Game Summaries - 2015

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  1. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

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    Week 1

    Mississippi State 49 - ECU 21

    The Good

    * The decision to start J.J. Pruitt looked like a wise choice based on week 1 performance. Pruitt passed for 296 yards and 4 TD, and rushed for 21 yards and a TD.

    * Todd Martin performed well as the slot reciver catching 5 passes for 104 yards. He doesn't have great speed but is a solid route runner and solid pass catcher. The quarterbacks also did a good job spreading out the passes. There were 12 receivers with at least 1 reception and 4 players caught TD passes.

    * The starting defense only allowed 7 points in the first half and freshman Grant Martinez racked up 2 sacks. Also saw contribution from freshman Quincy Reid who picked off a pass. There is some areas of improvement needed on this side but was happy to see the freshman make an early contribution.

    The Not so Good

    * The run game is expected to carry this team but the top 2 backs struggled in this game. ECU is the worst defense we will face so this could be a big problem. Starter Derrick Milton managed just 23 yards on 6 carries, and most of that came on 1 run. He will need to get more carries and be more productive in future games.

    * The quarterbacks threw a combined 3 picks on 32 total attempts. Pruitt was picked off once while backup Jamil Golden threw 2 picks. We wanted to see what Golden could bring to the team, but he was disappointing in week 1.

    * The backup defense is a big concern, ECU racked up most of their yards against the B-squad. QB Cody Keith finished with 393 yards against the MSU defense. He is a solid QB but pass defense was expected to be an area of strength for the Bulldogs. Starting free safety Taveze Clahoun grabbed an INT and tied for team lead in tackles, but he also missed several tackles. Calhoun was one of the few starters who played the entire game.

    * The kick and punt teams are going to be a problem for MSU this season. Neither kicker has great leg power and we will not see many touchbacks this season. Kickoff coverage was good but not great for MSU. The long return for ECU on 7 kicks was 27 yards.
     
  2. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Texas A&M beat up on Tech

    Brandon Williams didnt get over 100yd but still played a great game. Trey Williams was the home-run hitter in this one, breaking off huge gains running the ball.

    Mike Evans got his targets and turned in an excellent game.

    #1 CB Junior Joe Huffman had 4 picks in this game! He has jumped into the Heisman discussion along with Williams and Evans.

    Manziel and Henry both played really well at QB. I even got the #3 QB involved... He is more of a scrambler but has a very accurate arm. He came in and ran the read option with success.

    (RS)Freshman RB Randy Brown saw the field for the first time in his A&M career, rushing twice for 11yd and TD. He came in as a more natural WR prospect, but his size warranted a look at RB. He looked a lot better than he has in practices.

    The defense was ridiculous with the amount of turnovers they forced. I dont think I've ever had that many picks against a CPU team before... lets hope that holds up against Maryland next week.
     
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    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    27-24


    Fayetteville, AR -- Any time the #1 team in the land comes to town it is a big deal. When the #1 team is also one of your biggest rivals, it makes it huge. This game was big for both sides as they share a division, recruiting grounds, and were both undefeated heading into the contest.

    The Ags would strike first about 4min into the opening quarter on a quick-hit to Mike Evans. Evans ran a quick out against lax single-coverage and Manziel placed the ball perfectly. Evans did the rest of the work making a nice cut upfield that sent his defender careening out of bounds before housing it. TAMU would hit a FG to take a 10-pt lead before Arkansas would respond with a TD.

    Texas A&M would come back with a TD of their own and Arky could only manage a FG in response making it 17-10 with 0:24 left in the half. That proved to be too much time for TAMU, and Manziel led them on a drive into FG range. Johnny really played lights out in this game and on this drive especially. He was shucking tackles in the pocket like Ben Rapistburger before completing passes. TAMU was able to move the ball enough to kick a FG as the half expired, and that would end up the difference in this game.

    The Hogs connected on a number of deep balls in this game that kept drives alive and got them into scoring position. Coupling their success through the air with a steady running game, Arkansas was able to win the second half 14-7, but Texas A&M's defense came through in a big way. QB Brandon Allen was intercepted 3 times and the Ags needed every single one of them to win.

