Season 1 (2011) - Scores

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  1. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Please post all scores in this thread. A few sentences about each game is expected from everyone.

    The winner of user vs user matchups has the responsibility of posting the summary for the game.
     
  2. Jayrah

    Jayrah AllCougdUp.com Editor - A.M. avatar Guru

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    Welcome to Week 1!

    =============== #25 Arizona State Sun Devils (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Sun Devils are idle.

    =============== #15 Michigan State Spartans (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Spartans are idle.

    =============== Northwestern Wildcats (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Wildcats are idle.

    =============== #6 Ohio State Buckeyes (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Buckeyes are idle.

    =============== #3 Stanford Cardinal (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Cardinal are idle.

    =============== USC Trojans (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Trojans are idle.

    =============== #11 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Badgers travel to Pullman to face the Washington State Cougars (0-0).

    =============== Michigan Wolverines (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Wolverines are idle.

    =============== Washington State Cougars (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Cougars will host #11 Wisconsin (0-0).

    =============== Penn State Nittany Lions (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Nittany Lions are idle.

    =============== UCLA Bruins (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Bruins are idle.

    =============== Cal Golden Bears (0-0) ===============
    This week, the Golden Bears are idle.
     
  3. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    #11 Wisconsin -34- @ Washington St -7-

    The Badgers rolled into Pullman and cruised to victory on the muscle of their offensive and defensive lines. The Badgers outrushed the Cougars 196 yards to 0 and held State's offense to 0 of 6 on 3rd downs controlling time of possesion with a 17:44 to 10:16 advantage.

    Starting tailback James White was on pace for player of the game honors with 10 carries for 123 yards and touchdown before leaving with a pectoral injury. Monte Ball took over and although his average wasnt as high he was effective carrying the rock 21 times for 76 yards and 3 touchdowns.

    The Badgers prepare now for their home opener vs Oklahoma while Washington St. enjoys a bye week.
     
  4. Jayrah

    Jayrah AllCougdUp.com Editor - A.M. avatar Guru

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    Ill have a restart due to game freezing with 5 minutes left.
     
  5. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Welcome to Week 2!
    Remember to visit dynasty.easports.com to publish your own stories.

    =============== #25 Arizona State Sun Devils (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Sun Devils were idle.
    This week, the Sun Devils travel to Stillwater to face the #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Arizona State targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) DT Drew Robinson has committed to Washington
    - (***) ROLB Richmond Blanks has committed to Arizona State

    =============== #15 Michigan State Spartans (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Spartans were idle.
    This week, the Spartans travel to Fort Worth to face the #14 TCU Horned Frogs (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Michigan State targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) FS Blake Freeman has committed to Michigan State

    =============== Northwestern Wildcats (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Wildcats were idle.
    This week, the Wildcats are idle.
    In recruiting news, the following Northwestern targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) WR Dustin Everson has committed to Northwestern
    - (***) MLB Luke Matthews has committed to Minnesota

    =============== #6 Ohio State Buckeyes (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Buckeyes were idle.
    This week, the Buckeyes will host #10 Florida State (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Ohio State targets have announced their decisions:
    - (****) CB Raymond Robinson has committed to Michigan
    - (***) P Brian Rush has committed to Ohio State

    =============== #3 Stanford Cardinal (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Cardinal were idle.
    This week, the Cardinal will host Penn State (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Stanford targets have announced their decisions:
    - (****) WR Eric Madsen has committed to Stanford
    - (***) WR Clint Page has committed to Stanford
    - (****) C Preston Allen has committed to Stanford
    - (****) HB Chris Hughes has committed to Cal
    - (****) CB Tony Watkins has committed to USC
    - (***) CB Matt Irvin has committed to Boise State

    =============== USC Trojans (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Trojans were idle.
    This week, the Trojans will host Michigan (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following USC targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) RE Adam Perkins has committed to USC
    - (****) CB Jeffrey Johnson has committed to USC
    - (****) CB Tony Watkins has committed to USC

    =============== #11 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) ===============
    Last week, Wisconsin won 34-7 against Washington State (0-1).
    This week, the Badgers will host #1 Oklahoma (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Wisconsin targets have announced their decisions:
    - (****) LOLB Lamont Burks has committed to Wisconsin
    - (****) CB A.J. Moses has committed to Virginia Tech

