2012 Game of the Week

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  1. dj illmatic 23

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    WEEK ONE GAME OF THE WEEK
    Florida St. Seminoles ( BigKing )
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    Arkansas Razorbacks ( Raidernation )
    The 2012 season begins with a bang as the #8 Florida St. Seminoles travel to Razorback Stadium to battle the #7 Arkansas Razorbacks. While not traditional rivals, these two teams have traded both subliminal and overt verbal jabs at each other since talk of the 2012 season began. Both teams enter the game with National Championship hopes for this season, and an early win against a top 10 team would definetely be a good first step.
    The Seminole's offense will be led by senior quarterback E.J. Manuel. While no one questions Manuel's talent, he has yet to put it all together on the field. It will be important for Manuel to remain healthy throughout the season if FSU wants to compete for a title. Manuel will have a talented core of receivers to target led by 6'6" senior Rodney Smith. Smith's size makes him a matchup nightmare for any corner in the NCAA. The Seminoles will look to sophmore RB Devonta Freeman to carry the load for the Seminole's rushing attack. While young, Freeman is a burner that can go the distance anytime he touches the ball. Defensively, FSU is led by senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins. It will be important for Jenkins to pressure Razorback QB Tyler Wilson, if the Seminoles hope to slow down a potent Razorback attack.
    The Arkansas Razorbacks come into the 2012 season with not only title hopes, but Heisman hopes for senior quarterback Tyler Wilson. Wilson is one of the top signal callers in Division I with a powerful, accurate arm. Wilson will look to senior WR Cobi Hamilton for big plays in the passing game. Hamilton, at 6'3", is a great combination of size and speed, and he should have a big season with Wilson throwing him the ball. Junior HB Knile Davis will look to take some pressure of the passing game by controling the ball on the ground. On defense, Arkansas looks to senior LB Alonzo Highsmith to lead the biggest question mark for the Razorbacks, their defense. The biggest key for Arkansas may be the health of CB Darius Winston. This postion has little depth, and the Razorbacks can not afford an injury at this postion.
    Coach BigKing has spent the offseason reminding everyone of his past glory. However, none of that matters now. To quote Janet Jackson, "what have you done for me lately." Regardless of his past victories, all that matters now is what he does in this game on this week. Traveling to Arkansas to face a juggernaut of an offense to open the season is a huge test for any team. While E.J. Manuel is talented, his inability to stay healthy has to be a concern. Meanwhile, Tyler Wilson is coming of an impressive season that he hopes to build on. Arkansas will rely on Wilson, the home crowd, and a couple of key turnovers to take this one in a shoot-out 34-28.

     
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  2. Raidernation

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    Well put ..... It's a pleasure for me to be here.
     
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    Great write-up.
     
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    I also like the write-up, now if we can just work on the accuracy of the picks.
     
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    Razorback's Title and Heisman Hopes End Early With Blowout Loss to Seminoles
    Arkansas ( Raidernation )- 14
    Florida St. ( BigKing )- 38
    The Florida St. Seminoles sent a loud message to the rest of the college world by dominating the Arkansas Razorbacks 38-14. The Seminoles kicked the game and the season off with a bang, as HB Chris Thompson took the game's opening kickoff back 95 yards for a touchdown. To the Razorbacks credit, they weathered this storm and actually controlled the rest of the first quarter. Arkansas scored two touchdowns within a little over a minute of each other to take a 14-7 lead into the second quarter. Any momentum the Razorbacks had quickly came to an end in the second quarter, as the Seminoles scored 17 unanswered points and dominated the rest of the game. The biggest play of the game came when FSU LB Nick Moody intercepted Tyler Wilson and returned it 95 yards for a TD with no time left on the clock. This swung the momentum completely in the favor of the Seminoles, as they led at half 24-14 instead of 17-14. FSU would tack on a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarters, and Arkansas never answered back. Razorback's QB Tyler Wilson, who came into the season with Heisman hopes, struggled all game finishing with 4 interceptions. Arkansas's running game struggled as well managing only 56 yards on the ground.
    The loss in such an embarrssing fashion, puts an end to any title hopes the Razorbacks may have. Arkansas must now shift its attention to winning an SEC Championship. Arkansas must rebound quickly lfrom this disappointing loss as they travel to Indiana next week. While the Seminoles defense answered any questions critics may have, even in this dominating win the offense still has more to prove. QB EJ Manuel had a decent game. It wasn't a elite level performance, but he made several big plays and limited his interceptions to only one. The Seminole's run game also left much to be desired as they managed only 25 yards on 15 attempts. Both aspects of the Seminoles offense must improve if they hope to win a title. FSU begins their conference schedule next week as they travel to Georgia Tech.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    FSU HB Chris Thompson: 162 All-Purpose Yards/ 2 TD's
    Defensive Player of the Game
    FSU LB Nick Moody: 1 Int/ 95 return yards/ 1 TD
     
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    Yellow journalism at its finest .... GG BigKing
     
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    Yes GG. It was however hard to concentrate with all the crying coming from your end. ;)
     
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    Lol .... The 12th man hahaha.
     
