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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -- BYE -- Week 1 Report
Shreveport, LA -- All is quiet in Louisiana. Tech have filled the recruiting board to the MAX, and offered up apartments, free tattoos, spare lung or kidney if ever needed, and unlimited download content for COD to all reruits who give our program a chance. Two have drank the Kool-Aid...well...not really, they wanted to come to the University, so a free ride for 4 years was all they needed to sign the letter of intent.
As for the current roster....practice, practice, practice. We got a good scrimmage in against the National Champs, and made them throw in the towel! A boost to our confidence no doubt. We will be ready for Army when they come to town next week for our season opener. There will be no mercy, no foot off the pedal.... Hopefully, we can put a performance that will lock down the visiting recruits.
East Carolina Pirates - Week 1: Bye
With a week 1 bye, the East Carolina coaches spent their time on the road recruiting. They made a lot of interesting visits and are excited about some of the interest being shown. Three star TE Courtney Henderson has been the first recruit to commit of the 2012 season. Henderson is projected as a blocking TE. With the Pirates looking to improve their run game, he should be a good fit.
The Pirates will open their season next week hosting Baylor on Sept. 1st with a 3:30 kick off. ECU expects to be playing a lot of Nickel defense against the Bears to defense the spread.
Colorado State 41 Marshall 16
After an interception on Marshalls first drive of the year by Colorado State senior safety Austin Gray the Rams immediately capitalized when RB Chris Nwoke was able to plow in from 1 yard out to go up 7-0.
After a few punts both by teams and a couple TD passes from Rams QB Grayson to WR Greenwood the Rams found themselves up 21-0. Things didn’t look good and that was before Marshall starting QB Rakeem Cato hurt himself on a scramble. He ended up returning to the game after missing two quarters. It was evident the Marshall offense was different without Cato at the helm.
The Rams defense was able to slow down the passing game and if not for a 59 yard score by the Thundering Herds standout junior running back Tron Martinez. That score pulled the home team to within 21-7. That was as close as they would get.
Both teams would tack on some field goals but it was the Rams who would put on a few more TDs before winning the game 41-16.
This was a great start to the season for the Rams. They are happy to go on the road and get a win, but their focus immediately turns to next weeks game. A battle with in state rival Colorado.
Steady rain didn't keep the Wolfpack from pulling off a huge upset in Nashville today as Nevada upended Vanderbilt 32 to 24 in Nashville. The Wolfpack were barely holding on 25 to 24 when TB Stefphon Jefferson burst for a 24 yard touchdown during what should have been a clock killing drive to put the final nail in the coffin for the Commodores. Jefferson ran for 93 yards most of them in that last drive on 22 carries. Nevada QB Cody Fajardo was 12 of 23 for 324 yards and four touchdowns. To quote Coach Rob...."he was as good as advertised."
Golden Eagles soar past UMassHattiesburg, Mississippi- Southern Miss Football got started this year with a solid victory over UMass 35-6. Both teams appeared to shake off some early season jitters.
Southern Miss quarterback Arsenio Favor was hit and fumbled while scrambling to halt Southern Miss' first drive. Both teams lacked any offensive fluidity and the first touchdown of the game came from the special teams. Explosive return man Tracy Lampley received the punt and found a seam for a 67 yard touchdown.
UMass tacked on their first points of the game with a 20 yard field goal to make it 7-3. Here the Golden Eagles got on a roll. Favor found a streaking Dominique Sullivan down the sideline 40 seconds later. After another stop, Lampley scored his second of four touchdowns on teh day with a middle screen. Lampley did a masterful job evading tacklers and taking it in for a 21-3 lead. A poor punt by UMass after another three and out gave the Golden Eagles good field position and Lampely smoked his man on a play action corner with only 11 seconds left in the half. 28-3 Golden Eagles on top at half time.
The third quarter saw a much slower game with both teams trying to establish their running games. UMass got their final points of the day with another field goal 28-6. Three minutes later player of the game Tracy Lampley scored his fourth touchdown on a slant. Lampely had 5 touches today, four of which were touchdowns. Southern Miss intercepted a pass in the red zone and ran out the clock.
A good win for the Golden Eagles but much must be improved if they want to compete against Nebraska next week. Particularly in establishing the running game. UMass missed three field goals and simply couldn't get it going or stop Lampley.
Player of the game Tracey Lampley. four catches 156 yards, three touchdowns 1 punt return touchdown.
