Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Hova, Dec 1, 2012.
We are now into week 8. Three user games this week.
Next ADV No later than MON at 9 PM EST
Holy Shit I got lucky
Freaking get by Illi by 1 point 41-40
Thank god for my back up running back going ham on 2 different screens both resulting in long gains. My offense in general was unstoppable breaking tackles for big gains nearly every play. Unfortunately for me it was happening to my defense as well. LOL I did not realize I had 450 passing yards
Game froze in the game highlights screen to start the 2nd half AGAIN this morning when playing Oregon. Advise if to play game tonight or take a sim? Thanks.
you can play again.
Arizona St 23
Arizona St brings home a big conference victory in a battle where the computer basically destroyed Washington's offense with turnovers. The Huskies fumbled twice and threw another 3 INTs. Every time UW started to pick up momentum, it was killed by a turnover.
The first quarter was pretty uneventful, with both offenses moving to around midfield, before being forced to punt. Both offenses were efficient, but missed blocks and drops stalled drives. About midway through the second quarter, the Sun Devils forced their first turnover of the day, which set them up in Husky territory. Two plays later, Jr QB Kelly Davis hit Sr WR Richard Smith for 36 yards and a TD. UW's next drive stalled and they were forced to punt the ball away to ASU. Davis engineered another drive, behind a big third down catch by WR Blanton for 12 yards on a wheel route. The conversion would lead to a 40 yard FG, which ended the half with a 10-0 ASU lead.
The Sun Devils received the ball in the second half and moved quickly down the field. However, the drive was thwarted by a big redzone interception by Washington. The Huskies had momentum. But, UW's HB fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and the Sun devils had the ball on the Husky 14 yard line. The drive would culminate in a 1 yard TD by HB DJ Foster and a 17-0 Sun Devil lead with 1:14 left to play in the third quarter. ASU kicked another FG early in the 4th quarter for a 20-0 lead. Washington scored on its next possession behind some strong throws by QB Miles. The onside recovery attempt was unsuccessful after the TD and ASU attempted to run out the clock. They were only able to gain 1 first down, but it was enough to get into FG range to take a 23-7 lead. That would end the scoring, as Washington threw another late INT.
With the Colorado offense looking pretty undisciplined thanks to a rare poor game by QB Justin Jackson, the Buffalo special teams and defense picked up the slack with a dominating performance. Late in the first quarter after Oregon State went on a 12 play 75 yard drive to tie the game at 7-7, KR Chris Summers killed all momentum they gained when he returned the kickoff 108 yards for a TD and a 14-7 lead.
The next Beaver drive was a three and out and they had to punt it away to PR Bruce Vandermeulen, who has made huge plays in the passing game but hasn't done anything in a season and a half returning punts. That is no longer the case, Vandermeulen took it back 70 yards for the TD and a 21-7 lead. The CU defense forced another three and out and the offense scored from 55 yards out when Jackson hit WR Rich Mayes for a TD pass. The Buffalo defense again forced a three and out and a punt. Vandermeulen promptly returned this one 70 yards again for a TD and a 35-7 lead with 3:03 left in the first half. Oregon State finally got it together again and went on an 11 play drive that saw them cut the lead to 35-14 with 0:20 left in the half. Unfortunately for them Jackson hit Vandermeulen on a 75 yard TD bomb that saw the defender go for the pick and miss, putting Colorado up 42-14 at the half.
The third quarter saw Buffalo QB Jackson throw 3 interceptions that were all just bad decisions as I wanted to see the offense put something solid together before I took them out. Fortunately the defense forced its own interception and some more three and outs to make up for it. Vandermeulen returned another punt 73 yards for a TD in the third quarter for the only Colorado points. Oregon State managed a FG in the quarter.
The backups played in the fourth quarter and Colorado only scored a FG the rest of the way. Vandermeulen recorded 306 total yards and 4 TDs on the day to take obvious player of the game accolades.
North Carolina 28
The Tar Heels craptastic season continues with another loss to Virginia. The Heels turned it over 6 times, a problem all year. Neither side of the ball could do anything. The defense couldn't pick passes off when given the opportunity, and the offense couldn't avoid throwing interceptions (although it seems every DB channeled their inner Ronde Barber). The QB situation is a mess and unfortunately someone has to play. Hopefully it'll get figured out before VA Tech comes to town.
