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Miami v Miss St
Miss st came in to this game ranked #5 and the Canes were clear underdogs. Miami decided to switch offenses this season because they have one of the best quarterbacks in the country. They do not have a dominant run blocking line or a great running back so the Air Raid fit them like a glove. So far the move seems to have paid off. I prefer a good passing game anyway. That is not to say Miami will be all pass though. They will pass to set up the run. It worked pretty good in this game. Here is the game in full divided by quarter if you wish to check it out.
This was a really good game and bravejaf played really well. Turnovers really did him in. Good luck the rest of the way.
The Player of the game was Miami QB Nate Stevenson. He ended the day going 26-35 for 265 yards, 2 TD's and only 1 int.
1st Downs 16 21
3rd down conversions 9/13 5/9
4th down conversions 0/0 1/1
Total offense 346 392
Passing yards 265 262
Completions/Attempts 26/35 21/33
Yards Per Attempt 7.6 7.9
Rushing yards 81 130
Rushing Attempts 20 25
Yard Per Rush 4.1 5.2
Penalties-yards 0-0 4-35
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
possession 17:45 14:15
Gt beat Tennessee in a game full of big turnovers for the Vols. A pick 6 and a huge fumble at the one yard line going in for a Td were the difference in this one. Tennessee's defense seemed to focus on taking away GT B-Back Marques Jenkins. He only got 6 carries all game as the vols ate up the dive on option plays. GT tried to use the passing game to open things up but the vols dbs were in every wrs pocket all game and the vastly out slower lbs ran step for step with the GT backs that should have been able to run away from man coverage all game. But the offense sputtered on with sophomore qb Lawrence harris shoulder the load and keeping things moving. The tenn offense fell apart in the 3rd quarter. The vols were about to cap off a nice drive when qb tommy ingrahm got blasted by MLB roy robinson and laid the ball on turf at the 1 yard line. Gt was able to move the ball 99 yards and cap the drive with a 24 yard td run by Lawrence Harris. On the first play of the vols next drive ingrahm made a bad read and GT cb dustin lee picked the ball off and took it back for 6. The vols were able to put up 7 in the third to make the score 24-10 before Mikal roberts took a screen 83 yards for the final GT touchdown of the game. At this point they were up 31-10 and just hoped to survive the offense onslaught that has typically happened in these situations. As expected Tennessee's passing game touched the yellowjackets overrated secondary just like many times they've been torched before. The biggest difference was we actually recovered the onside kick. Already in fg range we ran some conservative plays to force the vols to burn their timeouts. Made the fg and up 10 with 1:12 left to play. The secondary was able to keep everything in front of them on Tennessee's final drive and forced the vols to eat up all the clock as they scored with time remaining to make the final score look closer.
MIZZ 33 - NC STATE 14
After a 98 yd TD run and a int returned for a TD, MIZZ found themselves in a hole quick at home 0-14 vs NC State (juggs). It was very early and MIZZ just continued to chip away at the lead with a TD pass and 3 FGS. MIZZ up 16 -14 entering the 4th qtr and NC State unable to make any kind of plays on offense or defense the flood gates opened. MIZZ hit quick strike to McGrew for a TD and then 2 ints later NC State was out of time and chances.
After that 1st quarter is was all TIGERS the rest of the game. NC State could not pass protect, could not take advantage of interception opportunities and could not hold on to the ball on offense. When it started to go down hill it went down hill fast for NC State.
POG - WR Quinton McGrew - 7/126 1 TD
Yeah we (probably should turn the W into an M) suck. GG man
Maryland: 31 Arkansas: 28
Very tough game played here and Coach Twist definitely had a 4 leafed clover in his pocket on this one. Playing his former team, the game opened up with a bang for the Terps. The very first play, WR catches a curl route and is hit and fumbles the ball which is picked up by FS Graham Henderson for a 39 yard FR to give the Terps a 7-0 lead. Coach rusty would lead his team back to tie the score at 7 with a 6 yard pass from Hester to Nate Clark. Terp's QB Matt Covington would dial long distance to WR Greg Setzer and complete a 55 yard bomb to give the Terps the 14-7 lead. The Terps would add a Heard FG and a 20 yard TD pass to Shane Johnson to push the lead to 24-7 until Hester found Smith for an 18 yard TD to end the first half 24-14.
