Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Dru50, Jul 14, 2012.
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Florida Atlantic 7
Florida State 37
FSU came in heavy favorites and the new coaching staff wanted mistake free football. FSU won the turnover battle 4-1 and both the defense and offense showed that they were both solid. FSU got it's first TD of the game, when Manuel bombed a 38-yard pass to the side of the endzone, with Kenny Shaw making a nice catch while keeping his feet in bounds. Another EJ Manuel TD pass to TE Nick O'Leary made the score 20-0 with 1:35 left in the half, but FAU threw a pick-6, bringing the halftime score to 27-0. FAU opened the 3rd with an extended TD drive but was unable to do much after that as FSU coasted towards and easy win and will be ready for A&M and their 1st SEC game. FSU did allow 5 sacks, which is worrisome for FSU since their line is not their strongest unit.
EJ Manuel (QB)- 14-27 for 240 yards, 3 TD, INT
Chris Thompson (HB)- 9 carries for 77 yards
Devonta Freeman (HB)- 9 carries for 42 yards
James Wilder (HB)- 3 carries for 11 yards
Kenny Shaw (WR)- 4 receptions for 116 yards, TD
Rodney Smith (WR)- 4 receptions for 60 yards
Rashad Greene (WR)- 2 receptions for 6 yards, TD
Nick O'Leary (TE)- 3 receptions for 46 yards, TD
Vince Williams (MLB)- 8 tackles, 2 TFL, sack
Greg Reid (CB)- 3 tackles, INT
Terrence Brooks (SS)- 6 tackles, INT, TD
Keelin Smith (CB)- 5 tackles, INT
Where did you get the banners from Kapono?
#1 Alabama 17
#9 Michigan 45
In a battle of two heavyweights Michigan dominated the defenseless Tide. Denard Robinson went 12-12 throwing for almost 200 yards and 1 score as he could do no wrong. In addition to his throwing, he rushed for 82 yards on 14 carries while scoring 2 rushing TDs. His backfield mate HB Fitzgerald Toussaint gashed the Tide defense for 120 yards scoring 1 touchdown before leaving in the third quarter with an ankle injury. His replacement Vincent Smith was able to gain 44 yards in his limited time in the game. Alabama's offense was able to move the ball with McCarron throwing for 344 yards and 2 scores, but the defense simply could not stop the Wolverines.
AJ McCarron 20-31-344 yards 2 TDs, 2 Int.
Eddie Lacey 10-50 yards
Kenny Bell 4-118 yards
Denard Robinson 12-12-192 yards 1 TD
Fitzgerald Touissaint 15-120 yards 1 TD
Roy Roundtree 4-93 yards
Dru50 I am taking this loss like a man. I need to figure out to stop the run. Every time there was a running play, the back just ran through the hole with ease.
Wow, the first Heisman beat down of 2013.
Texas Transfer Gilbert Rips Aggies as a Mustang
SMU walked in and blew up Kyle Field, bringing the boo-birds out for the home team late in the 3rd qtr despite all the rain, and completely shocking the new SEC members from College Station. Garrett Gilbert, the Texas transfer who sat out the 2011 season, put in his early bid as a Heisman favorite after week one, throwing for 643 yards, 7 tds and only 2 interceptions on 34 of 52 passing. His top receivers were K. Holman, who reeled in 11 for 204 and 4 tds and D. Thompson who caught 7 for 194 and a td.
On the other hand the Aggies have a controversy brewing, after incumbent starter, Sophomore qb Jameill Showers basically threw up all over Aggie Field. He went an unforgiving 7 of 14 for 70 yards and 3 interceptions in the first 20 minutes (qtr and a half). Midway through the 2nd qtr, he was replaced by Redshirt Freshman Johnny Manziel, who came in and played with a decent amount of success, going 21 of 33 for 318 yards and a td. Even throwing 4 interceptions, Manziel managed to move the Aggies down the field consistently and put 3 drives into the endzone. It is unclear whether that will be enough to earn him the starting job yet.
SMU went for 701 yards of total offense! This was basically a pass academy practice for Gilbert, who threw against air a majority of the time in the 4 and 5 wide receiver sets that the Mustangs employ. The Aggie defensive backfield had no answer for the pure speed. Three receivers went over 100 yards for the 'Stangs.
