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BADGERS STIFLE COWBOYS, GET BIG ROAD WIN Star Wide Receiver Jared Abbrederis caught 4 TD passes against a porous OKST secondary. Boone Pickens Stadium - After losing a heart-breaker at home against a talented FSU team, the Wisconsin Badgers took a road trip in week 2 to face the 25th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Immediately, the Badgers began frustrating OKST QB Clint Chelf with pressure and surprising coverage in the secondary. Chelf threw an interception on his first drive of the game, and that really set the tone for the Cowboy's stuttering offense the rest of the afternoon. Chelf would finish the game with only 161 yards, and 2 interceptions. The Badgers, on the other hand, found their offensive stride. They committed to the run game with James White, and he did not disappoint. White had 26 carries for 133 yards. Although he didn't break off any big runs, he was very steady and consistent in finding big enough holes to earn first downs. One advantage of a successful run game is that it opens up the pass plays down field - something Coach Gates admittedly took advantage of. "We really set up a lot of the pass plays with our run game; without a doubt," said Gates at the post-game press conference. "Once we got the match-ups we wanted on the outside with Abbrederis, Curt [Phillips] did a great job of finding him. He's one of the best wide receivers in the nation, so he is always a big part of the game plan." After securing a 31-3 lead heading into the 4th quarter, Coach Gates pulled his offensive and defensive starters. "I thought this was a good opportunity to give some of the guys who are young or don't see much action to gain experience," said Gates of the move. "You never know - if there is some sort of injury - one of these guys will need to step up. So giving them experience is always a good idea." The Badgers will head back to Madison for a BYE in week 3.
Clemson prevails over LSU, in much anticipated rematch Death Valley, SC --- Clemson and LSU squared off for the second time in less than a year. After their epic battle in the 2012's Chik-Fil-A Bowl, one in which Clemson won a nail biter, The Fighting Tigers overcame another feisty LSU squad. Rebounding from an embarrassing season opener to the Crimson Tide in which Coach CT called out Nick the Bish Saban, Clemson came out with a focus of do or die. It didn't look pretty initially, with the Tigers facing a 10-0 deficit after one quarter. The second quarter would be much different as Coach CT was able to settle the nerves of his new squad, who scored 28 unanswered behind all three phases. At the half, it was apparent that Clemson came to play, and that this was indeed to be a statement game. Big plays on defense, special teams, and offense were abundant. Tahj Boyd was in a groove, going 9/10 with two TD tosses at one point.LSU would rebound in the second half, playing tight D and taking advantage of Boyd's bad throws. "TB forced a couple of passes there, they should have never been thrown" said Coach CT after the game. Les Miles used all types of Coaching skill bonuses to try and will his team to victory, just wasn't meant to be.LSU came in with the number one rushing offense, and on the other side, Clemson was ranked number two in passing offense. Fireworks were expected, and the capacity crowd of 80,000 were not disappointed at Memorial Stadium. The Fighting Tigers rolled to a 45 - 31 victory. Coach CT sat down with Desmond Howard after the game... Howard : Big win Coach, rebounding from that loss to Alabama, what did you say to your team to get them ready this week? Coach CT : Truthfully, I didn't have to do or say much. We have some great Juniors and Seniors here, who are proven leaders. They called a players only meeting earlier in the week, and we had one of the best practice weeks I've ever been apart of. Howard : That's whats up. What was the gameplan going in from, a defensive perspective? Coach CT : Well defensively, we want to make Mettenberger beat us. LSU rushed their way the #1 rushing attack last week, putting up 300+ yards on the ground. We knew we had to key on their rushing attack, and take our chances with the secondary being able to hold the passing attack in check. Howard : Looks like you did a good job... Coach CT : I'd give up a C on defense. We gave up a few big plays and couldn't get off the field on 3rd down a couple of possesions, gave them hope in the 4th quarter. Luckily our defense stepped up, and when they were most needed. Tahj had a horrible second half, I think he threw 4 picks. Howard : Speaking of Tahj, did you ever consider benching him? Coach CT : Hell to the NO. TB is my QB, RIDE or DIE. I never lost faith in him. He is our offensive Captain and I knew he would lead the offense and figure things out. Howard : 1-1, with two week to prepare for what quite possibly could be the biggest game of the season vs VTech, what's in store for Coach @gridironxgurux ? Coach CT : I don't know yet, but an early rest is welcomed. Opening with two highly ranked SEC programs has been a great test, looking forward to a user in conference game. Should be a classic. I'm gonna it with my coaches and study film and tendencies, and prepare the men for battle. Howard : Thanks for your time Coach. Coach CT : No problem. Week 4 Preview - Virginia Tech vs Clemson