The second half would be all Razorbacks except for one play the Terps ST would make. HB Carl Lindsey would pull the Razorbacks within 2 with a 1 yard TD run in the early fourth quarter. But on the ensuing KO, JUCO Jr CB Isaac Berry would turn on the 98 speed and return the KO91 yards for a TD to make the score 31-21. Smith would catch another TD pass from Hester but the Terps would convert some key first downs to run the clock out.
GG Coach Rusty. The game was very choppy and he had numerous bad breaks from the CPU and fought valiently to bring his team back. Great to talk atcha in the game and look forward to a rematch.
Missiouri was able to beat the Tennessee on the recruiting trail earlier in the day when DT Jeremy Morton committed to the Tigers. The Tigers looked to do the same on the field when they jumped out to a 10-0 early lead in Tennessee. Missiouri failed to hold the lead in a game full of turnovers. There were 9 give aways between the two teams. The final 2 turnovers by the Tigers proved to be the most costly.
Down 14 to 10 Missouri was driving early in the 4th quarter when QB Brandon Gold scrambled out of the pocket and tried to cut back and was met by OLB Joe Grahm it appeared he may have had his knee down or the ball hit the ground to cause the fumble. The replay booth elected not to look at the play and Tennessee marched on. On the following drive with the Missouri team amped up they called a blitz and crammed all there defenders close to the line. Tennessee had a jet sweep called, WR Lamont Andrews was able to break around the left side and squeak past the out stretched arms of a Tiger denfender for 63 yard score. THat pushed the lead to 21-10.
There is no die in Tigers but the kitties were out of lives. Final 21-18.
The game was in a monsoon....but it appears that all the defensive players had glue on their hands.
Back up Keith Lowery (who is a scrambler) was the bum who fumbled. We put him in after Gold's 4th int.
Tennesee can run the ball
The Tigers can only fly.
That DT I stole....is a BUST!
26-21 Starkville, MS -- Texas A&M successfully defends their #1 ranking against the Bulldogs in a tough, defensive battle that was close the entire way. The MSU Defense really came to play, holding (RS)Senior RB Randy Brown to 50yd on 22 carries and 0 TDs and really shut him down the entire game. Despite the struggles of their star rusher, the Aggie running game found success through QB Erik Lee and backup RB Keith Day. Lee moved the chains a few times with his scrambles and Keith Day had the play of the game when he went 65yd for a TD late in the 4th quarter that would ultimately win the game.
Lee had a very efficient day through the air completing 14/17 passes for over 250yd and 1TD/0INT. He hit on a couple of big passes, both were to Sophomore WRs and both were for 56yd. One was a TD over the middle off play-action to Thomas Freeman, and the other was a jump ball down the side-line to the 6'2 Bobby Higgins.
The A&M Defense played a good game as well. True to form, they gave up some yards through the air while forcing a number of interceptions. They also shut down the Miss. St. running game, holding them to just 78yd. They kept starting QB Billy Hood out of the endzone, but did give up two TD passes to backup Michael Gibson. All in all, it was a pretty good day holding such a potent offense to 21 points, and they came up huge late with a game-sealing INT in the final minutes.
The Aggies dont have too much time to celebrate this big win with another road-trip next week, this time to Fayetteville to take on a Razorbacks team with a new Coach at the helm.
Without a good receiver on each side of the field or a good TE for that matter, Virginia is determined to run the ball come hell or high water this year. After getting boat raced by South Carolina we also lost to Georgia Tech in a tight defensive game, and failed to run the ball well in either game.