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    Week Two Game of the Week
    #1 Alabama (CPU)
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    #7 Georgia ( eberdeeber )
    In our week two Game of the Week, #7 Georgia hosts the #1 ranked and reigning National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide in an early season SEC battle. Georgia is coming off a narrow escape last week against Indiana in which they needed a fourth quarter 42 yard interception return for a TD by SS Shawn Williams to give them the victory. Meanwhile, Alabama is coming off a dominating 30-6 victory over the rival Florida Gators. Both teams enter this early season match-up with a lot to prove. For the Bulldogs, there are many people out there who feel they will not live up to their early season ranking, and struggling against a less talented Indiana team did little to prove these detractors wrong. Alabama, despite their convincing win against the Gators last week, still has a lot to prove as well. They lost several key players from last year's championship team, and many of their players while talented are unproven. Both teams hope to use this game to make a statement to the rest of the country.
    Georgia is led by QB Aaron Murray who played very well in the opening week win against Indiana going 17-25 with one TD and no interceptions. However despite the 17 completions, Murray only had 153 yards passing. If the Bulldogs hope to be succesful against a tough Alabama defense, they will need a couple of big plays in the passing game. The Bulldogs will also need to improve their running attack as they ran for only 52 yards against a far less talented Indiana defense. The Bulldogs defense needs to have a game similar to the one last week in which they had 5 sacks and forced 5 turnovers. Like most games, the turnover difference can be key.
    The Crimson Tide are led by QB AJ McCarron who threw for 245 yards and 3 TD's in last week's game against Florida. HB Eddie Lacey will provide the rushing attack. Lacey, while not a game breaker, can wear a defense out with his size and strength. Georgia's biggest challange is stopping WR Kenny Bell, who has the potential to take any reception to the house. On defense, the Crimson Tide are led by senior MLB Nico Johnson. Johnson leads a young, talented defensive group that can pressure the QB with just their front four, and take any attempts to run the ball on them personally.
    Alabama comes into this game feeling confident after their blow-out of Florida, while Georgia enters this game knowing they were lucky to escape with a win against the Hoosiers. The Crimson Tide will rely on their defense, turnovers, and a big play from Kenny Bell to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs 27-13.
     
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    Crimson Tide Use Huge Third Quarter To Pull Away From Bulldogs
    Alabama ( CPU )- 38
    Georgia ( eberdeeber )- 24
    The Alabama Crimson Tide's visit to Athens, Georgia got off to a slow start, but a 21-0 third quarter helped led the defending National Champions to victory over the Georgia Bulldogs 38-24. The Bulldogs actually moved the ball effectively all game outgaining Alabama 383 to 274 in total yards and 94 to 18 in rushing yards. However three costly turnovers, all of them returned by the Crimson Tide defense for TD's proved too much for the Bulldogs to overcome. Alabama got on the board first with a 23 yard TD fumble return by RE Damien Square. Georgia answered back in the second with a 34 yard TD pass from QB Aaron Murray to CB Malcolm Mitchell. Both teams would trade FG's to go into the half tied at 10.
    Georgia went into the half feeling confident they could both move the ball and stop the Crimson Tide attack, but the momentum and the game quickly turned in Alabama's favor. In the first play of the second half, Alabama CB Dee Milliner intercepted a pass and returned it 23 yards for the TD. Less than 28 seconds later, Alabama CB Deion Belue followed suit by intercepting a pass and returning it 35 yards for the TD. The Bulldogs and the home crowd who began the second half full of confidence were left silent and stunned less than a minute into the third quarter. Alabama would cap off their unbelievable third quarter outburst by connecting on a 71 yard TD from AJ McCarron to WR Kevin Norwood.
    To Georgia's credit, they answered back in the third with two Aaron Murray TD passes to TE Arthur Lynch and CB Malcolm Mitchell to pull to within a TD with 3:14 to go. Alabam answered back with a 11 yard TD run by QB AJ McCarron that sealed the game. The win answered several questions for the Crimson Tide, and left Georgia with more questions than answers. Alabama's young defense, while giving up a lot of yards, proved they have big play potential. While Alabama's running game struggled, QB AJ McCarron and the passing game had a huge day. McCarron passed for 256 yards on only 9 completions and did not turn the ball over. For Georgia, their inability to stop the pass and not turn the ball over will be huge concerns moving forward. The Bulldogs have to fix these problems quickly, as they travel to #18 Penn St. next week.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    Alabama QB AJ McCarron: 9-15/ 256 yards/ 2 total TD's

