Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Boom29, Mar 2, 2013.
For the Tigers, these early games will help to decide who will start at QB. Against ISU, the team played one quarter with each young man at the helm of the first team and went pass happy. After halftime each got to play a game with the second team with a conservative, run first approach.
Blake Copeland - First half, 12-14 for 175 yards and 4 TDs - Second half, 2-2 for 35 yards
Brian Wise - First half, 8-13 for 123 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs - Second half, 3-4 for 61 yards
Copeland was the clear winner, but Mizzou coaches would like a larger sample size before they announce a full time starter. That decision is expected before the Tigers open SEC play vs South Carolina in week 5.
#5 Aggies Handle #8 Horns Easily 28-3
It was pretty simple, the Aggies were just a lot better than Texas in every phase of the game and easily dismantled the #8 Longhorns, who have a difficult OOC schedule with previously #1 Arkansas still on the docket.
Muhammad and Goins started their senior campaign in nearly flawless fashion, as the QB threw 15-18 for 215, 4 TDs and 0 ints, while the WR was on the receiving end of 3 of those scoring strikes in the second quarter and totaled 79 yards on 5 catches. The running game may have found some traction again, Lewis carried 15 times for 91 yards, Lilly added 24 yards on 7 carries.
Texas' only offense was QB Miles taking off on the scramble, as he totalled 83 yards on the ground. The problem for him was that he almost outrushed his passing total, which was just 92 yards with 2 picks.
Return to Sender: Hurricanes Upset #1 Arkansas
Miami Squeezes past Razorbacks 17-14
In what has become an understated rivalry in the SEC, the Miami Hurricanes have once again defeated reigning Conference and National Champion Arkansas.
First game jitters were apparent for Razorbacks QB Ali Baker who threw four interceptions on the afternoon, three to Canes FS Lance Williams. After forcing Miami to punt on its opening possession, the Razorbacks drove into Miami territory before before Baker was intercepted for the first time. Though Miami would not score on its ensuing possession, not falling behind gave the defense confidence while allowing the offense to remain true to its game plan, something it had failed to do at times last year. The patience would pay off near the end of the quarter as QB Joseph Roberts found HB Dylan Ferguson mismatched against a DE on a wheel route, resulting in a 47 yard TD pass. Like a true champion, it would not take long for the Razorbacks to respond as Baker found WR Victor Thomas from 55 yards out, taking advantage of a breakdown in coverage. With the score tied at seven, both defense continued to lead the way, leading to scoreless second quarter, and a halftime tie.
The second half would begin much like the first, with both offenses unable to get on track. However, Arkansas would break the stalemate late in the quarter as Baker found WR Jason McCoy from 56 yards out, this time with McCoy beating the Miami CB on a jump ball. Sensing the tide begin to turn, Coach Boom went into his bag of tricks and called "Double Stutter Go," hoping to catch the Arkansas defense expecting run. While Arkansas had good coverage, their inability to get to the QB on the play, allowed WR Spencer Jamison to get behind his man, catching a 64 yard pass to set up the Canes deep in Arkansas territory to begin the fourth. Miami indeed took advantage, as FB Gavin Roberts caught a short outlet pass at the Goal line to tie the game once again. After an Arkansas punt, Miami used another big pass play, this time on third down, to get deep into Arkansas territory. While unable to score a touchdown, the Canes resulted in a FG and a three-point lead. More importantly, Miami's venture into the Razorback red zone with under three minutes to play, forced the home team to burn its three timeouts.
Nevertheless, the Razorbacks had the ball and ample time to get into scoring territory, but it would be all for naught as Baker would seal his team's fate with his fourth interception of the game, once again finding Miami FS Lance Williams patrolling the deep middle.
whygodwhy1111, Good game. It was all about the turnovers. My QB had the one, while yours was giving them away. I hope my safeties can continue to play the ball like that.
