Florida State Seminoles (6-0) (4-0 ACC)
The Seminoles have shown the nation that they don’t plan on falling off anytime soon. They are showing everyone that they’ve quickly moved on from the Jameis Winston era. They found a new superstar quarterback in Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson. He has thrown for 1449 yds., 11 TDs and no picks in his first year with the Seminoles, and running back Dalvin Cook is having great with 955 yds. and 10 TDs. Florida State is in the middle of the pact defensively as their ranked 24th overall in the nation. They will battle it out with Clemson on November 7 for the #1 spot in the ACC, and they may see each other in the ACC Championship Game. But, the winner of that game could determine which ACC team is in one of the playoff spots. For a customized football jersey view: http://recreationandsportsworld.com/customized-college-football-jerseys
After a huge victory at Texas Tech, TCU looks to prove all of the doubters wrong on their road to the Final Four. TCU felt like they got snubbed from the playoffs last year, and they will look to prove this year that they belong in it. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors in TCU’s run for the playoffs in 2015.
Trevone Boykin needs to be elite- The most important part of this TCU team right now, quarterback Trevone Boykin needs to keep his level of play at a very high level if TCU wants a chance at the final four. He has improved with every game, as he has only been playing QB for two years now after making the transition from CB. He is an excellent athlete and has a very good arm as well. His touch on deep throws is impeccable, and he can make a lot of throws that other QB’s in the nation cannot. He already has 1470 passing yards and 14 passing TD’s on the season, as he looks to break most of the passing records set at TCU. Look for Boykin to continue his dominance as TCU’s offense will roll through this season as undoubtedly one of the most potent offenses in the nation.
The ground game needs to take pressure off of Boykin- Starting RB Aaron Green has done an excellent job of keeping defenses honest as he has rumbled for 434 yards and 6 td’s on 73 carries this season. Many critics went into this season thinking that TCU was one-dimensional with only a good passing game that could be exploited by smart defenses. However, Aaron Green has proven them wrong with his relentless running style and TCU’s strong run blocking. TCU will keep feeding Aaron Green as long as he keeps running the way he has, as they look to take some of the load off of Trevone Boykin.
Josh Doctson needs to stay healthy- TCU’s best receiver has also been one of the best receivers in the whole nation, as he has amassed 593 receiving yards and 6 td’s on 35 reception. He is always Trevone Boykin’s first read on every play, and for good reason. Doctson has consistently shown that he can burn CB’s with a wide array of routes. He also has elite height, at 6’4 tall he is an absolute nightmare in the red zone, where Boykin will look his way on most plays inside the opponent’s 20 yard line. If Doctson can play through this whole season, The connection between Boykin and him will be a fun one to watch.
TCU’s offense will be elite this year, there is no question about that. The defense will need to step up if they want a legitimate chance at a national championship, something I think that they are capable of doing.
If you are a fan of TCU, wear your Horned Frogs football jersey with pride on game day! Other TCU apparel and accessories are available.
Before embarking on your tailgating event someone needs to make sure that everyone knows the rules of the venue. There will be regulations and pre-registering requirements. You need to plan in advance where you’re going to park and who is going to get there first to save the spot.
You will find everyone dressed casually at tailgate events. Die-hard college fans will have these items in their wardrobe, the team jersey, hat T-shirt and even flags to wave.
Jerseys can be special ordered, personalized with your name on them and the number of your favorite team player. In fact you can choose just about any name you want to put on your jersey, it doesn’t have to be your own first or last name. The number can also be of your own choosing, perhaps a birthday or even your own lucky number.
There are a few universities that offer personalized football jerseys; including:
Michigan State Spartans
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Texas A&M Aggies
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Order your jersey today! Tailgating has become part of the American landscape and it is here to stay.
The competition of college football has become increasingly more popular over the past two decades as the size of the crowds and the expansion of major stadiums across the country can attest. The growth of this enthusiasm can be largely attributed to the loyalty of sports fans and alumni of Colleges and Universities across the country.
One such college that explodes with enthusiasm every game day is the Michigan State University Spartans. There is certainly no shortage of fan loyalty or participation at this University. Those sports fans fortunate enough to live in or near East Lansing and actually sit in Spartan stadium have a real opportunity to show their support both before and after any game. As with any college or University, you can imagine the different apparel that is available for them to purchase, not only from the school, but from many online web sites as well. The inventory is endless: Tee shirts, sweatshirts, hats, key chains, sweaters, blankets, flags, pennants. The list goes on forever.
Every Saturday morning during the fall, loyal Spartans gather in the parking lots, pubs, garages and the great stadium to begin their celebration with a great sense of pride. There is nowhere else you will find a cause more united then at a Spartan gathering. You can hear the crescendo building as game time nears. As you walk toward the stadium, you are surrounded by the sounds of screaming fans, pockets of RVs with massive grills spewing awesome smelling smoke, and fans dressed and painted in green and white. This is entertainment at its finest.
