3rd String Fr QB leads Comeback win over Beavers

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  1. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    For the first time under the HotRod regime, the Stanford Cardinal has had to deal with key injuries. This years matchup with division rival Oregon State required some heroics from a true Freshman to stay unbeaten.

    Without starting QB Joey Robison, Jon McCarthy stepped in for his first careers start. Stanford got the early lead when backup McCarthy found WR Brian McCoy for a 6 yd TD pass. The Beavers quickly answered back when Luke Roberts hooked up with Kevin Hardy for a 23 yd TD. After stopping Stanford on the next possession, Oregon State took the lead when HB Jim Burton broke off a 76 yd TD run aided by bad tackling and poor angles by Stanford defenders. Cardinal would tie the game back up early in the 2nd quarter with a long drive capped off by a 4 yd TD run by FB Tyrone Culver. The Beavers would get the ball and again work down the field giving the Stanford D trouble with the aerial attack. Roberts would throw his second TD of the game to Ray Gilbert from 17 yds out to make it 21-14 Beavers. Another solid drive by Stanford would equalize the game once thanks to Anthony Manson's 3 yd TD run. Oregon State would end the half with a FG to take a 3 point lead into the 3rd quarter.

    Both defenses stepped it up in the 3rd quarter as the only score came via Oregon St kicker Justin Ramsey who knocked in a 28 yd FG. At the end of the quarter as Stanford was threatening to score, Jon McCarthy was sacked on 3rd and goal and knocked out of the game with a concussion. This put Stanford in a bad spot at QB as they had to remove a redshirt from true freshman 74 OVR QB Julius Webster. Justin Rowe knocked in the 29 yd FG to close the deficit to 3 points early in the 4th quarter. The Beavers would once again put together an excellent drive and scored a TD to go up 10 points with 6 min left in the game and Stanford down to their 3rd string QB. The crowd in Stanford stadium was now legitimately worried their beloved Cardinal would suffer their first defeat.

    On Websters first play he was sacked. Second and third down would see a couple pass hit his receivers in the hands but be dropped after contact from Oregon State defenders. This left Stanford with 4th down and Coach HotRod decided to go for it as a last resort. Webster would find Brian Peoples for the 1st down and give the Cardinal new life. Webster would proceed to lead the offense down the field and found Brian McCoy for a 18 yd TD to close the gap to 34-31. The Stanford D, inspired by the freshman QBs great drive would stop the Beavers and get the ball back to the defense. Webster would once again lead Stanford down the field into the redzone. However they could not punch it in the endzone as the Beavers goalline D held tough. They were forced to kick the chipshot FG to tie the game with 52 seconds left in the game at 34. Oregon State would come out throwing and took a couple shots deep that were knocked down by the Stanford corners. On third down CB John West would knock down the pass going for the first down yardage and give the Stanford offense 26 seconds to get into FG range. Webster would connect with Brian Peoples for a good chunk of yards putting them into Oregon State territory. After spiking the ball to stop the clock, Webster would find Peoples wide open beating zone defense with a deep for a 48 yd game winning TD with 8 seconds left completing the comeback victory and keeping Stanford undefeated.

    It was an impressive relief performance by Freshman Julius Webster who went 11-14 for 238 yds and 2 TD in one quarter of work under pressure to lead his team back from a 10 point deficit. Fortunately starter Joey Robison will be back next week but Webster proved to be capable of answering the call if need be.

    Awesome game mboda

    Stanford Stats
    Julius Webster 11-14, 238 yds, 2 TD
    Jon McCarthy 12-27, 184 yds, TD, INT
    Anthony Manson 17 carries, 63 yds, TD
    Bryan Peoples 5 rec, 131, TD
    Brian McCoy 5 rec, 56 yds, 2 TD
    Brendan Brown 4 rec, 80 yds
    Andrew Phillips 4 rec, 67 yds
     
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  2. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    wow haha sounds like an awesome game
     
  3. jms493

    jms493 Veteran Member

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    Doesnt seem that much difference in a 70 rated QB and an 80 Rated QB
     
  4. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    The main thing you need to be careful with is the accuracy because errant throws can happen anytime. He has 82 accuracy which doesn't seem to bad but if you have to throw a deep pattern you are more likely to run into trouble. I just tried to keep it simple and was able to get some big plays reading the defense well.
     
  5. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    Stanfords reserve qb would probably start for Tennessee.
     
  6. jms493

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    yeah and the squiggles lines.....I forgot about that.
     

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