Highlight of the Night- 5 Georgia at 8 Clemson
Clemson hasn’t beaten Georgia since 1990 and let’s start, 7-0 Clemson, Georgia ball and Todd Gurley is going to take a handoff from Aaron Murray and Gurley just explodes! Gurley takes it all the way down the left sideline for a 75 yard TD and Georgia has tied the game at 7. Next Clemson drive, and Tajh Boyd finds Sammy Watkins who trucks a defender and shows off his speed with a 77 yard receiving TD! 14-7 Clemson. 3rd quarter now, 21-21, Clemson ball and Tajh Boyd puts a perfect touch pass over the defense right into the hands of Zac Brooks for a Clemson TD and the Tigers are up 28-21 now, 4th n 1 for the Dawgs of Georgia, they have to punt….NO IT’S A FAKE! and the bulldogs of Georgia convert and keep the drive alive. A few plays later, Todd Gurley runs it in for the score and the game is tied at 28. 31-28 Clemson now, Georgia attempting a chip shot field goal, this was really a turning point, snap, down, kick is up and good right? wrong!Georgia’s snapholder bobbles it around and clemson gets their in time to tackle him and Georgia does NOT get their easy 3. 4th quarter now, same score and Tajh Boyd finds Stanton Seckinger down the right sideline and that’s going to be a Clemson TD! That made it 38-28 Tigers. Late 4th quarter, Tigers still up 10 and Georgia QB Aaron Murray finds Keith Marshall, that cuts the lead to 38-35, Georgia has to go for the onside kick though and…. Clemson recovers and they win 38-35. Georgia QB Aaron Murray was 20-29, 323 yards, an Interception,and a Rush TD in the loss, UGA running back Todd Gurley had 154 yards on 12 carries and 2 TD’s, The Dawgs fullback Quayvon Hicks had 38 yards on 3 carries and a TD. For Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd went 18-30, 270 yards 3 Touchdowns and 2 Rushing TD’s. Wr Sammy Watkins had 127 yards on 6 receptions and a TD. Runningback Zac Brooks had 20 yds on 3 carries and a receiving TD.
Rice at 7 Texas A&M
Maybe there was a notable suspension in this game? Oh Yeah Heisman winning star quarterback JOHNNY MANZIEL was suspended for the 1st half of this game by the NCAA and the aggies delivered with and without Johnny Football. Late 2nd quarter, 28-14 aggies but the Rice Owls come back, Rice QB Taylor McHargue gets his passed tipped all around until Jordan Taylor comes down with it for a Rice TD, that shortens the lead to 28-21. And, 3rd quarter the return of Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, A&M up 31-21 and Johnny getting his legs warmed up, runs for 8 yards and a TAMU first down! after the play Johnny and a Rice defender went back-and-forth with both making autograph motions with his hand, next play Johnny goes downfield to Mike Evans and that’s going for a TD, Johnny makes a cash gesture with his fingers, no suprise there. 45-28 A&M now and A&M QB Johnny “football” Manziel finds Evans in the endzone again for the TD, that puts Texas A&M up 52-28, after the play Johnny gets into an argument with Rice saftey Malcolm Hill, Manziel points to the scoreboard and gets called for unsportsmanlike conduct, he would be benched for the rest of the game. Texas A&M wins it 52-31. Rice QB Taylor McHargue went 18-29, 180 yards, 2 touchdowns and threw two interceptions. Rice running back Charles Ross went for 107 yards on 19 rushes and 2 touchdowns and a receiving TD. Wide Receiver Jordan Taylor had 68 yards on 7 receptions and a touchdown. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was 6-8 passing, 94 yards and 3 TD’s, backup Matt Joeckel was 14-19, 190 yards, and a TD, running back Ben Malena had 82 yards on 12 rushes, a touchdown and a receiving TD.
12 LSU vs 20 TCU
Let’s start, early 1st quarter 16-10 LSU and LSU’s Terrence Magee takes it around the TCU defense, 52 yards to the house and LSU is up 23-10. Next TCU drive and B.J. Catalon takes the handoff on the end-around all the way to the house and TCU cuts the lead to 23-17. Late 3rd quarter now and Magee runs it in for a 3 yard score and TCU is up 30-17. Ensuing LSU drive and Alferd Blue fumbles, TCU recovers and then TCU’s Waymon James runs it in for a TD a few plays later so the lead is back down to 6. 30-27 LSU now and LSU’s quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s pass complete to Jarvis Landry and he runs it in, and the Tigers win 37-27. LSU’s Magee had 95 yards on 13 rush and 2 TD’s. TCU’s running back B.J. Catalon had 8 rushes, 52 yards, a rushing touchdown and a kick return for a touchdown.
