"It's All About The Game"
High school and college football report
Robert Steph;ens, Featured Writer
High school playoffs are in full swing.
November 15, 2012 - Georgia Southern the nation’s top ranked FCS team rushed for 529 yards in their 69-26 win over the Howard Bison this past Saturday in Statesboro.
Howard quarterback Greg McGhee was a bright spot for the Bison rushing for 94 yards and three touchdowns. McGhee also passed for 24-38-239 yards an one touchdown.
Howard dropped to 6-4 on the season. Georgia Southern improved to 8-2.
Howard will play their final home game Saturday
Maryland trailed 35-7 at the half at Clemson and fell 45-10 to the Tigers at Death Valley. The Terps (4-6) hosts Florida State Saturday.
Georgetown edged Bucknell 10-3 Saturday. The Hoyas are now 5-5 on the season.
In some other scores of interest around the country, Florida A&M edged North Carolina Central 22-21. N.C.A. & T beat South Carolina State 17-7. Delaware State defeated Hampton University 35-27.
Robert Woods of USC, joins the Trojans agains UCLA this weekend.
Norfolk State blanked Morgan State 30-0. Alabama State edged Southern 31-30. Alcorn State defeated Texas Southern 34-24. Jackson State beat Alabama A&M 35-21 and Bethune-Cookman beat Savannah State 49-7.
The BCS $ run for the money featured Texas A&M beating the nation’s top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 29-24 in Tuscaloosa in front of 101,821 at the gate.
To the naked eye the Aggies with a quick start offense had the Crimson Tide on their heels through out the game. In the brutal SEC smash football is the calling of the day but the Aggies fresh from the Big 12 brought a new approach to the game plan and it caught the Crimson Tide off guard.
Alabama’s defense was not built to play against that type
Oregon (10-0) is my new number one BCS $ team in the run for the $. The Ducks blasted California 59-17 as the video game offense got untracked in the second half.
Stanford travels to Eugene Saturday as the post season picture starts to develop.
2. Kansas State (10- ) like Old Man River just keeps rolling along as the Wildcats defeat TCU 23-10 on the road. We always like those road wins! State travels to Baylor Saturday.
3. Ditto for Notre Dame (10-0) who defeated Boston College 21-6 on the road. The Irish hosts Wake Forest Saturday. The Irish need to run the table and hope or should I say pray that one of the top two teams lose? Otherwise Irish don’t move from this spot.
4. Ohio State (10-0) the best team in college on probation was idle this week. The Buckeyes will face Wisconsin this week for the Big Ten Championship, acknowledged or not, depending on who is doing the asking or writing. They are playing the game; it is what it is.
5. Texas A&M (8-2) moves to number five after their win over Alabama. Why not? They defeated the number one team one the road and we’ll see if they have the hot hand down the stretch. The Aggies have done well in their first year in the brutal SEC.
6. Alabama (10-1) will rebound against Western Carolina Saturday at home.
7. Georgia (9-1) blanked Auburn 38-0. The Bulldogs hosts the number one ranked FCS Georgia Southern Eagles Saturday.
8. Florida (9-1) scored twice in the final two minutes to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20. The Gators may have quarterback problems but should beat Jacksonville State.
9. Florida State (9-1) defeated Virginia Tech 28-22 at Tech. The Seminoles will be in College Park this Saturday. State’s loss to North Carolina State will haunt them all season.
10. My number ten pick has been a disaster the past two weeks with Mississippi State and Louisville going down. This weeks pick Clemson (9-1) hosts N.C. State.
In high school football the playoffs are in full swing. Scores from this past weekend are as follows:
In the state of Maryland.
Gwynn Park (10-1) defeated McDonough 18-7. Huntington (10-1) beat Friendly 49-12. Sherwood (9-2) defeated Catonsville 26-7. Northwest (8-3) beat Churchill 34-7. Quince Orchard (10-1) defeated BCC 55-13. Suitland (10-1) beat DuVal 21-14. Douglass (10-1) edged Patuxent 29-27. Seneca Valley (10-1) edged North Hagerstown 12-7. Urbana (8-3) edged Damascus 24-23. Wise (11-0) defeated E. Roosevelt 28-7. Westlake (8-3) beat Potomac 41-30.
In the WCAC.
Good Counsel (10-1) defeated St. John’s 21-7. DeMatha (9-2) beat Gonzaga 40-27.
In the state of Virginia.
Westfield (11-0) beat West Springfield 49-7. Oakton (7-4) defeated Lake Braddock 20-13. Chantilly (8-3) defeated Robinson 56-21. Yorktown (11-0) beat Jefferson 37-7. Stone Bridge (11-0) defeated Edison 69-7. Centreville (8-3) beat West Potomac 28-11. Tuscarora (10-1) beat Millbrook 42-21.
This weekend playoffs are as follows:
MD - Northwest travels to Quince Orchard 7pm. Fri.
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