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ANOTHER NARROW VICTORY
THE OTHER MANHATTAN -- Maybe Cardiac Kids is more appropriate for this Syracuse team than Comeback Kids, as was suggested in this space following last week's game. After following up a two-point Week 1 victory with a three-point Week 2 victory, the Orange remained undefeated in Week 3 with the narrowest of victories, prevailing 7-6 at Kansas State. The Orange employed a power-running game on their first drive, steamrolling their way into the endzone for a 7-0 lead. No one would have guessed that would be the only touchdown of the day for either team. Third down stands by the KSU run defense, errant 3rd-down throws by Terrel Hunt, and a pair of missed Russ Krautman field goals marred the Orange offense the rest of the game. Meanwhile, KSU used an option read offense, much like the one Syracuse faced with Illinois last week. That Illini offense left the Orange well prepared for the Wildcats, as coach Robin Hood's defensive playcalling was much better early on than against Illinois. Senior corner Ri'Shard Anderson and senior linebacker Marquiss Spruill were ball carrier-seekign-missiles for the Orange and led the team in tackles. The rotation of bodies up front defensively, as the Orange forced six sacks. Opponents have scored 13 total points against Syracuse in SU's last six quarters of play, a steep decline from the 56 points allowed in the first six quarters of the season. In a role reversal from the first two games of the season, it was the offense that did just enough to capitalize on a superb showing by the defense.
RAN OVEROFFENSE CLICKS, DEFENSE HITS IN 56-7 WIN FOR SCARLET KNIGHTS New Brunswick, NJ - Lovie Smith told everyone who would listen that they wanted to take Eastern Michigan out of the game early. "This can be a dangerous team if you give them confidence. We aren't looking past this team." he said. Well, as it turned out, he wasn't kidding. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights came out with a passion and hunger that wasn't really there in the week 1 victory against Southern Methodist. Senior wideout and offensive captain Quron Pratt liked what he saw. "We came out with an urgency, with a feeling that we needed to grab a hold of this one early on. We executed like were on the practice field, man. Sure, those guys in the other locker room aren't a ranked squad or a big time team, but we respected them coming in. We knew they had some nice players in their secondary, and we felt if we got the run game going early, we could exploit that and throw it with ease. We did, and man that felt great." The Running game was impressive for Rutgers, especially Savon Huggins. Huggins carved up the EMU defense to the tune of 186 yards and 3 touchdowns before being pulled early in the 3rd quarter. Backup Paul James ran out most of the second half, showing some flashy moves as the offense experimented with the option offense with third-string QB Chris Laviano. The combination of Laviano and James combined for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns in the second half of the game once the starters were promptly pulled. Not to take anyway from newly-appointed starting quarterback Chas Dodd. Everyone thought this was going to be the year Gary Nova took over this team, but with his painful injury week 1 against SMU (broken tailbone...ouch) he will miss at least 9 weeks. That opened the door for Dodd, who by all acounts, looked unprepared against SMU. He made it a priority to be more than ready for this game against EMU. Dodd completed all 14 of his pass attempts for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns before being pulled early in the 3rd quarter. He found Quron Pratt 5 times for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns grabs, both in the second quarter. Defensively, Lovie Smith was pleased with what he saw out of the Scarlet Knight defense. When asked in the post-game press conference what he liked most about the dominant effort defensively, Lovie was quick to respond. "Our linebacking group is great. They have been great to work with and I look forward to seeing how they progress throughout the season. However, today belonged to the defensive line. They did work in the trenches and made Eastern Michigan very one-dimensional, all but completely eliminating the run game. I was very impressed, but we will need to put in the work this week if we have any shot against the Razorbacks." Rutgers hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks next week in a huge early season contest at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Bounce back game for Michigan as they handle Stanford Cardinals easily for their second win in the season and improve to 2-0 on the road....the cardinals and Wolverines got off to shaky starts with int for both sides on first drives after that, wolverines offense exploded for 52 points on the #2 ranked cardinals. Gardner bounced back to throw for 14-19 245yrds tds and 1 rushing td, along with Toussaint adding 3tds and 94yrds on the ground along with green adding 63 yards on 9 carries and td of his own. Gallon came to life for wolverines with 7 catches for 151 yards and 1 td. Stanford traded punches with wolverines in the second half but in the end it was too much for the Cardinals to over come as they pick up their first lost of the season.
Nice win, but what was the score??? lol
It's always funny when people do a recap but then don't even share the score.
In a close game against the huskies the Yellowjackets had a 13 point lead going in to the second half. 2 turnovers later they found themselves in a battle, with the score 17-17 with 2 minutes left in the 3 quarter the Wramblin' Wreck to the ball down the field to score a TD an a a 24 -17 lead leaving only 2 minutes on the clock. The Huskies however would not simply lay down and give SR QB Keith Price masterfully lead the Huskies down the field to tie the game with 6 seconds left on the clock. In overtime the Yellow jacket defense stood strong and held the huskies to a field goal. The yellowjackets took possession and and the second play of the drive sophmore QB Vad Lee found Corey Dennis in the endzone to win the game.
Daniel Sams only having 36 rushing yards?... I don't think so.
Illinois suffers yet another crushing defeat, this time at the hands of play calling. With the Illini leading 35-32 with under 5 minutes to play and the ball at NIU's 1 yard line. Coach Kuebler decides to call an option play that goes horribly wrong resulting in a 99 yard fumble return for a touchdown giving NIU the 39-35 lead which would ultimately be the final score of the game.
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