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Game Summaries: Week 2
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Air Force Falcons 7 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 34
Week 2 wasn't so bad. We got up early in the 2nd quarter i believe leading 17-0 and never looked back. 2nd half started with us trying to control the clock to make sure the cpu didn't do the cheating comeback. After they put up a score to make it 17-7 we came back with our own couple of scores to put the game out of reach. Eric Decker faced a lot of man coverages again and like last week he made them pay. He managed to get 143 yards on 5 catches yet he would have had a heisman like day had there not been some great last second bat-downs and a couple drops. One thing, we really couldn't get the run game going, fortunately our aerial assault was intact. Good start for the Gophers as they welcome the Cal Bears and head coach Bravejaf next week. Practice makes perfect so hopefully we learned some things heading into this Big Ten-Pac Ten brawl.
Gopher's Key Stats
Adam Weber 14-21 285 yds, 1TD and 5 car 31 yds, 1TD
Duane Bennett 19-56 yds 2TD and 2 rec 36 yds
Eric Decker 5-143 yds
Hayo Carpenter 2-55 yds 1TD (Long-48)
UCLA Bruins 21 @ Tennessee Volunteers 41
UCLA fans that made the trip to Tennessee had absolutely nothing to cheer about as the Vols completely dominated the Bruins throughout the entire contest.
Some Key Stats -
QB J. Crompton (before he broke is ankle..out for 12 weeks) 7/9 for 159 yards and 2 td's
QB N. Stephens - 10/17 for 123 yards
HB M. Hardesty (none) - 29 carries for 172 with 3 TD's.
#15 Oregon (0-1) at Purdue (0-1)
Ducks: 31 Boilermakers: 7
After losing a tight one in the final seconds at Boise, Oregon needed to bounce back to prove they were not a joke in the Pac-10. Coach HackGolfer told his guys before kickoff: "Forget about game one, it's what's ahead of you that matters.. Let's kick some Boilermaker Ass!".
Purdue started the game of with a solid drive that ended on a 69 yard screen pass for the TD. This would be the last time Purdue would see the endzone in the game. Oregon answered back with an 80 yard drive of their own capped off by a 1 yard run by RB L. Blount.. Purdue would try to answer back on their next drive only to fall back onto their heels by a 35 yard Int Return by W. Thurmond to the house..
Oregon would go on to put up 17 more points in the second quarter, proving to be all they needed to win the game. Oregon's second string got to see full action in the second half of play, again completely shutting down Purdue's offensive air attack. Purdue's only trip in the red zone, with 0:45 seconds left in the game ended in Oregon's second pick.. Backup QB N. Costa downed the ball twice to take Oregon to 1-1.
Play of the Game:
CB Thurmond jumped a slant route late in the first quarter to take a pick to the house to put Oregon up 14-7.
Oregon's Top Players:
Passing- J. Masoli: 9-14, 135 yds, 1 rushing TD
Rushing- L. Blount: 24 car, 80 yds, 1 TD
Receiving- D. Davis: 5 rec, 86 yds
Defense- The entire secondary: 2 Int and 8 deflections.. Caused 24 incomplete passes.. Forced 7 Punts
This game was all about the man featured above, Jahvid Best. He made Fresno State's D miss all game long enroute to a 288 yard game (10.1 ypc). The big play came on a perfectly executed counter play that left Best 1-on-1 with a helpless DB. The DB looked to have him wrapped up for the tackle but Best used some strength to break the tackle, proving he is more than just fast.
Unfortunately Kevin Riley did not look as sharp as Best, but he avoided any costly mistakes (a few bad sacks and one INT). He did make one play at the end of the first half which secured a 21-7 halftime lead. With time winding down he completed a long pass to senior WR Nyan Boateng for a TD. He made the catch despite 3 DBs being in the area.
Defensively Cal was solid but not spectacular. Fresno State was able to move the ball on a few drives but overall struggled most of the game. Cal finished the game with just one INT but the D forced many more 3 and outs.
Iowa Week 2
Battle for the CY-HAWK Trophy
The Hawks travel to Ames for their annual game with Iowa State.
The scoring was held off until the start of the 2nd qtr in this heated rivalry. Colin Sandeman opened up the scoring with a 45yd reception from QB Ricky Stanzi. Following a punt on ISU's next drive , Iowa again took over the ball and this time Stanzi found Derrell Johnson Koulianos for the TD pass. DJK took the pass about 15yds upfield and did the rest with his legs, scoring from 69yds out. The Hawkeyes were not done yet for the first half. With just over :30 seconds remaining in the half, Jewel Hampton ran off tackle from 4yds out to put Iowa out in front 21-0 going into the half.
ISU opened up the second half making their second incredible interception of the game. They took the short drive in for 6 as Austen Arnaud connected with Sedrick Johnson for the 13yd score. The extra point went wide right, hitting the bar and falling back in the endzone. Iowa came right back on the ensuing drive, and capped it off with an option keeper by Stanzi that left the defense stunned. Stanzi popped a few moves then went 27yds for the score.
The 4th qtr saw Iowa open up the lead for the last time as PSU killer Daniel Murray knocked a 29 yarder through from the left hash. With under 3 minutes to go in the game, ISU finally finds the redzone again. Arnaud connects with Marquis Hamilton for 6, then after a successful onside, Arnaud then finds Will Franklin open for another score. A failed 2pt conversion leaves them trailing 31-19 and Iowa recovers the onside this time and beats up the clock on the ground to seal the game.
Stanzi - 13/22 216yds 2td/2int, 7car/30yds td
Hampton - 25car/140yds td, 2rec/10yds
Koulianos - 3rec/88yds td
Sandeman - 3rec/72yds, 71 punt return yds
Clayborn - 4tkls 2tfl 1sack
Arnaud - 16/26 201yds 3td/0int 2 sacks 7car/-10yds
Robinson - 13car/12yds 1rec/8yds
Hamilton - 3rec/53yds td
Johnson - 2rec/23yds td
Garrin - 14tkls
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