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Game Summaries: Week 7, Season 3
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Cal's on a 3 game winning streak. The defense of Cal bent but didnt break. Cal allowed 446 total yards in this game and struggled at times. Arizona reached the redzone 3 times but only got one score (TD) and the other two redzone attempts ended up in turnovers. The first of those turnovers was a interception returned by Cals' Junior CB M.Anthony who returned it 103 yards.
Offense still remains shaky. The first pass for Cal was an interception. An easy slant route was overthrown into the hands of a waiting defender. The coach for Cal is concerned that even with minimal pressure Senior QB B.Mansion struggles to hit the open receivers at times which resulted in 3 INTs. One of these interceptions the CB for Arizona made a unbelievable over the shoulder jump for the int against the receiver streaking down the sideline. The WR appeared to have 4-5 steps on the CB but somehow the defender was quickly able to close this space and make the play. The Cal coach stated "If this play continues with the (QB) Mansion he will be benched especially against the tough opponents of UCLA and USC." The backup Junior QB B.Sweeney went 1for1 for 42 yards. Cal coach stated "He (Sweeney) hasn't had much game experience but has the composure to get the job done when his time comes."
QB- B.Mansion 325 yards 4tds and 3ints
HB- C.Deboskie 74 yards 1td
WR- J.Sparks 162 yards
Penn State Escapes Ann Arbor
The Michigan Wolverines showed up and played near perfect football. The will to win was definitely in the minds of the Wolverines and for PSU, it felt like Alabama all over again. 5 turnovers haunted the Lions, 2 more were reveresed. 3 of those 5 were fumbles, which are rarely seen in this league. PSU would take a 21-10 lead going into the 4th, but with 3 minutes left, UM HB Smith would break a 98 yard TD run where no Lion could bring him down. The 2 point conversion was easily converetd and Michigan was back in the ball game. PSU would tell HB Dukes to hold on to the football and be conservative, on the first run, he fumbeled, giving Michigan the ball inside the PSU 35. A defense hold would force Michigan to kick the field goal, but the ball would doink off the crossbar. PSU would have to run out the remaining 2 minutes, and another Dukes fumble that was recovered by the offense. PSU would hang on for a 21-18 victory in the Big House.
LITTLE JACQUIZZ COMES UP BIG FOR BEAVERS
LITTLE JACQUIZZ COMES UP BIG FOR BEAVERS
Oregon State wins 37-3 under new head coach Frisk
The Oregon State Beavers (1-4,0-3) came away with a season turn around type win, beating the University of Virginia 37-3. Under new head coach Frisk, the Beavers were able to jump ahead to a 27 point lead in the first half and never look back. They were in total control of the game only allowing 3 total points to be scored on them.
The Beavers offense racked up 448 total yards with 300 yards on the ground split between 4 running backs. The leader amongst them, All-American Jacquizz Rodgers who rushed for 142 yards on 13 carries.
Oregon State's defense stifled Virginia by only allowing 164 total yards with only 28 on the ground. The Beavers forced 2 turnovers via interception and only allowed Virginia in the redzone 1 time the entire game.
Oregon State looked like a totally different team after dropping their first 4 games to Wisconsin, UCLA, Arizona, and USC. They now play the remainder of their season with Pac 10 conference game, until the final game against UNLV. The highlight on the season will be weeks 14 and 14 when they will play skilled teams Cal and Oregon in the civil war.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
SR HB #1 Jacquizz Rodgers 13 carries for 142 yards 2 TD's
RSJR DE #91 Taylor Henry 9 Tackles, 4 TFL, 1 Sack
Wisconsin leaves Bloomington with a lopsided victory.
#5 Wisconsin - 38 @ Indiana - 7
If there were any questions about a possible letdown against Indiana this week, the Badgers answered them quickly and emphatically. They came in against a good team on the road and left them shell shocked, as this one was decided with the 21-0 spread after the first quarter. After getting away with two interceptions against Penn State last week, QB Curt Phillips quieted the doubters for at least another week by turning in a solid performance. They also ran the ball well against the Hoosiers defense, and got nice days out of their main weapons, Toon and Brown. The defense rolled up two sacks and an interception, smothering Indiana until a final, flukey run up the middle against the backups gave them their only score with just over a minute left in the game. For the second straight week, the Badgers D held the opposing offense to under two hundred total yards, and since an embarassing performance against UNLV in week one has not allowed any opponent to go for three hundred or more. The team continues to improve offensively as well.
