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Game Summaries: Week 1, Season 2
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Arizona - 45 Toledo - 6
#21 Arizona looks impressive in season opener against Toledo. Matt Scott turned in a solid performance, and the running game finally was effective for this team. Nic Grisby scored a 49 yard rushing TD the first time he touched the ball, and in particular it's the group of backs lead by him that had the coach gushing in the post game news conference. The defense was also good in week one, picking off two passes, and taking one back to the house. This one was pretty much over at half time.
Key Stat: Arizona - 192 yards of rushing offense. Toledo - 187 yards of total offense.
Player of the game: Matt Scott - 17 of 21 for 218 yards and two TD passes. He also rushed for twenty-two yards, and another score.
Up Next: In a final tune-up before heading to play Penn State, Arizona will face Nevada at home. They'll just be looking to get through this game without any big injuries.
Middle Tennessee State @ Michigan State
Michigan State opened it's season at home against a game Middle Tennessee team. Junior DD Kyles was a nightmare on the ground for Middle Tennessee rushing 14 times for 170 yards and one score. DD Kyles opened the scoring with a 91 yard TD scamper breaking 2-3 tackles on the way. Middle Tennessee missed the PAT and went up 6-0. It took Michigan State about the rest of the 1st quarter to get into a groove before Kirk Cousins hooked up with Mark Bell on a 6 yard TD pass. In the 2nd quarter it was all Michigan State scoring on a 26 yard pass from Kirk Cousins to Mark Bell and a 1 yard run by Larry Caper. Michigan State kept it's foot on the peddle scoring twice in the 4th quarter. Once on a 7 yard TD pass from Kirk Cousins to Charlie Gantt and a 24 yard pass from Kirk Cousins to Mark Bell. Middle Tennessee broke another long play a 80 yard run by the backup QB with 1 min left. Michigan State recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out he clock.
The Michigan State defense will need to work on it's tackling this week in practice. Overall they played solid on defense giving up only 65 yards passing. But missed tackles lead to two huge running plays for Middle Tennessee State. They can not have tackling like that if they expect to compete in user games this season.
Michigan State 35
Middle Tennessee State 13
Kirk Cousins 14-28 200 yards 4 TD 2 INT
Larry Caper 30 ATT 155 yards 1 TD
Mark Bell 5 REC 83 yards 3 TD
Fred Smith 3 REC 56 yards
Charlie Gantt 1 REC 7 yards 1 TD
Colin Neely 7 tackles 3 TFL 1 Sack
Greg Jones 7 tackles 3 TFL 1 INT 1 FF
Trenton Robinson 3 tackles 1 FR
Bryden Trawick 6 Tackles
Cameron Jude 4 Tackles 1 Sack
Washington 20 BYU 17
Washington goes to BYU and dominates 1st half and holds on is 2nd half for 20-17 victory.
QB D+ 1 Big mistake was a pick 6
RB A 262 yds rushing, 3 tds, 1 costly fumble
WR/TE B- 2 nice catch and runs, great blocking, 2 drops hurt drives though
OL A+ unsung heroes
DL B- only 1 sack, but good pressure, allowed 88 yd td run
LB B- see DL, also played good coverage when needed
CB B see DL, pick to end BYU's last chance to seal victory
K/P F missed XP and FG, 33 yd avg on punts
First downs Washington 14-5 BYU
Total yards Washington 377-203 BYU
Rushing Washington 262-140 BYU
Passing Washington 115-63 BYU
3rd down% Washington 64-30 BYU
Turnovers Washington 2-1 BYU
TOP Washington 17:00-7:00 BYU
Locker 5-11 115 yds 1 int
Munns 6-19 51 yds 1 int
Polk 34 239 yds 3 tds
Unga 12 147 yds 1 td
Middleton 2 21yds
Unga 4 32 yds
Nice part about opening week is you see where you need improvement. Even nicer to come out with a win. Looking forward to an interesting season.
Nice part about week 1 is that you can see where you need improvement and try to improve from there.
Mississippi State @ Minnesota
Minnesota comes into this season with very high hopes after finishing 9-4 last season. Nobody expects us to compete but the coaches have a very good feeling about this year.
Impressive win for the Golden Gophers to come out in Week 1 against a team from "the best conference in the nation". Early on it was an intense game as both offenses faltered. The defense is what surprised Gopher fans & naysayers. Allowing only 148 yards total offense on the day with a very young defense. The Golden Gophers ran the ball quite well attempting 39 times for 165 yards.