QB Joseph Roberts - 18/25, 261 yards, 2 TD, INT
QB Ali Baker - 6/15, 133 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT
HB Joe Sowell - 16 car, 54 yards, long 13; 6 rec, 39 yards, long 10
HB Alex Grant - 13 car, 71 yards, long 11
WR Spencer Jamison - 4 rec, 123 yards, long 64
WR Jason McCoy - 2 rec, 69 yards, TD, long 56
FS Lance Williams - 6 tack (3 solo), 3 INT
WR Victor Thomas - 1 rec, 55 yards, TD, long 55
SS Clarence Jean - 5 tack (4 solo), INT
CB Dominic Hall - 5 tack (3 solo), TFL, INT, FF
The Tigers easily win The Rag against Tulane, but the real story was who was going to be QB1. The stat line shows:
Walden: 5-8, 50 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 7 rushes, 127 yards, 2 TD
Rodgers: 6-8, 114 yards, 3 TD
Walden took drives over with his feet, outrunning the Tulane defense for 2 long scoring TDs, one where he broke a wimpy tackle. His TD throw was a one yard toss to TE Harris right before the half on third down. His one pick was basically a great play by the defender as he leaped for a pass that was sailing over his head.
Rodgers mainly ran the offense from under center, using the run to set up PA. A short pass to WR Wilson turned into a 63 yard TD. He also had TD passes to TE Seward and Harris from 7 and 9 yards out.
Walden appears to have the lead for now. A game next week against Boise St on the road will determine who the starter will be before conference play.
#14 LSU 49 - Tulane 3
Miami Avoids Letdown
defeats Georgia 35-7
The reign as the Nation's #1 team didn't begin well for the Hurricanes as QB Joseph Roberts threw interceptions on the team's first two drives. Georgia took advantage of the second turnover and drove down the field to take a 7-0 lead just before the end of the first quarter. However, the Georgia lead would be short-lived as Miami exploded offensively behind three TD passes from Roberts to WR Spencer Jamison. Jamison was able to get behind the Georgia DBs regularly, but none more expectacular than a diving catch in the end zone on a Hail Mary attempt to end the half.
With a 21-7 halftime lead, Miami dominated the action in the second half, continually getting pressure on the Georgia signal-caller. After a short TD run by FB Gavin Roberts in the third, Roberts put the game completely out of reach with his fourth TD bomb of the day, this time to WR Andre Edwards. With the win, Miami moves to 2-0 on the season and awaits a visit from the Auburn Tigers recchem2000.
QB Joseph Roberts - 14/23, 308 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
HB Joe Sowell - 26 car, 166 yards, long 31
WR Spencer Jamison - 6 rec, 196 yards, 3 TD, long 59
DT Matt Clement - 3 tack, 3 TFL, 3 sack
Another warm up game to give both QBs a look.....
Brian Wise: 8 of 8 for 262 yards and 3 TDs
Blake Copeland: 11 of 12 for 183 yards and 3 TDs
These guys aren't making it easy.... The real people benefiting from the QB controversy are the WR corps, as they just keep catching balls and making plays.
Aggies Squeak By At Tennessee 17-14
Had the most trouble I've had in a CPU game in a while. Didn't really expect that I wouldn't be able to do anything in the first half, but that was definitely the case. Should have been down 10-0 at half, but a 2nd down play from the Aggie 18 took longer than 8 seconds to run for Tennessee, as the clock ran out while a pass sailed out of the endzone. Down 7-0 at half, finally Muhammad connected with Goins for a 64 yard touchdown to tie it up in the 3rd qtr. Goins would then run one in on a fly sweep before the Aggies seemingly took full control with a 51 yard FG to make it 17-14.
The Vols would take a 15 play drive in to score on fourth down and goal from the 12 to make it a 3 point game but there was only 1:30 to play. TAMU recovered the onside attempt and ran out the clock, getting down to the 3 before the clock ran out.
This one was a bit frustrating but finally we came out of it. Not a great performance, especially by my O-line, who got freaking whooped all game.
Auburn - 14
Miami - 13
Auburn escapes Miami with a victory in typhoon like conditions. This was an ugly game by both teams but in the end, the Tigers caught a break and cashed it in.
Early on this was all Miami as we just couldnt get anything going. Auburn's possessions for the first 2 and half quarters were something like this:
Pick, pick, fumble, pick, half, turnover on downs. All in all, the Tigers turned the ball over 5 times in this one. Most of them were in the first half of the game. Miami had there chances to really jump on the Tigers but failed to convert on those turnovers, only holding a 6-0 halftime lead.