Yesterday we faced off against Miami and although our scores came via the passing game, we managed to do a little on the ground. We were getting pretty consistent yardage up the middle, even if we didn't manage to break any long gainers. Unfortunately, backup Terry Jackson got hurt for the next 4 games, and he's the only speedy guy we have on the team.
It was on defense where we did our best work, forcing a couple of punts and picking off a few passes as well. The result was a 17-3 win that was only beautiful to people who love defense (and ugly games).
gg charter04 this was a lot closer than the others and I expect we will be handed a loss by Miami at some point in the near future.
Maryland: 27 NCState: 20
In another tough grind-it-out game, the Terps pulled one from the Wolfpack 27 to 20. Coach Juggz had the Pack firing on all cylinders as they took the lead 14-0 and quieted the crowd by a 4 yard TD pass to TE Evan Hall and a huge 80 yard run by HB Phil Parker to put the Terps on their heels. The Terps would answer with a 2 yard TD run from Jon Anderson but the Pack would get a FG from Brandon Hester to make the ascore 17-7 in favor of NC State going into the locker room.
After a monumental ass chewing by Coach Twist, the Terps came out and drove the field, ending with another short TD run by Anderson to cut the lead to 17-14. Following another Hester FG, Anderson would plunge again to give the Terps their first lead 21-20 going into the 4th quarter.
The Terps defense would rise up to the occasion and would add 2 Heard FGs to make the score 27-20.
GG Juggz!! Your team has alot of talent.
Fayetteville, AR -- The Aggies won a good one in the rain on the road against their old SWC rival, Arkansas, and they did it with defense. The Ags held The Razorbacks, who are breaking a new Head Coach and new system, to under 200 yards of total offense. TAMU also forced 6 turnovers (2FR/4INT) and were able to get a lot pressure on Arkansas' QB. The first two plays from scrimmage for the Razorbacks were fumbles which the Ags offense turned into 10 points right off the bat.
Offensively, Texas A&M rushed for over 200yd as a team and QB Erik Lee was 10/14 for 169yd 2TD.
The Ags are grateful to get a winon the road against a very good team in a Rivalry game where crazy things happen.
vs Boston College ( Mogriffjr )
This was an exciting game with lots of points on the scoreboard. Boston College received the opening kick and marched down the field. The drive ended when Tony Bobo picked off a pass and returned it for 6 points. Interceptions were a problem for BC throughout the game. The Eagles quarterbacks threw a combined 5 picks, split between 3 quarterbacks. Not many passes hit the ground as BC quarterbacks finished with only 9 incomplete passes on 41 attempts. On the other side of the ball Mississippi State had a terrific offensive game and limited mistakes. Jonathan Davis had a huge day with 208 rushing yards and 67 receiving yards. He scored 4 touchdowns, including 3 touchdowns from more than 45 yards. HB Nicholas Morton scored on a late TD reception to seal the win. Michael Gibson got the start at QB and he was able to move the chains while limiting mistakes. Gibson committed 2 turnovers, but made up for the mistakes with 2 TD passes. Gibson also added 260 passing yards and 49 rushing yards.
Next up for Mississippi State is a match with #7 Arkansas. A win in that game will likely not be enough to get into BCS Championship game but could help the Bulldogs finish the season in the top 5.
Mississppi State 47
Boston College 35
Texas A&M Wins Back-to-Back National Championships
College Station, TX -- Coach Max and the Aggies have won their second BCS Crystal Ball in a row and did it in convincing fashion. Instead of the All-SEC matchup like last year, this time the Ags had to face the #1 Maryland Terps who were fresh off an ACC Championship.
The game started out with a very defensive feel. Both defenses forced a number of 1st half turnovers, but the score at halftime was only 13-0 TAMU.
The Ags opened it up in the 3rd quarter scoring 14 unanswered points to bring the score to make it 27-0 heading into the 4th. Maryland did score twice in the 4th, but it would be too little too late. The stats tell the tale of an even game made lopsided by a lot of Maryland turnovers. gg Twister18
TAMU loses a lot of Senior talent this year. It will be interesting to see if they can maintain momentum and try for 3 in a row.
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