There is nothing like a good Big 10 Conference battle between ranked teams. Ohio State was ranked #13 going into East Lansing. Even though the temperatures where in the low 30s, the sidelines weren’t moveable I walked away with some photos I was extremely happy with.
Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start, and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help rally the second-ranked Florida State Seminoles to a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.
Florida State overcame a 21-0 deficit for its 24th straight victory over the Louisville Cardinals.
Under the lights at Michigan Stadium part III. With the Notre Dame rivalry no longer Michigan had to pick another opponent to play for their annual Under the Lights game. Penn State was next on the list and after the recent issues with back to back losses and other issues it was an interesting game. The student sections boycotted the opening kick off showing the stands empty on national television.
After getting home late from the Toledo vs Cincinnati game, I was in Bowling Green as the Indiana Hoosiers where in town. It’s very unusual for a Big 10 team to visit a MAC school and usually when they do it doesn’t end well for the Big 10. Bowling Green defeated Indiana on a last second touchdown to win 45-42.
The Toledo Rockets traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats at Paul Brown Stadium. Since Nippert Stadium is under construction all Bearcats home games are being played at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Gunner Kiel, who is a transfer from Notre Dame came to play and prove that he is a NFL caliber quarterback.
Last night I kicked off sixth year covering college football and the Virginia Tech at Ohio State game lived up to the hype. Unranked Virginia Tech traveled to Columbus to face the #5 Buckeyes who lost senior quarterback Braxton Miller for the season due to a shoulder injury.
I witness an amazing sunset, a LeBron James sighting and high tempo offenses battle it out. Virginia Tech’s quarterback Michael Brewer handled the 107,000 screaming fans like he practices in the atmosphere ever day.
I am about to board a flight to Tampa to shoot the Carolina Panthers at Tampa Buccaneers games, so enjoy the photos.
College football games are getting a little out of hand, there are currently 35 bowl games where 70 teams can play in. There are only 119 Division I NCAA Football teams. I enjoy covering bowl games especially teams, I don’t cover regularly. One reason, I was sent out to El Paso was to get good coverage of the following players who will be moving onto the NFL.
The Little Caesars Bowl also know as the Pizza Bowl, is played in Detroit, Michigan. I know most college athletes don’t think anything of Detroit and would rather be at a bowl game in Florida or California but the Little Caesars Bowl never disappoints. There are currently 11 NFL players who have played in the bowl game and this year there will be a few more added to the list. My main focus of the night was Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Aaron Donald who is the brother of Archie Donald who I played football with at Toledo. It’s crazy how small the football community really is. Here is a random stat for you, there are only 1,700 players in the NFL.
Following the MAC Championship in Detroit, I headed over to Indianapolis for the Big 10 Championship between the #2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans. Everyone was expecting Ohio State to come into the game and take away any chance Michigan State had, but Michigan State came to battle. They wanted to show the entire country they deserved to be in Indy.
The game was loud and full of intensity which made for some awesome photos! Enjoy!