Thursday, October 30, 2008

Week 14: Rivalry Week

Well, it's the last week of the season 1 regular season, and this week is chock full of rivalry games, including two great matchups between some dynasty teams. Season 1 has been a blast, and as we close out the regular season, two thumbs up to all of you for making it a success!


Florida @ Florida State
"The Battle for the Governor's Cup/Sunshine Showdown"

The undefeated and #1 ranked Florida Gators wrap up the regular season with their annual battle with the Seminoles. Florida State will be playing without offensive star Preston Parker, who is nursing a torn pectoral. The Gators, who have won the previous four meetings against the Seminoles, are looking to finish atop the polls heading into next week's SEC Championship Game rematch with the LSU Tigers.

South Carolina @ Clemson
"The Battle of the Palmetto State"

In a rivalry that dates back to 1896, there is no love lost between the Tigers and the Gamecocks. Most people remember "The Brawl" from the 2004 contest. The 2004 scuffle was also joined by a less intense brawl in 1983.
All history aside, this year's game has huge implications on the national title picture. South Carolina still has an outside shot at an at-large birth in a BCS bowl game, while Clemson, at #2 in the BCS Poll is looking to take one more step toward securing their spot in Miami for the BCS National Championship Game.

LSU @ Arkansas
"The Battle for The Golden Boot"
LSU looks to regain claim to the Golden Boot after Arkansas upset then #1 ranked LSU 50-48 in 3 Overtimes in Baton Rouge. The Tigers have secured a place in next week's SEC Championship Game against Florida, but need to keep their confidence high with a victory this week.

Georgia Tech @ Georgia
"Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate"
This huge rivalry in the state of Georgia and the southeast has been dominated by the Bulldogs in recent years. Georgia struggled with a tough early season schedule this year, but have surged in the last half of the season and are fighting to become bowl eligible at 6-6.

Virginia @ Virginia Tech
"The Commonwealth Challenge"
The Hokies look to make a statment against in-state rival Virginia. For the Hokies, this game is a tune up for next week's matchup with Clemson in the ACC Championship Game in Jacksonville.

Week 13 Scoreboard and Polls

LSU Clinches SEC West Championship
Eight Different Receivers Catch Passes In Aerial Assault

#7 LSU - 63
Ole Miss - 13
Player of the Game:
Trindon Holliday (RB/WR) - 9 carries, 103 yards, 2 rushing TDs; 8 receptions, 104 rec. yards, 2 rec. TDs; 207 kickoff/punt return yards, 1 TD punt return

#17 Virginia Tech - 56
Duke - 24
Player of the Game:
Victor Harris (CB/RB) - 16 carries, 146 yards, 3 rushing TDs; 9 receptions, 136 yards, 3 TD receptions

#1 Florida - 52
Notre Dame - 13
Player of the Game:
Tim Tebow (QB) - 7/10 passing, 107 yards, 1 TD pass; 5 carries, 50 yards rushing

#2 Clemson - 52
Virginia - 10
Player of the Game:
James Davis (RB) - 16 carries, 56 yards; 11 receptions, 207 yards, 3 TD receptions

#19 Florida State - 55
Maryland - 22
Player of the Game:
Bert Reed (WR) - 19 carries, 181 yards rushing, 2 rushing TDs; 8 receptions, 81 yards, 3 TD receptions; 11/14 passing, 54 yards

Week 13 BCS Poll (No change from Week 12)
1. Florida 1.000
2. Clemson .994
3. West Virginia .989
4. Missouri .983
5. Ohio State .975
6. Southern Cal .972
7. LSU .969
8. Texas .961
9. Oklahoma .953
10. Illinois .938

Heisman Watch (week 13)
1. James Davis (RB, Clemson)
2. Trindon Holliday (RB/WR, LSU)
3. Kenny McKinley (WR, South Carolina)
4. Chase Daniel (QB, Missouri)
5. Max Hall (QB, BYU)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Week 12 Results: Shakeup At The Top, BCS Poll, Heisman Watch, & Bowl Projections

