Saturday, December 26, 2009

If We had a College Football Playoff - 2nd Round Games - Saturday Evening

Texas vs Utah @ Houston - Site of the Texas Bowl

Texas gave the in-state crowd plenty to cheer about as the Longhorns drilled Utah 40-7 at Reliant Stadium. Colt McCoy threw for 232 yards and Tre Newton ran for another 129 as the Longhorns breezed to a victory. Texas led 17-0 early and was never really challenged. The Utes rushing attack was stymied, held to 69 yards on 41 carries. Meanwhile, Terrance Cain threw a pair of interceptions for the Utes. Texas moves to 14-0 with the win and will play in San Antonio next weekend.

Arizona vs Iowa @ Tempe - Site of the Insight Bowl

Iowa beat Arizona, 31-22, for the second time this year advancing to a Sweet Sixteen date with Texas next weekend. Iowa scored 24 straight points after falling behind 10-7 to take control of the football game and held on for the victory. Adam Robinson was the big gun for the Hawkeyes picking up 143 yards on 27 carries. The Hawkeye defense picked off Nick Foles three times. Pat Angerer had one of those interceptions and also had a pair of sacks in the victory. Keola Antolin had 137 yards rushing in the loss and also scored on a 47-yard screen pass.

Virginia Tech vs Tennessee @ Washington DC - Site of the EagleBank Bowl

The Hokies got a huge performance from Ryan Williams and moved one step closer to filling their empty trophy case with a 35-13 win over Tennessee in Washington DC. Williams ran for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Hokies took control after halftime. Virginia Tech fell behind 13-7 on a Bryce Brown 3-yard run, but that seemed to ignite Beamer's bunch. Williams took off on a 64-yard scoring jaunt just plays later starting a string of 28 unanswered points that led the Hokies to victory.

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