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San Jose State Moves to 3-0 after 34-10 win against Minnesota
Coming off the high of upsetting #3 ranked Stanford last week after a great performance by the run game the Spartans looked to build on the momentum from the win and not fall flat against unranked Minnesota who also is coming into the game 2-0. The Spartans offense did not dissapoint as SJSU was able to strike first behind the running of Ervin and the passing of Fales. Fales and company carved up the Minnesota defense driving down the field for a 2 yard plunge by Ervin, his first TD of the day. Minnesota had no answers at all behidn the precision passing and tough running or Ervin. Minnesota did answer back driving into SJSU territory but had to settle for a FG after SJSU was able to stop a 3 and 1. Going into the 2nd, the Spartans controled most of the 1st quarter with a 7-3 lead.
Fales and Ervin continued to move the ball against the defense, but got deep into Minnesota territoy and had to settle for a FG to give them a 10-3 lead. Minnesota woke up on offense with Foreman and Kirkwood unleashing the read option. Foreman was able to gain chunk of yards on the option with Kirkwood finding huge holes as SJSU wasn't able to adjust with Kirkwood finishing the drive off with a 12 yard TD run. With the score 10-10 as the end of the 1st half approaches, again, Minnesota had no answer for Ervin and Fales as the SJSU offense killed the rest of the 2nd quarter finisihing the drive with another TD by Ervin. Ervin finished the day with 18 carries and 94 yards and 2 TDs, but had to leave the in the 4th. Going into halftime, the score was now 17-10 with SJSU receiving the ball.
The 2nd half, was all SJSU as the running game was too much and the passing game getting 3rd down conversation after 3rd down conversation. SJSU added a TD from Jelks running it out from 2 yards and a FG to give SJSU the comanding 27-10 lead in the 4th. With SJSU adding another TD and shutting down Minnesota for the entire 2nd half, SJSU goes to 3-0 with a 34-10 win.
As they did last week, SJSU controlled the clock having the ball almost 20 minutes to Minnesota's nine minutes behind the run game on 42 rushes and 188 yards. Fales wasn't too shabby as well going for 199 yards a 1 TD and an efficient 14/18 and no turnovers.
The game was even all the way with teams trading scores throughout.
The crucial play of the game came after a Ball State field goal int he 4th quarter.
EMU got the ball back and was intercepted by Benz deep in the EMU half.
Ball State followed up the turnover with a game winning TD run by Edwards from 6 yards.
EMU would come back and score a late TD to make 38-35 Ball State.
However, the onside kick failed and Ball State was able to grind out a few 1st downs to eat the clock up.
The coaching staff was happy with the balanced offense and ball control, giving away only 1 turnover.
The defense was still soft against the pass giving up almost 400 yards.
Smith and Snead are still tearing it up in the passing game for Ball State with pass catching TE
Fakes always contributing with a few grabs himself.
Edwards was the star on offense with 3 TD's on the ground and 136 yds rushing on 21 carries.
Huskers outlast Miami, Despite Losing Martinez44-20 14 1ST DOWNS 143/9 3rd down conversions 2/60/1 4th down conversions 0/0359 TOTAL OFFENSE 459305 PASSING YARDS 8122/34 Completions/Attempts 8/129 Yards Per Attempt 6.854 RUSHING YARDS 37819 Rushing Attempts 352.8 Yards Per Rush 10.82-20 PENALTIES-YARDS 2-204 TURNOVERS 14 Interceptions Thrown 115:14 POSSESSION TIME 12:46
The game opened up in a fashion that Miami fans are used to by now. Miami received the ball, went three and out, and Nebraska scored on the first play from scrimmage. However, on the next Cornhusker drive a key injury took place. Taylor Martinez was sacked on a second and goal to go. The hit bruised Martinez's ribs and he was advised not to return to the game.
Seeing an opportunity, the Redhawks struck. After Miami pinned the Huskers on their own five, the Hawks held them to a three and out. Down 10 in the second quarter, Boucher found Dawan Scott wide open on a streak pattern. Scott outran the defenders for an easy six.
You could feel the wind sucked out of the stadium at that point. The Cornhuskers rose to the occasion however. Seeing that the Miami defense was as tough as a wet paper bag, Nebraska stuck with the running game and scored again. A failed extra point moved the score to 16-7. On the following possesion, Boucher lead an astounding two minute drill which included two third down conversions. Westbrook capped off the drive with a two yard touchdown run. At the half Nebraska led 16-14, but momentum was with the Hawks.
The second half opened up in perfect fashion for Miami. The Red and White defense kept the Husker offense from scoring and the Hawk offense responded with a touchdown drive to take the lead. After a failed two point conversion, the Redhawks were up 20-16 with 4:05 remaining in the third.