1ST DOWNS 8 143rd down conversions 3/10 7/184th down conversions 1/1 0/0TOTAL OFFENSE 331 313PASSING YARDS 255 248Completions/Attempts 8/16 21/43Yards Per Attempt 15.9 5.8RUSHING YARDS 76 65Rushing Attempts 29 25Yard Per Rush 2.6 2.6PENALTIES-YARDS 0-0 1-10TURNOVERS 3 2Fumbles Lost 1 0Interceptions Thrown 2 2POSSESSION 14:46 14:41Next Week: #19 Nebraska
A rough one for the Rebels, as they traveled to play the Miami of Ohio Redhawks. Our triple option was practically mute, and we lost the game 17-10. Aside from one drive, I didn't have much success with them keying in on the run. Caleb Harring, QB, got stuffed many a time behind the line of scrimmage, which as we know, is pretty detrimental to the option game. They held us to under 200 yards of offense, so our fantastic defensive performance was all for not.
Rough one man, I couldn't get anything running with my qb either
Sorry don't fully understand the gif?
Lol it was probably just because the black text over the grey background, a little hard to read. saw is in another OD with me here at the site, and he's been put in charge to troll our forums. So everyone say hi sawemoff
Air Force dominates in season opener 35-0
In what many expected to be a close game, Air Force blanked UTSA 35-0. This game was all about the Air Force defense and senior QB Connor Dietz.
Air Force's defense was rock solid today, allowing under 150 yards total offense. Senior OLB Alex Means had a spectacular game, recording 6 tackles, 2 sacks, and an interception. Junior CB Chris Miller also had 5 tackles and an interception.
Air Force's passing attack was weak but the Falcons' ground game more than made up for the lack of passing. Led by senior QB Connor Dietz and senior HB Wes Cobb Air Force racked up over 350 yards rushing. Senior QB Conner Dietz threw for 9-13 for 69 yards and 2 interceptions, but also rushed for 199 yards on 20 carries and 3 touchdowns. Wes Cobb rushed for 107 yards on 13 carries.
Play of the Game: Early 3rd quarter the game was still close, with Air Force leading 14-0. After UTSA gave up the ball away on a turnover, Air Force quickly capitalized with QB Connor Dietz taking the option read for a 70-yard TD.
Coach Josh B was very happy with this week's performance and is hoping for a similar outcome next week vs Eastern Michigan.
Alright folks this one is going to boggle the mind...
Fresno State Escapes trip to Jonesboro, AK with Win
Isaiah Burse jumping into end zone after 71 TD reception (see online for video) In a game that saw Fresno State take the opening drive and score on a simple out route by Isaiah Burse that went for 71 yards; this game was dominated by the defenses. Fresno State took it's second drive into Arkansas State's redzone and saw Carr throw an interception in the endzone. The Buldogs were able to limit the Red Wolves to 175 of total offense though. The ASU Red Wolves would be kicked out of TSO if they were a user team as 90% of their offense seemed to be draw plays in a hurry up offense. Derek Carr, FSU's star quarterback, went down in the 2nd quarter thus ending the threat through the air for the Bulldogs. It is unknown how much time he is going to miss, but in an ironic turn of events, I had to restart my game due to a freeze in which D. Carr was also hurt. In the froozen game he was injured for 3 weeks so Coach will have to wait until he gets back to the training staff to find out the extent of the injury (unless someone can get on thier console and tell Coach for him ). Somehow the EA game server awarded the safety in the closing minutes to Arkansas State when in fact those two points should have been awarded to Fresno. "I hope this is not a change in the rulebook everyone missed this year" exclaimed the Coach, "That would be a terrible mistake." Game Ball: Tyler Davison - 4 tkls, 2 sacks, FF Win for Fresno StateLoss for Arkansas State & EA Sports online
Hahaha, that's really strange.
Colorado State nips in-state rival Colorado 30-28
In what was a great finish, the CSU Rams upended the Buffaloes from Boulder, Colorado by two points. A safety in the game by CSU LB Shaquil Barrett in the third quarter proved to be the difference in the game.
The two teams started off by trading possessions and scores in a close game. CU capitalized on a INT from SS Ray Polk when sophmore running back Tony Jones found the endzone from 3 yards out. CSU's offense started to pick up the pace midway through the second quarter when Garrett Grayson found TE Crockett Gillmore from 9-yards out. It was on the next possession that Grayson then found Lee Greenwood for a score from 19 yards to give the Rams the 1 score lead with just 23 sec left in the half. CU ended up tying the game before halftime however on a 74 yard scamper from Jones.
The game shifted on the third quarter safety. It was on the ensuing offensive drive from CSU that they opened up the lead on Greenwood's second TD of the day, this time a 61 yard bomb, on a called screen pass play. Greenwood was seen by Grayson flying down the sideline uncovered and hit him in stride for an easy score.
After Jones 3rd score of the day for the Buffaloes, CSU again found themselves up by 2 scores after a Graysons 4th TD pass of the game, this one going to wideout Thomas Coffman.