Key Stat: Take your pick. Wisconsin dominated in total yards, TOP and third down conversions. Indiana only picked up 5 first downs all game.
Player of the game: Curt Phillips. After a poor outing against Penn State last week, he bounced back to throw for 219 yards and three touchdowns while going 17 of 29 passing.
Next Week: Ohio State. Another Big 10 power will come to Camp Randall, in a match up that would give the victor an inside track towards winning the conference. Both undefeated and ranked in the top 10, these teams will also put National Title hopes on the line.
Oregon Squeaks out a close one in Texas......
Oregon : 27
TCU : 21
Early turn overs got the Ducks in trouble early.... but they re-grouped and fought to win a close game. RB James would fumble on a deep first drive and TCU would return the recovery for a TD. The next drive wouldn't get any better as QB Thomas would fumble and TCU would drive the field and score a TD to go ahead 14-0.
Before half, RB James ran a long TD to cut the lead to 14-7, and Oregon got the ball back with 50 seconds left and kicked a FG with time running out.
TCU would stop Oregon on their first drive of the 2nd half, and they would drive down the field and score a TD. 21-10
Oregon finally got their game together, and RB James scored 2 TD's in the second half to make it 24-7. The Ducks would get the ball back with just over 4 minutes remaining and they showed good ball control on their way to a FG , leaving only 50 seconds on the clock. 27-21
TCU wouldn't be able to convert a costly 4th down and the Ducks would kneel the ball to end the game.
Oregons Defense played well, only allowing 157 Yards to the TCU offense... but those 157 Yards came off 2 big drives in which it seemed the Horned Frogs could not be stopped.
Oregon Goes to 5-2 on the season.
USC has plenty to cheer about.
In their first real test this season, USC comes away from South Bend with a 10 point victory. Although the game was sloppy with a few turnovers, USC played fairly well. Aaron Corp was able to get the ball to playmakers and Marc Tyler continues to prove he belongs at Tailback U. USC's defense came up with huge and I mean huge turnovers to drown any surging momentum by the fighting Irish.
Although they only generated 27 points, this can be attributed to the ND defense. They played tough and turned over the vaunted USC attack. They were also able to force USC to kick fg's and kill potential TD drives.
USC continues it's bid for a Pac 10 championship returning to conference play next week.
Illinois went down 21-7 in first quarter but didnt get away from the run game and tied it up 21-21 going into halftime. Purde took the lead in the 3rd quarter 28-21. Illinois proceeded to take and tie the game on Justin Greens 2nd td run. Purdue goes down and kicks a go ahead field goal with 3:47 left in the game to take a 31-28 lead.Ford fumbles the ball on the 2 yard line with 1:05 left in the game. 2 plays later illinois returns a fumble 4 yards with 2 seconds left and took the lead and win 35-31
J. Green 50 att 308yds 2 tds
J. Ford 12 att 62 yds 2 tds
Pittman finds his comfort, Minnesota pulls thrilling victory in OT!
Northwestern @ Minnesota
An NU punt, a Gopher missed FG and NU interception sets the Gophers at their own 15 with 1:16 remaining. Unfortunately, for the Gopher faithful, they did nothing but punt.
NU QB, Dan Persa takes it to the house on a 43 yard TD to take the lead 7-0.
DeLeon Eskridge would fill in for an injured Duane Bennett, evening things up at 7.
Arby Fields, breaks tackle after tackle scooting his way to the Wildcats on top 14-7.
The Gophers would put together a fierce comeback drive capping it off with a 19 yard TD pass by Brandon Green from Marqueis Gray.
Minnesota intercepts the option but Marqueis Gray gives the ball right back by way of an interception.
Minnesota would kick a FG to get up by 3, 17-14.
NU's FB catches a 60 yard swing pass for 6 as the Wildcats take a 21-17 lead.
NU hits a FG to go up 24-17 with 57 seconds left.
The Minnesota miracle man, Paul Jones catches a huge bomb and goes 69 yards to tie the game at 24.
Minnesota forces a NU FG, the Wildcat kicker misses!
DeLeon Eskridge hammers in the game winner!
Key Player Stats
Marqueis Gray 13-25 223 2TD 1INT
Jonathan Pittman 26-171
DeLeon Eskridge 3-6 1TD
Bryant Allen 3-43
Paul Jones 3-77 1TD
Eric Lair 3-52
Brandon Green 2-32 1TD
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