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Kentucky's Offense Sputters in Opener
After narrowly missing a bowl, the Wildcats were looking to get their season started on the right foot playing host to Army. The Black Knights got the ball first and marched down field sparked by some key runs by QB Angel Santiago before punching in a TD on 4th and goal with the fullback. UK's first possession of the season went 3 and out and Army drove back down the field to make it 14-0 on a 6 yard pass to HB Raymond Maples. On their next drive, UK settled in, moving the ball downfield primarily through the air and getting 7 when the QB found his TE on an out pattern from the 10. Unfortunately for UK, Army was able to march right back down the length of the field to extend their lead to 21-7 right before halftime.
In the second half the UK offense really struggled to get anything going while Army continued to have success running the football. In the end, even though on paper UK appeared to have the better athletes, Army was just too tough and the Wildcats had trouble finding any real advantageous matchups.
UK Coach Rob after the game, "it's tough to lose like that, I felt like we just couldn't get anything going on offense. Coaching here in the 4th Horseman has been much more hands on than I expected and I haven't come up with the success I was expecting for these kids. We'll get better though, there is a helluva lot of season left!"
Army ran for about 250 yards as star HB Raymond Maples had 130 and 2 TDs (plus 1 receiving) and QB Santiago went over 100 yards as well
Kentucky's starting HB managed just 6 yards on 11 carries while the QB lost 26 yards on 3 sacks for a team rushing total of minus 20
UK went just 1 of 7 on 3rd down attempts with the only 3rd down conversion coming on their first half TD drive
Saw Five_Fifs got the win against NIU...... let's get a summary up!
Bowling Green Slips By Tulsa!
Bowling Green Holds on to get their 1st victory of the season. Both defenses showed up to play. Tulsa only managed a FG on the 1st half which came at the 4:09 mark in the 1st Qtr. The Falcons were shout out in the 1st Qtr but scored on a rushing TD by RB A. Samuel in the 2nd Qtr that put BG up 6-3 to go into halftime. The 2nd half was a little more offensive oriented with bothe teams scoring 14 pts. Bowling Green scored 1 TDs in the 3rd Qtr on a 4 yd scramble by QB Schilz and a 2 yd run by FB T. Beck. Tulsa added a 3rd Qtr TD on a 60 yd run by QB C. Green and a 4th Qtr TD ona 6 yd pass from QB C. Green to RB J. Douglas. This brought the game to 20-17 Bowling Green with about 4 minutes or so left Bowling Green put it on the O-line and RBs to end the game as BG ran the clock to 0:00 with solid running by A. Samuel and the O-line.
About the game
0 Turnovers for both teams
BG held Tulsa to 99 yds passing
PLAYER OF THE GAME
#6 RB Ashton Samuel
19 Carries, 113 yards, TD 4 Rec,35 yds
Shocker in Stillwater! Oklahoma State 28 - #1 USC 19
If new defensive coordinator Selvy was looking to make a good first impression, he certainly did so in the Cowboys upset win over the top ranked USC Trojans. OK State used 6 interceptions, two of which were returned for TDs, to open the season with a big win.
Oklahoma State opened the scoring on their first drive of the game, as C Chelf found J Stewart on a little hook pattern, and Stewart did the rest for a 22 yard TD play. USC's ensuing drive would impress, and the Trojans would catch the defense in a blitz resulting in a 24 yard TD pass and catch. The 2nd quarter would mostly be a stalemate, however USC would take the lead just before halftime on a Flournoy 9 yard TD catch. OK State would try to get into FG range just before half, but the plan would backfire as a Trojan INT would set up USC in FG range, and Heidari would connect from 50 yards out to give So Cal a 17-7 halftime lead.
The 2nd half would belong to the Cowboys though. A lengthy opening drive would result in a 1 yard TD run from the fullback, cutting the lead to 17-14. The following USC drive would threaten, but OK State captain Lavey would pick off Kessler, use his strength and size to shed a few would be tacklers, and run 85 yards for the go ahead TD. Just 10 seconds later, Batoba would return another interception for a TD, and just like that OK State led 28-17. USC seemed poised to score to cut into the lead, with 2nd and goal on the Cowboys' 1 yard line. But after consecutive runs were stuffed, USC opted to try one more time to power it up the middle, and was stopped for a 3rd straight time. OK State would take over on their own 1 yard line and promptly were stuffed themselves for a safety, but USC's following possession would end in another INT, and OK State would play it conservatively the rest of the way and were able to melt the clock away.
