Early Games Quick Recap

A couple of close games early, but no particularly well-played ones. The ACC Raycom game saw UVA lose to their first quality opponent, Maryland. The only surprise was the shootout score – 45-33. Virginia Tech cruised in Morgantown in the only other early ACC action (unless you count Duke/Navy, which I don’t).

Of most national importance was Michigan State/Michigan. Both teams played terribly in the second half, but the Wolverines made their FG in OT, while the Spartan kicker shanked another (he earlier missed a 21-yarder). Michigan had a chance to win in regulation (0:53), but Rivas pushed a chip shot. Michigan State would have had a long FG try at the end, but lined up with 6 men on the line of scrimmage to nullify a long pass play.

To nobody’s surprise, the undefeated runs of Baylor and Indiana came to an end, in College Station and Madison, respectively. Baylor put up a very good fight, and would have won in a walk if not for terrible performance in the Aggie red zone. It’s looking more and more like Texas A&M simply isn’t good at all.

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One Response to Early Games Quick Recap

  1. Sacco 10/01/2005 at 4:58 PM #

    I was curious watching the Baylor/A&M game and I was really frustrated that the coach for Baylor didn’t at least attempt to move the ball in order to try a lenghty field goal to win the game. The pervasive thought amongst coaches and fans is that you go for the win on the road and the tie at home. Being in College Station and considering that the kickoff return gave them good position at about their own 32 yard-line, I was shocked to see Baylor run out the clock. not a smart move by the coach. Good game though.

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