Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by fuzzyl0gic, Nov 30, 2011.
This game was truly a chess match between two familiar and great coaches. Washington won the toss and deferred to the second half, and managed to stop Cal on their opening drive. After the punt, the Huskies moved the ball down the field (with the biggest play coming from a 24 yd catch by WR Jermaine Kearse in the flats), but were held to a fourth down in FG range. The FG was successful, and the Washington defense made a huge play on the ensuing drive:
In the second quarter, the Huskies were once again driving the ball down the field and got just within field goal range. On a 4th and 1, Washington went for it, and the unthinkable happened:
Once Polk crossed the plane for a first down, he dove to secure it and ended up foolishly coughing up the ball. Cal quickly turned the turnover into points:
...and they would maintain that 7-3 lead until the middle of the 4th quarter. Neither offense could get much going until this drive by Washington. On a huge 3rd down, Keith Price found the freshman TE Michael Hartvigson wide open near the endzone. Hartvigson broke a tackle and stumbled his way into the endzone to give his team the lead:
Cal was forced to punt on their next drive, as they were held to a 4th down deep in their own territory. Washington converted one first down, and attempted to run the clock out. Cal used all their timeouts, and got the ball back with no TOs remaining and about a minute left. Everrette Thompson makes a huge play on a Cal third down, coming down with the defense's lone sack of the day. His timing couldn't have been better:
Cal ran out of time, and the Huskies narrowly escape week 4 with a monster win. The Cal defense did a great job containing Chris Polk, limiting him to 65 yards on 23 carries, his lowest total yds and ypc so far this season. He also committed a terrible turnover, he's seen better games. The gameball goes to the defense for holding Cal to a total of 95 yds on offense and a 30% 3rd down conversion rate. The next guy in line is QB Keith Price. He was 16/29 207 yds 1 TD 0 INTs, he made big plays when he had to and made no mistakes. Great game IrishBearcat I don't even remember the last time I beat you.
Awesome game recap fuzz! Would've been better if it was about a Cal victory though haha
I like my defense against users, hate it against the CPU. The offense is still progressing too, and balling with the backup QB isn't helping. We look forward to seize revenge in Berkeley.
#18 OSU 20
This game was a defensive slugfest as both offenses had trouble moving the ball, and keeping the ball away from the opponent's defense. OSU's Joe Bauserman threw four picks while Buffs' Tyler Hansen threw five. OSU CJ Barnett picked 3 of the five off. The real difference was talent. OSU had plenty of talent on the defensive side of the ball, while Colorado lacked it on the offensive side. Couldn't really establish a running game, and Hansen struggled completing passes.
UCLA wins first PAC-12 game 31-20 Well UCLA coming off of a huge win against Texas last week traveled to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers would have to deal with a high potent Air Attack by Richard Brehaut who leads the nation in passing yards. The Bruins would lose the toss and Oregon State decided to kick. The Bruins started with the ball and had a great attack going from Brehaut which ended with a short run by Franklin. UCLA went up 7-0. The Oregon State Beavers then tried to come down and score which was looking like was going to happen but the defense came up big and held them to 3 points. The Bruins were on fire on offense and Brehaut threw a 53 yard screen pass to Franklin to go up 14-3. The Beavers went down the field thanks to the arm of Ryan Katz and they were losing 14-10. The Bruins offense drove down the field but failed to get into the endzone and settled for a field goal. After that the Bruin defense was just awful letting the Beavers score once again to tie the game up. The Bruins next possession Brehaut threw an INT and then Oregon State capitalized off of that and kicked a field goal to take the halftime lead 17-20. But after the second half the Beavers offense became extinct, they put up 0 points in the second half and Brehaut was able to throw two more TD's to put us up 31-20. And that was the game.
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