Clint Chelf; 16 of 21, 217 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Blake Jackson; 6 catches, 90 yards
Josh Stewart; 5 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD
Cody Kessler; 12 of 30, 200 yards, 2 TDs, 6 INTs
George Farmer; 20 carries, 107 yards
Xavier Grimble; 3 catches, 79 yards
Robert Woods; 3 catches, 60 yards, 1 TD
GG The Parrothead
Freshman-Laden Minutemen Overcome 14 Point Deficit to Claim Victory in 2013 Opener against Northern Illinois
After a shaky first half, the UMass Minutemen used an explosive third quarter to turn the tide against Northern Illinois and pick up where they left off at the end of the 2012 season.
In the first half, quarterback Jordan Lynch and halfback Akeem Daniels spurred the Northern Illinois offensively, biting off chunks of yards at will as the Huskies feasted on a UMass defense breaking in six freshman starters. The Minutemen's interior run defense was pourous and as as others attempted to compensate for the deficiencies within the trenches, other holes were created and enventually exploited. Thus, it was no surprise to see the Huskies ******** the first half, which included two long drives culminating in touchdown passes by Lynch to receiver Da'Ron Brown and fullback Luke Eakes. But shortly before halftime, the young Minutemen -- Minuteboys, if you will-- showed a resiliency remiscent off that shown by the steely bunch of veterans who walked the campus of Amherst last year.
Ernest Lee, a junior receiver and first year Minuteman, sparked the rally. Late in the second quarter, Lee took a wide receiver screen pass from much-hyped freshman quarterback Randy Palmer 58 yards to the Husky 7-yard line. A few play later, scrambling out of the pocket, Palmer found fellow freshman Anthony Hopkins slanting towards the back of the endzone. It was enough to get the Minutemen into halftime only down 7. More importantly, it shifted the momentum. In the second half, UMass' army of freshmen appeared to shake the butterflies that plagued them ithe first half. The interior offensive line of Jonathan Olson, Eric Thompson and Matt Bond began getting significant push, regulary laying defensive linemen on the ground and clearing lanes for halfbacks.
Defensively, hometown star Jake Samuel dfelcted two passes and collected an interception, in addition to clamping down which eVer receiver came to his side of the field. And most importatly, Randy Palmer, the crown jewel of the 2012 class, played like he deserved every bit of hype. Starting the first collegiate game he's ever played, it didn't take Palmer long to look like he belonged. He made good decisions all day long, going 17 of 26 for 304 yards with three touchdowns against only one interception. He spread the ball around to six different receivers and displayed a uncanny combination of arm strength and accuracy on a 58 yard touchdown pass off of playaction, culminating a 24-0 run by UMass, with 17 of those points coming in the pivotal third quarter.
Michael Dyer shines in 1st game in 2 years.
The Red Wolves got off to a shaky start, they didn't convert a 3rd down until the 2nd quarter. With the game tied at 7, Fresno were driving down the field and eventually got to the 1 yard line. And that's when the momentum shifted in the Red Wolves' favour. On 3rd and goal from the 2 yard line, Fresno's RB Norton took a sweep and just had to beat ROLB Albright to the pylon but Albright made a diving tackle and knocking Norton out of bounds at the 1 yard line. Fresno would kick the FG, they would take a 10-7 lead. Led by Dyer's running the Red Wolves eventually scored a TD to take their 1st lead of the game and they wouldn't look back.
Player of the game: Michael Dyer - 108 yards rushing, 112 yards receiving 2 TDs, 182 yards returning 1 TD, for a total of 402 yards
One play really stands out to me about this game. UMass made their run and went up 24-14, I think it was early in the fourth. I had the ball and it was 2nd and 10. Five_Fifs comes with a double safety blitz. I read it at the snap and knew I called a slant route. Da'Ron Brown, who had been pretty good all game, drops a sure TD. He had a good 5 yards on the defender and bobbled it. Really friggin frustrating.
