Archive for August, 2013

Virginia Tech Football: Will Logan Thomas Recover from Dismal Showing?

Posted by T.J. Mcaloon on August 31 2013 Add Comments
There are a number of questions for the Virginia Tech Hokies following their 35-10 blowout loss at the hands of Alabama. But the one glaring unknown is if their quarterback, Logan Thomas, can regain any confidence after his abysmal showing?  The numbers were bad for Thomas against Alabama.  OK, bad may be a little nice when describing his open to the 2013 season. Maybe the correct term would be: awful, dreadful, terrible, horrifying or maybe disgusting.  Any ...

Duquesne WR Sean Brady Makes an Amazing One-Handed Touchdown Grab

Posted by Ken Dorset on August 31 2013 Add Comments
Duquesne wide receiver Sean Brady made an amazing one-handed touchdown catch early in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Albany.  Here's the opposite end zone's angle of this great play.  Thanks to @SC_Downey for the video. Read more College Football news on

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech: Tide Offensive Line Needs a Lot of Work

Posted by Marc Torrence on August 31 2013 Add Comments
ATLANTA—The looks on the players’ faces did not look like those of 35-10 victors in a season opener. The Alabama Crimson Tide players held their heads high as plastic toy cows rained down from the sky, and Nick Saban stood on a podium with a leather hat trophy, but the smiles were few and far between. The Crimson Tide won the game (beating the spread in the process), but 21 of those points came from special teams ...

Oregon vs. Nicholls State: 10 Things We Learned from the Ducks’ Dominant Win

Posted by Sean Frye on August 31 2013 Add Comments
The Oregon Ducks hit the ground running on Saturday with a 66-3 stomping of the Nicholls State Colonels.  In head coach Mark Helfrich's debut, the Ducks went deep into their depth chart, using three quarterbacks and allowing nine different players to run the ball.  As Oregon now stands at 1-0 on the season, here are 10 things that we learned about the Ducks against the Colonels. Begin Slideshow

Maybe Alabama Isn’t the Lock for Title No. 3 That We Thought It Was

Posted by The Program on August 31 2013 Add Comments
Alabama came away with a solid 35-10 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday, but the Tide's play wasn't as convincing as many had anticipated. With only 206 yards of total offense, Alabama did not look like the well-oiled machine we are accustomed to seeing. Is Alabama on its way to a third straight national championship, or will it fall short of the three-peat? Watch college football analyst Barrett Sallee break down the title hopes of the Crimson Tide. Highlights ...

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech: 10 Things We Learned in Hokies’ Loss

Posted by Bryan Manning on August 31 2013 Add Comments
No. 1 Alabama defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies, 35-17, on Saturday in the much-anticipated season opener for both teams.  The final score was expected; however, it was how we reached that score that came as a surprise.  The Hokies defense was outstanding all game long, unfortunately it was the special teams unit that truly let them down. Two first-half returns by Christion Jones for touchdowns put this game out of reach early, and it was too much ...

Central Michigan vs. Michigan: 10 Things We Learned from Wolverines’ Win

Posted by adam biggers on August 31 2013 Add Comments
Entering a new phase of football, Michigan will continuously learn about itself each week.  Most importantly, it'll carry those lessons into Week 2, one of the most important transition points of the fall.  In a resounding 59-9 victory Saturday over Central Michigan at The Big House, the Wolverines flexed their muscle, showing the rest of the Big Ten that they indeed have firepower on offense, with or without Denard Robinson.  Devin Gardner made his sixth collegiate start at ...

Central Michigan vs. Michigan: It Doesn’t Even Feel Like Denard Robinson Is Gone

Posted by Phil Callihan on August 31 2013 Add Comments
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Heading into this season, the talk around the Michigan Wolverines program was that power football was returning to Ann Arbor. After three years of being dazzled by Denard Robinson, the Wolverines were expected to run a more traditional pro-style offense.  But by halftime of the season opener, fans would be hard pressed to notice the difference from last season. Like last year with Robinson, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was the leading rusher (52 yards for two ...

Tennessee Football: Dominant Win Gives Vols Much-Needed Confidence Boost

Posted by Brad Shepard on August 31 2013 Add Comments
Too many times in recent years, the Tennessee Volunteers struggled to run away from teams they should handle. Too many times in his career, senior running back Rajion Neal struggled to run away from defenders. But when Neal shed an Austin Peay defender's tackle on the Vols' fourth play from scrimmage Saturday and raced 47 yards for a touchdown, he and his teammates left those dark days in the rearview. The Vols did everything they wanted ...

Eastern Washington Beats No. 25 Oregon State 49-46 in Shocking Upset

Posted by Maxwell Ogden on August 31 2013 Add Comments
In the most shocking upset of college football's opening week, Eastern Washington defeated the No. 25 Oregon State Beavers by a score of 49-46 in Corvallis, Ore. This marks the first time a top-25 team has been upset in 2013, and it comes at the hands of an FCS program. Eastern Washington was led by quarterback Vernon Adams, who threw for 411 yards and four touchdowns. Adams also ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on ...