NCAA Week 4 Early Games Recap

Virginia Tech and Marshall play a wild one in the rain [NCAA Early Games Recap]

9/21/13 in NCAAF   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - NCAA Week 4 Early Games RecapWeek 4 of the season on paper looked pretty blah, and for the most part that's what has happened. However, some of the early kickoffs did have some tight and crazy endings, particularly in a very wet Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech 29, Marshall 21 (F/3OT) It poured down rain most of the game, and the result was sloppy play. However, Marshall was up a touchdown late which a chance at the huge upset. The Hokies would tie the game with just over three minutes to play though. Marshall had a chance to win, but a late interception in the end zone sealed overtime. Neither team scored in the first two overtimes. In the first, both teams had field goals blocked. In the second, Virginia Tech nearly scored on a defensive fat guy touchdown before being run down. The Hokies then missed another field goal (their regular kicker got hurt during the game) to force the third OT. Virginia Tech got on the board with the touchdown and two pointer. Marshall couldn't respond, and the Hokies survive.

Kansas 13, Louisiana Tech 10 Tied late, Louisiana Tech fumbled on the Kansas 5 yard line. The Jayhawks recovered and in the final 1:33 drove to the La Tech 35. Kicker Matthew Wyman hit a 52 yarder as time expired to give Kansas its first win over an FBS opponent in 22 tries.

I know what you're thinking, and yes, those were the two best endings so far today.

(9) Georgia 45, North Texas 21 Buoyed by a kickoff return and a punt block for touchdown, North Texas actually had this tied at 21 in the third quarter. Georgia restored order from there with four unanswered touchdowns to put it away. The Bulldogs will need to tighten up next week, when LSU visits the hedges.

Georgia Tech 28, North Carolina 20 Down 20-7 late in the half, Georgia Tech's defense locked down, giving up just 58 yards in the second stanza, most of them on a drive that ended in a pick. The Georgia Tech offense did what it does, run the ball. The Yellow Jackets totaled 324 yards on the ground, and took the lead with 13:22 to play.

Pittsburgh 58, Duke 55 Insert your "I went to a football game and a basketball game broke out" jokes here. This was Pittsburgh's first ACC win as a member of that conference.

Today in Complete Blowouts that Were Only Played Due to Money

(4) Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0
(7) Louisville 72, Florida International 0

I wonder how much money A&M and FIU got.

Play of the Day

Here's Toledo's Alonzo Russell not doing much. Just making a sensational one-handed grab in mid-air. The Rockets defeated Central Michigan 38-17.


What are your thoughts on the early Week 4 games? Is this as bad a weekend of college football as you can remember?
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