1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
North Texas 7 3 0 6 16
UNC 0 3 7 7 17
NT scores a TD on the last play of the game on a 2 yd QR (exactly)
but fails on the 2 pt try throwing an inc pass.
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North Texas UNC
NT passed more than I wanted them to, but 16 SCORE 17
were effective.It was power football that got 19 1ST DOWNS 17
it done for the Heels, barely. 306 TOTAL YDS 304
32 RUSH ATT 52
114 RUSH YDS 217
3.6 RUSH AVG 4.2
37 PASS ATT 20
21 PASS COMP 7
196 PASS YDS 95
2 INT THROWN 3
2 FUM LOST 1
4 TURNOVERS 4
7 PENALTIES 6
55 PEN YDS 41
1 SACKED 2
-4 YDS LOST -8
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Grambling 0 3 0 0 3
Florida State 17 0 0 21 38
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Grambling hangs in there for a long while.FSU Grambling Florida State
is explosive and Grambling is counterproductive 3 SCORE 38
versus the run. 15 1ST DOWNS 22
367 TOTAL YDS 596
37 RUSH ATT 43
45 RUSH YDS 404
1.2 RUSH AVG 9.4
44 PASS ATT 26
17 PASS COMP 13
322 PASS YDS 208
2 INT THROWN 3
2 FUM LOST 4
4 TURNOVERS 7
9 PENALTIES 4
65 PEN YDS 25
0 SACKED 3
0 YDS LOST -16
1977 1 2 3 4 OT 1 FINAL
Arkansas 3 3 3 8 3 20
USC 0 14 0 3 0 17
Ark scores a TD on a 2 yd option run (exactly) with 3:10 to go in the
game on 4th and goal.2 pt conv run good.To lead 17-14.
USC kicks 31 yd FG with :10 to go to tie the game.Good passing to get there.
OT 1
USC
Pass INTd def chart at GL.
Ark
26 yd FG for the 20-17 win.(Woulda been good from 70!)
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Arkansas Regulation USC
Obviously a very good game.Ark seemed to 17 SCORE 17
slightly outplay USC most of the game, but USC 22 1ST DOWNS 19
finished drives with TDs, and Ark FGs.It was good 369 TOTAL YDS 361
for Ark to have such a great kicker though, as he got 65 RUSH ATT 46
3 pts that USC would not have.Overall, an even 303 RUSH YDS 265
matchup.USC could do some things to slow the 4.7 RUSH AVG 5.8
Ark running game.Ark really had a problem defending 11 PASS ATT 20
the USC running game, as Ark is mostly a pass def 7 PASS COMP 6
team, so that difference almost swayed it to USC 78 PASS YDS 96
favor. 0 INT THROWN 0
2 FUM LOST 1
2 TURNOVERS 1
6 PENALTIES 3
35 PEN YDS 25
2 SACKED 0
-12 YDS LOST 0
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Arkansas Final USC
20 SCORE 17
23 1ST DOWNS 20
385 TOTAL YDS 374
70 RUSH ATT 48
319 RUSH YDS 278
4.6 RUSH AVG 5.8
12 PASS ATT 21
7 PASS COMP 6
78 PASS YDS 96
0 INT THROWN 1
2 FUM LOST 1
2 TURNOVERS 2
6 PENALTIES 4
35 PEN YDS 30
2 SACKED 0
-12 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 0 0 13 0 13
Texas 7 9 0 3 19
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Pittsburgh Texas
Pitt played excellent defense, which kept them 13 SCORE 19
in the game.The kicking game was likely the 17 1ST DOWNS 9
difference, as Texas did great.Texas punted 363 TOTAL YDS 180
very well, and their FG kicker hit all 4 tries, all 57 RUSH ATT 49
long.The Pitt kicker missed 2 FGAs, both short, 242 RUSH YDS 186
and an extra point.Pitt lacks the punch on offense, 4.2 RUSH AVG 3.8
but played such excellent defense.Texas just had 12 PASS ATT 10
to play safe and kick well.Pitt is terrible at fumbles 7 PASS COMP 2
and it cost them points.Most of the Texas rushing 121 PASS YDS -6
yards were per B runs.Really awesome D for Pitt. 1 INT THROWN 1
Sets up good 2nd round game.Niether team was 4 FUM LOST 1
impressive here overall. 5 TURNOVERS 2
8 PENALTIES 6
58 PEN YDS 44
0 SACKED 0
0 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Alabama 0 0 7 0 7
Michigan 0 7 7 0 14
Mich takes a 14-7 lead 1:00 to go in the 3rd with 19 yd int ret for TD, (int on their def chart).
