November 8, 2009 |
at No. 10 Georgia Tech 30, Wake Forest 27 (OT): Josh Nesbitt scored on a three-yard run in overtime after the Yellow Jackets pulled off a gutsy play on fourth down. Jonathan Dwyer rushed for a career-best 189 yards and went over 1,000 yards for the season. After the defense stifled Wake Forest on the first possession of OT, forcing a field goal, Georgia Tech drove to the five-yard line where it converted a fourth-down play to set up the winning run. at No. 16 Miami 52, Virginia 17: Graig Cooper rushed for a career-best 152 yards and a touchdown, Damien Berry ran for a pair of second-half scores and the Hurricanes cruised.
November 1, 2009 |
No. 18 Miami 28, at Wake Forest 27: Jacory Harris threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin with 1:08 left, and the Hurricanes rallied from a 27-14 deficit to win. Harris threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns to outduel Riley Skinner, who had 349 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Demon Deacons. No. 11 Georgia Tech 56, at Vanderbilt 31: Josh Nesbitt passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, and Jonathan Dwyer rushed for a career-high 186 yards with three touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets over the Commodores (2-7)
October 19, 2009 |
Clemson backup safety Kantrell Brown sprained his neck against Wake Forest but is expected to make a full recovery. Brown, a sophomore, lay motionless, face first, on the Clemson field Saturday afternoon after a kickoff return by the Demon Deacons. He was taken off the field on a stretcher with his neck in a brace, although he was moving his legs, arms and hands before he left the field. The school said Brown was taken to Oconee Memorial Hospital in South Carolina where tests were negative for anything more serious.
October 4, 2009 |
No. 6 Virginia Tech 34, at Duke 26: Tyrod Taylor threw two long touchdown passes and the Hokies (4-1, 2-0) dodged a letdown and beat the Blue Devils (2-3, 0-1). Taylor was 17 for 22 for a career-high 327 yards. at Wake Forest 30, North Carolina State 24: Riley Skinner threw three touchdown passes to become Wake Forest's career leader, the defense ended Russell Wilson's NCAA record streak by intercepting him twice, and the Demon Deacons (3-2, 0-1) beat the Wolfpack (3-2, 0-1)
September 27, 2009 |
South Florida 17, at No. 18 Florida State 7: Redshirt freshman B.J. Daniels ran for 126 yards and threw two touchdown passes in his first start to lead the Bulls (4-0) over the Seminoles (2-2) in the first meeting between the schools. No. 15 Texas Christian 14, at Clemson 10: The Horned Frogs (3-0) held the Tigers (2-2) to 125 yards in the second half. at Georgia Tech 24, No. 22 North Carolina 7: Quarterback Josh Nesbitt ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns, and the Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-1)
September 20, 2009 |
at No. 24 North Carolina 31, East Carolina 17: T.J. Yates threw for two touchdowns for the Tar Heels, who are off to their first 3-0 start since winning the first eight games in 1997. The Pirates (1-2) had only 247 yards of offense. at Clemson 25, Boston College 7: C.J. Spiller had a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown for the Tigers (2-1, 1-1) and Clemson's defense bottled up the Eagles (2-1, 1-1) in a game that took nearly five hours to finish because of two rain delays.
September 13, 2009 |
Jahvid Best rushed for 144 yards and scored two touchdowns to make sure No. 10 California avoided a letdown against Eastern Washington with a 59-7 victory Saturday at Berkeley. Best caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Riley in the first half and scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter for the Golden Bears (2-0). Riley also ran for a touchdown and Shane Vereen had three short touchdown runs as Cal posted its second straight blowout to open the season. "After the first half we were a little dissatisfied with ourselves and the way we had came out," said Vereen, whose team was tied, 7-7, with Eastern Washington after the first quarter.
March 17, 2009 |
Louisville won the regular-season and tournament titles in the Big East, the toughest league in this nation of leagues, meaning Rick Pitino's Cardinals should cruise through this bracket en route to the national title. Stop. Anyone can predict that. Try this: Louisville gets past Tuesday's play-in winner, hopefully Alabama State with 7-foot center Chief Kickingstallionsims, then cries home-field disadvantage for having to play Ohio State in Dayton. Except No.
February 11, 2009 |
Chris Dufresne's rankings and comments: Rk. Team (Rec.) Comment (last week) 1 CONNECTICUT 22-1 Spoiled-brat Rankman already bored with latest No. 1. May he please have another? (1) 2 OKLAHOMA 23-1 Up next: Oh boy, road trip to Baylor, and that means Waco. (2) 3 N. CAROLINA 21-2 Bus driver Bob Frost will take Tobacco Road "less traveled" to Duke. (3) 4 DUKE 20-3 Duke driver took same road once and said it "made all the difference."