Season 1 Recaps

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Darkwing, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Darkwing

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    Post your game summary here.

    *As a new member league this is a very important role. Since I've decided on 48-hour advances, I don't expect a whole lot here but you need to at least post the following after each game.
    • Final Score
    • A small paragraph of how you feel about the game. I'm more interested on what stuck out to you as I can see the scoring summary elsewhere.
    • Player of the Game. Include his basic stat line (i.e. QB Herbstreit 22 of 26 for 314 5 TDs. INT)
    I'm sure you've all looked around other leagues and I encourage more details if you want. If you want to get creative with your posts, some good logos are found here. NCAA LOGOS
    Note, that for USER games the winner must post the initial recap. These should be more detailed as members like to read how other user games went.
     
  2. TheRealHalupka

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    Va Tech D Shuts Down Wolverines
    [​IMG] 24
    [​IMG] 0

    The Virginia Tech defense registered four takeaways in a game that was never close against the 9th ranked Wolverines. Michigan was only able to gain 184 yards of total offense against the stout Va. Tech defense. Michigan's running game never got going and Denard Robinson was kept in check due to constant pressure from the Va. Tech front four. He was 11-21 for 139 yards and 2 INTs. Robinson also had a fumble. There were 6 sacks totaled by the Va. Tech defense, including 3 from James Gayle.

    On the other side of the ball, balance was the name of the game. Logan Thomas was an efficient 9-14 for 153 yards and one TD and one INT. Marcus Davis was the beneficiary of 5 of those completions for 85 yards and a TD. Michael Holmes rushed for a game high 140 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries and also caught a pass for 23 additional yards. Tony Gregory chipped in an additional 32 yards on 10 carries and a score. Most of his work was done in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand.

    Player of the Game:
    Michael Holmes: 22 carries 140 yards, 1 TD, 1 reception 23 yards.
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  4. Thunder_Mathis

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    Bye week here. Nothing to report.
     
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    The Demon Deacons take a tough loss in their home opener against Pitt. On the first play from scrimmage RB O. Reynolds takes the handoff 52 yards for the first score of the game. After a couple of defensive stops on both sides Pitt finally gets going and drives down the field and scores on a 2 yd run by QB T. Sunseri. In the 2nd Qtr Pit strikes quickly on a 58 yd pass from Sunseri to D. Street. both teams added late FGs to end the half Pitt led the way 17-10. in the 3rd Wake starts with a promising drive only to stall around the Panthers 35. Wake selects to go for the FG which came up short and Pittsburgh's K. Williams retutns it 103 yds for the 3rd Qtr only touchdown. Pitt added a FG to go into the 4th with a 27-10 lead. The 4th Qtr was a defensive battle with both teams showing defensive toughness. Pitt put insurance on the win by connecting on a 27 yd FG with a little over a minute to go. The Demon Deacons added a late with a 9 yd T. Price TD pass to O. Reynolds. Pitt wins 30-17

    Wake Forest coach Willie Lump Lump after the game: "We did everything we wanted do defensively but the name of the game was turnovers. We had 2 costly intercptions to go along with a lost fumble. Without those mistakes we would have been right there at the end and possibly could have won. But its done now it's behind us now we are focused on #21 Boise St. We are going to try and get a win on the smurf turf."
     
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  6. ZREX17

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    MSU- 16
    Army-10




    After a hard fought game The Army Black Knights fell short against a tough #12 Michigan State Spartans. Army stayed strong in the 1st half only giving up two field goals while the offense had trouble stringing together the offense. In the second half Army continued the strong defensive showing with a pick six by L.J. Harris and that would prove to be Army's only TD. Army went into the 4th qtr with a 10 to 6 lead after a field goal. Army gave up to interceptions throughout the game and the one that came in the fourth would prove costly as MSU would score on 4th down and goal on the 2 with a pass play to J. Caesar. Army once again couldn't answer as MSU kicked a field goal as time ran out.

