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=============== #7 Northwestern Wildcats (7-1) ===============
Last week, Northwestern won 28-16 against Miami (6-3).
This week, the Wildcats travel to Ann Arbor to face the #11 Michigan Wolverines (8-1).
In recruiting news, the following Northwestern targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) WR Max Hardin has committed to Northwestern
- (***) LE Jarrod Williams has committed to Oklahoma
=============== #8 USC Trojans (7-1) ===============
Last week the Trojans were idle.
This week, the Trojans travel to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats (6-3).
In recruiting news, the following USC targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) CB Kasey Johnson has committed to USC
- (****) HB Jason Taylor has committed to USC
- (****) RT Travis Robinson has committed to USC
=============== #9 Stanford Cardinal (7-2) ===============
Last week the Cardinal were idle.
This week, the Cardinal will host #24 Washington (6-3).
=============== #11 Michigan Wolverines (8-1) ===============
Last week, Michigan won 42-21 against Illinois (1-8).
This week, the Wolverines will host #7 Northwestern (7-1).
=============== #1 Wisconsin Badgers (9-0) ===============
Last week, Wisconsin won 40-21 against Penn State (3-5).
This week, the Badgers will host Indiana (3-6).
In recruiting news, the following Wisconsin targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) FS Barry Greene has committed to Wisconsin
- (****) LG David Harrison has committed to Wisconsin
=============== #17 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2) ===============
Last week, Ohio State won 28-17 against Indiana (3-6).
This week, the Buckeyes will host Purdue (3-5).
=============== #23 Arkansas Razorbacks (6-3) ===============
Last week, Arkansas lost 37-21 against Tennessee (3-5).
This week, the Razorbacks travel to Columbia to face the #2 South Carolina Gamecocks (9-0).
=============== #2 South Carolina Gamecocks (9-0) ===============
Last week, South Carolina won 28-14 against Georgia (4-5).
This week, the Gamecocks will host #23 Arkansas (6-3).
=============== #5 Oregon Ducks (9-1) ===============
Last week, Oregon won 28-10 against Utah (4-5).
This week, the Ducks travel to Tempe to face the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-4).
In recruiting news, the following Oregon targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) WR Dan Richardson has committed to Oregon
=============== #3 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) ===============
Last week, Alabama won 47-24 against LSU (6-3).
This week, the Crimson Tide are idle.
In recruiting news, the following Alabama targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) FS Doug Wheeler has committed to Alabama
- (****) CB Brian Thomas has committed to Alabama
- (*) FB Mark Castillo has committed to Alabama
- (****) TE James Mueller has committed to Alabama
=============== #4 Florida Gators (8-1) ===============
Last week, Florida won 28-7 against Missouri (1-8).
This week, the Gators will host Vanderbilt (2-7).
In recruiting news, the following Florida targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) WR Mike Jordan has committed to Florida
- (*****) QB Larry Porter has committed to Florida
=============== Cal Golden Bears (6-4) ===============
Last week, Cal won 42-21 against Washington (6-3).
This week, the Golden Bears will host Oregon State (6-4).
