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GOW: Week 6, Season 5

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Ryty, Feb 7, 2010.


Who will win?

  1. Minnesota

    0 vote(s)
  2. Penn State

  1. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

    Jul 19, 2009
    GOW: Week 6, Season 5


    MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP)-- Coach Cimmy takes his undefeated Nittany Lions into TCF Bank Stadium to battle Coach Controllerabuser's undefeated Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Gophs are coming off one of their biggest wins in the last 5 years over the 7th ranked UCLA Bruins. However, beating UCLA is one thing, beating the #1 ranked Penn State Lions is another.

    Here is how I see the matchup -

    Column 1
    When the Lions Run? √ Even with the loss of Dukes, Penn State should still be able to run the ball. The O-Line of the Lions lead by tackles Eric Shrive and Chris Lawson should be able to control the line of scrimmage.
    When the Lions Pass? EVEN Penn State has two good receivers in Justin Brown and Soph Zac Woods. Minnesota will counter with two above average corners in Burks and Rogers.
    When the Gophers Run? √ Minnesota has a very good running game lead by the two-headed monster of Pittman and Lipscomb. Even though the Penn State defense is tough as usual, Minnesota should still have success on the ground.
    When the Gophers Pass? √ Minnesota is stacked with speed at the wideout position and their QB is coming off a decent game against UCLA. However, the Penn State secondary is one of the best in the country. They should be able to keep the gopher passing game in check.
    Special Teams? √ Penn State kicker Thad Brown gives the Lions a clear edge on special teams.
    Intangibles? √ How will Minnesota react to the pressure of being undefeated and battling the number #1 team in the country? Penn State is definitely more battle-tested.

    My prediction:

    Penn State 20
    Minnesota 17
  2. controllerabuser

    controllerabuser Purple People Eaters

    Jul 6, 2009
    Great work ryty, only time will tell!
  3. Jvigorous1

    Jvigorous1 Hokie

    Nov 2, 2009
    Minnesota is on a roll. Minn on top 14-10.
  4. Cimmy24

    Cimmy24 Candy Ass Self

    Jul 6, 2009
    #1 Penn State @ #15 Minnesota

    Penn State and Minnesota meet again for another dog fight amongst ranked and undefeated teams. Turnovers and injuries would consume the game and for the Golden Gophers, it would proove fatal. This Nittany Lions defense would again play outstanding football and hold Minnesota to 16 total points. They would also force 4 total turnovers, 2 fumbles and 2 interceptions, that would cripple the Gopher offense. The duo of Lipscomb and Pittman would proove ineffective against the Lions, as Linebacker U would hold Minnesota to 36 yards rushing, 31 for Lipscomb on 7 carries and 17 for Pittman on 5. Take away the -12 yards Ford would negate on 3 attempts. The PSU offense would play miraculous football as well. QB Tremayne Smith went 12 for 17 for 193 yards and 2 TDs, despite 2 interceptions. Smith would fine 6 different receivers, each catching the ball twice. TE Clarke and WR Woods would be the 2 TD recepients. HB Andrew Stovall would rush the ball 24 times for 88 yards and 2 scores. On defense, MLB Carroll would be the player of the game with 9 tackles, 1 interception, and a forced fumble. CB Willis and OLB Lumpkin would force the other 2 turnovers to secure a 35-16 win for Penn State as they continue their Big10 campaign against Purdue in Happy Valley, with 2 big games yet to be played. In the Valley against currently ranked #4 Iowa, and on the road against the 9th ranked Buckeyes of Ohio State.

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