Bama expires their timeouts stopping Mich late in the 4th, and Bama could not
put together anything all qtr.But, they march down the field throwing it with
no timeouts.Yet they run out of time at the Mich 12.Good game!
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Alabama Michigan
Kinda felt like a was there on this one.Good game. 7 SCORE 14
What I might expect to see in real life.Nice to see 13 1ST DOWNS 15
the turnovers low, and kinda surprising.Mich 291 TOTAL YDS 261
plays steady which is no surprise.The big difference 54 RUSH ATT 53
is that Mich plays much better defensively and that 205 RUSH YDS 172
really came through in this game.It was actually 3.8 RUSH AVG 3.2
the reason for the winning TD.Bama's offense was 11 PASS ATT 12
overwhelmed by the Mich defense today and relied 6 PASS COMP 6
mostly on breaking a long run. 86 PASS YDS 89
2 INT THROWN 0
0 FUM LOST 1
2 TURNOVERS 1
8 PENALTIES 5
66 PEN YDS 45
0 SACKED 0
0 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
UNC 7 3 0 3 13
Florida State 3 0 7 0 10
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UNC Florida State
Though both offenses played badly, both defenses 13 SCORE 10
played well.FSU played fantastic run defense.UNC 14 1ST DOWNS 12
played solid pass defense.UNC does a better job of 245 TOTAL YDS 253
holding onto the ball and their defense came up 63 RUSH ATT 28
with a few of those FSU ints.Down the stretch, FSU 167 RUSH YDS 125
could not stop UNC and the clock expires. 2.7 RUSH AVG 4.5
13 PASS ATT 29
5 PASS COMP 10
87 PASS YDS 137
0 INT THROWN 4
1 FUM LOST 1
1 TURNOVERS 5
6 PENALTIES 2
50 PEN YDS 14
2 SACKED 3
-9 YDS LOST -9
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Oklahoma 7 13 0 0 20
Ohio State 14 0 0 10 24
First scrimmage play OU 69 yds for TD right up the middle.
OSU takes a 14-7 lead halfway thru 1st with a 64 yd int ret for TD.
OSU takes the ball methodically down the field late 4th and
scores on a 5 yd TD run on 4th and 1 with 1:30 left in the game
to take a 21-20 lead.
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Oklahoma Ohio State
It really doesn't get any better than this if you 20 SCORE 24
like running football.Both teams played well. 12 1ST DOWNS 17
OU is very impressive running the ball and seemed 249 TOTAL YDS 287
to rule the game at all times.But, they just could 55 RUSH ATT 65
not pull away and OSU plays very well themselves. 246 RUSH YDS 242
OU tosses 2 ints very late on dbps trying to come 4.5 RUSH AVG 3.7
back.But, the early int by OU cost them the game. 7 PASS ATT 9
OSU is methodical and did well with that.I like 2 PASS COMP 4
this OU wishbone attack more than the 74 team.It 11 PASS YDS 45
is consistent and steady, yet still has that big play 3 INT THROWN 0
power.Very good game.I could do this one over 0 FUM LOST 1
and over again.Both defenses really played well 3 TURNOVERS 1
also, and I think the Buckeye defense played better. 3 PENALTIES 6
15 PEN YDS 51
1 SACKED 0
-8 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Clemson 0 0 7 7 14
Nebraska 10 3 0 3 16
A 46 yd SOP for a TD puts Clemson up 14-13 in the 4th, 8:50 left.
