|College Football Today|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 29 November 2008 14:53|
-Georgia Tech tailback Roddy Jones rushed for a career-best 214 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns, including a 54-yarder in the fourth quarter, as the 18th-ranked Yellow Jackets beat No. 13 Georgia 45-42 in Athens.
-Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey had two interceptions and caused one fumble and recovered another in the Jayhawks' 40-37 victory over No. 12 Missouri.
-Nate Kmic became the Division III leader in career yards rushing after he gained 235 yards in Mount Union's 42-7 win over Hobart in the second round of the playoffs. Kmic, who scored four touchdowns, has 7,449 yards, surpassing the 7,353 set by R.J. Bowers of Grove City College in Pennsylvania from 1997-2000.
-T.J. Yates completed 15 of his first 16 passes and finished 15-for-19 for 190 yards and three touchdowns as North Carolina held off Duke 28-20 to retain the Victory Bell.
d-half touchdowns to lead Montana to a 31-13 win over Texas State in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
A deluge and the loss of star receiver Percy Harvin couldn't slow No. 2 Florida in a 45-15 rout of No. 23 Florida State in Tallahassee. Florida scored 31 points after Harvin left the game with a sprained right ankle. Harvin ran six times for 13 yards, including a 9-yard TD run to cap the game's opening drive. He extended his touchdown-scoring streak to a nation-leading 14 games. The question is whether Harvin, who leads Florida with 35 receptions for 595 yards and seven touchdowns, will be available when the Gators meet top-ranked Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game next Saturday.
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CALL OF THE DAY
With top-rated Alabama leading Auburn 10-0 late in the first half, coach Nick Saban called timeout moments before Tigers placekicker Morgan Hull hit a 40-yard field goal. After the timeout, the Crimson Tide blocked Hull's kick, and it shut out Auburn the rest of the way in a 36-0 rout.
Virginia Tech opened the season with a home loss to East Carolina. The Hokies may close it in a Bowl Championship Series game. The Hokies (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinched a berth in the ACC title game with a 17-14 victory over in-state rival Virginia in Blacksburg. As always, the defense led the way, with Virginia Tech's Dorian Porch intercepting Cavaliers quarterback Marc Verica in the end zone with 2:15 to play. ``We've battled,'' Hokies coach Frank Beamer said. ``Everything we've done this year has been work.'' Next week in Tampa, Fla., the Hokies will take on No. 20 Boston College in a rematch of last year's ACC title game, won by Virginia Tech 30-16.
d Ron Prince at Kansas State have both already been fired. Croom, who took over the Bulldogs while they were under NCAA sanctions, was fired one season after he was the SEC coach of the year, and in the offseason he received a contract extension that paid him $1.7 million this year. Croom went 21-38 with one winning season.
HEADS OR TAILS? NEVER MIND
With a 29-14 victory over Southern in the Bayou Classic, Grambling State clinched a spot in the Southwestern Athletic Conference title game. If Southern had won, it would have forced a three-way tie between Grambling, Southern and Prairie View atop the SWAC West Division. A coin flip was tentatively scheduled Sunday to help decide the division winner in the case of a three-way tie, but Grambling negated the need for it by winning the division outright and will meet Jackson State in Birmingham Ala., on Dec. 13.
``We got smacked around our first year in the Big East. I'm at a loss for words. It's just utter bliss.'' Cincinnati receiver Mardy Gilyard as the 16th-ranked Bearcats celebrated winning the Big East title after beating Syracuse 30-10.
``Our injury list, a roll of toilet paper wouldn't be enough,'' We've got guys that played today that could barely walk a week ago. It's the guttiest performance I've ever been associated with as a coach.'' - Kansas coach Mark Mangino after a 40-37 victory over No. 12 Missouri in the 117th Border Showdown.