    Defensive Player of the Game

    Alabama CB Deion Belue: 3 tackles/ 1 Int/ 1 TD return
     
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    2012 Week Three Game of the Week
    #18 Virginia Tech ( Magoo )
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    #11 Nebraska ( Erik the Red )
    A battle between ACC and Big 10 teams takes center stage this week, as the #18 Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Lincoln to take on the #11 Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hokies enter this game 1-1 on the season after an opening week loss to Tennessee followed by a win versus Michigan St. last week. The two biggest contributing factors to their week one loss were they lost the turnover battle, and they lost the battle at the line of scrimmage. Virginia Tech has turned the ball over 5 times in two games this season. They cannot afford to lose the turnover battle to Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have proven they have an opprotunistic defense, highlighted by their week one game against Texas A&M where they forced seven. The Hokies must also control the line of scrimmage. Tennesse ran all over the Hokies in week one, averaging over 5 yards a carry. Nebraska's option attack presents a different challange, but Virgina Tech cannot afford to allow the Cornhuskers to run the ball. Nebraska has proven they can win running the ball, but their passing game is still a work in progress. The Hokies must make Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez throw the ball more than he runs it. The key to the Hokies offense is HB Tony Gregory. This speedy running back has big play potential, and needs to have a good game to take the pressure off Hokie QB Logan Thomas. Thomas has been struggling with interceptions so far, and a strong running game could open up some passing windows for Thomas and allow him to regain some confidence. Thomas has a big play threat in WR Marcus Davis, who will be one of the fastest guys on the field.
    Nebraska will look to rely on their strong running game to lead them to victory. The Cornhuskers have ran for over two hundred yards in both of their victories this season, and they will look to continue this trend against the Hokies. Although QB Taylor Martinez had an impressive day passing in week two against Kansas St., he looked terrible passing against Texas A&M in week one. Only seven interceptions by the Cornhusker's defense allowed them to escape that game with a victory. Nebraska's defense has proven to be all ball-hawking unit so far this year. They followed up their game against the Aggies by forcing Kansas St. into 4 turnovers last week. FS PJ Smith is leading the defensive unit with 4 interceptions this year. The Cornhuskers will need to shut down the Hokie running game and force QB Logan Thomas to win the game through the air. This will allow the Nebraska defense to do what they do best, defend the pass.
    Nebraska loves to run the ball and force turnovers. So far this year, the Hokies can't stop the run and turn the ball over. This is not a good combination, especially when facing the Cornhuskers. The Hokies will hang around until the end, but it will not be enough. Final score: Nebraska 23 Virginia Tech 13.
     
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    it's too bad Magoo is my kryptonite
     
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    In a Defensive Battle, Cornhuskers Snatch Defeat From the Jaws of Victory
    Nebraska ( Erik the Red )- 7
    Virginia Tech ( Magoo )- 13
    In a game dominated by defense, the Virginia Tech Hokies gave the Nebraska Cornhuskers a dose of their own medicine by using a key turnover to set them up for a game winning drive. The Cornhuskers opened up the scoring in the second quarter with a 49 yard TD run by QB Taylor Martinez. This TD had many thinking it would be a long day in Blacksburgh for the Hokies. However, the Hokies' defense adjusted, and shut the Cornhuskers out for the rest of the game. Virginia Tech held Nebraska to only 120 yards rushing. This was a major key to the game, as the Cornhuskers came in averaging over 200 yards rushing a game. Unable to run the ball like they were used to, Nebraska had to turn to QB Martinez. Unfortunately for Nebraska, Martinez looked like the QB from week one and not week two. Martinez finished 4-12 for only 48 yards and one interception. The other key to the game going in was the turnover battle. While both teams had two, the Hokies came up with the biggest turnover of the day as it looked like Nebraska was on the verge of icing the game. QB Martinez kept the ball on the option down near the goal line late in the fourth. What looked like a sure TD turned into a comedy of errors, as a Nebraska WR ran into Martinez keeping him from walking in to the end zone. To compound the error, Martinez was nailed by Hokie MLB Bruce Taylor and fumbled the ball. This opened the door for the Virginia Tech comeback.
    While the defense made plays all day, the Hokies offense struggled all day. Virginia Tech did not score until half way through the third quarter, and this was only a FG. The Hokies managed to tack on a FG early in the fourth to pull to within 7-6. Any struggles Virginia Tech had through the game were quickly forgotten when their defense came up with the big turnover late. QB Logan Thomas marched the Hokies down the field, and capped off the amazing turn of events by hitting TE Eric Martin for a 39 yard TD with 18 seconds to go. The loss drops Nebraska to 2-1 on the season. The Cornhuskers open their Big 10 season as they travel to Indiana next week. Nebraska will have to rebound quick from this devastating loss, but going from moving into the top 10 and entertaining title hopes to leaving with a loss in a matter of minutes will be difficult to overcome. The win moves the Hokies to 2-1 as they host Syracuse next week.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas: 12-24/ 218 yards/ 1 TD/ 1 Int/ 5 carries/ 45 yards
    Defensive Player of the Game
    Virginia Tech MLB Bruce Taylor: 4 Tackles/ 1 Forced Fumble
     