Gators Survive Scare From Pesky Cocks
Florida Jumps To #1 After Week Of Upsets

#2 Florida - 31
#9 South Carolina - 29
Player of the Game:
Percy Harvin (WR) - 5 receptions, 95 yards, 1 TD reception; 3 carries, 16 yards, 1 rushing TD

Costly Victory For Seminoles
Late Injury (Torn Pectoral) Has Parker Out For 2 Weeks

#19 Florida State - 52
Boston College - 24
Player of the Game:
Preston Parker (RB/WR/QB) - 26 carries, 342 yards rushing, 5 TDs; 13/18 passing, 123 yards passing

Davis, Harper Dominant In Victory Over Duke
Clemson Jumps to #2 in New BCS Poll

#3 Clemson - 66
Duke - 0
Player of the Game:
Cullen Harper (QB) - 22/24 passing, 389 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs

Miami No Match For Confident Hokies
Virgina Tech Locks Up Spot in ACC Championship Game

#17 Virginia Tech - 25
Miami - 10
Player of the Game:
Purnell Sturdivant (LB) - 9 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

Surging Bulldogs Crush Helpless Tigers
UGA's Offense Is Key Weapon In Fight For Bowl Game

Georgia - 42
Auburn - 3
Player of the Game:
Matthew Stafford (QB) - 29/39 passing, 335 yards, 2 TDs

Other Key Games:

Illini Topple Undefeated Buckeyes
Illinois Surges to 28-0 Halftime Lead, Survive Late OSU Rally
#1 Ohio State - 26
#16 Illinois - 28

Rock, Chalk! Jayhawks Upset Longhorns

Kansas Scores 24 4th Quarter Points In Surprising Win

#4 Texas - 40
#12 Kansas - 52

BCS Poll (after week 12 games)
1. Florida 1.000
2. Clemson .994
3. West Virginia .989
4. Missouri .983
5. Ohio State .975
6. Southern Cal .972
7. LSU .969
8. Texas .961
9. Oklahoma .953
10. Illinois .938
14. South Carolina .913
16. Virginia Tech .890
19. Florida State .877

Heisman Watch
1. James Davis (RB, Clemson)
2. Kenny McKinley (WR, South Carolina)
3. Trindon Holliday (RB/WR, LSU)
4. Chase Daniel (QB, Missouri)
5. Max Hall (QB, BYU)

EA Sports Bowl Projections (as of Week 12)

BCS National Championship Game
#1 Florida vs. #2 Clemson

Sugar Bowl
#4 Missouri vs. #7 LSU

Gator Bowl
#17 Virginia Tech vs. Louisville

Capital One Bowl
#15 South Carolina vs. Penn State

Chick Fil-A Bowl
#19 Florida State vs. Tennessee

Thursday, October 23, 2008

R.U.T.S. Dynasty Stats Leaders (as of Week 12)

Quarterback Rating
Jarrett Lee, LSU - 234.0 rating (24 Tds, 2 INTs)

Passing Yards
Cullen Harper, Clemson - 2,245 yards

Rushing Leader
Knowshon Moreno, UGA - 719 rushing yards

Kenny McKinley, SC - 72 rec, 1,302 yards

Touchdown Leaders (total TDs)
1. James Davis, Clemson - 32 TDs
2 (tie). Trindon Holliday, LSU - 28 TDs
2 (tie). Kenny McKinley, SC - 28 TDs

Dannell Ellerbe, UGA - 72 tackles

Chris Chancellor, Clemson - 7 INTs
Carlos Thomas, South Carolina - 7 INTs

Field Goal % (minimum of 5 attempts)
Colt David, LSU - 88%, 8/9 FGs

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Week 12 Preview

Game of the Week:

