Two men were murdered about an hour apart on Wednesday and Police say one of the murders is linked to another killing which took place earlier that day.In the linked killings, Police said Jackie “Bucky” Peruza, 36, was shot at while driving his white Nissan Tiida along John John Road, Laventille, Trinidad at about 18:00h Wednesday. Police said Peruza jumped out his vehicle and ran a short distance before collapsing after his pants fell to his ankle.Police said Peruza, who was friends with Matthew “Bone Face” Luke, was murdered for failing to pick Luke up at a requested time.Luke was gunned down at Caura Hospital Wednesday morning. Peruza was supposed to have picked up Luke but was late resulting in Luke’s death. Both men were from Plaisance Terrace Block 8, Laventille.In the second killing that took place on Wednesday evening, 32-year-old Terrence Bailey was killed near his Paria Walk, Brasso Seco home.Police said at about 19:00h Bailey was walkibg with his wife when a gunman opened fire on him. He ran a short distance and collapsed.(TT Guardian)
Once cleared, the fans weren’t even sent to the stands, but packed around the sidelines, adding to the chaos. Others would say the cozy setting makes Notre Dame Stadium the best setting in America. While it might have been the most exciting five minutes in years, it’s silly to label this the “greatest game ever” or “greatest win in USC history.” This stems largely from a “If I was there, it was the greatest” phenomenon. Not too many people today remember that USC defeated No. 1-ranked Notre Dame 16-14 in 1931. The Trojans trailed 14-0 entering the fourth quarter and won on a 33-yard field goal by Johnny Baker with one minute left. It snapped two-time champion Notre Dame’s 26-game winning streak, and more importantly, about 300,000 greeted the Trojans in a victory parade when they returned home. The national radio audience was 10 million, the largest audience in broadcast history up to that time. How many were waiting Saturday night when USC’s plane landed at LAX? Another question: If USC attempted a dropback pass with 23 seconds left instead of a rollout last Saturday, the Trojans could run off four pass plays instead of being forced to do-or-die with two “runs.” Fortunately, for the Trojans, it didn’t matter. Leinart came back to Los Angeles an even bigger hero and said Tuesday the expectations are starting to wear on him after returning for his Heisman Trophy winning season. It’s certainly not from media demands. USC allows reporters to talk to him for five minutes once a week. Meanwhile, tailback Reggie Bush is available every day and doesn’t mind the attention. “I’m fine dealing with it,” Bush said. “It comes with the territory when you’ve won two national championships.” Notre Dame Broadcasting Company: No network makes a game more unwatchable than NBC, which forced the USC game to last nearly four hours with an unbearable amount of commercials. Side effect: Almost lost in the shuffle was UCLA’s dramatic comeback victory over Washington State that Bruins fans will no doubt also remember for years and should also be replayed as an instant classic. It reminds us the last time UCLA and USC met as undefeated and untied teams was 1952. The Bruins and Trojans were 8-0 and ranked third and fourth in the country. USC won that game, 14-12. Heat is on: First-year Syracuse coach Greg Robinson is getting criticized for a 1-5 start, including an embarrassing 31-9 loss to Rutgers. Here’s some of the lowlights of that loss: Syracuse lost five of nine fumbles. Ten of Syracuse’s first 11 possessions were three plays or less. Syracuse was scoreless during the first half for the third straight game. It gained only 95 yards in the first half (and zero in the second quarter). Syracuse was 1-for-14 on third-down conversions (the only successful one came with 16 seconds remaining). “Everybody is kind of just, kind of taking their shot in the dark and maybe it’s this or maybe it’s that,” Robinson told the Syracuse Post-Standard. “But really, it’s a little bit of everything. We know that. Really what it is. People have to vent and get the thing out. That’s how I see it.” The college football column appears Thursdays in the Daily News. Staff writer Scott Wolf can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS Rank, Team, Last Week 1. USC (6-0) 1 Is everything a letdown after last week? 2. Texas (6-0) 2 Horns won first six for first time since 1983 3. Virginia Tech (6-0) 3 Big test tonight against Maryland. Not! 4. Georgia (6-0) 5 Dogs fear letdown after defeating Tennessee. 5. Louisiana State (4-1) 6 Tigers remember last year’s 10-9 loss to Auburn. 6. Miami (5-1) 7 Crisis! Coker fires assistant during season. 7. Alabama (6-0) 8 Ole Miss’s ineptness saves perfect season. 8. Florida State (5-1) 4 Apparently lose to Virginia every 10 years. 9. Tennessee (3-2) 10 A paltry 96th in nation in scoring offense. 