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    big bag of garbage, laced with a coat of turd, boiled in a vat of pig urine and zombie feces. good win though magoo.
     
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    "Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" when's this game come out on blu-ray ?
     
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    2012 Week Four Game of the Week
    Tennessee ( Cocky Marine )
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    This week's featured game is the debut of the Texas A&M Aggies in the SEC, as they host the Tennessee Volunteers. The Volunteers come into this game 2-1 and 0-1 in the SEC, but they do have the momentum of a big win last week against Notre Dame. The Aggies enter this game at 1-1, and are coming off a bye week. Both teams have disappointing losses this year. The Volunteers were destroyed by the Florida Gators in a game in which they turned the ball over three times. Texas A&M started the year off with a 7 interception performance by QB Jamiell Showers in a loss to Nebraska. Both teams are looking to make a statement to the rest of the SEC that they plan on making it to the Georgia Dome at the end of the regular season.
    Tennessee comes into this game led by QB Tyler Bray. Bray is one of the leading passers in the NCAA and is coming off a 491 yard, 4 TD performance against Notre Dame. Bray has two big targets in WR's Da'rick Rogers and Justin Hunter. Both receivers are over 6'3" and create match-up problems for any secondary. On the ground, the Volunteers will look to HB Rajion Neal to run the ball effectively to open up some passing lanes for Bray. On defense, the Vol's will look to DE Darrington Sentimore to pressure the QB and disrupt the running game. Sentimore leads the team with 5 sacks, and hopes to add to that total this week.
    The Aggies come into their SEC debut off of a big win in Wisconsin two weeks ago. Despite the win, the Aggies still have many areas they need to improve on if they hope to win this week. QB Jamiell Showers played much better in week 2, throwing for 272 yards. More importantly, he did not turn the ball over. Texas A&M's switch from a spread passing attack is still a work in progress. HB Christine Michael has not broken the 100 yard mark in a game yet, and the offensive line has done a poor job opening up running lanes for Aggie ball-carriers. The WR corps has had several key drops so far this season, including senior Ryan Swoope. On defense, the Aggies have been terrible at stopping the run so far this year. Their pass defense has been much better, especially considering the front seven's inability to stop the run. Texas A&M has to improve on both sides of the line of scrimmage in order to defeat Tennessee.
    Once again, turnovers will be the key to deciding this game. In both teams losses, they are a combined -9 in the turnover differential category. The winner of this battle will more than likely win the game. Texas A&M has missed out on seveal opprotunities for interceptions, and giving Bray a second chance will be disastorous. Both teams will look to establish the run, and the team that is most effective at this can open up a lot of big plays in the passing game. Since I have a rooting interest in this game, I will not make any predictions on the outcome.
     