    Players of the Game

    MSU
    #4 Dan Conroy
    3-3 FG, Long of 51
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    Army
    #4 Ty Shrader
    4 Tkls, TFL, ATK, INT

     
  7. Thunder_Mathis

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    University of Houston vs Mizzou

    [​IMG] 27 (2-1)
    [​IMG] 7 (1-2)

    POTG:
    WR Geno Collins (3 Rec, 99 yds, 2TD)

    Following last week's shutout 20-0 loss against 12th ranked Clemson, the Houston Cougars were chomping at the bit waiting to get back on the field to redeem themselves and show that they really could be a great road team.

    Starting in the first half, things were not looking bright for Houston QB David Piland who threw a pick on the Cougar's opening drive. Coach Castle looked frustrated on the sideline noting, "The Mizzou secondary simply outclassed our receivers downfield. We knew we had to get our running game things could get dicey really quick." Fortunately, where the Cougar offense was lacking, the defense made up for it in spades. Coach Castle mentioned "While our defense may lack the speed and talent of our opposition on paper, they more than make up for it in determination and a hunger to win."

    The Cougars ended the half up 20-7 with 2 rushing TDs and 1 passing TD. However, QB Piland also had 2 INTs to account for. Coach was far from happy with his QBs performance, but also took into account the pressure the Mizzou line was getting on his signal caller. As such, the Cougars entered the second half with the mantra, "Protect, Poise, Perform".

    With the second half underway, things began to change in a big way for the Cougar offense. The run game established a rhythm under Second-string RB Braxton Welford after star RB Charles Sims was taken out for 2 quarters following back issues. This new found momentum helped a better protected Piland throw for more yards, successfully converting many third downs, and finding himself in the turf much less often. While the Mizzou secondary still proved to be quite a worthy match, Collins was able to get the ball off to breakout WR Geno Collins at critical moments for 2 TDs.

    Sadly, the two time POTG winner, Geno Collins had to be taken out of the game shortly after his last TD catch because of a broken toe that staff say could have this rising star out for upwards of 3-4 weeks.

    In the end however, spirits should be up as the Cougars rack up the W against a quality opponent. Coach was particularly pleased with his defense's stellar performance which allowed a total of 47 rushing yards and kept the passing yards down to a respectable 222 yards. In addition, they stepped up during several fourth down conversion situation, causing 4 turnovers on downs, in addition to a FF and INT.

    When asked what this win meant to his team, the coach said, "It was a great experience for players on both sides of the ball. Hopefully this momentum will help carry us through next week's text against the UL Cardinals."
     
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    Miami v. Army

    Miami walks away with a solid home win.


    The 'canes dominated the first three quarters of this game having shut out Army. Army's offense showed promising signs as they scored two quick touchdowns in the 4th quarter. The passing attack was not there for Miami as QB Morris went 5/12 for a lowly 98 yards and one touchdown. The ground game was better with team star RB James galloped for 108 yards on 22 attempts. On the other side of the field, Army's QB Steelman was much more efficient, 8/16, 234 yds, 1 td. On the ground, not so much as the team combined for 44 rushing yards. The sole turnover in the game was on a hard hit on the Army kick returner, forcing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.

    PoG: RB James 108 yd 22 att 1 td
     
  9. HTX24

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    Forgot to do the write up for last game

    #4 Florida state 35(2-0)

    Navy 10

    The Seminoles jumped ahead and pulled away early in the game to notch another road victory. QB E.J. Manual continues his hot start, going 11-15 for 158 and 3 Td's. The star of the game however was RB Chris Thompson who tallied 188 yards on 21 carries for 2 scores. His 68 yard run in the 2nd quarter put Florida State in the lead for good. The defense held Navy to just 201 yards of total offense while forcing 4 turnovers.
     
