Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Sports Chowdah Recap- Dolphin Safe Pats; BC Frisco Bound; Huskies Mush Past USF; Bs Rake Leafs; End of An Era @ Northeastern


Now if it had been the same score against the Saints last week, I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised. Instead, the lowly Dolphins rally past New England to win 22-21 on a Dan Carptenter Field Goal. Miami QB Chad Henne went 29-52 and had a career-best 335 yards with two TDs and an interception. The win brings Miami to a 6-6 record- tied with the NY Jets and one game behind the Patriots in the AFC East standings.

Tom Brady was 19-29 for 352 years with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wes Welker had ten catches for 167 yards, but Randy Moss was help to only two catches on the day. The Pats also failed to score twice inside Miami's red zone. The Patriots will host Miami at Foxboro on Sunday while the Dolphins will travel to Jacksonville and the Jets travel to Tampa Bay.

(Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant)

In a Big East game that was likely overshadowed by the simultaneously broadcast ACC and Big XII Championship Games, the UConn Huskies gave up another late lead in a close game, trailing 27-26 to the South Florida Bulls thanks to an 8-yeard BJ Daniels TD run with only 40 seconds left in regulation. UConn moved the ball 31 yards on six plays to set up a 42-yard field goal attempt for redshirt sophomore kicker Dave Teggart. After missing a FG attempt earlier in the game, Teggart's kick split the uprights in the middle of an ongoing snow squall as time expired, giving UConn the 29-27 win at E. Hartford CT Saturday night. Huskies QB Zach Frazer was 20-30 for 225 years and 2 touchdowns while RB Andre Dixon (pictured above) rushed for 50 yards and 2 TDs. The Huskies won their final 3 games of the regular season (versus Notre Dame, Syracuse and USF) to finish with a 7-5 record.

Upcoming Bowl Schedule:

(Bold indicates New England team

double asterisks** indicates BCS matchup)

New Mexico Bowl- Dec 19:
Fresno State vs Wyoming

St. Petersburg Bowl- Dec 19:
Rutgers vs USF

New Orleans Bowl- Dec 20:
Southern Miss vs Middle Tennessee

Las Vegas Bowl- Dec 22:
BYU vs Oregon State

Poinsettia Bowl- Dec 23:
Utah vs Cal

Hawaii Bowl- Dec 24:
SMU vs Nevada

Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl- Dec 26:
Marshall vs Ohio

Meineke Car Car Bowl- Dec 26:
North Carolina vs Pittsburgh

Emerald Bowl- Dec 26:
Boston College vs USC

Music City Bowl- Dec 27:
Clemson vs Kentucky

Independence Bowl- Dec 28:
Texas A&M vs Georgia

Eaglebank Bowl- Dec 29:
Temple vs UCLA or Army

Champs Sports Bowl- Dec 29:
Miami vs Wisconsin

Humanitarian Bowl- Dec 30:
Idaho vs Bowling Green

Holdiay Bowl- Dec 30:
Nebraska vs Arizona

Armed Forces Bowl- Dec 31:
Houston vs Air Force

Sun Bowl- Dec 31:
Oklahoma vs Stanford

Texas Bowl- Dec 31:
Navy vs Missouri

Insight Bowl- Dec 31:
Minnesota vs Iowa State

Chik-Fil-A Bowl- Dec 31:
Virginia Tech vs Tennessee

Outback Bowl- Jan 1:
Northwestern vs Auburn

Capital One Bowl- Jan 1:
Penn State vs LSU

Gator Bowl- Jan 1:
Florida State vs West Virginia

Rose Bowl- Jan 1:
Ohio State vs Oregon

Sugar Bowl- Jan 1:
Florida vs Cincinnati

International Bowl- Jan 2:
USF vs Northern Illiniois Bowl- Jan 2:
UConn vs South Carolina

Cotton Bowl- Jan 2:
Oklahoma State ve Ole Miss

Liberty Bowl- Jan 2:
East Carolina vs Arkansas

Alamo Bowl- Jan 2:
Michigan State vs Texas Tech

Fiesta Bowl- Jan 4th: **
Boise State vs TCU

Orange Bowl- Jan 5th:**
Iowa vs Georgia Tech

GMAC Bowl- Jan 6th:
Troy vs Central Michigan

BCS Championship Game- Jan 7th:**
Texas vs Alabama

After 74 season, Northeastern University announced an end to it's football program at the end of November.

Northeastern football did not fall victim to the recession or a fund-raising crunch, university officials said. Instead, school officials came to terms with the hard truth that the $3 million-plus annual program needed more help - millions more each year - than Northeastern wanted to give.

President Joseph E. Aoun and the board of trustees endorsed the move Friday after an extensive, two-year review of the athletic program by its director, Peter Roby.

The move by Northeastern could leave the Colonial Athletic Association short a team for the 2010 Football season.

In the NCAA Football Championship Subdivison (FCS- formerly Division 1AA), two of the teams from the Colonial Athletic Association were eliminated while two will play this weekend to advance to play in the FCS championship game in Chattanooga, TN.
With the CAA teams in bold print, the finals from Saturday's FCS quarterfinals are:
William & Mary 24- Southern Illinois 3
New Hampshire 7 -Villanova 46
Appalachian State 35- Richmond 31
The winner of William & Mary vs Villanova will take on the winner of the Appalachian State vs Montana game for the FCS title at Chattanooga's Finley Stadium on December 18th.

(Getty Images)

Marc Savard notched his third career hat trick Saturday night in a 7-2 pounding of Toronto as Phil Kessel made his first appearance in the Garden since being traded to the Maple Leafs this offseason. Aside from Savard's hat trick, the Bruins got goals from Marco Sturm in the 1st, Zdeno Chara in the 2nd and Mark Recchi and Johnny Boychuk in the 3rd. Tukka Rask was gunning for his second shutout of the season, but allowed goals from Niklas Hagman and Mikhail Grabovski late in the 3rd. Rask stopped 31 of 33 shots faced.

The Bruins will take on the Maple Leafs at the Garden again on Thursday night.

1 comment:

  1. OT - Just wanted to say thanks for the comments you left on the blog; if there's anything I can do to help out, lemme know. You do run a really good blog.