Key stats for the Gophs were going 8-15 on 3rd down and managing the clock 16:53 to 8:00. The Gophers did have 2 turnovers which were horrible mistakes. Adam Weber threw 1 interception while freshman fanatic Jonathan Pittman fumbled and paid for it on the sidelines. Coaches say they will make him carry the ball around campus. Instructing players to strip it and bring it back to a coach.
"he's(Jonathan Pittman) a good back, that's why he is playing Division-1 Football." -Lee Corso
Final Score- Minnesota 35 Mississippi State 7
Adam Weber 12-20 165 2TD 1INT
Jonathan Pittman 18-108 2TD
Duane Bennett 17-63 1TD
Eric Lair 3-34 1TD
Bryant Allen 2-78 1TD
Hayo Carpenter 2-24
Next Week @ UNLV
UNLV Rebels 0 @ Wisconsin Badgers 38
The 1st half of play was solid for the Badgers, but the score wasn't really representing that. At halftime it was 10-0 in favor of the home-team. SR QB Scott Tolzien had a great 1st half in his 1st start under center for the Badgers. Tolzien had racked up 218yds passing while completing 73% of his passes. Wisconsin's 1st points of the game came late in the 1st qtr from John Clay. He had a huge hole off the left side of the line and took it 16yds for the touchdown. Freshman Walk-On Kicker Jeff Jones missed his 1st collegiate Field Goal attempt early in the 2nd quarter, but he came back and nailed his 2nd to make the score 10-0. Wisconsin's defense held the Rebel's offense to 43yds in the 1st half of play.
The Badgers came out fast in the 2nd half tossing two td passes to Nick Toon (9yds) and Lance Kendricks (2yds). Score was now at 24-0. When things couldn't get any more worse for the Rebels, John Clay took off for 58yds extending the score to 31-0 at the end of the 3rd qtr. The Badger reserves took the field for the entire 4th qtr. The Badgers punched one last td in when Redshirt FR RB Montee Ball plunged in from the 3yds out making the score 38-0, which would be the final.
The Badgers played a complete game from start to finish, its been awhile since we seen that in Madison.
Coach G-Force had this to say about his team after the game:
"It was great night for football and my men showed up tonight."
"Scott Tolzien played a great game under center and showed you why he is our starting QB this season, he has tremendous accuracy and power, he will have a great year for us this year."
"Defensively I was impressed on how well we put pressure on the qb and forced some errant throws, I believe I had Clayton completing right around 45% of his passes, that says alot about our defense and the speed we bring to the table."
Key stats from tonight:
QB Scott Tolzien - 17/21 317yds 2td
RB John Clay - 19att 162yds 2td 8.2yd avg
WR Nick Toon - 7rec 163yds 1td
Total Offense - UNLV 153yds WIS 521yds
#3 Penn State Nittany Lions @ Kent St. Golden Flashes
Navarro Bowman and the Penn State Nittany Lions traveled to Ohio to prove why they are #3 in the Nation. The Nittany Lions blanked the Golden Flashes 45-3 in the Lions season opener. The defense let one field goal through after a robo drive by the Flashes before the end of the first half. It was all Penn State throughout. HB Stepfhon Green, filling in for Walker Award winner Evan Royster, suffered a couple of injuries that would keep him sidelined for this one to avoid even more damage. The PSU run game was unstoppable. 325 yards of rushing on 46 combined rushing attempts among many different PSU players. Back-up HBs Curtis Dukes and Brent Carter ran circles around Kent St. QB Kevin Newsome only threw 9 passes in the first half of football as the PSU coaching staff gave the 2nd and 3rd teamers some time in the spotlight. Brent Carter carried the ball through out the first half with Green injured, and Dukes took the majority of touches in the second. 2nd string QB Daniel Moore, a JUCO recruit, saw 2 pass attempts in the second half, one of which was intercepted. The Defense not only held Kent to 3 points, but sacked the QB 3 times, and Linebacker Navarrow Bowman intercepted the young QB and brought it back 52 yards for a defensive score. Penn State will walk away from this game knowing that they are a force to be reckoned with. The Nittany Lions will travel south to Tuscaloosa next week to take on the 11th ranked Crimson Tide of Alabama.
For the Glory...
-QB K. Newsome: 5 for 9 141 YDs 1 TD
-HB B. Carter: 17 Atts 162 YDs 3 TDs
-HB C. Dukes: 18 Atts 118 YDs
-DT O. Ogbu: 9 Tkls 3 TFLs 1 Sack
-LB N. Bowman: 3 Tkls 1 TFL 1 INT 1 TD
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