College Football report…early games

Let’s start with Georgia Tech at North Carolina.  First of all, it is never a complement for a team to select you as their homecoming date.  North Carolina should have invited another “date”.  Georgia Tech wins 68 – 50 in what was a coming out party of sorts for redshirt freshman quarterback, Vad Lee.  Tevin started the game (and I would expect he will continue to do so in the two remaining games) and did no wrong.  But Vad Lee is special, he is going to be truly special!!  There was no defense in this game as between both teams, almost 1000 yards of total offense was amassed.  Another standout for GT was Robert Godhigh, all 5 feet 7 inches of him, a former walk on and now a junior.  The stats are not huge, but he went up and made a TD catch that is deserving of ESPN highlight reels this week.  Believe it or not, this win, combined with the upset of Miami at the hands of Virginia, 41 – 40, puts GT in a three way tie for the lead in the Coastal Division of the ACC along with Duke (yes, Duke, next week’s opponent) and Miami.  All three control their own destiny.  GT executed better in extra point conversions and field goals this week thanks to new kicker Tanner but the kick off coverage was somewhat suspect.  What a huge victory for GT.  Defense has a ways to go, but this offense is clicking!!  (They almost look like Oregon!!)  GO JACKETS!

In other games, some more upsets, and some near upsets!  6 Florida survived an upset at the hands of Louisiana-Lafayette (who?) thanks to a blocked punt returned for a TD with two (count them, two!) seconds left.  Syracuse pounded 9 Louisville, 45 – 26 so good bye top ten for Louisville.  Michigan upset 24 Northwestern in OT, 38 – 31.  22 Texas Tech avoided an upset by defeating Kansas (really?) in OT, 41 – 34.   23 Rutgers defeated Army, 28 – 7 and 17 Texas easily handled Iowa, 33 – 7.  Also, 8 South Carolina had little trouble with Arkansas, winning 38 – 20.  In a heart breaker, Tennessee fell to Missouri in 4 OT’s, 51 – 48, and remains winless in the SEC.

Now, 14 Texas A & M is up on 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 20 – 0 in the 1st quarter.  14 Stanford leads 11 Oregon State 14 – 10.  These and other big games are just getting started so stay tuned…there is more to come!!

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