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    Texas A&M Wins OT Thriller in SEC Debut
    Tennessee ( Cocky Marine )- 20
    Texas A&M ( dj illmatic 23 )- 26
    The Texas A&M Aggies won their SEC debut as they out lasted the Tennessee Volunteers in overtime 26-20. In a game experts predicted would be decided by turnovers, both teams played a turnover free game, although both teams made several mistakes. Tennessee closed a quiete first quarter with a FG to go into the second quarter with a 3-0 lead. Despite not scoring in the first quarter and a half, the Aggies were able to make some plays. This gave them confidence that would carry them throughout the game. After tying the game at 3 midway through the second quarter, Texas A&M scored the first TD of the game on a 4 yard pass from QB Jamiell Showers to WR Malcome Kennedy with 13 seconds to go in the half. The Aggies felt good and seemingly had all the momentum up 10-3 and set to receive the second half kick-off. Inexplicably, with Tennessee having no time-outs left, the Aggies decided to kick-off instead of squib kicking. The results would be disastorous as Vol's WR Vincent Dallas returned the kick 97 yards for the TD. When asked about the decision to kick to the return man instead of squibbing it Coach Illmatic said, "I put faith in my kick coverage team. We haven't had anyone come close to breaking a kick, much less returning one until Dallas ran it back. That won't be a mistake we make again."
    The huge swing of momentum right before the half left the Aggies feeling dejected, and their play early in the second half reflected this. Tennesse would take a 17-10 lead when HB Rajion Neal scored from 3 yards out, and Tennessee seemed to be in the driver's seat at this point. The Aggies finally got their head back in the game and tied it up going into the fourth on a 2 yd TD run by HB Christine Michael. The Vols would retake the lead with a FG midway through the fourth. Texas A&M would control the ball for the rest of the game, and send it to overtime with a 36 yard FG with 17 seconds left to go in the game. The Vols were on offense first, but quickly went three and out. Texas A&M called a time-out to ice the kicker, and the Vol's kicker missed wide right. On the Aggies second play of overtime, HB Christine Michael ran 25 yards for the TD to give Texas A&M the victory. Michael finished with his best game so far this year, finally breaking 100 yards and scoring two TD's. The win moves the Aggies to 2-1 and 1-0 in the SEC. The Aggies have little time to celebrate as they travel to Arkansas next week to take on the rival Razorbacks. With the loss, the Volunteers fall to 2-2, but more importantly 0-2 in the SEC. Tennessee will look for their first conference win of the season next week as they travel to Georgia.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    Texas A&M HB Christine Michael:
    24 carries/ 105 yards/ 2 TD's/ 2 catches/ 27 yards
    Defensive Player of the Game
    Texas A&M SS Howard Matthews:
    9 Tackles/ 1 Tackle for Loss
    Play of the Game:
    See link below
     
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    2012 Week 5 Game of the Week
    Texas A&M ( dj illmatic 23 )
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    This week's featured game brings us a former out of conference rivalry turned conference rivalry as the Texas A&M Aggies visit the #7 Arkansas Razorbacks. The Aggies come into the game 2-1 and 1-0 in the SEC after an overtime victory last week against Tennessee. The Razorbacks are coming off an amazing victory over the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide on the last play of the game. This victory moved the Razorbacks to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the conference. More importantly, it moved Arkansas back into the title chase. Both teams suffered disappointing losses in week one, but since then both have turned it around and come into this game on a roll.
    On offense, the Aggies will rely on a rushing attack led by HB Christine Michael. Michael is coming off his best game of the year so far. One that he capped off with a 25 yard TD in overtime for the victory. Running the ball against the Razorback's defense may prove a difficult task. Arkansas has done well stopping the run this year, even in their loss to FSU. In order to open up some running lanes, QB Jamiell Showers will need to complete some big plays in the passing game. Although Showers got off to a monumentaly bad start in week one, he has bounced back with two solid games and has not thrown an interception since the 7 interception week one disaster. Showers will need help from his receivers, most importantly WR Ryan Swoopes. On defense, the Aggies will need to come up with a few turnovers. This is something they have struggled with this year, as defenders have dropped seveal passes that should have been key interceptions. The Aggies will also need to get more pressue on the QB, as they have only accounted for 4 sacks on the season.
    While the Aggies come into this game without any signifigant injuries, Arkansas comes in without senior QB Tyler Wilson. This is a signifigant injury for the Razorbacks to contend with, as Wilson is one of the best Qb's in the nation. Arkansas will look to junior QB Brandon Mitchell to lead the offense. Although not as accomplished a passer as Wilson, Mitchell does provide a threat to run if the play breaks down. Like the Aggies, Arkansas also hopes to establish the run to set up the rest of their offense. HB Knile Davis has been the most consistent offensive threat this season with 365 yards and 5 TD's. When Mitchell looks to pass, his most dangerous target is WR Cobi Hamilton. At 6'3", Hamilton is a big receiver, but also has break away speed. On defense, the Razorbacks are led by CB Darius Winston who leads the team with 3 interceptions. On the front four, DT Bryan Jones leads the team with 3 sacks. If Jones can pressure Jamiell Showers, Winston may have a chance to add to his intercpetion total.

