Robert Stephens - Featured Reporter
The playoffs/bowls are right around the corner.
November 13, 2014 - The Howard Bison traveled to the
apparently friendly confines of Savannah St. Saturday and the visitors
came away with a 51-21 victory over the MEAC cellar dwellers. Bison quarterback
Greg McGhee (28-45-318yds.-4tds. led the way as Howard improved to (3-7),(2-5)
in MEAC play.
Richard Ajyegoro 6-67yds. and one touchdown led the receiving crew as
the Bison rolled up 617 yards in total offense.
William Parker rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns
as the Bison rushing attack got involved in their offensive
explosion Saturday. Terrance Tusan rushed for 64 yards
on 6 carries.
The Bison travel to face Central Connecticut St. (2-8)
The Maryland Terrapins (6-3,3-2) can make a move in the
bowl picture if the Terps can knock off Michigan State (7-2,4-1) in a
Saturday night 8pm. BIG-TEN matchup. The Terps have had problems with
the upper echelon of the BIG-TEN.
The $ college playoff series was off and running and the usual
bevy of mild surprises occurred according to who’s telling
the story. Let’s start with the anointed SEC Conference.
LSU (7-3) and Alabama (8-1) did not disappoint a prime
time audience as both teams displayed brutal defenses’s
as the Tide escaped with a 20-13 win in overtime. The loss
dropped the Tigers from contention for a playoff spot.
Texas A&M (7-3) reminded us why we play the game as
they defeated the Auburn Tigers (7-2) 41-38 as the Tigers
constantly shot themselves in the foot. Auburn committed two costly fumbles
in the fourth quarter allowing the Aggies to literally escape with the
win. Auburn will now have to beat
Alabama to stand a chance at a possible return to the playoff
picture. This reporter feels that they are done !
The Domers of Notre Dame are out of playoff
Georgia (7-2) on the outside rolled Kentucky (5-5)
63-31. The Bulldogs are in a fight with Missouri (7-2)
for the SEC-East title and a spot in the SEC Championship
The PAC-12 Conference didn’t disappoint as Arizona State
(8-1) sent Notre Dame (7-2) picking rolling to a 34-10
halftime lead. The Irish to their credit fought back but the
Aztecs finished them off in the fourth quarter cruising to a
55-31 win. Say goodbye to the NCAA Bully boys from
South Bend !
PAC-12 powerhouse Oregon (9-1) had the video game offense rolling again
as they went to Utah to defeat the Ute’s 51-27. Utah fell to 6-3
on the season. When the video game plan is in effect there is no team
in the country more explosive. However In last three years the video has
had a shortage in one game keeping Oregon from playing in the final game.
UCLA (8-2) who played defense last week went back to their usual pattern
going on the road and defeating Washington 44-30. If the Bruins had a
defense they would be lights out ! That’s a big If ! Brett Hundley
became the Bruins all time touchdown passer during their win over the
Arizona (7-2) stayed alive in the PAC-12 South as they beat
Colorado 38-20. The BIG-TEN provided a national televised audience with
Michigan State (7-2) hosting Ohio State (8-1) with the Buckeyes proving
to be the road warriors of the conference defeating the Spartans 49-37.
Say goodbye to Sparty! Buckeyes the only team in USA I would give a pass
to after losing their Heisman
Trophy and All American quarterback regrouping behind a
freshman J.T. Barrett who plays way beyond his years on this level. Sorry
no pass available right now but I am going to wait and see how this thing
plays out in the end.
Wisconsin (7-2) defeated Purdue 34-16.
The BIG-EIGHT FEATURED TCU (8-1) beating Kansas State (7-2) in their
conference match up. Say goodbye to the Wildcats ! Baylor (8-1) jumped
on Oklahoma (6-3) 48-14 as the Bears ran up 544 yards on offense.
In the ACC Florida State beat Virginia 34-20 as the defending National
champions won their 25th consecutive game. Do I need to repeat that !
Seminoles the current team everyone hates needs to run the table to shut
the critics up. Jameis Winston (22-35-261yds.2int.) led the charge. The
Seminoles held Virginia to 37 yards on the ground.
Seminoles play Miami Hurricane in big trap game ! Duke (8-1) beat Syracuse
27-10 Georgia Tech (8-2) defeated North Carolina St. 56-23.
Let’s take a look at my poll and their poll. My vote is first.
We are going to 16 now !
#1. #3 Florida State (9-0)
Trap ! Trap ! game against Miami Hurricane
#2. #1 Mississippi State (9-0)
As the same pundits celebrate State’s win over UT MARTIN
#3 #2 Oregon (9-1)
Idle this week. Ducks have clinched spot in PAC-12 title game
#4 #5 Alabama (9-1)
Hosts Mississippi State in certain big time shake up game !
#5 #7 Baylor (8-1)
Idle Baylor has already beaten TCU !
#6 #4 TCU (8-1)
#7 #6 Arizona State (8-1)
Will climb up next week. At Oregon State
#8 #8 Ohio State (8-1)
We agree for now. Good game at Minnesota (7-2)
#9 #9 Auburn (7-2)
#10 #11 UCLA (8-2)
Idle USC up next !
#11 #10 Mississippi (8-2)
Idle I refuse to celebrate win over Presbyterian.
#12 #16 Nebraska (8-1)
#13 #12 Michigan St. (7-2)
At Maryland in must win game.
#14 #13 Kansas State (7-2)
#15 #19 Clemson (7-2)
Big game at Georgia Tech
#16 #14 Arizona (7-2)
Abdul Adams, on the move for Wilson (DC).
In other college scores of interest.
Bowie State edged Elizabeth City 35-30. Va. State beat
Va. Union 33-12 in their intercity rivalry. South Carolina St.
jumped on Florida A&M 34-17. N.C. Central shutout
Morgan State 45-0. Albany St. (Ga.) beat Fort Valley 32-21.
Winston Salem St. defeated Fayetteville State 17-17.
Tuskegee over Miles 48-33. Johnson C. Smith defeated
Livingston 31-14. Prairie View jumped on Arkansas-Pine Bluff 51-23. Tennessee
State edged Austin Peay 31-27.
Chowan beat Lincoln (Pa.) 50-20 and Morehouse edged
Kentucky State 26-20.
In high school action in the District and Maryland
Gonzaga stopped St. John’s 20-17. H.D. Woodson blanked
Anacostia 44-0. Bullis stopped Georgetown Prep 34-26
to win the IAC championship. DuVal beat Laurel 49-6.
E. Roosevelt blanked Northwestern 47-0. Wise beat C.H. Flowers 42-8. McNamara
52-28. Northwest beat Springbrook 42-12. Quince Orchard handled Wotton
42-14. Damascus over Churchill 35-15 and DeMatha stopped Caroll 40-12.
Tuscarora blanked Briar Woods 41-0. Westfield blanked
Chantilly 53-0. Centreville beat Robinson 55-14. Hylton
beat Forest Park 41-15. Battlefield stopped Patriot 28-13
and Lake Braddock jumped on Lee 47-20.