    =============== Michigan Wolverines (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Wolverines were idle.
    This week, the Wolverines travel to Los Angeles to face the USC Trojans (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Michigan targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) P Brian Rush has committed to Ohio State
    - (****) CB Raymond Robinson has committed to Michigan
    - (*****) CB Clint Webb has committed to Notre Dame

    =============== Washington State Cougars (0-1) ===============
    Last week, Washington State lost 34-7 against Wisconsin (1-0).
    This week, the Cougars are idle.
    In recruiting news, the following Washington State targets have announced their decisions:
    - (*) CB Joe Johnson has committed to North Texas
    - (**) CB John Powell has committed to San Jose State

    =============== Penn State Nittany Lions (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Nittany Lions were idle.
    This week, the Nittany Lions travel to Stanford to face the #3 Stanford Cardinal (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Penn State targets have announced their decisions:
    - (****) FS Cole Mitchell has committed to South Carolina
    - (****) RE Wesley Jones has committed to Penn State
    - (****) LOLB Titus Davenport has committed to Penn State
    - (****) FB Andrew Smith has committed to Virginia Tech

    =============== UCLA Bruins (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Bruins were idle.
    This week, the Bruins will host #4 LSU (0-0).

    =============== Cal Golden Bears (0-0) ===============
    Last week the Golden Bears were idle.
    This week, the Golden Bears will host Fresno State (0-0).
    In recruiting news, the following Cal targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) WR Sean Montgomery has committed to Arizona
    - (***) CB Jake Johnson has committed to Arizona
    - (***) WR Ryan Holmes has committed to Cal
    - (***) RG Brent Berry has committed to Cal
    - (****) HB Chris Hughes has committed to Cal
    - (***) LOLB Gavin Holley has committed to Cal
     
  6. recchem2000

    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

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    Sure ;)
     
  7. Jayrah

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    I was up 21-14 5:26 left. :p
     
  8. Corey Haggard

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    MSU 17
    TCU 3

    Despite losing junior starting RB Edwin Baker to a concussion on the 3rd play of the game, MSU had a decent game running the ball. But the deciding factor for this game was the Spartans defensive line, who sacked TCU Quarterback Casey Pachall a total of 7 times. Leading this defensive charge was junior DT Jerel Worthy, who had 3 sacks, as well as a TFL in which he forced a fumble.

    MSU Head Coach Mark Dantonio said "We have some improvements to make on our passing attack, but our running game is looking solid, and our d-line was dominant against a very strong TCU O-line. We hope Edwin's concussion is minor, but you can't be too careful with head injuries. He won't play until the doctors give him the green light."
     
  9. sibellius

    sibellius Too legit to quit

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    #25 Arizona State Sun Devils at #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys

    The Sun Devils opened their season in Tulsa against a very good #7 ranked OSU team. The Cowboys opened up strong easily finding their way down the field with their no-huddle attack but ASU held up in the red zone and forced the field goal. Arizona State came back with a long drive but their first year kicker shanked the field goal. OSU continued to put the ball up but once again the Sun Devils D was able to hold them. ASU went to the ground on their next drive and capitalized on the Cowboy's spread out defense with several big runs by Cameron Marshall. After OSU finally decided to stack the box, ASU QB Brock Osweiler went with the play action and hit a wide open TJ Simpson in the end zone to go up 7. After several back and forth drives and an Osweiler INT, OSU managed to get down to the goal line and put up 6 on an option run by their WR Justin Blackmon to end the half.