With 1 minute left in the game down by 9 points, CU hustled down the field to find themselves looking at the goaline on a 4th down, when QB Nick Hirschman hit WR Jeffery Thomas for the score.
CSU still comfortable, didn't recover the onside kick setting up CU with a possibilty to steal the game with :12 left, down by 2 points and needing to drive about 30 yards to kick a FG.
However, after a first down completion up the middle of the field stopped the clock with :01, CU inexplicably called for a spike. Ending the game on a spiked football is not the way CSU wanted to win the game, but they will take the "W" and move on knowing that they need to improve if they want to compete with some of the more difficult teams on their schedule.
Army's No Huddle, QB Option gets smothered by La Tech's Defense
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs VS Army Black Knights -- Week 2 Recap
Shreveport, LA --On a Rainy, humid summer day at Joe Aillet Stadium, The Bulldogs prepared to open their season against the Black Knights. After a good week of preparation, the coaching staff felt that they were more than ready for Army. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The game started with back and forth, back and forth. Tech struggled to sustain a drive while Army lit them up with a No Huddle, QB Option Offense. Luckily, the Defense was able to bunker down and get stops and hold them to just a field goal after one quarter of play. The shenanigans continued throughout the 2nd quarter, but Tech was able to get a couple of big plays against the suspect, overly aggressive Black Knight Defense. The crowd of maybe, 9,000 students, had little to cheer for. Quinton Patton had dropped numerous passes, and Hunter Lee constantly being shut down. Starting Senior QB Colby Cameron eventually hooked up with Lee on a pass in the flat, that went to the house, due to the CB attempting to pick off the pass and missing, plus a hell of a block by Wideout Quinton Patton on the Safety to spring him.
Hunter Lee HB #36 51 yard TD from Colby Cameron QB #10 (Matt Nelson K #33 kick) Army would come right back and score, regaining the lead. Back and forth for the rest of the quarter, with Army scoring last and going into half with a 17 - 14 lead.Coach CT was livid at the lack of effort on D, and the fact that O couldn't consistently run the west Coast Offense that he had just implemented. He decided, that maybe a QB changed would be needed. Before heading out to the tunnel, Senior Safeties Chad Boyd and Jame Johnson gave an inspiring speech to the Defense, pretty much calling for a gut check. The two came out and not only talked the talk, they walked the walk, combing for 18 total tackles, 6 for losses, and a sack.
Chad Boyd lays the wood to Steelman for a sack The Defense wasn't the the ones who stepped up. Coach CT's QB changed proved to be what was needed. Cameron, a scrambler, wasn't comfortable in the pocket all day, but Troy Hakmi was. He came in and lit up the secondary for 225 yards on 10 attempts. His energy was infectious as others emerged and stepped. None bigger than Senior WR David Jones, who caught his second TD pass from Hakmi. As Defense stepped the intensity and figured out that Army was running the same damn formation, with the same damn play, it became elementary. They shut them out the second half, with the exception of a hail mary prayer late in the fourth. Hakmi continued to connect with multiple targets throughout the second half, throwing two TD tosses, one even to superstar Wideout and Captain Quinton Patton.
Quinton Patton WR #4 12 yard TD from Tarik Hakmi QB #3 (Matt Nelson K #33 kick) After the game, Coach CT stopped to briefly address the Shreveport media. When asked, what he took away from the game, Coach CT simple stated "Sim beats Cheese anyday, got to go, Colorado State's up next, goodnight and goodluck"
ECU's Defense Holds on in Shootout to win 38-31
In a rain soaked game, the Pirates held on for dear life to defeat the Baylor Bears. It seemed like the only time each team scored was when the other did. As seen below, the team statistics were nearly identical. Here were some key points in the game:
ECU's Paulk with an INT the second play of the game
7yd TD run by Hunt (7-0 ECU)
Baylor responds very next play 68 yard TD pass to T. Williams (7-7)
ECU repsonds 3 minutes later with a 10 yard TD pass to Bodnheimer (14-7 ECU)
Baylor's Fllorence keeps the ball on a speed option play and takes it 57 yards for a TD (14-14)
Rio Johnson hits J. Hardy on a quick slant for a 10 yard TD pass (21-14)
Balylor marches right now the field and scores on a TD pass to Goodley (21-21)
Half Time (21-21)
Baylor opens the 3rd quarter holding ECU to a 3 and out and scores 2 minutes into the half to go up 28-21)
Baylor then went up 10 points with a 51 yard field goal that barely squeezed in the uprights
ECU looked dead in the water after stalling on 2 straight drives, but their defense held tough forcing two Baylor punts
ECU than went on the score the next 3 scores with the biggest going to A. Bodenheimer on a 57 yard post route that he took to the house to get them the lead for good
Baylor had the ball down 7 with a minute left, but the ECU defense backs held on to close out the big win
Just noticed the C-USA logo on the field for the bulldogs...gangsta
Let's see 'em!