I had a couple of those against Kentucky..... luckily for me my D was playing lights out all day long
Virginia tops Cal 27-14
Cal traveled 3000 miles to Virginia to take on the Virginia Cavaliers in a PAC 12 , ACC inter conference matchup. Cal came in as the defending National Champions and ranked #13 while Virginia came into this match up #15 in the Nation. The Cavs won the toss and elected to kickoff. The Virginia defense forced a Cal punt. The Cavs had a nice drive going mixing up the run as well as the pass and got all the way down field and had first and goal at the 9 yardline. After 3 plays and it was 4th and goal from the Cal 1 yard line. Coach GMONEY had his very first important decision to make of the brand new season. The crowd was going crazy by saying go go go. We GMONEY went for it and Zachary Swanson bulled in from 1 yard out to give Virginia a 7-0 lead. That's how the first QTR would end.
Cal came right back and within 2 minutes the game was tied at 7as Brendan Bigelow took it in from 1 yard out. Virginia then marched right down field in 1 minute as Phillip Sims found Darius Jennings from 36 yards out to give Virginia a 14-7 lead. After forcing a Cal punt Virginia was on the march once again. Phillip Sims threw his 2nd TD pass of the first half as he hit TE Will Wheeler from 27 yards out to give Virginia a 21-7 lead and that was the half time score.
The 3rd QTR saw both defenses made some great adjustments at half time. The only 3rd QTR scoring was a 39 yard FG by Ian Frys to extend Virginia's lead to 24-7. However Cal was on the move and they were in Virginia territory as the 3rd QTR was ending.
Cal score again to get within 24-14 as Allan Bridgford found Darius Powe from 3 yards out. The Virginia took the ball again and went downfield as they converted some key 3rd down conversions. However Cals defense once again stepped up to the challenge and held. Virginia had to settle for another Frye FG, this time from 41 yards out to give the Cavs a 27-14 lead. Then Virginia picked off Bridgford for the 4th and final time and a couple of kneel downs and put this game in the book as the Cavs held on to defeat the Golden Bears 27-14. gg Abominatrix
# Cal 0 7 0 7 14
# Virginia 7 14 3 3 27
1st Downs 11 9
3rd down conversions 4/10 2/6
4th down conversions 1/1 1/1
Total offense 303 179
Passing yards 217 140
Completions/Attempts 10/17 11/23
Yards Per Attempt 12.8 6.1
Rushing yards 86 39
Rushing Attempts 32 14
Yard Per Rush 2.7 2.8
Penalties-yards 1-10 1-9
Turnovers 1 4
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 4
K. Parks 18 49 0 12
C. Richardson 4 31 0 21
K. Shepherd 6 7 0 4
Z. Swanson 1 1 1 1
P. Sims 3 -2 0 2
B. Bigelow 10 38 1 18
A. Bridgford 4 1 0 13
W. Wheeler 4 97 1 34
D. Jennings 2 51 1 36
T. Smith 3 47 0 19
Z. Swanson 1 22 0 22
K. Allen 4 69 0 19
D. Powe 2 23 1 20
K. Lawler 1 19 0 19
S. Hagan 2 14 0 8
J. Wark 1 11 0 11
D. Yarnway 1 4 0 4
P. Sims 10/17 217 2 1
A. Bridgford 11/23 140 1
GG Sir, I couldn't run the ball and couldn't stop the run till late...formula for a loss there
So we have USC Trojans in this OD? So he just plays defense for them or does he play the whole game? Curious as I play that loaded 6 star team next week.
In user games he controls both sides, vs CPU its just defense. It a coaching carousel league, they offered him a job after he won the big 12 with Iowa State
LOL Really? ...OK Well I better bring my A game to play against that stacked squad. I'm sure I will be doing alot of punting.