In recruiting news, the following Cal targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) RE Casey Hartman has committed to Cal
- (****) HB Jason Taylor has committed to USC
- (***) RG Eric Sapp has committed to Cal
- (****) WR Mike Jordan has committed to Florida
- (*****) QB Larry Porter has committed to Florida
It's been a interesting few weeks. We haven't missed a whole lot without a few GOTW's. Back in week 9, Northwestern surrendered a two touchdown lead over the Badgers and fell at home 45-38. Ohio State held off Nebraska 28-24, Michigan had a touchdown victory over Michigan State. In the SEC, South Carolina struggled at home over Vanderbilt, Florida shut out Ole Miss 40-0. Out west, Stanford held on in their annual rival against Cal 20-19, Oregon waxed Washington State and USC was victorious over Arizona. That was 3 weeks ago, it was much of the same two weeks ago while USC got a huge monkey off their back. They've fallen to Oregon for a few years now but the Trojans jumped out to a HUGE lead and Oregon was able to make it respectable but the Trojans finally snagged the win over the Ducks 41-38. Washington State gave Cal all it could handle but the Bears came away with a 28-21 win. Arkansas' roller coaster season continued to tumble as they fell to Ole Miss 42-40. The Gators went to Jacksonville for the yearly meet up with Georgia and won 45-35 on the legs of RB Mack Brown. South Carolina fought Tennessee down to the wire 44-37 while Alabama continues to climb their way back into things after the 35-14 win over Mississippi State. In a shocker, Ohio State simply couldn't stop Penn State in Columbus. The Nittany Lions moved up and down the field and knocked off the Buckeyes 66-35...wow. Northwestern came back after their loss and fought a tough Iowa team 28-19 and Coach Hart welcomed his beloved Gophers to town and treated them like crap as the Wolverines won 30-7 over Minnesota. Wisconsin hosted Nebraska and wore some ugly uniforms on their way to a 42-7 victory. Now to last week, Ohio State bounced back after the embarrassment and beat Indiana 28-17 while Michigan knocked of Illinois, Wisconsin trailed Penn State at one point but rallied to win 40-21 & Northwestern got a big win over previously #23 Miami 28-16. Slow week for the Pac-12 as two of the teams were off, but Oregon held Utah to 10 points and put up 28 of their own for the win and Cal kept a high powered Washington team to only 21 points as the Bears snag a big win 42-21. Arkansas suffered another tough loss, this time to Tennessee 37-21. The mid-season offensive coordinator change down in Fayetteville is hurting the Razorbacks, or maybe they need to find a new defensive coordinator...something needs to change for Arkansas as they need to get back to their winning ways. Alabama waxed a LSU team that is on it's way for it's second consecutive losing season, but this school will still manage to get top 10 recruiting classes. South Carolina knocked off rival Georgia 28-14 while a horrible 2-8 Missouri team went to Gainesville and fell to Florida 28-7. We've got some big games this week, #23 Arkansas will travel to Columbia to face #2 South Carolina. The Gamecocks have a lot to play for and they're about to hit a tough stretch in their schedule. If they can somehow get by the Razorbacks, they'll have Florida waiting in a few weeks. Florida doesn't need to look ahead however, Vanderbilt loves to hang around and play spoiler, all while Alabama sits on the couch this weekend and get it's shits & giggles watching other teams fall on their face. On the left coast, Oregon & USC will pack their bags and hit the road to Arizona to play the Sun Devils & the Wildcats. Stanford will host a pretty solid Washington team while Cal will play Oregon State. Cal is fighting for bowl eligibility. I have no doubt they will get into the post-season but I am a little shocked they are in this situation. #1 Wisconsin will play host to Indiana, a team that gave the Badgers troubles for 3 quarters last year. Ohio State will welcome in Purdue, another team that doesn't win a lot of ball games but are a complete pain in the ass opponent and Then we have the big one in Ann Arbor. #7 Northwestern vs #11 Michigan. With 1 loss in conference, Northwestern has to win this one to put themselves back in the drivers seat for the B1G Legends Division. Michigan has won this side of things two years in a row and look to make it three while new coach Schreck wants to take Northwestern somewhere they've never been. The two coaches squared off in BCS Blow Up so they have a history and know the tendencies for both schools. Can Northwestern go on the road and deal with the hostile environment. We know they can play well at home but have they ever been in this kind've game. I wouldn't classify Michigan as "struggling" but they're young & not up to coach Hart's standards. They've