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Posts Tagged ‘Independence Bowl.’

Ohio State 37 Colorado 17 GAMEDAY: Buffaloes QB Hansen moves up school charts

 

Tyler Hansen Colorado QB (megasportsnews.com photo)

University of Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen with Saturday’s performance of 22-of-39 passing for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns, has moved him into seventh place all-time in passing yards at Colorado with 3,972, as he passed Darian Hagan (3,801) and Steve Vogel (3,912).

He now has 357 career completions, moving into fifth place all-time at Colorado, passing John Hessler (347) and Koy Detmer (350).

POSTGAME COMMENTS FROM COLORADO QB TYLER HANSEN:

48 220 Tyler Hansen CU QB Field position & starting games slowly

COLORADO POSTGAME NOTES

* The Buffaloes have now lost 19 straight road games, 20 straight out-of-state including one neutral site, the 2007 Independence Bowl.

* The 105,096 fans at Ohio Stadium on Saturday was the third largest crowd that a Colorado football team has ever played before. The other two were 106,000+ at Michigan in 1994 and 1997.

* Ohio State now leads the series all-time with a 4-1 record, including four straight wins. Colorado is now 1-3 in the state of Ohio and 7-22 all-time in games played in the Eastern Time Zone, losing the last nine.

* Colorado, beginning play in 1890, has enjoyed much success through its history in football. The team has won numerous bowl games, 27 appearances for a 12-15 record, which is tied for 23rd all-time and they’ve won an Associated Press National Championship in 1990.

* Bill McCartney is the most famous head coach, leading Colorado to their only National Championship in 1990.

* Colorado has had only one player win the Heisman Trophy Award, Rashaan Salaam in 1994.

* The Buffaloes have had 5 players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame:

Byron “Whizzer” White, Joe Romig, Dick Anderson, Bobby Anderson and Alfred Williams, known as the “Condor” due to the fact he was 6’6 in height.

Stuart Mason also contributed to this article

2010 INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Air Force beats shorthanded Georgia Tech

(courtesy of Independence Bowl via Wikipedia Commons)

Georgia Tech came into its matchup with Air Force undermanned with some key players out due to various reasons.

Joshua Nesbitt, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career leading rusher for a quarterback, missed the game because of a broken right arm.

Number-1 wide receiver Stephen Hill and starting safety Mario Edwards were among four players declared ineligible because of various academic problems. Also, Tech had three defensive players miss the first half because of a curfew violations.

The game came down to special teams play.

Air Force took advantage when the Yellow Jackets muffed a punt in the second half, scoring the go-ahead touchdown, a 3-yard run from Jared Tew in the 14-7 win in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The Falcons improve to 9-4, while Georgia Tech drops to 6-7.

AIR FORCE FALCONS GAME NOTES

* The Falcons  are the nation’s number-2 rushing attack using the option attack and averaging 317.9 yards a game.

* Offense led by junior Tim Jefferson who started all 12 games. He ran for 769 yards and 15 touchdowns and passed for 1,342 yards and 10 scores.

* Ranked 100th nationally, giving up 195.1 rushing yards a game.

* Air Force can play with anybody, losing by three to Oklahoma and by five points to Utah.

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

* With their spread offensive attack, they lead the nation in rushing offense with 327 yards a game.

* Head coach Paul Johnson just wrapped up his third season at Georgia Tech. He spent six years as the head coach at Navy, winning his last five games against the Falcons to put a vise-grip on the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

*Tech’s defense gives up 169.7 yards a game, 78th in the nation.

* Georgia Tech came into the game with a loss to arch-rival Georgia in a disappointing season.

* The loss in the Independence Bowl ended the Yellow Jackets consecutive winning seasons to 14 and their bowl losing streak is now at six in a row.


compiled from Independence Bowl, Air Force & Georgia Tech news

Bengals sign draft choice DT Geno Atkins

compiled from staff, wire and Bengals news

The Cincinnati Bengals draft nine players in the 2010 NFL Draft. They now have three of the nine signed to contracts.

They agreed to terms Friday with fourth-round pick Geno Atkins. The defensive tackle signed a four-year deal worth $2.262 million as a base salary plus a signing bonus of $472,450.

Atkins, who was the University of Georgia’s defensive MVP in 2009, will be playing in a rotation that includes Domata Peka, Tank Johnson, Pat Sims, Orien Harris and Clinton McDonald.

Geno Atkins Bengals (U of Georgia photo)

Atkins is a quick and strong player, but the scouting reports say his play at Georgia was inconsistent.

As a sophomore in 2007, he had 7.5 sacks, starting 7 games.

In 2008 as a junior, he started all 13 games and had 5 sacks.

In 2009, as a senior, he had 3.5 sacks and started only 3 games. In the Independence Bowl win over Texas A&M, Atkins had three tackles, a sack and a blocked field goal to win defensive MVP honors.