September 4, 2007 |
Clemson's first-time starter Cullen Harper threw two touchdown passes to lead the Tigers' 24-18 upset of No. 19-ranked Florida State on Monday night at Clemson, S.C., amid a report of two bomb threats earlier in the day. No explosive devices were found, although ESPN reported that security was heightened at Clemson's Memorial Stadium.
November 27, 2008 |
No. 2 Florida (10-1) at No. 23 Florida State (8-3) Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 Florida is hotter than any team in the nation, still only No. 4 in the BCS standings but getting to the national title game won't be a problem if the Gators close with wins over Florida State and Alabama. A lot of one-loss schools, including USC, are rooting for Florida State to win this week and then for Florida to beat Alabama next week in the SEC title game.
November 18, 2007 |
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Graham Harrell and Texas Tech knocked No. 3 Oklahoma out of the national title chase Saturday night with a 34-27 victory. Harrell threw for 420 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders (8-4, 4-4) and for the 11th time this season a top-five team lost to an unranked team. Tech fans stormed the field after the win, the second straight in Lubbock for Coach Mike Leach over Sooners Coach Bob Stoops, his former boss at Oklahoma.
October 29, 2006 |
Every four years for the last 12, Texas had left Lubbock a loser. It looked as if that trend might continue Saturday night when Texas Tech jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half. But the No. 5 Longhorns overcame four turnovers and erased the big deficit to beat the Red Raiders, 35-31, in a Big 12 Conference game. "This team doesn't know how to quit," said Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, who threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns. "We just kept hanging in there.
September 23, 2007 |
Pssst, Notre Dame . . . Syracuse can help you with your problems on offense. They'll tell you -- schedule Louisville. It worked for the Orange, which entered its game against the Cardinals ranked No. 116 out of 119 in the nation in total offense, then piled up 465 yards against a Louisville team that two weeks ago was talking about winning a national title.
December 11, 2008 |
In the state of Texas, where lawmakers are drawing up a bill pushing to end the BCS, it's difficult to find someone in favor of the current college football postseason format. But not impossible. Sam Harrell, father of Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, told the New York Times that he would rather see college football avoid any form of playoff. "Now I know people say how much it works for basketball, but I think football is different," Harrell said.
September 21, 2009 |
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1Picking up the pieces in Los Angeles after a 16-13 loss in Seattle. Familiar script: USC loses to an unranked opponent and has to fight to get back in the Bowl Championship Series race. Sound familiar? It now has happened in 2003, '06, '07, '08 and '09. USC overcame the triple-overtime loss at California in 2003 to win the Associated Press national title but is now facing the prospect of a fourth straight year in which an unexpected defeat costs the Trojans a title shot.