Week 6 of the NCAA football season found some Heisman Trophy hopefuls ramping up their performances in quest of the coveted crown.
Clemson QB Tajh Boyd and his counterpart wearing jersey number 5 for Florida State, Jameis Winston, both led their teams
to victories versus ACC opponents. In two weeks they will be across the field from one and other in a “Mano a Mano” Heisman matchup.
Two SEC QB’s also made good showings, with Alabama’s A.J. McCarron getting back on track and Georgia’s Aaron Murray leading the Bulldogs to victory.
Oregon’s QB Marcus Mariota did nothing to lose any votes in the Heisman race while Ohio States Braxton Miller did drop a
notch in spite of the Buckeyes come from behind win against Northwestern in the Big 10 game of the week.
Stanford 31, Washington 28
In a matchup of unbeaten Pac-12 teams all you needed to do was keep an eye on “Lucky 7” jersey wearer Ty Montgomery. The junior wide receiver had 290 all-purpose yards (204 on kick returns) and 2 touchdowns to lead the (5) Stanford Cardinals to a 31-28 victory over (15) Washington. One of his scores came on a 99 yard return of the game’s opening kickoff.
Overall the Huskies outgained the Cards 489 yards to 284, but could not contain Montgomery. Washington also had 30 first
downs to Stanford’s 14.
Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30
This was one of the more highly anticipated encounters of the Big 10 schedule. Could the (16) Wildcats with all-purpose QB
Kain Colter (#2) halt the (4) Buckeyes 17 game win streak?
Ultimately the answer was no, although Northwestern did lead 23-20 to begin the 4th quarter. The Wildcats
also led 30 -27 at the 9:10 mark of the final frame, but 30 would be their final tally while Ohio State scored 13 more points to win it 40-30.
Colter did his part, even catching a pass from his QB counterpart Trevor Siemian (unlucky #13 ?) for a touchdown and
running in for another from 2 yards out.
Buckeyes QB, Braxton Miller did not play well, throwing for only 203 yards and not a single TD. RB Carlos Hyde provided most of the offense with 168 yards on the ground and 3 touchdowns.
Unfortunately with all the progress Northwestern has made with their football program they have still not learned how to close teams out, especially good ones like Ohio State.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Georgia 34, Tennessee 31
This turned out to be the week’s most exciting affair, even with Tennessee entering play at 0-1 in the SEC and Georgia
boasting a 2-0 mark in the conference.
Bulldogs QB, Aaron Murray ( lucky #11 ?) became the Southeastern Conference career leader in passing yards while leading Georgia to a 34-31 overtime victory over the Volunteers.
Murray threw a touchdown pass with just 5 ticks remaining on the game clock to force the OT.
Kicker Marshall Morgan finished things off with a 42 yard field goal in the extra session.
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