#7 PSU 24
PSU played host to Big Red in a B1G rivalry and big recruiting weekend. Big Red was game as they pretty much had PSU bottled for most of the game. QB Nick White had trouble with the Nebraska secondary as he threw 4 picks. Once again PSU had to deal with WR injuries as FS Brandon Brown had to come in an play WR. PSU's D was able to contain the Neb high powered O and keep them to 14pts. After looking at the one video on the dynasty page its amazing PSU didn't go down with plays like that all game.
The play of the game which also turned the balance was an INT by DB Jason Jordan. After giving up a score allowing Neb to go up 7-3 with 51 secs left in the half PSU goes no huddle to try and get points. Nick White would throw his 2nd Int of the half and Neb wastes no time driving down field. Trying to work the sidelines on an out route DB Jason Jordan cuts under the pattern and picks off the pass. Knowing the CPU will be all over him after the pause Jordan hits the juke move and breaks free from the WR and races down the sideline for the TD.
Nebraska would come out to start the half with a brick wall on D forcing PSU to a 3 an out. Now this if the first I've ever seen in this game from the CPU as Neb would go on a 4 min drive. Down14-10 with the PSU team rattled at home, QB Nick White would come out and try to make the PSU faithful as ease. After a 1st down run on poor tackling PSU came out looking to strike deep. Nebraska has been blitzing on every 1st down with 8 in the box. PSU would qo with a quick out route from a tight formation and beat the DB on 1 on 1 cov for a 72yrd TD.
PSU would hold in the 4th as the refs got involved with some questionable holding calls. HB Nick Manning would take over and chew up the clock in the 4th to seal the deal. PSU is on a dream season run and hopes to keep it going. The season has done wonders on the recruiting trail as Coach Chase begins to build the machine.
Penn State Players of Note
HB Nick Manning 20att 114yrds 1td
SS Roderick Johnson 5tkls 2scks
MLB J.T. Greenwood 5tkls 1sck
vs. 30 - 15 Cal uses late 1st Half Surge to seal win in Eugene
Cal came into this game knowing they were playing a more talented Oregon team. Oregon have managed to put quality squads on the field even with 4 other users in the Pac-12 competing for similar recruits. This year they have one of the best RB, talent-wise, in the country and were determined to not get shut out again by Cal like last year.
The game opened with Cal taking the opening kick all the way into the redzone before stalling and having to kick a FG. Unfortunately on this drive Cal lost starting RB Smith to a injured bicep. This would open the door for the #5 overall recruit from last year's recruiting class to take over the backfield for the Golden Bears, Freshman RB Jordan Harrison.
After Oregon was able to pick up a few first downs on the following drive they were eventually forced to punt which Cal would turn into a another FG, leading 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. Oregon quickly responded on their next drive with Oregon RB beast Scott McClelland going through 4 Cal defensive broken tackles to score on a 12 yard run. At this point Cal was trying to pressure the QB but could not get to him and he was picking apart the Cal defense. With Oregon leading 7-6, Cal QB Kline found WR Nelson on a deep slant from the slot with soft safety coverage and was able to break through the middle and run for 78 yards for the touchdown (highlight on dynasty wire).
From there Oregon QB would throw back 2 back interceptions that would set-up the Cal offense with a short field. WR Harper was able to catch passes for back 2 back touchdowns prior to the half putting Cal in control of the game going into halftime 27-7. The second half was was controlled by Cal, although only able to score one FG with the dominate running of Freshman RB Harrison. He is a fresh, raw talent and will be the back of the future if continues to play like he did today. After losing RB Lasco to graduation last year (All-time leading rusher in Cal school history) starting RB Smith has been somewhat of a disappoint. He lacks any size to run between the tackles and has really limited the Cal offense. FR RB Harrison ran often times through Oregon defenders moving the chains. When Cal attempted to mix it up Oregon's back 7 picked up the slack and intercepted Cal QB Kline 3 times on the day - a problem for Cal all year.
Cal held on after an early 4th quarter touchdown and 2 pt conversion by Oregon to get the win.
CB Kenneth Perez
3 tack 2 int
Was this one against Dean Evans or the computer? It may change the user rankings.
Computer...I'll still be last. (Deservedly so)
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