come a long way this season as far as progress. They're a 1 loss team and a win over Northwestern would propel them higher in the standings. We're approaching crunch time quickly & a loss this late in the season could be a huge dagger for anyone. Week 12 Key Players For Northwestern & Michigan QB Trevor Siemian: 108/195, 1811 Yds, 15 TD, 10 INTHB Treyvon Green: 195 Att, 979 Yards, 10 TDWR Kyle Prater: 42 Rec, 911 Yards, 10 TDMLB Collin Ellis: 37 Tackles, 13 TFL, 6 Sacks, FFCB Daniel Jones: 10 Tackles, 1 TFL, 5 INT QB Zach Allen: 69/102, 1056 Yds, 13 TD, 3 INTHB Thomas Rawls: 155 Att, 711 Yards, 6 TDWR Amara Darboh: 48 Rec, 562 Yards, 8 TDROLB Desmond Morgan: 35 Tackles, 19 TFL, 10 Sack, FFCB Blake Countess: 15 Tackles, 4 INT --------------------------------------------------------- Rankings --------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------- Standings --------------------------------------------------------- Week 11 Top Performers HB Blake Sims: 28 Att, 143 Yards, 2 TD QB Zach Allen: 15/22, 301 Yards, 4 TD, 2 INT HB Treyvon Green: 25 Att, 128 Yards, 2 TD WR DeAndrew White: 4 Rec, 151 Yards, 2 TD HB Melvin Gordon: 23 Att, 212 Yards, 2 TD WR Jerald Robinson: 6 Rec, 148 Yards, 3 TD @Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ Outside of Redshirts, these two squads are tied at 16-16 but Oregon has won something like 10 straight @Stanford StadiumStanford, CA Stanford trailed 17-20 when Coach Adams took over, with another win over the Huskies, they would be tied all-time at 20. @California StadiumBeverley, CA Only lead the Beavers 33-30, much like the Stanford series. If Cal can keep winning in this series they'll eventually take the all-time series. @Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ In the last 10-12 years, Arizona only has 1 victory. Don't let them start a new streak old man! @Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL Not even close, 34-9 all-time and that's not changing anytime soon @Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC Outside of Coach Nacho's win in 2012, Arkansas has whipped up on South Carolina 4 of the last 5 years, including wins of 41-20 and 44-28 in 2010 & 2011. @Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI Wisconsin leads 40-18 and currently hold a 9 game winning streak over the Hoosiers @The ShoeColumbus, OH 38-14 all-time. Purdue has had some recent success against Ohio State with wins in '04, '09, '11. Coach Evans hasn't let the Boilermakers hang around since he's taken over though. @The Big HouseAnn Arbor, MI 53-15, guess who leads this one ? Northwestern's last two wins came in 2008 and 2000. Can Schreck lead the purple people back to victory ? 14 - 28 38 - 17 28 - 24 ........................ 21 - 24
I am so glad there is beer in my near future. Gg DNF. SC escapes in OT. Full recap tonight. Highlights on the DW.
Swiss beats Cheddar
Lots of storylines coming into this game. Arkansas with their suspension multiple starters and the change in gameplane. The 'Cocks with a #2 ranking heading into a portion of the season there they had losses 3 and 4 last season. South Carolina won the matchup in 2012 and Arkansas won it big in 2013. This was expected to be a high scoring game with not much defense and it ended up being just that.
The first quarter was pretty slow. Arkansas got the opening kickoff, but on their first drive couldn't get anything going. It was back and forth of shitty offense for both teams most of the quarter. Arkansas finally got things going. After a nice drive Mike Lucas ran it in from 3 yards out to put Arkansas up 0-7 going into the 2nd quarter.
Both teams traded possessions early in the second quarter. Then Damiere Byrd showed up. On the second play of the drive Byrd ran past Arkansas' star CB and got a deep bomb that he took to the house for a 59 yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. Arkansas got the next score with a 36 yard field goal that banked off the crossbar(remember this). South Carolina answered with a field goal of their own from 38 yards out to tie the socre at 10-10 with :47 left in the half. Things weren't done yet. Arkansas finally started passing the ball and eventually Morgan Linton pushed it in from 2 yards out with :07 left in the half to give Arkansas a 10-17 lead going into the half.
The starter of the second quarter was more excitement for the Gamecock offense. Another deep bomb setup a 17 yard run by Shon Carson. This 2 play drive tied the game up at 17-17. The third quarter was pure shit for South Carolina as Tanner McEvoy threw his first two interceptions of the season. This lead to 14 Arkansas points and gave them a 17-31 lead and things were looking grimm for the Gamecocks. Just wait though, more bombs were coming. This time it was Bruce Ellington who got in on the action with a 63 yard snag to make the game 24-31 going into the 4th quarter.