After the Caines stuffed a Tiger 4th and 1 in FG range early in the 3rd quarter, they took a 13-0 lead as they connected on a 72 yard pass play. The ensuing Tiger offensive series resulted in, you guessed it, a fumble. I think at this point I was ready to chuck my phone, controller, small child and beer across the room. But Boom29 missed a long field goal and immediately texted me "Youre still in it"
Turned out he was right. We finally got our shit together and scored late in the 3rd quarter to make it a 13-7 game. Then Miami caught the turnover bug, throwing a pick deep in Tiger territory. Then throwing another on a seam route. Auburn would capitalize and go in for the go ahead score (after my HB fumble right into my WR's arms on a 3rd and 9 from the Miami 25 yard line...the big hit was a yard short but the fumble landed right in my WR's arms and he just got across the 1st down marker).
Miami would have another chance but threw another pick on a deep pass. Auburn would convert a 3rd and 5 with just over a minute left and we were able to run out the clock from there.
Still not sure how the hell I won this game but I will take it! Great game Boom. You had me on the ropes early but didnt quite deliver the knockout blow when you could have.
AUB QB Morris 16-22, 206 Yards, 1 TD, 3 INT's
MIA QB Roberts 18-26, 232 Yards, 1 TD, 4 INT's
AUB HB Johnson 15 Carries, 54 Yards, 1 TD, 2 Fumbles
MIA HB Sowell 12 Carries, 38 Yards, 0 Fumbles
AUB WR Smith 5 Catches, 56 Yards, 1 TD
MIA Jamison 7 Catches, 139 Yards, 1 TD
Video of you throwing a small child will be needed if it ever happens.
EA didnt have the replay saved He's not that small anymore anyways!
Dont throw out your back
One last tune up before conference play, and the Broncos hung tough for 3 whole quarters. Here are the stat lines for both Tiger QB's.
Walden - 12-14, 169 yards, 2 TD's, 7 rushes, 36 yards.
Rodgers - 6-10, 68 yards, 2 TD's, 1 sack.
Walden took the ball first and hit a wide open TE Seward, who beat the blitz, for a 38 yard score. Boise would come right back, as QB Reyes scored off a 13 yard scramble. Rodgers came in and seemed a little nervous being a freshman on the road. He went three and out, giving the ball right back to Boise. They would not waste time and score on a 1 yard TD run. The Tigers were having a hard time trying to contain Reyes in the pocket, and missed tackles were killer. Walden came in and threw a nice touch pass to Graves in the endzone, tying the score at 14 at half.
Boise would start with the ball, and score on a fake punt of all things. Some people were questioning why Rodgers was coming back into the game instead of Walden. But Rodgers settled down and hit WR Jones from 7 yards out. Early in the 4th, the defense would force a punt to give the Tigers the ball. A drive all the way to the 5 would stall, and would have to settle for 3. At this point, Boise began to unravel. Two straight picks and a punt return for a TD by Jones would seal the deal.
After looking it over, Walden will be named QB1. Not only did he break tackles in the open field, but he maneuvered in the pocket to where blitzers were picked up by blockers, so he could make a down field throw. Rodgers will be good, but he needs more time before he's a full time guy.
#12 LSU 45 - #16 Boise St 21
Florida 63 - 21 Michigan
David Arrington was benched a little over 5 minutes into this one. He was 5 of 9 with 3 scoring throws... Unfortunately ALL 3 were for the Michigan Defense. That put us in a quick 21-0 hole. QB is a big question mark. I dont know whats wrong with this kid. He better get his act together before User games for us to have any chance.
Will Barron took over the game with a 26 for 241 day and backup QB Erik Jones looked the best he has this year. 20 of 27 for 293 and 5 TD. He threw an INT on his first possession as well.
All and all there were 6 turnovers in the first quarter of this game.
9 receivers with catches, 6 with TD's.
Defense played good although I still feel clueless about defense.
1/8 on third down for Michigan and only 73 yards of total offense.
Somehow, FSU lost to CPU Georgia in week 3 despite being up 31-14 at half and not making mistakes offensively. Georgia though was able to catch balls of deflections and break tons of tackles to dominate the 2nd half. So week 4:
Florida St. took the opening kickoff and half the time in the 1st quarter off the clock as they drove for a TD capped by a 1 yard pass to Ramsour who caught a fade in double coverage off a bounce just before it hit the ground. LSU answered with a drive of their own tying it near the end of the quarter. Nobody scored until FSU was able to take some time off the clock and go up 14-7 with just 0:20 left in the half. LSU threw deep and completed the pass, but the receiver fumbled putting FSU close to FG range, but they scored on a bomb to Ramsour on the 1st play to go up 21-7 which really hurt LSU. Sophomore MLB Jeremy Arnold took player of the game honors with 9 tackles, a sack, and 2 interceptions.
