November 23, 2008 |
NORMAN, Okla. -- Make way for a Sooners surge. Sam Bradford and Oklahoma are on their way up in the national championship race, and Texas Tech sure came down with a mighty fall. Bradford threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, and DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown combined to run for five more scores as the fifth-ranked Sooners brought an unceremonious end to No. 2 Texas Tech's run toward perfection in a 65-21 blowout in a Big 12 Conference game Saturday night.
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.
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.
October 19, 2008 |
Mike Sherman, Texas A&M's first-year coach, will probably remember his first game against rival Texas Tech for years to come. That's because the undefeated and seventh-ranked Red Raiders not only handed Sherman and his host Aggies a 43-25 defeat Saturday, Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach added fuel to the rivalry by calling a timeout late in the game. With Texas Tech leading, 36-25, Leach stopped the game with 24 seconds left and asked referees to review a run by Shannon Woods to the one-yard line.
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.