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Conference Championship Week, Season 3

Discussion in 'Chompion's League' started by Spayer419, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Spayer419

    Spayer419 Walk On

    Jun 23, 2012
    Jandy, Cy and I started with the most championship-ready programs when we picked teams. From a commissioner's perspective its great to see that none of us are in the conference championship games this weekend. Also, 4 of the 5 users in the games this weekend have never advanced this far, which is also cool. Good luck!

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  2. Jbek

    Jbek Walk On

    Oct 1, 2011
    #?? Penn State vs. #12 Wisconsin
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    -Live from Toledo, OH

    It's a splendid fall day here in Big Ten country, and spirits are high over brats and brews in anticipation for a great day of college football. Coming to a close is the 2015 regular season, a season epitomizing the pageantry and parody
    which makes these games so great. The nation is eager to see the outcome of this Conference Championship week, as there still exists plenty of confusion in the national polls. Penn State is ranked #3 in the BCS, but is in contention with several one loss teams in the three super conferences. The media seems to favor the Nittany Lions, giving them a #2 ranking behind consensus #1 undefeated Arkansas. But the coaches see things differently, giving them the #7 ranking behind three SEC teams.

    Five of the top six teams are in fighting for conference titles this week; so it is truly anyone's guess to how it all plays out. Some experts say that the winner of the SEC Championship is locked in to the BCS title game. LSU had just lost to Arkansas by a touchdown, but a win in the rematch game could propel them to #2. The winner of the PAC 12 championship has a chance to lock in the other spot, but some argue that if Stanford loses and Penn State wins, Penn State will stay ahead of USC and play in the National championship. Pundits argue that Texas A&M will be jumped by USC, Penn State, and LSU if they all win their conference matchups.


    Wisconsin has drastically improved following a depressing 5-7 season in 2014. The play of the Badger quarterbacks has been the key element to their revival, as Joel Stave has put up solid numbers and has taken much better care of the ball. Their offense revolves around the electricity and motor of halfback Melvin Gordon, who has scored 18 tds and averaged over 100 yards a game. They boast a solid defense which ranks high in run defense and scoring defense. There is no disagreement in their ranking; in all three major polls they hold the #12 spot. If they can contain the potent Nittany Lion air attack and manage the game as they have throughout the season, they have a good chance at a victory and a chance in the Rose bowl and a top 5 finish. ​

    Penn State has consistently shut down opposing rushing attacks. Led by a beastly squad of Linebackers, the Nittany Lion defense is confident in there ability to tame the Badger ground game. The talk of State College, Junior Quarterback Christian Hackenberg has shattered school records this season, in part to the emergence of receiving super hero Paw Jones. The freshman receiver is the front-runner for the Biletnikoff award, and has 15 Touchdowns and 1105 yards on just 55 catches. It will be a great matchup against a respectable Wisconsin secondary. Wisconsin won by a touchdown in the two teams last meeting in 2013.

    So enjoy your CFB Saturday, and good luck to all.
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  3. Spayer419

    Spayer419 Walk On

    Jun 23, 2012
    My predictions:

    B1G: I've got Wisconsin-Penn State in a monumental win for the Badger's program. Penn State's got its sights set on a potential national title, but Wisconsin is focused on proving its program is back and on the rise.

    SEC: It's tough to win twice in a row against anyone, let alone your one-loss rival. This game is, in my opinion, the semifinal for the national title. Arkansas advances as Alex Collins wraps up the trophy he should have one a year ago, the Heisman.

    Pac 12: I'll always pick user > cpu, so Stanford
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  4. Antonio T.

    Antonio T. Walk On

    Jul 1, 2012
    RB Remound Wright dives in the end zone after a 58 yard score in the 2nd half vs USC


    Cardinal blow by Trojans for PAC-12 title, look to possible National Championship Game
    Palo Alto, CA - The USC Trojans and the Stanford Cardinal were the first and second overall in the nation in total offense. Many prognosticators predicted a high-scoring affair. Fortunately for the Cardinal, it was their offense and defense that showed up in the PAC-12 title game. Stanford's offense ran off 35 points between the 2nd and third quarters, and the defense held the #1 scoring team in the nation to 7 points on offense, as Stanford (12-1) rolled USC (11-2) 45-14. Evan Crower would throw for 303 yards and two scores and Barry Sanders Jr ran for 116 yards and a score. Sanders Jr. also had 100 receiving yards including a 77-yard score caught by video to end the first half.