FSU got a quick pick on LSU's first drive of the 2nd half and a TD to go up 28-7. After that LSU looked a lot better but FSU was able to hold on by running a safe offense.
GG MexiRican35 I was worried we'd let that lead slip. The fumble before the half was pretty unlucky.
That it was. Those user picks were good plays by ya. And then that last pick i threw to the drag way too late.
Miami Survives Tide
Outscores Alabama 28-0 in second half
Following a loss to Auburn in which Miami led for most of the game, the Canes found themselves trailing 38-31 at the half. The Alabama offense was clicking on all cylinders, especially WR Prince Hawthorne who torched the Hurricanes secondary for three touchdowns and QB Marcus Clay who had over 200 yards and 4 touchdowns in the half.
Whatever Coach Boom said at the half must have worked, as the defense shut down the Alabama offense, holding them to zero points. Meanwhile, the offense continued its scoring outburst by adding 28 points. Overall, the 59 points by Miami are likely the most in Coach Boom's tenure.
QB Joseph Roberts - 13/23, 352 yards, 5 TD, 4 INT
HB Joe Sowell - 28 car, 181 yards, 2 TD, long 27; 1 rec, 73 yards, TD
WR Spencer Jamison - 4 rec, 104 yards, 2 TD, long 64
WR Andre Edwards - 2 rec, 83 yards, 2 TD, long 64
DE Karl Bryant - 3 tack, TFL, sack
Canes Pull Away from FIU
defeat Golden Panthers 49-17
When not turning the ball over, the Miami offense was scoring at-will on the FIU defense. Despite a narrow 21-17 lead at the half, the Hurricanes were never really threatened by their fellow in-state school. The Miami defense performed much better than in their previous outing against the Tide, causing four FIU interceptions and sacking the FIU signal caller five times.
Nevertheless, the number of turnovers by the Miami offense is troubling the Canes coaching staff. With the meat of the schedule upcoming, it is imperative for Miami to clean up their mistakes and play turnover-free football.
QB Joseph Roberts - 19/28, 302, 2 TD, 4 INT
HB Dylan Ferguson - 17 car, 108 yards, 2 TD, long 18
WR Andre Edwards - 6 rec, 93 yards, long 33
WR Spencer Jamison - 5 rec, 91 yards, long 55
WR Brandon Hudson - 3 rec, 65 yards, TD, long 42
FS Lance Williams - 2 tack, 2 INT, TD
A tightly contested battle on a rainy Baton Rouge night was mostly decided on 4 pass plays.
LSU was able to put together a long drive in the first quarter but had to settle for a field goal after failing to punch it in on 3 straight runs from inside the five yard line. The next Mizzou drive had one of the decisive plays of the game. Facing a critical 3rd down from the backside of their freshman kickers range, Mizzou called a zone buster of a play. "RB Choice" out of Ace Y trips overloads the strong side with a TE, slot WR, and flanker. On the play, the slot WR runs a streak and the TE runs a seam while the HB runs a curl or out based on coverage. The flanker runs a deep in route. The idea is that the slot WR and TE will draw deep zones while the HB will bring up the short creating space between. In this instance it worked to perfection and Taylor Edwards made a great catch then made a couple guys miss before being drug down at the 1 after a 38 yard gain. Mizzou would cash in for a 7-3 lead. Later in the second, another decisive play would occur in favor of Missouri. Out of ace twins Mizzou had a quick pass called with both TEs going deep to create space and the WRs running a hitch and slant. Blake Copeland saw a stacked box and decided to send the weak side TE out wide to create a little space and hopefully keep LSU guessing. Not one defender big Adrian Rosario out wide. Copeland made a quick check and hit Rosario in space and the big fella rumbled for 58 yards before getting tripped up inside the 5. Mizzou would again score, giving them a 14-3 advantage.
LSU wasnt done and moved downfield in the no huddle, all the way into the redzone. With no timeouts and just 12 ticks left after a 1st down, LSU went to the Air. Mizzou CB Trey Scott was sitting in a drop zone and picked off Walden in the back of the endzone taking points away from LSU and preserving the 11 point lead at the half. After LSU managed a FG in the 3rd the teams continued to play excellent defense. Late in the contest, down 8 LSU once again drove deep inside Mizzou territory. After seeing man coverage for pretty much the whole drive, Walden got caught up when Missouri ran a cover 2 and he rifled the ball towards his WR on a slant, but MLB Lionel Mueller was there to get the INT. After a pair of first downs on the ground, this one was in the books.
