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Escaping The UpsetThe Wolverines prevail at home against unranked Connecticut 26-24. True freshman, Darrius Jackson returns his 1st ever pick six. The #7 Michigan Wolverines came into this game off an emotional high victory against Clemson in the previous week. It wasn't that we didn't get up for this game or play poorly. It was our inability to close the game out and play defense near the end. We have to start conditioning better because in the later part of the game, guys started slouching over with their hands on their knees breathing heavily. It also didn't help that our #2 corner back Blake Countess is out for 3 weeks. Add to that, the newly substituted starter. True freshman Ashton Tatum who had an abdominal tear in this game which put him out for 3 weeks. We have our biggest game of the season next week and minus those two hurts. Justice Hayes, our main threat is out for 2 weeks with the same injury Tatum suffered. Our defense was dominated by the Huskies and our team was outscored 14-3 in the 4th quarter. Luckily, we had built a lead otherwise we would be talking a second loss to a team that shouldn't have had any business holding our jockstraps. Devin Gardner went 15-26 for 215 and 1 TD with no interceptions. His 2nd straight game without any mistakes has been a huge plus. Thomas Rawls continues to impress and run hard. He carried 17 times for 87 yards. Jonathan Keizer demolishes the secondary yet again, this time 5 receptions for 122 yards but 0 TDs. Freshman TE Jon Parsons grabs 4 receptions for 43 yards and Jeremy Gallon is shut down to just 10 yards receiving on 2 catches. However, one of those was hauled in for a TD.
Defensively, MLB Mike Jones tore it up today with 11 solo tackles and 4 TFL with a beautiful interception. Desmond Morgan played great as well with 9 solo tackles, 11 total and 1 TFL. Darrius Jackson had 5 solos with an interception he took to the house. Courtney Avery snagged the other interception thrown by UCONN.
SUDDEN HEROESBackups Lead Vols To OT Victory, 40-37 Backups Rajon Neal and Justin Worley shine after replaceing injured starters. After some disappointing offensive performances, the Vols rolled up 501 yards of offense against a stout Oregon Defense. After their loss Florida, Tennessee recommitted itself to the ground game and it definitely showed in both rushes and time of possession. Tennessee rushed 45 times for 248 yards to control the clock for almost 22 of the 28 gametime minutes. The one downside was the loss of Marlin Lane. The JR and 2 year starter went down for 8 weeks with broken ribs. Rajon Neal stepped up immediately taking his first carry 74 yards for a TD. He closed the game as well after taking the handoff on Tennessee's first offensive play of overtime for a TD. Backup QB Justin Worley made the most of his playing time after replacing an injured Tyler Bray in the 4th. Worley completed 6-8 passes for 121 yards and twice tied the game with TD passes. One being a beautiful fade to Da'Rick Rogers right on the backline of the endzone. The other a threaded post to Justin Hunter with 9 seconds left, a risky pass afforded to him after getting the Oregon D to just offsides and getting a freebie play. Tyler Bray was efficient before having to leave the game, completing 14 of 18 passes for 132 yards and a TD. His unfortunate struggles with INT's continued as he did account for one. His injuries were minor and will return to the starting line-up next week. The Vol defense was uncharacteristically vulnerable, however, surrendering 31 points in just over 6 minutes. The main culprit was Oregon RB DeAnthony Thomas. The shifty speedster rushed for 123 yards on just 13 carries with a TD and added 68 yards on 2 catches out of the backfield. Tennessee came up with a big 3rd and 15 play in OT holding Oregon to a 14 yard gain and forcing a FG. Tennessee (2-2, 1-1) returns to Neyland Stadium next week to face the Idaho Vandals.
Tigers Roar! Clemson walks off with a 42-7 victory over North Carolina
DEATH VALLEY- The Clemson Tigers, fresh off a close loss to the defending National Champion Michigan Wolverines, took out their frustration on The Tar Heels of North Carolina. North Carolina would score on their first play from scrimmage as UNC's QB would hit the HB with a screen play and the talented runner would do the rest. He would break a couple of would be tacklers and sprint to the endzone to give The Tar Heels and early 7-0 lead. "They scored so fast, many people were still finding their seat and The Tigers were already down by 7". - Coach BG
After a censoring session from the head coach to his defensive unit, the table turned on the Tar Heels. After getting 75 yds on the first play of the game, The Tiger defense held UNC to just 16 net yards the remainder of the contest. Whatever Coach BG said after that first drive, he may need to patent it because his guys responded in way even he thought was astounishing. The offense also played a big role in the win as QB Tahj Boyd completed 50% of his passes for 280yds and 2 td's to just 1 int. HB Mike Bellamy eclipsed the 100yd mark on the ground for the first time this season. The win gives Clemson a 2-1(1-0) record a fourth of the way through the season. Next up, The Virginia Cavaliers!
Final Score: 42 - 7 CLEMSON
Pitt Takesdown NC State This was a very defensive battle and the Panthers D would prove they were the better D. The first score would come on a long drive by NC State and it would be finished off on a 3 yard run by Tony Creecy. The Panthers would respond back late in the second quarter with a 4 yard TD pass from Mark Myers to Ronald Jones.
There would be no scoring in the third quarter. Pitt would jump on top in the forth with a huge 73 yard pass from Myers to Street. NC State would manage to put up a FG but they did not have enough to get the lead. The Panthers next game will be their first away @ Penn State.
NC State 10
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