09/29/14 - Rob Hollomon, rSr/2015, Central Connecticut St, 5-08, 170 (DS#57 RB) Rob Hollomon rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns and Central Connecticut State beat Rhode Island 38-14 on Saturday. Hollomon broke the game open in the fourth quarter with two touchdown runs — 54 and 74 yards, respectively — to put the Blue Devils up 24-6 with 12:58 to play. CCSU scored a total of 28 points in the fourth quarter. Nick SanGiacomo threw for 148 yards and one touchdown and added another on the ground for the Blue Devils (2-3). Rhode Island's Mike Rinaldi recovered a fumble and initiated a seven-play, 53-yard drive that ended in the Rams' first touchdown, a 12-yard reception by Charlie McKeeman with 4:55 left in the third, cutting the deficit to four points. James Caparell ran 8 yards for Rhode Island's second touchdown with less than a minute to play. The Rams (0-4) combined for 60-yards rushing. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Mike Perish, Sr/2015, Indiana State, 6-2, 225 (DS#999 QB) Mike Perish threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Indiana State forced four turnovers as the Sycamores beat Liberty 38-19 on Saturday. Perish completed a career-high 39 of 51 passes for 340 yards, his third consecutive game with at least 300 yards passing. Indiana State (3-1) scored 21 second-quarter points and took a 24-13 lead into halftime. A 1-yard touchdown run by Perish with 6:10 to play capped a 9-play, 60-yard drive and gave the Sycamores a 31-13 advantage. Liberty (3-2) was just 1 of 12 on third and fourth-down conversions combined and was limited to 33 yards rushing. Josh Woodrum passed for 308 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in the loss. Darrin Peterson had a career-high 12 receptions for 116 yards and one score. Gary Owens caught 10 passes for 71 yards and one touchdown for Indiana State. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Melvin Gordon, rJr/2016, Wisconsin, 6-1, 207 (DS#2 RB) Gordon rallies slow-starting Wisconsin past South Florida...Melvin Gordon delivered a passionate halftime speech to Wisconsin's offense and proceeded to rush for two touchdowns as the No. 19 Badgers got past South Florida 27-10 on Saturday at Camp Randall. "We needed to rally our offense together and speak up," the junior running back said of the pep talk he gave with offensive lineman Rob Havenstein. "We motivated those guys, and we were a different team in the second half. It was my first time stepping up and doing that, speaking to our offensive group as a leader, (and) those guys responded and listened."
Gordon responded in his own way, running for two touchdowns in the third quarter after his lost fumble halted a drive in the red zone late in the first half. Gordon finished with 181 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries, one week after scoring five touchdowns against Bowling Green. Sophomore running back Corey Clement collected 77 yards on 16 carries. Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy completed 11 of 18 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown as the Badgers (3-1) won their third straight home game. The Bulls (2-3) were 34-point underdogs in their first meeting against Wisconsin, but they held the Badgers to 139 yards in the first half, including just 60 rushing. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Jordan Johnson, rSr/2015, Montana, 6-1, 195 (DS#66 QB) Jordan Johnson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Saturday as Montana cruised past Northern Colorado, 38-13. Johnson connected on first half touchdown passes of 9 yards to Jamaal Jones and 41 yards to Ryan Burke. Johnson completed his third touchdown pass when he hit Mike Ralston with a 21-yard scoring strike with 2:14 to play in the third quarter. He finished the day completing 11-of-19 passes for 181 yards in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams. Travon Van scored on a 71-yard scamper and Johnson ran the ball in from 9 yards out with 39 seconds to play in the first half to lead Montana (3-2) to a 28-7 halftime lead. The lone highlight of the game for Northern Colorado (1-3) came with 3:07 to play in the first quarter when quarterback Jonathan Newsom scored on a 74-yard touchdown run. