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    Daytona Beach Marauders Blog

    Week 3 vs. Troy
    Lost 52 - 17

    Troy executed the spread offense to perfection, which the Marauders were unable to stop. The Troy QB had 380 in the air when all was said and done. Although Marauder QB Paul Mason made sever poor decisions throwing into cover(3 int's), he wasn't the only one to balme as his receivers dropped 5 passes on oly 30 passing attempts. The coach should have stayed with the rushing game once he had it going. Hester had 158 yds and a score on 20 rushes. This along with holding Troy to 0 points in the 4th quarter were the lone bright spots.

    It was a mercy killing as a rivalry game started with physical play and shoving turned into a joke where the Marauders players reluctantly helped Troy players up by the end of the game. The Daytone Beach coach had mentioned at the end of the game that Troy probably could have stopped throwing in the 4th quarter when the score was 52 - 10. This should add a little full to the fire for the next time these two meet.
     
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    Daytona Beach hopes they can firm up on defense and are pumped up for a bounce-back tonight against Phoenix Pride.
     
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    Week 4

    Week 4 vs. University of Pheonix Pride (L 63-39)

    Daytona proved to have a strong offense, scoring in less than a minute into the game(mainly on the ground) with a TD pass from Paul Manson to WR Omar Gunn. Both had a great day.

    Manson- 15/26 for 312 yds and 3 TD(1 int during desparation time)
    Gunn - 5 rec. for 109 yds and 2 TD

    Daytona soon after had to abandon running as they fell further behind.

    -1st-Two TD's by the Pride's Hansen made it 14-7 after 1 and a different story.

    -2nd-A quick score by Daytona with :38 left in the half made it a managible 28-17. However, the Phoenix answered by returning the next kick-off. 35-17 at the half.

    -3rd-Each team scored once in the 3rd. 42-24

    -4th-A TD reception by Phoenix's Crowder made it a seemingly unreachable 49-24, but Daytona Safety, Burgess, picked a botched pitch 66 yds and would soon after recover an on-side kick. Following the on-side kick was yet another score from the air to give them hope. 49-39 after a successful 2-pt. conversion with more than a minute left and hoping for a miracle. Everything would fall apart only seconds after the score as Manson was picked off after throwing while being hit.

    The Pride QB was a perect 20/20. On 3rd down, they were an amazing 9-10. RB Hansen gained an impressive 184 yds and 5 TD on the ground while adding 9 catches and 79 yds.

    Coach Fruchey would later go on to say, "It's disappointing that we didn't find any answers with our defense this week. We've given up 50+ points three weeks in a row now. A few things went their(Phoenix's) way. Without that kick-off return this might have at least been closer if not a W for the Marauders. If something doesn't happen soon, heads will roll. No one's safe. Not me, no one."
     
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    Week 5

    Week 5 vs. Southern Miss. (W 49-7)

    1 2 3 4 Total
    7 0 0 0 7
    14 21 14 0 49
     
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    Week 5

    Week 5 vs. Southern Miss. (W 49-7)

    The majority of recruits were in attendence for this conference rivalry game.

    It seemed as though Daytona's defense were up to their old ways following a 15 second drive ending in a 73 yard TD reception. As Corso would say, "Not so fast my friends!" Southern Miss. would never score again. Southern Miss were intercepted 5 times and the QBwas under pressure all game long.

    Daytona's coach had this to say, "These are the kind of games you like to coach. The game was never in question after the first quarter and our only job was to run the ball and therefore, run out the clock to seal the victory."

    Offensive P.O.W. RB Rudy Hester 35 rushes 229 yds. 4 TDs

    Defensive P.O.W. CB Marlon Wesley 1 tackle and 2 ints.
     
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    Week 7

    Week 7 vs. #4 Ole Miss (L 31-7)

    Rainy weather figured to keep it closer than it should've been.

    -1st Quarter- A 4:09 minute drive is extended by a pass on 4th down when Daytona was outside their Freshman Kickers leg's range.

    -2nd Quarter- Ole Miss, driving deep into opposing territory is picked off by a DE dropping into zone rather than pass rushing.

    -3rd Quarter- Offense and defense broke down for Daytona, but they were able to keep QB pressure up and knock Jevan Snead out of the game with a sack. 24-7 at 2:29. On one drive in particular, Marauder QB, Manson missed a wide-open receiver on 3rd down for at least a 1st if not more. WTF? The Marauders could not stop Boldin, the Ole Miss RB, even with Snead out and knowing they were going to run nearly every time.

    -4th Quarter- Clearly Daytona was out for blood and looking for small moral victories as Rosario claimed the single-game sack record with 4 and Whitmore tied the previous record with 3.

    The Marauder coach later made the following statement: "We just could not stop the Ole Miss running game. Boldin would still get 5 yards, even after being cought behind the line of scrimmage. A 31-7 loss to the #4 team in the country is spectacular considering how inept our defense has been this season.

    Offensive P.O.W - TE Donte Davenport - 5 receptions 43 yards

    Defensive P.O.W - DE Carlos Rosario - 8 tackles, 6 for loss, 4 sacks
    DT Anthony Whitmore - 7 tackles, 4 for loss, 3 sacks
     
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    Week 8

    Week 8 vs. Marshall (W 41-21)

    The marauders offense was clicking on all cylinders this week. QB Paul Manson turned in a great game (15-18 211 yds. with 1 TD), but the true bane of Marshall during this game was the Daytona rushing attack. Both 1st and 2nd string rushers, Hester and Alfred, had over 100 yds. on 18 carries each.

