Sunday, November 23, 2014

Worst Game Ever: Wake Forest Beats Va. Tech 6-3 in 2 OT's

We post this only because it's a contender for the worst College Football game ever.

Wake Forest beat Virginia Tech 6-3 in 2 overtimes Saturday in an ACC Football game that may have redefined the term "Winning Ugly".

We should also add at the end of regulation, the game was tied at 0-0.

And while the game only featured 4 turnovers, 3 by Va.Tech, it also only featured 488 yards of total offense. Samaje Perine of Oklahoma ran for 427 and accounted for 446 yards by himself in his game.

The only intriguing storyline here, how many missed field goals would be kicked before someone made one. Tech only missed in, by Joey Slye in the 1st OT. Wake's Mike Weaver missed 3.

And while Slye finally made one in the 1st OT, Weaver hit one in each of the OT periods, enough to get the win.

Both the Hokies and the Demon Deacons punted 9 times each, and not a touchdown was scored in a College Football game for the first time since 2005. We should note, neither of the teams in the 2005 game play in an alleged "Power 5 Conference".

Wake coach Dave Clawson said after the game "We put offensive football back 100 years". We say, this brand of football, in this game...was extremely offensive if you actually tried to watch it.

We will spare you the game highlights...mostly because there weren't any and just show you video of the Weaver's game winning kick and the celebration...

Wild Finish In Hawaii - Last Second Touchdown Wins It For Rainbow Warriors 37-35 Over UNLV

With one second left in the game Hawaii quarterback Ikaika Woolsey threw it up for grabs in the end zone and receiver Marcus Kemp out jumped UNLV's Tajh Hasson to haul in the game winner for the Rainbow Warriors 37-35.

"You know I’ve been coaching for a long time and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a win like this." Hawaii head coach Norn Chow said.

"Automatic" Aquayo Saves Florida State's Season.

FSU's Roberto Aquayo's Game Winner
Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo is known in Tallahassee as "Automatic Aquayo".

He had to be on a rainy afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium kicking his first game - winning field goal of his career.  A 26 yard field goal that sailed through the uprights and saved the Seminoles defeating Boston College 20-17.

“To win a game, I’d never felt that feeling,” Aguayo said.

So the undefeated season remains intact.  The winning streak has reached 27 games but with the three point win over a pretty good Boston College team the game control wasn't there.

You got to have that to impress the College Football Playoff committee.

We're undefeated." Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said.  "We finish every game. Everybody else in the country has not finished at least one game. We've finished every one of them. Isn't that the object?"

Yes it is however game control seems to carry more weight that just winning it.

College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long said on Tuesday night: "It's more of, the committee watches the games and then we discuss the game and we talk about whether the game was a back-and-forth contest, whether someone assumes control in the game early and keeps it throughout, (or) whether they assumed (control) in the second quarter or the third quarter or the fourth quarter and controlled it to the end."

If game control is your metric of where teams should be ranked than Florida State slipped again.

Saturday's opposing head coach, Steve Addazio sides with his conference rival.

"The object is to win football games and find a way to win and they have obviously
done an unbelievably great job of doing that, that’s what I really look at." Addazio said. "They play in a Power 5 conference, I think one of the better Power 5 conferences, and week in and week out they find a way to win."

"We were downgraded every time we blew someone out last year, so think of the irony of that." Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said.  "If we win the game close, we're bad, when we blow someone out, we're bad."

“Florida State is the number one team in the country." Addazio said.

The bottom line is all Florida State has to do is finish in the Top four of the CFB Playoff poll and they are in.

You would think though that the only undefeated team in major college football would be the number one seed, conference affiliation be damned.

Florida and Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game remain on Florida State's schedule and both games will be difficult to control from the kickoff on.

Judging from the Seminoles past performance close games are the norm.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Samaje Perine Breaks Rushing Record One Week After Melvin Gordon Did


427 yards rushing. By one player. In one game.

One week after Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon broke the record for most running yards in a game with 408, someone topped him.

That someone is Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine. Perine ran for 427 yards on 34 carries Saturday afternoon, leading the Sooners to a 44-7 win over hapless Kansas.

Perine wasn't even a starter in the game delayed for 90 minutes due to lightning in the Norman area.

But when he got in on the second series, he delivered the thunder, taking his 1st carry 49 yards to the house. Perine had 222 by halftime.

Oh, did we mention he scored 5 TD's too?

Video proof from our friends at FoxSports:

Ohio H.S Playoff Game Ends in Brawl


Uh, this is never good.

The ending to Friday night's Steubenville vs. Beechcroft playoff football game in Zanesville, Ohio did not end well.

Stubenville had just pulled the upset, beating top ranked Beechcroft 29-21 in the regional finals when both teams ran out onto the field for the traditional "post-game handshake".

Only that handshake erupted into a end-to-end brawl between the two teams that required police to step in and help separate the teams.

Supposedly, the incident began on one of the last plays of the game when Big Red QB Dmitiri Collaros took a knee and was plowed into by Beechcroft's Takeyvon Simmons. That happened with just over a minute to go and after some pushing and shoving, both teams finished the last play.

It was the handshake that reset the hostilities.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, nobody was hurt nor arrested. The coaches for both teams declined to talk about the incident.

It's still too early to determine what the Ohio High School Athletic Association will do after the incident.

Here's your video from the Dispatch, who covered the game:

Louisiana H.S Wins Playoff Game on Hail Mary Pass

This doesn't happen very often, but it's pretty cool when it does.

Set-up: Last play of the Dunham (Baton Rouge, LA) vs. Holy Savior Menard in the Louisiana Division III Select Playoffs. Menard is up 24-21, clock is nearing zero.

Dunham has the ball on Menard's 46 yard line.

Quarterback Jayron Walker drops back and throws the ball as far as he can into a crowded end zone full of players from both teams.

And somehow the ball ends up in receiver Joshua Matthews's hands. over, Dunham comes back and gets the win 27-24.


Here's video of the fateful play--

One-Punch Hockey Fight: Dalton Prout Drops Milan Lucic

Well, it sort of was a fight.

Okay, so maybe it was one punch and a bunch of woofing.

Take a look what happened when Dalton Prout of the Columbus Blue Jackets got tangled up with Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins Friday night.

Some pushing, some shoving and a little dosey-do. Words are exchanged and Prout throws one punch. And down goes Lucic.

He didn't stay down long, got up and barked back and forth with Prout as both were ushered off the ice.

Lucic's teammates got the last laugh as Boston left with a 4-3 overtime win...