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Matt Johns, rSo/2017, Virginia, 6-5, 205 (DS#999 QB) Matt Johns overcame two early interceptions and threw for two touchdowns and ran for one Saturday as Virginia pulled away after halftime to beat Kent State 45-13. The Cavaliers (3-2) surpassed their victory total of last season behind their backup quarterback, who made his first career start with Greyson Lambert sidelined by a right ankle injury. His interceptions halted two first-half drives, but he led the way as Virginia took total command in the third quarter. Kent State (0-4), coming off a bye week that followed a 66-0 loss at Ohio State, scored first and had Virginia's defense on edge early, but wound up with five turnovers leading to 21 points for Virginia. The Cavaliers, who last season took the ball away 21 times but managed to score just 13 points off those opportunities, have already forced 18 turnovers in five games and turned them into 65 points. Cornerback Maurice Canady got them started against the Golden Flashes, grabbing the first of three interceptions in the game for Virginia and returning it 69 yards for a TD that tied the game at 7. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Melvin Gordon, rJr/2016, Wisconsin, 6-1, 207 (DS#2 RB) Melvin Gordon decided to speak up with Wisconsin off to another lackluster start. The star tailback couldn't take it anymore while jogging back to the locker room with the Badgers tied at 3 at the half with South Florida. His teammates listened. The blocking picked up to help spring Gordon for two touchdown runs that helped No. 19 Wisconsin hold off the Bulls 27-10 on Saturday. Gordon had company at the half. Six-foot-8 right tackle Rob Havenstein offered some words, too. "Me and Big Rob, we were walking in and Iike, 'We've got to talk to these guys,'" Gordon said. "We felt we needed to rally our offense together and speak up and we motivated those guys, and obviously we were a different team in the second half."
Gordon finished with 181 yards and 32 attempts, amassing 131 yards after halftime. He scored on carries of 7 and 43 yards on the Badgers' first two drives of the second half after running room finally opened up. The blockers looked rejuvenated. Gordon pleaded with receivers to come up with catches. He took responsibility himself to execute better in the run game. Gordon, who finished with 32 carries on the day, found more room after halftime. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - John Robertson, rJr/2016, Villanova, 6-1, 221 (DS#32 QB) John Robertson threw a career-best tying four touchdown passes, all in the first half and Villanova routed Pennsylvania 41-7 on Saturday. Robertson connected with four different receivers for scores, including a 36-yarder to Earnest Pettway and a 66-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas. Poppy Livers and Mike Burke also had touchdown catches. Gary Underwood had TD runs of 54 and 14 yards and the Wildcats led 41-7 at the break. Villanova (3-1) has scored 140 points in the past three games. Robertson finished 15 of 21 for 230 yards and did not play in the second half. He also threw four touchdown passes in the Wildcats' victory last week over James Madison. Kyle Wilcox had a 67-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and finished with 93 yards to lead Penn (0-2). - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Garrett Grayson, rSr/2015, Colorado State, 6-2, 220 (DS#10 QB) Garrett Grayson threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Charles Lovett on a fourth-down play with 1:02 left, lifting Colorado State to a 24-21 victory over Boston College on Saturday afternoon. Grayson completed 28 of 42 passes for 269 yards with two TDs for Colorado State (3-1) and Dee Hart rushed 10 times for 117 yards, including a 43-yarder that moved the ball deep in Boston College's territory on the game-winning drive. Jon Hilliman carried 24 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Tyler Murphy ran for a score for Boston College (3-2).
Murphy, who entered the day leading all quarterbacks in rushing with 500 yards, carried 16 times for 79. He also completed 12 of 18 passes for 169 yards with an interception. Trailing 21-17, Colorado State took the ball over at its own 10 with just over five minutes to play and moved it to BC's 12 after a 43-yard run by Hart. On the fourth-and-12, Grayson had time in the pocket and found Lovett in the back right corner of the end zone. BC led 21-17 early in the final quarter and was in Colorado State territory when Murphy was picked off at the 19 by Bernard Blake. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Todd Gurley, Jr/2016, Georgia, 6-1, 232 (DS#1 RB) Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path. The Georgia running back could've lowered a shoulder. He could've stepped out of bounds. Instead, he channeled his former days as a high school hurdler. Up and over he went. "I don't know how high Todd got on that thing," coach Mark Richt marveled. "That was pretty impressive to see right there in front of you. You just shake your head and go, 'Wow.'" There were plenty of wow moments Saturday, and the No. 12 Bulldogs needed every one of them. Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter, as Georgia held off gritty Tennessee for a 35-32 victory.
