Monday, November 7, 2005

Week 10 Recaps

3-2 ATS in Week 10. 57-44-2 YTD

Miami 27 Virginia Tech 7

Miami went into Blacksburg and dominated the undefeated Hokies, 27-7. Virginia Tech turned the ball over six times in the loss. Marcus Vick passed for under 100 yards and was sacked five times. Miami made a crucial fourth conversion for a touchdown in the second quarter to give them a 10-0 lead. The Hurricanes won the game, but lost RB Tyrone Moss for the season. Backup Charlie Jones filled in very well though and allowed the ‘Canes to continue running the ball successfully. Miami controls their destiny in a berth in the ACC Championship Game.

Notre Dame 42 Tennessee 21

Another frustrating afternoon for Phil Fulmer and the Volunteers as 21 unanswered Irish fourth quarter points put Tennessee away in South Bend. The Vols came from behind to tie Notre Dame at 21 going into the fourth, but a Jeff Smardizja took a third down pass to the Tennessee one yard line. Erik Ainge threw two fourth quarter interceptions leading to the other two touchdowns. Tennessee must now win their final three games against Memphis, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt to become bowl eligible. Notre Dame needs to continue its winning way to get into the top 12 of the BCS and secure a BCS bowl bid.

Georgia Tech 30 Wake Forest 17

Georgia Tech became bowl eligible for the ninth straight season with a 30-17 victory over Wake Forest. Reggie Ball threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading Georgia Tech past Wake Forest 30-17 Saturday to make the Yellow Jackets eligible for their ninth straight bowl trip. Wake Forest's modest two-game winning streak ended, along with its slim bowl hopes. The Demon Deacons (4-6, 3-4) didn't pick up a first down until nearly six minutes into the second quarter, and they were held to 100 yards on the ground - less than half of their ACC-leading average of 215.6 yards a game.

NC State 20 FSU 15

Chuck Amato continues to have Bobby Bowden’s number (if there is such a thing). Amato beat his former boss for the third time in five tries and the second in Tallahassee. Freshmen Andre Brown got his chance in the Wolfpack backfield and took full advantage by racking up 179 yards. Marcus Stone played in favor of Jay Davis at the quarterback spot and most likely played well enough to secure the starting position next week too. Bowden’s team struggled, especially of offense where they were missing starting TB Leon Washington and G John Frady. QB Drew Weatherford, the ACC leading in total offense coming into the game, was pulled in favor of Xavier Lee. However, Lee was not very effective in relief. NC State remains the only ACC team to win Tallahassee.

South Carolina 14 Arkansas 10

Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks became bowl eligible with a hard-fought road win over Arkansas. Blake Mitchell threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Kenny McKinley on the final play of the third quarter, and South Carolina became bowl eligible with a 14-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday. Freshman Darren McFadden rushed for 187 yards for Arkansas, his fourth straight 100-yard game. The Razorbacks outgained South Carolina 356-187, but struggled in short-yardage situations. Arkansas will miss the postseason for the second straight year after going to bowls in each of coach Houston Nutt's first six seasons.

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