FIU Win Inaugural CUSA Game
FIU 18 Tulsa 13
The FIU Panthers started their 2012 season with a big win away, at Tulsa. The Panthers, who are competing in CUSA for the first time, beat the Golden Hurricane 18-13.
FIU got off to an early start with an interception on Tulsa's opening drive of the game. FIU had trouble dealing with the stingy Tulsa Defense. FIU had to settle for two FGs in the first half. The Panthers also played tough defense as they held the high powered Tulsa offense to just a touchdown in the opening half. Tulsa did not score until there were 0:30 left in the half.
The two offenses finally opend up in the second half, as both teams made the proper halftime adjustments. It was the FIU Panther's who scored first with a 29 yard TD pass from Sophmore QB Jake Medlock to TE Joey Harris.
Tulsa answered the FIU strike with an arial attack of their own, just minutes later. WR Jordan James scored on a 9 yard reception from QB Cody Green.
With the Golden Hurricane up 12-13, the Panther's surprised the Tulsa crowd with a 41 yard TD pass that saw WR Clenn Coleman take it in for 6. The panther's took the lead with 4:24 left in the game.
Tulsa had one more shot to win the game, but the Panther defense was up for the challenge and caused the turnover on downs, with Tulsa in the redzone, attempting the game winning TD.
Air Force surprises EMU with a 45-20 victory!
In what turned out to be a wild game with many scores the Air Force Falcons come out of Eastern Michigan with the win.
The game opened up with EMU's senior QB Alex Gillet driving his team down the field for a quick field goal. Then after a quick three and out by Air Force, EMU marched down the field for a touchdown, going up 10-0. After a couple punts by both teams Air Force manages to put together a strong drive but falls short on a 3rd down run and settles for a field goal. Shortly before the half Air Force gets the ball back and strings together a long drive capped by a rushing touchdown by QB Connor Dietz.
Going into the half tied 10-10 Air Force coach rallied his team letting them know that despite coming into today's game as the underdog, Air Force could stick with EMU and should win this game. The Falcons listened to their coach's words.
To open the second half Air Force drove the ball for 75 yards, without a single pass, and scored a quick touchdown to go up 17-10. On the ensuing kickoff EMU junior HB Javonti Green returned the kick for a 99-yard TD to tie the game at 17-17. Air Force quickly answered with two more touchdown drives and EMU added in a field goal, bringing the score to 31-20 going into the fourth quarter.
Opening up the fourth quarter EMU QB Alex Gillet pitched an errant ball on an option play and Air Force LB Alex Means capitalized, picking off the pitch and returning 22 yards for the score, bringing AF's lead to 38-20. On EMU's next possession, down by 18, Alex Gillet knew something had to be done and quick. Trying to bring his team back within reach of the game he was recklessly throwing the ball down field and AF junior SS Anthony Wooding intercepted the ball and returned it for a 36-yard TD to seal the game at 45-20.
Player of the game: AF senior QB Connor Dietz only needed to throw the ball 5 times today, but he rushed for 133 yards on 25 carries, including 3 TDs.
Senior HB Wes Cobb rushed for 171 yards on 25 carries and to lead Air Force's defense, SS Anthony Wooding had 7 tackles with an interception return for a TD and LB Alex Means had 7 tackles with a fumble return for a TD.
Air Force coach Josh B was thrilled with his team's performance today. Despite quickly going down 10-0 Air Force managed to pull off a huge win. The Falcons will be hosting UNLV w/ user Nickel Pleez next week in what should be a great game.
Looks like a helluva game between you two. Congratulations on the first User v User victory in ATG history.
ECU Survives Another Shootout 42-40
ECU barely hangs on to beat Memphis after a record setting day for Memphis QB Jacob Karam who completed 25 of his 37 attempts for 432 yards. ECU didn't have an answer for the Memphis no huddle spread. Drops by the Memphis WRs were the only way the offense was stopped. Memphis running back Jerrell Rhodes also rushed for 175 yards on the ground. The ECU defense needs to turn it around really quick to help the offensive side of the ball, which had a great game.
ECU QB Rio Johnson threw for 296 yards with 2 TDs and zero INTs. He was very efficient and kept drives moving to keep ECU in the game. The MVP of the game though was Junior RB Torrance Hunt for ran for 204 yards on 12 carries. He averaged almost 13 yards a carry to go with his 2 TDs. He also missed almost the entire first half with an injury. If it wasn't for his production on the ground, ECU would be 1-1 right now.
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