That score was sadly the end of the fireworks for Miami. Bo Pelini was seen going in to super rage mode on the Husker sideline and the Nebraska offense for fear of its life began to dominate in the running game. The Huskers would go on to score 24 unanswered points, including 21 in the fourth quarter. Aided with two Miami turnovers, the Cornhuskers were able to avoid embarrassment at home.
"Despite the loss today, I could not be more proud of my team," said Coach Robbins. "We fought and competed for three and a half quarters. Obviously that doesn't win you games. Especially when you're playing top competition at their house, but it shows that were improving. But, we HAVE GOT to stop turning the ball over. Some of those out there were great plays by the defenders, but we had two completely bone headed moves that cost us possession."
TOLEDO 45 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 6 The Rockets bounced back after a pitiful performance last week against OK State and were finally able to take flight on the road at Central Michigan. Toledo had their most dominant defensive performance of the season. The Rockets put constant pressure on the CM QBs, knocking their starter out for part of the game. Toledo managed to collect 4 turnovers and 2 defensive scores in the win. SR WR Bernard Reedy led the offense with 6 catches for 153yds 1td Defensively SR LE Jaryone Elliott 6T 5TFL 4sacks, SR DT Elijah Jones managed to scoop up a fumble and rumble 64yds for a TD! JR CB Cheatham Norris made a great play on a ball making the interception and taking it 70yds for the score! Hopefully the Rockets saved a little fuel for next weeks matchup vs Ball State.
Week 4 vs #18 Oregon State
Oregon State 28 - Aztecs 31
Passing: Dingwell- 20/25, 2 Td, 2 Ints
Rushing: Muema- 20/103, Td
Receiving: WR Lockett- 4/47, 2 Tds
Defensive: DB Lamar- 3 Tackles, Sack, Int
The Aztecs come up big at home, in a bounce back from their last home game which made the crowd leave with a sour taste. This game was an old fashion smash mouth football game, with neither team giving up ground. It take all 4 quarter to figure this one out with momentum swings throughout the game.
The Beavers scored on the opening drive in less than 1 minute on a touchdown pass from Vaz to Cooks. Aztecs answered back with a 5 minute drive of their own, capped off by Muema 1yd run tying the game.
Second quarter started with a 3 down stop by the Aztec D. The Beavers didn't hesitate to take momentum back after a tipped pass Int. This lead to a 2yd run by Woods, giving the Beavers the lead again. Aztec didn't go away yet as they come back and drive down the field and tie it with a 6yd run by backup Rb Price. After a quick 3 and out, the air raid picked up and a 6 yd pass to Lockett gave the Aztecs a halftime lead.
Third quarter was controlled by the Beavers as they claim the lead going into the 4th with a 2yd run and 9yd pass. The Aztecs did take momentum back to finish the quarter with a 1 minute drive, capped off by 13yd TD pass to Lockett once again.
Fourth quarter was spent fighting for field position with the defenses coming up big on both fields. After an Aztec punt return to midfield, which gave the offense all it need to put together one last drive. This set up a 19yd Field goal, which McMorrow nailed to give they the lead 31-28. But the Beavers still had a little over 1 minute but a late interception by Vaz sealed the deal and the Aztecs make it 2 in a row for Coach Flores.
After the game, "this was a big win for us and what we are trying to do". He added, "these kids never gave up and had each others back after each turnover that Oregon State caused, that says a lot about what we have here".
Early in the game it seemed like the Warriors would be poised to run the ball up and down the field on the Wolfpack defense at will. Warriors star HB Joey Iosefa would carry the ball into the endzone for a seven yard TD and a 7-0 Warriors lead.The rest of the quarter was a slugfest resulting in no one sniffing the endzone.
In the 2nd quarter things began to become interesting with Jeremy Higgins hitting Trevor Davis for a 28 yard score. On the play Davis became a human pinball and bounced off several tacklers while remaining upright. This play can be found on the wire. The Wolfpack would answer with a 22 yard passing score making the score 14-7. Less than 2 minutes later Higgins found Stutzmann on a streak with Stutzmann breaking two tackles and hitting the road for a long TD.
The third quarter was mainly controlled by Nevada. However, the only score would be a 3 yard TD on the ground for a score of 21-14. After throwing his 3rd INT of the ball game Wiggins was pulled in favor of his backup Graham in order to prevent further turnovers.
In the 4th quarter the Warriors would add 6 points on 2 fieldgoals leading to a 27-14 lead. In an effort to prevent a Wolfpack comeback the Warriors would grind out the game on the ground. Starting HB Joey Iosefa would finish with 29 carries for 174 yards and a TD. The Wolfpack would collect a garbage time TD on a deep post and make the score 21-26.
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