    Late in the game, Coach Max made a questionable call. There was little time left, and up 3 points he elected to punt even though he was well within his kicker's range. There was some logic behind it, but the punt was shanked. Instead of the Razorbacks being pinned deep in their own territory, they ended up with the ball right around the 25 yd line. Coach Max might as well have taken the 3 points and made them go for the TD! Luck and time would be on Coach Max's side though, as the Hogs had no timeouts and a long way to go. Despite having success with the deep pass for most of the game, Allen took one chance too many and heaved a 50yd jump ball that TAMU true Sophomore CB James Coe came down with, sealing the road-win.

    GG Twister18 If I dont get all three of those picks you probably pull this one out!

    Manziel
    13/16 295yd 2TD

    Williams
    15ATT 109yd 1TD

    David Walker
    4REC 141yd 1TD
     
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  4. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    So uh.... Yeah. We're not doing so hot in this department this year. It all starts with me... I've fallen off bigtime on content. I intend to get back into the swing of things, here's a summary of my user games.


    WEEK 5 - Virginia 16, Georgia Tech 9

    Had a great game with smlVICTORIES53 that was a typical defensive slugfest that we hung on to win. The teams split 22 first downs evenly, and each had under 250 yards. The difference in the game was QB Leigh Austin's struggles as he threw 3 interceptions. The game was tied 6-6 after three quarters. Georgia Tech kicked a 45-yard FG to take the lead... But that was when our offense finally got untracked as we completed a pair of 25+ yard passes which led to a 1-yard TD plunge by Kenny Bailey. After an INT, we kicked a FG a couple minutes later with the clock winding down to secure the win.

    There's a pretty good highlight of my HB Kenny Bailey breaking tackles (they were going for the strip and hilarity ensued as Bailey refused to go down.
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    WEEK 8 - Virginia 24, Boston College 34

    After a disappointing game in which they got undressed by defending champ Maryland, Boston College and Mogriffjr needed a win in a bad way to avoid a 3rd loss on the young season. They played like a team with their backs to the wall in this one! With the game tied 3-3 after the first quarter, Mo made an astute observation throwing over the top in 1-on-1 coverage his 6-6 WR against my 5'9 cornerback. That resulted in an easy catch and touchdown giving them the lead and huge MO (no punt intended).

    Virginia fought back to tie the game at 10 apiece with a 5-yard TD pass, but Boston College completed another pass over the top to Jeremy Grant against the smallish corner. It's then that we burned the redshirt on a bigger/faster CB and were able to finally get that situation under control. That second lob led to a 29-yard screen pass for a TD that gave BC the lead. They had the ball going into the second half but we stopped them. We had the ball and were driving and in range for points when Kenny Bailey got ragdolled and BC returned the resulting fumble 88 yards for a score.

    There was just too much bad shit happening in this game to overcome. The fumble notwithstanding, UVA couldn't get their dumbfuck WR's to put their hands up on the first two drives as pass after pass sailed past their non outstretched arms. It was like being in the Twilight zone, which happens to me from time to time.

    We got a touchdown to make it 24-17 and within range but the Eagles had an answer every time and we couldn't get any more notable stops. Three INT and that costly fumble are what really put this game out of reach as we had the advantage in terms of yards, TOP, etc. We felt we played well just suffered too many tough football breaks that are bound to happen occasionally.



    WEEK 9 - Virginia 37, North Carolina 14

    Virginia played calm, cool, and collected football in the first half and then rode a more wild second half to a victory against the hated North Carolina Tarheels in the South's Oldest Rivalry. The first drive of the game set the tone as Patrick Williams completed passes to five different receivers on a long drive that resulted in a 4-yard TD plunge by our FB.

    Gravity then began struggling with the interception, a bugaboo of sorts against the Cavaliers. Between their two QB they threw 8 on the day, and it just kept getting worse until the game was basically out of reach. At that point they took a deep breath and were able to play most of the second half without the same kind of mistakes, although they did throw another one.

    After the disappointing, frankly pathetic fumble against Boston College, Kenny Bailey played like a man against the Heels. He rumbled for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns on 23 carries, and was able to negate the brutal hits usually offered by the Tarheels for the most part.

