2011 Zanes Hero and Zero of the Week
Hero of the Week- Montee Ball
Montee Ball finished with 27 carries for 137 yards and three scores, and his four TDs put him within one of breaking Barry Sanders’ record of 39. His 7-yard TD run that gave Wisconsin a 40-39 lead. Wisconsin converted a 2 point conversion to grab a 3 point lead; 42-39 with 3:45 left.
Zero of the Week- Post game celebration in Stillwater
The post game celebration got out of hand in Stillwater in which thousands of fans stormed the field and tore down goalposts after Oklahoma State’s 44-10 victory over Oklahoma. Nine ambulances, including six from LifeNet, rushed 11 of the injured away and the two with critical injuries were flown to Oklahoma City hospitals.
Hero of the Week – Denard Robinson
Denard Robinson was 14 of 17 for 167 yards with 3 TD passes and ran 26 times for 170 yards and two more scores helping the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes 40-34 on Saturday snapping a seven-game losing streak against their biggest rival.
Zero of the Week – Clemson’s Offensive Line
Clemson was dominated by the Gamecocks up front; the Tigers managed only 70 yards on the ground and 83 through the air as Quarterback Tajh Boyd spent most of the night running for his life.
Hero of the Week – Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin led Baylor to their first victory ever over the Oklahoma Sooners 45-38. Baylor had been 0-20 against the Sooners, and most of those games weren’t even close. Griffin threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns, including a 34-yarder to Terrance Williams with 8 seconds left. The Sooners had tied the game Blake Bell’s 6-yard touchdown run with 51 seconds left. The Bears then went 80 yards in five plays, with Griffin scrambling for runs of 22 and 8 yards before the game winning play.
Zero(es) of the Week – Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oklahoma and Clemson
Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oklahoma and Clemson were all victims of upsets in one of the most unpredictable weekends in recently college football history. All 4 teams could have made a case for the number 2 ranking with a win. All 4 failed to do so.
Hero of the Week – Casey Pachall
The sophomore quarterback for TCU was 24 of 37 for 473 yards and five touchdown passes, including a deciding 2 point conversion pass to lead TCU to a 36-35 defeat of Boise State.
Zero of the Week – Dan Goodale
Freshman kicker Dan Goodale’s missed a 39-yard kick that could have kept Boise State’s undefeated seaon alive. He is not the reason the Broncos lost but considering what happened last year, that is a tough pill for Bronco fans to swallow.
Hero of the Week – LSU’s defense
LSU was tested by Alabama’s offense and bent but never broke. They did not wear down at then end of the game and gave their team a chance to win the game.
Zero of the Week – Alabama’s special teams
Alabama missed four field goals, including Cade Foster’s 52-yard attempt after the Tide got the ball first in the extra period. Another nig play on special teams was when punt returner Marquis Maze, who had an injured leg, couldn’t catch a punt arounf mid field. He turned away from it around his own 40 and the ball rolled all the way to the Alabama 19.
Joe Paterno broke Eddie Robinson’s record with victory No. 409 as No. 21 Penn State defeated Illinois 10-7 to break the Robinson’s record of most wins by a Division I football coach.
Penn State’s Silas Redd had a 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 to go to give Penn State the win.
Zero of the week – Field Goal Kickers
Vanderbilt missed a chance to force overtime when Carey Spear’s 27-yard field goal went wide right with 8 seconds left.
Illinois kicker Derek Dimke’s game-tying 42-yard field hit the upright as Penn State won 10-7.
Heroes of the Week – Seth Doege, Keith Nichol and Dominique Davis
Keith Nichol caught a 44-yard hail mary pass from Kirk Cousins on the last play of the game to give Michigan State a 37-31 win against Wisconsin. Nichol, who caught it just outside the end zone; had to fight off defenders to stretch into the end zone.
Dominique Davis had just set two NCAA passing records Davis completed his first 26 passes of the game (all in the first-half) to extend his streak of pass completions to 36 straight over two games, to beat Navy 38-35.
Zero of the Week – Wisconsin’s defense
After Russell Wilson and the offense roared back to tie the game, you have to break up the hail mary pass.
Freshman Sammy Watkins scored three TDs and No. 8 Clemson rallied from an 18-point deficit against Maryland to remain unbeaten with a 56-45 victory Saturday night. Watkins scored on an 89-yard kickoff return that put Clemson up 49-45 with 7:24 left. Watkins returned an earlier kickoff 70 yards, and his 345 all-purpose yards set a school record.
Zero of the week – Denard Robinson
Denard Robinson had his worst day of the season, throwing for 123 yards and rushing for only 42 as Michigan lost 28-14 to rival Michigan State for the fourth year in a row.
Hero of the Week – Tanner Price
Tanner Price threw for 21 of 35 for 233 yards three scoring passes to lead Wake Forest to upset the Seminoles 35-30 on Saturday. Wake Forest is off to its best start to ACC play — and yet another victory over Florida State.
Zero of the Week – Teams from Florida
Miami of Florida, Florida State and Florida all lost Saturday which does not occur individually that often, let alone collectively.
Hero of Week 5 – Russell Wilson
He completed 14 of 20 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and scrambled for 32 yards and another score. In the Badgers dominant win against Nebraska.
Zero of the Week – Texas A&M
Tyler Wilson threw for a school-record 510 yards, Jarius Wright caught 13 passes for a school-record 281 yards and the Razorbacks turned an 18-point halftime deficit into a 42-38 victory on Saturday, giving the Aggies consecutive 2nd half collapses.
Brandon Weeden threw for a school-record 438 yards and two scores and Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper combined for 244 yards receiving as Oklahoma State rallied for a 30-29 win over Texas A&M.
Zero of the Week – Officiating crew for Toledo and Syracuse
Syracuse’s Ross Krautman’s extra-point attempt with 2:07 remaining appeared to sail wide left, officials ruled it good and it wasn’t overturned on replay. Toledo’s Ryan Casano tied the game with a 20-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Had Krautman’s kick been ruled no good, Casano’s field goal would have won the game. After the game ended, Big East coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay released a statement that admitted the call should have been overturned.
Hero of the Week – Chris Rainey
Rainey finished with 108 yards rushing, 104 yards receiving and blocked a punt that led to a field goal. Rainey had 233 total yards, including an 83-yard touchdown catch,asFlorida beat rival Tennessee 33-23 Saturday.
Zero of the Week – Buckeyes quarterbacks Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller
Miami held the Buckeyes quarterbacks Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller to 4 of 18, 35-yard passing.
Hero of the Week – Denard Robinson Michigan Quarterback
Denard Robinson threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree with 2 seconds left to lead Michigan to a thrilling 35-31 win over Notre Dame in front of over 114,000 fans in the big house on Saturday night. Robinson’s completed 21-yard pass to Vincent Smith with 1:12 left to take the lead, but Notre Dame took the lead immediately back Robinson finished the game completing 11 of 24 passes for 338 yards with four TDs and three interceptions. He also ran 11 times for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Zero of the Week – Notre Dame’s defense
At some point you have to make a stop; sure Notre Dame’s offense could have taken care of the ball a little better. But the defense offered no resistance to Michigan in the 4th quarter.
Hero of the Week – Robert Griffin Baylor Quarterback
Robert Griffin lead the Baylor Bears to victory over TCU. He connected on 21 of 27 passes for 359 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Zero of the Week -Steve Spurrier
Sure the Gamecocks won, but if he wants to have a special season he will stick with Stephen Garcia and stop jerking his quarterback around.