Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by maverickfp, Oct 20, 2012.
Deadline is Sunday night.
Easily the most disappointing loss I've ever had. I've watched the replay of the losing play for the last 15 minutes. At least PAgamer07 finally beat me
That's gotta hurt losing to PA.. Wish I knew what it was like J/K Nice win Jesse! Again, looks like the B1G is the class of the dynasty.
Michigan gives up over 500 yards of offense to Indiana but comes away with the W. Decided to sit Little at half with a big lead but Indiana came out in the 2nd and threw the rock all over the place. We were pretty happy with our D coming into the game but now we have to rethink things. #1 Notre Dame is up next and we have been beaten by them 2 years in a row.. If our D plays like we did against IU, it will be 3 in a row. Luckily, we'll be on our A game and we plan on kicking ND's shit!
I barely beat UCF because I was tired and just wanted it to be over with lol. Threw 2 pick 6's to keep them in it. Still won.
Ohio State traveled to Atlanta and struggled against Georgia Tech's triple option offense. The Buckeye defense had trouble getting the Yellow Jacket offense off the field most of the day.
OSU jumped out to a lead in the first quarter, scoring the only points in the quarter on a nice 41 yd catch and run from QB Brian Rodgers to WR Ricquan Southward for the TD. After this score, the Buckeye offense would go into hibernation as Georgia Tech scored on a TD run in the 2nd quarter to tie the game going into the half.
Then GT scored on another short TD run to take a 14-7 lead with 5:18 remaining in the 3rd quarter. At this point, the Buckeyes really looked to be in trouble as they weren't moving the ball on offense and weren't able to stop the GT running game. As is customary for this Buckeye time, they save their best for the 4th quarter as the offense exploded and the defense finally figured out the GT running game. Early in the 4th, Rodgers connected again with Southward, this time for an 8 yard TD to tie up the score at 14. In what some assumed was a replay, they hooked up again later in the quarter from 8 yards out to take a 21-14 lead. This was exactly where the Buckeyes wanted to be as they knew GT would have a hard time playing catch up with their running offense. And struggle they did, mustering little offense until the Buckeyes finally sealed the game on a 2 yd TD run by 3rd string HB Mike Thompson with 1:18 left in the contest (both HB1 and HB2 were injured for the Bucks).
Next up, Ohio State travels to Virginia Tech to try to repay the Hokies for last years loss.
Columbia, SC: The USC Trojans had their work cut out for them in this one. After an embarassing home loss as the #1 team in the nation to the Northwestern Wildcats, they would travel across the country to play the defending National Champions- The South Carolina Gamecocks. Coach Rockwell's record versus Coach Nachos was a pitiful 0 for 100 or something, and this would be his toughest test yet.
The game would begin showcasing the excellent defenses of both teams. Or was it pitiful offenses? The first quarter was a few traded punts, and neither team really being able to move the ball. It would take until nearly the end of the first quarter before the Trojan offense would get things going. Heisman hopeful Shane "The End Zone Molester" Lester would take a stretch play for 46 yards on a 1st down carry, which would set up WR Victor Blackwell's first TD of the day for 13 yards. The second quarter would see the Gamecocks take a long clock chewing drive converting 1st down after 1st down. Unfortunately the drive stalled, and they were forced to settle for a short 26 yards FG. The Trojans were expecting the fake on every FG or punt try this game, because the new ball coach at South Carolina supposedly liked to surprise opponents with the trick plays.
The Trojans would again answer, with a strong mix of pass and run and drive deep into South Carolina. The drive would result in a beautiful strike from QB Cody Kessler to Blackwell for 26 yards and his 2nd TD on the day. And just like that the Trojans were up 14-3. The Gamecocks though were not to be dismayed. As they had a very quick drive for their first TD of the day highlighted by Damiere Byrd's 24 yard TD. "They really surprised us with the tempo of this offense," said coach Rockwell. "Although they converted 1st down after 1st down, the pace was fast. A quick passing game, and quick hitting run plays really kept us off balance. There really wasn't much time presnap for us to make adjustments before the ball was snapped."
Southern Cal would take the ball and chew up nearly the entire clock and move the ball down the field. With a goal to go situation, the Gamecock defense tightened up, and stuffed them on the first 3 downs. On a 4th and 2, power back Javorious Allen was subbed in, and took the handoff straight up the middle for the 2 yard TD. 21-10 Trojans with only 40 seconds left on the clock. "That was a tough call," said coach Rockwell. "The rulebook says to take the points on the road, but our gut feeling was that a TD here would be a pretty big lead for us. We didn't think they could stop us 4 straight plays. If they did? We had confidence in our defense being able to hold them in check for a 98 yard drive."
South Carolina wasn't done though. As their no huddle attack quickly brought them into FG range and they were able to add 3 points before the half. 21-13 was the halftime score and South Carolina would get the ball to start the 2nd half.
The 3rd quarter saw both defenses play even better. Each team played mistake free on offense for the entire quarter, but neither team was able to put up any points at all. The Gamecocks though would continue their momentum from the 1st half, and at about the halfway point of the 4th quarter would hit Byrd for another TD. His second as well. The ensuing 2 point conversion was successful and the score would be tied at 21 with just over 4 minutes to go.
The Trojans not to be dismayed, once again mixed up their attack. This time highlighted by the biggest playmakers on offense on this day in Lester and TE Rashad Jude, the 6'5" Redshirts Sophmore out of Lynwood, CA. "Jude was big for us today, " said Rockwell. "After the loss of Marqise Lee, we've really struggled to find a goto guy. Jude was that guy today." The drive would result in a huge Shane Lester 23 yard TD run with under 2 minutes remaining. 28-21.
Unfortuantely, that was plenty of time for the Gamecocks to once again drive the length of the field. This was a tough drive for them. The Trojans had at least one dropped INT on this drive (and at least 3 on the day) but South Carolina still kept moving the ball. Outside of the game tieing play, the biggest play was a huge Option keeper by McEvoy for 20 yards which would move them into Trojans territory. Finally with just 7 seconds left, QB Tanner McEvoy would hit WR KJ Brent from 15 yards out to force OT.
The Trojans would get the ball 1st and after hitting Jude again on a corner route, Lester would punch the ball in again for his 2nd TD of the day. This would give the Trojans the 35-28 lead. And then... disaster struck for the Gamecocks. McEvoy's first turnover on the day was incredibly costly. A poor throw would result in an INT by Trojan's FS Joseph Fredrick, sealing the deal.
Great game and one of the most fun I've had in awhile SuperBowlNachos. This was my #1 ESPN Classic game, and I agree with this score. Your offense was certainly a different one than I am used to. A lot of screens, quick passes and runs and of course quick snaps made it tough. Glad I finally beat you, and maybe Ill see you again if we both run the table
QB Tanner McEvoy: 18/28- 281 yards- 3TD- 1 INT, 5 carries for 13 yards
HB Shon Carson: 15 carries, 84 yards. 5 catches, 80 yards
WR Damiere Byrd: 3 catches, 62 yards, 2 TD
DE Gerald Dixon: 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF
QB Cody Kessler: 16/25- 256 yards- 2 TD- 1 INT
HB Shane Lester: 24 carries, 116 yards, 2 TD. 3 catches, 24 yards
WR Victor Blackwell: 5 catches, 80 yards, 2 TD
TE Rashad Jude: 5 catches, 110 yards
OLB Scott Star: 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF
Nice win Jesse.. Is this finally the year USC lives up to their potential?
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