Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
It's that time again - College football is here.
September 10, 2014 - The 2014 College and High School football season
kicked off this past weekend and were off and running to give you some
insight into some of the top games locally and around the country.
Locally the Howard University Bison kicked off things Saturday as the
Bison traveled to Ohio to face Akron University.
The Zips ran up 523 yards total offense while their defense held the Bison
to 216 yards total offense. Final score Akron 41 Howard 0.
The Bison travel to New Jersey to face Big-10 Rutgers, Saturday.
Ayinde Eley, Good Counsel (MD) linebacker
went to work versus Wilson (DC). (Photo Credit: Royster)
In other local scores. Maryland dropped James Madison 52-7 as they prepare
for their upcoming Big-10 season. Ohio State defeated Navy 34-17.
Some other games of interest nationally in the new $(CFP) College Football
Playoff ) system. I can’t wait for the huge debate on the fifth
team that is left out.
On Thursday night Texas A&M blasted South Carolina 52-28 which was
the major surprise of the first week. Kevin Sumlin who left Houston to
come to A&M is competing with the big boys in recruiting in the SEC!
$ 82,847 at Columbia.
LSU came from behind to defeat Wisconsin 28-24 in a SEC-BIG 10 matchup
Georgia manhandled Clemson 45-21 in a SEC-ACC contest. $ 92,746 at the
gate our winner for the week.
UCLA’S defense scored three touchdowns as the Bruins defeated Virginia
28-20. The Bruins who are considered one of the top 10 teams in the USA
could not get their offense going. One problem with this matchup only
$44,749 fans showed up to watch the Bruins as they made a rare appearance
on the east coast.
By comparison Virginia Tech at $ 62,772 for their carnage win over William
Defending national champion Florida State held off Oklahoma State 37-31
at Jerry world. Decent test for the Seminoles going on the road to face
the Cowboys in their territory.
Miami's Hurricanes, one of my personal favorites did not fare well, dropping
a 31-13 ACC contest to Louisville.
Some other scores of interest included Alabama over West Virginia 33-23
in a SEC-BIG 12 matchup at the Georgia Dome (70,502 attendance). Auburn
beat Arkansas 45-21 in a SEC Conference game.
MEAC powerhouse Bethune-Cookman edged FIU 14-12. In a MEAC-Conference
USA matchup. Eastern Michigan over Morgan State 31-28. Old Dominion beat
Hampton 41-28. N.C.A.&T beat Alabama A&M 47-13 in the SWAC-MEAC
Jackson State edged Florida A&M 22-17 at the buzzer. South Carolina
blanked Benedict 63-0. East Carolina beat North Carolina Central 52-7.
Monmouth College over Delaware State 52-21. Middle Tennessee State punished
Savannah State 61-7 and Tennessee State defeated Edward Waters 58-6.
In high school play Good Counsel took a 42-7 halftime lead as the defeated
the Tigers 49-7. Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy afterwards was concerned
about one of his players who was injured.
“Ryan (Carter) one of our offensive tackles is one of our leaders
and I am very concerned right now about him.”
"Wilson will be a good team by the time they get into their playoffs.”
said Milloy. ‘They had a couple of bad breaks go their way but they
are a good team.”
In other scores Carroll defeated Eastern 36-20. Spaulding stopped Riverdale
Baptist 33-27. Friendship Collegiate edged St. Francis of Baltimore 14-12.
Phelps blanked Kipp 33-0. Dunbar edged McKinley 22-20. Coolidge jumped
on Paul 36-8. and H.D. Woodson lost to Martinsburg (West Va.) 24-7.
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