Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Papa Perry, Jul 21, 2012.
Post em here fellas.
In Coach Henderson's debut Rice was a formidable opponent. UCLA was more talented, faster, and coached better. That was the difference in the game. Also UCLA stopped Rice's running game and they were able to get their own running game going pretty good. The TO battle was even but, that seems to be the key this year as it is most years. It was a solid opening game for a team badly in need of getting things right and back on track this year.
B. Hundley 16-22 216yrd 1 TD 2 int
J. Franklin 14 car 71 yrd 1 TD
S. Evans 4 ctch 98yrd 1 TD
R. Marvray 5 PR 92yards 1 TD
C. Marsh 2 sacks
The Hurricanes Season Opener against Boston College was a tough one that went to OT. Miami opened the season with excitement when P. Dorsett took the opening kickoff back 96 yds for a TD. Boston College added a FG on their first drive making the score 7-3, Miami. Boston College followed that up in the 2nd Quarter with a 5 yd A. Williams TD run making it 10-7 BC. Late in the 2nd Quarter S. Morris hit P. Dorsett on a 13 Yd TD pass, 14-10 Miami. Miami got the ball back and S. Morris hit A. Jean Louis on a 94 yd TD pass, making the score 21-10 at the half. Boston College held Miami scoreless in the 3rd Quarter and added a 3 yd td run from A. Williams, making the score 21-17. Miami started the 4th adding a 35 yd FG from J. Wieclaw 24-17 Miami. Boston College struck right back with C. Rettig hitting J. Sinkivec on a 15 yd TD pass, making it 24-24. Miami drove down the field and kicked a 46 Yd FG taking a 3 point lead 27-24. Boston College got the ball back with .21 seconds left and C. Rettig hit A. Williams on LONG SCREEN PASS, that put them in FG Range. (LOL). With .02 seconds left Boston College tied it up 27-27 with a 41 FG with the kicker ICED. Boston College took their first lead of the game in OT kicking a 34 FG to take a 30-27 lead. Miami would not be denied when S. Morris hit A. Jean Louis on a 21 yd TD pass to win the game 33-30 in OT.
S. Morris ended the game 14-24 for 253 3 TDs and 2 INTs.
M. James ran for 19 carries for 118.
C. Rettig went 19-34 for 255 1 TD and 2 INTS.
A Williams had 24 carries for 167 and 2 TDs.
Illini Open With No Offense - Win at WMU
Western Michigan 3
In what can only be described as "must not watch tv", Illinois managed to pull out a 6-3 victory over Western Michigan despite only accruing 90 yards of total offense for the game. The two keys to the game were simple: Field position and turnovers. On both of the Illini scoring drives, the offense would start near midfield. Furthermore, when Western Michigan would start to mount a little bit of momentum, the Illini defense would force a turnover (3 in the game).
Western Michigan had an opportunity to put the squeeze on Illinois late, facing first and goal from the 8 midway through the fourth quarter. At the time, the Broncos were still down six, so a touchdown would have forced the anemic Illini offense to find a way to squeeze at least 3 more points on to the board. But on first down, the defense would sack the WMU QB on a screen pass, and the Broncos would never even sniff the endzone again.
While a win is technically a win - this one certainly does not feel like it for new head coach Batman. There is no way that Illinois can expect to continue to rely that significantly on defense and be successful, particularly in the Big Ten. Coach Batman will need to shape up his offense right quick because next week Illinois will hold their home opener against Maryland. The Terps are 0-1 after a shocking upset by Temple in Philly, so they will be out for blood next weekend.
QB Nathan Scheelhaase - 4-6, 33 yards, INT
HB Donovonn Young - 16 carries, 63 yards
K Taylor Zalewski - 2/3 FG (Made: 43, 31 / Missed: 48)
QB Alex Carder - 16-24, 166 yards, 2 INT
WR Courtney Bynes - 3 receptions, 48 yards
OLB Trevor Ishmael - 9 tackles
Key Team Stats
Passing Yards: WMU 166 - Illinois 33
Rushing Yards: WMU 42 - Illinois 57
Total Yards: WMU 208 - Illinois 90
Turnovers: WMU 3 - Illinois 1
Time of Possession: WMU 11:51 - Illinois: 16:09
Notre Dame 24
I suck. 10 turnovers. Ill update and post more when I get happy again. lol
San Jose State 7
Stanford opens their 2012 campaign with a 27-7 win over San Jose State in Palo Alto. It was actually San Jose State who got on the board first as Carr caught a 74 yard pass from Terrell. Stanford scored on the last play of the first QTR as Nottingham found Terrell from 7 yards out to even the score at 7. Terrell then caught his 2nd TD of the game, this time from 25 yards out to make it a 14-7 Stanford lead as they went into the locker room at HT. Williamsons 38 yd fg in the 3rd QTR was all the points that were scored as Stanford led 17-7 going into the 4th QTR. Then Nottingham threw his 3rd TD pass of the game, this time to Montgomery from 12 yards out and Williamson kicked a meaningless FG with under a minute left to complete the scoring to make GMONEYS debut a successful one as the Cards win 27-7. Coach GMONEY had this to say to the media after the game.