    Once again, this game may hinge on the turnover battle. In their week one losses, both teams combined for 11 turnovers. Both teams will look to their great HB's to lead the way and take some of the pressure off their inexperienced QB's. Arkansas' home crowd may also have an impact on the game, especially if Showers gets off to a slow start. This is a huge game for both teams. A win for Arkansas puts them in the driver's seat in the division and brings them even closer to their dream of a title shot. Meanwhile, the Aggies hope to prove the week one loss was an anomoly, and that they will be a contender for the SEC title. As I have a rooting interest in the game, I will not make a prediction.
     
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    Aggies Score 19 Unanswered to Shock #7 Razorbacks
    Texas A&M ( dj illmatic 23 )- 19
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    #7 Arkansas (@Raidernation )-14
    The Arkansas Razorbacks got off to a perfect start at home, but the Texas A&M Aggies came roaring back to shock the Razorback faithful in an upset 19-14. Both teams spent the first quarter feeling each other out, and were unable to break into the scoring column. The Razorbacks drove down inside the Aggies' 5, but Texas A&M got a big stop on third down. The Razorbacks decided to go for it on 4th and 1 and were able to convert. This would lead to a 3 yard TD run by HB Dennis Johnson, and Arkansas led 7-0. On the following possesion, the Aggies quickly gave Arkansas a gift as QB Jamiell Showers threw an interception to FS Jerry Mitchell that was returned 33 yards for a TD. The Razorbacks and their fans felt confident they would continue their roll with a 14-0 lead. The Aggies finally got on the scoreboard when HB Christine Michael scored on an 11 yard TD run with a little over a minute to go in the half. The Razorbacks quickly marched down the field, and got the ball down to the Aggies' one yard line with 8 seconds left and no timeouts. Arkansas would gamble once again, but this time it would cost them as Texas A&M stuffed a dive play and time expired.
    Both teams got off to a slow start in the second half as they traded possesions. The Aggies would put together an impressive drive that would set up first and goal from the one. Arkansas stuffed the Aggies on three consecutive running plays, and the Aggies were forced to settle for a FG. This brought the Aggies to within 4 at 14-10. The Razorbacks answered back with a drive that took them into Aggies' territory, but LB Steven Jenkins came through untouched on a blitz and nailed QB Brandon Mitchell to force a fumble. LB Jonathan Stewart scooped up the ball and ran it back 60 yards for the TD giving the Aggies their first lead of the game 17-14.
    Both teams would trade possesions several times, and when the Razorbacks forced the Aggies to punt with just under three minutes to play it looked as if Arkansas was in the perfect position for a game winning drive. This "perfect position" was quickly erased when the Aggies' punter dropped a perfect punt that rolled down to the one yard line. The Razorbacks would try to run and give their offense some breathing room, but the Aggies defense stuffed the RB in the end zone for the safety and a 19-14 lead. The Aggies would take the free kick and were on the verge of running out the clock. HB Christine Michael tried to dive short of the end zone to keep from running the score up, but some how managed to fumble the ball. This gave Arkansas one more chance with 40 seconds and no time outs, but QB Brandon Mitchell threw an interception to seal the game. The Aggies move to 3-1 and 2-0 in the SEC, as they host Ole Miss next week. Arkansas falls to 3-2 and 1-1 in the SEC. They host Auburn next week.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    Texas A&M HB Christine Michael
    24 carries/ 89 yards/ 1 TD/ 3 receptions/ 21 yards
    Defensive Player of the Game
    Texas A&M LB Steven Jenkins
    6 tackles/ 1 sack/ 1 forced fumble
    Play of the Game
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    I think this play of the week would be better for TV .......​
     