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    I'd like to see us get back in the groove at least posting user/user games whenever possible. I have been horrible about it this year but will try to get it done from now on.
     
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  5. bravejaf

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    Week 3 - MSU 45 Auburn 6

    - QB J.J. Pruitt had a good game with 2 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. The Bulldogs' rush attack was more in synch this week and the team rushed for 198 yards. On defense CB #2 Kennard Horne picked off 3 passes, while SS Reid and CB #1 Thomas each picked off 1 pass. The defense also sacked QB Pike 4 times in this game.

    Week 4 - MSU 13 UNC 6 Gravity

    - Both offenses struggled in this game and overall this was an ugly football game. Mississippi State QB J.J. Pruitt was injured in the game and he missed most of the game. Backup Dak Prescott threw a TD pass but was picked off twice. UNC QB Williams was worse as he was picked off 4 times in the game. Eventually the coaches elected to pull Williams and brought in Simpson. Simspon almost brought the Tar Heels a victory but UNC failed to convert in the redzone. Two short field goals netted UNC only 6 points and MSU was able to run out the clock.

    Week 5 - MSU 37 Louisville 16

    - The Bulldogs started slow in this game but played well in the second and third quarters. J.J. Pruitt accounted for all 5 MSU touchdowns (4 passing and 1 rushing). He also accounted for 346 yards passing and 67 rushing yards. Joe Morrow and Todd Martin both eclipsed 100 receiving yards and each scored 2 touchdowns. On defense the Bulldogs dominated the Cardinals' o-line, racking up 8 sacks. QB Holland was not comfortable in the pocket but often scrambled into a Mississippi State defender.

    Week 6 - MSU 40 Oregon 13

    - Mississippi State was able to move the ball against Oregon's defense but struggled inside the 20-30 yard range. The Bulldogs were forced to kick 4 short-to-mid range field goals. MSU was able to convert 3 short touchdown runs inside the 5 yard line. HB Milton led the charge with 133 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. QB Pruitt added 117 rushing yards and a TD. He also passed for 172 yards and 1 TD. The Bulldogs' defense sacked QB Mariota 4 times and forced 2 picks. Oregon racked up more than 300 total offensive yards but converted just 3 9 3rd down attempts.

    Week 8 - MSU 41 LSU 14

    - QB Pruitt may be sneaking into Heisman talk after this game. He was not able to do much on the ground, but he passed for 4 more touchdowns and threw for 318 yards. WR Joe Morrow showed off his big play ability with 3 receptions 152 yards and 2 touchdowns. The only downside on the offensive side was pass blocking. Pruitt was sacked 5 times in this game. The Bulldog's defense gave up some yards to LSU but made key stops on 3rd down attempts. LSU converted just 5 of 12 3rd down tries. QB Rivers also threw 3 picks. Mississippi State has now won 4 straight games in this series.
     
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  6. Mogriffjr

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    WEEK 1 vs. SOUTH CAROLINA HotRod
    ---If there's one week we didn't wanna play the beasts in South Carolina, it's the first week, when we're trying to establish this young team. Freshman are starting at QB, RB and WR...damn near everywhere on the field against a powerful SC team. The result was a 59-34 thrashing. We had our moments early on keeping the game in tact but there was one play where SC's QB McEvoy throws a seed 65 yards in the air to his WR in stride right over the head of FS Dan Holt for a TD...that's when we knew we didn't have a chance. The talent on the field was apparent, SC had us. We also happened to lose WR's John Grant and LaShawn Carr for injuries in the game, as well as FR-RB Manny Fields.
    FR-QB Darius Lucas- 32/52, 447yds, 2TD's, 4INT's
    SO-WR Jason Hill- 6rec, 119yds, TD
    JR-OLB Bobby Wolford- 3 tackles, sack, FF