"We played OK. We have alot of improvement to do on both sides of the ball. Give San Jose State credit, they played hard. However with our talent we have here on both sides of the ball, this game shouldn't have even been close and if we expect to contend with the bigger schools, we need ot get our head out of our asses and play the kind of tough minded football that I am accustomed to. Now we have to get ready for Michigan. They are playing well as they knocked off #1 ranked Alabama last week in OT. I saw their stats as they rushed for dam near 400 yards on the ground and with that exciting dual threat QB that they have over there we better be ready to tackle well. OK, I am gone now. I have to talk to my defensive coordinator so we can begin setting up a game plan when the Big Blue comes rolling into our house this week."
Key Stanford Stats
Brett Nottingham 9/14/112/3td/2 int..his ass almost got benched because of his picks or was it USER error
Stepan Taylor 23 rushes 147 yards..He needs to get into the end zone for so this offense can really take off
6 different Cardinals caught at least 1 pass.
The Standford defense had 4 sacks and 3 picks in the game.
Should be an interesting week 2 match since I also lost to the CPU.
Virginia Tech- 47
This was a classic shootout as neither teams defense showed up as both offenses put up 500+yds. The Ducks set the tone of the game as De Anthony Thomas took an option pitch 88yds on the first play of the game. Oregon held onto their early lead as both teams traded punches the entire game including several big play scores including 89yd TD rec Thomas, 41yd TD rec VT WR Marcus Davis, 45yd TD rec VT rec Corey Fuller, 83yd TD rec OU Kenjon Barner, 69yd TD rec OU Daryll Hawkins, and 65yd TD rec VT Davis. The Hokies were doomed by a failed 2 point conversion and simply ran out of time at the end.
QB Bryce Bennett 14/21 393yds 3 TD 3 INT
RB DeAnthony Thomas 94yds TD rush 95yds TD rec
RB Kenjon Barner 35yds 2 TD rush 121yds TD rec
Va Tech Leader
QB Logan Thomas 28/40 435yds 5 TD 4 INT
RB Michael Holmes 95yds TD
WR Marcus Davis 185yds 2 TD
Defense Keys Illini Win Over Maryland
Following a 6-3 win that set football back 80 years, Illinois took the field against Maryland who was coming off of a tough loss in Philadelphia to Temple. It goes without saying that 90 yards wasn't going to cut it once again, and Illinois spent much of the week practicing their offense. Despite earning their second win in a row, it appears as though Coach Batman's squad needs more practice.
Throughout the first half, Illinois struggled to move the ball. The only saving grace was that the Illini defense was keeping the Maryland offense in check. With less than 30 seconds to go in the half, something finally clicked as junior QB Nathan Scheelhaase found his tight end Evan Wilson over the middle. Wilson would elude a tackler and scramble down to the 18 yard line. In true Illini fashion, however, the Terps would get a great rush off of the edge and block the kick. With that, Maryland protected their 3-0 lead.
The terrapins would tack on a second field goal in the third quarter to make the score 6-0, which to many fans seemed like enough to win the game. Midway through the fourth again, there would be a glimmer of a real offense. Scheelhaase would find Darius Millines on the outside on a streak. Millines broke the press by corner in man coverage, and there was no help over the top which left Millines all alone for the easy 76 yard catch and run for the first Illinois TD of the season. Maryland would advance the ball up to their own forty-five on the ensuing possession, but was forced to punt with just under 3 minutes to remain. Maryland would never get the ball back, as Illinois would convert a couple first downs and burn out the clock.
Through two games, Illinois has a 2-0 record despite only scoring a total of 13 points. While wins are wins, Illinois understands that they are mightily struggling on offense and need to find a way to put points on the board. Illinois will have a week off before hosting Arkansas State, so expect them to be fired up on offense next week.