NU moves back into the lead with 2:40 to go, a 24 yd chip shot FG.
Their drive was methodical and deliberate.
14 plays, all runs.
Clemson was driving late but lost a fumble on a pass completion.
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Not close to the level of play in recent games. Clemson Nebraska
Both these teams have holes in their game. 14 SCORE 16
Defense was not impressive vs the run. 14 1ST DOWNS 20
NU let Clemson hang around in this game way 341 TOTAL YDS 348
too long.FG kicking difference almost cost the 49 RUSH ATT 66
Huskers the game.Clemson is rather careless 253 RUSH YDS 293
with the ball. 5.2 RUSH AVG 4.4
12 PASS ATT 9
6 PASS COMP 2
93 PASS YDS 55
2 INT THROWN 1
2 FUM LOST 1
4 TURNOVERS 2
7 PENALTIES 2
65 PEN YDS 10
1 SACKED 0
-5 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Penn State 7 0 14 14 35
Arizona St 0 14 0 0 14
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I was impressed by this Penn State team, more Penn State Arizona St
than any other team so far in this set.In the first 35 SCORE 14
half, ASU stayed in it thanks to PSU's INTs.In the 20 1ST DOWNS 13
2nd half, Penn State played clean and ran away 420 TOTAL YDS 222
with it.PSU is very, very good. 48 RUSH ATT 45
229 RUSH YDS 140
4.8 RUSH AVG 3.1
24 PASS ATT 20
14 PASS COMP 10
200 PASS YDS 84
3 INT THROWN 2
0 FUM LOST 2
3 TURNOVERS 4
8 PENALTIES 5
60 PEN YDS 39
2 SACKED 1
-9 YDS LOST -2
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Kentucky 3 0 0 10 13
Notre Dame 0 3 10 10 23
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Very good game.I like Kent, but they don't Kentucky Notre Dame
have enough for ND.The Irish defense is pretty 13 SCORE 23
sick.ND ripped one long QR and a long option 15 1ST DOWNS 15
that went 59 yds in the 4th to seal it.Steady play 220 TOTAL YDS 396
from Kent, but the Irish defense is too much. 50 RUSH ATT 53
ND is not exceptional and they don't bowl over 172 RUSH YDS 304
anybody, but they made some plays on offense 3.4 RUSH AVG 5.7
and were suffocating on D.Good kicking game 13 PASS ATT 15
from Kent. 4 PASS COMP 9
48 PASS YDS 92
2 INT THROWN 0
1 FUM LOST 1
3 TURNOVERS 1
4 PENALTIES 8
19 PEN YDS 62
0 SACKED 0
0 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Arkansas 10 3 0 7 20
Texas 7 3 14 10 34
Ark makes a 69 yd FG in the first to go up 10-0.Thatís a record for me!!
Ark makes a 60 yd FG in the 2nd.
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Arkansas Texas
I can't really put my finger on it for this game.Ark 20 SCORE 34
looked like they were going to take Texas to school, 14 1ST DOWNS 19
but they just faded away.It did not seem like the fumbles 280 TOTAL YDS 383
were the big thing in this one, but of course they had 46 RUSH ATT 61
something to do with it.Maybe the biggest thing that 253 RUSH YDS 336
stuck out to me was that Texas got so many long 5.5 RUSH AVG 5.5
runs.Texas just kept going, and Ark did not. 12 PASS ATT 18
It is special to me that Ark got a 69 yard FG. 3 PASS COMP 3
62 PASS YDS 53
1 INT THROWN 1
4 FUM LOST 1
5 TURNOVERS 2
2 PENALTIES 5
15 PEN YDS 35
5 SACKED 1
-35 YDS LOST -6
2004 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Michigan 0 0 0 5 5
UNC 7 6 0 0 13
UNC returns an INT 82 yd for a TD to lead 7-0 late first.
