Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by jello1717, Dec 30, 2013.
Cal played like shit with tons of turnovers but they were able to pull this one out. Their D kept this in the game, despite the fact that Cal trailed for the entire 1st half. This was due to 2 pick 6s (including a 100 yarder on their 1st possession on a failed 4th and goal from the 6 inch line) and a 20 yard TD drive after a lost fumble.
Cal's O struggled once again, but again their D bailed them out. They held the tigers to only 235 total yards of offense, and 33 rushing yards . Da Bears did an excellent job of removing Missouri's most dangerous players from the equation. They held Josey (who averaged 148 YPG, and 8.8 YPC) to only 33 yds on 12 carries (2.7 YPC). They also only allowed DGB to catch 1 pass for 4 yds (he averaged 6 catches and 94 yards per game). Cal defenders caught as many balls intended for DGB as he did.
Both teams threw dumb interceptions (with Cal getting the edge in the sheer stupidity of their INTs). Cal also lost a fumble in the 1st half from #1 HB Darren Ervin who had made 200+ career carries without ever fumbling the ball before. This gave Missouri the early lead and they never trailed the entire game until the final overtime.
Cal's D was the difference down the stretch, starting in the 4th quarter. With their clock chewing Missouri had the ball for the final minute of the 3rd quarter and then until 2:45 left in the 4th quarter (so Cal only had 1 4th quarter possession) and there was only 2:45 left because Cal burned a timeout to save some clock. Mizzou took a 21-14 lead and then Cal had to try to make something happen. They got down near the red zone pretty quickly with 3 runs and 2 passes. Coach Jello wanted to eat up the rest of the clock, but QB Tim Harris took an option keeper and was hit in the backfield, but he broke the tackle and then outran the rest of the D for a 24 yard TD. Unfortunately this happened much sooner than coach Jello wanted so they left Missouri with 1:30 left on the clock, needing only a FG to win. They cruised to the edge of FG range quickly enough and faced a 3rd and 1 from the 35 yard line, making it a 52 yd FG. They decided to pass and OLB Michael Barton made a fucking HUGE play as he sacked the QB for an 8 yd loss, knocking then out of FG range with 14s left in the game, sending it to OT.
In OT Missouri scored on the 1st play on an option keeper by Berkstresser. Being used to trailing Cal didn't panic and put together a 5 play TD drive of their own which included a 3rd down conversion. To start the 2nd OT Cal put together a 4 play TD drive to take their first (and as it would turn out, only) lead of the game. The tigers quickly got a 1st and goal from the 9. They then had 3rd and goal from the 4 and completed the pass to a dragging WR who caught it just shy of the goal line when backup FS Jordan Morgan (who is making his first career start after the starter broke his leg in the CCG) came from the end zone and layed the lumber, tackling the receiver at the 1 yard line. Facing 4th and goal from the 1 yd line coach Jello brought the house, expecting a run. Mizzou called a pass which had both RBs running routes as well. This meant that their 5 blockers couldn't block the 7 Cal rushers and starting MLB Nick Forbes, who has started every game during his Cal career, picked the perfect time to get his first career sack. I'm sure every defender will always remember their 1st career sack, but how many can say that their 1st sack sealed the National Championship for his team? I'm guessing no one else. On top of that, he's a SR(RS) so he did it in his final game too. It doesn't get much more "fairy tale" than that.
This gives Da Bears their first national title since 1937. GG Fmode11
Laying out for the title!
WR Maurice Harris - 4 rec, 84 yds
LOLB Nathan Broussard - 10 tkls, 2 TFL, 1 Sk, 3 Defl (next time remember the fucking stickum!!!)
MLB Nick Forbes - 6 tkls, 2 TFL, 1 Sk
TE Sean Culkins - 10 rec (!), 86 yds, 2 TD
RE Kony Ealy - 6 tkls, 4 TFL, 2 Sks
SS Daniel Easterly - 5 tkls, TFL, INT, defl
GG. The 3 and 1 play late in the 4th qtr was supposed to be dropped off to the HB but his recovering icon never popped up and we were sacked and forced to punt. That sack in OT was some newbie load the box and blitz everyone lame shit. It's also highly frowned upon to continuely motion your WR manually to line up blocking lanes for your option play
Other than that good game. It was obvious you were leaning coverage to (shading DGB and blitzing Josey) so we utilized a weapon not often used, our TE who you never bothered to cover.
Was going to let the whole awards thing go but now I saw this....what is your problem? I thought when I let you back into the dynasty we were at an understanding this wasn't to be an issue anymore? The whole know it all attitude is getting really old. Knock if off, FINAL WARNING. And in case you did not understand the first time. FINAL WARNING TO STOP BEING A DOUCHEBAG TO EVERYONE!!
Huh? Said good game other than a few sketchy play calls. Relax brah, it's a video game.
Take your own advice.
Ohio State 37
The Bucknuts jumped out to a 24 point lead in the first quarter, but Marlin Lane wasn't going out like that. The senior lead the comeback with 4 touchdowns and 155 yards. Freshman QB Brandon Clark added 2 total touchdowns and over 300 total yards.
You don't need to bitch about sketchy plays because to me that is sour grapes because you lost.
Ole Miss - 38
Wisconsin - 20
First half was neck and neck with the Badgers all over us. McEvoy threw two TDs on his first two completions but went cold after that while Ole Miss' Miller got hot and threw a couple of TDs himself. Walton would suffer a nasty concussion and go down for the game but backup Dodson proved to have a break out game. The defense was stifling as they did not allow Wisconsin to put anymore points on the board in the second half while the offense put up 10 more points.
Rough season capped off with a nice bowl win.
M. Miller - 17/24, 180 yards, 2 TD, 7 Att, 9 yards, 1 TD
M. Dodson - 15 Att, 124 yards, 8.2 YPC, 1 TD, 5 Rec, 26 yards
L. Treadwell - 6 Rec, 75 yards
D. Moncrief - 2 Rec, 37 yards, 2 TD
S. Bryant - 8 Tackles, 3 TFL, 1 Sack
G. Sherman - 6 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack
C. Johnson - 4 Tackles, 3 TFL, 1 Sack
Congrats on the title man.
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