  10. TheRealHalupka

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    Hokies Run All Over Bowling Green


    # 15 Virginia Tech 41

    Bowling Green 0

    The Virginia Tech Hokies coasted to a 41-0 dismantling of Bowling Green a week after falling from the ranks of the unbeaten. Led by an explosive rushing attack that gained 331 yards on 51 carries, the Hokies had a 31-0 lead going into the half and never looked back. The rushing attack was headed by Michael Holmes gaining 141 yards on 19 carries and scoring 3 times. Tony Gregory also had a 100 yard day adding 131 yards on 17 carries.Logan Thomas was perfect on the day going 6-6 for 93 yards. He did not throw a pass after the first quarter. Thomas also ran for 2 scores and 34 yards on 10 carries.

    The first team offense did not play some of the second and all of the fourth quarter, as head coach Steve Halupka wanted to give his players some extra rest before the bye week.

    After a terrible performance the prior week, the Virginia Tech defense bounced back well only giving up 68 total yards to Bowling Green. The defense totaled 6 sacks for the third time this year as it pressured Bowling Green QB Matt Schilz throughout the game. Schilz threw 2 interceptions as well.

    One point of concern for coach Halupka about his defense is the amount of penalties his team is earning. In the loss to Pittsburgh, the Hokies had multiple penalties resulting in first downs for the Panthers. This game was no different, as Bowling Green was able to gain a couple of first downs via roughing the passer calls. The Hokie defense needs to be much more disciplined at it progresses in the season.

    Player of the Game:
    Michael Holmes RB
    19 carries 141 yards, 3 TDs
    1 reception -1 yard

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  11. TheRealHalupka

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    Hokies End Blue Devils Hopes of Undefeated Season

    #16 Virignia Tech Hokies 31
    #24 Duke Blue Devils 28


    It came down to a last second drive to lift the 16th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies past the undefeated 24th ranked Blue Devils from Duke. Blue Devils Quarterback, Sean Renfree, led a stellar drive in the 4th quarter to take a 28-24 lead after connecting with Brandon Watkins for a 15 yard score. He left Logan Thomas only 26 seconds to work with for a potential game winning drive of his own. Renfree finished the day 15 for 36 for 286 yards and 1TD. Thomas was able to find stop the clock on consecutive throws and worked the ball down to the Duke 44 yard line. From there he connected on a 44 yard touchdown to Marcus Davis with 9 seconds left. At the end of the day, Logan Thomas was only able to complete only 14 of his 29 pass attempts, but did throw for 3TDs along with his 2 INTs, and was able to complete the biggest pass of the game.

    Both teams defenses did well to slow down their opponents high powered offenses, each with 2 interceptions and holding their opponents under 300 total yards. Adding to their already impressive sack total, Virginia Tech notched 9 more sacks during this game. The front seven was dominant the entire afternoon as it did not allow a yard rushing for the 2nd time this year as Duke had 23 carries for -30 yards. The Blue Devil defense was stout as well as it held the Hokies strong rushing attack to under 100 yards and kept star RB Michael Holmes out of the end zone. The only issue for the Va. Tech defense is their high amount of penalties. This game they tallied 9 penalties for 100 yards, something that definitely help the Blue Devil offense keep drives alive.

    Next week Virginia Tech faces off with #2 Clemson, while Duke battles rival North Carolina.

    Player of the Game:

    Donaldven Manning CB: 5 tackles, 2 sack, 1 INT

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  12. TheRealHalupka

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    Another Week, Another Undefeated Falls

    #17 Virginia Tech 24
    #2 Clemson 3

    Since their first loss of the season to Pittsburgh, the #17 Virginia Tech Hokies have been on a tear, rattling off four wins in a row. Their most recent victory is definitely their most impressive, upsetting the undefeated number 2 team in the country in Death Valley. Clemson's high powered offense was held in check and only managed 3 points. Their field goal was kicked in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand. The upset puts the Hokies in great position in the ACC as they host BYU next week before a showdown with the Hurricanes of Miami.