The 'Cocks kept rising. Another nice drive lead to a McEvoy QB sneak to tie the game at 31. With all the momentum the SC defense got a crucial stop with a little over 3:00 left in the the game. A great punt put the ball at the 15. After a 2 yard loss Coach Nachos called a brilliant play. The read had not worked all night, but it doesn't hurt to try, but wait! It's a play action, the LB bites hards. The safety buys it just enough for Damiere Byrd to get some space on the sidelines. Byrd catches the pass and stays in bounds. It's a foot race to the endzone. Byrd runs a 4.3 on a bad day and runs the extra 55 yards to give South Carolina the 38-31 lead with 2:37 left. Way to much time though. Arkansas gets the ball back and converts some 3rd downs. Eventually Linton scores from 1 yard out to tie the game with :15 left in the game. It's still not over. SC just has to get within field goal range in 15 second. It doesn't happen. On to OT.
Arkansas got the ball first. If I recall right they did not gain a first down and were faced with 4th and 10. A 42 yard field goal? Whatever it was, the kick landed in the endzone. This set up SC with just needing a field goal to win. That's what they wanted to go for, but Brandon Wilds the senior who lost his starting job took the first handoff off the edge and went untouched for 44-38 win.
The lines put up in this game were insane. Tanner McEvoy went 11/20 for 342 yards and 3 touchdowns. Allen went 22/34 for 317, and 3 touchdowns. The SC running game was also great. Shon Carson ran it 21 times for 132 yards and a long of only 21. Walker ran it 41 times for 99 yards. The biggest cheese stat was Damier Byrd with 5 catches for 235 yards. I don't have the stats in front of me, but the SC defense had to have had at least 15 TFL.
#24#96-3 (2-3) vs 7-2 (5-2)11/15/14 12:30pm Stanford would open up the scoring with Eric Schultz moving down the field, completing every one of his passes on the opening drive, and cap it off with a 13 yard TD pass to Ty Montgomery. Bishop Sankey would return the kickoff 73 yards and Washington would start on the 27 yard line. Three plays later they were in the end zone on the legs of Sankey with a two yard touchdown run. Facing a fourth and one from the four yard line, the Huskies would go for it on the first play of the second quarter. It was a smart move as Brown completed a four yard pass to tight end Seferian for the score. Stanford would take a bite of the Washington gameplan as they went for it on fourth and goal from the two yard line. Barry Sanders Jr. would punch it in from two yards out. Washington's other scoring attempt in the quarter was a 54 yard field goal that was short as time ran out in the half. The third quarter was pretty uneventful. The only big play was Sanders recovering a Schultz fumble on the Husky's 28 yard line. Two play later Shaq Thompson would pick off the Schultz pass on the two yard line. The fourth quarter was missed by many viewers as they had turned the tv since it was a low scoring game. Those fans that stuck around would be treated to a hell of a finish to a football game. On a third and 13 Brown would complete a pass to Campbell who broke two tackles on his way to a 19 yard score. Stanford would quickly go three and out with Eric Schultz being sacked on first and third down. Washington would take over on the Stanford 41 yard line. Brown would complete three passes but would not get the first down. The Cardinal would take over on their own 18 yard line. Kodi Whitfield would be uncovered on the out route that lead to a 36 yard touchdown. Washington would answer with a seven play 70 yard drive that featured no passes and ended with a 13 yard run by Sankey. The next Stanford drive ended when Kodi Whitfield would be covered by the safety in the 4WR set. That safety decided to blitz and this left Whitfield wide open for the 36 yard touchdown reception. The game was tied at 28 and the Huskies got the ball back with 56 seconds left in the game. Brown would go six of six on passing attempts and with two runs Washington got the ball down to the 12 yard line. On third and seven with nine seconds left Jackson was sent out to attempt the 29 yard field goal. By going six of six Brown finished the day with a 96% completion percentage. I blame in-term commish sonn for that. Washington takes the lead 31-28. With only six seconds left Ty Montgomery would beat the press and barely get behind the safety. Schultz would lead Ty just enough for him to make the catch and run all the way to the end zone for the last play victory. With the win Stanford will face the USC Trojans in the Pac-12 Title game. D. Brown: 25/26 233-Yds 2-TDB. Sankey: 20-Att 92-Yds 2-TDJ. Callier: 8-Att 83-YdsD. Campbell: 8-Rec 87-Yds 1-TD E. Schultz: 22/28 358-Yds 4-TD 1-INTB. Sanders Jr.: 13-Att 31-Yds 1-TDK. Whitfield: 7-Rec 141-Yds 2-TDT. Montgomery: 3-Rec 103-Yds 2-TD
I'll get a recap up tomorrow but Michigan outlasts Northwestern in probably the ugliest user game in the great history of the Redshirts.