USC vs. Cal
Cal once again raced out to a terrible start. Their first few drives were ended by drops, inaccurate throws and balls hitting receivers in the head. There were missed tackles and assignments, dropped interception opportunities, and players like senior SS Alex Logan taking gambles and missing (see highlight #1 on the wire). The near-falling point was when senior QB Allan Bridgford completely missed a wide open Hagan in the endzone on a long pass. USC's offense came out swinging, with highly successful drives on the ground and through the air. USC put up 17 unanswered points in the first half, and the only thing that went right for the Bears was a 3 play drive at the end of the half to get a field goal. USC led 17-3 at the half, and they would receive. The Golden Bears looked down going into the locker room, with lots of yelling and players getting in each others' faces.
Whatever coach Natrix said in the locker room worked, because the Bears came out in the second half composed, and ready to play. The offense showed this by leading a long TD drive after a stand by the defense, culminating in a 23 yard TD pass to star senior WR Keenan Allen on a deep over route (highlight #2). Many were anticipating a strong battle between the electrifying Allen and star USC CB Nickell Robey, but Allen victimized his rival in the second half. SS Logan took another gamble on a curl route inside and took his interception to the house (highlight #3). USC, then leading a drive down to the Cal goal line, made a fatal mistake attacking the flats against senior CB Steve Williams in a flat zone. He intercepted the pass and returned the ball the length of the field, finally being stopped at the 1 (highlight #4). The Bears punched it in the next play, finishing off a terrific 21-0 third quarter, leaving them with a 7 point lead. The Bears would add insurance in the 4th with a 14 yard TD run (highlight #5), and hold out against a late USC rally with clock management, and a timely post route to WR Darius Powe for 44 yards on the final drive. California ran the clock out in the USC redzone from there, and left USC once again with a 31-24 victory (same score as last year - WHY DO I HAVE TO PLAY THERE TWICE IN A ROW? >_>)
POTG: WR Keenan Allen, 9 Rec, 178 yards, 1 TD
GG The Parrothead
OK State Defense Keys Win Over Northern Illinois
It was far from a flawless performance from the Cowboys, but the home team was able to make enough big plays at big times to ensure another W was added to their record. Both teams seemingly moved the ball at will, and both teams were forced to punt just once in the game. The difference was turnovers, as is so often the case. 5 interceptions by NIU proved too much to overcome.
OK State got on the board first, as Charlie Moore found a hole between the safeties and was able to scoot in for a 22 yard TD catch. NIU answered on the first play of the 2nd quarter with a 28 yard pass and catch, but the Cowboys came right back with a quick TD drive finished off by a 39 yard TD when Josh Stewart beat the press coverage, and with no safety help walked to the end zone. OSU took the opening kick of the 2nd half, and went on an impressive, morale crushing drive, and Clint Chelf would take it in himself from 7 yards out for the 21-7 lead. An INT on the following NIU drive would put 3 more points on the board for OK State. NIU wouldn't go away quietly, and cut the lead to 10 early in the 4th, but with time running out, the Cowboy defense was able to sit back and wait for their opportunities and would end any hopes of a comeback with a couple more INTs. The conservative Cowboy offense would use the field position to drain clock and add a couple more FGs to ensure earn the win, 30-14.
Clint Chelf; 14 of 18, 199 yards, 2 TDs
Joseph Randle; 23 carries, 70 yards
Josh Stewart; 5 catches, 93 yards, 1 TD
Jordan Lynch; 17 of 31, 237 yards, 2 TDs, 5 INTs
Akeem Daniels; 9 carries, 44 yards
Da'ron Brown; 5 catches, 86 yards, 2 TDs
sorry it took a little bit to get this up. Full time school and FT work and all.
NIU 20 Arkansas State 17
The final minutes proved the difference in this battle of one upmanship. Arky St took the ball first and blistered down the field but was stopped inside the 20 and had to settle for a field goal by Matthew Baltensparger to take a 3-0 lead. Then both defenses took over the rest of the quarter. Although Michael Dyer of Arky St. was slicing through the famed NIU defense to the tune of 30 carries for 176 yards. But he could not punch it in the endzone. Give the NIU defense a round of applause for that.