    WEEK 2 vs. KENTUCKY
    ---Coming off a tough opening loss, we needed this game early in the season on the road against Kentucky. We responded well getting out to a 21-10 lead into half. We managed to hold off the Wildcats as they made a furious attempt at a comeback late in the 4th quarter and we ended the game well with our run game, which was a bit surprising. FR-RB Manny Fields did return but he was ineffective. SO-RB Ray Cohen though was solid, amassing 100yds on the game on 18 carries. Lucas struggled without Grant on the outside as we moved SO-WR Cliff Mitchell to the outside, keeping Carr as the slot and he responded with 8rec, 86yds and a TD. We held on for a 44-24 win.
    FR-QB D.Lucas- 22/38, 283yds, 2TD's, 3INT's
    SO-RB Ray Cohen- 18car, 100yds
    JR-WR LaShawn Carr- 8rec, 86yds

    WEEK 4 vs. NOTRE DAME
    ---A big game at home and early on, it looked ugly as ND scored 21 points to start the game. Their offense was just on point, with Golson being the point man, leading his Irish up and down the field on a feeble looking BC team. But the 2nd quarter starter and the BC offense was on fire, scoring 35 points in the quarter. Lucas threw 5TD's accouting for all the scoring for BC and gave the team a 35-28 going into the half. But after that, the scoring was shut down as both teams scored just 17 points in the 2nd half combined with BC holding off the Irish for a 45-35 win. Lucas threw for over 450yds + and 6TD's in the game. Ironically this marked the return of FR-WR Jeremy Grant who had an excellent day (as much of the offense did).
    FR-QB Darius Lucas- 30/46, 471yds, 6TD's, 2INT's
    FR-WR Jeremy Grant- 7rec, 135yds, 2TD's
    SR-TE Brian Miller- 6rec, 118yds, 2TD's
    SO-WR Jason Hill- 5rec, 104yds, 2TD's
    SR-SS Spencer Rosinato- 5 tackles, INT

    WEEK 5 vs. NORTH CAROLINA STATE NYJuggalo45
    ---NC State is under a new coach, Coach Juggs and we had literally no footage of the coaches games, just barebones memory on how his teams were and it showed. It seemed BC didn't know what was coming and was caught off guard. NCState used a two QB system, with the backup mostly as the running guy but mostly stuck with Strickland as the pocket passer. They controlled the clock for most the game but it was BC making big plays and outscoring NCState 20-3 in the 2nd half (after being down 20-7 in the 1st half).
    FR-QB Darius Lucas- 19/38, 312yds, 3TD's, 3INT's
    SR-TE Brian Miller- 6rec, 118yds, TD
    SO-WR Jason Hill- 3rec, 80yds, TD
    SR-MLB Nick Lifka- 7 tackles, sack
    JR-OLB Bobby Wolford- 6 tackles, sack

    WEEK 6 vs. DUKE
    ---Yeah it was Duke, but this was the best we've seen the offense so far this year. The passing game was on point and the ground game was also on point. FR-RB Manny Fields seemingly put a stranglehold on the position for now with his performance as he rushed for 128yds on 16 carries and a TD. Even better was FR-QB Darius Lucas, who passed for 382yds and 4TD's on the game. The highlight of this game was WR Jeremy Grant running over a poor Duke defender and taking an end around for 77 yards on a carry for a TD. The downside was the awful defense that let Duke run and pass all over the defense which was really disappointing (to the tune of 504 total yards).
    FR-QB Darius Lucas- 24/36, 382yds, 4TD's, INT
    FR-RB Manny Fields- 16car, 128yds, TD
    SR-TE Brian Miller- 8rec, 112yds, TD
    SO-WR Jason Hill- 5rec, 104yds, TD
    FR-WR Jeremy Grant- 3rec, 51yds, TD, 1car, 77yds, TD

    WEEK 7 vs. MARYLAND mboda
    ---What a frustrating week. This was on the road and our toughest road game yet but we seemingly couldn't get out of our own way, not to mention Maryland CB's always seem to cover our guys like glue. We found a way around that but it was too late and so far we've yet to take down the Terrapins in our coaching tenure. FR-QB was terrible, completing under 50% of his passes and he seemingly was rattled the whole game. Maryland controlled the clock with RB W.Brown rushing for 111yds and a TD as Maryland took us down, 44-22.
    FR-QB Darius Lucas- 15/38, 238yds, 2TD's, 2INT's
    JR-WR LaShawn Carr- 3rec, 90yds, TD
    FR-FS Dan Holt- 5 tackles, INT, FF

