Wolfpack in sheep's clothing
North Carolina State proved it still has some bite. Trailing the ACC's worst team by four touchdowns, the Wolfpack came up with the biggest rally in school history. Mike Glennon threw for five touchdowns and helped North Carolina State come back from 27 points down in the second half to beat Maryland, 56-41. The Wolfpack trailed, 41-14, with six minutes left in the third before scoring six straight times in the second-biggest comeback ACC history. The Wolfpack scored 35 points in the fourth as part of a rally surpassed in an ACC game only by Clemson's comeback from a 28-point deficit to beat Virginia, 29-28, in 1992.
The hook for Zook?
Ron Zook took his Illini to the locker room for possibly the final time, facing a 20-point halftime deficit against Minnesota. ``There wasn't much I could say,'' the coach said after the 27-7 loss. ``It's like I told them all week: `This isn't about me. It's about you. How you want to be remembered.' '' After a 6-0 start, the program's best in 60 years, Illinois finished with six straight losses.
No Border crossing
James Franklin tossed two second-half touchdown passes, and Missouri rallied for a 24-10 victory over host Kansas in what could be the final edition of the 120-year-old Border War rivalry. The Tigers head to the SEC next season, and Kansas has said it has no intention of playing Missouri out of conference. Those fans left on a dreary afternoon - mostly clad in black and gold - began chanting ``SEC! SEC!''
Pointed toward Poinsettia
Swamped by mistakes
Florida quarterback John Brantley threw three interceptions, two of which led to Florida State touchdowns, and was later knocked out of the game with an apparent concussion. His mistakes keyed Florida State's 21-7 victory, the Seminoles' first win in Gainesville since 2003.
Source: The Boston Globe