January 13, 2015 |
CHIP KELLY'S fingerprints are all over this game. He obviously coached and recruited Oregon's upper-classmen, before coming to the Eagles after the 2012 season. But Kelly also is good friends with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. They have exchanged concepts, philosophies and probably recipes at least since Meyer was at Utah (2003-04) and Kelly was an assistant at New Hampshire. "For Chip Kelly, to create a culture - and [Bill] Belichick talks about it all the time - where everyone's aligned.
December 30, 2012 |
David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last a 36-yard strike to Marquise Goodman with 2 minutes, 24 seconds left, to give Texas a 31-27 comeback victory over No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night. The Longhorns (9-4) never led before Goodman scored his second touchdown on a deep post pattern, one snap after Texas converted a fourth-and-1 play to keep its chances alive. Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two touchdowns for Oregon State (9-4)
December 28, 2012 |
IN THE NEXT 7 days, some fans will snack on the Buffalo Wild Wings and Chick-fil-A bowls, while others will visit San Francisco for the Fight Hunger Bowl. There will be a trip to Memphis for Liberty and Shreveport, Miss., for Independence. Remember, the Alamo Bowl is in San Antonio. From Yankee Stadium to Honolulu, a gluttony of bowl games will be played that have absolutely nothing to do with deciding the national champion. Who cares, football is football. Here is a look at the next 20 bowls: INDEPENDENCE Ohio U. (8-4)
January 6, 2012 |
MIAMI - The West Virginia Mountaineers were tough to slow down in this year's Orange Bowl. Playing before a national TV audience late Wednesday night, the No. 23-ranked Mountaineers set a bowl scoring record in a stunning, 70-33 rout of No. 14 Clemson. West Virginia's Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes. A pivotal play came in the second quarter when safety Darwin Cook returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown to break the game open. The score was one of five Mountaineer touchdowns in the second quarter, including three in the final 2:29 for a 49-20 lead.
January 5, 2012 |
MIAMI - The West Virginia Mountaineers were tough to slow down, and only the Orange Bowl mascot could stop Darwin Cook. Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, and the No. 23-ranked Mountaineers set a bowl scoring record last night with their high-powered offense. But safety Cook made the pivotal play by returning a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown to break the game open and help beat No. 14 Clemson, 70-33. Cook collided comically with mascot Obie after scoring one of the Mountaineers' five TDs in the second quarter, including three in the final 2:29 for a 49-20 lead.
December 30, 2009 |
The lawyer for Mike Leach said the suspended Texas Tech coach did nothing wrong in the way he treated a player with a "mild" concussion, and Leach wants a court's help to allow him to coach in the Alamo Bowl game against Michigan State on Saturday. The motion for a temporary restraining order was filed yesterday in Lubbock, Texas. A hearing was set for this morning in District Court. University officials suspended Leach on Monday while the school investigates a complaint from receiver Adam James and his family.
December 29, 2009 |
Texas Tech suspended Mike Leach yesterday while the school investigated complaints from receiver Adam James and his family about how the coach treated the player after a concussion. James is the son of former NFL player and current TV analyst Craig James. The school said in a release that defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill will be the interim coach and lead the team in the Alamo Bowl against Michigan State on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Texas Tech officials declined to identify the player, but James' family released a statement to the Associated Press identifying Adam as the player involved.
June 12, 2009 |
Come Sept. 5, Penn State fans at Beaver Stadium may have to excuse Sean Lee. The Nittany Lions' fifth-year senior linebacker may get emotional before the season opener with Akron. "Whenever I look at the [college football] magazines or anything college football, I start thinking about the season," Lee said yesterday at the Penn State Football Fantasy Camp. "I get hyped up, worked up, pumped up. My adrenaline starts pumping. " Lee gets so jazzed that the 6-foot-2, 236-pound Pittsburgh native shies away from watching ESPN's College Football Live.
December 30, 2008 |
Chase Daniel threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin on Missouri's first possession of overtime last night as the No. 25 Tigers defeated No. 22 Northwestern, 30-23, in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. After the Tigers (10-4) scored, their defense sacked C.J. Bacher and forced a fumble that left Northwestern (9-4) with fourth-and-goal from the 32-yard line. His desperation heave into the end zone was knocked down. In other college news: At Birmingham, Ala., Mike Teel passed for 319 yards and Rutgers (8-5)
December 8, 2008 |
SATURDAY, DEC. 20 CONGRESSIONAL BOWL At Washington, D.C. (11 a.m./ESPN) Navy (8-4) vs. Wake Forest (7-5) NEW MEXICO BOWL At Albuquerque, N.M. (2:30/ESPN) Colorado St. (6-6) vs. Fresno St. (7-5) ST. PETERSBURG BOWL At St. Petersburg, Fla. (4:30/ESPN2) Memphis (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5) LAS VEGAS BOWL At Las Vegas, Nev. (8:00/ESPN) Arizona (7-5) vs. Brigham Young (10-2) SUNDAY, DEC. 21 NEW ORLEANS BOWL At New Orleans, La. (8:15/ESPN)