Posted on: December 29, 2010 4:45 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2010 4:48 pm
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8) Michigan St.
Played at the Sugar Bowl
Played at the Orange Bowl
11) Virginia Tech
Played at the Fiesta Bowl
10) Boise St.
Played at the Rose Bowl
Posted on: December 29, 2010 4:41 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2010 4:42 pm
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14) Central Florida at 3) Texas Christian
UCF takes the opening drive 51 yards, but has to settle for a field goal. Evans for TCU answers back with a 50-yarder on their opening drive. Both teams punt twice to end the 1<sup>st</sup>. After a couple more punts to start the 2<sup>nd</sup>, UCF puts together some offense and Davis eventually gets into the end zone with a 7-yard rush, but, the extra point is no good. Then the Horned Frogs wake up. The next drive goes 73 yards, with Dalton finding Johnson in the end zone. The defenses hold for the rest of the 2<sup>nd</sup>. HALFTIME SCORE 10-9 TCU
Both teams punt to open the 3<sup>rd</sup>. On their second possession, TCU goes 64 yards in only 4 plays after Wesley ran for 34 yards and a score. After a couple more punts, TCU gets another quick drive, this one 6 plays and 93 yards. Tucker finds the end zone on a 46-yard scamper. TCU’s defense then stops the Knights on their next drive when they fail on 4<sup>th</sup> down. TCU quickly drives the ball toward the end zone again, but Young loses the ball and UCF recovers. Cattoi hits a 45-yard field goal for UCF on their next drive. From now on, UCF is in four down territory, but they can never make anything of it. At one point, they give the ball up on their own 3 yard line. The next play sees Dalton finding Kerley for another touchdown. TCU’s defense holds for the rest of the game. TCU WINS 31-12.
11) Virginia Tech at 6) Ohio State
The Hokies get the opening kickoff and reel off a 17 play, 70 yard drive, capped off by a 1 yard rush by Williams. Ohio State drives down the field as well, bu they come up empty as Barclay missed a 47-yarder. Va. Tech then puts together another long drive, this one 11 plays, 70 yards. Roberts catches a 25 yard pass from Taylor to score. After an OSU punt, Taylor is picked off by Barnett who takes it to the house. After another time-consuming drive, Hazley kicks a 43-yard field goal for the Hokies. Barclay would later kick a 26-yarder for the Buckeyes. Va. Tech gets the ball then with 1 second on the clock, and that’s all they would need. Taylor completes a 48-yard Hail Mary to Coale as time expires for a touchdown. HALFTIME SCORE 24-10 VT
Both teams trade punts to open the half. On the second play of the Buckeyes second possession, Saine loses the ball and Va. Tech recovers. 6 plays and 66 yards later, Wilson breaks off a 19 yard run for the touchdown. The Buckeyes follow that up with a 35-yard field goal. Hazley attempts a field goal from 48 yards, but it is no good. On the next drive, Pryor is picked off at the VT 11 by Edwards. After a few punts, OSU mounts a comeback in the 4<sup>th</sup>. With 4:46 on the clock, Pryor finds Saine for a 1-yard touchdown catch to trail by 11. The lead is extended to 14 after a Hazley field goal with 2:42 on the clock. Pryor leads the Buckeyes down the field to score a touchdown with 1:08 to play after he scrambles for 10 yards. But, VT recovers the ensuing onside kick. VT WINS 34-27.
10) Boise St. at 7) Arkansas
Both teams trade punts to open the game. In BSU’s next possession, Avery finishes the drive with a 3 yard touchdown run. Arkansas answers right back; Mallett finds Tucker in the end zone from 12 yards out. On the first play in the 2<sup>nd</sup>, Moore is intercepted by Crim. Two plays later, Davis rumbles for 68 yards and a touchdown. Boise answers with an 8 play, 73 yard drive capped by a 7 yard pass from Moore to Efaw. Defenses then step up. Mallett is intercepted twice and Boise fails to capitalize. With 23 seconds before the half, Arkansas is stopped on fourth down from their own 2. On the next play, Leon picks off Moore. Arkansas kicks a field goal to close the half. HALFTIME SCORE 17-14 ARKANSAS.
The opening drive leads to a field goal for Hocker of Arkansas. Brotzman answers back with a 37-yarder for the Broncos. Both teams would then punt, but Arkansas takes theirs 68 yards for a touchdown. Starting the 4<sup>th</sup>, Moore throws a 17-yard touchdown pass to Potter to cut the lead to 3. Hocker then kicks a 35-yard field goal to increase the Razorback lead to 6. It then takes Boise just 3 plays to go 80 yards for the touchdown to go up by 1. Arkansas then puts together a 12 play, 69 yard drive after Mallett hits Adams with a 2 yard strike. But, the two point attempt is no good. After Moore is intercepted again, Mallett throws another touchdown, this one to Williams to go up by 12 with 2:52 to play. On the ensuing drive, the Broncos score on a 9-yard run by Avery to cut the lead to 5. BSU then recovers the onside kick at their own 41. On 4<sup>th</sup> down with 13 seconds on the clock from the 8 yard line, Moore finds Potter in the end zone for the game winner. The two point attempt fails. BOISE ST. WINS 44-43.
15) Miami (OH) at 2) Oregon
Turnovers start this game: Maehl fumbles for Oregon and Dysert is picked off for Miami. The next drive sees Oregon march down the field and Barner scoring from 2 yards out on 4<sup>th</sup> down. Cook misses a field goal for Miami, but they get the ball back after Oregon punts. Miami then quickly goes down the field to score when Dysert finds Paine for a 9-yard touchdown. The extra point, though was blocked. On Oregon’s 2<sup>nd</sup> play, Thomas is picked off by Nunley. Six plays later, Dysert hits Paine again for a touchdown, this one from 8 yards out. Then Oregon takes over. Beard hits a 42-yard field goal at the start of the 2<sup>nd</sup>. Then, after a three and out and a great return to the RedHawks 27, James finds the end zone from 2 yards out. After another three and out and a return to the Miami 36, James finds the end zone again, this time from 4 yards out. Oregon then stops Miami again on three plays. James finished this drive out on a 1-yard pitch for another score. Another three and out leads to a Beard field goal for Oregon as the half ends. HALFTIME SCORE 34-13 OREGON.
The 2<sup>nd</sup> half starts with…you guessed it, a Miami three and out. The ensuing Oregon drive is finished with a Thomas pass to Huff for a touchdown. Miami’s next drive doesn’t even make it to three plays. Robinson catches a pass but then fumbles and Oregon recovers. But, Oregon is held to a 26-yard field goal from Beard. The RedHawks actually get some offense together and score a touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Dysert to Robinson. The two teams trade possessions to open the 4<sup>th</sup>. Finally, James gets free and scores from 27-yards out. The extra point is no good. The next Miami possession stalls at the 8 when they cannot convert on 4<sup>th</sup> down. Two plays later, Thomas is sacked in the end zone for a Miami safety. The RedHawks take their next possession 54 yards for a touchdown with a 15-yard pass from Dysert to Givens. But, it’s too little, too late. OREGON WINS 50-29.