QB Nathan Scheelhaase - 6-7, 182 yards, TD
WR Darius Millines - 3 receptions, 98 yards, TD
CB Jack Ramsey - 2 tackles, INT
QB CJ Brown - 8-12, 96 yards, INT
HB Justus Pickett - 7 carries, 49 yards
DT Darius Kilgo - 2 tackles, sack, FF
Total Offense: ILL 274 - MARY 212
3rd Down Conversions: ILL 5-9 (55%) - MARY 0-5 (0%)
Time of Possession: ILL 16:36 - MARY 11:24
Ohio State 20 USC 10
The Buckeyes rebounded from a week 1 loss to Baylor by taking out the #9 Trojans. Both offensives struggled in this game and there were some bad turnovers in the early part of this game. Miller was picked off twice on the first two drives. The Ohio State defense managed to slow down USC's offense after the first pick, so USC managed only a field goal. After the second pick, the Buckeyes' defense decided to keep the ball away from their offense. CB Travis Howard picked off a pass from Matt Barkley and returned it for a TD. Neither offense did much the rest of the first half. OSU was able to add a couple long field goals from Drew Basil, and led 13-3 at halftime.
There was not much offense at the start of the third quarter, but half way through the quarter OSU finally moved the ball. This led to a short rushing score by Braxton Miller. Both defenses continued to prevail and USC made some mistakes inside the redzone. The score remained 20-3 until under two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Barkley hooked up with Robert Woods on a long pass play, resulting in a 48 yard TD. The onside kick bounced out of bounds so OSU got the ball. The Buckeyes killed the clock and left with an ugly 20-10 win.
Miller had an ugly day passing with just 89 yards on 12 attempts. He did avoid turnovers after the early picks and he added 50 yards on the ground. Hall and Hyde combined for 105 yards on the ground. Barkley passed for 195 but was picked twice in the game and he lost a fumble. OSU also able to keep USC's ground game under control. The Trojans managed just 23 yards rushing.
Florida State: 24Michigan State: 20 With the bad taste of their opening loss to Auburn still stinging like a boil on their ass, the Seminoles came out giving 150 % against Coach Mo and his Spartans. Both teams tried 2 hard and there were a total of 9 TOs between both teams. The Seminoles took a 3-0 lead on a 51 yard FG by Dustin Hopkins. Early in the 2nd quarter, the Seminoles were driving for what looked like a certain TD when RB Devonta Freeman was blasted at the 15 yard line and LB Denicos Allen scooped up the fumble to give the Spartans a 7-3 lead. The Spartans would add a FG before halftime to give them a 10-3 lead. Florida State would force another INT on the opening possession of the second half and punch in a 1 yard TD run by FB Lonnie Pryor, tying the game at 10. The Seminoles D would force a punt but a poorly thrown pass by QB EJ Manuel would lead to a 30 yard INT return by CB Johnny Adams. The Tribe would strike back 30 seconds later to tie the game at 17 with a 69 yard bomb to Chris Green on a blown coverage. The Spartans would take the 20-17 on a short FG by Dan Conroy. This would set up a very tough last 4 minutes to play. The Seminoles would force a punt with under a minute left. 2 medium range passes had the Seminoles in range for the game tying FG but instead of running the ball to set up a better kicking angle, this is what happened.
That TD made the score 24-20 with 17 seconds to play. GG Coach Mo!! Tough grind it out game!!
The 4th ranked Michigan Wolverines rolled into Palo Alto full of confidence after upsetting the defending National Champions Alabama in their week 1 game 34-27 in OT. This was the ESPN, USA, Big 10 Network, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC and GMONEY TV's National game of the week. At the last minute, Armed Forces Network chimed in to show the millions of our Serviceman all over the world to watch this Big 10 vs PAC 12 match up. The game was an instant classic.
Stefan Taylor started the scoring as he took a pitch to the right side and rambled from 13 yards out to give Stanford a 7-0 lead. That was all the scoring in the first QTR as both defenses began to settle down. In the 2nd QTR, the Cardinals struck again. Michigan QB sensation Robinson was picked off by JR FS Devon Carrington and 3 plays later, Brett Nottingham found JR All PAC 12 TE Zach Ertiz to give Stanford a 14-0 lead. Michigan then went on an impressive drive of their own and scored when Robinson found Touisaint wide open from 10 yards out with 47 seconds left in the half to cut the Stanford lead in half to make it 14-7. Then Nottingham drove Stanford downfield as Williamson kicked a 32 yard FG as time expired to give the Cardinals a 17-7 half-time lead over the 4th ranked Wolverines. As the teams headed to the locker room, the noise in Palo Alto was unbelievably loud.
