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Game Summaries: Week 8, Season 3
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Marshall @ Notre Dame
Marshall 7 Notre Dame 45
The Fighting Irish get healthy this week against and under-matched squad from Marshall. Cierre Wood put in a solid day by rushing for 100 yards and a pair of scores in the first half. Dayne Crist continues to make mistakes, however. He threw 2 INTs in this game and has 12 for the season. This will have to change if Notre Dame is to make a legit run at the BCS.
Next: vs. Connecticut (2:00 PM NBC)
Michael Floyd had over 150 yards and TD against Marshall
Dayne Crist 13/22 256 yds 2 TD 2 INT
Cierre Wood 21 car 126 yds 2 TD
Michael Floyd 5 rec 151 yds 1 TD
Manti Teo 6 tack
THREE AMIGOS LEAD BEAVERS TO 38-7 VICTORY
THREE AMIGOS LEAD BEAVERS TO 38-7 VICTORY
The Oregon State Beavers improve to 2-4 and get their first conference win as they dominated the Stanford Cardinal on both offense and defense. New Head Coach Frisk (2-0) got his revenge against the Cardinal after a thrilling one point loss with WSU.
The Beavers offense was lead by a three pronged rush attack. A very talented three amigos (Jacquizz Rodgers, Ryan McCants, and Jovan Stevenson) split carries to total for 235 yards rushing and 4 TD's.
Oregon State's defense held Stanford to 172 total yards of offense with 50 of them being on the ground. The Beavers were able to shut down Stanford's talented running back Amanna.
The winning key for the Beavers were their ability to shut down the big play and force difficult third downs. The Beavs forced 3 turnovers and stopped the Cardinal to a 37% third down conversion rate.
Head Coach Frisk and the Oregon State Beavers will now travel up to Frisk' native state to play the Washington Huskies (4-1, 2-0) in Seattle. The Huskies rush defense is ranked 7th in the nation and it will be a test for both teams.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
RSSR HB #24 Ryan McCants 5 carries for 105 yards 2 TD's
RSSR MLB #45 David Pa'Aluhi 7 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 TD
Corp goes 13/14 322 yards 5 Td's in a quarter and 2/3 work.
A Tale of Two halves USC dominates early WSU shows up late.
USC could do no wrong in the first half against WSU. Well, they did lose Marc tyler early in the first quarter but they .wouldn't need him. USC threw for 456 yards and 7 scores on the day. They had 3 receivers go over 100 yards and each caught at least 1 TD. To jump out to a 51-10 lead at halftime.
That's when things changed. WSu took their opening drive in for 6. USC answered with a TD and then removed all starters. Tyler (injury) and Corp (rest) were already out of the game. Wazzou would go on to score 21 more points and if it weren't for a 104 KOR for a score by USC they wouldn't have scored again. WSU ended up outgaining USC 543 to 517.
USc better be very concerned about their depth as they go into the meat of their schedule. Note that USC has only played two teams with a winning record.
L. Mitz 236 yards 1TD Cougars
B.Butler 180 yards 4 TD Trojans
D. Flournoy 239 yards KOR yards 1 TD and had another taken away from him on a bad spot from the replay booth on the opening Kick off.
USC football 2011 NO CEILINGS
UCLA destroys Cal 44-25
The Cal 2 game winning streak was bruised, battered then shattered by UCLA. This game was totally decided by 0 error football and domination on the line. UCLA went up early and often with 31 points in the half. UCLA's QB K.Prince just picked apart the Cal defense and A.Dean had his choice on which gap to hit. Most of the defensive lineman for Cal played the game on their back.
Senior Cal RB Vereen was out due to injury and was severly missed in this game. Junior Deboskie just wasn't able to find many holes or have enough speed to bounce the run to the outside. This forced Cal to pass often. UCLA was able to reach Cal's QB Mansion for two sacks with many more knockdowns and hurries. This pressure caused 2 ints, 1 of which was batted up in the air then intercepted by a DT.
Cal's coach was disappointed in this loss mainly because of 8 recruits who came to witness this destruction but with every loss comes a learning opportunity and Cal is looking forward for redemption in their next game against USC.
It was definitely tough for you without Vereen. Without a real RB threat, I was able to key on the pass.
Good game though and good luck against USC!
Iowa travels to Bloomington, dispenses of Hoosiers
The game started out quick as RB Elliott King took the opening kickoff into Indiana territory. A few passes later, Iowa was inside the 5. On third down, RB Brandon Wegher punched it in from a yard away. The defense forced a 3 and out, and the O was back for another try. This time mixing the pass and run moved the ball inside the Indiana 10. Second down and QB John Weinke found WR Nick Kuchel open in the endzone for the second score of the first quarter.
