Two Tie for Week 7 College Football Game of the Week Honors

Posted by | October 21, 2009 | News & Events | No Comments

Week 7 of the college football season left the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Year selection committee fit to be tied.

A Big Ten Conference upset and a late rally by a national championship contender shared the honors for Week 7’s College Football Game of the Week. Florida’s 23-20 escape at home against Arkansas and Purdue’s stunning 26-18 win over Ohio State each lay claim to the week’s honor.

There were many great games during Week 7. Do you have another choice that is more worthy? Make your opinions known by picking against the experts at games@ussa.edu. Three other games also received serious consideration: Georgia Tech’s win over Virginia Tech, Colorado’s win over Kansas and USC’s win over Notre Dame.

National champion and top-ranked Florida extended its winning streak to 16 games with its late rally over pesky Arkansas. The Gators trailed 20-13 in the fourth quarter but rallied to win, capping the comeback with a 27-yard field goal by Caleb Sturgis with nine seconds remaining.

Purdue knocked Ohio State out of the national championship discussion with its surprising win over Ohio State. It was the Buckeyes’ first loss to an unranked team since 2007 and Purdue’s second win of the year. Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott threw for 281 yards and had two touchdown passes.

The College Football Game of the Year concept was developed by Daniel Moore, the Academy’s 2005 Sport Artist of the Year. Moore is a well-known artist in Alabama for his paintings of legendary coach Bear Bryant and the Crimson Tide.

At the end of the season and bowl games, a final review of nominations will be prepared for consideration. The winning school receives a commemorative limited edition fine art print and a $5,000 donation for its general scholarship fund.

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