The 3rd QTR saw both defenses began to flex their muscles as each team punted a couple of times. Then Michigan said enough of this and Robinson took a option keeper, broke a tackle and out ran everyone on a NASTY ASS 75 yard TD run to get Michigan with in 3 points at 17-14. The announced crowd of 91000 became very quiet as the 4000 Wolverine fans scattered in the stadium had something to cheer about. Stanford then had another good drive but once again Michigan's defense held tight and forced another Williamson FG to increase the lead to 20-14. That's how the 3rd QTR ended. (On a side note the connection started to get very slow for the both of us in the middle of the 3rd QTR but we both had to bear with it)
Michigan drove down in the 4th QTR and kicked a FG to make it a 20-17 game. Stanford then started to drive down field and they were doing an effective job pounding the rock inside and outside. Then the ran the ball well and with 2:03 left in the game, the faced a 3rd and 9 from the Michigan 23 yard line. ( That's when the connection was lost. After several minutes since I was till in the game, we mutually agreed for me to finish out the game. That I know was a VERY TOUGH call as we both didn't have time to replay the entire game. Win or lose this game was indeed a classic. ) Stanford decided to run the ball and Taylor picked up 7 yards. Williamson then kicked his 3rd FG of the game to give Stanford a 23-17 lead. that meant Michigan had one last chance. Robinson then forced a pass that was picked off by Barry Browner. 2 runs by Taylor produced a first down and the Nottingham kneeled down 2 times to let the clock wind down to give the Cardinals the 23-17 victory.
NOTABLE MICHIGAN STATS
Robinson 5/8/80/1td/2 int....8 rushes 86 yards 1td
Toussaint 3 rushes 2 yards...2 rec 48 yards 1td
Smith 2 rushes 15 yards
Rountree 2 rec 33 yards
NOTABLE STANFORD STATS
Brett Nottingham 11/15/215/1td/1int
Stefan Taylor 28 rushes 112 yards 1td
Zach Ertz 4 rec 75 yards 1td
Drew Terrell 2 rec 49 yards
Levin Toilolo 2 rec 49 yards
Jamal Patterson 2 rec 17 yards
Ty Montgomery 1 rec 25 yards
Coach GMONEY had this to say to the media after the game. " Wow what an exciting ball game and my hats off to Michigan and their coaching staff led by Coach Smalls. They came in today ready for battle. My guys played well. I have high expectations from this team as I am now trying to learn their strengths and weaknesses. I am pleased the way that my Defense played. I just wish we could have had more pressure on the QB as we only had 1 sack the entire game. I liked that we had the 2 picks as they both led our offense to score points. Offensively, I liked the way we utilized the play book as we used a whole hell of alot of different offensive formations to try and keep the Wolverine defense off guard but they are a very well coached bunch over there. Now it's time to get ready for the USC Trojans and they are coming into our house next week with an whole lot of McDonalds, Wendy's and Burger King All Americans. ( The Media laughs) It's important that we get off to a strong start against that A+ A+ A+ stacked team. We have our work cut out for us. Well I have to go now to a defensive coaches meeting to see what game plan we need to set to get ready for All American Matt ( Don't call me Charles) Barkley. ( The Media roars in laughter)....Peace. "
Good game Smalls. Looking forward to many battles with you in the future. Oh and last but not least, gongrats to the newest additon to your family bro.
Very nice win. Smalls is a very tough opponent.
After having the ESPN Saturday night same of the week against Michigan, the Cardinals welcomed the USC Trojans into Palo Alto for their PAC 12 opener. Stefan Taylor rushed for 73 yards and 2td's and the much maligned Stanford defense scored 2 touchdowns of their own to lead them to a 28-10 victory over the mighty USC Trojans in the PAC 12 opener for both teams.
Taylor scored on a 1 yard run to give the Cardinals an early 7-0 lead. USC then drove down the field and managed to kick a FG that cut the lead to 7-3 and that's how the 1st QTR ended.
Taylor then scored from 8 yards out to give Stanford a 14-3 lead. As both defenses began to flex their muscles and were forcing each other to punt the ball. Then with 13 seconds to go in the first half, the Stanford D flexed. Barkley ran the option and when he pitched it to his halfback, SR CB Harold Bernard stepped in front and raced to the end zone to give Stanford a 21-3 half-time lead.
