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2007 Ultimate Nat'l Title - West Finals

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Posted Aug 12, 2007


CFN 2007 Preview - The Ultimate National Title Playoff West Finals

CFN's 2007 Annual Ultimate College Football Playoff

West Division - Finals

West
Finals
North | South | East
Semifinals
North | South
East |
West
Third Round
North | South
East |
West
Second Round
North | South
East |
West
First Round
North | South
East |
West 
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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 USC 48 ... No. 7 Boston College 14

USC flexed its muscle with a dominant performance that never gave BC a chance to breathe.

The Trojans scored touchdowns on their first three possessions with Patrick Turner catching a 36-yard scoring pass on the opening drive of the game, a 16-yard Chauncey Washington scoring dash, and a 12-yard Vidal Hazelton catch in the back of the end zone to end things before they even got started.

The Eagles gained 14 yards on their first three drives, and then started off the second quarter with a 67-yard drive finishing up with a 12-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Thompson, but USC had an answer going 73 yards in a crisp eight plays with Washington punching it in from two yards out for a 28-7 lead.

Even when things appeared to be going right for BC, the end result didn't work out well. The Eagles twice got into USC territory before halftime, only to see drives end with a whimper.

First, QB Matt Ryan made a brilliant throw to Kevin Challenger for a 38-yard gain to get to the USC 38, but a sack and two misfires meant the Eagles had to go for it on fourth down. Ryan got sacked again. The second time, BC got to the USC eight only to be stopped on three straight plays for no gain before a field goal attempt hit the upright.

"We weren't going to beat them today," said Ryan. "But we had our chances to make things interesting and get into the game, and we never got a break. We didn't make our own breaks, but we never seemed to get the right bounce, either."

USC got back into a groove on its first drive of the second half, going 93 yards in 14 plays with Washington scoring his third touchdown of the day, barreling in from five yards out.

A USC 39-yard field goal and a 13-yard Travon Patterson touchdown catch made it 41-7 going into the fourth quarter. Mark Sanchez came in for Booty, but he only threw the ball twice and let the deep stable of backs wind things down. Sanchez bootlegged in a three-yard touchdown run.

"That's about as well as we can play against a defense as good as theirs," said USC head coach Pete Carroll. "They've got talent and athleticism. We simply executed well on both sides of the ball."

BC backup quarterback Chris Crane threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Rich Gunnell with 1:25 to play to cap off the scoring.

Player of the Game
- USC RB Chauncey Washington ran 19 times for 89 yards and three touchdowns in two-and-a-half quarters.
Fun Stat - Total yards: USC 551 - Boston College 329

West Champion -
USC Trojans