The lackluster Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) struggled mightily with the Volunteers for the second year in a row. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) wouldn't quit, even after Jalen Hurd fumbled a handoff and Josh Dawson fell on it in the end zone for a Georgia touchdown with 4:27 remaining. Having Gurley made all the difference. This was a performance that will ramp up his Heisman hopes even more, eclipsing his previous career high of 198 yards in a season-opening victory over Clemson. His scoring burst down the middle of the field with 9:31 left was huge, giving Georgia a 28-17 lead. But it was that 26-yard run — the one where he took the high road — that left everyone amazed. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Kyle Pohl, rJr/2016, Akron, 6-2, 213 (DS#45 QB) Conor Hundley one-upped the nation's leading rusher, gaining 148 yards on 19 carries as Akron upset Pittsburgh 21-10 on Saturday. Kyle Pohl passed for 193 yards with a touchdown and an interception and defensive lineman Cody Grice - moonlighting at fullback - put together a pair of short scoring runs as the Zips (2-2) beat a team from a power conference for the first time in six years. Akron outgained the Panthers 382-349 and kept Pitt sophomore running back James Conner in check to give coach Terry Bowden the biggest victory of his three-year tenure. Conner came in with 699 yards but was held to 92 yards on 25 carries as the Panthers (3-2) lost their second straight. Chad Voytik completed 20 of 34 passes for 220 yards with a touchdown and an interception. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - C.J. Brown, rSr/2015, Maryland, 6-3, 210 (DS#41 QB) Maryland's C.J. Brown ran for one touchdown and threw for another Saturday, and backup Caleb Rowe threw two more TD passes in the second half to lead the Terrapins past Indiana 37-15. The Terrapins (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) have won two straight overall and five in a row on the road -- including their inaugural Big Ten game. Indiana (2-2, 0-1) was chasing its second straight conference-opening win - something the Hoosiers haven't achieved since 1990-91.
Brown finished 10 of 15 for 163 yards but did not play in the second half after appearing to injure his left wrist. His 5-yard TD run broke a 3-3 tie and his 29-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs gave the Terrapins a 17-6 lead midway through the second quarter. Rowe sealed it with a 36-yard TD pass to Brandon Ross midway through the third quarter. It wasn't just the quarterbacks who came up big for the Terrapins. The struggling defense played its best game of the season, too, despite being without three starters. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Austin Grammer, rSo/2017, Middle Tennessee St, 6-2, 204 (DS#58 QB) Grammer leads Middle Tennessee State to victory...With quarterback Austin Grammer at his dual-threat best, Middle Tennessee State's offense was a model of efficiency -- and a bit too much for mistake-prone Old Dominion to handle. Grammer accounted for four touchdowns to spearhead a balanced attack as the Blue Raiders roared past Conference USA newcomer Old Dominion 41-28 on Friday night at sold-out S.B. Ballard Stadium.
Grammer's 262 yards through the air came on 25-of-30 passing without an interception and produced two touchdowns, the last a 53-yard strike to wide-open receiver Marques Henry on third-and-13 early in the fourth quarter to neutralize an Old Dominion comeback bid. The sophomore quarterback also ran for two touchdowns for the Blue Raiders (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA), who shot out to a 24-0 first-half lead. The Blue Raiders finished with 539 yards of total offense, including 280 on the ground. "I think we really showcased what this offense can be," Grammer said. "We can be really, really good." - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Brett Hundley, rJr/2016, UCLA, 6-3, 227 (DS#2 QB) Hundley, UCLA take apart Arizona State...The miscreant who scratched "UCLA" into Arizona State's painted pitchfork at midfield two hours before the game was right. The 11th-ranked Bruins pretty much owned Sun Devil Stadium on Thursday night. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another score, and the Bruins rolled to a 62-27 victory over the 15th-ranked Sun Devils. As the Bruins did early warmups, "UCLA" was scratched onto the maroon and gold symbol. Stadium personnel repainted the pitchfork, and a security guard stood watch until moments before kickoff. "I was just laughing about how frantic they rushed to the field to cover it up," UCLA wide receiver Thomas Duarte said. "It was amusing to see how serious they took it."