For those who do not know Michigan State is not a small university. As a matter of fact, it is the seventh largest university in the United States bolstering an enrollment just shy of 50,000. That is a lot of Tee Shirts, Key Chains and blankets. Moreover, let us not forget our Mascot, Sparty, who has been roaming the sidelines since the 1989 season. The cartoon looking mascot known the world over as Sparty the Spartan is physically unmistakable with his oversized head, bulging biceps, washboard abs, and green armor.
No University could really survive without an outstanding Alumni program and Michigan State provides one of the best. It is usually the support of the Alumni program at any College or University that often spear heads the programs that raise money for new ventures such as stadiums, new classes, new or additional athletic equipment and band uniforms. The Alumni Association at Michigan State is a significant part of building and expanding fan loyalty at this University.
So this next fall if you are one of the lucky 75,000 to be able to attend a Michigan State game, squeeze into your seat and watch the team explode on the field, be sure to show your support and wear that symbol of Spartan loyalty. Let those players see nothing but green and white in those stands. Help do your share by showing your school pride. Do it for yourself, your peers and most of all your team. Go Spartans!
The Michigan State Spartans enter the 2014 coming off an impressive 2013 campaign. The Spartans finished the regular season with an impressive 34-24 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. The win pushed the Spartans to 12-1 and a chance to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. The Spartans success would continue rolling to a 24-20 victory against the number five ranked Stanford.
The 2014 season presents an even bigger challenge as the team has a difficult schedule that could feature as many as four or five ranked teams when it comes time to play them. The biggest of these challenges comes at the hand of the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have been in the running the past few seasons for the National Championship game and 2014 should be no different.
As far as in the Big Ten their three toughest games all come at home against Nebraska, Michigan and Ohio State. The Spartans will also have a few new conference matchups against the Maryland Terps and Rutgers who both are making their season debut in the Big Ten.
Toughest Conference Game:
When you look at the toughest conference game the first one that jumps out is the game on November 8th against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes have put together a great run under Urban Meyer but the last game of the season on the road against the Penn St. Nittany Lions could be the biggest challenge. Despite losing their head coach the Nittany Lions were able to replace him with James Franklin from Vanderbilt.
Toughest Non-Conference Game:
As you look at their out of conference games against Jacksonville State, Oregon Ducks, East Michigan and Wyoming the choice for the toughest matchup is a easy call. The game against the Ducks come on the road at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. The Ducks pride themselves on a fast paced offensive team that likes to score. Last season the Ducks ranked second in total offense with 7,345 yards and tied for third with 45.5 points per game.
If you take out the tough matchups against the top four teams and look at the remaining teams alive that could upset them the Maryland Terps could be that team. The Terps will have talented wide receiver Stefon Diggs back after suffering a season ending injury. Last season the Terps got off to a good start before injuries started to take a toll on the team.
Top Returning Starters from 2013:
Connor Cook will be returning for his sophomore season after finishing last season with 2,755 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. Cook’s big play in the Big Ten Championship Game and Rose Bowl helped seal a 13-1 record. In the final two games of the season Cook finished with 636 passing yards, five touchdown passes and two interceptions.
This is a challenging season for the Michigan State Spartan football team and fans. Support the Spartans by watching their Saturday games and sporting Spartan apparel.
The Michigan Wolverines football team enters 2014 looking for a better performance than last year. The Wolverines finished second to last in the Legends Division of the Big Ten and tied for eighth overall with a 3-5 record in the conference. Overall the team finished with a 7-6 record after starting the season with five straight wins. The Wolverines would fall to Kansas State 31-14 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl to finish the season.
Brady Hoke will look for his team to improve in 2014 and should have an opportunity to put together some wins early. The toughest matchup in the first five games will come against Notre Dame on the road on September 6th. Last season the Wolverine were able to defeat the Fighting Irish 41-30 to move to 2-0.
The Wolverines have a difficult back to back matchup against Penn State before traveling to take on Michigan State. The other tough matchup in the Big Ten comes at the end of the season on the road against Ohio State. The Wolverines will look to revenge their one point loss last season at home.
Toughest Conference Game:
The Wolverines have two games on their conference schedule that will be key in how the team finishes. These games are against Michigan State on October 25th and Ohio State on November 29th. The Ohio State matchup on paper early on seems to be the most difficult matchup after losing to both teams last season.
Toughest Non-Conference Game:
Notre Dame on the road is the only out of conference matchup that presents a challenge. The other three games come against Appalachian State, Miami of Ohio and Utah. If the Wolverines can get another big game out of Devon Gardner like the five touchdown performance last season the team could leave Notre Dame with a win.