#9 South Carolina @ #2 Florida
Gators and Cocks To Decide SEC East Champion

In a long anticipated battle, Steve Spurrier will take his 10th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks into his old stomping grounds of Gainesville, FL to do battle with the 2nd-ranked Florida Gators. The winner will inevitably leave The Swamp with the SEC East championship all but locked up. Florida has dominated teams this season behind a fast, stingy defense and a dymanic offense loaded with playmakers. However, the Gators have run into a few scares in recent conference matchups between LSU and Georgia. Will the Gamecocks find the mojo to defeat the Gators in The Swamp? The Gamecocks are still smarting from the "woodshed" beatdown from LSU a few weeks ago and are out to prove to the nation that they belong with college football elite teams. Spurrier has called out Coach Urban Meyer this week stating that his lack of visor wearing is a disgrace to Florida football and has vowed to hang a Gator with his bare hands on the 50 yard line in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this week. Meyer responded, "Oh yeah, well I can point better than you!" Spurrier, a Heisman Trophy winning QB at Florida says now that he has no respect for the Gators or Urban Meyer, even going as far as to doing this in 2006 at the Gators 10 year national championship reunion.

Florida will be the favorite to win at home, but don't be surprised if the Gamecocks come out fighting and make this one closer than the experts think.

Other Games:
Duke @ #3 Clemson
#17 Virginia Tech @ Miami
Boston College @ #19 Florida State
Georgia @ Auburn
#8 LSU - Open Week

Week 11 Results

Tigers Tomahawk-Chop Noles' Hopes For Upset
Two Pick 6's Lead Clemson In Pivotal ACC Win

#4 Clemson - 41
#17 Florida State - 7
Highlights - Clemson INT #1, Clemson INT #2, Clemson INT #3
Player of the Game:
Michael Hamlin (SS) - 5 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 INT Return for TD, 103 total INT return yards

Tigers Humiliate Bama & Saban in Death Valley
LSU Offense Cruises, Defense Bruises Crimson Tide, This Guy Is Mad
#8 LSU - 60
#20 Alabama - 3
Highlight #1 - 94 yard kickoff return by Trindon Holliday
Highlight #2 - 98 yard INT Return for TD by Jai Eugene
Player of the Game:
Trindon Holliday (WR/RB) - 12 carries, 129 yards, 1 rushing TD; 9 receptions, 123 yards, 4 TD catches; 94 yard KO Return TD - 6 Total TDs

Second Half Interceptions Lead Dawgs To Victory
Georgia Stays In The Hunt For Bowl Bid

Georgia - 34
Kentucky - 17
Co-Players of the Game:
Bryan Evans (CB) - 2 total INTs, 2 INT returned for TDs, 204 INT return yards

Knowshon Moreno (RB) - 20 carries, 84 yards, 1 rushing TD; 92 yard kickoff return for TD

Hokies Squeek By Terps
CB Harris Plays Both Ways, Gives Running Game a Surge
#19 Virginia Tech - 28
Maryland - 23
Player of the Game:
Victor Harris (CB/RB) - 21 carries, 106 yards, 4 rushing TDs; 2 receptions, 63 receiving yards

Gators Way, Way, Way Too Much For The Commodores
Big Plays By Harvin Lead Gators To Rout
#2 Florida - 75
Vanderbilt - 10
Player of the Game:
Percy Harvin (WR) - 3 carries, 108 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs; 3 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD reception

Gamecocks Take Care Of Business
Spurrier Confident Cocks Can Beat Gators Next Week
#10 South Carolina - 42
Arkansas - 25
Player of the Game:
Kenny McKinley (WR) - 14 receptions, 193 yards, 3 TD receptions

BCS Standings (after Week 11 games)

1. Ohio State 1.000
2. Florida .994
3. Clemson .986
4. Texas .986
5. West Virginia .976
6. Missouri .972
7. LSU .964
8. Southern CAL .964
9. South Carolina .956
10. Oklahoma .947

17. Virginia Tech .893
19. Florida State .877

Heisman Watch
1. Kenny McKinley (WR, South Carolina)
2. James Davis (RB, Clemson)
3. Trindon Holliday (RB/WR, LSU)
4. Chase Daniel (QB, Missouri)
5. Max Hall (QB, BYU)