On the other hand TAMU went for a solid 411 yards, most of those through the air, but also threw or fumbled the ball away 4 times deep in Mustang territory.
The turnover battle was 9-2 in favor of SMU. They seemed to catch everything (really, everything) defensively. The Aggie had just as many opportunities to make plays and either missed dropped the ball or whiffed completely, allowing the sticky fingered Mustang receivers to make many plays while being well covered. In fact the secondary for Texas A&M lost all confidence in the second qtr, after they gave up 2 big catches in between perfect double coverage that really broke the game open. Then, they lost their stamina being on the field for so long.
I had to rely on my ground game and Lattimore (24 CAR, 130 YDS, 5.4 AVG, 2 TD, 5 BTK) early and often to get past Vandy as Connor Shaw's (12-25, 172, 1 TD, 2 INT) air assault just isn't there yet. Lattimore was pulled for the backup Miles early in the 4th quarter.
On the plus side, the defense came to play. I'm fully comfortable rushing 3 on third down when one of said 3 is Jadeveon Clowney (3 solo tkl, 1 TFL, 1 sack) and the other end, 87 overall Sr Devin Taylor (6 takl, 1 TFL, 1.5 sack), runs 6'8 267. It works out since my 2nd DT is only a 77 ovr. Other than that, my D is pretty average for the SEC with the exception of FS DJ Swearinger (2 solo takl). Vandy ran the ball a lot (Vandy runs the FleXbox One?) so my average LBs (God bless 'em) did most of the heavy lifting, combining for 21 tackles. The D probably should have had a shutout but my user error kept that from happening while defending a couple of long runs.
Mizzou - 35
'Cuse - 10
The Tigers looked comfortable running the new look offense. James Franklin completed 14 of 17 attempts for 204 yards with 3 TDs and 1 INT on a hail mary to end the half. Freshman phenom DGB caught 4 of those passes for 131 yards and 2 TDs to kick off his collegiate career.
Beating Syracuse is all fine and good, next week Mizzou travels to rival Nebraska next week.
Hurricanes Notch First Win of Season
defeat Golden Eagles 35-21
Coach Boom's first game at the helm of the Hurricanes was closer than the experts expected, but ultimately, the Hurricanes came out on top behind a solid running game and timely passing.
The star of the game was HB Mike James who gashed the Golden Eagle defense to the tune of 134 yards and 2 TDs. After Southern Miss took the early lead, James responded for the Hurricanes with his two TDs to give Miami a 14-7 lead. Miami would extend its lead to 14 as QB Stephen Morris would scramble from seven yards out late in the half.
The second half would begin with Morris connecting with TE Asante Cleveland for 45 yards to take a 28-7 lead. Southern Miss would then begin to have success against the Hurricanes defense, finally answering late in the quarter to close the gap 28-14. The fourth quarter would see the two teams exchange touchdowns, with the Golden Eagles scoring in the last minute to make the final score a respectable 35-21.
QB Stephen Morris - 11/16, 215 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, rush TD
HB Mike James - 17 car, 134 yards, 2 TD, long 33
TE Asante Cleveland - 3 rec, 87 yards, TD, long 45
WR Allen hurns - 2 rec, 51 yards, TD, long 49
SS Ray Ray Armstrong - 7 tack (3 solo), TFL, INT
DE Shayon Green - 3 tack (2 solo), TFL, 2 sack
This game was far closer than the score indicates, as the score was 13-0 entering the 4th, but a late TD by new starter K. Marshall (who had 96 yards rushing and 77 receiving) plus two pick 6's in the 4th sealed the game. Aaron Murray was efficient, going 13-13 for just under 200 yards on the day, but he held onto the ball too long on several possessions as he was sacked 7 times.
LSU takes care of buisness against lowly UNT. The first TD of the season was set up with a 40 yard Honey Badger return to the Mean Green 10 yard line. Next play Mettenberger hit TE Dural and took a 7-0 lead. UNT used some big plays to get down to the Tiger 18 yard line. But S Simon picked off a Thompson pass and returned it all the way for 6. UNT did get a FG and then picked off a Mettenberger pass to make thins interesting in the 2nd. But a sack on third down forced them out of FG range. Then, inexplicably, UNT went for a fake punt run on 4th and 19. That play basically took the wind right out of them.