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    2012 Week 6 Game of the Week
    #12 Miami ( Chris Rouse )
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    In this week's featured game, the #12 Miami Hurricanes travel to Death Valley to take on Conference foe Clemson. Both teams come into this game looking to serve notice to the rest of the nation that they are a force to be reckoned with. For Miami, a win against Clemson will help legitimize their undefeated record and propel them into National Championship consideration. Meanwhile, Clemson hopes to start putting a disappointing start behind them and begin living up to the preseason hype. The Hurricanes come into this game undefeated at 5-0, but they have yet to have a signature win. Clemson enters this game at 2-3, but rebounded well from a close lose to FSU by blowing out Boston College last week.
    Miami's offense is led by a rushing attack featuring senior power back Mike James and freshman speed sensation Duke Johnson. The two backs have combined for almost 500 yards and 5 TD's. The one key to look out for is Johnson's ability to hold on to the rock. He has a couple of fumbles early this season. While undefeated, the Hurricanes do have a QB contreversy brewing. QB Ryan Williams has taken more snaps, but he has thrown 5 interceptions this season. QB Stephen Morris has gotten off to a sensational start with 6 TD's and no interceptions. Regardless of who's throwing the ball, they will look to WR Allen Hurns who leads the team in all receiving categories. The Hurricanes have a deep, talented pool of receivers, so if Clemson pays too much attention to Hurns someone else is more than capable of stepping up. On defense the Canes are led by LB Denzel Perryman who leads the team in tackles, tackles for losses, and sacks. The key for Miami will be stopping the run and forcing turnovers, something they haven't done very well in their last two games. Despite the victories, the Canes have given up over 100 yards rushing to their last two opponents and have only forced one turnover.
    For Clemson, all eyes are on QB Tajh Boyd. A lot was expected of Boyd coming into this year. Clemson came into this season as a title contender mainly on the strength of Boyd, who was many people's pick to win the Heisman. However, Clemson has gotten off to a terrible start mainly due to Boyd turning the ball over. Boyd has 11 interceptions on the year, and the Tigers have lost the turnover battle in 4 of their 5 games. Miami's biggest challenge will be to stop one of the fastest players in the nation in WR Sammy Watkins. Watkins is a threat to score everytime he touches the ball. While Boyd's struggles passing the ball have minimized Watkins receiving numbers, he has been an unstopable force in the return game. Watkins already has three return TD's, so Miami's kick coverage will be put to the test. On defense, Clemson will rely on ball-hawking safety Rashard Hall to come up with some big plays. Hall leads the team in interceptions with 3. Clemson will also need to improve their pass rush if they hope to pull of the upset. The Tigers only have 5 sacks on the season, and Miami QB Stephen Morris has proven he can pick defenses apart. While Clemson's defense has given up a lot of points, they have played better than the stats indicate. They kept Clemson in the game against #1 FSU, despite 3 turnovers by the offense.
    Miami comes into this game on a roll and looking to make a statement, against a talented, but struggling Clemson team. Clemson has been a turnover waiting to happen on offense, and you can't win games like this. If Miami can keep Sammy Watkins from running back a kick and force a few key turnovers, they should win this game. I think they do. Predicition: Miami- 20 Clemson- 10.
     
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    C'mon Tajh!!! Gotta quit makin' those same mistakes this week. We need this win!
     
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    Miami came to Death Valley wanting to establish themselves as a title contender, and a 34 yard FG by K Jake Wieclaw allowed the Hurricanes to escape with their title dreams intact. Clemson opened the scoring with a 46 yard TD from QB Tajh Boyd to HB Andre Ellington. Miami answered back when QB Stephen Morris hit WR Phillip Dorsett for a 14 yard TD pass. The Canes would take the lead going into the second quarter when Morris hit WR Rashwawn Scott for a 37 yard TD. While Miami ended the quarter with the momentum, the second quarter belonged to the Tigers. Clemson tied the game on a 1 yard TD run by Boyd. The Tigers would take the lead into the half when Boyd hit WR Sammy Watkins for a 19 yard TD and a 21-14 lead.
    Neither team slowed down in the second half, as this game turned into a track meet. Miami tied the game when Morris found WR Allen Hurns for a 62 yard TD. The Canes would retake the lead when Morris found Scott for his second TD reception of the game from 38 yards out. The Tigers answered right back when Boyd found WR Adam Humphries for a 10 yard TD reception. In this back and forth game, the Canes would retake the lead when HB Duke Johnson scored from 3 yards. Clemson would race right back down the field to tie the game on a Boyd to Humphries 6 yard TD pass. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they left the Canes with too much time on the clock. Miami would move down the field, and set up the game winning FG for Wieclaw as time expired.
    In what turned out to be a front runner for game of the year, both teams combined for over 800 yards of total offense. Both teams also combined for 5 turnovers. The Canes will need to clean this up if they want to continue their winning ways. The win keeps the Canes undefeated at 6-0. They host North Carolina next week. The disappointing season for the Tigers continues as they fall to 2-4. They have a bye week as they prepare to take on Virginia Tech.
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    18-24/ 396 yards/ 4 TD's/ 1 Int
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    4 tackles/ 1 sack/ 1 forced fumble
     