SYRACUSE -- Syracuse was in familiar territory, in need of a two-minute drill to win, having just surrendered the lead late in the 4th quarter. Those were the circumstances last week in the season opener at Louisiana Tech, and those were the circumstances tonight against Illinois. Only the Orange would need a touchdown to win, not a field goal. They got the necessary touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Terrel Hunt showed tremendous poise in his second game-winning two-minute drill in his second career start, leading the Orange down the field in no-huddle fashion for the winning score, a four-yard TD scamper by Jerome Smith, his third of the game. The Illini scored on the second play from scrimmage, as a poorly-timed blitz allowed Donovan Young to go 62 yards to the end zone rather easily. The Orange scored the next two touchdowns, but the Illini responded with three unanswered touchdowns. Then came the game-changing drive. With the length of the field to go in 30 seconds, down 28-14, Hunt connected with target of the day Quinta Funderbuck numerous times and ended up in the end zone, cutting the lead in half at the half. The Orange received to start the second half, and promptly tied the game. The Illini's read option offense with Nathan Scheelhaase and Young gave Syracuse fits in the first half, but adjustments in defensive play calling limited the Illini on the ground in the second half, and at least slowed down the passing game. A big key was nickel corner Brisly Estime, a true freshman promoted from the dime back to the nickel back after last week. Scheelhaase threw a pair of interceptions, and a fumbled punt return also hurt Illinois. Syracuse's ground attack - its bread and butter the previous week - struggled mightily against the Illini, who had numerous stoppages for losses of more than three yards. But Smith got the key yards when they were needed most, inside the red zone. And Hunt, for the second straight week, did not play like you'd expect a 79 OVR sophomore making his second career start. His throws were on the mark, and his legs got him out of a collapsing pocket a few times. Moving forward, coach Robin Hood would like to see more consistency out of his team. They've surrendered 21-0 runs in each of their first two games, and it's almost been too much to overcome. But, they've endured. Two wins by a combined five points won't get many style points, but just like last week, the fact of the matter is a win's a win. Helluva game, BigJim11
Nebraska 30 - Georgia Tech 7
This was a tight battle in the first quarter and a half, Nebraska took the opening drive right down the field but was only able to muster a 32 yd field goal by Mauro Bondi. Tech got a quick first down on their first drive but were stopped on 3rd and long and had to punt. Again Taylor Martinez lead the Huskers down the field but were stonewalled in the redzone and settled for another short field goal. The Blackshirts showed up today though, shutting down Tech on their next drive and forcing a punt. This time Martinez threw a strike to Quincy Enunwa on the first play of the ensuing drive for a 60 yd TD to make it 13-0. However Vad Lee lead Tech on a quick TD drive and punched it in from 2 yds out to close the gap to 6 points with just 28 seconds left. However a decent return by the freshman phenom Terrell Newby put Martinez in a position to get some points before half. On the second play of the drive, Jamal Turner got behind the defense and Martinez hit him in stride for a 69 yd TD pass to put the huskers up 20-7 just before half. The second half was all the Blackshirts, shutting the Tech offense out in the second half. Terrell Newby added a 9 yd TD run and Mauro Bondi put up another FG to finish the game 30-7. Tech definately has some talent but the Blackshirts were the story of the day. Good game gnittio, good luck the rest of the way
DOWN GOES FRAIZERQB Stephen Morris Lead Miami Past #15 Michigan Miami 38 Michigan 7 Ann Arbor, MI --- The Miami Hurricanes went into face the #15 Michigan Wolverines this week who haven't played each other since the 80's. The Hurricanes control the game behind the arm of QB Stephen Morris. Morris was 15/17 for 256yds and 5 TD's with a QB rating of 311.7. Morris proved that he can be a Heisman Sleeper this season. All five of his passing touchdowns came in the 1st half and 3 of them was to 3rd WR Rashawn Scott. The Hurricane Defense did surprise alot of doubters this week. The D from the U had 6ints off Gardner and sacked him 3 times. The Canes have a bye next week and cracked the top 25 finally sitting at #20 while the Wolverines fell to #23. Miami will face Boston College in week 4 to start ACC play.
FSU Holds Off A Late Surge by the Tar Heels QB Bryn Renner led a late charge after being down 27-7 late. FSU held the UNC running game in check all day. A key to their victory. Florida State improves to 2-0 on the year and will finally play a home game when they welcome the Hokies of Virginia Tech into Doak Campbell. It should be a good one as the Hokies will be looking to bounce back from a loss at the hands of Thee Ohio State University. Below are the stat lines from the FSU/UNC matchup.
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