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Welcome to Week 4!
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=============== #16 Arizona Wildcats (2-1) ===============
Last week, Arizona lost 59-17 against Texas (2-0).
This week, the Wildcats are idle.
=============== #25 Illinois Fighting Illini (1-0) ===============
Last week the Fighting Illini were idle.
This week, the Fighting Illini travel to Pittsburgh to face the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-0).
=============== #15 Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1) ===============
Last week, Iowa won 35-13 against Iowa State (1-1).
This week, the Hawkeyes will host #24 Missouri (1-1).
In recruiting news, the following Iowa targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) LOLB Matt Randall has committed to Iowa
=============== Texas A&M Aggies (1-1) ===============
Last week, Texas A&M won 45-21 against Arkansas (0-2).
This week, the Aggies travel to Morgantown to face the #8 West Virginia Mountaineers (1-0).
In recruiting news, the following Texas A&M targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) CB William Johnson has committed to Texas A&M
- (****) WR Justin Griffin has committed to Texas A&M
=============== #24 Missouri Tigers (1-1) ===============
Last week, Missouri lost 35-28 against Oregon State (1-1).
This week, the Tigers travel to Iowa City to face the #15 Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1).
=============== #3 Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) ===============
Last week the Sooners were idle.
This week, the Sooners will host #4 Wisconsin (2-0).
In recruiting news, the following Oklahoma targets have announced their decisions:
- (*****) FB Josh Jackson has committed to Oklahoma
=============== #1 Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) ===============
Last week, Ohio State won 41-24 against Alabama (1-1).
This week, the Buckeyes will host #21 Notre Dame (1-2).
=============== #10 Oregon Ducks (2-1) ===============
Last week, Oregon won 55-24 against Washington State (1-1).
This week, the Ducks will host Arizona State (1-0).
=============== #23 Oregon State Beavers (1-1) ===============
Last week, Oregon State won 35-28 against Missouri (1-1).
This week, the Beavers will host #18 UCLA (1-1).
In recruiting news, the following Oregon State targets have announced their decisions:
- (****) DT Timothy Sherman has committed to Oregon State
=============== #2 Texas Longhorns (2-0) ===============
Last week, Texas won 59-17 against Arizona (2-1).
This week, the Longhorns are idle.
=============== #18 UCLA Bruins (1-1) ===============
Last week the Bruins were idle.
This week, the Bruins travel to Corvallis to face the #23 Oregon State Beavers (1-1).
=============== #4 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) ===============
Last week the Badgers were idle.
This week, the Badgers travel to Norman to face the #3 Oklahoma Sooners (1-0).
In recruiting news, the following Wisconsin targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) MLB Brock Pierce has committed to Michigan State
Way to go Chez
Aggies survive on the road in West Virginia
Texas A&M 27 @ #8 West Virginia 23
The Aggies flew out to a 17-0 lead in the first half, only to see the Mountaineers storm back and score 23 unanswered points throughout the next 2 and 1/2 qtrs and nearly put out the lights on them.
Mr Jones jumped it off with a 51 yard touchdown run on the first drive of the game, running into his own blocker in the backfield but keeping his feet moving and scurrying to the outside to outrun the D. Then the defense got involved early, picking off WVU qb RJ Robinson 3 times, including 2 by playmaking CB Dan Benjamin, even though WVU seemed to be moving the ball well. The turnovers led to 10 Aggie points, including a short dump off to Michael Golden that ended in the endzone with just 2 minutes to go in the 1st half.
But then the Mountaineers got angry, marching down the field and finally putting a drive away on a pass to Deon Long to bring it within 10. Just 2 plays into the second half, Robinson found Long again, this time on a fly pattern for 73 yards and the comeback was on. Then the Aggies started turning the ball over. Mr Jones muffed a punt, and QB Alfred Howell threw 2 interceptions to give the Mountaineers 3 shots at the endzone from the TAMU side of the field. Thankfully the defense held to Field Goals, allowing the Aggies a shot late in the game.
With time becoming a real factor, under 3 minutes to play, WVU kicked their final fg to take a 23-17 lead. And the star playmaker for the Aggies came up with a star play, as Mr Jones took the ensuing kickoff and darted around the left side, then made a quick cut up inside a potential tackler and turned on the speed to take it down to the Mountaineer 25. From there it was all Jones, as the Aggies continued to hand him the ball. After a 4th down conversion on a qb sneak, Jones busted up the middle to give the Aggies the lead from 8 yards out.
TAMU would tack on a FG after a 3 and out, but left a bit of time for a possible Mountaineer desperation drive. WVU would take the ball to midfield very quickly, but stalled on the next 3 passes, leaving it 4th down and 10. Robinson found Long streaking down the sidelines and threw a perfect ball behind the coverage, but the star wideout couldn't handle it, and it fell harmlessly to the ground for A&M.
Next week the Aggies come home against the rival Red Raiders, as Tech looks to finally break through after being handled the last several years by A&M. Post game press conference quotes in Twitter thread.
Arizona State 17
ASU is really bad. My defense forced 4 turnovers, 3 of them by CB Christian Robertson who had 2 picks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. QB Bryan Bennett had 5 total touchdowns, all in the first half. He was pulled at halftime for soph Buck Townsend. Next up is UCLA, I think.
