"It's All About The Game"
The College and High School Football Report
Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
Robert Stephens runs it down. Again.
The 2012 NCAA college football season as well as the prep season underway. We will bring you some of the exciting reports from the college and prep ranks.
The Howard Bison started their season with a comeback 30-29 win over Morehouse at RFK stadium. The Bison scored on a 13 yard touchdown play with 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as freshman Jamie Cunningham hit his tight end David Wilson Bison victory.
Bison starting quarterback Greg McGhee will be eligible to return September 29th because of a NCAA violation.
Howard travels to Rutgers Saturday.
The Maryland Terrapins opened their season with a 7-6 win over William & Mary at Byrd stadium. The Terps' defense obviously kept them in the game against their non-conference opponent.
The Terps’ lone touchdown came on a six yard run by Justus Pickett. Maryland will face Temple next in Philadelphia.
Bowie State defeated Assumption 24-20. Georgetown defeated Davidson 35-14.
My personal favorite game of the past weekend was the Savannah State-Oklahoma St. matchup or mismatch depending on who you talk to and their personal feelings on college athletics.
Schools like FAMU and Howard must take a beating to push the ball over the finanical hump.
My editor Ron Bailey as well as my friend Edgar Newton Jackson, the former interim athletic director at Florida A@M now an associate provost at the University of North Florida explained to me the benefits of such a contest. MONEY!
I am at a crossroads with such matchups for money where the opponent is the sacrificial lamb risking its physical well being in a fight that he is obviously going to lose and lose badly.
In a quote from an article published in the New York Times August 30th, The Tiger's head coach admitted “We have a level of concern” over bodily harm to their student athletes and injuries that could deplete their roster. Their seems to be a plan of shortening the game with running plays to run out the clock!
Trust me I have a son and I would have called the athletic director and asked him I know the reason but 19th ranked Oklahoma State?! What about Georgia State?
“I don’t like to see that we are a laughingstock", said
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy at his post game press conference stated “ We play the games that are scheduled and go on”. For the record the Cowboys covered the 67 and a half point spread, the largest such since legalized gambling has been on the books.
Not to be outdone State will face the Seminoles of Florida State in Tallahassee this weekend the number 6th ranked team in the USA and the carnage will continue but the pay will increase! This weeks check will be $ 475,000. God bless them.
In other college football games of note; BCS football at its best, Alabama defeated Michigan 41-14 in a nationally televised contest and before 90,413 at Jerry World in Dallas.
Other interesting matchups Michigan State at home edged Boise State 17-13. USC blasted Hawaii 49-10. The Trojans may have one of the smaller rosters in the BCS but they also have far more five star athletes than any other team. Its called recruiting at its best.
In other college action North Carolina Central defeated Fayetteville
St. 54-31. Delaware St. edged VMI 17-10. Alcorn State edged Grambling
St. 22-21 in a SWAC thriller.
In high school action. Good Counsel considered the top team in the DMV edged Gillman (Baltimore) 20-19 in overtime.The Falcons were coming off a loss to Bishop Gorman (Nev.) which saw their 18 game winning streak come to an end. Gillman is rated as the number one team in the state of Maryland. Dorian O’ Daniel rushed for 142 yards and two Touchdowns to lead the Falcons.
Some other scores in the prep ranks saw Anacostia blank Cesar Chavez 52-0. Ballou defeated Bell 40-22. DeMatha defeated Hillside (N.C.) 52-14. Martinsburg (W.Va.) beat H.D. Woodson 52-14. Northwestern blanked Wheaton 30-0. Friendly over Thomas Johnson 20-13. Hylton blanked Battlefield 10-0 in a big Va.showdown. Gwynn Park over Potomac 35-19. Dunbar shutout Oxon Hill 28-0. C.H. Flowers beat Largo 27-6. High Point beat Laurel 38-16. Wise blanked Franklin 20-0. and Suitland beat beat McKinley 40-0.
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