Then the 3rd QTR the USC defense stepped up big time. Nottingham was picked off and returned to the Cardinal 1 yard line. USC scored on the next play on McNeal 1 yard run to cut the lead to 21-10. The rest of the QTR was pretty quiet as both defenses again stepped up to the plate and played well.
The 4th QTR was all defensive as both offenses couldn't get anything significant going and exchanging punt after punt. then USC was goign down the field trying to cut into the 21-10 lead and were in Stanford territory when Barkley made another costly mistake. He tried to thread the needle but was picked off for the 2nd time this game by JR CB Barry Browning. This time he juked 1 defender and broke a tackle and then raced 72 yards to ice the game and complete the scoring as the Cardinals win 28-10.
NOTABLE USC STATS
Barkley 12/23/157/4 int
McNeal 21 rushes 67 yards 1td
9 different Trojans caught at least 1 pass
The Trojan defense had 1 sack and 1 INT
NOTABLE STANFORD STATS
Brett Nottingham 6/11/103/1int
Stefan Taylor 20 rushes 73 yards 2td
5 different Cardinals caught at least 1 pass
The Cardinal defense had 2 sacks and 4 INT
Coach GMONEY had this to say to the Media after the game. " Well this was our PAC 12 opener and I m please the way we played today. Now we were a bit stagnant on offense but our defense played well and I am proud of their work ethic and paying attention to detail. We are 3-0 so far with all of our games here in Palo Alto. We have to get ready to make that 3000 mile journey across the USA and play a very talented Maryland squad next week. We will have our hands full and we need to come out ready to play or we will get our asses handed to us. Well let me go as it's time to meet up with the defensive coaches and prepare for Maryland. Thanks for coming out, God Bless and Good night. ( EXCERPT from Russell Simmons DEF Comedy Jam )
GG Cgreen214...Looking forward to battling with you again next season.
UCLA Might Have Found Their QB In A Win Over Oregon St.
Oregon St. 0 14 0 7 21
UCLA 0 14 7 14 35
UCLA had a good game in their conference opener and much needed good QB play from SR Kevin Prince. Prince made great passes and good decisions with the ball all day. He only made one bad throw and it was one of those CPU shenanigan INT's anyway. Overall it was a complete game offensively and defensively for the Bruins. Coach Henderson hopes this will be signs of things to come for their season. With USC struggling a little maybe this will open up the door for UCLA to sneak in to the conference championship game two years in a row.
Key offensive players
QB Kevin Prince 17-20 261 4 td 1 int
WR Shaquelle Evans 6-144 2 td
RB Johnathan Franklin 21-84 1 td
Key defensive players
CB Aaron Hester 1 int
LE Datone Jones 1 sack
Next up for UCLA is a road game against Colorado
The Hurricanes played a tough one against UCLA. UCLA drew first blood with a 37 yd FG by Joe Roberts. Miami answered right back with a 6 yd TD run from Mike James. Hurricanes 7-3. UCLA answered right back with a 28 yd FG. Miami matched with a 27 yd FG by Jake Wieclaw. At the Half 10-6 Miami. Miami had the only score in the 3rd, a 28 yd FG by Jake Wieclaw making the score 13-6, Hurricanes. The Hurricanes would take over in the 4th with a 1 yd TD by Maurice Hagens bringing the Hurricane lead to 20-6. The Hurricanes then scored quickly again when Mike James scored on a 19 yd TD run. The Hurricanes win in a tough one, 27-6.
S.Morris 16/22 for 188
M.James 26 carries for 152 and 2 TD's
B.Hundley 11/29 for 142 and 3 INTS.
J. Franklin 10 carries for 72 yds.
The Hurricanes came in to the Week 3 with a tough one against D. Robinson and the Wolverines. It started out bad for Miami early when S. Morris was picked off by Raymon Taylor who returned it for 40 yd TD. Miami would turn it on in the 2nd Quarter. Mike James scored first for Miami on a 2 yd TD run tieing the game 7-7. After tough D the Hurricanes scored again on a quick 52 yd TD pass from S. Morris to Allen Hurns. 14-7 Miami. Miami added another TD before the half when S. Morris hit Phillip Dorsett on a 55 yd TD. Michigan would add a late 27 yd FG from Brendan Gibbons. 21-10 Miami at the Half.
