Sunday, October 5, 2008

GROH MUST STAY!

VIRGINIA 31, MARYLAND 0
For the second time in a month, the wildly inconsistent Terps were responsible for helping a struggling college football team stage an unexpected party in a partially empty John Paul Scott Stadium. Only this result -- a 31-0 loss to the rival Wahoos that was as inexplicable as it was complete -- will prove far more damaging to Maryland than a bad loss to Midddle Tennessee State back in September. Yike.

#20 VIRGINIA TECH 27, Western Kentucky 13 – Not what coach Beamer was looking for, no doubt. But a win is a win is a win. However, Hokies lose leading rusher, Kenny Lewis, Jr., for season with a torn Achilles.

NORTH CAROLINA 38, #24 Connecticut 12 – Tar Heels likely to be ranked later today.

GEORGIA TECH 27, DUKE 0 – If, like we were, you were measuring league wide improvement with Duke and Maryland. Stop it. Looks like it’s parody after all.

BOSTON COLLEGE 38, N.C. STATE 31 – He ain’t Matt Ryan, but he ain’t bad either. BC QB Chris Crane threw for 428 yards and two scores and scored three more on the ground. Nice, Casey, NICE!

FLORIDA STATE 41, MIAMI 39 – Don’t look now, but Florida State might have a legitimate running game for the first time since the pre-Jeff Bowden (Jeff who?) days. Quarterback Christian Ponder ran for 147 yards against Miami. After running for 154 yards last week against Colorado, Antone Smith rushed for 91 yards and four touchdowns, including the 20-yarder that iced the game in the fourth quarter. Florida State out-rushed Miami 283-51…and Miami had the ACC’s best run defense entering the game.

Cedric Peerman ran for 110 yards and a touchdown as Virginia beat a division I-A foe for the first time this year. The Cavaliers' four touchdowns were one more than they had all season. (By John Mcdonnell -- The Washington Post)

Duke safety Adrian Aye-Darko (28) gets a stiff arm from Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer (21) during the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Virginia Tech's, Kenny Lewis Jr., right, moves the ball against Western Kentucky's Travis Watters, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

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