NIU came out in the second quarter and moved the ball better, resulting in an 18 yard field goal by Mathew Sims. The final minute of the half was one for the books and surprisingly would be topped. NIU got the ball with just over two minutes to go in the half and went to work. A nice combination of run and pass kept the Arky D off balance. With :43 left in the half, Akeem Daniels rushed in from 11 yards for the 10-3 lead. Undaunted, Arky St. goes down the field and with :01 left, Andrew Morrow hit TE Dexter Samuel on a 29 yard TD strike that split the safties for the 10-10 tie at the end of the half.
Uneventful third quarter and we shift to the fourth. NIU has the ball and drives the field. Jordan Lynch finds TE Tim Semisch wide open for a 21 yard TD with 5:41 left in the game. NIU's defense settled in and kept Arky ST. from moving the ball as successfully, forcing a couple punts. But the NIU offense did not fair much better. Arky St. gets the ball for seemingly the last drive of their game. About a minute and a half left and the Arky St. Offense gets to work. Setting up short quick passes with the incredible running of Michael Dyer. :37 left in the game and Morrow throws a TD to Earl Lucas. They elect to go for the extra point for the tie at 17.
"I just told Lynch, don't make any mistakes while trying to get down the field. We can still get to overtime," Coach Wolf said.
Not only did Lynch listen, he did one better. With the D expecting longer passes, NIU went the short approach. Lynch hit a couple of shorter routes, but time was ticking. At their own 48 yard line and :21 left, Jordan Lynch sees Anthony Johnson one on one with the safety and launches it. A perfect pass that AJ holds on to and is tackled at the 12 yard line. NIU let the clock go to :03 before calling TO. Arky St. tried to ice the kicker but to know avail.
Andrew Morrow 8-16, 163yrds, 2 TDs
Michael Dyer 30-176 yrds, 2 catches-48 yards
Earl Lucas 2 catches-48 yrds, 1 TD
Jordan Lynch 16-26, 271 yrds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Akeem Daniels 12-81 yrds, 1 TD
Da'Ron Brown 5-73 yrds
If ever a game was closer than the score indicated, Army’s 28-6 loss to the University of Massachusetts is the model of such. At the end of the third quarter, the score was an indecisive 14-6.
The game felt much larger than anything we’re accustomed to seeing in September. These schools are not rivals, yet the intensity of the contest suggested otherwise. This was not a bowl game or a conference championship, but the Black Knights and Minutemen battled as if much more was on the line than a tally mark in the loss column.
In the first two games this season, the UMass defense had struggled to stop the run, surrendering 190 yards and 138 yards to Northern Illinois and Central Florida, respectively. And when it comes to pounding the rock, NIU and UCF are definitely not Army. Utilizing an option attack, Army, schematically, presented issues for the young Minutemen; and this is before mentioning that the Black Knights feature All-American halfback Raymond Maples and quarterback Angel Santiago, who entered the game with 171 yards rushing in two games thus far. They scored 42 and 35 points in their first two game this season. And in the face of such a challenge so early in the season, the young Minutemen defense pieced together its best effort to date.
The Minutemen held the Black Knights without a touchdown, only allowing two field goals, and generally thwarted them offensively, allowing only 197 yards overall, including just 85 rushing yards.
Army opened the scoring midway through the first quarter with a booming 51 yard field goal off of the foot of J.R. Childress. The Minutemen remained muff for the duration of the first quarter, unable to stitch together any sort of offensive consistency. That would remain the case for the better part of the afternoon as the Black Knights pass rush never allowed the passing game or running game for the Minutemen to find a groove.
Still, behind the arm of the much hyped freshman quarterback Randy Palmer, the Minutemen offense continued to display the quick strike ability that is the trademark of Coach Franklin’s Hash, Grits, and Eggs Offense and eliminated the need for any ‘groove’ for the UMass offense.
On the first play of the second quarter, Palmer dropped back, with the rare opportunity to set his feet, and lofted a long pass down field to wide receiver Marken Michel. Michel, coming from the slot, had split the cornerback and safety deep, allowing him to reel in the 58 yard touchdown pass.