    ASU came out with a big third quarter, shutting down the OSU offense and putting up two more touchdowns on deep strikes to Jamal Miles and Gerell Robinson. The Cowboys however would not go down that easy. In the first play of the fourth quarter OSU QB Brandon Weedon picked apart the ASU cover 3 and hit Isaiah Anderson in the corner to narrow the Sun Devil's lead to 4. After running the clock down, Arizona St gave OSU the ball back with a little over two minutes left in the game. Weeden would throw up a bomb to his receiver who somehow managed to pick the ball out of the air with three defenders around him. Weeden would again find Blackmon to put OSU on top with less then 2 to go. Osweiler went back to work and managed to scramble away from defenders to find open receivers. However the Oklahoma State defensive line would almost bring the drive to a halt with two consecutive sacks to knock ASU right out of the end zone. On 3rd and long OSU sends the pressure again but Osweiler telegraphed the blitz and finds a streaking Aaron Plfugrad who runs it back for the 50 yd TD with 40 seconds left. It looks like its over for Oklahoma State but nobody told their QB Weeden. On another miracle play, Weeden again finds a double-covered reciever who brings it down and puts them in field goal range. After several attempts to end the game with a toss to the end zone, OSU ends up kicking the field goal with no time left to send the game to overtime.

    ASU gets the ball first in OT and sets the tone immediately on the first play with a strike to Jamal Miles who easily runs it in for 7. The Cowboys come back with several nice plays to get within 10 yards of sending the game to overtime. In deja vu from the fourth quarter, Weeden ends up getting sacked on first and second down to make it 4th and long for the game. The OSU QB scrambles looking for an open reciever and finds one on the goal line. He launches a bullet to his open WR but at the last second a Sun Devils defender gets a hand on it to deflect the ball and seal the upset for ASU.

    Final Score in OT
    Arizona State 35
    Oklahoma State 28

    Notes: Damn what a crazy game. First off I just want to say I experienced firsthand the mythical offensive pass interference call and even better it was on OSU. Also it was getting pretty annoying with three or four separate occasions OSU receivers were coming down with deep balls surrounded by defenders and each time it could have easily cost me the game. I tried to swat but the defender just stood there like an idiot. Also like others have said the CPU defense does not miss INTs. Any pass within their fingertips was always an automatic turnover. Also weird was a play under official review on the sideline that involved the pass just bouncing off the receiver. It said they were looking to see if he had possession when it clearly just bounced off his hands and fell to the ground.

    Notable Stats

    QB Brock Osweiler 20/34 375 yds 5 TDs 3 ints
    HB Cameron Marshall 116 yds
    WR Jamal Miles 4 rec 84 yds 2 TDs
    LE James Brooks 4 tkls 2 sacks
    FS Keelan Johnson 5 tkls 1 sack
     
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  10. Dru50

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    USC 35
    Michigan 14

    This game was all about big plays for the Trojans, as they opened up with a 64 yard TD by surprise starter Dillon Baxter less than 2 minutes into the game. The stars of the game were the combination of QB Matt Barkley throwing to WR Brice Butler. Butler had 3 TD's on the day, including 2 scores in the 2nd quarter (with one of them being a 60 yard strike with 30 seconds to go in the half).

    The Wolverines were never able to get anything going on offense consistently, especially in the running game, where they notched 33 yards on 23 carries.

    Good game Dan.

    Notable stats:
    QB Matt Barkley 9-11 232 yards 3 TD 0 INT
    HB Dillon Baxter 20 carries 164 yards 2 TD
    WR Brice Butler 4 catches 143 yards 3 TD
    FS TJ McDonald 6 tackles
     
  11. recchem2000

    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

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    LSU - 35
    UCLA - 40

    The Bruins pull the big upset in Pasadena, taking down the Tigers 40-35 in front of 90 thousand plus (ha ha, well maybe if all the LSU fans show up). LSU outgained the Bruins 458-369, scoring most of their points via the Big Play variety (51 yard run, 82 yard pass, 80 yard run, 63 yard pass). But UCLA won the turnover 3-1 and the TOP 20:13 to 7:47, grinding out 212 yards on 44 carries. The Bruins hope to take this win and run with it. Up next, at trip to Illinois to take on Northwestern.

    UCLA Stats
    QB Richard Brehaut 11-19 157 yards 2 TD, 1 INT
    HB Jonathan Franklin 23 carries 180 yards 1 TD
    WR Nelson Rosario 2 catches 54 yards 1 TD
    LB Shaun Westgate 5 tackles 1 FMBREC
     
  12. Jayrah

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    Fresno State 17 @ California 21

    Berkley, CA

    Fresno State has always had the mantra that they'll play anybody anywhere under Pat Hill. It has made them a formidable opponent, but while they have some big wins in their program's recent history, they have never quite gotten over the hump to a conference title. Once again on Saturday the pesky Bulldogs picked a fight with a bigger beast, fought their tails off and came up a little bit short against a big conference opponent.

