LURAY - 14 College footballs games are being played that involve a team from our great state!
Let us take a look Around The Old Dominion:
Last week UVA (2-3) played a near perfect game at home in destroying Maryland 31-0 and the Cavs would need another such effort for Al Groh and his team to reach .500.
Kickoff set for Noon but the offense didn't get started until about 12:45 but the good news for Hoos fans is that the "D" held East Carolina (3-2) to a pair of Field Goals. Trailing 6-0 with the clock ticking down to 0:00, Cedric Peerman scooted right and ran 80 yards down the side line to put UVA ahead 7-6.
Peerman was back at it early in the second quarter following a 1 yard punt by ECU. Peerman went to his left and remained UN-touched for 60 yards. Two plays in a matter of minutes and the game turned in the favor of the home team. The next drive would be more conventional as the Cavs needed 6 plays to score another touchdown.
1:14 P.M. - Mikell Simpson scoots in from 5 yards out to make it 21 straight points for the Cavs!
1:26 P.M. - One play after converting a 4TH and 3, UVA put a fourth TD on the board with a 30 yard pass play from Marc Verica to Kevin Ogletree.
Cavs "D" forces a 5TH straight Pirates punt and will try to add to their lead with a 2-minute drill.
1:37 PM - Virginia misses a 38 yard field goal just before the half but take a 28-6 lead in to the locker room!
The UVA- ECU game is not the only game being played in the Old Dominion today. Virginia Tech and Bridgewater College are both enjoying bye weeks but there is another huge contest taking place in Richmond. James Madison University (#1 in the country FCS) will be playing their Colonial rivals in a 3:30 kick off. Richmond Spiders and JMU Dukes is as big as it gets for both of these two schools.
JMU is not the only Virginia school playing football today with a FCS ranking next to their name. The Flames of Liberty University (5-0) will also be getting started at 3:30 PM as they host Stony Brook. LU enters the game with a ranking of #15 and a 1-0 mark in the Big South. The Seawolves are from Stoney Brook, New York. Cool name - Seawolves...
In Lexington :
Coastal Carolina (3-3).... 0
Virginia Military (2-3).... 7 4:00 remaining in the 1ST
William & Mary is up at New Hampshire and trailing 21-7 at the half...
Two games in the ODAC with 1:00 PM start times :
Emory & Henry (2-2) @ Hampden-Sydney (5-0)
Washington & Lee @ Catholic
Shenandoah University (1-4) (Winchester) is off today and will travel to Greensboro next week.
2:07 PM - East Carolina takes the 2ND half kick and marches down the field at Scott Stadium to pull within 28-13. The Cavs need to move the ball on their next drive.
2:14 PM - 3 and out - Cavs give the ball back to ECU...
William & Mary (2-2) has pulled to within 27-21 up at New Hampshire with 13:30 left in the 4TH quarter.
Norfolk State (2-3) is under way down at Orangesburg, South Carolina as the Spartans face the South Carolina State Bulldogs (1:30 start)
Virginia Union (4-2) is at home today with a 1:00 PM start time for their game vs. Lincoln (1-5).
2:32 PM End of 3RD - UVA 28 ECU 13 (Pirates in Red Zone)
Virginia State (2-2) is down at St.Paul's (3-1)where the teams will face off at Brunswick High School. Start time 1:30 PM
William & Mary is back at it... The Tribe now lead 31-28 (6:20 (4) )...
2:37 PM - ECU scores again to cut lead of UVA down to 28-20 at start of 4TH
Coastal Carolina 20, VMI 12 (2:23 (2) ) VMI scores just before Half - Now 20-19
2:47 PM - ECU stops UVA on 4TH down but fumbles on next play - Hoos ball!
The football fans watching Oklahoma - Texas instead of ECU-UVA are getting their $ worth. The Sooners just scored to retake the lead early in the 4TH (34-30 pending P.A.T)
Yahoo Sports radio is on now for the final plays of the William & Mary at New Hampshire game. The Tribe are up 38-34 and just need to avoid a Hail Mary. The Tribe has spoiled the Home Coming of N.H, handing the home team their first loss (4-1). Great Comeback for the Tribe!
Virginia scored a TD while the radio was on and now have pushed their lead out to 35-20! Congrats to the Cavs for executing the Fake Field Goal...
Texas-38 Oklahoma 35 (7+ remaining)
From the Big House in Ann Arbor - Toledo 13 Michigan 10 (under 2 left-1:27)
Toledo just failed on a 4 & 2 - Michigan ball
Michigan converted on a 4 & 5 with a 6-yard pass
2 more completed passes of 29 & 9 yards and Michigan now down to the 9 (0:25 )
3:17 PM- UVA wins 35-20 over ECU !
4TH & 1 from the Toledo nine and Coach Rodriguez goes for the 26-yarder to tie the game but the kick is missed. Toledo is one kneel down from defeating Michigan (2-4) in Ann Arbor...Toledo 13 -10 FINAL... Is that Chuck McGill I hear laughing all the way from Tampa ?
Texas now up 45-35 on Oklahoma with time running down...
3:26 PM -VMI has added two third quarter TD's to move ahead of Coastal 33-20 in the 3RD
Texas holds Sooners on downs late and now 45-35 lead should hold up...