Must See TV

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Week 11 Preview

Game(s) Of The Week:

#4 Clemson @ #17 Florida State
Winning Streaks, Conference Supremacy On The Line

The Clemson Tigers make their way to Tallahassee this week for their long-awaited showdown with conference rival Florida State. In a game full of back stories and drama, at the forefront stands first place in the ACC Atlantic Division, and in all liklihood, the winner will secure itself a place in the ACC Championship Game. The 17th-ranked Seminoles have reeled of six condecutive wins and have found creative ways to utilize star WR/RB/QB Preston Parker. Clemson's senior running back James Davis continues to remain on top of the Heisman watch list with his running and pass catching ability. With two stars of this caliber on the field, there's no doubt who both team's defenses will be keying on.

#20 Alabama @ #8 LSU
Winner Takes Reigns in SEC West

For the first time since leading LSU to the 2003 National Championship, Nick Saban will return to Death Valley. LSU will be favored to win, but Saban insists this one aint over till the FAT LADY sings. LSU QB Jarrett Lee continues to play mistake free football, and the Tigers ground game and 3 or 4 tailback arsenal will be difficult for the 20th ranked Crimson Tide to defend.

Other Week 11 Games:

#2 Florida @ Vandy
The Gators tune-up for next week's battle with South Carolina, which will decide the SEC East Champion. Vandy is winless on the season.

#10 South Carolina @ Arkansas
The Gamecocks travel to Fayetteville (aka the middle of nowhere) to battle the Hogs. Arkansas has pulled an upset or two this season, but look for Carolina to stomp them en route to next week's battle in Gainesville. Despite it's loss against LSU in Week 8, the Cocks are back in the top 10 and remain a dark horse to jump back into the national title picture if they win out. Arkansas has a few ideas on how to contain South Carolina QB, Stephen Garcia.

#19 Virginia Tech @ Maryland
The Hokies will all but lock up the ACC Coastal Division crown with a big win on the road.

Boston College @ Auburn
The Tigers can still become bowl eligible by winning out, but upsetting BC in Chestnut Hill won't be easy.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Week 10 Results

It Was A Dog Fight, But Gators Find A Way To Win
Wright's 4th Qtr INT Seals Win For Gators

#2 Florida - 28
Georgia - 21
Player of the Game:
Major Wright (SS) - 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 INT return for TD, 1 FUMBLE recovery

Tigers Take The Fight Out Of The Irish
Holliday Throws For, Runs For, Catches Touchdowns In Rout
#9 LSU - 38
Notre Dame - 0
Player of the Game:
Trindon Holliday (WR/RB) - 1/1 passing, 5 yards, 1 TD pass; 11 carries, 119 yards, 1 rusing TD; 6 receptions, 122 yards, 1 TD reception

Do-It-All Parker Leads Noles To 6th Straight Win
Bowden Vows Revenge Against Clemson Next Week For Firing His Son
#18 Florida State - 45
Georgia Tech - 21
Player of the Game:
Preston Parker (WR/RB/QB) - 13/17 passing, 108 yards, 3 TD passes; 16 carries, 108 yards, 1 rushing TD; 11 receptions, 126 yards, 1 TD reception


No Bowden, No Problem; Tigers Continue Dominance
Showdown With Seminoles Up Next
#4 Clemson - 63
Boston College - 7
Player of the Game:
James Davis (RB) - 23 carries, 106 yards, 3 rushing TDs; 11 receptions, 159 yards, 3 TD receptions

Gamecocks Roll Over Vols; Move Back Into Top 10
Tennessee - 6
#11 South Carolina - 45
Player of the Game:
Kenny McKinley (WR)- 9 receptions, 163 yards, 3 TD receptions

Auburn - 14
Ole Miss - 43
Player of the Game: n/a

BCS Poll (after week 10 games):
1. Ohio State 1.000
2. Florida .994
3. Texas .989
4. Clemson .983
5. West Virginia .976
6. Missouri .972
7. LSU .964
8. USC .964
9. Kansas .950
10. South Carolina .950