Hundley, showing no ill effects from the left elbow injury that knocked him out in the first quarter of a victory over Texas on Sept. 13, threw 80-yard touchdown passes to wide receivers Eldridge Massington and Jordan Payton during a 42-3 run in the second and third quarters that turned a 17-6 UCLA deficit into a 48-20 lead. "The first series he seemed tight to me, just reading his body language," UCLA coach Jim Mora said. "His eyes, the way he looked. Then he just relaxed. He played fearless. That's what we were looking for. I'm sure that's what he was looking for. Not worrying about his elbow. Just playing." Hundley completed 18 of 23 passes, tied a career-high with the four touchdown passes and also rushed for 72 yards on eight attempts. He received treatment every day since the Texas game, teammates said, although Mora did not specify exactly when the medical staff cleared Hundley to play. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Daxx Garman, rJr/2016, Oklahoma State, 6-2, 205 (DS#999 QB) Oklahoma State topples Texas Tech in shootout...Oklahoma State and Texas Tech are known for their shootouts. The teams didn't disappoint in their latest showdown Thursday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. In the end, the 24th-ranked Cowboys had the bigger gun. Quarterback Daxx Garman threw for a career-high 370 yards and four touchdowns in his second start, leading Oklahoma State to a 45-35 win before a crowd of 55,958. The previous five games in the series -- all Cowboys wins -- featured a combined 4,958 yards of total offense and 330 points. This time, the teams combined for 1,034 yards on 164 plays.
Oklahoma State won its third straight, improving to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12. The Red Raiders dropped to 2-2, 0-1. Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb passed for 374 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions before leaving the game with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. However, he needed 54 throws and 35 completions to get to his total. Garman's yardage and touchdowns came on a 17-for-31 passing night, meaning he averaged 21.8 yards per completion. He was intercepted twice. His scoring passes covered 33, 39, 47 and 50 yards. Six of his throws went to wide receiver Marcell Ateman, who totaled a career-high 130 yards. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Johnnie Dixon, /2018, Ohio State, 6-0, 175 (DS#999 WR) Buckeyes lose freshman WR Dixon for season...Ohio State was expecting a lot of out of freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, a speedster out of Florida, and one of Urban Meyer's highly talented recruits in the class of 2013. On Thursday, Meyer said Dixon's season had come to an end because he needs surgery on both knees. "He's so talented," Meyer said on his radio show, "but he's been hurt really since his junior year of high school. We're expecting him to be fresh and ready to go for spring practice." Dixon will be eligible for a medical redshirt and still have four years of eligibility. He is the fourth member of Ohio State's freshman class to have season-ending surgery. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Kennedy Estelle, Jr/2016, Texas, 6-7, 285 (DS#999 OT) Texas, Strong step up drug testing...First-year Texas head coach Charlie Strong has come under fire throughout the early stage of his stay in Austin. Questions about Strong's disciplinary actions grew even louder Wednesday after he dismissed offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle -- the ninth player he has kicked off the team. Estelle was scheduled to sit out for a third consecutive game this weekend, but the junior dismissed after he allegedly failed a drug test, according to Longhorn Network. The Austin American-Statesman reported that drug testing of football players under Strong is on pace to double last year's testing. In Strong's first eight months at Auction, the school has drug-tested players 188 times. Under former head coach Mack Brown, Texas administered an average of 104 drug tests per year, according to the American-Statesman.