    Logan Thomas led the way through the air for the Hokies throwing for 243 yards and one TD. Thomas was much more efficient this game tallying his yards on 14 of 18 passes. Thomas' lone TD was on a 66 yard touchdown to DJ Coles in the first quarter that gave the Hokies a 14-0 cushion. Clemson QB Tajh Boyd was not as effective as Thomas, connecting on only 7 of 20 passes for 91 yards and 2 INTs. The running games of both teams were held in check as Tony Gregory for Virginia Tech led all rushers with 66 yards on 14 carries. He did contribute 2 TDs as well, but is sidelined for 3 weeks with a shoulder strain.


    Virginia Tech's defense held Clemson to 118 total yards and forced three turnovers including a pair of interceptions for Kyle Fuller. The Hokie D-Line only managed two sacks this week, but did have pressure on Boyd throughout the game. They did dominate the line of scrimmage, holding Clemson's spread option attack to 27 yards on 17 carries for a 1.6 ypc average. No doubt the defense will look to build on this impressive performance as it faces 4-3 BYU next week. Clemson looks to bounce back as it takes on 4-3 Wake Forest.



    Player of the Game: QB Logan Thomas
    14-18 243, 1TD 8 carries for -22 yards
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  13. DU55

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    Louisville Cardinals 30

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    Army Black Knights 17


    With Louisville coming off of back to back losses to Notre Dame and Navy they came out hungry and aggressive against the Army Black Knights. The Black Knights fought hard with a option / counter / misdirection offense that tricked the Cards on more than one occasion, although the boys from The Ville proved to be too much for the Knights.
    The offense of Louisville was led by RB J. Wright which tallied up 141 yards rushing on 26 attempts and 3 receptions for 34 yards. The breakout performance by Wright was much needed with all of the injuries suffered by the Ville offense, starting backups at RB and QB. With the Cards breaking their recent losing streak their hopes for a bowl appearence are rekindled, although they have a tough row to hoe in the upcoming weeks with opponets like Rutgers, Syracuse, Auburn, and UConn.


    Player of the Game- Jeremy Wright

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  14. Darkwing

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    Guys I know I'm not setting the best example here, but these really do NEED to be done by everyone.

    I can understand missing one every once in a while but many of us have gone the whole dynasty without doing this. (me included :doodie:) So let's step it up guys! Also, a recap MUST be made by the winner of every user game. This is something I need to see!
     
  15. Thunder_Mathis

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    University of Houston vs Cincinatti

    [​IMG] 31 (5-4)
    [​IMG] 0 (5-3)

    POTG:
    HB Charlie Sims (30 Car, 156 yds, 3TD)​
    Riding a wave of momentum provided by Houston's newly found 2 win streak, the Cougars came out to play again, spirits high, and the crowd loud. "We expected to play hard against a highly motivated opposition." Coach Mathis commented post-game. The Cougars struggled to generate much offense through the air as the Bearcats seemed to have the answer for most of Houston's passes. With that, HB Charlie Sims stepped up to the plate and carried the team on his back. While the coach expected a good showing by his defense, he was ecstatic about the shutout victory against conference opponent Cincinatti which he felt should give them even more reason to continue to fight on in the weeks to come as they vie for a bowl bid. ​
     
  16. DU55

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    The Louisville Cardinals have had a very hit and miss season thus far. Earlier in the season they were threatening to break into the BCS top 25, only to take a major nosedive mid-season, much attributed to the loss of QB Teddy Bridgewater for 9 weeks with a high ankle sprain. The boys from the Ville have looked pretty spot on as of late, but with their recent history it's hard to predict how this season will end for the Cards.

    The Louisville Cardinals came off of their recent bye week and hosted the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this Saturday. The first quarter of the game seen Louisville CB Andrew Johnson pick off Rutgers QB Chas Dodd and return it 45 yds to the house. Both offenses were feeling out their opposition throughout the 1st.

