The True "U"
#22 Miami 35
#17 Utah 30
These two squads faced off in very good early season test for both programs. Utah was at home and grabbed the momentum early with a 10-0 lead late in the 1st. Miami would respond with about a minute left in the quarter with a 64 yard TD pass between Ryan Williams and TE Clive Walford. He did a good job of making some guys miss to get the score. The 2nd quarter was nearly all Utah but Miami did a great job of keeping them out of the endzone, and Tracy Howard took an interception midway through the quarter back for 91 yards and a TD. AT halftime it was 14-10 Miami and the Utes Coach was furious at his team, there were so many expletives in the halftime interview as he left the field that ABC couldn't air it.
In the 2nd half Miami found the endzone again on a flag route that floated right into Rashawns Scotts hands from 22 yards out as the defender got burnt. Utah would respond 3 minutes later with as score of its own as they scored on a 26 yard strike. Miami returned the favor with an 87 yard TD pass down the seam where Malcolm Lewis simply beat his defender 1 on 1 for the score.
Utah was from from done though. They would score twice in the 4th to take the lead down the stretch, but with about 3 minutes left Miami scored one more time to take the final lead of the day. Utah was driving trying to score again and grab the victory but Thomas Finnie forced a fumble, Miami recovered and that was that.
Miami got the hard fought win thanks to turnovers and a few timely plays. GG Baron
Tough loss man, Matt Robinson was BALLLINNNN
Norman, OK: In what had to have been the most bizarre game in NCAA history, the Oklahoma Sooners defeated Washington Saturday 31-28 in a game that saw each team score 14 of their points in the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter. "It was a weird game from start to finish. We open the game with 3 fumbles in our first 4 possessions and then each team goes on scoring rampages late in the fourth. I couldn't believe it," said Washington Head Coach Steve Sarkisian. The weirdest thing of all in the game? Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard took an onside kick back for a touchdown. A rare feat in the cluster known as the onside kick. "I just saw guys dive on it in front of me and it squirted right to me. I scooped and scored like they teach the defense," Shepard said. Washington starts the season with a tough loss and now moves on to the conference opener against Stanford, a team that beat them last year. "Revenge? No. That was last year. Each team has new starters, we're going to get after it and try to open the conference schedule off right," Sark said when asked about the revenge factor of next week's game.
In the words of Charles Barkley, "That's turrible."
Trojans get revenge, win opener!
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