    Although they quelled the Marauder pass rushing attack, Marshall was only able to muster 14 offensive points. This game really wasn't as close as the score indicates. The Daytona 2nd team offense was on the field in the 3rd quarter,

    Offensive P.O.W. - Rudy Hester 175 yds. on 18 rushes & 3 TD's
    Defensive P.O.W. - Carlos Rosario - 6 tackles, 4TFL, 1 sack
     
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    Week 9

    Week 9 vs. UTEP (W 50 -31)

    UTEP led early in the third quarter, but Daytona Beach stuck with the running game and their defense came together. Daytona Beach score 27 point in the 4th quarter as UTEP's run defense eroded, despite trying to run out the clock. The Marauders keep clicking when it counts, deep in the conference schedule.

    Offensive P.O.W. - RB Rudy Hester - 28 att. for 267 yds. and 4 TD's.
    Defensive P.O.W. - DT Anthony Whitmore - 6 tackles, 4 TFL's, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble
     
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    Week 11

    Week 11 vs Memphis (W 49 - 41)

    The first thing coach ShortBusStud said when coming off the field was, "Normally I'd be beaming and tell you how glad I am that we scored 49 points. But we needed that many just to win the game."

    The Daytona Beach defense was terrible. About half of the 5 pass deflections they had should have been picked off. 398 yds for memphis in the air, most of which were thrown into seemingly good coverage by one or even two defensive backs, is unforgivable. The DB's did not make plays and with the exception of Rosario, the Marauders could not get an effective pass rush going. This secondary needs to get better in the next couple years for them to continue to be competitive.

    Offensive P.O.W. - QB Paul Manson - 361 yds, 6 TD(set team single game record), i int.
    Defensive P.O.W. - DE Carlos Rosario - 8 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks
     
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    Week 12

    Week 12 vs. ECU (W 35 -28)

    Only some small glimmers of hope in the first half of this game. Daytona only gave up 14 points. Although ECU threw all over them and Daytona couldn't tackle, the Marauders did pick a couple passes off. Halftime score was 14-14.

    In the third quarter, Daytona was driving deep into Pirate territory when Rudy Hester fumbled in the endzone and it was recovered and taken back for a touchback. ECU quickly scored on the next pass, but Rudy Hester redeemed himself by running the following kick back for paydirt to keep the game tied.

    With 3:00 left in the forth quarter and the score tied at 28, ECU was on a time consuming drive still on their own side of the field. An option pitch hit DE Rosario and he picked it up. The Marauders ran the ball effectively and scored with only 48 seconds left for ECU to try and tie. 4 downs later, Daytona only had to kneel the ball to seal the deal.

    Offensive P.O.W. - HB Rudy Hester - 116 yds. 2TD & 1 return TD.
    Defensive P.O.W. - ROLB Albert MEade - 5 tkle & 1 int.
     
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    Good win man! Best of luck in the C-USA title game, and in whatever bowl game you end up in.
     
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    Thanks!

    I think I've finally figured this game out. Beginning of the season was hell, but now the wins are coming.
     
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    Week 13

    Week 13 vs. Killearn (L 45 - 14)

    Killearn set the pace for the game as they scored on the openning kickoff. The rest of the game went about like that as well.

    Of course Daytona being Daytona, their D couldn't tackel anybody. This time the offense had it's share of problems as well though. Rudy Hester fumbled twice after being hit hard and Manson threw 2 Ints.

    Killearn HB Gleen Quagmire ran 30 times for 200 yards. Let's hope ShortBusStud is recruiting some talent on defense because they need all the help they can get.

    "When teams get ahead of us early, our offense can't catch them if our defense can't keep them from scoring. No one deserves to be player of the week so I'm not naming on. We've got a long way to go. The boys'll be running lots of stairs in preparation for the C-USA championship game against Lamar.
     
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    Season 1: Hawaii Bowl

    Hawaii Bowl vs. Phoenix (L 56-28)

    What do you get when one of the worst defenses in college football meets the Heisman Trophy winner? Give up? A 56-28 loss to U. of Phoenix Pride. Seriously, Daytona knew Hansen was getting the ball, they put 8 guys in the box and he still gained 5 yards after being hit at the line-of-scrimmage. Hansen had 130 yds just after the first hit.

    Phoenix was fortunate to get 2 turnovers very early and score after each one. One was off a fumble by QB Manson after he took off to run and the other came on an interception by Manson. Up 14-0, Daytona could not get the Pride to punt and although they were matching them score for score in the second and third quarter, they could not catch up.

    Offensive P.O.W. - HB Rudy Hester - 15 carries, 123 yds, 2 TD's
    Defensive P.O.W. - ROLB Albert Meade - 6 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack
     
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    With the signing of 2 FB's in the off-season, the Daytona Beach University Marauders announce that they are switching their playbook. Their new playbook is designed after what North Carolina is doing. Coach ShortBusStud said he plans to focus more on the run this year. They lose a great quarterback in Manson and are left only with just barely servicable quarterbacks and a well stocked, but young, stable of runningbacks.
     

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