    WEEK 8 vs. VIRGINIA Hellisan
    ---The pressure was on. We lose this game and we're at 3 losses and we didn't want that...yes we're young but we want to compete every week. We really showed that we wanted this game badly...we turned the Cavs over and played sound football. We made big play after big play today. Our offense really wasn't in sync and we really relied on our WR's to make plays and they did. We finally established a smidgen of a run game late, this time with backup RB Ray Cohen as he helped seal this win for us. The defense really did wonders today, holding Cavs' QB to 50% completion and making them beat us through the air as they threw 3 picks en route to a 34-24 win.
    FR-QB Darius Lucas- 12/25, 207yds, 3TD's, 2INT's
    SO-RB Ray Cohen- 7car, 52yds
    JR-OLB Bobby Wolford- 8 tackles, FF, TD
     
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  7. bravejaf

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    Week 9 vs Missouri w/o coach jms493

    The run game finally got rolling in this game and Mizzou's defense had no answer for the rush attack. Starting halfback Milton rushed for 136 yards while reserve halfback Robinson added 99 yards, including a game high 44-yard rush. QB Pruitt also contributed to the rushing totals with 99 yards on the ground. He finished with well over 100 rush yards if you take out QB sacks on pass plays, he was sacked 3 times in the game. Pruitt scored 4 of the 6 Bulldogs' rushing touchdowns, while Milton scored the other 2 touchdowns. All 7 MSU scores occurred inside the redzone, including the 6 touchdown runs. As a team Mississippi State finished with a season high 384 rush yards. The passing game was less effective due to pressure from the defensive ends and the receivers failing to get separation. MSU passed for just 148 yards, but made enough plays to stretch the defense.

    On the other side of the ball the Bulldogs continued to play strong defense and make stops on third down conversions. Mizzou QB Mauk passed for 182 and tossed a couple touchdowns, but he was picked off 3 times. He also was sacked 4 times in this game. Star WR DGB finished with a game high 78 yards receiving but all those yards came on 1 drive. He caught a 78 yard pass but was tackled at the 2 yard line. He scored a 2 yard TD on the next play. His only other reception went for -2 yards. For the game Missouri converted just 2 of 8 third down attempts.

    Mississippi State 45
    Missouri 14

    Other key stats:
    First downs: 28-12 (in favor of MSU)
    Total offense: 532-236 (MSU)
    Rush yards: 384-54 (MSU)
    Time of possession: 22:22-9:38 (MSU)
     
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  8. Hellisan

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    Week 10: Virginia 52, Miami 31

    First of all, I need to cop to the fact that I threw a last second TD pass that wasn't necessary. These guys had pissed me off something fierce with constant QB scrambles less than half a second after the guy dropped back, completing a couple of back to back long passes where on replay it looks like the cpu basically moved my guys... I was pretty fuckin raged at this Miami squad, it's been a hate fest every time I play this team. So I was glad to make the score look just a little better when they decided to blitz the house and leave a guy wide open at the end.

    They knocked out my best player, Kenny Bailey, early in the game with a minor concussion that will only keep him out for the one game. We took an early 14-3 lead on a 7-yard run and a 72-yard pass. Miami was in Uber aggressive mode from the opening kickoff to the final whistle, so on a pass that wasn't designed to get big yards, the only guy that was remotely deep was wide open. After Miami made it 14-10 with a nice (scramble filled) drive with an 8-yard run by Duke Johnson, we rattled off three touchdowns in a row from 1:12 remaining in the 2nd QTR to early in the 4th, after a mostly quiet third quarter.

    Miami started making some big plays in the fourth quarter, but it was too late and they never really stopped the UVA offense consitently enough to come back.


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    Virginia Signs one of the best players on its board

    Go ahead HotRod, nail me to the wall for this one, I have signed a JUCO! I couldn't land any good WR in the ranks of youngsters and really need help at this position next year. I had one scouted out and he insta-committed to a cpu team, loving it!

