“That’s what Heismans do,” Hokies defensive end Chris Ellis said. “They don’t ever give up. We beat the O-line, put licks on him and he came through at the end. He had a two-minute drill – two of them. He did what he had to do.” With the Hokies (6-2, 3-1) leading, 10-0, late in the fourth and the Eagles backed up against their own goal line, Ryan finally found a rhythm. He led a 91-yard scoring drive, capped by a 16-yard TD pass to Rich Gunnell with 2:11 left. “Matt Ryan, what he did tonight, along with the receivers and the whole crew there in the last three minutes of the game, that was special,” first-year coach Jeff Jagodzinski said. “There wasn’t one bit of panic – nothing – with those kids, especially that guy.” Jagodzinski was pointing to Ryan. After BC recovered an onside kick at its own 34, Ryan went back to work. Three times he scrambled away from pressure to complete passes, showing off the powerful right arm NFL scouts love and some nimble feet, too. On the deciding play, he slid to his left and spotted Callender drifting back into the end zone away from the defense. Ryan let loose, and Callender cradled in the winning score. New Mexico 34, Air Force 31: Punishing tailback Rodney Ferguson ran for 146 yards and John Sullivan kicked four field goals, leading New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. The Lobos (6-2, 3-1 Mountain West) snapped a three-game losing streak to Air Force (6-3, 5-2), capitalizing on five lost fumbles by the Falcons – including three in the fourth quarter. Ferguson showed his durability with 41 carries and Sullivan set a school record by hitting his 18th straight field goal, a 36-yarder that put New Mexico ahead, 34-31, with 10:10 remaining. The Falcons got a big break when Sullivan finally missed, sailing wide right on a 32-yard try with 2:18 remaining. But Air Force’s Mark Root fumbled and Herbert Felder recovered for the Lobos, who ran out the clock.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The senior quarterback threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Andre Callender with 11 seconds left and the Eagles validated themselves as national title contenders with an improbable 14-10 victory over No. 8 Virginia Tech Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va. Boston College avoided becoming the fourth second-ranked team to lose in the last four weeks, with Ryan throwing two touchdown passes in the final 2:11 after doing little for the first 55 minutes against the Hokies’ swarming defense. “Well, you know there’s still time left on the clock,” Ryan said. “You know you still have a shot and you still got a chance. We’ve been in this situation so many times through the course of the year in practice and we’ve prepared ourselves really well.” Boston College (4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), second in the BCS standings this week, improved to 8-0 for the first time since 1942. Despite the fast start, some were skeptical of the Eagles, who had only played one ranked team before Virginia Tech. Ryan finished 25-for-52 for 285 yards with two interceptions, but the final numbers hardly told the story. From news services Matt Ryan bought some time, scrambling to his left away from the Virginia Tech rush while searching for an open receiver. He found just what he was looking for, fired a pass all the way across the field and kept No. 2 Boston College perfect. Call it Ryan’s Heisman moment.
For the final rounds, a crowd of 300 gathered in the auditorium of DWP’s headquarters. El Camino’s A team defeated North Hollywood’s B team 90-40 in the semifinals, after losing to the B team in an earlier round, to face the undefeated North Hollywood High A team. North Hollywood took an early lead, scoring 54-22 at the half. The final score was 118-38. El Camino team captain Jonathan Glicksberg, 18, of West Hills, said his team was pleased nonetheless. “We’re really happy that we got second because no other El Camino team has gotten better than fourth, so it’s a great achievement for us,” Glicksberg said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 [email protected] High school students competing in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Science Bowl answer questions like these in seconds. The fast-paced competition covers math, computer science, geology, physics, earth science, astronomy, trigonometry and chemistry. 1. Of the following liquids, which is the most dense? A) water B) gasoline C) acetone D) chloroform 2. An electric clothes dryer is connected to a 200-volt source. How much current does it use if it requires 2,000 watts of electric power? 3. A narrative that describes the logic and processing flow of a computer program is called: A) a hierarchy chart B) a flowchart C) pseudocode D) CASE 4. Twelve square tiles, one inch on a side, are arranged in a rectangle without overlapping. What is the number of inches in the sum of all possible distinct perimeters? 5. The prominent cloud belts and zones on the planet Jupiter are formed by what process? A) Transport of solar energy from the equator to the poles B) The flow of gas over a rocky surface C) Intense solar heating of the cloud decks D) Convection and rapid rotation of the planet Answers: 1: D, chloroform 2: 10 amperes 3: C, pseudocode 4: 56 5: D, convection and rapid rotation of the planet. SOURCE: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant LADWP Science Bowl winners have won four national titles and made it to the top five final teams in eight of the last 11 years. North Hollywood won the national competition in 2001. The North Hollywood team – Yen, Timothy Hsieh, Denise Ye, John Chen and Joseph Chang – also won a trophy and $2,000 for new science equipment. Each of the five team members – four team members and an alternate – also received a $1,000 Hitachi scholarship. A total of 42 teams from 27 public, charter and private high schools competed Saturday, answering questions in math, computer science, geology, physics, earth science, astronomy, trigonometry and chemistry. The competition is run much like a game show, with two teams facing off with buzzers as a moderator reads toss-up questions. The team that hits the buzzer first and answers the question correctly gets four points and the opportunity to answer a bonus 10-point question. During the first part of the competition, the teams competed in round robin league play with six divisions of seven teams. The top schools from each division then advanced to a double-elimination tournament in the afternoon. After a loss last year that broke its seven-year winning streak, North Hollywood High School on Saturday recaptured its title, defeating El Camino Real High School to win the 14th annual Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl. North Hollywood will now advance to national competition at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl April 27 to May 1 in Washington, D.C. North Hollywood High team captain Alexander Yen, 17, of Northridge, said he felt euphoric. “It really validated the work we put into it and all the time we spent,” said Yen, who hopes to become an engineer. “El Camino is a great team, and they would do just as well at nationals if we could send more than one team.”