During the third quarter of Virginia Tech’s game against Miami, the Hokies decided to get creative on offense and allow their fullback to take the lead. Sam Rogers, who already had a career-long 52-yard reception earlier in the game, took the handoff from quarterback Jerod Evans, faked the rush, and then tossed a 13-yard pass to fellow fullback Steven Peoples for the score. The score gave the Hokies a 30-16 advantage and they ultimately won the game 37-16.
Temple’s Ryquell Armstead rushed for 210 yards in a 46-30 win over USF. South Florida had the chance to take sole possession of first place in the AAC East Friday night in Philadelphia, but Temple had other ideas. The Temple offense ran all over the USF defense, putting up 528 yards in a 46-30 win.
It’s looking more and more likely that Oregon State will be at less than full strength in their backfield when they line up against No. 5 Washington Saturday evening. Leading rusher Ryan Nall aggravated a foot injury in last Saturday’s loss after just one carry and is officially listed as doubtful for the game against the Huskies. Nall did not practice Thursday and was still wearing a boot to protect the injured foot. Additionally, Nall’s backup, Artavis Pierce, is dealing with a stinger and did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media, The Oregonian reported. Nall currently leads the Beavers with 464 yards and six rushing touchdowns. He’s also third on the team with 13 receptions.