15. Florida State .898
19. Virginia Tech .868

Heisman Watch (after week 10 games)
1. James Davis (Clemson)
2. Kenny McKinley (S. Carolina)
3. Trindon Holliday (LSU)
4. Chase Daniel (Missouri)
5. Graham Harrell (TX Tech)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Week 10 Preview

Game of the Week:

#2 Florida vs. Georgia
Gators, Dawgs to Do Battle At The World's Largest Cocktail Party

The Week 10 game of the week features a rivalry where there is no love lost. The Bulldogs and the Gators will do battle in Jacksonville, and you can always throw out the teams' records in this annual slugfest. The Gators vow not to forget what happened last year...

Will Coach Urban Meyer have payback on his mind? Neither team will have home field advantage, as the stadium is split 50/50, with one side in red & black and the other side in orange & blue. The Gators will be heavy favorites, but with Georgia showing a bruising running game last week against LSU, look for the Dawgs to keep this one close and keep both fanbases on the edge of their seats.
And who needs Fowler, Corso, or Herbstreit when we can have the insightful and thought provoking analysis from this College Football Fan?...


Other matchups:

#4 Clemson @ Boston College
utvol27 will lead the Tigers into Chestnut Hill

Clemson looks to continue its torrent pace through its regular season schedule. This will be a tune-up game before Week 11's showdown at Florida State, which will likley determine the ACC Coastal Division champion.
A new era of Tiger football

Notre Dame @ #9 LSU

Tennessee @ #11 South Carolina

#18 Florida State @ Georgia Tech


Auburn @ Ole Miss


Week 9 Results

No Letdown For Tigers In Death Valley
QB Lee Nearly Perfect Against Bulldogs
#9 LSU - 41
Georgia - 14
Player of the Game:
Jarrett Lee (QB) - 18/19 passing, 294 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs

Picked Off! Late Interception
Secures Upset Victory For 'Noles

Seminoles Hold Off Hokies In Torrential Downpour
#23 Florida State - 28
#12 Virginia Tech - 21
More Highlights of the Game from EA Sports World:
Highlight #1
Highlight #2
Player of the Game:
Preston Parker (RB/WR) - 2/2 passing, 27 yards, 1 TD pass; 9 carries 117 yards, 1 rushing TD


Gators Continue Dominance In SEC
Rout Of The Wildcats Prelude to Showdown Against Georgia
#2 Florida - 63
Kentucky - 10
Co-Players of the Game:
Tim Tebow (QB) 13/17 passing, 227 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs; 3 carries, 21 yards, 1 rushing TD

Percy Harvin (WR) - 412 all-purpose yards, 3 Total TDs


Moutaineers Thwart Auburn's Upset Attempt
Valient Defensive Effort Leaves Tigers Hungry To Finish Season Strong
Auburn - 6
#5 West Virginia - 18

Week 9 Heisman Poll
1. James Davis RB, Clemson
2. Kenny McKinley WR, South Carolina
3. Trindon Holliday RB/WR, LSU
4. Chase Daniel QB, Missouri
5. Graham Harrell QB, Texas Tech


BCS POLL (after week 9 games)
1. Ohio State - 1.000
2. Florida - .994
3. Texas - .989
4. Clemson - .983
5. Oklahoma - .972
6. West Virginia - .972
7. Missouri - . 967
8. LSU - .958
9. USC - .958
10. Kansas .944

11. South Carolina - .939
16. Florida State - .895
20. Virginia Tech - .861

Monday, October 13, 2008

***Breaking News: Clemson Fires Bowden, Hires utvol27***

In a shocking turn of events, the 4th ranked Clemson Tigers fired Head Coach Tommy Bowden today and have hired their current offensive/defensive/special teams/timout/pause button caller, utvol27. Rumors had been circulating since week 6 about the fate of Coach Bowden, especilly after the now infamous booger-picking incident caught on camera. The writing and/or boogers were on the wall.

utvol27 has led the Tigers to the #4 spot in this season's first BCS Poll, released this week, and it was just a matter of time before Bowden was asked to get the heck outta dodge. utvol27, who is the first college head football coach to go by his Playstation 3 user name, said in a statement today that, "This is all good blog material. We will not sacrifice winning for a nose picker."