    From the word "GO" in the 2nd quarter the Scarlet Knights came out invigorated with a pick 6 of their own against the Ville offense, then adding 3 on their next possession. Louisville answered with a solid drive led by JR HB Jeremy Wright, ending in a TD by 3rd stringer Corvin Lamb. Rutgers fired directly back with a 76 yard strike with silenced the crowd at Papa John's Cardinal stadium.

    After the half both offenses came out firing scoring 14 apiece in the 3rd, but the deciding factor in this game was the play of the Louisville Cardinals in the late 3rd quarter. Quarterback Will Stein (playing for injured starting QB Teddy Bridgewater) sustained a arm injury which left Louisville having to turn to 3rd string freshman Will Gardner. Coach DU could obviously be seen on the sidelines sweating bullets as his unseasoned, untried freshman QB entered the game that was neck and neck. The freshman came in and performed like an ol' vet, throwing for 2 4th quarter TDs and showing the mental fortitude to stand in the pocket and deliver the ball with defenders delivering plenty of pressure.

    The Cards put another win under their belt and have their eyes focused on making a bowl game this season, and with play like we've seen as of late, it is definitely within their grasp. The true question is, which Cardinal squad will show up next week, the team that disappointed us mid-season or the more recent Cards which seem focused and determined?


    Player of the Game
    Freshman QB Will Gardner 9/19 passing, 211 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT
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  17. TheRealHalupka

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    Va Tech. Rolls Again Downs BYU 45-3

    # 9 Virginia Tech 45
    BYU 3




    For the second consecutive week, the Virginia Tech defense led the way, as the Hokies defeated the Cougars of BYU 45-3. The Hokies defense only allowed 130 total yards and forced two turnovers as they dominated BYU in Blacksburg. The defense tallied 5 sacks adding them to their impressive season total. Derrick Hopkins added 2 of those 5 sacks bringing his season total to 12. Hopkins has been a beast in the middle of the Hokie defensive line this season, with his brother Antoine adding in 6 sacks of his own. It has not just been the pass rush, but the also the stout run defense making the Hokie defense very formidable this season. BYU running back Michael Alisa was stonewalled rushing just 2 times for -5 yards on the day. The defense should receive a stiffer test against a ranked Hurricane team this week that could go a long way in determining who goes to the ACC Championship game from the Coastal division.

    Not to be outdone by the defense, Hokie QB Logan Thomas was on point throwing for 278 yards and 4 touchdowns on 18 for 21 passing. He was able to hit big plays against an out-manned Cougar defense, as he threw all of his touchdowns in the first half. The big play is becoming a larger part of the Hokie offense, as two of Thomas' TD passes were over 30 yards.

    After being knocked out of the Clemson game, RB Michael Holmes returned in a big way gaining 129 yards on 24 carries and adding 2 scores of his own. Holmes was a consistent force on the day for the Hokies and will look to find a few seems next week vs. Miami.

    PLAYER OF THE GAME: QB Logan Thomas
    18-21 278 yards, 4 TDs.
    3 carries, 7 yards

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    Army 28
    Air Force 21







    Army pulled out a tough game against the service academy rival Air Force. The players of the Black Knights played with tons of emotion as they knew losing would mean no bowl game. Air Force scored first on a strike from Dietz. Army answered the call with a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Air Force scored late in the second quarter. Army had a little over a minute to respond and they did off a Steelman run. Army got the ball to start the 3rd and took the lead with a Jared Hassin run. Army Head Coach Norris made the decision to make him a rb and looks like it payed off. Air Force responded late in the third with a Hirneise touchdown run. Trent Steelman pulled a 29 yd TD run with a minute thirty in the game to take the W.



