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#21 Kansas State Beats Up The Miami Hurricanes

On Saturday the number 21 ranked team in the country Kansas State hosted the Miami Hurricanes for the first time ever.  K State was led by their Heisman candidate QB Collin Klein.  Klein had 169 yards passing, 54 yards rushing and 2 TD passes in a win against Missouri State last week.  On the other side of the stadium the Miami Hurricanes were riding the hopes of their break out freshman running back Duke Johnson.  Johnson 7 rushes for 135 yards and 2 TD runs in a week 1 win over Boston College.  While K State was favored going into the game the Canes had a chance at pulling out the upset on the road.

The game however told a story that not even those favoring K State would have predicted.  K State crushed the Canes by a final score of 52-13.  The first quarter saw Klein and the K State squad looking really strong and dominating the Canes on the offensive side of the ball.  The Canes made some mistakes in the first half, such as Duke Johnson dropping an open pass which would have led to a great gain of yards for the Canes.  K State played their brand of football by using up the clock and wearing down the defense.  K State made a mistake going into halftime when Klein tried a trick play reverse pass to his running back that led to a loss of yards and a missed field goal by K State.  The momentum appeared to have changed going into half time with K State leading 24-6.

When the second half started the Canes had many chances to get their offense going but could not capitalize.  K State picked their play back up even stronger than before in the 4th quarter.  K State out scored The Canes 21 to 7 in the final quarter.  Collin Klein put on a clinic of passing and rushing to finish the game.  The only bright spot for the Canes in the second half and probably the entire game was a 77 yard kick off return by Duke Johnson.  The Canes will have to work on developing Johnson who has tremendous potential but made too many mistakes.

Collin Klein had 210 yards passing, 81 yards rushing.  With 1 TD pass and 3 rushing TD’s Klein showed how talented he really is on Saturday.  We could be seeing Klein with the Heisman Trophy in December if he continues to put up numbers like he did in this game.

Top 3 Stories From Week 1 Of College Football

College football is back! No longer do we have to wait for the moments and feel of one of the greatest sports seasons around. From now until the Winter we will be able to see the triumphs and heartbreaks that are what college football is all about.  We will also get a peek at the future of professional football.   Week 1 of college football is in the books, so let’s take a look at some of the major stories from the opening weekend.

BAMA Blows Out Michigan, Sights Set On A Repeat Championship

The most anticipated match up of week 1 was with out a doubt the defending Champions Alabama versus Michigan.  Alabama came into this game ranked number 2 while Michigan was ranked number 8.  The Tide pounded the Wolverines 41-14.  Michigan’s Denard Robinson was expected to make a big impact in this game but came up short.  Robinson had only 200 yards passing and was 11-26 in passing.  Robinson’s only bright moment came when he threw a 71 yard pass before halftime that led to a 6-yard touchdown run for the QB.  Bama’s defense was just too much for Michigan.  The Tide will roll into the rest of the season hunting their next title.  After Saturday night anyone who thinks they are not likely to repeat is just fooling themselves.

Penn State Continues To Feel The Blues

Penn State played Ohio on Saturday in a game that any other year would have been a blowout win for The Nittany Lions.  This year was much different,  Ohio won by a score of 24-14.  This Penn State team is one that is trying to start its recovery from the penalties laid down by the NCAA in the wake of the Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.  The team has been deprived of many talented players that were allowed to leave and play for other schools just weeks before the start of the season.  Penn State did have an 11 point lead going into half time, but never scored another point for the remainder of the game.  The home crowd was behind the Nittany Lions but it just wasn’t enough.  This game could be a glimpse of how disappointing the 2012 season will be for the once mighty Penn State Football team.

West Virginia’s Geno Smith Shows He Is A Heisman Candidate

The West Virginia Mountaineers destroyed in state rival Marshall 69-34 on Saturday.  The Mountaineers QB Geno Smith can take a lot of the credit for the win.  Smith threw for 323 yards and had 4 touchdowns.  The defense of Marshall could not contain the talent and aggressiveness of the Mountaineers.  West Virginia had 655 yards on the offensive side, more than any other game last season. Ranked number 11 going into week one, the Mountaineers are going to move up as the weeks go on.  They are a solid team with a great QB.  Smith made himself the standout Heisman candidate this weekend and if he keeps up the incredible play will be in New York for the Ceremony in December.