3:35 - Final from Dallas - Texas 45-35 F - New #1 next week
3:39 - Make it 28 straight for VMI as the Keydets take a 40-20 lead to the 4TH quarter
Liberty, Richmond and James Madison are now under way !
4:02 PM -VMI scored the final 35 points to defeat Coastal Carolina 47-20 (F) in Lexington
4:09 PM - Liberty up 10-0 / Richmond leads JMU 7-3 both mid-first quarter
4:26 PMChecking in with the good folks at D3football.com and we found out a few more things:
Hampden-Sydney (#24) - 17 Emory & Henry - 0 (F)
Catholic - 48 Washington & Lee 29 (F)
But we also found some more games on the slate-
Newport News Apprentice @ Lake Erie
Maryville (TN) @ Ferrum
Averett @ Methodist
Christopher Newport U. 40 Greensboro 7 (F)
Frostburg State @ So. Virginia U. (1-5)- SVU NAIA school in Buena Vista
Still time to check in with the other NAIA schools in the state...
Both Richmond and Liberty have the same leads now in the 2ND...
NAIA schools in Virginia besides Southern Virgina University :
University of Virginia College @ Wise (Highland Cavilers) (4-1,2-0) and they have a 1:30
start time with Campbellsville (Ky- I think). They play in the Mid-South Conference (East Division) and this is a conference game.
For more info check out www.mid-southconference.org/sport .
The little Cavs won 61-41 after scoring 44 1ST half points !
4:57 PM - Liberty University pushes lead to 17-0 just before half time vs. Stony Brook. Sorta funny that a team from New York State is now playing football in the Big South !
Richmond 14-10 over #1 JMU late in the second quarter... JMU adds a field goal just before half time and now trail it 14-13 (H)
5:02 PM - D-III Football posts the good news about Averett- The Cougars win a road game at Methodist by a fianl score of 31-17. Congrats to Averett ! Averett improves to 2-3.
Averett, Ferrum , Shenandoah U and Christopher Newport are the 4 Virginia schools that play football in the USAC. Check them out at http://www.usasouth.net/ .
5:17 PM - Just finished taking a look at the Ferrum web site and was amazed with the advanced technology there. The final score was Ferrum (5-1) 24-10 over Marysville. Some one with more technical skills should take a look at their site- What a cool way to watch a game on a computer!
5:31 PM - Quick recap for the afternoon:
Shenandoah , Va. Tech and Bridgewater off days
Virginia , VMI , Ferrum , Christopher Newport , Averett , UVA-Wise , Hampden-Sydney are the 7 teams from the Old Dominion that have won ball games today. Emory & Henry as well as Washington & Lee came up on the short end of the score board.
Scores we are still missing - All 3 games that involve CIAA schools, SVU and Newport News Apprentice.
Liberty, Richmond and James Madison are still playing right now
5:43 PM - Richmond heads to the 4TH with a 20-17 lead over JMU while Liberty is now up 23-0 late in the 3RD... Yahoo Sports has it 20-17 UR, ABC has it 20-17 JMU- My money on 20-17 JMU because it was 14-13 UR. Liberty 30-0 now.
6:00 PM http://www.ncaafootball.com/ reports that Lake Erie defeated Newport News Apprentice 47-38... Newport News (1-4) plays in the Atlantic Central Football Conference with Frostburg State (Maryland), Wesley and Salisbury.
6:06 PM - Liberty 30-0 (11:09 4TH) and Richmond is back up 24-20 (7:40 4TH)
6:10 PM - http://frostburgsports.com/ reports that Frostburg State left Beuna Vista with a 21-13 victory over Southern Virginia University. Liberty now leading 33-0 .
6:20 PM -Richmond 31-23 over JMU with 1:44 left in the game. Time for JMU to get busy!
Virginia Pilot score board shows South Carolina State defeated Norfolk State 24-23 in Orangeburg.
6:32 PM - JMU (6-1,4-0) scored 15 points late to defeat Richmond 38-31 and Liberty closes out their 33-0 victory to move their record to 6-0. How did the Dukes get it done ? A touchdown, 2 point conversion, a defensive stop and a Game Winning Punt Return from 70 yards out with 0:01 left on the clock! As my buddy Tony Mowat would say - "We had them the whole way!"
This game will only add to the tradition of this cross state rivalry.
Two games still lacking scores - Va. State @ St.Paul's and Virginia Union vs. Lincoln
6:56 PM - Even the hard working people at http://www.d2football.com/ have no posted update from either of the CIAA games. No luck at RTD or Virginia-Pilot either. I will post them later if and when I find them.
Another great day of football here in the Old Dominion-
*Virginia with a big home win
*Instant classic in the UR-JMU series
*Liberty at 6-0
*VMI huge win over Coastal Carolina
* William & Mary great comeback over #4 New Hampshire
* Hampton-Sydney and Ferrum keep winning
Just another day in our great State of Virginia !
7:37 P.M. - http://www.vuusports.com/ tells us that the Panthers (5-2) celebrated homecoming by defeating Lincoln 68-6. Lincoln had 7 turn overs for the game to allow Virginia Union to roll to the victory.
Still leaves us Virginia State @ St.Paul's...
8:02 P.M. - D2Football reports that Virginia State defeated St.Paul's 25-7 and that puts a wrap on the day for our football here in Virginia...