"It's what he deserved," QB Cullen Harper said. "utvol27 is a fine man and will do an excellent job."

Later Monday, Harper expanded on his comments, explaining that Bowden "tried to motivate us but guys were off the bandwagon. There were things I disagreed with and that my teammates disagreed with. I didn't appreciate it when he would [flick boogers at me] or say some off-the-wall things about me to the media. I guess one thing I can say is he gave me an opportunity to come to Clemson and play."

"I'd call it karma," he said. "I thought it needed to be done. I think anytime a head coach or someone in a leadership position starts to place blame on his coaches and players, it weakens their respect on the team. His past experiences have shown he's done that."

(Side Note --- The above quote is the real deal. Harsh words from the Clemson QB...only the coach's name and the booger picking info were changed/added.)

Thankfully, Clemson has an open week in week 9 before resuming its season at Boston College in week 10.

Week 9 Preview


Hokies and Noles Set To Tangle in Tallahassee
Both Teams Looking For Respect

Bowden and Beamer Vow Not To Get All Lovey-Dovey This Year

12th ranked Virginia Tech will travel to Tallahassee to play the 23rd ranked Seminoles this week. Both teams are vying for a big win in ACC play, and a victory for the Hokies would be a giant step in claiming the ACC Coastal Division crown. Florida State players and coaches are playing up the "no respect" card after, once again, the Seminoles have yet to crack the Top 20 this season, despite their 5-1 record and lone loss to LSU by 7 points in week 3.

The Seminoles have turned to their bag of tricks in previous weeks by lining up talented playmaker Preston Parker all over the field. Last week, Parker took snaps at QB and threw 5 passes (completing 4) against NC State.

The Hokies have been led by the connection between QB Tyrod Taylor and TE Sam Wheeler, and look to use a balanced attack against the Seminoles. A victory in this game would be huge for Florida State, as they need to keep the momentum for future battles against Clemson and Florida later this season. Barring a major collapse, Virginia Tech will win the ACC Coastal Division with ease, so the pressure lies sqaurely on the Seminoles to win this game and keep pace with Clemson in the ACC Atlantic Division.

ESPN's College Gameday crew will be on hand for the game, and you can bet that "The Sunshine Scooner" won't be betting against his beloved Seminoles.


<Auburn Looking To Shock The World
Upsetting #5 Mountaineers "Is Gonna Happen" Says Tuberville

Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville has two goals this week. "We're going to travel up to West Virginia to win that football game," says Tuberville, who's Auburn Tigers are looking to get the statement win that the program needs right now. "I've got a good feeling we'll get up there, take care of business, and reach both of our goals.

Tuberville's second goal is to teach all West Virginians how to read, a part of his "Kick Illiteracy in the Butt" campaign. "I'm not as confident on goal #2," exclaimed Tuberville.

Other Week 9 Games:

Kentucky @ #2 Florida
The Gators look to remain undefeated on their quest for another national title. Next week, the Gators travel to Jacksonville to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the "World's Largest Cocktail Party." QB Tim Tebow has, somehow, fallen out of the Heisman race, so look for a huge game from him and the rest of the Florida offense. This one could get ugly fast.

Georgia @ #9 LSU
LSU is back in the Top 10 after last week's blowout upset against South Carolina. Coach Les Miles thinks that his Tigers are finally firing on all cylinders, and a victory against Georgia would all but wrap up the SEC West title. This is the first of 4 straight home games for LSU, but it won't be easy, as Georgia has found a new go-to man in WR Mohamed Massaquoi, who lit up the Vanderbilt secondary in week 8. To fire up his troops before the game against the Bulldogs, Coach Miles brought the Snoop D-O-double-jizzle, who insisted that Uga doesn't love him, he just loves his doggy-style.