The matchup against Northwestern on the road on November 8th could be that one mental lapse that the team faces all season. After last seasons three overtime win against the Wildcats look for another battle in 2014.
Top Returning Starters from 2013:
Devon Gardner is returning for his sophomore season at quarterback and the Wolverine fans should be excited. Gardner showed at times last season against Notre Dame he has the ability to play against some of the better schools. The one area that Gardner has to work on is his turnovers after throwing 11 interceptions last season. Gardner finished the season with 2,960 yards passing long with 483 yards rushing and a combined 32 touchdowns.
Gardner will also have starting tight end Devin Funchess back for the 2014 season. Funchess finished the season with 49 catches for 748 yards and six touchdowns.
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If you are like most individuals who dread upcoming birthdays for family and friends due to having to choose the right gift, there is a solution. Think about personalizing a college t-shirt or jersey for their big day. Whether it is the big 40, 50, 60 or any age, a personalized t-shirt or jersey is the ideal solution for even the most fussy friend or family member.
With a college jersey that is personalized, you can please the most avid sports fan or alumni. Simply pick their favorite college team and order a shirt with their name and birthday number placed on the back. Make it fun and make it personal with a customized t-shirt or jersey for their birthday.
Wouldn’t your dad or grandpa love to wear their Alma mater shirt on game day? Give them a great birthday or Father’s Day present. They can sport their favorite team for all to see while proudly wearing their own name and new age on the back of the jersey.
What a fun way to say Happy “50th” Birthday or Happy Mother’s Day to your mom who loves college football. She can wear that shirt or jersey everyday with her blue jeans.
College friends can give their fraternity brother or sorority sister a t-shirt or jersey that sports their new coming of age on their university shirt.
Personalized college t-shirts and jerseys are also great gifts for the new high school or college graduates. Put their name and year of graduation on the back of their shirt to show off their achievements.
Whether you are shopping around for the ideal gift for your special girl or that one of a kind guy, a
personalized t-shirt or jersey can be just the ticket. Let them wear it on their big day proudly and show them just how much you care by ordering a t-shirt or jersey displaying their name and new age.
Sport your very own personalized college T-shirt with your name and number on it. These shirts can ship from our college store to your door in 3 days.
A personalized college T- shirt or jersey is an officially licensed collegiate product. It will be shirt sporting your favorite college logo with your name or text on the back.
This is not to be confused with a customized shirt that has so many more selections; such as, logos, graphics, colors, etc. Custom shirts start off with basically a plain t-shirt and you design the details. Personalized shirts start off as officially licensed college shirts that you add your name and number to. Of course, you can select an array of colors, sizes, and sleeve length.
Your t-shirt may have a giant team logo across the front, a printed basketball graphic on the left sleeve, and just about any combination of name and number you choose on the back. Unfortunately, not all NCAA teams are available in personalized Tees.
Browse through our mom t-shirts section where you can find many styles, sizes, and colors of sports shirts. You can choose a personalized shirt or a trendy sports shirt. Some of the more popular styles are the standard white t-shirt, hoodies, polo shirts, ringer tees, and the trendy distressed t-shirts. Our t-shirts range from a slim fit profile to a generous, comfy fit.
Men’s shirts come in sizes from small to XXL. Personalized college shirts come in a rib-neck collar. If you do not want a personalized shirt or jersey, your selection of sport shirts expand to literally hundreds. You can choose long sleeve, short sleeve, collars, no collars, and various color combinations.
Most t-shirts found at Fanatics are top quality, 100% combed ring spun cotton. They have screen print graphics sporting your favorite college emblem.
This week’s college top games got off to an early start with the number 3 Oregon Ducks meeting (5) Stanford on Thursday night.
Since we are going to highlight that affair, why not just take a look at how numbers 1 through 5 fared, minus (4) Ohio State who took the week off.
I apologize in advance for perhaps wasting your time documenting the Seminoles dismantling of the lowly Demon Deacons, but it does illustrate how good this team
from Tallahassee can be.
Florida State 59, Wake Forest 3
62-7, 54-6, 59-3 = 175-16. Those are the combined scores in 3 of Florida States wins against unranked opponents.
63-0, 51-14, 41-14 = 155-28. Those are the combined scores of 3 Seminole victories versus ranked foes.
And I didn’t even include the 41-13 season opening triumph against Pittsburgh who beat Notre Dame Saturday night. Do you see a trend here?
While the QB wearing jersey number 5, freshman Jameis Winston did nothing to hurt his chances as a Heisman hopeful,
the Florida State defense did more than its part contributing to this “W”.