    (JUCO JR) ATH John Perry - #336 (#42 ATH) - 6'5" 223, Reserve, LA - 72% scouted - 80 OVR
    90 SPD, 92 ACC, 70 STR, 80 JMP, 77 CTH, 70 SPC, 87 RTE
    Reminds me of a bigger, stronger Ed McCaffrey. It will be interesting if he can block. He certainly has the size and STR to be a TE although I don't think it's legal for me to put him there at 90 SPD. I need to check my own rules. Nevertheless I think we move him to WR...
     
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  9. smlVICTORIES53

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    Bet he will have a little blocking. Probably a dual wr/te.
     
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    yea he's likely similar to Jeremy Grant for me, big ass WR.
     
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    He pretty much singlehandedly beat me on lobs.. lol. So I'd say yeah he's a beast and I hope he's somewhere near that good.
     
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    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    South Carolina 47
    Tennessee 14

    It was a crazy beginning to the game as the Vols fumbled on their first play of the game. South Carolina was a couple yards from scoring but CB Deion Bonner intercepted Tanner McEvoy and ran it back 98 yds for a touchdown. That was probably the only real highlight of the game as the Gamecocks would proceed to dominate the game in every area. From that point on McEvoy was nearly perfect completing 16 of his last 18 passes finishing 17/20 for 276 yds and 5 TD. The defense battered the Volunteer offense shutting down the run and forcing 5 turnovers as well as sacking Joe Scott 5 times. Unlike last season, no comeback was necessary.

    Tanner McEvoy continues his stellar season and has now thrown 34 TD with just 4 INT. He has completed an amazing 79.5% of his passes this season. It's amazing he isn't on the Heisman list yet but the crystal trophy is his and the teams' priority.

    GG jfosh
     
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    Week 10

    In what should have been the easiest SEC game of the season, MSU struggled in some key areas. Pruitt was picked off a couple times and he was sacked three times. Halfback Milton also had a rough game with only 45 yards on 17 carries. Third down conversions and red zone issues were other trouble areas. On the plus side Pruitt passed for 217 yards, rushed for 147 and finished with 3 total touchdowns (1 rush, 2 pass). The big play for Pruitt was a 65-yard rushing TD on a read option keeper. This was Pruitt's longest rushing score of the season. The Bulldogs' defense also had a solid performance. MSU picked off 3 passes and tallied 5 QB sacks. Safety Calhoun grabbed a pick and returned it for a TD. Linebackers McKinney and Martinez tied for the team lead with 2 QB sacks.

    Mississippi State 37
    Kentucky 3
     
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    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    30-11
    College Station, TX -- TAMU defends their home turf and hands MSU their first loss of the season in a 30-11 game where A&M was able to jump out to an early lead and never looked back. In what was one of the highest ranking games ever played at Kyle Field, the #2 Aggies beat the #3 Bulldogs with a stingy defense and some key big plays on offense.

    Manziel threw picks on the day, but the defense made sure they werent too costly. He made up for it with 2 TD tosses and some timely scrambles. Brandon Williams and Mike Evans are just freaks of nature.

    A&M won the toss and deferred to the second half. Miss State's first drive quickly ended with an interception that was returned to the 7yd line. (RS)Senior RB Brandon Williams took it into the endzone on the very next play. TAMU would score again in the 1st quarter when Manziel hooked up with Evans on a 9yd fade route.

    When the Aggies scored first in the third quarter, it made the score 24-0 and with the way A&M's defense had been playing... that would be enough for the W. 2 FGS would be tacked on in the 4th while MSU scored their lone TD with 2:42 remaining in the game.

    This game was huge for the National Championship and SEC Championship picture. The win probably puts 10-0(6-0) Texas A&M back in the #1 spot, while MSU shouldn't fall too far from their #3 ranking.

    gg bravejaf
     
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  16. Hellisan

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    Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

    Just had the damndest game I can ever remember, a loss to FSU that will forever go down in the Annals of Hellisan's dynasty experiences as the most embarrassing, pathetic defeat ever.

    The game was played at UVA. We go to the field and... Snow.. Whiteout conditions. UVA in their midnight blues, and FSU in their whites. Great. First thought is "I better put carry on conservative!" (hint to the readers... I accidentally put it on AGGRESSIVE running at this moment).

