"It's All About The Game"

Stephens Football Report, 9.13






Robert Stephens, Featured Writer

Howard wins season opener


September 13, 2013 - Bison quarterback Greg McGhee threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Howard Bison to a 27-16 win over Morehouse Saturday at RFK Stadium.

McGhee, who sat out last years game against the "House"
was voted the game's MVP of the "Nation's Football Classic".

The junior quarterback from Detroit completed 21-27 passes to nine different receives as the Bison took a 27-3 lead with 7:44 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Howard's Greg McGhee, preparing to sling the rock against Morehouse.

McGhee threw touchdown passes to Anthony Philyaw (20yds.), Matthew Colvin (27yds.), and Rodney Tyson (26yds.) as the Bison jumped out to an early lead.

The Bison improved to 1-1 on the season. Howard travels to Norfolk to face Old Dominion Saturday.

The Maryland Terrapins jumped on the Bison's next opponent 47-10 at Byrd Stadium Saturday to raise their record to 2-0.

Sophomore Stefon Diggs (Good Counsel) caught six passes for 179 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Ross rushed for a career high 179 yards and a touchdown.

It was the second consecutive week that the Terrapins had scored 40 points or more. Maryland last Saturday scored 43 points against Florida International.

Maryland will face the University of Connecticut Saturday.

Oregon's video game offense game to Charlottesville in full effect before a crowd of 58,502 at Scott Stadium as the Ducks punished the Cavaliers 59-10.

The Ducks rushed for 350 yards on 40 carries averaging 8.75 yards per carry. D'Anthony Thomas led the parade with 124 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Marcus Mariota rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown.

Cavalier coach Mike London stated in his post game news conference.

“They are as advertised. That’s an outstanding football team” he said. “We're looking forward to getting things fixed and moving in a positive direction”.

The two teams meet again in 2016 in Eugene.

There were some college games of note Saturday.

The Miami Hurricanes may be on the way back with their 21-16 win over Florida. At the Big House 115,109 saw the Michigan Wolverines beat Notre Dame 41-30. In an interesting SEC game Georgia beat South Carolina 41-30.

Oklahoma beat West Virginia 16-7. BYU defeated Texas 40-21 and after the game Mack Brown fired his defensive coordinator. Washington State edged USC 10-7; no firing yet but the hot seat is on Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin. Ohio State blasted San Diego State 42-7.

In other games the First State's Delaware defeated Delaware State 42 - 21. Robert Morris beat Morgan St. 31-13. Tennessee St. defeated Florid A&M 27-7. NCA&T edged Appalachian St. 24-21 and North Carolina Central edged St. Augustine in double overtime 23-20.

There were the usual carnage pay to play in the early season. Our personal favorite Savannah St. traveled to Troy and suffered a 66-3 beating. Baylor jumped on Buffalo 70-13. Clemson defeated South Carolina State 52-13 after leading 38-7 at the half. Wisconsin blanked Tennessee Tech 48-0. Rutgers zipped Norfolk State 38-0. Bethune-Cookman pounded Virginia Union 66-7 and LSU defeated UAB 56-17.

D'Anthony Thomas holds court after the Virginia game.

DMV high school football was in full swing.

DeMatha dropped a 42-14 decision to St. Joseph’s (Montrvale, NJ). Gonzaga traveled to Jersey City and suffered a 56-21 defeat at the hands of St. Peter’s.

H.D. Woodson blanked Theodore Roosvelt 42-0. Carroll beat Anacostia 26-16. Ballou beat Phelps 26-8. Duval topped Wilson 21-7. Morgantown (W.Va.) pounded Coolidge 66-8.

In Virginia Langley beat Yorktown 35-28. Flint Hill defeated Paul VI 27-18. Wakefield set Marshall back 19-9. Oakton defeated Madison 42-7. Westfield jumped on South Lakes 45-7. Lake Braddock edged Stone Bridge 31-26 in a battle of unbeatens and Centreville defeated TC Williams 44-16.

Over in Maryland Wise defeated Douglass 20-14 in a battle of unbeatens. Southern blanked Fairmont Heights 56-0. Blair zipped Kennedy 25-0. BCC beat Churchill 25-15. Gwynn Park defeated E. Roosevelt 29-18. Seneca Valley jumped on Wheaton 42-6. Paint Branch edged Springbrook 21-13. McNamara beat Georgetown Prep 34-9 and Bladensburg took out Largo 28-20.

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