The teams would enter the half with UMass leading 7-3. They would emerge in the third quarter with their defenses stubbornly holding on to what brought them success in the first half. The Minutemen continued to pack the middle of its defense, forcing the option attack outside to where their speedy back seven could more easily track down and attack the runner. The Black Knights continued to exploit UMass’ youth along the offensive line, featuring 4 freshmen. Heavily relying on its blitz packages, Army continued to gamble that its pass rush would reach the quarterback before receivers and backs could wriggle themselves free.
The Black Knight’s gamble worked for the better part of the third quarter. However, after kicking a field goal and bringing themselves within a point of UMass, that strategy would betray them. On a third and five from their own 28, Army brought the house against a five receiver set. Palmer remained calm and found the speedy-but-seldom-used Elgin Long as he made the cut on a slant route. Long won the foot race to the goal line, giving the Minutemen an 8 point lead that would only get larger.
The fourth quarter began with freshman quarterback picking off Santiago, his third interception of the year, for a touchdown. The result was all but certain from there.
Though his performance did not have the consistent flair of his prior two games, Palmer managed the game well. He finished with 181 yards while completing 7 of 14 attempts. Most, importantly, he threw no interceptions; no small feat considering the barrage he was under the entire game. In only his third career game, he seems to already have learned a lesson that many quarterbacks don’t learn until years down the road: patience.
If Saturday is any indication, the future is bright for Palmer, as well as for the Minutemen
My game with Wyrmreaver was a lot closer than the 28-6 final score indicates. We had to do extreme things to get this game in, top begin with. He stayed up til 1 or 2 his time..I woke up at 3 my time to get this game in.
We played a tight half of football with me up 10-3, I believe the score was...and then the server stopped us. We ran it back, and for three quarters, everything was fine.....then the servers kicked us off again. I finished the game up (only a quarter was left) as cumulatively I was ahead after 5 quarters.
Wyrm had some of the same "luck" Jamie had with me, with some untimely drops. Very proud to say that my 5-Star athlete recruit ) a late season flip fromn my rival BC, is living up to all the hype. More accurate than expected....and the boy just produces big plays..
Firs time was 7-3 and I had the ball, second time 14-6 and I had the ball...... Given how terrible I was playing on offense its safe to assume that even though I had the ball there was no guarantee of points. Per the scouting report, if you can force army to throw you have a great chance of winning. UMass forced me to pass, I got some plays here and there but my qbs and wrs just can't sustain success through the air. GG Five_Fifs we'll run it back again next season or the one after
But forcing you to pass is no small feat......I still think that Raymond Maples was able to average about 4 yards a carry...My goal was to limit Santiago, though. Figured he was the "bigger" big play threat. Still, you showed me my OLine has a long way to go....My D-Line too....had to put all my eggs in one basket to stop the run game and pray my young secondary (four of my seven players in rotation are freshmen) would hold up.
I imagine your recruiting will focus on your passing game, so I definitely look forward to seeing your squad in a year or two.
VIRGINIA DEFEATS USC 35-17
DEFENSE LEADS BY EXAMPLE AS THEY HAD 6 SACKS, 5 INTS AND 1 INT RETURNED FOR A TD
Virginia had to take a trip out to the West coast to take on the USC Trojans. The Cavs wanted to get off to a good start and play well for 4 QTRS. Virginia got on the board first as Phillip Sims hit Tim Smith from 11 yards out at the Cavs took a 7-0 lead. USC then would drive the ball downfield and into Virginia's territory but the defense held and forced a very lone 51 yard FG by Andre Heidari to make the score 7-3 and that's how the first QTR would end.
