No 25 Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet in instate rivalry. November 22nd, 2008 | No Comments »

No 25 Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet in instate rivalry. It hasn’t taken long for Butch Davis to get into North Carolina’s rivalry with North Carolina State. “The fans are right on top of each other,” the second-year coach said. “I was mad at some people dressed in red at the (grocery store) last night.” About [...]

Rose Bowl at stake for JoePa, No 7 Penn State. November 22nd, 2008 | No Comments »

Rose Bowl at stake for JoePa, No 7 Penn State. For all of his years coaching, even Joe Paterno hasn’t been involved in a game like this. No. 7 Penn State will play a veritable Big Ten championship game on Saturday when No. 17 Michigan State visits Happy Valley. Win and the Nittany Lions clinch [...]

Appalachian State is atop the mountain again in college football second tier. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Appalachian State is atop the mountain again in college football second tier. But the three-time defending national champion Mountaineers’ perch could be threatened Saturday night at James Madison. The Dukes might be the most dangerous team in the Colonial Athletic Association, the best conference in the Football Championship Subdivision, and they have a score to [...]

Mike Leach has suggested he may shake up his receiving corps. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Mike Leach has suggested he may shake up his receiving corps. When No. 11 Texas Tech goes against Massachusetts on Saturday night. But it wouldn’t be to fool the Minutemen, the second Football Championship Subdivision opponent Texas Tech has faced in nonconference. Leach made no secret of his displeasure with receivers who dropped eight passes [...]

Friday Big 12 Conference Capsule. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Friday Big 12 Conference Capsule. CONNECTICUT 31, BAYLOR 28 EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut Donald Brown scored on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Connecticut a 31-28 victory over Baylor. Brown, who rushed for 151 yards on 34 carries, capped a four-play, 29-yard drive with 6:04 left. Entering as the nations second-leading rusher at [...]

Bobby Bowden isn’t sure his 24th-ranked Florida State team deserves that rating yet. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Bobby Bowden isn’t sure his 24th-ranked Florida State team deserves that rating yet. But expects he’ll find out Saturday against No. 18 Wake Forest. Bowden’s young Seminoles climbed into The Associated Press poll at No. 24 after scoring 115 points in overwhelming Championship Subdivision foes Chattanooga and Western Carolina to start their season. “I was [...]

Notre Dame has a chance to move closer to glory. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

Notre Dame has a chance to move closer to glory. A year after finishing with just three wins, the Fighting Irish have a shot at being 3-0 for the first time since 2002 and second time since 1996. They beat Michigan 35-17 last week after opening with a lackluster win against San Diego State at [...]

You don’t have to tell Clemson coach Tommy Bowden about South Carolina State players. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

You don’t have to tell Clemson coach Tommy Bowden about South Carolina State players. After all, Bowden tried to get a bunch of them to join the Tigers. “Those are guys we’re very familiar with, very talented,” Bowden said. The 23rd-ranked Tigers (2-1) play their first game against South Carolina State (2-1), a Football Championship [...]

From the moment Arizona State 2008 schedule was released. September 20th, 2008 | No Comments »

From the moment Arizona State 2008 schedule was released. The Georgia game loomed as a springboard into the national spotlight for the Sun Devils. An unthinkable loss to UNLV pulled the plug on the spotlight, and it has given the third-ranked Bulldogs’ visit an entirely different meaning. The Sun Devils hope to restore their confidence [...]

Friday Pac-10 Conference Capsule. September 13th, 2008 | No Comments »

Friday Pac-10 Conference Capsule. BAYLOR 45, WASHINGTON STATE 17 WACO, Texas Quarterback Robert Griffin accounted for 346 yards of total offense as Baylor slammed Washington State, 45-17, in a game moved up because of the concern surrounding Hurricane Ike. Griffin ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He added 129 yards passing, [...]