Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by dakota7, Oct 29, 2013.
Post it up bitches
No flow or consistency on offense and a crazy pass rush. Florida has a pretty good defense.
After 2 anus puckering games to start the season, Cal traveled to cowbell land to face their 3rd straight SEC user to open the season. MSU opened the game with a draining 12 play, 5 minute TD drive to take a 7-0 lead. Cal moved the ball well, but had their drive stall out before D'Amato nailed a long 52 yard FG with 5-10 yards to spare. After forcing an MSU punt (it would've been a 58 yd FG and MSU's kicker is stronger than Cal's so it could've easily been made) Cal went on an 8 play TD drive that was designed to drain the rest of the clock but left MSU with 55s and 1 timeout. MSU wanted a score so they came out chucking the ball but were forced to punt it away with 31s left and without forcing Cal to burn any timeouts. Cal's QB was told that under no circumstances could he turn the ball over and coach Jello may have psyched him out. He was so worried about throwing a pick that he spent too much time in the pocket and fumbled the ball while getting sacked. This led to an MSU TD 2 plays later to give them a 14-10 lead with only 9s left. With no more worries about throwing a pick Kline heaved the ball deep and it was caught by a streaking WR Darius Powe. Luckily for MSU he's one of the slower Cal receivers with only 91 SPD so he was run down from behind, but not after gaining 54 yards with 1s left on the clock. D'Amato's 2nd FG cut the deficit to 1 heading into the half.
The 3rd quarter went scoreless and the 2 teams headed into the 4th with a 1 point MSU lead, but with Cal driving. They finished the drive 2 plays into the forth with a 6 yard option keeper by Kline who broke a tackle in doing so. A 2pt conversion later and Cal had it's first lead 21-14. Perhaps feeling the pressure of trailing for the first time MSU's QB Tyler Russell made another mistake 3 plays later on 3rd and 11. He had made a few mistakes throughout the day, but the Cal defenders all had a case of StoneHanditis and dropped a number of potential INTs (5 to be exact). This time Cal's nickleback Cedric Dozier made Russell pay with the pick deep in MSU territory. 3 rushes later and Cal had a 14 point lead with 4:44 remaining. MSU still had a shot, but the Cal D, which kept the MSU offense in check all day long, continued to play lights out and forced MSU's 4th punt of the day. The Cal O was able to run out the rest of the clock afterwards.
The story of the day was the Cal D, which had given up 38 PPG prior to this matchup, who played very well and seemed to confuse Russell sometimes while also shutting down the potent Bulldog ground attack. On the other side of the ball the Cal offense was much more efficient (they ran fewer plays, but gained nearly 100 more yards) as they rushed for 5.4 YPC and had 11.6 YPA passing.
GG Raidernation . My D decided to show up today. GL the rest of the way.
After 5 dropped picks, Cal finally decided to catch one.
QB Zach Kline - 186.1, 10/15 (67%), 174 yds, TD, 0 INT - 8 car, 46 yds (5.7 YPC), TD
WR Maurice Harris - 5 rec, 76 yds, TD
WR Darius Powe - 3 rec, 88 yds
DT Viliami Moala - 5 tkls, 2 TFL, Sk
WR Joe Morrow - 4 rec, 77 yds
Amen to that….. I left too many receivers open today. Too many forced passes, I definitely lost this game, good game, great tempo. I'll be ready next goround.
The WSU Cougars played host to the Idaho Vandals in Week 3 to open our home slate of games. The Cougars understand that games such as this one are must wins this year with a full slate of tough Pac 12 users and CPU teams. Add to that some midseason trips to SEC land... They simply labeled this a must win game if we have any hopes of becoming Bowl eligible.
The game opened up and the Vandals deferred which was a mistake as Connor Halliday hit early season star Vince Mayle for a 15 yard scoring toss where Mayle caught it in traffic and ran over a defender on his way to the endzone. 7-0 Cougars.