    California was held to little in the first half, outside of a big run on the opening drive that set them deep inside Fresno State territory. But after that an interception by tentative starting qb Brock Mansion, a missed FG and 4 first half sacks shut the Bears down. Meanwhile, Fresno could muster little as well (only gritting out 176 total yards the entire game), but they did enough to take a 10-0 lead into halftime after a 56 yard FG late in the half.

    Then came the Cal adjustments. Mansion was pulled in favor of Jr Zach Maynard, and Coach Jay decided that a short drop passing game, along with a pounding running attack were the way to get back into the game. After a long drive into Fresno territory the Bears caught their first break, as the Fresno CB got turned around on a stop route and jumped the wrong way to make a play on the ball. Marvin Jones caught the pass and turned to race in 32 yards for the score, and suddenly the momentum shifted. The Cal defense went into full shut down mode, and even though nothing else happened in the 3rd, it was clear heading to the 4th that Cal was going to have every opportunity to win it.

    The offense took advantage to begin the 4th qtr with a hand off to rb Covaughn Johnson, as he exploded through the middle of the line and made a shifty move behind a blocker to avoid 2 defenders and outrun everyone to the endzone, leaving the Bears with a 14-10 lead. Overall Johnson only had 62 yards, but 52 of it came on that one play and it was huge. But Fresno State is experienced in these situations, and even though they could do nothing, they found a big play late in the game to get into scoring position. And then they found another to hit paydirt when a scrambling Greg Watson found WR Davon Dunn inside the 10 yard line, with Dunn cutting back and scurrying in. 17-14 Dogs.

    Then the Bears found some more luck, as a miscommunication left a streaking slot receiver one on one with a safety on the second play of the final drive, and Maynard put the ball perfectly out in front for a huge gain to the Bulldog 10. With still around 35 seconds left the Bears decided to let their O-line get them into the endzone, and 2 runs later, Rb Iso Sofele gave the Bears the lead, and the dramatic win.

    Cal now heads to Texas to take on the currently #22 Longhorns. If the defense plays the same way (and there's no reason to think they won't, given the great numbers all throughout last year and the strong showing), then the Bears have a chance. Of course look for Maynard to start, and he needs to be efficient, as he was on Saturday, going 5-6 for 99 yards in the second half and the TD.
     
  13. whygodwhy1111

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    Penn State 28
    Stanford 19

    Penn St Squeezes by Stanford

    A rough day for QBs at Stanford stadium as both Qbs combined for 5 INTs on 8 for 22 passing. With one minute remaining Stanford had the ball down 2 with only 30 yards to a possible game winning FG. Unfortunately the hopes of the Cardinal ended shortly there after on Andrew Lucks first INT of the season.

    Penn St came out on top mostly in part to big plays by return man Stephfon Green. Penn states first score came after an 80 yard return by Green. Then Green took back the second half kickoff for a TD. Prior to the end of the first half penn state manage an 80 yard drive in only 13 seconds to score with 20 seconds remaining in the half. Penn state then took back the opening kick off of the second half which also took just 13 seconds -- Giving Penn state a 14 point surge in 33 seconds. This surge proved to be the difference in the game where Stanford Dominated Time of Possession.

    (dynasty wire did not upload so here are highlights)




     
  14. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    Blame It On The Rain
    Slopfest in Columbus kickstarts Buckeyes season on the winning track