    We got the ball to start the game, and immediately threw an INT. They got a FG out of it. Next play, fumble. Returned, touchdown. Get the ball back, and I try a screen pass. Pass bounces off my HB's hands, and hits the ground briefly as a DT dives on it like a fumble. INT!!! Challenge the catch, and it's upheld! WTF!? By this time they have tons of momentum. Immediately get a 27-yard run where many tackles get broken, for a TD.

    Next drive... POW, fumble. They immediately throw a pass to a WIDE OPEN guy on a wheel route, 24-0 FSU.

    two holding plays in a row and I put it on conservative blocking. Then I get the idea to go back in and see what my running is at... At which point I look at the thing I just changed and think "good, conservative." I have to punt. They kick a FG.

    Next play, FUMBELLL!!! Returned for a touchdown. It's at this point I finally realized my mistake. We started fighting back, but they had huge momentum and could do no wrong... Until the second half when we shut them out but could only score 24 points and came up 6 points short, 44-38.

    We made a valiant comeback attempt but it's not gonna make me feel any better knowing this should have probably been an easy win if I could have just put it on the right game plan settings.. sheesh.
     
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  17. bravejaf

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    Pruitt, Thomas Lead Fourth Quarter Comeback
    Mississippi State entered this game with a hangover from loss to Texas A&M. Both the offense and defense struggled for the first three quarters of this game. Alabama was able to move the ball at will through most of that time, including a 5 play 74 yard drive to open the game. On offense Pruitt threw a couple picks and the Bulldogs failed to convert third downs. For the game MSU converted just 4 of 13 third down attempts. Going into halftime Mississippi State was down by 17 points and that lead remained going into the fourth quarter.

    Early in the fourth quarter the Bulldogs were able to cut into the lead with a short rushing score from HB #2 Robinson. This TD got the momentum swinging in the right direction and CB Thomas stepped up with some big plays. He intercepted a pass on the next Alabama drive but the Bulldogs could not put points on the board. On the next Bama drive it was Thomas picking off another pass. This time he broke free and returned the pick for a touchdown. The sidelines and crowd were back in the game and the defense stepped up with another big stop. This time the offense was able to move the ball into the opponent's territory and had the ball inside the 20 with less than 2 minutes remaining. QB Pruitt scored his third rushing TD of the game with 1:14 remaining and MSU had its first lead of the game. There was still a lot of time so MSU needed one more stop. The Tide were able to move deep into Bulldogs' territory but a fourth down stop ended any hopes of Alabama regaining the lead. CB McDowell struggled most of this game but he deflected the fourth down pass.

    The win should keep MSU at the top of the BCS standings, but the Bulldogs have a tough opponent remaining in Arkansas. If MSU wins their remaining games they could be in the conversation was a BCS berth but it is unlikely the Bulldogs get a spot in the title game.

    Offensive Player of the Game - Pruitt 21-33 213 0 TD/2 INT; 19 carries 141 yards 3 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game - Thomas 5 tackles 2 interceptions 1 touchdown

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    Week 14 - Egg Bowl

    The Bulldogs were reeling after losses to A&M and Arkansas, and a near loss to Alabama. Thankfully their opponent in week 14 was Ole Miss. The Bulldogs did not play a perfect game but the Rebels played a much worse game. Surprisingly Mississippi State failed to run the ball well against Ole Miss, gaining just 50 rushing yards for the game. The passing game contributed all 4 offensive touchdowns. Pruitt led the way with 214 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He also did not commit a turnover. Defense and special teams contributed to the scoring. Defensive end Harris grabbed a tipped pass and returned it for a TD. On special teams the Bulldogs got a lift from backup HB Morton. He returned a punt for a 63-yard TD and he was one tackle away from a second score. The win means Mississippi State will finish the regular season in the top 10, and likely a Capital One bowl berth.

    Mississippi State 45
    Ole Miss 7
     
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    South Carolina wins SEC with 28-0 Second Half, will play for Title

    After A&M took a 7-0 lead on a 75-yard TD run to get this game off to a quick start....

