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Game Summaries: Week 8, Season 4
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Notre Dame @ Oregon State
Notre Dame 35 Oregon State 7
Notre Dame comes into Corvallis and gets shut down in the first quarter. With the conditions being sloppy, Oregon State keyed on the run and forced two quick Notre Dame 3 and outs. Tied at 0, the Beavers strike first:
RS Freshman Jon Smith's pass gave Oregon State the early lead
Notre Dame would respond with a good drive and this Tim Rivers 3 yard TD:
After a Jon Smith INT, Notre Dame would mix in the run and pass effectively, and Deion Walker would make a sensational catch to give ND a 14-7 lead:
...but the Beavers would respond. The freshman Smith would lead the Oregon State spread option attack downfield. Knocking at the doorstep in the Irish redzone, All-America LB Manti Teo would make the play of the game:
Manti Teo's 96 yard pick 6 would put Notre Dame up 21-7
Notre Dame would get 2 more INT returns for TDs to seal the game in the second half.
Next: Pittsburgh (3:30 NBC)
Those LBs for Notre Dame are monsters
Cal vs Arizona
Arizona came into Berkely California knowing they had a tough challenge ahead.
The defense of Cal completely dominated Arizona forcing them to punt 7 times and only converting 3-15 on third downs. This game should've been over in the early 3rd qtr but Cal kept dropping interceptions.
Cal scores by a 2 yard scramble for a TD by SR QB B.Sweeny. Arizona gets on the board by intercepting Sweeney and returning it 85 yards for a TD.
Cal dominates on every aspect and scores 3 TDs. All 3 TDs came from SR RB C. "Debo" DeBoskie.
Cal continues to dominate and scores again with a 1 yard reception for a TD by "Debo" DeBoskie.
With 3 mins left in the game Arizona finally musters a successful drive and a 15 yard TD pass. Cal answers back with a 11 yard pass to SR TE S.Ladner for the TD.
Michigan Halts #6 Illinois
Michigan won its 3rd user game in a row knocking off #6 Illinois
IL got the ball to start and drove the ball with some success. Michigan stopped ILL on a 4th and 1 from the Michigan 27 yard line. Blue came out and drove the ball down the field behind a powerful rushing attack. The Illi would hold Michigan to a field goal giving the Mazie and Blue a 3-0 lead. Neather team would be able to score again heading in the 2nd qtr
Michigan would find the endzone again after holding the Illi at bay. Foricer hit Jones on an option left and Jones managed to break down the sideline for 6. 10-0. Illinois would finally be able to put together another solid drive and get on the board with a short FG. 10-3. Illinois had a chance to add to its point total when they went down and got into field goal range with 6 seconds left on the clock. but the field goal would sail left. 10-3 headed to the break.
Michigan would drive down the field again using its powerful rushing game. but a poor throw by Tate Foricer would result in an INT for Illinos. both teams battled back and forth neither team scoring. Michigan would also miss a field goal that came up left from 35yards out.
Again both teams battled it out and forced each other to punt. Michigan would be able to drive out the last 2:49 seconds getting all the way down to the 1 yard line with 50 seconds remaing and the Illi without time outs. With Victory in hand Tate Forcier came out and took a knee running the clock out and getting an important W.
GG bc.. it was another great defensive battle.
Michigans Vincent Smith rushed for over 100yards on the day.
Michigans Defense held Illinois to 198 yards of total offense.
Illinois lost its starting QB due to last week sim.
Illinois lost its impact TB for the game with a strained abdomain.
The Win Put Michigan in a first place tie with Penn State. With only 1 user game left later in the season vs Ohio State.
Detailed Stats to come.
Michigan State 17 @ Minnesota 31
Minnesota overcomes a 17-3 deficit at half time to rally and win 31-17. Hasan Lipscomb finally broke over the century mark and carried the Gophers to a victory with 2 rushing touchdowns. The Gophers, who miss Jonathan Pittman, severely look to stay in the hunt for a potential Big Ten championship.
Adrian Ford 16-29 1TD 1INT
Hasan Lipscomb 23-100 2TD
Paul Jones 3-69 1TD
Victor Keise 3-53
John Moore 3-28
Rashede Hageman 3-19
USC was able to control the game against a very good Oregon team.
The name of the game was TO's. If I'm not mistaken USC had 0-1 To's and ORegon had 3-4.
Matt Barkley played his best game of the season. threw for over 300 yards 3 td's and no turnovers.
Oregon shut down the running game and knocked McNeal out the game early. USC continued to run to keep them honest but with little to no success.
The defense had a decent day while allowing 17 points.
USC has slim hopes of a Pac-10 title but will continue to plug away. dates with osuw and ucla in the near future.
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