Miami opened the 3rd with a 7 yd TD pass from S. Morris to Allen Hurns. Michigan answered right back with a 67 YD TD run by Denard Robinson. 28-17 Miami at the end of the 3rd. Michigan scored first in the 4th with a 50 yd FG from Brandon Gibbons. 28-20. Michigan continued rolling in the 4th when Jeremy Gallon caught a 24 TD pass from Denard Robinson. 28-26 Miami. Miami struck right back with a 83 yd TD pass to Rashawn Scott. 35-26 Miami. Michigan added a 40 yd FG from Gibbons. 35-29. Miami would put the game away with a 7 yd TD run by Eduardo Clements. Miami wins 42-29.
S.Morris 17/24 388 4 TD's 2 INTS
M. James 21 carries for 132 1 TD.
A. Hurns 8 rec 115 yds and 2 TD.
D. Robinson 10/15 160 yds 1 TD 1 INT, 14 carries for 67 yds and 1 TD.
F. Toussaint 15 carries for 54 yds.
Miami came out with a tsunami against the Yellow Jackets. Miami Started fast with a 68 yd TD pass from S.Morris to Angelo Jean Louis. Followed up with a 2 Yd TD run from Rashawn Scott. Miami was up quick 14-0. At the end of the 1st Quarter J. Wieclaw got in on the action with a 24 yd FG. 17-0 Miami 17-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Georgia Tech started to play in the 2nd Quarter when Orwin Smith broke a 31 yd TD run. 17-7 Miami. Justin Moore kicked a 38 yd FG for GT closing the gap to 17-10. Miami came right back S. Morris hit Allen Hurns on a 70 yd TD pass. 24-10 Miami. Tracy Howard got in on the action for the Hurricanes Defense picking off a pass and taking it to the house on a 50 yd INT returned for a TD. 31-10 Miami at the Half.
Miami's Defense came out ready to play at the start of the 3rd. Kacy Rodgers picked off a pass and returned it 27 yds for a TD. Miami 38-10. After another tough Defensive stand by the Hurricanes, The Hurricanes brought in the 2nd string and the Offense stalled but J. Wieclaw added a 41 yd FG. 41-10 Miami. The Yellow Jackets was able to take advantage of the Hurricanes 2nd String, Chris Milton scored on a 66 YD INT return to the house. 41-17 Miami. Miami's Starters returned for one more Series and M. James scored on a 51 yd TD run. 48-17 Miami. Miami's Special Teams got in on the action, Phillip Dorsett returned a punt 66 yds for a TD sealing the win for Miami 55-17.
S. Morris 7/11 197 and 3 TDs.
M. James 12 carries for 106 1 TD.
P. Dorsett 2 PR for 77 yds 1 TD.
Georgia Tech Stats:
T. Washington 4/16 43 yds 6 INT'S.
D.Sims 9 carries for 52 yds.
O. Smith 5 carries for 51 yds 1 TD.
T. Washington 14 carries for 45 yds.
Stanford travels to Seattle and steamrolls past the Huskies
2 Top 25 teams collided on Saturday afternoon as the 7th ranked Stanford Cardinals traveled to Husky Stadium to take on the 21st ranked Washington Huskies. Both teams came in undefeated and were looking to stay on top of the PAC 12 standings. The Cardinals were not a happy group after struggling to a very substandard 21-14 win lst week in Maryland against a very game Terrapins team. Once again the Cardinals offense struggled big time but the defense was there to save the day as they scored 3 defensive TD's to lead the Cardinals to a 28-3 win in front of a standing room only sold out crowd of 75,000 fans. It was a very costly win for the Cardinals as All American hopeful JR CB Usua Amanan was carried off in a stretcher in the 2nd QTR after suffering broken ribs and will miss 6 to 8 weeks, Usua started off the scoring as he returned a pick 93 yards for a TD to give the Cardinals a 7-0 lead. The Huskies then drove down the field and kicked a FG to make it a 7-3 game and that's how the 1st QTR ended. In the 2nd QTR backup JR RB Anthony Wilkerson then raced 12 yards to paydirt to give the Cardinals a 14-3 lead and that was the score at half-time. The first half bot defenses came to play and they were hitting any Jersey that came across the line and knocking them on their ass.
