Weekend college recap: How Hillsborough County fared



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Mon. October 1, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

Weekend college recap: How Hillsborough County fared

A big Saturday for Spartans (one former, one current) and an ex-Crusaders' career day highlight our roundup of how Hillsborough County's collegians fared over the weekend:

* That collection of thwumps you hear are Division I coaches kicking themselves for not recruiting former Spoto two-way star Nick Addison. The Bethune-Cookman sophomore had a team-best 11 tackles and two interceptions -- including a 90-yard pick-six -- in the Wildcats' 38-26 win against Hampton.

Addison's interception return was the fourth-longest in B-CC history. He also had a forced fumble.

* Addison's teammate, QB Quentin Williams (Jefferson) scored his first collegiate TD in the first quarter of B-CC's win. Williams, the 2010 Florida Mr. Football, finished 9-for-12 for 96 yards and ran for 17 more.

* Aside from a first-quarter pick, Georgia QB Aaron Murray (Plant) remained astoundingly efficient (20-for-26, 286 yards, two TDs) in the Bulldogs' 51-44 romp of Tennessee. A similar effort Saturday at South Carolina, and Murray catapults himself into serious Heisman candidacy.

* Purdue DB Frankie Williams (Robinson) had five tackles and a pass breakup in the Boilermakers' wild 51-41 win against Marshall.

* A week after running for a career-best 78 yards in a win against Presbyterian, 5-foot-8 Furman sophomore Hank McCloud (Tampa Catholic, pictured) amassed 123 (with a TD) in a 45-24 romp of Western Carolina. Furman's 619 total yards was the program's most since 2003.

* Michigan State junior S Jairus Jones (Wharton) had four tackles (three solo) and forced a fumble in the Spartans' 17-16 loss to Ohio State.

Any significant Hillsborough-based performance we missed? Drop us a line at jknight@tampabay.com, or Tweet us at @JoeyHomeTeam or @TBHomeTeam.

Photo: Willie J. Allen, Jr.


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