If you have a bye week...I got ASU after OSU, then the Ducks.
Yep, I have a bye and then visit you in week 6.
And holy shit!! Recchem lost a close game. I don't remember the last time you didn't pull one out at the end........nice win wazzu!
I think my luck has run out...finally! Still time to turn it around for the Bruins though. We'll see how we play against the Ducks after the ASU game.
#18 UCLA 35
#23 Oregon State 38
Oregon State won a thrilling game against the Bruins in overtime. Oregon State dominated the first half jumping out to a commanding 28-7 lead. After Oregon State forced UCLA to punt the ball on their first possession. Oregon State would score on their second offensive play with RB Malcolm Marable busting off a 68 yard TD run. UCLA committed many mistakes in the second quarter of this game that contributed to their 21 point deficit. The first occurred when UCLA's running back fumbled the ball and the Beavers recovered it. The next play Beavers' QB Tyler Johnson threw a bomb to a streaking Michael Houston who haul it in for a 48 yard TD reception. Then on the ensuing kickoff UCLA's returnman fumbled the ball and Beavers' Ryan Fontenot recovered it and took it for a TD making the score 28-7. Then UCLA would strike lightning twice returning two kickoffs for TDs. Luckily for the Beavers they were able to score a TD in between the two kickoff returns to make the halftime score 35-21.
In the second half defense dominated as both teams struggled to score, but UCLA was able to score twice in the second half. The last score occurred with 18 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. In overtime UCLA struggled to move the ball and had to settle for a 40-42 yard field goal. The field goal would be no good as the ball hit off the uprights. On Oregon State's possession the Beavers would get a first down and settle for a field goal that went through the uprights to win the game.
Wisconsin rolls into Norman for a 2nd straight year and leaves with another victory. The crowd was shut out early, as the opening kickoff was fumbled by the Sooners and turned into a White TD. OU's next drive would then consist of a pick 6 by FS Cox, who has really stepped up his game from last year. OU got on the board with a nice touch pass by Wright over an outstretched Badger arm from 57 yards out. White would get his second score on the next possession, but after that it seemed as though the Badger offense just started to slow down. QB Livingston would throw a pick, and the offense only tallied up 231 total yards the entire game. But it was the defense that saved the day. The D kept the Sooners scoreless in the third, picking off another Sooner pass. OU would score in the 4th to bring the score to 21-16 after a failed 2 pt conversion. But the offense came alive at the right time, as 3 3rd down conversions were made by Livingston which lead to a TD pass with 3:51 remaining. The Sooners would then throw deep but only to be picked off by CB Brown and thus ending any shot at a comeback. It doesnt get any easier after this game, as the Badgers are on the road to Ann Arbor to play the top notch Wolverines.
#4 Wisconsin 31 - #3 Oklahoma 16
Illini Defense Comes Up Big, Smashes Pitt
Illini: 14 21 0 14 49
Pittsburgh: 7 7 0 0 14
At the end of last year's meeting between Illinois and Pittsburgh, the scoreboard read 56-35 Illini. Even though the Illini had won, the home fans left with upset with the turnovers that had hampered the Illini through the first three games of the season. After yesterday's meeting between Illinois and Pittsburgh, the Illini fans are thinking that maybe, just maybe, they might have a team that can compete with the big boys in the conference.
This year's meeting with Pitt (3-1) did not start off well for the Illini. Pittsburgh took the opening kickoff and marched down the field seemingly unimpeded by everything that Illinois threw at them.
...But that was the first drive. Illinois had not had an opportunity to showcase their offense yet. The Illini would run right back down the field and let Renaldo James finish the job from four yards out, tying the game at 7. Illinois would get the ball back in good field position, and James would run a counter to the left for forty untouched yards on his way to the second touchdown of the game.
That was only the beginning, as Illinois would score 28 straight points between the middle of the first and middle of the second quarters. James (25 carries, 146 yards, 3 TD) had all three of his touchdowns during this stretch. The other was a 46 yard fumble return by Richardson.
And this would be a perfect segue for the defense. That fumble recovery was only one of six turnovers forced by the Illini. Pittsburgh would lose three fumbles, and throw three picks. This is most turnovers forced in a single game ever by Coach Cheez's Illini. The only blemish for the Illini in the turnover statistic was a fumble... by Lloyd immediately after intercepting a Pittsburgh pass.
As you can tell by the score, Illinois didnt really struggle offensively against Pittsburgh. The Panthers, however, could never really establish a strong offense outside of their running game. Sims went only 7-20 passing, and had 3 INT.
The Illini will start Big Ten play next weekend, inviting Coach Omega and the Hawkeyes into the House of 'Paign. Last year's matchup was a barnburner between the two in Iowa City, with the Illini kicking the game winning field goal as time expired. With expectations high for the Illini this season, the players cannot look past the Hawkeyes who will be out for revenge.
Nice...all of the games are done. Unfortunately, I am scared to advance and see C+ on all my recruits that came in for visits.
he just advanced haha
1 C+ and 7 B-
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