Six interceptions, one returned for a TD and another TD on a fumble recovery that occurred on the next play from
scrimmage, sealed the deal early in the second quarter for Florida State.
There was also a 97 yard kickoff return by Levonte Whitfield (#7) just to be sure special teams didn’t feel left out.
The win all but insures a trip to the ACC Championship game for the Seminoles and a likely matchup against Alabama
(Winston’s home state) for the national crown.
Alabama 38, LSU 17
This game essentially came down to one play. With the score tied at 17-17 early in the 3rd quarter, Nick Saban called for a fake punt with the ball at the Crimson tide 41 yard line. It changed the flow of the game and catapulted (1) Alabama to a 38-17 victory against (13) LSU.
A.J. McCarron remained in the Heisman picture too, with number 10 throwing 3 TD passes.
T.J. Yeldon (#4) ran for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns accounting for the rest of the TD total.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Stanford 26, Oregon 20
The weekend got off to a flying start with (3) Oregon meeting (5) Stanford in a nationally televised affair. This one even
gave the NFL’s Thursday Night matchup a run for its ratings.
The Cardinals 26-20 victory, found the weekend ending with Stanford at number 4 and the Oregon Ducks falling to 6 in the national rankings.
It also saw Stanford take a half game lead over Oregon in the Pac-12 North, while both teams now have an overall mark of
This game was the story of two quarterbacks, both wearing jersey number 8.
Kevin Hogan wore the red one and was methodical leading the home team Cardinals to a 23-0 advantage entering the
The other 8 was an emerald green against white worn by the Ducks Marcus Mariota who was virtually shut down by Stanford’s defense before a 4th quarter rally, in which he threw for 2 touchdowns, came up short.
Oregon ultimately ran out of time after failing to cover an onside kick which essentially ended the game as Stanford ran
out the clock.
The football season will be winding down in the coming weeks. You can always support your college team by wearing a football jersey or T-shirt.
Week number 8 of the NCAA football season was a virtual potpourri of upsets and
The SEC East was hit particularly hard with losses by Georgia (to Vanderbilt) and South Carolina (to Tennessee). In the meantime, Missouri has proven once and for all they are for real with a sound beating of the Florida Gators.
Things were no better in the SEC West where Texas A&M dropped a shootout with Auburn (this week’s GAME OF THE WEEK) and LSU was also upset. The nation’s number one team, Alabama easily rolled to a triumph over Arkansas.
This begs the question, are we ready for a Tigers versus Tide SEC Championship game? If so, are we prepared for a 30 point “Bama” victory?
The most hyped game of the week was a dismal disappointment, so let’s start our recaps there.
Florida State 51, Clemson 14
This was billed as the ACC game of the year and perhaps one of the conferences biggest ever.So exactly what went wrong for (3) Clemson in front of over 80,000 Tiger fans Saturday night in their 51-14 loss to (5) Florida State?
You can start with a red shirt freshman QB wearing jersey number 5, Jameis Winston, who threw for 444 yards and 3
touchdowns. WR Rashad Greene (#80) was on the receiving end of 2 of the TD’S as part of his 146 yards including a 72 yard sprint to the end zone in the 2nd quarter.
You knew it was going to be a long day for Clemson QB Tajh Boyd (jersey #10) when his first quarter fumble resulted in a 37
yard touchdown by the Seminoles Mario Edwards after he picked up the ball. Boyd’s stat line besides the fumble read 17/37, 156 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT.
Tennessee 23, South Carolina 21
Volunteer fans were treated to one of the most exciting games of the day when Tennessee came back to win a thriller 23-21 over (11) South Carolina in Knoxville Saturday afternoon.
Michael Palardy lived up to his number 1 jersey number by splitting the uprights on a 19 yard field goal as the game clock expired.
Palardy’s heroics were set up by an unbelievable one handed catch by the Vols WR Marquez North (#8) good for 39
yards to keep the game’s final drive alive.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Auburn 45, Texas A&M 41
The shootout at the OK Corral had nothing on the one that occurred in College Station, Texas Saturday afternoon. Nick
Marshall, wearing jersey number 14 was the main gunslinger for (24) Auburn as they beat (and battered) Johnny Manziel (#2) and (7) Texas A&M 45-41.
To put the victory in perspective, the Tigers did not win a single game in the SEC last season and lost to the Aggies
63-21 a year ago.
QB Marshall had a pair of touchdowns through the air and personally ran in another 2 in this back and forth battle
that ended with RB Tre Mason (#21) running the ball in from 5 yards out with 1:19 remaining in the game.
Manziel was his normal dynamic self, passing for 4 TD’s of his own and compiling 454 yards via the air. He also had a
rushing touchdown, but appeared to hurt his right shoulder in the 4th quarter and continually seemed to be favoring it the remainder of the contest.
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