    Army's rush offense finally came alive this week gaining 222 yds on the ground. 3rd down conversions still need work though.
    Player of The Game:
    Trent Steelman 5-8 53 yds 14 car 88 yds 2 TDs
     
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    BC helmet.jpg 28

    Wake Forest moves back up to .500 as they beat Boston College 42-28. Wake sarted the game off the right way as A. Ramsey took the opening kickoff for 95 yds to go up to a quick 7-0 lead. Wake added a late 5 yd TD run to go up 14-0 at the end of the 1st. BC connected on a 19 yd pass from Rettig to Larmond to get back in the game. Wake led 14-7 at the half. BC scored on its 1st play of the 2nd half with a TD toss from Rettig to Larmond for 67 yds to tie the game up at 14. The Demon Deacons answered back with a lengty drive top off by a 9 yd pass from Price to Ragland to regain the lead 21-14. oln a promising drive for the Eagles late in the 3rd Retting was picked off by K. Okoro who took it to the house 54 yds to go into the 4th 28-14. BC once again drove the down the field and Rettig was picked once again by K. Okoro for another pick 6 this time it was a 99 yd return to take a comfortable 42-14 lead. BC scored to lated TDs to make the score respectable to end it 42-28.


    Coach Lump Lump after the game. "I wasn't happy with the way our secondary played, yeah we got 3 INTs but 1 player gets more yards receiving than our whole team receiving, that is unacceptable. Our secondary did not show up for the 1st 3 and a half quarters. If we wanna compete on the top level we need to play all 4 quarters."



    Player of the game Player of the game
    A. Ramsey 115 KR yds, TD C. Larmond 9 Rec, 254 yds,

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    nc state.jpg 7

    Wake Forest improves to 6-5 on the season as they defeat the NC State Wolfpace 38-7. Wake started the game in a terrible way with QB T. Price throwing 4 interceptions on their first 4 drives, but the Wolfpack could only come up with 7 points on a 1st Qtr 3 yd TD run by T. Crency. The Demon Deacons finally get it going in the 2nd Qtr as they exploded for 28 pts. 2 defensive TDs 1 by DE Z. Thompson on a fumble recovery and the other on an A. Marshall 32 yd Int. QB T. Price connected with TE A. Bransford on a 15 yd TD pass and T. Davis on a 69 yd TD pass as Wake went into the half with a 28-7 lead. Wake would coast to a 38-7 win with a 4 yd TD pass from Price to Davis in the third and a FG in the 4th.


    Coach Lump Lump after the game: Well our defense played excellent but this time the offense struggled. We have yet to play a complete game and we have played 11 games. The bottom line is we are now bowl eligible that was one of our goals coming into the year so that's a plus. We got one more game so we have to get ready for Vandy.



    Player of the game
    WR Terrence Davis 2 Rec, 73 yds, 2 TD
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    University of Houston vs Notre Dame

    [​IMG] 38 (7-5)
    [​IMG] 17 (9-3)

    POTG:
    HB Charlie Sims (31 Car, 112 yds, 2TD)

    Coming into this game, the Houston Cougars knew the odds were against them. They were playing the #11 team in the nation with a football pedigree up there with the best of them. Yet Coach Castle was determined to see to it that Cougar nation leave Notre Dame Stadium with a W in their column.
    Going into this matchup, the team had expected the Fighting Irish's run defense to be stout, but it outright decimated Houston's run game for the first half. It was not until the second half that the passing game was finally able to get going that the running game began to open up. After the Cougar offense got into gear, the defense soon followed suit, creating a fumble and an interception to seal the game. All in all, the coach left Notre Dame Stadium not only with the W, but a big big victory for a program fighting to prove it's still a worthy contender even amoungst stiffer competition.
     
  22. DU55

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    Louisville-7

    Auburn- 17

    The Louisville Cardinals fall to a tough Auburn squad last Saturday. 2nd string QB Will Stein was once again carted off the field, and we seen 3rd string Freshman W. Gardner take the reins unsuccessfully. Gardner struggled the entire game, going 16/41 for 186 yards, 1 TD, and 2 picks. The Cardinals were never able to establish a ground game either, with Junior Jeremy Wright only gaining 56 yards on 17 carries.
    The defense of The Ville kept them in the game, but it just wasn't enough in the end to counteract the horrid offensive showing. It's obvious that W. Gardner just isn't ready to run this offense against D-1 competition yet, but hopefully next season he won't have to. This Louisville squad has fought through injuries all season, and we'll just have to wait and see if the bruised up boys can pull off a W against UConn in their final game of the season.
     