    South Carolina completed a critical third down then got on a roll, completing several passes before pounding it into the end zone with three straight runs to tie the game. On the next A&M drive, they made a tackle in the backfield on a short pass, did a good job containing an outside run, then hammered the QB while throwing to force a three and out.

    A&M rebounded from the three and out to force a punt after South Carolina gained a first down. The big play was a 3rd and 4th bat-down that could have been intercepted. However, South Carolina repaid the favor, making A&M go three and out after a great downed punt at the 1 yard line.

    It was then that South Carolina exploded with a long pass down the field and the quick strike offense made it 14-7 before the end of the first quarter. A&M got greedy on the next play and threw a pass into a crowd which was picked off. Now the Gamecocks had huge momentum, a 7-point lead, and the ball.

    The Gamecocks worked their way downfield and into the red zone, but a pass into the end zone was picked off as McEvoy was under incredible pressure. However, once again the Aggies were in the mood to give away a great opportunity for momentum by throwing an interception immediately thereafter.

    South Carolina sputtered a bit on the next drive however came up with a huge 33-yard touchdown pass from McEvoy to Trent Weeks. Weeks was wide open on a deep comeback, made a great leaping catch, then watched as the defense ran by and he scored easily to give South Carolina a 21-7 lead.

    A&M was not out of gas. A screen pass netted them a huge gain, all the way into the red zone. After a 5-yard gain, they handed it off to the outside and a tackler missed a wide-open attempt as A&M scored from 13 yards out to get back to within one score of the lead, 21-14.

    After a couple of first downs by the Gamecocks, it looked like the Aggies might get a stop with the half winding down. After an 8-yard loss on a first down sack, however the Gamecocks recovered and converted. However, two plays later the alternate QB John Daniels made an ill-advised throw into the end zone. He had one-on-one coverage but not the accuracy to fit the ball into the needed space. The ball was picked off, and the Aggies had the ball at their own 20 with 50 seconds to go in the half. After a big gain on an outside run, the Aggies were rolling and got the ball into the red zone with 30 seconds left in the half. The South Carolina D held up, and the Aggies kicked a field goal to pull to within 4 points. The score was 21-17 at the half.

    South Carolina received to start the second half. TAMU forced a punt near mid-field.
    However, they couldn't do anything with the ball, and South Carolina got it back, promptly scoring on a 46-yard TD pass from McEvoy to Shaq Roland. Then, with 2:35 to go, an Aggie halfback had room outside but was upended and the ball came loose. SC recovered and quickly parlayed it into another score, on a 5-yard TD reception by Shaq Roland which gave the Cocks a 35-17 lead.

    The Gamecocks put the game away on a drive that could have gotten A&M back into the game. They threw a pass right to a linebacker, but he struggled with the pass and couldn't bring it in on what might have been a pick six. A few plays later, SC connected on a 27-yard TD pass for a 42-17 lead and the nail in the coffin.

    HotRod MaxATX34 - Your games are truly interminable, jeeez.
     
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    I think the game-changer was the the play where HR had a TE in motion and went Play Action. I was blitzing with the SS and read the play the whole way. I came in for the sack, but his QB shucked the tackle before heaving a bomb downfield into what looked like good coverage for the TD. I probably should have user-ed the CB on that play, but... damn. That was a crazy play and I think a big factor in deciding the outcome.
     
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    Another big factor was that you were well below your usual standard on offense pretty much all day.
     
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    Defenses Take Back Seat at the Outback Bowl

    This was a shootout with neither team making many stops in the game. Michigan QB Osborne only threw one incomplete pass and passed for four touchdowns. Pruitt was't much worse with just two incomplete passes, but one was an interception. He made up for the pick with 113 rushing yards and a rushing TD. Pruitt did miss the fourth quarter with an injury but backups were serviceable on the field. HB Milton added 139 yards rushing and a TD, and backup HB Robinson added 2 scores on the ground. The game breaking play was a sack on Osborne. The Wolverines' QB lost the ball on the sack and the defensive end was able to recover the ball. Mississippi State added another TD to take a 15-point lead. Michigan was able to get a TD and the two-point conversion but failed to get the onside kick. Bulldogs ran out the clock and escaped the win.

    Mississippi State 42
    Michigan 35
     

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