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    In this week's Game of the Week, Tennessee continues what may be the most difficult stretch of opponents for any team this year as they host #8 LSU. This will be the third of six consecutive opponents that are ranked in the Top 25. LSU comes into this game at 5-1 and 2-1 in the SEC. The Tigers are coming off a disappointing loss to the Gators last week, and hope to take their frustrations out on the Vols. Tennessee sits at 3-2 and 1-2 in the SEC. The Vols are coming off a victory over the Georgia Bulldogs last week.
    The Tigers come into this game missing two key players due to injury. HB Michael Ford and LB Lamin Barrow will both miss this game. The Tigers are led by QB Zach Mettenberger who is having an amazing season in his first as a starter. Mettenberger has thrown for 1,300 yards and 18 TD's, while throwing only 3 interceptions. Mettenberger's favorite target has been WR Odell Beckham Jr. who has caught 7 TD's this year. Without HB Michael Ford, the bulk of the carries will fall to HB Spencer Ware. Ware is more than capable of carrying the load, and looks forward to getting more touches. Of course, the defense is led by CB Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu has not had an impressive season statistically speaking, but this is due to offenses choosing not to challenge him. The Tigers love to pressure the QB, and it will be up to the front four, led by DE Barkevious Min to create pressure. Min leads the team in sacks, and tackles for losses this season.
    The Vols will look to HB Rajion Neal to establish the run against the Tigers. Neal comes in with 511 yards and 6 TD's. It will be important for Neal to control the clock and take pressure off of QB Tyler Bray. Bray will have to deal with the best defense in the nation. He has been solid this season throwing for 8 TD's and 4 interceptions. However, solid isn't enough to beat a team like LSU. If the Vols hope to pull off the upset, they will need Bray to make some big plays in the passing game. On defense the Vols will look to DE Darrington Sentimore to wreck havoc and disrupt the LSU offense. Sentimore leads the team with 5 sacks.
    Tennessee is in the middle of a tough stretch of games. They may have hoped to catch the Tigers off guard, but the Tigers' loss to Florida put an end to that. LSU will come into this game motivated to get back into the title chase. The Tigers will use the running game to set up some big plays for their QB. Tennessee cannot afford to lose the turnover battle against the Tigers. Unfortunately for them, I think they do. Predection: LSU-27 Tennessee16
     
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    In this week's featured game, the tenth ranked Penn St. Nittany Lions travel to Tallahassee to take on the second ranked Florida St. Seminoles. The Nittany Lions enter this game 5-1, with their lone loss coming in week three against Georgia. The Seminoles enter the game undefeated, and on track for their projected trip to the National Championship game. While the Seminoles enter this game healthy, Penn St. is battling several injuries. The biggest loss for the Nittany Lions is HB Silas Redd. Redd is the teams leading rusher, and their biggest offensive threat.
    Without Redd, Penn St. will have to rely on senior QB Paul Jones to lead the offense. Jones has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 16 TD's on the season, but he also has 9 interceptions. Jones cannot afford to turn the ball over against the Noles. Interceptions against FSU's talanted defense can quickly turn into pick sixes, and defeat if Penn St. is not careful. Jones' biggest threat at the receiver position is WR Justin Brown who leads the team with 6 TD's. The running game will rely on the young legs of sophmore HB Bill Belton. Although Belton is not the breakaway threat Redd is, if he can consistently average 5 or 6 yards a carry, this will take a lot of the pressure off of Jones. On defense, the Nittany Lions rely on different blitz packages in order to disrupt offenses. Penn St. is one of the nation's leaders in team sacks, and if they can add to this total against FSU they may be able to pull off the upset.
    The Seminoles are led by QB EJ Manuel. Manuel is one of the most talanted players in the nation, and he creates problems for defenses with his arm and his legs. When passing, Manuel has done a great job of spreading the ball around to his talanted, deep group of receivers. It will be difficult for Penn St. to target any specific option. The running game is led by big play threat HB Devonta Freeman. Freeman has game breaking speed, and can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball. If this were not enough to deal with, HB Chris Thompson has returned both a kick and a punt for a TD this year. The Seminoles' defense, has forced 12 turnovers so far this season. They constantly look to turn mistakes into points. With their speed in the secondary, it is difficult to beat the Seminoles deep. This means the Nittany Lions will have to use long drives in order to put points on the board.
    Penn St. has narrowly escaped losing several times this year, against less talanted teams. The Seminoles have been on a mission since week one to win a title. It's hard enough to score on the Seminoles at full strength, but without their best player Silas Redd, Penn St. will find it even tougher. The Nittany Lions only hope is to force FSU to make mistakes. I don't see it happening.
    Prediction: FSU-31 Penn St.-10
     
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