"It's All About The Game"
The Stephens college and high school football report
Robert Stephens, Featured Reporter
Howard falls to SC State, and other news.
October 31, 2012 - The Howard University Bison fell to hosts South Carolina State 41-23 in a MEAC conference Saturday dropping their record to (5-3,4-2) in MEAC competition.
Howard led 10-7 after the first quarter in front of a homecoming crowd of 19,187 but the Bulldogs scored 20 unanswered points in the second quarter behind the play of State quarterback Richard Cue.
Cue finished his afternoon 24-38- 366 yards and four touchdowns. The last touchdown a 97 yard pass to Tyler McDonald broke the team record.
Howard running back Terrance Lefall was a bright spot for the Bison rushing for 127 yards on 24 carries.
Howard will hosts Hampton Saturday at Greene Stadium and the kickoff is set for 1pm.
USC's Matt Barkley has been on a tear, passing for 791 yards, completing 50of 69 attempts and scoring nine touchdowns over the last two games.
The Maryland Terrapins traveled to Boston College and dropped a 20-17 ACC contest to the Eagles. The Terps are now (4-4 , 2-2) in the ACC. The Terrapins hosts Georgia Tech Saturday.
The Bulldogs of Bowie State defeated Lincoln (Pa.) 45-9 in a non-conference game. Bowie improved to (5-4, 2-4) in CIAA play.
Georgetown edged Lafayette 20-17 to improve to (4-5, 1-2) in Patriot league play. The Hoyas hosts Bucknell on November 10th.
Some others scores of interest this past weekend:
Hampton the Bison next opponent beat Savannah St. 21-13. Elizabeth City
defeated Virginia Union 27-21. Bethune-Cookman beat North Carolina Central
42-17 in a battle of unbeaten in the MEAC conference. Johnson C. Smith
beat St. Augustine 27-21. N.C.A.&T beat Norfolk State 30-9. Texas
Southern edged Grambling 23-20. Winston-Salem St. beat Shaw 62-31. Tennessee
St. edged Tennessee Tech
We have focused on the BCS $ teams the past few weeks and given you the
attendance (hinting at gate) to give some of our novice fans the understanding
of just what is going on into the world of big time college football,
and money generated from those events. So without hesitation we give you
the I95Ballerz.com eye ball test and the nation’s elite
Number one Alabama (8-0) defeated previously undefeated Mississippi State 38-7 in their run for the BCS $ Championship. Alabama travels to LSU for a CBS $ prime time affair Saturday night.
Number two is Oregon (8-0); their video game offense which put up 70 in their win over Colorado this past weekend. The Ducks scored 56 points in the first half. Oregon totaled 617 yards in total offense in their PAC-12 rout. Oregon travels to Los Angeles to face the wounded Trojans of USC, who stumbled against Arizona.
Number three is Kansas State (8-0) who manhandled Texas Tech 55-24 to my surprise. The Wildcats hosts Oklahoma St. Saturday. Trap game anyone? Head coach Bill Snider has done a great job with this team and would be my candidate for coach of the year. The Wildcats, like Notre Dame, just keep getting it done.
Number 4 is the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (8-0), who beat Oklahoma
in Norman 30-13, as the Sooners
Robert Woods is one of the best wideouts in college football.
Number 5 are the Buckeyes of Ohio State of course that depends on who
you ask. Ohio State beat Penn State this past weekend on the road in the
Probation Bowl. The BCS and USA-Today does not recognize State because
of their probation status but since they play the games I am going to
rank them and they may go higher after this week!
Number 6 are the Tigers of LSU (8-1) The Tigers hosts Alabama as stated earlier, Saturday.
Number 7 are the Bulldogs of Georgia (7-1), who defeated previously undefeated Florida at the world’s largest cocktail party Saturday 17-9, in another SEC brutal affair. Georgia will hosts Mississippi Saturday.
Number 8 is the Florida St. Seminoles (8-1), who blew it with their loss to N.C. State a couple of weeks ago. That is always the challenge in college football; to keep the team focused for 12 to 13 weeks to remain undefeated. State travels to Virginia Tech Thursday night.
Number 9 are the Florida Gators (7-1). The wounded Gators host Missouri Saturday.
Number 10. Should it be undefeated Louisville (8-0), Clemson (7-1) or Mississippi State (7-1). Going with the brutal SEC and Mississippi State Who will validate their status with a win over a competent Texas A&M Team this weekend.
In high school football this week’s surprise was Gonzaga’s
27-10 win over DeMatha this past weekend. It was the Eagles fourth straight
winover the Stags. So why the surprise you say? It’s the eye candy
test. DeMatha should have taken Good Counsel into overtime on the road
In other scores of playoff implications this past weekend:
Quince Orchard (8-1) defeated Gaithersbug 48-13. Suitland (8-1) beat
Bowie 29-12. DuVal (8-1) beat Laurel 27-6. Douglass (8-1) defeated Surrattsville
44-6. Wise (9-0) blanked C.H. Flowers 22-0. Damascus in the game of the
Westfield (9-0) defeated Centreville 40-21. Yorktown (9-0) blanked Mount
Vernon 35-0. and Paramus Catholic (N.J.) beat Friendship Collegiate 37-20.
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