Then Virginia was on the move again on a nice drive downfield. However the USC defense stepped up big time as Nickell Robey stepped in front of a Phillip Sims pass and raced 73 yards to pay dirt and the Trojans of Southern California grabbed a 10-7 lead. The crowd at the Rose Bowl was going crazy. During the TV time-out, Coach GMONEY called his whole team around him and he had this to say to his team. "Hey men, we are here in a dog fight. We need to step up our level here a bit and let's play some dam Football like we know how." On the next drive, Virginia moved the ball very well mixing up the run and the short passing game. then on a 2nd and 3 from the 36 yard line, Sims found Darius Jennings from 36 yards out and the Cavs regained the lead by the score of 14-10. USC received the ball again and this time it was the Cavs Defense that stepped up into the forefront. Rijo ( DONT CALL ME JJ) Walker stepped in front of a Cody Kessler pass and raced 41 yards for the TD with 1:16 left in the 2nd QTR to give the Cavs a 21-10 lead. USC got the ball again and Virginia's defense once again stepped up tot he plate and forced a punt. Tim Smith fielded the punt. He made a couple of nice moves and then found a seam to the left side of the field and our ran the Trojans special team and finished with a 61 yard punt return to give the Cavs a 28-10 lead with 43 secs left in the first half. USC then came right back with a very good drive to end the half as Kessler hit his TE Randall Telfer from 12 yards out to cut the Cavs lead to 28-17 and that's how the first half would end. The 2nd QTR was a wild one as the teams combined for 35 points.
The 3rd QTR saw both teams defenses beginning to settle down as the only score came late in the 3rd as FB Zachery Swanson bullied his way in from 2 yards out to give the Cavs a 35-17 lead. That's how the game ended and the Cavs defeat the USC Trojans by the final score of 35-17. The game ball goes to the Virginia defense as the had 6 sacks and 5 ints. GG The Parrothead
1st Downs 3 11
3rd down conversions 0/7 4/11
4th down conversions 0/0 0/0
Total offense 89 309
Passing yards 132 192
Completions/Attempts 6/21 8/21
Yards Per Attempt 6.3 9.1
Rushing yards -43 117
Rushing Attempts 11 30
Yard Per Rush -3.9 3.9
Penalties-yards 0-0 1-10
Turnovers 5 2
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 5 2
Cornerback.....Had a key pic 6 in the 2nd QTR to lead the defensive unit.
Home West Springfield, VA
Wide Receiver ...Had 2 receptions for 66 yards and a TD. He also had a 61 yard punt return for a TD.
Home Fort Belvoir, VA
Year Senior (R)
OK State Defense 21 - TCU 16 The Cowboys defense led by new DC Selvy used 3 TD returns to help boost a mediocre offense to a 37-16 win. OK State managed just 303 yards of offense, but luckily the D forced 4 turnovers and held TCU to just 16 points despite 6 trips to the red zone.
Falcons beat Hoosiers on a come from behind victory
The 1st half was all Indiana as both teams traded FGs in the 1st Qtr. IU dominated the 2nd Qtr with a pick 6 by B. Williams and a 15 yd pass from QB c. Coffman to D. Bobo. Indiana led Bowling Green 17-3 at half time. BG was unable to move the ball in the 1st half with Qb M. Schilz trowing 3 INTs. In the 3rd Qtr both teams traded TDs with BG striking 1st on a 1 yd QB sneak by Schilz. Indiana answered backwith a 31 yd TD pass from QB Roberson to jones. IU lead 24-10 at the end of the 3rd. Bowling green lit up the 4th Qtr with 21 straight points. The falcons defense dominated the Qtr and led BG to victory. QB Schilz connected with TE Montgomery on a 39 yd TD pass to cut the lead to 7. With 1:41 left BG scored on a 3 yd run by Samuel. BG defense would force a turnover on an interception and RB Samuel would score on a 17 yd run with:38 seconds left.
Coach Smith after the game. "We played a terrible game but our kids managed to pull it off. We never gave up and we believed that we could win this ball game
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Anthon Samuel 19 Carried, 99 yards, 2 TDs, 3 rec, 11 yds
Bowling Green Dominated in the battle of I-75.
The Falcons were beat in every aspect of the game against Toledo. BG only scored 14 points, 2 TDs in the 1st half. The 1st on a 12 yd pass from QB Schilz to TE A. Bayer and in the 2nd Qtr a 72 yd pass from QB Schilz to RB J. Martin. Toledo outscored Bowling Green 21-7 in the 2nd Qtr and never looked back. Toledo QB T. Owens went 20 for 30, 355 yards, 3 TDs, and 3 INTs. BG QB Schilz threw 4 Ints. the only bright spot RB A. Samuel who rushed for 134 yards on 15 carries.
BG 182 passing yds Toledo 355 passing yds
BG 2/9 3rd down conv Toledo 4/9 3rd down conv
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