Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
Florida A&M receives the
September 25, 2013 - I have had mixed emotions as you know about the
play for pay carnage games involving HBCU colleges. Basketball, a non-contact
sport started the trend several years ago, receiving large paydays to
play BCS basketball powerhouses. Football is a different animal all together
a demanding physical demanding contact sport involving legal mayhem if
I may describe it that way.
Last week’s poster child on this website Ohio State backup quarter
Kenny Guiton threw for six touchdowns in the first half as the Buckeyes
of Ohio State punished Florida A&M 76-0 before a crowd of 103,595.
Guiton threw his 6 touchdowns to five different receivers.
Kenny Guiton of OSU runs to paydirt.
It was the worst defeat in the history of A&M’s
storied program, starting in 1899. I guess all of that doesn’t matter
to the tune of a reported $900,000 check.
Let’s see on the opening possession Guiton threw an errant pass
into the end zone and was picked off by Patrick Aiken. Aiken proceeded
to bring the ball out of the end and was nailed by running back Jordan
Hall, which caused Aiken to fumble. The Buckeyes promptly scored on the
“I got caught up in the moment I should have taken a knee”
said Aiken at the Rattlers post game news conference. No disrespect to
the fellow MEAC schools but against another opponent who knows he may
have gone all the way. We have seen countless interceptions returned but
when your opponent is bigger, stronger, and faster then yes, you take
Ohio State was favored by 50 points in this carnage match up which the
Buckeyes covered in the first half!
The brutal stat line showed that Ohio State recorded 34 first downs to
the Rattlers 2. 603 total yards offensively to 80 for the visitors.
Guiton was named the Big Ten’s co offensive player of the week for
Stating the understatement of the week at his post game press conference
Guiton said “I had all day to throw.”
Rattler head coach Earl Holmes not to be outdone a his post game presser
stated. “We don’t want a pity party. You play the game for
I digress; just wonder if it’s all worth it with these athletes
who will go down in history as the team that suffered the worst beat down
in history of this storied program.
Where’s the check?
The Bruins of UCLA are rolling.
There were some other carnage play to play games this weekend
in the MEAC Conference.
Bethune-Cookman, arguably the best team in the MEAC was coming off a big
win over Florida International, but the Wildcats found out that Florida
State was not FIU. Bethune went into the game ranked 19th in the country
among FCS schools but the Seminoles a BCS power jumped out to a 33-0 lead
by the half. Final score 54-6 Seminoles.
Savannah St. our personal favorite in the pay to play contracts didn’t
disappoint with their 77-7 beating at the hands of the Miami Hurricane.
Coastal Carolina beat Hampton 50-17. Western Kentucky defeated Morgan
State 58-17. Charleston Southern beat Norfolk State 20-12. Towson defeated
North Carolina Central 35-17.
South Carolina State punished division two Benedict 59-6.
Winston Salem State defeated Tuskegee 35-13. Bowie State edged Concord
16-10. St. Augustine defeated Stillman 35-7 and Tennessee State defeated
Tennessee Tech 41-21.
In NCAA $ Football. Notre Dame edged Michigan State 17-14. Clemson defeated
N.C. State 26-14 on the road Thursday night. Michigan edged Connecticut
24-21. Stanford on the road defeated Arizona State 42-28. UCLA manhandled
New Mexico St. 59-13 in a $ for play game. Texas A&M rebounded to
beat SMU 42-13. Virginia jumped on outclassed VMI 49-0. and Baylor disposed
of UL-Monroe 70-7 in another $ for play non conference game.
In high school football Gilman of Baltimore beat Anacostia 56-6. Dunbar
downed Coolidge 48-6. Ballou blanked Eastern 39-0. Forestville blanked
Cardozo 48-0. Surratsville edged Wilson 20-19. DuVal beat Parkdale 31-10.
Gwynn Park defeated Douglass 40-28. C.H. Flowers defeated Bladensburg
Lake Braddock defeated Westfield 28-24. TC Williams edged Langley 13-7.
Thomas Jefferson defeated Wakefield 22-7. Stone Bridge beat Broad Run
33-14 and Oakton defeated Annandale