    Stanford took the opening kickoff and went right down the field, buoyed by the passing of Crower. Sanders Jr would pinch it in from six yards out to give the Cardinal the lead. USC would march quickly into the red-zone, led by the passing of Max Wittek. The Stanford defense would hold and stop USC on 4th and-1 on the 6 to kill the drive. Sanford would again methodically move all the way down-field, as the 94-yard drive was capped by a Charlie Hopkins score and a 14-0 lead. Both defenses would then stifle drive until the wacking ending of the half which produced 21 points in 16 seconds. First, TE Luke Kaumatule would be uncovered for a 12-yard score to make it 21-7. Nelson Agholor would return the ensuing kickoff 101 yards to close the score to 21-14, followed by Sanders Jr. catch an run to open up to 28-14 at the half.

    The Stanford defense won the Cardinal this game, repeatedly getting pressure on Wittek. The D would register five sacks, led by DE Asuz Shittu, who would have his greatest game as a Cardinal, registering four sacks. RB Remound Wright would break the game open, going on a 55-yard jaunt on the first play after a punt to push the lead to 35-14. A Big hit by Shittu on Wittek (captured on video) would lead to a fumble and a scoop and score from CB Casey Carroll from 26 yards out and the celebration was on to close the third quarter.

    The Cardinal are now in a prime position to represent the PAC-12 in the national title game. Ranked #2 in the BCS, the almost have certainly punched their ticket. But who will they play. #1 Arkansas faces #5 LSU for the second straight game. #3 Texas A&M hangs in the looms. If the Razorbacks win, it will certainly be them in the game. If Arkansas loses, will LSU jump the Aggies and move to #2? Or will the voters side with the Aggies, who not only play in the same conference as LSU, but would not be the conference champion? Or Will Arkansas drop only one spot (Not likely). Stay tuned.
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  5. MrWitness36

    MrWitness36 Walk On

    Mar 1, 2012
    Atlanta, Ga- LSU Tigers earns another win in a exciting game of the week matchup vs #1 Arkansas. Highly anticipated rematch after a rival week lost 21-14 a couple weeks back. Heisman hopeful Alex Collins and thered hot razorbacks are steaming ahead with a high power rushing attack. Junior MLB Ronnie Fist rising star for the Tigers comments " He's a great athlete we just have to keep him contained".
    Tigers first drive was smooth with good play coming from Senior Qb Rivers. Hill was helping a lot moving the ball better than the week 13 matchup at Arkansas. The drive ended with a 5 yard touchdown pass from Rivers to Dural. Arkansas had a nice drive but stingy defense forced a punt. Strong legs from Hill ran the ball down the field helping the offense to control the clock. Redzone offense continued with hot hands of Rivers throwing to a unusual target FB Patterson for a wide open 7 yard pass to put the Tigers up 14-0 late in the 2nd. Arkansas wasn't out the picture yet 2 min offense got down field to get a quick fg from Holt going into the half down by 11.
    Second half was a defensive struggle on both sides. Rivers manage to throw 2 ints after a great first half start. Arkansas had qb issue's both Darby and Allen had thrown a combined 3 ints. Anthony Patterson finds the endzone again for the Tigers final touchdown this game 1 yard rush. Alex Collins Heisman runners up got his rushing td with a 7 yard run. Tigers had a couple more possessions bit nothing big happened as they continued to run the clock out.


    RIVERS 14/19 145 YDS 2 TD 2 INT
    HILL 28 ATT 124 YDS 0 TD

    DARBY 8/17 113 YDS 1 INT
    COLLINS 13 ATT 78 YDS 1 TD

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