Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Masler, Oct 11, 2013.
Thompkins side steps a defender for the score
#17 Michigan State - 42
Notre Dame - 28
Turnover Terry showed up in the first quarter by fumbling and then throwing a pick. This allowed the Irish to jump out to a 14-0 lead but the Spartans weren't done there, Terry would show the Irish QB a taste of his own medicine with a rushing score of his own. After finally figuring out the ND offense, MSU held tough and forced the punt. Thompkins lead the drive this time, ending it on a Speed Option pitch from Terry to knot it up at 14. Both teams had chances to take the lead before halftime but both failed. Notre Dame started off the scoring in the third with QB Zaire rushing in another score while MSU answered back with a short run from Thompkins. Terry would rush in another score early in the 4th to give MSU the seven point lead. After halting the Irish on 4th and 1 in the redzone, the Spartans would march down the field and score again off a 1 yard run from Thompkins. Notre Dame would not go quietly and score on yet another run from Zaire. They would still have three timeouts and in a seven point game with a minute left, Coach Masler did not feel comfortable. He would give Terry the green light to but this game away and he would with a 32 yard TD pass to WR Kings. Notre Dame would move the ball all the way down to our 5 yard line with very little time left but CB Huffman would sway away a scoring chance to seal this game.
Spartans move on to 3-0 and face Nebraska at home in Week 6 after another BYE.
D. Terry - 21/30, 274 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 11 Att, -10 yards, -0.9 YPC, 2 TD
N. Thompkins - 26 Att, 147 yards, 5.6 YPC, 2 TD, 3 Rec, 30 yards, 1 TD
M. Kings - 4 Rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
T. Cunningham - 5 Rec, 61 yards
D. Cox - 9 Tackles, 3 TFL, 1 Sack
E. Huffman - 4 Tackles, 1 INT, 2 Defl
R. Bullough - 7 Tackles, 2 TFL
Rutgers played host to the Cadets of Army and had little trouble with handling them to win their 3rd straight. One thing that is concerning is the O line play and the WR’s. Timothy Nash has been running for life and hasn’t had much time to throw. And when he does he has thrown 6int’s 5 of which have come off WR’s drops. The defense played big again today but gave up a couple big plays again. This is the third game in which the opponent had the big game skill activated and it had showed. The D has given up 7 plays of 40 of more yards as 5 went for TD’s. Outside of those big plays teams have had trouble moving the ball against the Rutgers D.
Was it really the big game skill, and not light a fire. I ask because the big game only activates during the regular season against rivals. Were all of your opponents this year rivals?
Ya it was the big game skill first time that I've seen it. Auburn had it and they aren't a rival but Uconn and Army are.
West Virginia 14
The final score doesn't indicate Maryland's dominant performance in a rival game as Maryland went into cruise control at the half with a 31-0 lead. Maryland's pass offense was on fire as P. Hills passed for 236 yards in the first half. HB A. Reid punched in all four first half TDs while rushing for 92yrds. The Maryland defense was dominant only allowing 1 3rd down conversion of 10 3rd downs.
Arizona State 14
This game started off tight, tied at 14 early in the 2nd quarter. But it was all Bucky after that. Freshman Todd Hall came off the bench and ran for 4 touchdowns and over 150 yards. Senior Vonte Jackson added a score and 85 yards. The Badgers host Ohio State next week.
62 - 20
Lincoln Field - Pittsburgh, PA l This game got out of hand rather quickly. The offensive line had a lot of success against a far inferior front seven of Pittsburgh. On top of being under sized and less talented they have not learned how to tackle. PSU RB Lynch was seen running all over the field throughout the afternoon. Coach Fmode was also able to get in the 2nd string RB Anderson for some valuable carries who also had a ton of success. 35-10 by the half and much of the crowd that was not PSU had already filed out. The 2nd half saw much of the same from the 1st half. PSU kept is pretty simple on the ground but the Pitt defense was bound and determined to allow the big run. I would venture to say that I had more 20+ carries in this one game alone than I have the entire '14 release. It was fun to have success but a lot of it provided a false sense of security as many of those doors would not have been open against B1G foes. A total of 418 yards border on cheese but PSU was simply trying to run the clock while not scoring in the 4th quarter. The purposely went for 2 pt to fail in case they ended up in the redzone again which would allow them to kick a FG and avoid going over the scoring cap.
Player of the Game:
PSU RB Lynch - 24 car 283 yds 5 TD
Wolverines Pummel Boilermakers!
Player of the Game: QB Shane Morris - 27/40, 330 Yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
-- Michigan would host Purdue in Week 4 for their first meeting this release. Purdue would hold a 10-3 lead at the end of the 1st quarter, but QB Shane Morris (starting in relief for the injured Eric Brown) would find his stride in the 2nd quarter, as the Wolverines would rip off 20 straight points going into half time. Purdue would rally in the 2nd half, shortening the lead to just 6 to end the 3rd quarter, but in the end the Michigan air attack and Purdues inability to convert 3rd down's doomed them as Mchigan was able to tack on 14 more points for the dagger in the 4th quarter.
blLL flo sucks we couldnt get together. I would have much rather preferred to play you, especially since we haven't played yet.
Hova vs UofC
Indiana opened this game with a bang as HB Means took a run to the house for 92 yards. We continued to jump on the cats early, at one point being up 28-7. HB Means would then get hurt, and Indiana struggled from there out nearly losing the game. A FG late kept up 2 scores ahead and NW would score once again but then miss the onside kick sealing the win for Indiana. NW LB Odengibo had a huge game with an INT, 8 tackles, and a few dropped picks. The W was big for Indiana but losing Means will really hurt our offense the next few weeks.
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