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2011 National Champions- Boise State Broncos
Pitt 31 vs Auburn 27
Maryland 40 vs Miami University 0
Air Force 31 vs Idaho 52
#17 Ohio State 10 vs #5 Stanford 31
#14 Texas 38 vs Iowa 17
#25 Louisville 14 vs #4 LSU 21
Tulsa 69 vs Northwestern 31
#6 Florida State 45 vs #3 Oklahoma 28
UCF 41 vs USF 38
#22 Arizona State vs TCU
#7 Missouri 53 vs #12 South Carolina 49
#15 Texas Tech 48 vs #9 Notre Dame 25
#1 Boise State 26 vs #2 Alabama 21
Final Conference Standings
*Florida State- ACC Atlantic Champion
** North Carolina- ACC Coastal Champion
*Ohio State- Big Ten Leaders Champion
**Michigan State- Big Ten Legends Champion
*UCF- CUSA East Champion
**SMU- CUSA West Champion
*Stanford- PAC-12 North Winner
**Arizona- PAC-12 South Winner
Final Coaches Poll
2011 Game of the Year
1. Missouri @ Ohio State
The Missouri Tigers opened up the season in Columbus against the Ohio State Buckeyes. In a game that saw the Buckeyes as heavy favorites, no one could have predicted the wild game that happened.
This game opened bad for the Buckeyes and just kept getting worse. After a short 3 and out on offense, Missouri took the ball on a long drive, culminating a 25 yard breakaway run by DeVion Moore for a TD. Ohio State took the ball back and proceeded to move down the field. Disaster then struck as Freshman QB Braxton Miller would make a prototypical freshman mistake on a short out route. Tiger CB Kip Edwards stepped in front of the pass and with nobody in front of him, ran the ball back 43 yards for a TD to put Missouri up 14-0 with 2:16 remaining in the 1st quarter.
After another Buckeye drive was cut short at the end of the 1st, Missouri would again embark on another drive that would bear fruit with Moore's 2nd TD of the day from 7 yards out with 6:52 remaining in the half. If the Buckeyes didn't know it before, they were in a world of hurt and it was panic time. Neither team could do much for the remainder of the quarter until OSU got the ball back with :46 left in the half. Now was the time to see what Miller could do with a pressure filled 2 minute (make that :46) drive. A few short completions took the Buckeyes to their own 41 with :!5 seconds remaining. It was time to go for broke and test out Miller's arm. Highly touted freshman WR Ty Williams would break free on an inside cut, just as he turned, Miller hit him with a pass right on the hand and Williams did the rest, breaking a tackle on the way to a 59 yard rumble for a TD with :08 remaining in the half. The young Buckeyes finally had some hope and went into the half down 21-7.
The 3rd quarter would start out very quiet with Missouri taking the opening kickoff but was not able to muster any offense. This was the case for both teams until OSU was able to finally punch the ball in on a 1 yard TD run by Jaamal Berry with 1:43 remaining in the quarter. The score at this point was 21-14, Tigers, could the Buckeyes finally have a chance to get back in the game? Not so fast my friend!! Missouri lands a quick counter-punch with a 76 yard TD strike from QB James Franklin to WR TJ Moe just 15 seconds later. The score going into the fourth quarter, 28-14 Missouri.
After another aborted Buckeye drive, Missouri again reclaims the ball early in the 4th quarter. They don't waste this opportunity, as Moore strikes for his 3rd TD on the day with a 65 yard scamper to paydirt and a 35-14 lead with 5:16 left in the game. Thinking they were toast at this point, the OSU coach Evans decides to go back to his normal offense and try to get some practice in for the Maryland game in two weeks. Calling a mix of runs and passes, the Buckeye offense saunters down the field at a leisurely pace, with the drive culminating with a 14 yard pass on an out pattern to TE Jake Stoneburner from Miller with just :48 seconds remaining in the game. Score: 35-21 Tigers. A standard kickoff down the field is non eventful until the never say die Buckeyes hold up the Missouri returner and strip out the ball. Buckeye FS Jamie Wood proceeds to pick up the ball and take it 18 yards for a second Buckeye score within 10 seconds, 35-28 Missouri. At this point, with nothing to lose, Coach Evans calls for the onside kick, still not thinking that there is a chance of recovery. Well, lightning strikes again as OSU recovers the kick and has a chance for one last drive. Can Miller recreate the magic at the end of the 1st half to tie the score? A few quick passes and timeouts put the Buckeyes on the Missouri 5 with 20 seconds remaining...could they do it again? Yes they could! Miller hits WR Chris Fields with a 5 yard TD pass with a CB draped all over him. An extra point ties the score and takes us into overtime with a 35-35 score.
Like heavyweight fighters, both teams trade matching punches in the 1st two OT. Berry's 7 yd TD run is matched by Missouri's Henry Josey with a 2 yd TD dive. Both teams then stall in the 2nd OT and settle for matching FG, both from 42 yards out. The 3rd OT starts with the Buckeyes on offense and after a short drive from the 25, Berry takes in his 3rd score from 14 yards out to put OSU up by 6. By rule, each team must go for two starting in the 3rd OT, which OSU tries and fails. Will this open up a chance for the Tigers to put this marathon away? Mizzou strikes quickly as Moore adds his 4th TD from 10 yards out to tie the score at 51. Time for the Tigers to try for their two. Coach Matrix opts to pass for the conversion. Franklin drops back, looks right and is intercepted by OLB Andrew Sweat! This is where it gets really nutty as Sweat initially looks to run the ball back to possibly put the game away but then decides otherwise and trys to just go down in the endzone. On his way to the ground, he is stripped of the ball and is recovered by Missouri FB Beau Brinkley in the endzone for a two point conversion and the win! Final score: 53-51 Tigers.