Ohio State outlasts Purdue, coming back from 20 down in the 4th quarter to win 28-27. This was truly a taie of two halfs as OSU couldn't seem to do anything right in the first half. Mistake after mistake by an inept offense, along with a defense that couldn't stop anything resulted in a 27-7 deficit at halftime.
The defense came out fired up in the second half, determined to give the offense at least a shot to get the team back in the game. It all looked for naught in the 3rd as the offense continued to sputter and not put up any points in the quarter. They would finally come alive on the first play in the 4th as fill-in QB Brian Rodgers would hit WR Ricquan Southward on a long TD pass to make the score 27-14. A turnover on the next Purdue possession would be cashed in for another score to pull the team to 27-21. After a failed Purdue drive, the offense would get one last shot to take the lead and they would make it 3 for 3 in the quarter, driving down the field and capping it off with a 1 yard TD run by Brionte Dunn to take a 28-27 lead with 50 seconds left in the game. A Purdue interception on their next drive would seal the deal as the Buckeyes would run out the clock to seal the victory.
Badgers Dominate Hoosiers Things started off slow for the #1 team in the nation. The Badgers hosted Indiana in terrible weather. Snow covered the field before the game & continued to snow during the game making things tougher for the Indiana team. The defenses dominated the first quarter as neither team put anything on the board. Indiana moved the ball when QB Tre Roberson would run on busted plays but that was all. Roberson actually moved Indiana into field goal range at one point but the kick came up way short. The scoreboard finally was used early in the 2nd quarter when Badger TE Sam Arneson hauled in a 3rd down pass from QB Joel Stave to lead early 7-0. Wisconsin got the ball back in short time and moved down the field once again before stalling out and settling on a Drew Meyer field goal to lead 10-0. The Wisconsin defense continued to haunt QB Tre Roberson and again got the ball back for the offense. However, Joel Stave threw an interception late in the first half and gave Indiana a little momentum on their next drive. The Hoosiers drove inside the Wisconsin 15 and ran a HB screen that ended up scoring. Wisconsin had Indiana HB DeAngelo Roberts at the one but the kid shook off the tackle and found his way into the endzone to only trail Wisconsin 10-7. The very next series for Wisconsin was much of the same as Stave overthrew a deep ball by about 10 yards right into the hands of Indiana FS Mark Murphy, his 2nd interception on the day. Wisconsin's defense forced a quick 3 and out and in came RS freshman Eugene Scott for the Badgers. It only took one play for Scott to strike as he kept a read option and went 56 yards for the score to lead 17-7 at the half. Indiana opened the 2nd half with the ball and converted a few 3rd downs to keep the chains moving but stalled again in Wisconsin territory and kicker Devon Freeman missed his 2nd field goal of the day. The two teams traded possessions again before Wisconsin HB Melvin Gordon broke things open, Gordon took a handoff and ran into a gaggle of players but somehow came out on the other side and raced free into the endzone for the 65 yard touchdown as Wisconsin led 24-7 at the end of three. Wisconsin opened the 4th quarter with a field goal to extend the lead and on the next Hoosier drive, QB Tre Roberson broke out of consecutive sacks by LE James Andyanju but threw right to CB Devin Gaulden who intercepted the pass and returned it down past the Indiana 25. HB Vonte Jackson moved Wisconsin further down the field & QB Joel Stave connected with WR Kenzel Doe for the touchdown to lead 34-7. The Badger defense continued to destroy QB Tre Roberson and the ground game ate up the Hoosier defense to also eat away at the clock and give Wicsonsin the 34-7 victory. Player StatsQB Tre Roberson: 12/23, 120 Yards, TD, INT (14 Att, 33 Yards)HB DeAngelo Roberts: 10 Att, 24 Yards (4 Rec, 20 Yards, TD)TE Jake Reed: 3 Rec, 20 YardsFS Mark Murphy: 8 Tackles, 2 INT QB Joel Stave: 11/18, 108 Yards, 2 TD, 2 INTHB Melvin Gordon: 13 Att, 130 Yards, TDWR Kenzel Doe: 2 Rec, 26 Yards, TDROLB Marcus Trotter: 6 Tackles, Sack
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