#14 South Carolina - Open Week

#4 Clemson - Open Week

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Week 8 Results - First BCS Poll Is Out

Tigers Make A Statement; Upset Previously Unbeaten Gamecocks
LSU Defense A "Smooth Criminal" Against Gamecocks' Garcia; Force 6 Turnovers
#15 LSU - 63
#8 South Carolina - 0
Player of the Game:
Patrick Peterson (CB) - 5 tackles, 3 Interceptions - 162 INT. return yards, 2 TD Int. Returns

Clemson Steamrolls Over Ramblin' Wreck
Dominance Continues For Tigers With Back-to-Back Shutouts
#5 Clemson - 66
Georgia Tech - 0
Player of the Game:
James Davis (RB) - 25 carries, 105 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs; 10 receptions, 113 yards, 2 TD receptions

Hokies Hang On
Take Next Step Toward ACC Title Game

#14 Virginia Tech - 28
Boston College - 21
Player of the Game:
Sam Wheeler (TE) - 10 receptions, 79 yards, 2 TD receptions

Seminoles Run Over, Around, and Through Wolfpack
Noles Winning Games The Old Fashion Way
#24 Florida State - 41
NC State - 7
Player of the Game:
Preston Parker (RB/WR) - 19 carries, 158 yards, 2 rushing TDs; 12 receptions, 123 yards; 5/6 passing, 40 yards

Uga Ends Boycott, Leads Bulldogs To Victory
Seniors Insist Battle Against LSU Can "Turn Our Season Around"
Georgia - 44
Vanderbilt - 13
Player of the Game:
Mohamed Massaquoi (WR) - 12 receptions, 241 yards, 3 TD receptions

Heisman Hopefuls (ranked after Week 8 games):
1. James Davis (RB, Clemson)
2. Kenny McKinley (WR, South Carolina)
3. Trindon Holliday (RB/WR, LSU)
4. Graham Harrell (QB, Texas Tech)
5. Chase Daniel (QB, Missouri)

BCS Poll (as of Week 9):
1. Ohio State - 1.000
2. Florida - .994
3. Texas - .989
4. Clemson - .983
5. West Virginia - .973
6. Oklahoma - .972
7. Missouri - .964
8. LSU - .961
9. Southern Cal - .958
10. Penn State - .939

14. South Carolina - .918
15. Virginia Tech - .915
16. Florida State - .863

Monday, October 6, 2008

Week 8 Preview

Georgia Tech @ #5 Clemson
This must have been the week's "ESPN Thursday Night" Game, because it's already been played. I won't name the player of the game or stats yet, but Clemson continues to roll, 66-0.
Speaking of Georgia Tech, is there an uglier uniform in college football today? With such great team colors, how did they manage to screw this up so bad?!

Tigers, Cocks to Rumble
ESPN Gameday Back in Columbia

Cocky To Replace Desmond Howard on the Set

#15 LSU will bring an angry bunch of Tigers into Williams-Brice Stadium this week and will look to bounce back after last week's defeat against Florida. That feat, however, will not be easy, as the #8 South Carolina Gamecocks will be ready and waiting.

The Gamecocks are 7-0 and have rolled through the first half of their schedule. A win against the Tigers is crucial, as South Carolina still has tussles with Tennessee, #2 Florida, and #5 Clemson in the coming weeks. The Gamecocks' aerial attack features QB Stephen Garcia (see story below), Heisman favorite WR Kenny McKinley, RB Mike Davis, and TE James Cook. LSU will have to pull out all the stops to slow down South Carolina's many weapons.

LSU is trying to put last week's game behind them. The Tigers lead by 14 points twice in the first half against the Gators, and lead 21-14 with the ball inside the Florida 10 yard line with 8 seconds remaining in the first half, when Florida DB Major Wright stepped in front of a Jarrett Lee pass and cruised 100 yards for the Pick-6. The score was tied 21-21 at the half, and the Tigers were unable to regain the momentum before losing 38-28. Can the Tigers use the loss as motivation? Another SEC loss would drop LSU to second place in the SEC West (behind Alabama, who LSU plays in Week 11), so it will be critical for LSU to come out poised and confident in a hostile atmosphere.