Be sure to check out the highlights on the wire, I will try to post them up here later. I've never been part of or seen a game quite like this. While it sucks to lose after all this, Matrix definitely deserves the win and dominated all day until the CPU decided to make this a game with a few lucky breaks, then make things right by the flukey fumble to end the game. Great game Matrix, another fine game in a great rivalry here in the Redshirts. Looks like our we are going to carry it on at our new schools.
National Champions- Oklahoma Sooners
Pittsburgh 21, Temple 7
Notre Dame 34, Maryland 10
West Virginia 32, UCF 29
Alabama 45, Ohio State 26
Iowa 38, Arizona State 7
USC 42, Missouri 17
Boise State 44, Louisville 13
Texas Tech 21, Tulsa 20
Auburn 41, Texas 7
Oklahoma 42, Virginia Tech 34
Final Conference Standings
*ACC Atlantic Champion- Florida State
**ACC Coastal Champion- Virginia Tech
*Big Ten Leaders Champion- Ohio State
**Big Ten Legends Champion- Iowa
*C-USA East Champion- UCF
**C-USA West Champion- Tulsa
*PAC-12 North Champion- Orgeon
**PAC-12 South Champion- Arizona State
Final Top 25 Coaches Poll
Game of the Year
Week 10 Texas Tech - 41 vs Missouri - 38
Texas Tech has been looking forward to this game for a while as a test of whether or not they were real contenders this season. Missouri is a very good team with a great coach who usually plays me pretty tough. This game would be no different. The game was a defensive battle to start, with both teams playing a little tentative and sloppy. Missouri was the first to get on the board on a 9 yard rush by Kendial Lawrence late in the first quarter. The Red Raiders would get the ball and finally get some offense going as it was slow and steady down the field. Eric Stephens would get the Red Raiders on the board on a 14 yard TD. The tie was short lived as Missouri QB James Franklin hooked up on a long 89 yard pass to star WR TJ Moe, this long play was the result of a blown coverage by the Tech secondary. That would be the end of the scoring in the first half. Missouri went into halftime up 14-7.
Texas Tech was able to stop Missouri on their opening possession of the second half. The offense was able to get it going once again and put another TD on the board again by way of a Eric Stephens TD, this one from 25 yards out.
The two teams traded punts the rest of the 3rd quarter aside from a 33 yard Missouri FG. The 4th quarter showed a burst in scoring. Alex Torres would start the scoring, this time with a reception from 17 yards out. This is the first point in the game that Texas Tech has taken a lead in the game.
The next 5 minutes saw the Red Raiders trying to run some clock and the Tigers trying their best to take back the lead. The Tigers would miss a long FG before making a 36 yarder with 1:50 left in the game. The Red Raiders got the ball back up 1 point and would try to milk some clock. However, something unexpected happened. Eric Stephens took a handoff to the left and found a wide open running lane, as he war racing towards the goal line, the thought went through his head to take a knee near the goal line and run a little more clock, however he chose to take the sure thing and go ahead and take the ball in for a 78 yard TD.
Missouri would get the ball and go to work, after a couple of incompletions, Franklin threw up a hail mary to the left, the ball was underthrown and both the receiver and the db were waiting on the ball, and to the dismay of the Red Raider faithful, the Missouri receiver came down with the ball for a huge gain deep into Red Raider territory. After a few plays, Franklin would get the Tigers their TD on a 12 yard pass to TE CJ Smith. However, the Tigers were still down two and would be forced to go for the 2 point conversion. The Red Raiders defense was still in shock and let Franklin complete another pass for the 2 point conversion. The Tigers had tied the game and forced overtime.
Missouri won the toss and elected to play defense. Eric Stephens would continue his amazing game with another TD from 5 yards out. The Red Raider defense came out hoping for the huge stop, although they got the exact opposite as Franklin found slot receiver Marcus Lucas on a corner route on their first play for the TD. Missouri’s offense would go right back on the field in the second OT, this time the Red Raiders were able to force a FG. The Red Raider offense stepped back on the field with the weight of the world on their shoulders, they knew it was now or never. After a couple of short gains on the ground, Eric Stephens would take the handoff to the left on a power play and exploded around the end and accelerated into the open field for a 18 yard game winning overtime TD.
Matrix played a great game, his power running game was giving me fits, and he hit some big 3rd downs against me. Also his receivers constantly out jumped by dbs for balls even when I had good position, and Franklin was placing some beautiful balls over the outstretched hands of my defenders.
Seth Doege 21-36 244 Yards 2 TD 2 INT
Eric Stephens 23 Att 198 Yards 4 TD, 2 Catches 5 Yards 1 TD
Alex Torres 6 Catches 72 Yards 1 TD
Belk Bowl Pitt v BC 13-34
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: AZ ST v Ohio 42-13
Champs Sports Bowl: Louisville v GT 29-31
Sun Bowl: UMD V Colorado 28-21
Ticketcity Bowl: UCF v INdiana 56-16
Rose Bowl: OSU v Oregon 41-14
Sugar Bowl: Tennessee v Missouri 45-26
Orange Bowl: NC State v Boise St 20-7
Fiesta Bowl: Tulsa v LSU 52-7
Cotton Bowl: Alabama v TT 17-42
BCS National Champ: Texas v Troy 41-20
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