According to the report, Texas drug tests for substances including stimulants, anabolic steroids, street drugs, diuretics and other masking agents. The newspaper was able to detail when players were tested. For instance, on July 19, 15 players were tested during conditioning workouts. Five days later, running backs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet and defensive back Chevoski Collins were dismissed from the program for violating team rules, the Austin paper reported. The Statesman did not report how many players tested positive. Strong was asked earlier this week if he was surprised at the amount of discipline that he has handed out. "I would say this ... there's nothing here that's nowhere else. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Dillon Day, rSr/2015, Mississippi State, 6-3, 300 (DS#23 C) Mississippi State's Day suspended for stomp...Mississippi State senior center Dillon Day was suspended by the Southeastern Conference for stomping on an LSU player during Saturday night's game in Baton Rouge, La. The SEC announced the punished on Tuesday. Day will sit out the Bulldogs' Oct. 4 game at home against Texas A&M. Day, who started 12 games for Mississippi State last season, missed one game in 2013 after he was suspended for the same reason -- stomping on an Auburn player. "This action is the result of multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts during the game, as well as previous disciplinary action for similar behavior," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said. "This action is taken in accordance with Southeastern Conference Constitution.
"Article 4.4.2 (d) which states that a student-athlete may be suspended if it is determined that the student-athlete has committed a flagrant or unsportsmanlike act." Day wrote a letter of apology to Mississippi State fans that was posted on social media Monday. In it, he contended that he was "wrongfully accused of intentionally stomping on a player." He said he was hustling on the play and unable to slow down in time to avoid the misstep. Video appeared to indicate that landing on another player was avoidable, leading to the SEC's decision. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Jameis Winston, rSo/2017, Florida State, 6-4, 235 (DS#1 QB) Winston's Heisman odds go down...The odds of Jameis Winston winning back-to-back Heisman trophies after his one-game suspension for shouting vulgar language in the Florida State student union last week went down, according to one bookmaker. Bovada has the Florida State quarterback listed this week as a 20/1 shot to win the Heisman. He started the season as the 9/2 favorite and then went to 15/2 and 10/1 until he was forced to sit out last Saturday night's overtime victory over Clemson. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is now Bovada's favorite at 2/1, with Texas A&M running back Kenny Hill and Georgia running back Todd Gurley at 10/1.
Meanwhile, Winston's adviser, David Cornwell, said Tuesday on Twitter that the quarterback will cooperate in the school's Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred in December 2012 and came to last November. Cornwell said Winston "looks forward to clearing his name." Winston was never charged, but Florida State is part of a federal government investigation examining 76 schools' handling of sexual assault. Cornwell said he expects the results to be the same as the local state attorney's office, which decided last year not to file charges against Winston. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Kennedy Estelle, Jr/2016, Texas, 6-7, 285 (DS#999 OT) Texas dismisses OT Estelle...University of Texas suspended offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle was dismissed from team. Estelle was scheduled to sit out for a third consecutive game this weekend, but instead becomes the ninth player kicked off the team by first-year coach Charlie Strong. Two others remain suspended. Estelle was dismissed for a new violation of team rules. The junior was reportedly banned because he failed a drug test according to Longhorn Network. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Treyvon Paulk, /2018, Tennessee, 5-08, 202 (DS#999 RB) Vols RB Paulk off team; allegedly punched ex...University of Tennessee freshman running back Treyvon Paulk was kicked off the team for a "personal conduct issue" head coach Butch Jones said. The issue was allegedly punching his 18-hear-old ex-girlfriend at a party over the weekend, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, which cites county police reports. Despite the incident report and witness accounts, the woman is refusing to press charges. Paulk was a four-star recruit after his junior season but missed most of his senior year in high school recovering from a torn ACL. Jones sidestepped the issue at his Monday press conference. "Every circumstance is different, and I'm a father figure," Jones said. "Unfortunately, some incidents are out of my control, and some incidents, you try to teach. We do a tremendous job in the overall growth and development of every individual in our football program with our Vol for Life program, our personal development and growth program. We spend an inordinate amount with outside speakers, using real-life illustrations and constantly having dialogue and talking about it. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Daje Johnson, Jr/2016, Texas, 5-10, 180 (DS#20 WR) Strong: Three suspended Longhorns to stay suspended...Three Texas starters who were suspended for the Longhorn's last game on Sept. 13 against UCLA, will remain suspended for Saturday's game against Kansas. Head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that wide receiver Daje Johnson and offensive tackles Desmond Harrison and Kennedy Estelle will not suit up. Johnson and Harrison have been suspended indefinitely for unspecified violations. The Texas offense, which already has lost quarterback David Ash who retired because of multiple concussions, could use a player with Johnson's skills. He started six games in 2013 and totaled 757 all-purpose yards as one of the team's top return specialist, too. But trouble has dogged Johnson -- he missed two games for different off-field issues. Harrison and Estelle both had been penciled in as starters on the offensive line before landing in Strong's doghouse. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/14 - Jeremy Langford, rSr/2015, Michigan State, 6-0, 205 (DS#3 RB) Michigan State's record-setting offense didn't score 73 points again, but it looked like it might in its final Big Ten tuneup on Saturday. The No. 9 Spartans (3-1) settled for a 56-14 rout of Wyoming, completing their most explosive first four games in school history with a 50.3-point average. "Very impressive start of the game by our offense," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. "Really, the first six drives, every drive in the first half, resulted in a touchdown. You have 42 in the first half, tough to overcome that. Defensively, came up with three turnovers and a blocked kick, which is like a turnover, so big momentum swings in the football game."