    OHIO STATE 24
    Florida State 17

    Columbus, Ohio; When the 2011 schedule was revealed for The Ohio State University it was quite obvious this team was ready to make a statement early. The first phase in making that statement came in the form of ACC foe Florida State. Head Coach Luke Fickell was ready for the challenge starting the game on defense where Redshirt Senior Linebacker Tyler Moeller made the coach's decision worth his while. He would pick off a lazy EJ Manuel pass and take it all the way to the house to get the Buckeyes flying out of the gate. After forcing the Seminoles to punt the Buckeyes would take the ball and force it down the field with Boom Herron and efficient passing by Joe Bauserman. Herron would cap off the drive with a short TD run from inside the 2 yard line. Florida State would respond rather loudly scoring the next 17 points taking a 17-14 early in the fourth quarter. Highlights include EJ Manuel rushing in for six and the FSU defense sacking and stripping highly touted freshman QB Braxton Miller on only his second collegiate snap. The Buckeyes would tie the game midway through the fourth putting the ball back into Manuel's hands with plenty of time to make some magic happen. Magic would definitely happen, but not for the Seminoles. Cornerback Travis Howard would pick off Manuel putting the Buckeyes in prime scoring position. Bauserman went under center ready to lead the Buckeyes to a victory in his first collegiate start. After a handoff to Boom got them a lil further up the field, offensive coordinator Jim Bollman was ready to put this game on Bauser's shoulders. What came next was a corner route to DeVier Posey who would make a great over the shoulder catch at the front corner pylon for a touchdown! However, the official upstairs wanted to get a closer look to see if it really was a catch with one foot inbounds. After review the call on the field stood giving the Buckeyes a 24-17 lead. The Buckeye D would answer back again forcing a turnover on downs and sealing the victory.

    "After all the adversity we went through this offseason, we knew the only cure was to go out here and win and thats exactly what we did," First year Head Coach Luke Fickell said after the game. "I told this kids that the media is gonna make them out to be enemies and we know we're not, we're the ones that stuck around, stood up for our program and let the country know early that THE Ohio State University will not be defeated." Those are big words from their head coach as they have another test next week when they welcome in early Heisman Trophy favorite Andrew Luck and his Stanford squad.

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  15. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    How the hell did you win a game where you were outgained 300+ yards to 100+ yards?
     
  16. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    Is that really what it was? I had no idea. I know they missed one 50+ yard FG, but even that only makes it a 4 point game.
     
  17. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    I was looking at the box score and couldn't believe you had won the game with an offense that ineffective. Those two TO's were worth about 100 yards each.
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    Even though the Fickell era has begun, Tressel Ball still reigns supreme on the field.
     
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    Penn St 59
    Alabama 13

    The Beaver Brawl

    Penn St dominated #2 Alabama with 4 second half defensive Touchdowns. The Last of which ignited Beaver Stadium into an 'alleged' 140 man Melee in the Endzone. On the last play of the game Bama QB McCarron fumbled after being sacked. Penn St's back up DT Evan Hailes scooped up the fumble and ran down field. All alone at the 5 you can see Hailes stop his 300 pound frame to look at the clock which had just reach 0:00. After pausing for a moment to contemplate the joys of a back up DT scoring a ncaa touchdown, Hailes took one step toward the sideline before Bama's Darius Hanks slamed into him from behind sprawling the big man 4 yards forwards into the endzone. Then, 'allegedly', all hell broke loose as the Bama players, furious over the unnecessary touchdown, charged into the Lion players who were upset at the big hit with no time remaining. Unfortunately, all cameras had been turned off because the game had ended. The brawl could not be confirmed through any reliable sources, but we are pretty sure this happened and is not totally made up.

    Other than the aforementioned incident, Penn State played a great game led by Silas Redd who piled up 154 yards and 3 TDs on 21 carries.
     
  20. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Damn impressive win.
     
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    USC 20
    Utah 17

    USC struggles to block in the passing game, giving up 4 sacks in only 12 pass attempts, but manages to rally late and pull out a last second FG victory vs the team many expected to win the Pac 12 South.

    Player of the game - WR Brice Butler, who had 2 first quarter catches for 114 yards and 2 scores.
     
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    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

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    UCLA - 38
    Northwestern - 7

    UCLA trailed 7-0 after the first possession but that would be the only score of the game for the Wildcats. UCLA would take full advantage of the 4 turnovers the Wildcats made during the game, ending up in a route by the end of the 3rd quarter. Even the back-ups saw some time in this one. Like in the LSU game, UCLA dominated the TOP (17:30 - 10:30). Northwestern would out gain the Bruins on the ground (130-128) but that was mostly due to the NW QB scrambling on passing plays and picking up big chunks of yardage. Next, the Bruins head home for another OOC game against the Houston Cougars.

