Sunday, November 20, 2005

College Football Round Up, Week 12

USC Survives Bulldogs 50-42
The Trojans won their 33 consecutive games as Reggie Bush made his claim for the Heisman. Bush ran for 294 yards on 23 carries and scored on runs of 45 and 50 yards.

"I was really feeling it -- I was in synch tonight," Bush said. "They were trying to take angles on me early in the game, and I remembered that and cut back on them as the game wore on."
A Texas/USC Rose Bowl is looking like it will be a great game!

Miami Tanks in Again
For the second straight year, the Hurricanes failed to come through in a late-season game at the Orange Bowl. Last year their bid for a Bowl Championship Series berth ended with a loss to Virginia Tech in the regular-season finale. This year it was a home loss to Georgia Tech. The loss puts Virginia Tech in the drivers seat to play in the ACC Championship game.

Penn State Wins the Big 10
JoePa and the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions locked up their first Big Ten title in 11 years and the BCS bid that goes with it by defeating Michigan State 31-22 Saturday.
Michael Robinson ran for 90 yards and a touchdown and passed for another score, and Alan Zemaitis had three interceptions for Penn State.

Georgia Wins the SEC East
Georgia (8-2, 6-2 SEC) squandered its first two chances to win the SEC East, losing to Florida and Auburn by a combined five points.

But the Bulldogs wrapped up their third division title in four years with an emphatic victory in the final game of the season between the hedges. Now, it's on to the Dec. 3 championship game, just 75 miles down the road in Atlanta.

"I'll remember coming into this year with all the doubts, starting with people picking us to finish third in the East," said Shockley, who was among more than two dozens seniors honored before the kickoff. "I'll remember everyone picking out different guys and saying, 'Can they do the job?' -- like myself."

End of an era in Manhattan
Bill Snyder coached his final game Saturday and in typical fashion pilled off the upset beating the Missouri Tigers 36-28. The job that Snyder has done at Kansas State is quite possibly the best coaching job in the history of college football.