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  23. TheRealHalupka

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    Hokie D Proves Too Tough for Eagles

    #9 Virginia Tech 34
    Boston College 0

    Besides the occasional lack of focus, the Virginia Tech defense has been stout the entire 2012 season. Their front four might be the best in the country and Senior MLB Bruce Taylor has been a playmaker this season with 11TFLs and 6 sacks. Speaking of sacks, the Hokie defensive line has accounted for an amazing 38 sacks this season and added a few more to its total in its game against Boston College.

    The Eagles were no match for the superior ball-hawking and run-stuffing defense of the Hokies as they only managed 90 yards of total offense. Running backs Kimble and Finch were held in check rushing for only a combined 32 yards on 12 carries. QB Chris Rettig threw for 96 yards on 6 of 15 passing with 0 TDs and 0 INTs. The Eagles will look to rebound against a team looking to gain bowl eligibility next week in the Wolfpack of NC State.

    The Hokies offense fared much better, starting with the run game. Michael Holmes has been a force this season racking up 1055 yards on 227 carries and 17 touchdowns. He added to those impressive total this week by running 27 times for 154 yards and 2 scores. Tony Gregory added to the rushing attack that totaled 214 yards on 40 carries by running 7 times for 40 yards and a touchdown of his own. QB Logan Thomas played turnover free ball by connecting on 17 of 26 throws for 177 yards and 1 TD.

    The Hokies look to ensure their spot in the ACC Title game by facing off against rival Virginia this upcoming week.

    Player of the Game: RB Michael Holmes
    27 carries, 154 yards 2TD

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    Louisville---49
    Connecticut---24

    The Louisville Cardinals came out in week 14 and were the team that they should of been all season. Completely thrashing Connecticut in every aspect of the game, the Cards wanted to show the college football world that the mediocre season they had was not acceptable to them.

    During the 2nd quarter especially the Cards dominated, scoring 4 TDs. QB Will Stein picked apart the Connecticut defense consistently in a game that was never close. Finishing the regular season so impressively gives Louisville Cardinal fans something to hopefully be excited about for next season.

    POTG- QB Will Stein 19/24 312 yards and 5 TDs
     
  25. TheRealHalupka

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    Hokies Capture ACC Title

    #6 Virginia Tech Hokies 35
    #4 Clemson Tigers 28

    Blacksburg will be rocking for days after the Virginia Tech Hokies narrowly defeated the Tigers of Clemson 35-28 to capture the 2012 ACC Championship. This hard fought game came down to a game winning drive in the fourth quarter for the Hokies led by QB Logan Thomas. Thomas was able to find WR Marcus Davis for a 19 yard score with 1:29 left to take the lead after a potential game sealing drive was cut short by a fumble from RB Michael Holmes and subsequent return for a TD by Clemson DB Martin Jenkins. Davis was dominant during the entirety of the game hauling in 7 catches for 121 yards and 3 TDs. Both quarterbacks played well throughout the game; Thomas going 23 for 30 for 316 yards and 4 TDs and Clemson QB Tajh Boyd completing 15 of 22 passes for 177 yards and 2 scores of his own.

    Not to be outdone by their quarterbacks, both All-ACC running backs showed their talents as well. Clemson RB Andre Ellington was held in check for most of the game, until busting out with a 59 yard TD run to get the game within a score early in the fourth quarter. Hokies RB Michael Holmes didn't have one long run, but many positive gains carrying the ball 26 times for 113 yards and a touchdown.

    Clemson will lick their wounds and then head into a bowl match-up against the LSU Tigers, while Virginia Tech has earned a BCS berth and will have a rematch against #9 Michigan.

    Player of the Game: WR Marcus Davis
    7 cathes 121 yards, 3 TDs

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