The 2nd half was no different as both defenses once again were hard hitting. However it was the Cardinals defense that stole the show. SR Harold Bernard who stepped in when Amanan went out of the game picked off a Husky pass and scampered into the end zone to extend Stanfords lead to 21-3. the was a very big blow and you can tell that play started to suck the life out of the Huskies and their fans as well. If that wasn't bad JR CB Barry Browning put the game out of reach and he picked off another pass and raced 42 yards for a TD to complete the scoring and give Stanford a hard earned 28-3 Win over the Huskies. Coach GMONEY had this to say to the Media after the game.
NOTABLE STANFORD STATS ON OFFENSE
THE QB SUCKED SO HE GETS NO PRESS.
Stefan Taylor 15 carries 65 yards
2nd string Anthony Carrington 8 carries 67 yards and 1 td
3rd stringer Kelsey Young 3 carries for 17 yards
NOTABLE DEFENSIVE STATS
6 INTS during the game.
"Well it was a very nice win for our team and our program but I am not a happy camper right now. We are supposed to be the 7th ranked team in the country right now right? Well this offense is playing like we are ranked 75th in the Nation. My back up QB will be taking some snaps with the first string offense and he needs to get some game action when Arizona comes here to Palo Alto next week. My started who I won't even mention his name has been put on notice that he needs to perform or he will be replaced. Simple as that. The only thing my offense did right was to spread the ball around on offense for the running game. I still want Stefan Taylor to get the ball 15 to 20 times per game but I want Anthony Wilkerson and 3rd stringer Kelsey Young to carry the rock as well. Now my DEFENSE was spectacular. I spoke to my coordinator Jose Billy Bob Sanchez Smith at half-time as well as my SR CB Harold Bernard to make sure that they were focused and Harold was ready to step up and fill the void left when Asua went down. Harold stepped up and did his job and he earned his stripes today as he knows that he will be on the field alot more in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Well it's time to go now and prepare our squad for the Arizona Wildcats. Thanks for coming out. God bless and good night."
Very nice write ups guys!! After this first season we will expand some content and looks like we have some good content givers in our group
Mid Year Summary
Week 1 vs West Virginia W38-13
Week 2 at Virginia Tech (user) W48-47
Week 3 vs Clemson (sim) W34-30
Week 4 vs Arizona W59-0
Week 5 at Washington ST W59-7
Week 6 vs Washington W45-31
Oregon Ducks 6-0 ranked #1
QB Bryan Bennett 72/111 1466yds 13 TD 8 INT and 170yds 2 TD rushing
RB DeAnthony Thomas 475yds 8 TD rushing, 453yds 4 TD recieving, and 478yds KR/PR
RB Kenjon Barner 467yds 11 TD rushing and 197yds 2 TD recieving
WR Justin Hoffman 16 rec 249yds 1 TD
WR Josh Huff 9 rec 182yds 1 TD
WR Daryle Hawkins 8 rec 234yds 3 TD
LG Carson York 28 pancakes 0 sacks allowed
DE Tony Washington 13.5 sacks
DE Taylor Hart 10 sacks, 4 FF
OLB Michael Clay 26 tackles 2 sacks 3 INT 1 TD
CB Dior Mathis 21 tackles 5 INT
K Alejandro Maldonado 8/9 FG long 49yd 37/37 XP
Class of '13
G Brent Todd
MLB Rob Bolen
DT Adam Johnson
T Sean Hall
C Jeremy Jones
CB Bruce House
Week 5 Ohio State 27Michigan State 3
The Buckeyes played very poorly in non-conference play this season, going 1-3 in that stretch. OSU needed to play better going into the conference schedule and picked up a big win against Michigan State. The Spartans came into the game with a couple losses, but were ranked in the top 25. In this game, both offensive coordinators may want to prepare a resume. The offenses for both squads were atrocious, but Spartans struggled more than the Buckeyes. Michigan State turned the ball over 7 times in this game, including 5 picks by QB Andrew Maxwell. The first pick was returned for a TD by Bradley Roby. This was the only score in the first half. OSU QB Miller didn't turn the ball over as much, but he completed just 1 pass in the first half.
In the second half the offenses continued to struggle and MSU continued its turnover spree. Both teams scored field goals in the third quarter, so it remained a one score game going into the fourth quarter. Ohio State pulled away in the fourth quarter by finally getting in the end zone. Jordan Hall scored both offensive touchdowns for OSU. The first was a 26-yard TD reception on a screen pass. The other TD was on the ground from the 9-yard line.
OSU will return home to take on conference foe Nebraska. Hopefully the Big 12 curse does not count against teams that left the conference.
