Friday, October 06, 2006

Former Foes

The Zips jumped out to a early 7-2 lead but it was just a “flash” in the pan as Kent State scored 28 unanswered points to beat Akron 37-15. Golden Flashes Quarterback Julian Edelman threw for 305 yards and 2 touchdowns to go along with 69 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. Luke Getsy threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns while Dennis Kennedy ran for 91 yards but it was hardly enough for the Zips. Akron is now 2-3.

Notre Dame
The Fighting Bandwagoneers faced one of the worst defenses Saturday in their game against the Purdue Boilermakers and as expected, Notre Dame’s stars shined. Brady Quinn threw for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns, Darius Walker ran for 146 yards and a touchdown, and Rhema McKnight added a career-high 10 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns. The Irish opened a 28-7 lead on a fake field goal but Purdue scored just 32 seconds later to close the gap to 14 before the half. That’s as close as Purdue could get as Notre Dame scored two times in the 3rd quarter and never looked back.

Youngstown State
The Penguins outlasted the Missouri State Bears after a tie game at half that turned into a 37-10 blowout. Apparently the halftime lecture stuck as Youngstown scored 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and shut the Bears down the entire second half. YSU is now 4-1 on the year with their only loss coming at the hands of Penn State.

Ohio State
THEosu traveled to Kinnick Stadium to take on the Hawkeyes of Iowa and proved, once again, why they are number one. Lord of the Ring Troy Smith threw for 4 touchdowns, Antonio Pittman ran for 117 and Bubble Boy Tony Gonzalez had two scores. Leading 21-10 at halftime, Ohio State scored on its first two possessions to take a 31 – 10 lead before cruising to a surprisingly easy 38 – 17 victory. Drew Tate crapped out throwing 19 completions in 41 attempts 3 of which were to the other team. The Buckeyes now get 6 straight unranked opponents until their showdown against Michigan. ESPN has already retrofitted a turbocharger to the gas powered hype machine for that game.

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