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Game Summaries: Week 5
Please post summaries in here guys.
Michigan St. 23 Michigan 14
The Michigan Wolverines showed some life. However they were playing against Michigan State and some other forces. Michigan St's passing game could not be stopped looking more like a Texas or Texas Tech offense. They only missed 4 passes none were dropped and they were not sacked in the game. The passes that the Michigan defensive line forced as bad throws or tips were some how caught by a Spartan for a gain.
Apparently Aaron Corp is the offspring of Joe Montana and Peyton Manning (I don't know how it happened either). He couldn't miss for most of the game, as he completed 13 of his 15 passes. Then he got hurt for a few plays but no worries because Mitch Mustain was perfectly accurate as well. I did manage to get one pick on Corp later in the game but it didn't matter because I was already down by 21. This forced me to go pass heavy and since my team can't pass block worth shit, I just ended up getting sacked a lot.
Rose Bowl dream - GONE!!! (Oregon and USC need to lose 3 conference games each)
Bowl game hope - Dwindling (I need to go 5-2 just to make a bad bowl)
I'm seriously considering benching Best for the remainder of the season in hopes to get him back next year. Vereen is a senior and more than capable of taking on the lead role.
Lions head back to UNhappy Valley with tail between legs
#20 Illinois 38 #6 Penn St 0
A week after Illinois dominated in Columbus they came back to Champaign to face the undefeated Nittany lions. Illlinois to the first kickoff and drove down the field for a td using almost four minutes. The Penn St defense played well on the opening drive but couldn't get off the field as Juice Williams was able to find his tailback on three different occasions on third down to move the chains. Dufrene end up with a one yard td run to give the Illini a 7-0 lead late in the first. Penn St drove the field all the way inside the Illinois 20 but a costly interception gave Illinois the ball back. That was Clark's first of five picks on the day, three of which came in the red zone. Illinois drove the field again and scored to make it 14-0. Penn St moved the ball again but threw an interception in the endzone which was returned for a pick six. Illinois added to the lead with 30 seconds left in the half on a Juice Williams 4 yd run td run to give the Illini an 28-0 half time lead. Things stayed the same in the second half as PSU turned it over to start the half but Illinois missed the FG. ILlinois later added a fg and the third string rb Pollard was able to score in the 4th to cement the Illini domination over PSU.
After the game Joe Pa was seen crying on the team bus, it looks as though he should just retire or move to Div II.
Washington State (1-3) @ #14 Oregon (2-2)
Wash. State Cougars: 10 - Oregon Ducks: 27
After a close conference win last week over Cal, Oregon set out to make it two in a row to start division play..
This game turned out to be an ugly game offensively for the Ducks, although they were still able to come on top with the win.. 3 records were also broken in the game, 2 for Oregon and 1 for Washington State..
The first two drives for both teams were slow, and resulted in 3-and-outs.. Oregon pinned the Cougars deep on their own 1 yard line, blitzing the box on the first play putting the Ducks on board with a safety with 3:22 to go in the 1st Quarter.. After some more sloppy play from both teams, Oregon opened the game up late in the first with a record breaking 85 yard run by L. Blount to the house, putting the Ducks up 9-0..
Washington State was able to find the end zone in the middle of the 2nd quarter with a 2 yard run by J. Montgomery.. The Ducks answered right back with another record breaking play with a 106 yd Kickoff Return by WR D. Davis..
The third quarter yielded more sloppy playing, but Washington State was able to kick a field goal as time expired in the third to tighten the gap to 16-10..
Oregon found the endzone again with the legs of A. Pflugrad who took the WR Sweep 63 yards and the score.. Oregon was able to add the 2-pt conversion to take it to a 14 point game.. After forcing a 4 posession turnover from the Cougars, Oregon relied on the legs of L. Blount to drive them down the field and run out the clock, coming away with a FG with 1:33 left to play..The Ducks Defense stepped up in the final minute, coming away with an interception with 0:50 seconds securing conference win #2.
Play of the Game:
In the middle of the second quarter and only up by two, Oregon's KR D. Davis returned the kickoff from deep in the endzone back 106 yards for the TD..