Thompson would throw another pick to Simon as they never could sustain many decent drives. LSU got some big TD runs from Blue (65 yards) and Ford (39 yards) and got an easy win. With Bama losing earlier in the day, LSU should move up to #2 right behind USC.
#3 LSU 45 - UNT 10
ULM - 17
Auburn - 38
Started out sluggish but managed to pull away in the end. Threw for over 300 yards and 4 TD's but also had 3 picks. Still learning the new game I guess. Better write up in the morning...old man tired!
This game started terribly for the Gators. Going down 17-0 through most of the first half.
Driskel finally got them on the board with a nice PA pass to Jordan Reed who raced down the sideline for a 60 yard TD. 17-7 BGSU
After getting a turnover and driving down to the 2 yard line with under 40 seconds to go, Florida looked to get back in the game... Only to be sacked on three consecutive plays... Out of FG Range, the gators decided on throwing a hail mary...
Caught, TD F. Hammonds 40yds -17-14 BGSU at half.
second half was all gators. Passing game was clicking on all cylinders. 4 second half TDs for Driskel for the 42-17 win.
(They have Driskel throwing 7 TD's yet i didnt score 7 TDs, it almost seems like the first quarter throw to J. Reed that was marked at the G line counted statistically as a TD... wonder if i had challened if it wouldve been scored a TD....)
(I threw an INT the next play)
Arkansas State 6
The Sauce struggled to get the passing game going as star qb Tyler Wilson went 18-36 for 260 yards 1 TD. Alot of big plays were missed by receivers running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Wilson seemed incapable of throwing the ball away (Left stick down?). A long run by Dennis Johnson and a deep ball to TE Chris Gragg helped the razorbacks to victory.
I think it's clicking the right stick down
Confirmed, it's a new button this year. Click the right stick. Pump fake is LB or LB + intended receiver. Also, pitch is now LB and fake pitch is pull back on RT.
#9 Alabama 42
Texas State 30
Basically for the first half Alabama stunk the joint out. AJ McCaron threw three picks, including a pick six to start the game and was subsequently benched. The defense struggled to stop the Texas State offense. There was serious panic on the sideline, and in Bryant Denny Stadium. Then Eddie Lacey scored a touchdown at the end of the first half making the score 17-7. Then in third quarter, we had our first Alabama Defense sighting. First, there was a pick six by Dee Millner. On TSU's next possession their QB, Shaun Rutherford fumbled the ball on TSU's one yard line and the Bama's defense recovered the ball. Two plays later Eddie Lacey scored a touchdown making the score 21-17, and the route was on. Alabama's defense forced another punt, and Bama's offense scored again with Eddie Lacey. Bama's defense forced another punt, and then Eddie Lacey took an option pitch by Philip Ely and ran 80 yards for the score. For the record Bama scored 28 points in the quarter and took a game from doubt to convincing victory. The offense wasn't done as QB Philip Ely threw a 40 yard TD to DeAndrew White giving Bama a commanding 42-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. TSU tried to comeback, but Bama held on.
QB Shaun Rutherford 14-28-180 yards 2 TDs, 2 Ints.
HB Terrance Franks 13-83 yards 1 TD
WR Isaiah Battle 5-67 yards 1 TD
QB Philip Ely 6-10 93 yards 1 TD
HB Eddie Lacey 23-211 yards 4 TDs
WR DeAndrew White 2-41 yards 1 T
After having the power go out in the first game, OSU's QB B.Miller went out just before half and would not return. He was having a poor game and his backup could do no wrong.
Driskel had an ok game but only threw 57% which he's not thrilled about. Gillespie got his ground game rolling in this one with a couple of TD and one busted open run.
7 receivers caught balls but there were 9 drops between them. The defense played better in this one, they got some pressure on the QB and forced many QB scrambles and errant throws. 2 were picked off.
This restart was not nearly as entertaining as the previous game. A game Florida had won 34-30 before the storm got them as they were running out the clock.
PHEW! You almost had to quit the league!
I made some coaching adjustments, I remember what Dru and Wyrmreaver told me to do when facing QBs who liked to run
The 25th ranked Tigers survive their first road and conference game of the season, defeating Mississippi State 37-34. Auburn kicked a 25 yard FG as time expired to escape with the win. Little to no defense was played in this. MSU had 554 yards of offense while Auburn racked up 598. Gotta figure some stuff out on defense for sure if im gonna compete. Good win and we'll take it.