Mich scores a short FG after a UNC INT at their own 10.
With 2 minutes to go, Mich scores a safety, and they
just can't move the ball quickly and time runs out on them
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Michigan UNC
UNC has no business winning this game.But, for the 5 SCORE 13
3rd time in a row, the Heels win a close game with 23 1ST DOWNS 8
the turnover game.They have played just barely 364 TOTAL YDS 165
good enough to win it with turnovers.Mich played 66 RUSH ATT 47
a very off game today.There were so many opportunities 280 RUSH YDS 151
that they lost when they needed a play, and just 4.2 RUSH AVG 3.2
would not make it.The UNC defense scores their 18 PASS ATT 5
only TD.Michigan blew it today. 6 PASS COMP 1
84 PASS YDS 14
3 INT THROWN 1
1 FUM LOST 0
4 TURNOVERS 1
3 PENALTIES 9
15 PEN YDS 52
0 SACKED 0
0 YDS LOST 0
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Ohio State 0 7 7 14 28
Nebraska 7 17 0 7 31
On 3rd and 13, NU rips an option 80 yds for a TD, to go up 14-7 in the 2nd.
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Terrific game, all the way through.It was obvious Ohio State Nebraska
that Ohio State has the better overall chart, but they 28 SCORE 31
were beaten today.The Buckeyes did poorly early 18 1ST DOWNS 14
on with 3rd and short situations and the Husker 404 TOTAL YDS 382
defense came up with plays when they needed them. 55 RUSH ATT 63
Nebraska hit a 47 yd FG, which has a very slim 273 RUSH YDS 351
chance if you look at their chart.That was right 5.0 RUSH AVG 5.6
before halftime and they added 7 more points 13 PASS ATT 8
after a big run right as time expired.Then, of course, 8 PASS COMP 3
you can see the very long run earlier in the 2nd.So, 131 PASS YDS 31
it seemed like OSU was winning the battle at the line 0 INT THROWN 1
of scrimmage, but getting further behind on the 2 FUM LOST 0
scoreboard.It seemed as though OSU was getting 2 TURNOVERS 1
more plays that you could call victories for them 4 PENALTIES 7
in yards gained, but when NU did win, they got many 30 PEN YDS 42
more yards on those plays.It was that way all day 0 SACKED 0
long.OSU chunks it out, while NU hits doubles 0 YDS LOST 0
and homers.Great game to experience and about
as good I think as this NU chart can play.Ohio State
also failed on a 4th and 1 at the Nebraska 3.There
were so many things like that in this game that all
went against the Buckeyes.I envisioned Coach
Hayes on the sidelines in a rant throwing his
hat all over the place and yelling at everyone.It was great.
By the way, the Ohio State run defense played fantastic and
made stops all day long.I cannot imagine what NU would
have done to an average team today.
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Penn State 0 3 0 7 10
Notre Dame 0 0 0 7 7
Penn State picks up an easy 3 off a ND fumble in the 2nd.
Unbelievable.ND scores in the hurry up with a TD pass
to make it 10-7 PSU with only :30 left.ND completes a
43 yd dropback pass to get to the Penn State 5 yd line, but
time expires on them there.Incredible game.
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Penn State Notre Dame
What a great defensive game.From the opening 10 SCORE 7
kick, it looked like it would be a 0-0 game.The 9 1ST DOWNS 12
fumbles for the Irish were deadly.ND has a big 149 TOTAL YDS 294
weakness in their fumbling.PSU should have been 49 RUSH ATT 43
ahead by more in the end, because they botched 64 RUSH YDS 176
turnover conversions.These two played very, very 1.3 RUSH AVG 4.1
even, with the exception of a few longer runs for 19 PASS ATT 24
ND.It was heart pounding in the end.I don't really 9 PASS COMP 9
see how either team managed a TD in the 4th.Just 92 PASS YDS 123
strung a few plays together.Great defenses played 3 INT THROWN 2
great today.Enjoyable game.Probably the biggest 0 FUM LOST 3
factor in the game besides the ND fumbles was the 3 TURNOVERS 5
fantastic punt returns for PSU.That evened out the 2 PENALTIES 5
field, and made a big difference in field position 20 PEN YDS 40
and offsetting the overall yardage advantage for 1 SACKED 1
the Irish.Penn State probably averaged over 20 yds -7 YDS LOST -5
per punt return today, if not 25.
