CFN's 2007 Annual Ultimate
North Division - Semifinals
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Ultimate National Title
Seedings & Brackets
2. Virginia Tech
6. Texas A&M
14. New Mexico
16. Colorado State
19. Fresno State
22. Bowling Green
23. East Carolina
25. Miami Univ.
No. 8 Georgia 23 ... No.
5 Missouri 21
Brandon Coutu once against showed off his worth to the Bulldogs,
connecting on a 45-yard shot with two seconds to play to get past
Missouri in a game Georgia had no right winning.
Missouri outgained the Dawgs 457 yards to 239, owned the time of
possession, and got a huge game from RB Tony Temple, who slipped and
darted his way to 158 yards and two touchdowns. But the Tigers also
missed two field goals and blew a golden scoring opportunity at the end
of the first half, when QB Chase Daniel was sacked on the Georgia 14 as
time was running out, and couldn't down the ball in time for a field
Georgia's offense took advantage of every opportunity, turning a
51-yard Bryan Evans interception return into a four-yard Kregg Lumpkin
touchdown in the second quarter. Punt returner Mikey Henderson was
bottled up all game long, except for one big return in the third quarter
to set up a one-yard Tripp Chandler scoring catch.
"This one is going to hurt for a long, long time," said
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel. "We executed relatively well, we
played like we thought we could, and our defense did a whale of a job.
We just couldn't get it done. We blew a great opportunity."
Missouri's first touchdown for a 7-0 lead came in the first
quarter on a 23-yard catch from Martin Rucker. Georgia answered with a
31-yard Coutu field goal, and later got a 41-yard shot to close out the
of the Game - Georgia PK Brandon Coutu was three of three
on field goals connecting from 31, 41 and the game-winner from 45 yards
Fun Stat - Time of possession: Missouri 38:29 -
No. 3 Miami 45 ...
No. 7 Tennessee 10
All the frustrations and all the problems of the past few
disappointing Hurricane seasons seemed to come out in a flurry, as
Miami shocked Tennessee from the first minute of the game and never
On the second play from scrimmage, Miami's Lance Leggett took a
short pass from Kyle Wright 78 yards for a touchdown. The defense,
as it would do five times on the day, forced a Tennessee
three-and-out, and the offense took full advantage going 67 yards in
eight plays, finishing up with a five-yard touchdown catch from Sam
Things didn't get much better for the Volunteers, as Javarris
James ran for a 34-yard touchdown and Matt Bosher connected from 31
yards out for a 24-0 lead. Tennessee finally got on the board with a
35-yard Britton Colquitt field goal, but Miami answered just before
halftime 21-yard touchdown catch from Leggett for a stunning 31-3
"We just ran into a buzzsaw today," said Tennessee
head coach Phil Fulmer. "We were ready to play, but they were
unbelievable. That's about as good as I've ever seen a team play
against us. Even when we were making plays, they were executing.
Simply put, they kicked our tails for a full 60 minutes."
Tennessee finally got into the end zone late in the third
quarter on a 35-yard touchdown catch from Quintin Hancock, but as
was the case all game long, Miami had an answer, as backup QB Kirby
Freeman threw the first of his two touchdown passes, hitting Ryan
Hill from 19 yards out.
North Finals -
No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 3 Miami