College Football Finals:
Not a local team, but for sure a local influence, as James B. Dudley High School graduate Hendon Hooker leads the Tennessee Volunteers past the Crimson Tide, of Alabama…
Final from Rocky Top/Knoxville, Tennessee:
Tennessee 52, Alabama 49
Late field goal from Tennessee, with just two seconds left on the game clock, wins the game for the Volunteers…Hendon Hooker(Dudley HS) got them there, with two huge passes getting Tennessee into field goal position on that final game-winning drive…For the game Hendon Hooker was 21-30 passing for 385 yards, with 5 TD passes and 1 Interception…All five of Hooker’s TD tosses went to his wide receiver, Jalin Hyatt…Hyatt with 6 receptions for the Vols, good for 201 yards, and five or his six catches went the distance for TD’s….
Hendon Hooker, from Greensboro, N.C., and Dudley HS, saw his Heisman Trophy hopes go sky high today, with his leadership, in the Tennessee Vols team victory, up there on Rocky Top…Hendon Hooker, the Heisman Hopeful, and this should be fun to follow, as the season advances…The #1 Georgia Bulldogs are waiting, on the road to the Heisman, and maybe a National Championship could also be looming…The Stage is set, and here comes Hendon Hooker, the son of Alan and Wendy Hooker, from Greensboro, N.C.
North Carolina 38, Duke 35
UNC(6-1)/Duke(4-3)…North Carolina scored last to win the “Victory Bell”….UNC QB Drake Maye 28-38 passing, for 380 yards, with 3 TD’s/0 INT…Maye 18 carries for 70 yards…QB Riley Leonard from Duke was 20-31 for 245 yards, with 1 TD/1 INT. Leonard with 14 carries for 130 yards and 1 TD…
Syracuse 24, N.C. State 9
Syracuse(6-0)/N.C. State(5-2)…N.C. State QB Devin Leary has been declared out for the season, due to his shoulder injury, suffered in the Florida State game last week…No touchdowns, just three Field Goals for the N.C. State Wolfpack vs. Syracuse…
Wake Forest(5-1) OFF this week…
Appalachian State(3-3) OFF this week…
Both James Madison and Coastal Carolina from the Sun Belt Conference lost today….
Georgia Southern 45, James Madison 38…Old Dominion 49, Coastal Carolina 21…JMU and Coastal Carolina were previously unbeaten….
East Carolina 47, Memphis 45
N.C. A&T 45, Edward Waters 7
A&T(3-3)/Edward Waters(1-6)…Alston Hooker(Ragsdale HS) threw three passes and had four carries for the N.C. A&T Aggies…
Rhode Island 17, Elon 10
Elon(5-2)/RI(4-2)…Johncarlos Miller II(Dudley HS) with 4 receptions for 29 yards for Elon…
Shenandoah University 38, Guilford College 35
Belhaven University (Miss.) 59, Greensboro College 7
Winston-Salem State University 17, Shaw University 10