GG MexiRican35 ... two long completions for me and 2 INTs in the endzone for you were the deciding factor.
POG: DE Calvin Oliver, Mizzou, 4 sacks off the edge, often slowing momentum during critical LSU drives.
Texas A&M 13
Arkansas looks good in victory over rival Aggies
The razorback defense played tough maximizing the skill of there 4-2-5 personnel to shut down the Aggie offense for most of the game. TAMU struggled getting the ground game going and could not get any easy first downs. Offensively Arkansas moved the ball well. Frequently they settled for FGs but the offense was always moving. Heisman hopeful HB Alex Grant had another efficient game running the ball raising his yards per carry to over 11. After so many years of power backs arkansas is enjoying the benefits of having a game breaker at HB.
Don't you have like 3 HBs all over 97 speed?
also, how do you like the 4-2-5 so far?
GG man. I swear to god my team plays differently against you. Like I said last night, they don't block worth a darn vs your LBs and I cannot get a block in 3 on 1 situations to save my life. But the series that had me fired up was when your CB just cut off my best WR, stopping him dead and then picked it off, followed by a 2nd and 14 play in which you were play faking so my DT tackled your HB in the backfield, as that was happening your QB flipped the ball at him and we get called for PI. You go on to score and the game was over. smh
first time I have started an RB over like 92 speed. it happens that all 3 of my current HBs can fly. wierd 2 year period where i found crazy fast HBs. getting a power back again this year. The absolutely crazy thing, only one of the 12+ HBs i have recruited was not white. My only black HB recruit is now my #1 WR this year, and he never played a snap at HB.
4-2-5.... probably not as good as 3-3-5, some better blitz's but I miss the zone options from 3-3-5 ( its short on cover 2 sink plays). With my personnel I never have to leave the 4-2-5.
#9 Florida St. 23
#1 Auburn 22
Dynasty wire says 25-20
I sorta forgot how things unfolded in this game even by looking at the dynasty wire, but we did have a very even game with only 2 turnovers, one on the FSU 1 yard line. From what I remember, Auburn tied the game going into halftime with a long drive capped by a 18-yard pass to the TE between zone coverage. At the end of the 3rd, it was tied 13-13. After Auburn threw a pick, Allen hit Jon Dawson for his 2nd TD reception of the game to go up 20-13. Auburn tied it on their next drive, but FSU responded getting close but settling for a 24-yard FG. With very little time left, Auburn had to go the whole field to tie as FSU was up 23-20. They did that and with about 15 seconds were going in for the score, when QB Antonio Morris was scrambling for his life, before being hit by MLB Jeremy Arnold and fumbling with the ball landing on the 1, clock running. FSU dove on it, and kneeled into a safety but Auburn didn't have enough time for an offensive play. GG recchem2000 I forgot a lot of the details but that was a great game...and walking home last night, a bunch of Auburn punks in a truck yelled War Eagle at me last night. I didn't put 2 and 2 together that I was playing Auburn until now lol.
Mizzou defense comes up big in a win!
The Tigers got the ball first but Blake Copeland threw an interception in his own territory giving Miami the chance at an early lead. The Mizzou defense came up big on three straight plays and the Hurricanes would fall just short on a long FG try. Once they got it back, the Tigers would march down the field and hit a 35 yard FG to take an early 3-0 lead. After forcing a punt, Mizzou was back in business. Driving the ball into the redzone, the Tigers seemed primed to extend their lead, but on a 3rd and one, Andre Bentley would take a big hit in the backfield and a Miami defender would scoop it up and rumble 83 yards the other way to make it 7-3 Hurricanes. Mizzou didn't panic though and they were able to put together another nice drive, finally scoring on a fade from Copeland to Taylor Edwards. With little time left before the break Miami was able to get their best drive of the game, finally having to settle for a short FG with 1 second left in the half.
In the second half Missouri was able to consistently stall Miami's offense and Andre Bentley would punch in 2 scores while the offense also managed a pair of FGs as the Tigers pulled away in this one. A late TD pass by Miami would give the game it's final margin.
Firs Downs: Miami had 4, Mizzou had 17
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