2007 Ultimate Nat'l Title - North 2nd Round

Posted Aug 13, 2007

CFN 2007 Preview - The Ultimate National Title Playoff North Second Round

CFN's 2007 Annual Ultimate Playoff

North Division - Round Two

Second Round
South | East | West
First Round
North | South
East |
Ultimate National Title Seedings & Brackets
1. Texas
2. Virginia Tech
3. Miami
4. California
5. Missouri
6. Texas A&M
7. Tennessee
8. Georgia
9. Arizona
10. BYU
11. Colorado
12. Illinois
13. Washington
14. New Mexico
15. Pitt
16. Colorado State
17. Syracuse
18. Wyoming
19. Fresno State
20. Duke
21. Houston
22. Bowling Green
23. East Carolina
24. Akron
25. Miami Univ.
26. Rice
27. UAB
28. Idaho
29. FIU
30. Army

No. 1 Texas 34 ... No. 16 Colorado State 8
The Texas defense took CSU RB Kyle Bell out of the game, holding him to 39 yards on 19 carries, while the rebuilt secondary came through with four interceptions of Caleb Hanie. The Longhorn offense spread the wealth around with Jamaal Charles running for a five-yard score, Limas Sweed catching a 21-yard touchdown pass, and Quan Cosby taking a reverse 48 yards for a 21-0 first half lead. Colorado State got a one-yard Hanie sneak, and a fake extra point for a two-point conversion, to start off the second half, but those were the Rams' lone highlights. Jermichael Finley caught two short scoring passes in the fourth quarter.
Player of the Game - Texas LB Rashad Bobino made 13 tackles, a sack and an interception
Fun Stat - Net rushing yards: Texas 210 - Colorado State 23

No. 8 Georgia 24 ... No. 21 Houston 10
The Georgia offense had its second straight shaky outing, but the defense made up for it forcing five turnovers and shutting down the Houston offense in the second half. The game appeared on the way to being a tight one as the teams traded scores on the way to a 10-10 tie at the half, and then it was all Georgia, as Kregg Lumpkin ran for 79 yards and two scores in the second half and the defense held the Cougars to just 43 yards and two first downs. Anthony Alridge got UH's touchdown on a 31-yard run, while Sean Bailey caught a 11-yard scoring pass in the first quarter for the Dawgs.
Player of the Game - Georgia RB Kregg Lumpkin ran 23 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns
Fun Stat - First half time of possession: Houston 18:29 - Georgia 11:31, Second half time of possession: Georgia 23:21 - Houston 6:39

3rd Round - No.
8 Georgia vs. No. 1 Texas

No. 5 Missouri 38 ... No. 9 Arizona 28
Missouri got down 14-3 with the offense sputtering and the defense failing to have any sort of an answer for Chris Jennings, who ran for 129 yards in the first half with two touchdowns, and then things quickly changed. The Tigers got on a roll and stayed hot with a 35-point run thanks to five Chase Daniel touchdown passes with three going to tight end Chase Coffman. The Wildcat offense took a while to get back on track, getting two Mike Thomas touchdown catches in the fourth quarter, but it was too late. Missouri also got scoring grabs from Danario Alexander and Tommy Saunders.
Player of the Game - Missouri QB Chase Daniel completed 19 of 31 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns
Fun Stat - Turnovers: Missouri 5 - Arizona 4

No. 4 California 34 ... No. 13 Washington 10
Cal made quick work of its Pac 10 brother with a 69-yard touchdown catch from DeSean Jackson and a 35-yard Justin Forsett scoring dash on the second possession. Washington answered with a 34-yard field goal, and then Cal effectively put it away with 20 straight points, highlighted by a 45-yard Robert Jordan scoring grab. While the Bear offense came up with the highlight plays, the defense was the story, keeping Washington on its own side of the field after the early field goal until a late, oh-by-the-way touchdown drive culminating in a 11-yard Louis Rankin run. The Huskies had just 121 yard of offense until the final scoring drive.
Player of the Game - California LB Worrell Williams made 11 tackles, three tackles for loss, and forced a fumble
Fun Stat - Rushing yards: California 219 - Washington 33

3rd Round - No. 5 Missouri vs. No. 4 California

No. 2 Virginia Tech 31 ... No. 15 Pitt 7
Virginia Tech's defense stifled the Pitt offense, allowing just seven first downs while pitching a shutout until a late turnover led to a LaRod Stephens-Howling five-yard touchdown run. The Hokie offense had a nice balance, with QB Sean Glennon throwing touchdown passes to Josh Morgan and Eddie Royal, while Branden Ore ran for two touchdowns from three yards out in the third quarter. Pitt turned it over five times with Tech's Brandon Flowers coming up with two picks.
Player of the Game - Virginia Tech QB Sean Glennon completed 12 of 17 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns
Fun Stat - First downs: Virginia Tech 28 - Pitt 7

No. 7 Tennessee 17 ... No. 11 Colorado 7
In a surprising defensive slugfest, Tennessee finally pulled away when Jonathan Crompton, in for an injured Erik Ainge, connected with Lucas Taylor on a 19-yard pass midway through the fourth quarter. The Vols started off the scoring on a 23-yard touchdown catch from Austin Rogers in the second quarter, but Ainge suffered a slight knee injury on the play. He tried to come back in twice, but ended up sitting the entire fourth quarter. Colorado scored on a six-yard Hugh Charles touchdown run for its only score. Despite getting in scoring range three other times, the Buffs missed two field goals and turned it over on an interception in the end zone.
Player of the Game - Tennessee DE Xavier Mitchell made eight tackles and three sacks
Fun Stat - Total yards: Colorado 386 - Tennessee 365

3rd Round - No. 7 Tennessee vs. No. 2 Virginia Tech

No. 6 Texas A&M 20 ... No. 10 BYU 17
Texas A&M took the lead for good on a four-yard touchdown catch from Kerry Franks with just over four minutes to play, and then held on as BYU got close to field goal range, but got hit with a holding penalty and a Chris Harrington sack to push the ball back to the 41 with two seconds to play. A last gasp throw to the end zone was picked off by Jordan Peterson, and the Aggies moved on. Mike Goodson ran for a 14-yard first quarter touchdown and got two Matt Szymanski field goals for a 13-10 lead, but the Cougars took the lead in the third quarter on a Manase Tonga five-yard dash.
Player of the Game - Texas A&M DE Chris Harrington made five tackles and three sacks
Fun Stat - Penalties: BYU 10 for 98 yards - Texas A&M 9 for 95

No. 3 Miami 31 ... No. 19 Fresno State 14
Fresno State got up 7-0 on a five-yard Lonyae Miller touchdown run on the opening drive of the game, and answered a Javarris James one-yard score with a 12-play, 78-yard drive culminating in a second short Miller touchdown run for a 14-7 first quarter lead. And then the roof caved in. Bulldog QB Tom Brandstater got picked off four times and was sacked six times as the Hurricane defense made up for a rough day from the offense. The Canes took advantage of the turnovers and good field position to get a 14-yard Lance Leggett touchdown catch and two short Graig Cooper scoring runs to pull away.
Player of the Game - Miami DE Calais Campbell made nine tackles, three sacks and batted down three passes
Fun Stat - Net yards after the first quarter: Miami 239 - Fresno State 39

3rd Round - No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 3 Miami