10. Ohio State (4-2) 12 Ginn finally showing signs of offensive life. 11. UCLA (6-0) 14 Not even Matt Moore can spoil season. 12. Auburn (5-1) 13 Cushy schedule ends in Death Valley. 13. Notre Dame (4-2) 9 Charlie Weis awarded sainthood after loss. 14. Florida (5-2) 11 Meyer in tears less than 2 months into job. 15. Oregon (6-1) 19 Bellotti’s a good coach again. 16. Wisconsin (6-1) 21 Alvarez farewell tour hits Penn St. Nov. 5. 17. Texas Tech (6-0) 24 OK, time to get exposed by Texas. 18. Boston College (6-1 )25 Don’t fall behind Wake 17-0 if you want higher rank. 19. Penn State (6-1) 16 Paterno just became less insufferable. 20. West Virginia (6-1) NR Don’t forget collapse after 8-1 start last year. 21. Louisville (4-2) NR Hello, Meineke Car Care Bowl! 22. California (5-2) 16 Remember when the Bears were dangerous? 23. Michigan State (4-2) 18 One loss away from irrelevancy! Amazing! 24. TCU (6-1) NR Patterson only coach to go skydiving day before game. 25. Minnesota (5-2) NR Won Little Brown Jug, season’s over. BY THE NUMBERS 0-14 Baylor’s record against this week’s opponent, Oklahoma. 8-3 Mid-American Conference’s record in overtime games. 60 Seconds it took Miami (Ohio) to score 21 points against Akron. Oct. 18, 1924 Date legendary Red Grange rushed for four long touchdowns in the first 12 minutes against Michigan with runs of 95, 67, 56 and 64 yards. THE LIST Driven out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, Tulane plays its first 10 games in 10 different cities. Here’s the Green Wave’s schedule: Date, Game, Location, Date Sept. 4 Tulane at Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss., Nov. 26 Sept. 17 Mississippi State at Tulane Shreveport Sept. 24 Tulane at SMU Dallas, as scheduled Oct. 1 Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane Baton Rouge Oct. 8 Houston at Tulane Lafayette Oct. 14 UT-El Paso at Tulane Ruston, La. Oct. 22 Tulane at UCF Orlando, Fla., as scheduled Oct. 29 Marshall at Tulane Mobile, Ala. Nov. 5 Tulane at Navy Annapolis, Md., as scheduled Nov. 12 Tulane at Rice Houston, as scheduled Nov. 19 Tulsa at Tulane Site TBA THE RUMOR MILL Colorado coach Gary Barnett will be fired regardless of the Buffaloes’ record. THEY SAID IT “That’s a dang coaching mistake. The kids are playing their tails off, and the coaches are screwing it up.” – Michigan State coach John L. Smith criticizing coaching staff on national TV after a field goal was blocked and returned for a touchdown. BEST BET No. 17 Tennessee at No. 5 Alabama, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 2 Tide seeks revenge against struggling Tennessee. “I’m sure they probably smell blood. We’re two games down in the SEC right now, and they’re really on top. They haven’t been on top in a while. I can see them seeing us down and really wanting to keep us down. I know how it is down there in Alabama,” Vols offensive tackle Arron Sears said. – Scott Wolf 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Legendary Irish coach Knute Rockne purposely reduced the open space around the field to prevent “sideline visitors.” Standing underneath the goal post in the fateful end zone where USC quarterback Matt Leinart scored the controversial winning touchdown, I was shoulder-to-shoulder with fans, ushers and photographers all squirming to watch the final seconds. Many around me stormed the field moments before Leinart’s touchdown, thinking Notre Dame won on the previous play. Adding to the setting, the mosaic Touchdown Jesus stared down at us from the Notre Dame library. There is a unique electricity standing on the sidelines at the end of a tense college football game, surrounded by stressed-out fans. The past two California-USC games produced it. So did the Arizona State-USC game a few weeks ago. But none of those moments compared to the final five minutes at Notre Dame Stadium last Saturday. For one thing, everything is just a little more special because of the intimate setting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The drama got to just about everyone. Ushers forgot their duties and debated with fans exactly what happened on Leinart’s fumble. They didn’t know for several seconds how to get celebrating fans off the field or whether they needed to. But it wasn’t their fault. NBC announcer Tom Hammond didn’t even know what happened, saying, “Notre Dame has won!” after Leinart was stopped short of the goal line. When Leinart fumbled, the crowd around me was less than 10 yards away from the play, but thought a Notre Dame player recovered the loose ball, the game was over and USC lost even as the referees tried to figure out what happened. That led to a storming of the field and one of the sternest public-address announcements ever to get off the field. I thought for a second about the 1972 Olympics and USA-USSR basketball game where the USA won, only to replay the finish two more times. I wondered if Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis considered pulling his team off the field.