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Northwestern Stuns #10 Bruins in Evanston
Northwestern hosted the UCLA Bruins on a rainy day in Evanston. The new look Wildcats were eager to get this show on the road and perform well against a highly rated Pac-12 opponent. The game started out very defensive as the two teams traded 3 and outs. Then after another stop on the UCLA Bruins, the Matt Alviti made an horrible decision on 3rd and forever and threw a pick. This was turned into 3 after a heroic Northwestern stop inside the 10 yard line. Northwestern would respond though, driving down the field and getting a TD to new Freshman recruit Tony Harris. Northwestern would not hold though as the Bruins drove down the field and got a quick score on a big TD run. Northwestern would respond though and get a good drive going the was punched in for 6 by Mike Madsen. The rest of the second half was very defensive and a few 3 and outs traded. The 3rd Quarter was all Northwestern ad the Wildcats piled on 13 points to increase the lead to 17. Northwestern's defense continued to make big plays and a late INT by the prized possession of the 2015 recruiting class Kelly Hopkins intercepted the Bruins' QB on a 3rd down four verts play. Northwestern would kill 4:31 seconds in a long drive and score with Mike Madsen again to make it a 24 point game. UCLA would answer the call, driving down the field and getting a quick score and two points. But the onside kick would be recovered by another Freshman G Eric Johnson and that would seal it. Northwestern will host the Sun Devils of Arizona St next week.
HB Holmes won POTG honors for his performance
Michigan State - 35
Central Michigan - 21
The Chippewas gave MSU a big more frustration than anticipated. The rainy conditions plagued Sparty all day as they fumbled the ball three times in the first half. These turnovers allowed CMU to remain in the game and the half ended tied up at 14. Michigan State would control the second half as they scored 14 unanswered before the Central Mich QB took off for a 29 yard score. Some of the CMU playcalling was questionable as they constantly ran screen plays and the Read Option. They attempted to go for it three times on 4th down, two were stuffed and one was turned into a punt attempt after a false start. Damion Terry played pretty well except for the fumbles and a pair of picks. One of the fumbles was one of those were the player was running and the ball randomly falls out of his hands, the other two were due to the HB failing to be in proper position for the pitch/bad pitch making decisions. The defense kept us in a comfortable lead but we'll have to play better on offense if we want to beat anyone tougher than Central.
Michigan State takes a trip to Athens next week...
D. Terry - 13/24, 190 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 13 Att, 60 yards, 4.6 ypc, 1 TD, 3 Fumbles
G. Holmes - 16 Att, 83 yards, 5.1 ypc, 2 TD
N. Thompkins - 12 Att, 74 yards, 6.1 ypc
M. Madaris - 4 Rec, 67 yards
M. Kings - 3 Rec, 36 yards, 1 TD
E. Black - 10 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Deflection
D. Cooper - 2 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 Sacks
R. Bullough - 9 Tackles, 1 TFL
#17 Illinois 56
#3 Alabama 42
Illinois opened the season in a rematch of the Capital One Bowl from last season against Alabama. Alabama's offense just manhandled the Illinois defenders all day, in particular their monster (6'3, 252, 91 SPD, 99 ACC, 96 BTK, 91 CAR, 91 TRK, 93 ELU, 99 BCV, etc) HB Derrick Henry. The Illini defenders usually just turned into speed bumps for him instead of tacklers as he racked up 263 rushing yards (12.5 YPC) with 6 broken tackles (it was really WAY more than that).
But, coach Saban has clearly never taught his kicker what a squib kick is so Illinois answered pretty much every time that Alabama scored. KR Travis Hill put up a staggering 324 yards on kick returns including 3 of 57+ yards and 1 for a 100 yd TD. This kept the Illini with great field position and made things easy for the offense. Hill also had 100+ rushing yards and true FR power back Roderick Parker added 4 TDs on 6 carries to win POTG honors in his first career game (I'm sorry EA, but your logic of choosing POTG as a guy with 6 car, 23 yds, 4 TDs over a guy with 458 AP yds with 1 TD is pretty retarded).
Some shots of the Illinois Fighting Speed Bumps in action
Illinois saw a LOT of runs like this
HB#2 Travis Hill - 6 car, 103 yds (17.1 YPC) - 8 KR, 324 yds, 40.5 AVG, TD - 17 touches, 458 AP yds (27 yds/touch)
HB#3 Roderick Parker - 6 car, 23 yds (3.8 YPC), 4 TD
Northern Illinois 3
The Badgers used a relentless ground attack to overwhelm the Huskies. Corey Clement had 120 total yards of offense and 2 rushing touchdowns, while freshman QB Cornelius Deluca had 251 total yards of offense and a rushing score. The defense forced 1 turnover and 2 sacks. Next week Bucky travels to Blacksburg to take on Va Tech.
Happy Valley, PA l Coach Fmode appeared on the sidelines completely dazed and pretty inebriated from his afternoon watching the Tigers lose game 3 of the ALDS. His 4th year starting QB Hackenburg would throw 4 interceptions on some goofy throws trying to slot the ball into holes that simply weren't there. The always reliable RB Lynch carried much of the load for the day posting multiple running TDs. PSU dug deep into it's playbook and found some of the fun option plays that never work against talented teams, even busting one for a long TD run my #1 WR Lewis. The defense is much improved, each year in fact, and now has skill players to make a difference instead of having to rely on the offense to win shoot-outs.
I don't know. I guess I'm bad at this game now. Can't stop anything and my offensive line is terrible. Looks like this season will be a lot like last. We do pretty well when we can get a pass off, but we got sacked 15 times. No joke.
I saw that... I'm fearing that will happen next season when I lose 3 starting olineman... And I still have trouble stopping people. 3-3-5 doesn't give up as many big plays but I get gashed from time to timw
The Hoosiers showcased the more power run heavy offense in the opener this week and dominated Utah. The defense struggled giving up yards but allowed the offense just enough to pull away with the big W. Means carried the ball alot in this one and rush for 174 YDs, and 2 TDs. Freshman HB Wright had 55 YDs, and 2 TDs as well. New QB Sudfield threw 2 TDs both to standout WR Butler. Indiana now heads to UCLA to play in the Rose Bowl.
Passing Attack Leads the Way Over Longhorns!
Player of the Game: QB Eric Brown - 34/44, 413 Yards, 5 TDs, 2 INT, 8 Car, 28 Yards
-- Michigan kicked off the 2016 in explosive fashion at the Big House in Week 1 versus Texas. Michigan dominated the first half offensively, but two interceptions from Brown allowed Texas to stay in the game. Michigan would shift focus in the 2nd half to slowing things down offensively and trying to burn time. Despite the close score Michigan was firmly in control throughout. RS Sophomore QB Eric Brown would break the school record for both TD passes in a game and passing yards in a single game on the day. Up next is a dreaded early by week for the Wolverines followed by a renewed rivalry with Notre Dame in South Bend.
Ross's Pick Six Seals Michigans 3rd Straight CCG Birth!
Just bigrice25 left for this week.
Woops, forgot to change that from the copy / paste. Thanks.
Defending Champs Maryland opened up on the road with a big victory at LSU. The game was tightly fought but Maryland ran away in the 2nd half outscoring LSU 21-7 after being tied at 17 at the half. Maryland was lead by HB A. Reid who did a commendable job of replacing Wes Brown by rushing for 151 yrds 4TDs on 28 Att in his first start.
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