    UCLA Key Stats
    QB Richard Brehaut 9/16 184 yards 1 TD 0 INT
    HB Jonathan Franklin 15 rushes, 120 yards, 2 TD
    WR Nelson Rosario 2 catches, 47 yards, 1 TD
    SS Tony Dye 6 Tackles, 1 INT
     
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    MSU 13
    ASU 7

    Michigan State's offense and kicking game were TERRIBLE in this matchup, but they once again relied heavily on solid defensive line play and 5 interceptions thrown (to 5 different MSU defenders )by Sun Devils QB Brock Osweiler. Brock did manage to throw a TD pass to senior WR Gerell Robinson. The Spartans best player in this game was again DT Jerell Worthy who recorded 2 sacks, for a total of 5 this season thus far. Also of note was the return of RB Edwin Baker from concussion.

    "For the second straight week I'm very pleased with our D", said coach Mark Dantonio. "But if our offense doesnt start stepping it up, it will be a very long season". The coach went on to add "Those two missed field goals from very reachable range were also unacceptable. I don't know what was going on with the kicking game, even the punt and kickoffs were laughable".

    It was lag coach. L-A-G. It messes with the kicking meter.
     
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    California 27 @ Texas 23

    Austin, TX

    Cal had this game sealed, signed and delivered before frittering away a 20-3 cushion and taking the game to the final seconds, though they controlled the ball for the final 1:46 of the game. Once again the Golden Bear defense was stellar, with a goal line stand in the first half and an interception to end another UT drive when it was 3-3 late in the 1st half. They ended up giving away 365 yards, most of which happened in the furious Texas 4th, when Longhorn qb Garrett Gilbert stepped into the pocket and continued to fire away. He finished 14-24, 276 with the int and a rushing td.

    On the other end, Cal started slowly again, but after the int went back into Texas territory the Cal offense took advantage to score on Fb Stevens' 3 yard blast. Then for the second straight game the Cal offense took the field to start the 2nd as well, and marched in for a score to make it 17-3 with a Cavaughn Johnson 5 yard burst. After a FG to open up the 4th, Texas would score quickly to try and make a game of it, but Cavaughn would find a wide open hole on the left side and sprinted 80 yards untouched. 27-10, and the deciding score when it was all said and done. He went for 132 on the day and the 2 tds, while jr. qb Zach Maynard went 12-19 for only 120, but managed the game well without a turnover and the o-line did the rest, especially on the left side.

    *Note of interest: Blocked XP after the final td by the horns. It was the first special teams block in the Coach Jay regime at any school.

    Next up the Golden Bears come back home for a big showdown with Penn St. The Nittany Lions are currently ranked #24, but will surely move into the top 20 with back to back smashings of Stanford and Alabama, who were #3 and #2 respectively.
     
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    "Luck" On the Side of the Buckeyes
    Andrew Luck's rough day all Buckeyes need to route Cardinal

    OHIO STATE 37
    Stanford 6

    Columbus, Ohio: In what was highlighted as our game of the week, Ohio State forced Stanford to play quite possibly the worst game they'll play all season. The Buckeye defense was flying around the field forcing Andrew Luck to cough the ball up a total of 6 times (5 interceptions and 1 fumble). The Buckeyes find themselves knocking on the door to start their drives multiple times. They're average starting field position was on STANFORD's 40. The Buckeyes rushing attack would make the most of it with Boom Herron eclipsing 100 yards on the day and Braxton Miller rushing for 36 yards and a TD. The Buckeyes only passed the ball 12 times for a combined 44 yards. Safety Orhian Johnson was the player of the game with 2 tackles and 3 of the Buckeyes 5 interceptions. Nathan Williams also had himself a big game getting a pick of his own and sacking Andrew Luck forcing the one fumble of the game.

    The Buckeyes will now go on the road for a string of 3 straight games starting with an ACC series with Miami and Virginia Tech. The last game in the road trip will be the B1G conference opener against Michigan State. This stretch right here will test the Buckeyes and their offense. Each of the 3 teams feature solid defenses that could force the Buckeyes to get a little creative to jump start their offense.
     

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