Saturday, December 18, 2010

FanBlog's 2nd Annual If We had a College Football Playoff Playoff - 1st Round Saturday Early Afternoon Gamesrly Games

Kansas State at West Virginia

Noel Devine ran for 115 yards and three scores as the Mountaineers moved onto the second round with a 40-17. The game was tied 17-all at the half, but WVU took control on two Geno Smith touchdown passes in the third quarter. Smith finished the game 18-of-24 for 208 yards. Daniel Thomas ran for 145 yards in the loss.

Connecticut at Nebraska

The Big East Champions were no match for Nebraska as the Cornhuskers rolled to a 40-3 win. Taylor Martinez threw for 225 yards and two scores and rand for 70 more to help Nebraska to the rout. Roy Helu also scored twice and amassed 126 yards. The Nebraska defense kept Jordan Todman under control, holding him to 108 yards on 23 carries.

Michigan at Florida State

The Seminoles were never really challenged by Big Ten counterpart Michigan advancing to the second round with a 24-7 win. Jermaine Thomas ran for a score and caught another as the Seminoles led 21-0 before Michigan got on the board. Denard Robinson was contained by the Seminole defense as he ran 33 times for 97 yards.

Boston College at Ohio State

The Buckeyes rallied from a halftime deficit with 17 straight points to defeat Boston College 24-13 at the Horseshoe. Terrelle Pryor connected with Brandon Saine on the first second half touchdown to give the Bucks a lead they would never relinquish. Daniel Herron scored twice in the win. Montel Harris ran for 128 yards on 24 carries for the Eagles.

Maryland at Iowa

Adam Robinson's 13 yard touchdown run with 16 seconds left gave the Hawkeyes a hard fought 29-25 win over the Terps in Iowa City. The touchdown was Robinson's second of the game and capped a 98 yard performance. Maryland had taken its first lead of the game on Matt Furstenburg's 2-yard touchdown catch with 1:51 left to lead 25-22. But Iowa calmly marched the field and earned advancement.

Louisville at Oklahoma

Landry Jones threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns and DeMarco Murray ran for 135 yards as the Sooners dumped Louisville  40-24. The Cardinals hung around for much of the game, courtesy of the running of Bilal Powell. He ran for 162 yards and his 65-yard score in the third quarter pulled the Cards within 31-21. But Jimmy Stevens would add three field goals after that, four on the day as the Sooners won.

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