1 Alabama vs Virginia Tech
Let’s start, Virginia Tech punting to ‘bama and Alabama’s Christion Jones returns it 72 yards to the house. 14-0 Alabama and just when we thought the game was out of reach for VT Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds cuts through the ‘bama defense for a 77 yard touchdown, that cuts the lead to 7. Late 3rd quarter now, 21-10 ‘bama and bama kick return Christion Jones returning the kickoff and he spins, breaks 2 tackles and takes it 92 yards to the house and ‘bama is up 28-10. Bama still trying to pile it on, still 28-10 and Jones gets a receiving touchdown from AJ McCarron and that is the first time since ’02 that a player has scored on a punt return, a kickoff, and a receiving TD. The final score was 35-10 Crimson Tide. Christion Jones had 47 yards on 2 receptions put the real story is his touchdown, punt return touchdown and the kickoff return TD for bama. The tide’s QB McCarron was 10/23, 110 yards, a touchdown and he threw a pick.
Buffalo at 2 Ohio State
Let’s start, 16-0 Ohio State and the buckeyes hand it off to Jordan Hall who had a huge hole and he runs it 49 yards to the house and OSU is now up 23-0! 23-7 now, and OSU QB Braxton Miller is picked off by Khalil Mack who nearly gets tackled put dives for the pylon for the pick 6 and OSU is only up 23-13. 30-20 now Braxton Miller gets stripped, Buffalo recovers BUT Khalil Mack gets called for hands to the face and the play is reversed. Later in the 3rd OSU backup Kenny Guiton finds Chris Fields for the touchdown, that put the buckeyes up 37-20, they would win 40-20. OSU QB Braxton Miller was 15/22, threw for 178 yards, 2 TD’s and a pick. Ohio State has won 14 straight season openers.
Temple at 14 Notre Dame
Let’s start 7-0 Notre Dame, mid 1st and Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees finds DaVaris Daniels in the corner of the endzone for a 32 yard TD. 14-6 now ND ball and Tommy Rees found Troy Niklas over the middle for a 66 yard TD, Niklas broke a few tackles on his way to the endzone. The Fighting Irish would go on to win 28-6. Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees went 16/23, 346 yards and 3 TD’s on the day, it was Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s 200th career W.
Central Michigan at 17 Michigan
Let’s start 7-3 Wolverines and Michigan QB Devin Gardner scrambles for a 22 yard touchdown and that puts the Maze and Blue up 14-3. 21-6 Michigan now and guess who? Michigan QB Devin Gardner finds Jeremy Gallon in the endzone and Michigan is up 28-6. 28-6 still and Devin Gardner runs it in himself, Michigan would go on to win 59-9. Devin was 10/15, 162 yards, a TD, threw 2 picks, and 2 running TD’s. Michigan has won 15 straight home games, they take on Notre Dame in Ann Arbor next week.
13 Oklahoma State vs Mississippi State
Let’s start 3-0 Mississippi State and M-State QB Tyler Russel finds Justin Gilbert, problem is Justin is on Oklahoma State! Late 2nd quarter still 3-0 but Oklahoma State QB JW Walsh takes it in on the read option and OKst is up 7-3. 14-3 OKState now and Oklahoma State’s Jeremy Smith takes a handoff 20 yards to the house, Oklahoma State would go on to win 21-3. Jeremy Smith had 102 yards on 15 carries and 2 TD’s, OK-State QB JW Walsh was 18/27,137 yards, 125 Rush yards and a rushing TD.
New Mexico State at 15 Texas
The woes started for New Mexico State before the game started after the coin toss a NMST player said “We want to kick” then the other one said “NO! We want to receive” they would end up getting the ball. NMSU ball, 7-0 zero and Jordan Bergstrom running in motion but the ball is snapped and hits him in the head. Hey, thats why your’e playing for New Mexico State. 21-7 Texas now and David Ash scrambles for a 55 yard run and Texas would go on to win 56-7. Texas QB David Ash was 20/28 with an outstanding 343 yards, 4 TD’s, a rushing TD however he did throw 2 interceptions. Texas WR/RB Daje Johnson had 67 yards on 3 receptions a TD and a rushing TD.
Washington State at Auburn
Let’s start 14-8 Wazu but Auburn returning a kick and Tre Mason takes it 100 yards to the house and Auburn is up 15-14! 21-15 Wazu but Auburn RB Corey Grant takes it 75 yards to the house and Auburn is up 22-21. 4th quarter now, 31-24 Auburn but Washington St. has the ball in the redzone but they are picked off and Auburn wins 31-24. Washington State running back Jeremiah Laufasa had 10 yards on 5 Rushes and 2 touchdowns.Auburn back Tre Mason had 73 yards on 15 rushes and kick return for a TD.
