"It's All About The Game"

College and High School Football Report, Pt. 3






Robert Stephens, Featured Writer

Big fooball weekend.

September 19, 2014 - Division two Morehouse proved to be the gracious opponent Howard needed as the Bison won their first game of the season defeating the Tigers 35-17 at RFK Stadium.

Quarterback Greg McGhee (16-30-149yds.) passed for touchdowns. The senior leader also rushed for 98 yards on 10 carries.

“(Greg) McGhee did a great job as far as throwing the Football and putting us in a position to score points.” said Howard head coach Gary Harrell at his post game press conference.

Aquanius Freeman rushed for 72 yards as the Howard rushing attack amassed 180 yards on the ground.
Coach Harrell was impressed with the Tigers toughness, saying “We wanted to impose our will on that team but they would never quit.”

Jameis Winston on the move (FSU).

Howard improved to 1-2 on the season. The Bison will face Morgan State at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Saturday. It will be Howard’s first MEAC Conference game this year.

The Maryland Terrapins (2-1) took a step up in competition and suffered a gut wrenching 40-37 loss to West Virginia on a 47 yard field goal with no time left on the clock.

The Mountaineers (2-1) amassed 694 yards in total offense. Quarterback Clint Trickett passed for (37-49- 411 yds.- 4 tds.)

Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (19-35-241 yds.- 1td.) Brown also rushed for 161 yards on 18 carries. Wide receiver Stephon Diggs caught (5-127yds.-1 td.)

Maryland will travel to Syracuse to Syracuse Saturday.
Georgetown beat Marist picking up their first win of the season. The Hoyas face Brown University Saturday.

Week three provided us with some upsets and thrills that we associate with college football. This past weekend number three provided us with some interesting scores and developments.

Exhibit A

This reporter just a week ago posed the question would Louisville in their first year be dominant in the ACC in their first year. The Cardinals had beaten my Hurricanes and just pulverized Murray St. Louisville had won seven straight road games and were traveling to Charlottesville to face Virginia (2-) who had their share of problems especially against ranked teams. Final score Virginia 23-Louisville 21.

Cardinals on the road this weekend to face respected BYU.

Exhibit B

USC (2-1) coming off a big win over PAC-12 rival Stanford traveled to Boston to face ACC Boston College who not beaten a ranked team since 2004. That streak is over as the Eagles stun the Trojans 37-31 rushing for 452 yards. Huh ? No one saw this coming as the Eagles threw five passes for the game !

Exhibit C

Not surprising Virginia Tech is involved in this scenario they are every year its just a matter of who it will be and when it will happen.

The Hokies were looking pretty good after their win over Ohio State in Columbus. Tech never one to disappoint took this one on the chin at home to East Carolina 37-31.
East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden (23-47-427yds.-4tds.) had his own private party inviting the Hokie secondary to attend.

Exhibit D

Don’t know how much of an upset you would call this but it was definitely a derailment in the Georgia Bulldog season as they took one on the chin to South Carolina 52-28. The Bulldogs had just beaten Clemson and the Gamecocks were still reeling from their beating at the hands of Texas A&M.
After further review The Gamecocks under Steve Spurrier have now beaten Georgia 4 out of last 5 years. Both teams are now 2-1.

In some other games of note in the $ College Playoff System.
Undefeated UCLA (3-0) edged Texas 20-17 but the news is the status of quarterback Brett Hundley who injured his left elbow in the first quarter. UCLA has time on their side right now with the Bruins having a bye this week.

Bruin backup Jerry Neuheisel (23-30-178yds.-2tds.) managed the Bruin road win.

Oregon (3-0) video game offense in full gear after scoreless first quarter scoring 41 unanswered beating Wyoming 48-14.
Arizona St. (3-0) defeated Colorado at a bigger expense than Bruins injury to Hundley. In Sun Devils 38-24 win quarterback Taylor Kelly (13-21-195yds.-3tds.) suffered a right foot injury. Duke (3-0) beat Kansas 41-3. Oklahoma (3-0) over Tennessee 34-10. Notre Dame (3-0) defeated Purdue and Alabama (3-0) beat Southern Mississippi 52-12.

In FCS play.

Morgan State beat Division 2 Bowie State 28-3. Towson beat Delaware State 21-7. Coastal Carolina jumped on South Carolina State 30-3. NCA&T edged Elon 17-12. Richmond jumped on Hampton 42-17.

William and Mary over Norfolk State 14. Tennessee St. beat Jackson State 35-7. Div. 2 Fort Valley State stopped Savannah State 42-28.

In high school action Friendship Collegiate held off Wilson 52-44 at Catholic University. Jay Cammon Jr. led the Knights with 192 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns.

Wilson outscored Collegiate 37-20 in the second half But it was not enough to stop the undefeated Knights (3-0).
The Tigers quarterback Steve Williams threw for 4tds. Running back Abdul Adams returned two kickoffs (89 and 95) for touchdowns.

Wise edged DuVal 15-6. E. Roosevelt over Suitland 26-6. Gonzaga over Georgetown Prep 38-3. Bowie defeated CH Flowers 38-14. Northwestern blanked Parkdale 38-0. Paint Branch over Blake 21-8. Riverdale Baptist defeated Gwynn Park 34-26. Dunbar defeated Phelps 28-19. H.D.Woodson beat Yorktown 34-21.

Roosevelt over Maret 24-6. Douglass blanked Ballou 44-0. St. Mary’s Ryken stopped Carroll 29-8. St. John’s defeated West Catholic 37-6. and Perry Prep over Cardozo 42-28.


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