ESPN Gameday host Lee Corso has been adament that Steve Spurrier can't and won't get it dont at South Carolina. Will the Gamcocks be able to take the next huge step in becoming a national power and remain unbeaten as the continue on toward their date of destiny with the Florida Gators in Week 12? Coach Spurrier is doing everything in his power to get his troops ready to play and his fans ready to cheer. Will it work?


Extreme Makeover: Garcia Edition
After leading the South Carolina Gamecocks to a 7-0 start and a #8 national ranking, QB Stephen Garcia has hit a crossroads. It has come to our attention that starting this week, in the Gamecocks game against #15 LSU in Columbia, Garcia will debut his new look. Snapshots of Garcia's "old" look can be seen here and here.
"Yeah, I used to look poised, athletic, and defenses respected me for my Peyton Manning/Dan Marino-like facemask. But that's not me," stated a tearful Garcia. "I need to come out and show the world who I really am. The game designers at EA Sports really messed me up!"

Garcia said he drew his inspiration from The King of Pop, whose famous 1980s to 1990s-Present transformation is the stuff of legends. Garcia's favorite song also allowed him the freedom to express his image, he says. "Man, just go watch that video starting at the 7 minute mark," insists Garcia. "That is the true definition of poise, charisma, a little (a lot) of creepiness, and style. I want that to be me. I think I'm in love with him."

So, starting this week, Garcia will debut his new look for the world to see:

Disclaimer-------This is really how Stephen Garcia looks in real life. He's wrongly depicted in the video game, so "Coach Adam James Stubucksman Spurrier Nunley" will be editing his looks for this weeks game, just so no one is offended...and if you are offended, go watch the video above starting at the 7 minute's creepiness alone will leave you in a cold sweat, unable to remember ever being offended at all.

#14 Virginia Tech @ Boston College
Hokies On War Path To ACC Title Game
Virginia Tech travels to Chestnut Hill this week to play conference rival Boston College. A victory would would allow the surging Hokies to continue to rise in the polls before next week's showdown with Florida State. Virginia Tech's balanced attack features emerging leader Tyrod Taylor at QB, and his primary targets include the dynamic Kenny Lewis at RB and TE Sam Wheeler.
In other news, Head Coach Frank Beamer will have two weeks to prepare for his new role as Coordinator of End Zone Painting at Lane Stadium, after the entire VT groundscrew was fired for mis-painting the end zone in the Hokies Week 6 game against Cincinnati. Oops!


#24 Florida State @ NC State
Seminoles Look to Beat Up On Whipping Boys of the ACC
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden said, "Dog Gonnit, there's no ifs, ands, or buts about it, we need to win by 50 this week," when asked how his team viewed this week's game against the struggling NC State Wolfpack. NC State has already been blown out by two teams in the RUTSODynasty this season (South Carolina 84-7 in week 1 & Clemson 55-24 in week 3), and the Seminoles look to add thier name to the list. For some reason, the 4-1, #24 Seminoles, have been unable to climb in the media or coaches poll. Big wins in the next two weeks should cure that.

Vanderbilt @ Georgia
Uga says, "I'm sick and tired of this $h#*!"; Will Boycott Game

After being peed on and humilated by rival SEC dog, Smokey, last weekend in Athens, Georgia's bulldog mascot, Uga, is boycotting this week's game against SEC East doormat Vanderbilt. Georgia, which opened the season ranked #1 in the nation, had high hopes of winning the school its first national championship since 1980. "I wanted a ring so bad," said Uga.
Uga insists he hasn't given up on his beloved Bulldogs by any means, and is only boycotting this week's game because Vanderbilt's mascot, Mr. Commodore, gives Uga the "hibbity jibbities."

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