A little over half way through the second quarter, Iowa again got in the red zone, this time RB Jeff Brinson was dishing out the punishment, barreling into greener pastures carrying Hoosier defenders with him. Up 21, Iowa was trying to play a little conservative on defense, but all that did was cost them a TD. Indiana went 80 yards in 45 seconds to finally get some points on the board. Iowa took the next kickoff across the 30, then was aided by a facemask call on the tackle. That penalty set them near midfield with 1:30 left on the clock and 2 TO's remaining. A quick pass to the TE on first down caught IU off guard and got Iowa into Indiana territory. Following that with a run by Wegher got them to the 35. TO was called, and the first down play went to Brinson off tackle. He got it to the 31. With time rolling under :35, and second down, time to take a shot, or settle for the field goal. Making the plays that he has made all year, WR Keenan Davis again came up big. Going deep down the right side against IU's impact corner, Davis outjumps the corner and comes down with the ball in the endzone to put Iowa out in front 28-7 at the half.
There was not much going on in the 3rd quarter, as the 2nd's got their reps on the offense. Backup QB Marvin McNutt led a successful drive halfway through the 3rd quarter and took the ball over the goalline on an option keeper to make it 35-7 Iowa. Early in the 4th quarter, Iowa stalled in the redzone and settled for the FG, making it 38-7. On Indiana's next drive, LOLB Marty Hopkins jumped in front of a pass and took it back inside IU's 10 yard line before being brought down. First play from scrimmage, King hits paydirt, abusing the defense on the way there. 45-7 Iowa.
Indiana proceeds to go on a long drive, and caps it off with a questionable TD to the TE. I attempted to challenge the catch, but it would not let me, so I then accessed the replay and watched what happened. Clearly first step with possession was out of the back of the endzone. I thought, ok, they will review it once they line up for the XP. Nope. Never reviewed. Then IU goes for the onside kick, trailing 45-14 with 1:57 remaining in the game. Iowa recovers, but on the tackle, Indiana commits its third facemasking penalty of the game. This put Iowa inside the 25 with 1:50 on the clock. Time to run it out. Or so I thought. First play from scrimmage, 18 yard run from Brinson, Indiana calls a TO??? So first down inside the 5, 1:40 remaining on the clock, take a knee. IU calls another TO??? Seriously, why? So, this can't end well. King goes up the gut, a play that has been getting stuffed for no gain all day, now with second string lineman in, it parts like the Red Sea. He walks untouched into the enzone for his second score with 1:30 remaining on the clock. 52-14 Iowa. KO to IU, another penalty, this time holding on them. They can't get a break. Finally the misery ends as they keep throwing the ball to end the game. Annoyed with the CPU after the ending in this one, EA needs to look a little closer at a few things next year. Either way, good game for the offense and defense. Weinke is looking fantastic, having only thrown 6 INT's on the year. If he continues like this, I may have to start looking for lefty's at QB. I am making better decisions because of the difference.
Amazing stat of the day - Iowa was a combined 19 of 21 passing - both Weinke and McNutt only missed one pass a piece.
Wegher - 23 rushes for 102 yds - 1 TD
Davis - 5 rec for 70 yds - 1 TD
Kuchel - 3 rec for 46 yds - 1 TD
TE Andrew Jones was lost for three weeks with broken ribs. This is a tough loss as he brings balance to the passing game.
Up next is a visit to Ann Arbor and those pesky Wolverines. Should be a good one.
Oregon Burns up Sun Devils for 407 Yards on the Ground
Oregon : 59
Arizona State : 7
Run the ball and play good defense.... thats exactly what Oregon did. They ran the ball 35 times for 407 Yards and 5 TD's. RB James ran 14 times for 259 Yards and 2 TD's in the first half. RB Parks also ran well, carrying the ball 12 times for 100 Yards and 2 TD's.
Defense was were Oregon really shined today, only allowing 82 offensive yards to ASU. MLB Alonso had 7 tackles, 2 TFL, and a sack. The Oregon D tallied up 5 sacks in all, and ASU could never find a rhythm. ASU's only score came off a Oregon muffed punt which they returned for 6.
Player Of the Game :
RB L.James 14 car, 259 Yards, 2TD's
(5-1) Minnesota 31 @ (4-2) Michigan State 17
Minnesota walks into East Lansing, delivers a bruising loss to the Spartans. The defense steps up in the final minutes to allow no 4th quarter comeback.
Marqueis Gray 13-21 281 1INT
Jonathan Pittman 20-91 2TD
Duane Bennett 8-30 1TD
Paul Jones 5-127
Jonathan Pittman 2-62
Xzavian Brandon 2-56
Up Next: @ Mississippi State
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