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Texas 14 3 0 14 31
UNC 0 0 0 7 7
Texas hits a 67 yd SOP for a TD to presumably end it with 10:50 to go, up 24 zip.
A 15 yd INT ret for a TD scratches the board for UNC, down 24-7 with 8 minutes left.
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UNC lost this game how they have been winning Texas UNC
prior games, turnovers.All first half points 31 SCORE 7
came off Tarheel turnovers.Otherwise it was even. 10 1ST DOWNS 11
UNC scored off of a Texas turnover, otherwise 310 TOTAL YDS 225
they did nothing.Texas is, of course, far better 52 RUSH ATT 49
than UNC.Yet somehow they managed similar 183 RUSH YDS 159
stats in rushing.Texas moves on, and UNC 3.5 RUSH AVG 3.2
goes home. 7 PASS ATT 16
4 PASS COMP 7
127 PASS YDS 84
3 INT THROWN 2
1 FUM LOST 2
4 TURNOVERS 4
4 PENALTIES 6
25 PEN YDS 35
0 SACKED 3
0 YDS LOST -18
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Nebraska 0 10 14 7 31
Penn State 7 14 21 7 49
Nebraska rips an 87 yd option for a TD in the 2nd.14-7 Penn State.
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Nebraska Penn State
Whoa Nellie!This thing was wild.Real wild. 31 SCORE 49
In the end, Penn State is just a better football team. 15 1ST DOWNS 22
Nebraska shows off their potent offense.Penn State 401 TOTAL YDS 504
is rather impressive again.All kinds of wild 46 RUSH ATT 62
events in this one. 334 RUSH YDS 318
7.3 RUSH AVG 5.1
23 PASS ATT 18
5 PASS COMP 12
67 PASS YDS 190
0 INT THROWN 1
5 FUM LOST 3
5 TURNOVERS 4
6 PENALTIES 6
25 PEN YDS 48
0 SACKED 1
0 YDS LOST -4
1977 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Texas 7 3 7 7 24
Penn State 7 14 3 7 31
Texas fails to move the ball and loses possession on
downs with 2 minutes left.PS is able to run out the clock
with the huge help of a DEF 15 on a punt.
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I should have made in game notes on this. Texas Penn State
It was a good, but hectic game as there were 24 SCORE 31
many momentum swings and big plays. 15 1ST DOWNS 17
Texas was down 24-10, and made a nice 317 TOTAL YDS 413
comeback to tie it up.Texas made more big runs 57 RUSH ATT 52
while Penn State grinded along.The Penn State 223 RUSH YDS 227
defense ruled the Horn ground game for the most 3.9 RUSH AVG 4.4
part, and Texas really needed more defense today. 13 PASS ATT 17
The most interesting thing about the game to me 5 PASS COMP 9
was that I have these two good ground games in 94 PASS YDS 194
front of me and it was the passing games that 1 INT THROWN 0
got it done today.Texas had several drive saving 0 FUM LOST 0
long QRs.Penn State has a very good passing game, 1 TURNOVERS 0
and I like the Texas passing game for that matter. 8 PENALTIES 5
Penn State is unique in that they have strong 58 PEN YDS 40
screen and dropback passes.One drive for them 0 SACKED 1
conprised of 2 dropbacks totalling over 60 yds 0 YDS LOST -8
and getting 7 points.Their screen pass was even
a larger impact on the game.It is one of the best
screen passes I have ever seen.††
I know that Penn State used their RBs a lot
when they threw and they were effective at it.It probably
won them this game.
Both teams missed FGAs.