Jeremy Langford rushed for 137 of the Spartans' 533 total yards, and Connor Cook was 6-for-8 through the air for 109 yards and two touchdowns, helping Michigan State score more than 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 1978. "We've all been with each other so long, we have the timing," Cook said of an offense that came together in October last year and helped Michigan State finish 13-1. "It shows in games." The Spartans have scored 174 points in three home games heading into a visit from unbeaten No. 21 Nebraska next Saturday night. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Michael Nebrich, Sr/2015, Fordham, 6-1, 200 (DS#68 QB) Mike Nebrich passed for 315 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another as Fordham defeated Holy Cross 45-16 in a Patriot League opener on Saturday. Fordham (4-1, 1-0) rambled to a 17-0 lead with three scores in the second quarter. Holy Cross (2-3, 0-1) rallied with a couple of quick strikes — driving for a field goal in the final seconds of the first half, and opening the second with a 74-yard TD strike from Peter Pujals to Jake Wieczorek, closing to 17-9. But Fordham stormed back with an 8-yard TD from Nebrich to Dan Light. On the next possession, Chase Edmonds (26 carries, 142 yards) put the Rams at the 4 with a 33-yard gainer. On the next play, Nebrich faked the handoff and ran it in. Nebrich added two more TD passes in the fourth quarter, a 5-yarder to Marcus Jones and a 25-yarder to Brian Wetzel. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Tyler Lockett, Sr/2015, Kansas State, 5-11, 175 (DS#9 WR) Kansas State forced UTEP into three-and-outs on its first five possessions, leaving Wildcats coach Bill Snyder pleased when the Miners finally picked up a long-awaited first down. "It gave me something to complain about at halftime," Snyder said with a wry smile. There wasn't much else to complain about. Charles Jones ran for three touchdowns, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for another score and Snyder's 25th-ranked Wildcats romped to a 58-28 victory Saturday. DeMarcus Robinson and Jake Waters also had touchdown runs, and Waters threw for 209 yards and another score as the Wildcats (3-1) finished non-conference play by taking out their frustrations from a close loss to fifth-ranked Auburn on the hapless Miners. - AP Sports
09/29/14 - Michael Brewer, rJr/2016, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 202 (DS#25 QB) Michael Brewer threw two touchdown passes Saturday to lead Virginia Tech to a 35-17 victory over Western Michigan. The win stopped a two-game slide for the Hokies (3-2), who hadn't won since their victory over then-No. 8 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. The Hokies scored 8 seconds into the game when backup linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka returned a fumble by Western Michigan's Donald Celiscar on the opening kickoff 11 yards for a touchdown. Virginia Tech never trailed after that.
Brewer threw touchdown passes of 29 yards to Bucky Hodges and 7 yards to Isaiah Ford. Virginia Tech tailback Marshawn Williams rushed for 119 yards — his first career 100-yard game — and the Hokies finished with a season-high 308 yards rushing. Western Michigan (2-2) was held to 231 yards of offense and only 19 yards rushing. Zach Terrell completed 18 of 32 passes for 212 yards, with an interception. - AP Sports