The Cougars and Halliday would drive again after the Vandals tied it at 7, and he would find Sophomore WR Gabe Marks for a 14 yard td with an acrobatic finish with a summer salt into the end zone and the Cougars led again 14-7 and never looked back.
The Cougars got Teondray Caldwell involved and he had a brilliant game with some nifty running inside and out as the Cougars were able to manhandle the Vandals up front. Caldwell ended the day with 2 tds.
The Cougars D would dominate most of the game and the O would move the ball well on the ground and the air and win the game 41-7 to move to 2-0 on the year.
Bo Wallace completed 92% of his passes today
#18 Ole Miss - 45
Arizona - 29
The game started with the Wildcats punting away to Ole Miss early and then the Rebels would find themselves in the redzone after a 60 yard completion to FR TE Christian Morgan. The goal line defense was strong for Zona though but Ole Miss still got the TD by way of QB Sneak. Arizona promptly answered with a 54 yard passing score to knot it up at 7 apiece. But then came the second quarter as the Rebels woke up and played their best as Bo Wallace struck his receivers left and right while the running game was starting gain momentum. The score would be 28-7 going into halftime and that momentum would carry over into the third as Ole Miss took a long drive that ended with Scott scoring a rushing TD. The Wildcats had pulled QB Denker at halftime in favor of QB Allen to see how he faired and it looked like by the end of this game, Allen may have won starting QB as he was able to pass for over 200 yards and three touchdowns. But unfortunately, the Rebels put up 10 more points in the 4th and recorded another INT to keep this game out of reach for Arizona.
GG UofCWildcat. Good luck the rest of your season.
B. Wallace - 23/25, 346 yards, 2 TD, 1 Rushing TD
J. Scott - 16 Att, 59 yards, 3.7 YPC, 1 TD, 7 Rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
J. Walton - 10 Att, 22 yards, 2.2 YPC, 2 TD
V. Sanders - 5 Rec, 94 yards, 1 TD
C. Morgan - 5 Rec, 146 yards
M. Marry - 5 Tackles, 2 TFL, 1 INT
R. Nkemdiche - 2 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 Sacks (Numerous putting the O Lineman on his ass )
B. Denker - 6/14, 126 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
J. Allen - 11/19, 233 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
D. Jenking - 7 Att, 26 yards, 3.7 YPC
A. Hill - 5 Rec, 103 yards, 1 TD
D. Neal - 4 Rec, 139 yards, 2 TD
G. Wharton - 5 Rec, 86 yards
S. Jackson - 7 Tackles, 1 Sack
M. Flowers - 12 Tackles, 1 Sack
Ucla traveled to Nebraska in a PAC12 B1G game. UCLA’s defense was the story as they held the Cornhuskers to 140yds of offense and 6 first downs. The Bruins offense racked up over 400yds of offense paced by HB Damien Thigpen’s 147 rushing yrds and QB Brett Hundley’s 253yrds passing.
Faurot Field l The Razorbacks, minus their head coach Hova, traveled to Missouri to take on UM QB Field and Co. who were coming off their devastating loss to Cal in 3OT. Arkansas came out to play in support of their missing coach by jumping out to a quick 14-3 lead on two back 2 back efficient offensive drives. After a rough start in the passing game due to a good back 7 for Arkansas, MU went back to their bread and butter, HB Josey. Time and time again the Ark defense were jumping the wrong lanes. Coach Hova must have set their aggressiveness way up because they were blitzing on nearly every play. MU was able to easily counter their blitzing by running away from traffic, often for huge gains. The MU offense stacked up over 400 yds on the ground with two RB going for over 100. Josey was able to post 226 yds himself. Arkansas actually came out and played in the 2nd half. For once the CPU did not pack it in. They managed to make things interesting at the end, getting back into the game by only trailing by 7 points at the end. Mizzou was able to recover the onside kick and kill the clock to end the game.
MU RB Josey - 20 car 226 yds 3 TD
MU RB Murphy - 11 car 126 yds 1 TD
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