Offensive Player of the Game - HB Jordan Hall 19 carries 72 yards 1 TD; 2 receptions 47 yards 1 TD
Defensive Player of the Game - CB Doran Grant 2 tackles 2 interceptions
Mid Year Summary
Week 1 vs West Virginia W38-13
Week 2 at Virginia Tech (user) W48-47
Week 3 vs Clemson (sim) W34-30
Week 4 vs Arizona W59-0
Week 5 at Washington ST W59-7
Week 6 vs Washington W45-31
Dam bro. Awesome start to your season. Thats alot of points in a 7 minutes QTR game. I'm glad I don't play you for a while bro.
In an important mid-season conference match-up on the road against Cal, UCLA just didn't get it done. They moved the ball pretty good but, TO's contributed to falling behind and made them too one dimensional to come back. They started off by getting behind 6 to 0 and then had a nice drive to take a 7-6 lead. It seemed as though UCLA might take control of the game at that point. Boy were they wrong. Cal reeled off 21 strait points to take a 27 to 7 lead in the 4th. UCLA scored to make it 27 to 14 and seemed to have a chance but, when Cal recovered the onside kick it was pretty much over.
1st Downs 13 16
3rd down conversions 7/11 7/11
4th down conversions 1/1 2/2
Total offense 314 314
Passing yards 153 287
Completions/Attempts 13/19 26/38
Yards Per Attempt 8.1 7.6
Rushing yards 161 27
Rushing Attempts 28 17
Yard Per Rush 5.8 1.6
Penalties-yards 0-0 2-20
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
possession 13:05 14:55
UCLA falls to 2-3 and 1-2 in conference. It's going to be tough the rest of the way. Trying to get bowl eligible is the goal right now. Up next for the Bruins is a home game against Utah. This is a must win for UCLA
Stanford whips Arizona
#5 Stanford 41
The 5th Stanford Cardinals welcomed the Arizona Wildcats into Stanford Stadium. The Cardinals are enjoying the highest ranking in 8 years. Game tickets went on sales to the student body Monday morning at 8am and by 1pm, the game was a complete sell out. The Cardinals came out and played some good football and rolled to a 41-6 win over the hapless Wildcats. This was the first of 8 games that Stanford played without their All PAC 12 and ALL American candidate JR CB Usuna Amanan. By the looks of it they didn't miss him in this game at all.
Stefan Taylor ran for only 55 yards but he scored 3 times and Brett Nottingham passed for 192 yards and a td to lead the Stanford offensive attack. 7 different receivers caught at least 1 pass for Stanford led by backup TE Levin Toilolo who caught 4 balls for 106 yards and a TD. Even the 2nd, 3rd and 4th string RB's carried the ball at least 3 times for the very balance rushing attack.
On Defense, the Cardinals had 4 sacks and 4 picks. 1 of the picks was returned for a TD by SOPH CB Ronnie Harris. Harris is getting extended playing time as the 4th corner since the injury to Amanan. FR SS Jordan Richards had 2 picks while JR CB Barry Browning had the other pic for the very stingy Cardinals defensive unit. Coach GMONEY had this to say to the Media after the game.
NOTABLE STANFORD STATS
Brett Nottingham 11/16/192/1td
Stefan Taylor 15 rushes/55 yards/3td's
Anthony Wilkerson 7 rushes/49 yards
3rd stringer..Kelsey Young 4 rushes/13 yards
4th stringer//Remund Wright 3 rushes/23 yards
JR 2nd String TE Levin Toilolo 4 rec/106 yds/1td
DEFENSE HAD 4 sacks, 4 picks and 1 defensive TD.
GMONEY: " Good evening bitches. ( The Media Chuckles ) Just to remind you that I will be doing the talking and will not be fielding any questions after.The team played well. We came out and did what we had to do. We are beginning to jell as a complete football team. We need to come out and play this type of in your face smash mouth hit your mamma n the face football each and every week. I see that they ranked us this week as the 5th best team in the Nation. Do we deserve that at this point of the season. Well I don't think we do as we need to understand that Championships are not won in the month of August or September. Championship teams are the last team standing at the end of our conference schedule. We are not even the top team in our conference. Look at the Ducks from Oregon. They beat this same team a couple of weeks ago 59-0. The Bottom line is that yes we are a solid team but we need to IMPROVE overall to get where we need to go. OK, leave my the f%^k alone as I am done talking for this game. Thanks for coming out, god bless and good night."
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