Monday, October 22, 2007

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MIAMI 37, FLORIDA STATE 29
It was the biggest pass of Miami quarterback
Kirby Freeman's life and he never saw it.
There he was, unable to breathe, Florida State linebacker Dekoda Watson standing over him. Freeman's left hand shook uncontrollably. He tried to get up, not once, but twice, only to roll on his back both times, still not sure of where his pass landed. The silence should have told him the story.


Dedrick Epps caught the ball for the go-ahead touchdown, sending 82,000-plus fans at Doak Campbell Stadium into instant depression, and the Miami Hurricanes skipped out 75 seconds later with a 37-29 win over archrival Florida State. It was Miami's first fourth-quarter comeback since the 2004 season. And it was engineered by a quarterback who was a dismal 1-for-8 with two interceptions before pulling off a most improbable victory.

That noise that sounds like screaming? It is screaming, and it’s coming from John Clark’s house…

VIRGINIA 18, MARYLAND 17
Reserve running back
Mikell Simpson capped an amazing all-around performance by scoring the winning touchdown with 16 seconds left, and the Cavaliers beat Maryland 18-17 Saturday night for their seventh straight victory.
Simpson scored on a 1-yard plunge to finish a frantic 90-yard drive that consumed more than seven minutes. That gave the Cavaliers (7-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) yet another harrowing win this season -- five of their seven victories have come by five points or fewer.

We thought this game would reveal who was for real...It didn't.

GEORGIA TECH 34, ARMY 10
Georgia Tech put together an impressive second half without
Tashard Choice to beat Army on Saturday. Now the big question: Will the Yellow Jackets have to prove again they can win without Choice, their star tailback and the ACC's leading rusher? Rashaun Grant ran for 119 yards and a touchdown after Choice sustained a knee injury, and Georgia Tech beat the Black Knights 34-10. Army led the game briefly 14 -10, but the go ahead touchdown was called back by a penalty...

CLEMSON 70, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 14
Cullen Harper matched a school record with five touchdown passes and Clemson rolled to its highest point total in 26 years in a 70-14 rout of Central Michigan on Saturday. The total yards and points were the most for Clemson since collecting 756 yards in an 82-24 win over Wake Forest in its national title season of 1981. (Ouch…)

WAKE FOREST 44, NAVY 24

Three turnovers by Navy and a big day for
Riley Skinner and Kenneth Moore enabled Wake Forest to win its fifth straight game. Skinner threw 15 passes to Moore for 181 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Demon Deacons beat the Midshipmen 44-24 on Saturday.

N.C. STATE 34, EAST CAROLINA 20
Daniel Evans threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns while North Carolina State built a 21-point first-half lead before holding on to beat East Carolina 34-20 on Saturday night.

Still, it wasn't easy. The Wolfpack nearly blew a 21-0 lead amid a familiar array of miscues before getting Eugene's fourth-quarter score to finally get some breathing room.
TAH's apologies to the Wolfpack for saying the Pirates would kick their butts. We were wrong.

BC, VIRGINIA TECH and UNC were idle, but BC used the off weekend to move up to #2 in the BCS poll after previous #2 USF lost to Rutgers on Thursday night.

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