Nicholls State at 3 Oregon
Let’s start 1st quarter, 14-0 Oregon already and Ducks running back De’Anthony Thomas takes it around the right end for a 22 yard score, that puts the Ducks up 21-zip. 31-3 Oregon now and Marcus Mariota on the read option takes it 46 yards to the house and the Ducks are up 38-3 and we’re not even at halftime! Oregon would go on to win 66-3. Ducks QB Marcus Mariota went 12/21, 234 yards, a TD, and 113 yards and 2 TD’s on the ground. Duck’s runningback De’Anthony Thomas had 128 yards on 18 carries and 2 TD’s.
UMass at 23 Wisconsin
10-0 Badgers to start and Wisconsin halfback Melvin Gordon takes it 70 yards down the right sideline for the touchdown! Wisconsin would go on to win 45-0. Wisconsin QB Joel Stave was 9/17 197 yards, 2 TD, Int, Rush TD and wide receiver Jared Abbrederis had 2 receptions, 122 yards, and 2 Touchdown’s!
LA-Lafayette at Arkansas
Let’s start 1st quarter, no score, Arkansas ball and Brandon Allen finds Javontee Herndon for the TD and the hogs are up 7-0. 7-7 now and Allen finds Herndon deep for a 49 yard TD and the razorbacks are up 14-7. 27-14 Arkansas now and Jonathan Williams takes a long 75 yard TD to the house, weaving his way through defenders, Arkansas goes on to win 34-14. Arkansas QB Brandon Allen was 15-22, 230 yards, and 3 Touchdown’s. Arkansas WR Javontee Herndon had 73 yards on 5 receptions and 2 TD’s
Syracuse vs Penn State
Let’s start, 4th quarter, 16-10 Penn State and PSU freshman QB Christian Hackenberg goes deep to Geno Lewis for over 50 yards and PSu goes up 23-10. But then Hackenberg gets picked off by Robert Welsh who reurns it all the way to the one yard line, Syracuse would punch it in on their next play, so 23-17 now and Syracuse QB Drew Allen…gets picked and PSU wins it 23-17,PSU wide receiver Allen Robinson had 7 Receptions, 133 yards, and a TD, Hackenberg threw 22/31, 278 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 interceptions.
AUSTIN PEAY 0 at TENNESSEE 45
KENUCKY 26 at WESTERN KENTUCKY 35
PURDUE 7 at CINCINNATI 42
Eastern Washington at 25 Oregon State
Let’s start, 20-17 EWU and Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams finds Cooper Kupp deep and the Eastern Washington Eagles, a FCS team were beating ranked Oregon State 29-17 at the half. 29-24 EWU now but Oregon State’s Storm Woods takes it in and Oregon State is up by 3 (32-29) but then, 46-43 Oregon State now but EWU’s Vernon Adams scrambles it in form the 2 and Eastern Washington is up 3! But no, the Beavers will not let up, Sean Mannion finds Brandin Cooks for a Oregon State 1st down so it all comes down to this, a field goal to send the game to overtime! Snap, down kick is up and it’s wide left! Eastern Washington shocks the world and upsets the beavers! Vernon Adams was 23/30, 411 yards, 4 TD’s, 107 rushing yards, and 2 rushing TD’s. Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was 37/43, 422 yards, and 3 TD’s.
19 Boise State at Washington
17-6 Washington and U-Dub QB Keith Price finds Joshua Perkins for the TD, Washington would go on to win 38-6. Boise State QB Joe Southwick was 25/40, 152 yards, and an interception. U-W QB Keith Price was 23/31 ,324 yards, 2 TD’s and an interception.
22 Northwestern at California
Let’s start, 0-0 Cal attempting a field goal…NO it’s a fake and kicker Vincenzo D’Amato finds Jackson Bouza for the TD and Cal is up 7-0. 27-27 now and the Northwestern QB gets drilled! The defender was ejected, NW QB Trevor Siemian would be OK. 30-27 NW now, Cal ball but Collin Ellis picks it off and returns it all the way for a TD! Northwestern goes on to win 44-30. Northwesten RB Treyvon Green had 129 yards on 16 carriers and 2 TD’s. Cal Wide Receiver Chris Harper had 151 yards on 11 receptions and 2 TD’s.
Nevada at 21 UCLA
UCLA QB Brett Hundley can just cut through the defense and he takes it 37 yards for the TD. 24-13 UCLA now and Nevada’s punt is blocked and UCLA blocks the punt ad returns it for a TD and they are up 31-13! They would go on to win 50-28. UCLA QB Brett Hundley was 22/33 274 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 rushing TD’s. The UCLA running back Jordon James had 155 yards on 21 carries and a TD.