QB Kiehl Frazier 16/24, 394 Yards, 4 TD's, 1 INT, 8 Carries, 101 Yards
HB Onterio McCalebb 14 Carries, 88 Yards
WR Trovon Reed 4 Catches, 70 Yards, 1 TD
WR Deangelo Benton 3 Catches, 98 Yards, 1 TD
Mizzou defense mauls Huskers, Tigers win 20-7 in Lincoln!
The Battle for the Missouri-Nebraska Bell used to be a heated Big 12 rivalry but is now becoming an on again off again SEC/Big 10 showdown. Nebraska came into this contest ranked #18 in the polls and heavily favored to win at home, but Mizzou wasn't willing to buy the hype. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and marched downfield before settling for a FG and a 3-0 lead. Nebraska marched down field but a missed FG from 44 yards out wouldn't change the score. After a couple stops by each team, the Cornhuskers found themselves in position to take the lead with a 1st and goal from the 4 in the second quarter. After a four down Mizzou goal line stand the score remained just 3-0. In the shadow of their own goal post the Tigers got just enough room to get a punt off. With great field position the Cornhuskers would again miss an opportunity to even things up, this time from 47 yards out. With just over a minute to go, QB James Franklin would engineer an excellent no huddle drive, no doubt drawing on the teams fast break pace of last season. Franklin would find wideout TJ Moe down the sideline for a 35 yard TD strike to give the Tigers a 10-0 lead heading into the break.
The Tiger defense would again show it's stripes in the first possession of the second half, forcing a quick 3 and out after a 3rd down sack. In scoring position again Franklin would find impact senior TJ Moe on a key 3rd and 5 on a slant, but Moe would cough up the ball! Nebraska then marched downfield with a clock chewing drive culminating in a TD pass to narrow the lead to 10-7. On the next possession Mizzou QB James Franklin would tell Moe to keep his head up, then would throw a perfect pass on a deep corner to him from 38 yards out to extend the lead to 17-7 with 5 minutes to play. It was all academic after that and a late Tigers field goal would give us the final score in this surprising non conference upset!
James Franklin - 8 of 10 for 183 yards, 2 TDs, no picks plus 62 yards on 8 rushes
TJ Moe - 4 catches for 86 yards and a pair of TDs
7 sacks and 2 INTs for the Tigers defense
Taylor Martinez - 9 of 16 for 150 with a TD and 2 INTs, was sacked 7 times
Backup HB Abdullah - 16 carries for 127 yards
Slot Receiver Turner - 7 catches for 127 yards and a TD
Tennessee Offense Blows Past FCS SE
FCS SE: 21
It's a new era in the SEC, with a 16 team super-conference completed due to the late additions of Florida State and Miami. However, new Tennessee head coach Joshua Cheeseman is takinghis team back about 80 years to a power run offense that is sure to throw some teams for a loop. However, it was a passing play that resulted in the first score of the game as junior QB Tyler Bray would connect with Da'Rick Rogers with a little 5 yard in route. After this, the power run game would throw FCS for a loop as they could not stop neither sophomore tailback Marlin Lane nor junior tailback Rajion Neal. The two would combine for 33 carries for 243 yards with each finding the endzone once on the ground. Neal would add a long touchdown on a screen pass.
In fact, the only thing that could stop Tennessee was, well, Tennessee. Bray only had one pass hit the ground all day, as four of his five incompletions found their way into the hands of an FCS SE defender. Two of his four picks occurred in the red zone. Surely, this will need to be tightened up quick as next week Tennessee will start conference play against #24 Florida.
QB Tyler Bray: 6-11, 178 yards, 3 TD, 4 INT
HB Rajion Neal: 18 rushes, 133 yards, 2 catches, 82 yards, 2 total TD
HB Marlin Lane: 15 rushes, 110 yards, TD
WR Da'Rick Rogers: 2 catches, 12 yards, TD, 4 total returns, 126 total return yards, Punt return TD
Key Team Stats:
Total Offense - UT 455 - FCS SE 286
Rushing Yards - UT 277 - FCS SE 39
Turnovers - UT 4 - FCS SE 2
Cheez it's the SEC, power running will throw no one for a loop....
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