Wednesday, October 10, 2007

News and Notes from Oct 6

Tennessee 35 Georgia 14
-"Its not surprising to see Tenn D-line handle our guys like that" - HC Mark Richt
-"The first thing I was thinking was, I hope they don't put up 51 like they did last year" - WR Mikey Henderson who caught the winning TD against Alabama
-Before Saturday, Tenn was 2-8 in the past 10 games vs ranked opponents and 7-16 against the SEC heavyweights (LSU, Florida, Auburn, Georgia)
-Georgia has now lost 6 straight to SEC East opponents
-"It put us back in the SEC race, and 35-14 doesn't even tell what happened" - UT QB Erik Ainge who is 3-0 vs Georgia

Maryland 28 Georgia Tech 26
-In GT's 3 losses, they have been outscored 41-3 in the first quarter
-Maryland entered the game leading the nation in time of possession, but held the ball for just 22 min and 41 sec in the win
-"Basically, we didn't execute the way we should have at the beginning. We came out sluggish and we just didn't play the way we're capable of playing." - Tech DE Darrell Robertson who recovered a fumble and returned it for a TD in the 2nd quarter.
-"If I knew what was going on, I'd do something about it" - HC Chan Gailey commenting on his team's slow start in games.
-GT rolled up 484 yds and crossed midfield on every poss except its first.

Virginia Tech 41 Clemson 23
-VT held Clemson w/o a first down for the first 21 minutes of the game
-Clemson's Cullen Harper set school records for completions and attempts in the loss

Around the nation...
Stanford 24 USC 23
-USC's 35 game home winning streak is over. The last team to the Trojans at the Coliseum? You guessed it, Stanford 21-16 on Sept 29, 2001.

Kansas is the Big 12's lone unbeaten and 5-0 for just the 3rd time in 39 years

Iowa has now lost 8 straight Big 10 games. Iowa led the Big 10 in conference victories from 2002-2005.

Texas is 0-2 in conference for the first time since 1956.

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