Top Oregon Players:
Passing-J. Masoli: 9-18, 71 yds
Rushing-L. Blount: 15 car, 208 yds, 1 TD
Receiving-L. Blount: 4 rec, 37 yds
Top Washington State Players
Passing-J. Levenseller: 14-35, 153 yds
Rushing-J. Montgomery: 30 car, 141 yds, 1 TD
Receiving-D. Blackledge: 4 rec, 44 yds
Defense- 9 total sacks (RE A. Mattingly, 7 sacks <-- NCAA Record for single game)
Iowa back on track
After losing two straight, the Hawkeyes were in need of a win to get them back on the right track. Nothing like a trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas, to provide a way to right the ship. Coming off a close loss to PSU in Happy Valley, Iowa needed a win to stay above .500. And win they did. After allowing a TD on the first drive, the Hawkeyes never again let ASU in the red zone, going three and a half quarters only letting up 30 more yards.
In a game that was highlighted by rain, the teams did not let that get to them when they were moving with the ball. Only one fumble occurred, coming on a sack by SO DT Mike Daniels. After the strip, JR DT Karl Klug picked up the fumble and rumbled 28yds into the endzone for the defensive 6. A-State's score came on the first drive of the game, with backup QB Neely Sullivent connecting with RB Reggie Arnold from 6yds out. They missed the XP to set the score at 6-0 before Iowa touched the ball. On the kickoff, WR Paul Chaney fumbled on the return, and TE Brad Herman picked up the fumble and finished taking the return to the house. This would prove to be Iowa's day after that play.
Without covering the rest of the game in type, Iowa dominated on the ground, amassing over 230yds. Jewel Hampton popped off for over 125yds and 3 TD's. Ricky Stanzi also played well in light duty, completing 8 of 12 passes for.. to be continued
Battle For Paul Bunyan's Axe
(3-1) Wisconsin 21 @ (3-1) Minnesota 23
What a game this was. The Gophers, playing with out two of their main components managed to keep the game in their grasps. QB Marqueis Gray did not have career day but he managed to not throw a pick or fumble the football. He did what was asked of him.
First score of the game was a 31 yard WR screen to Eric Decker. Wisconsin scored to tie it at 7. Then a key fumble before the half gave the ball to the Gophers inside Badger territory. 13-7 at the half.
The second half was a back and forth battle that showcased time management as both teams tried to hold the ball as long as they could. Wisconsin drove deep into Minnesota's downtown area but a pick 6 led all the way to Wisconsin's end zone like 94 East. The Badgers weren't done though as they came back with a vengeance and quickly scored to make it 14-20. Then the two biggest plays of the year probably for both teams happened in the last minute of the ball game. The Gopher D trying to prevent the Badgers from scoring gave up a routine tackle that led to a Nick Toon 43 yard receiving TD. The Badgers would make the biggest mistake by not kicking the ball deep enough. The Gophers return man made it to about the 35-40 yard line. Then 2 big pass plays, one which was caught by Ben Kuznia that floated over a Badger defender. What looked to be a injury or dropped ball turned into a Minnesota first down and the Gophers found themselves inside the Badger 40. A very dumb play by the Gophers could have cost them the game and probably coach controller's head as they ran the ball to try and get to the middle of the field. With :01 second left on the clock Minnesota hit a 43 yarder to win the game 23-21!!!!!
Minnesota was talked about all week long by coach G-Force saying they would run all over the Gopher D. John Clay ran 20 times and only racked in 68 yards and was left with a big fat 0 in his touchdown column for the game.
DeLeon Eskridge may have gained some playing time. He rushed 16 times for 81 yards and sophomore QB Marqueis Gray went 9-15 for 141 yards and 1 TD.
Eric Decker 3-58 1TD
Xzavian Brandon 3-35
Ben Kuznia 2-42
Keanon Cooper 8 TCK 1INT 88 yard TD
great game controller!
My run game didn't exist and that is basically my team. With no QB's on the roster, throwing the ball is tough. haha
Keanon Cooper's pick 6 was HUGE! still upset the Badgers let him get away in the recruiting process a few years ago. he was a verbal and decommitted
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