Season 2 Game Scores and Reports

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  1. MaxATX34

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    Cincinnati, OH -- The #5 Texas A&M Aggies started their season off on the right foot on the road against a game Bearcats team.

    Cincy got the ball first and drove into scoring position against a very young Aggie defense. The young talent finally adjusted to the no-huddle though, and got a stop to force a FG.

    After a nice return, Jameill Showers kicked off his Heisman campaign with a bang, taking the ball 73yd on a QB keeper for a TD.

    The Bearcats offense once again gave the Ag D fits, but once again that young defense came through with a stop. This time Cincy wouldnt settle. They lined up for a punt around midfield, saw that TAMU was coming for the block, and executed a perfect Fake-Punt-Pass. PR Brandon Williams was the only man standing between CB Kyle Harris and the endzone, but 1 broken tackle and the Bearcats had 7 points.

    Less than a minute later, Showers hit Senior RB Ben Malena on a screen pass. The blocking set up perfectly and 56yd later, A&M had the lead once again. The quick-strike capability of this offense is really a sight to see.

    The Aggies then ripped off 4 straight unanswered TDs to take control of the game. Cincy wouldnt score again until TAMU cleared the benches. A FG for good measure at the end sent the remaining fans toward the exits.

    Everything looked good save the fumbles by backup RB Brandon Williams. Coaches have given him a football half-filled with water to practice with. Williams is to carry the ball around campus all week and a memo has been sent to students asking them to try and strip him any chance they get.

    Next week, the competition ramps up with a home game vs. Georgia Tech.

    Jameill Showers
    14/18 218yd 1TD
    6ATT 78yd 1TD

    Ben Malena
    10ATT 79yd 2TD
    1REC 56yd 1TD

    Mike Evans
    8REC 114yd 1TD
     
  2. bravejaf

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    Week 1

    The offense for Mississippi State appeared to be in midseason form, but the defense was not ready for this game. ECU QB Rio Johnson was able to pass all over the Bulldogs and finished the game with 452 yards passing and 5 touchdown passes. Freshman CB Kennard Horne was not able to matchup with playmaker Justin Hardy (7 catches 132 yards 3 TD). Horne was able to deflect a few passes, but gave up some big plays. Receivers Wiggins and Webster also finished with 90+ yards. MSU's offense kept the Bulldogs in this game and over powered the ECU defense. Russell threw a couple early picks but rebounded late in the game. He finished with 5 total touchdowns, including a short rushing score. The question mark on the offensive side was the receiving core, but Joe Morrow may have put those questions to rest. In his first collegiate start Morrow caught 6 passes for 132 yards and a TD. Freshman Todd Martin also had a strong performance, he caught 7 passes for 82 yards and a TD. Martin had catches on a couple very big 3rd down conversions. Tight ends Malcolm Johnson and Brandon Hill also caught TD passes in this game.

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  3. Ceewo

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    NC State 38
    Arkansas 6

    Opening weekend pitted a pair of ranked opponents trying to start the season off on the right foot. Arkansas recieved the opening kickoff and fed the ball to Kniles Davis for most of an impressive drive. The drive would stall in the red zone and Arkansas would settle for a field goal. NC State's opening drive was over quick. Our second play from scrimmage was picked off. It should have been a pick six, but the muddy field caused the Razorback CB to fall, again they would settle for a field goal.

    Arkansas would not score the rest of the game. NC State would benefit from 5 interceptions and score the games final 38 points. My xbox froze at the post-game screen and the story did not upload to the dynasty wire. So Im not sure what the play stats were. Next up for the Wolfpack is ECU who gave Mississippi State a few problems in week 1. GG Twister18
     
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    The Golden Eagles started off their 2013 campaign with a dominating 37-0 win over Army. While it "IS" Army, it's good to know that the defense can play big time college football and shutdown one of the more difficult offenses in collegiate football. To get a sense of how dominant the BC defense was, they held Army to just 78 yards on the whole game. Even better was BC just allowing 13 yards rushing as well. The defense was really strong.

    The offense was solid, aside from the plenty of offensive line relapses, which resulted in 6 sacks given up...poor Chase Rettig. The SR-QB did manage to throw for 192yds though and 2TD's on the game which is pretty solid considering the changes in his targets. The run game really wasn't strong as BC had hoped, only rushing for 122 yards on the game. Leading the way was backup RB Tahj Kimble, who ran for 79yds and a TD.

    All of this was a good warmup as they take a little step up in competition in Syracuse before jumping to a rough 4-game user stretch, beginning with NC State.
     
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    East Carolina 34
    NC State 49

    bravejaf was not kidding. ECU likes to throw the ball. Rio Johnson threw 45 times for 425 yards and 4 TD's. They never really challenged NC State for the lead, but they wouldn't go away either. With so many pass attempts, the Wolfpack defensive line pinned their ears back and attacked. JR-DE Art Norman had the game of his life. He tallied 6 sacks and 3 forced fumbles and several more pressures. On offense Tyler Brosius (295 yards, 5 TD) and WR Rashard Smith were in sync, connecting on 4 TDs on the day. Tony Creecy was a workhorse, carry the ball 34 times for 131 yards and 1 TD.

    Next week we start ACC play against Boston College, and hope to avenge last seasons loss that cost us a spot in the ACC championship game.
     
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  6. jms493

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    sorry been lazy playing this week. Will play tomorrow nite after racing.
     
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    ---After last week's shellacking of Army, BC continued to dominate through their 1st two games of their schedule, this time, taking out a solid Syracuse team by the score of 34-7.

    So far in two games, the Eagles have given up just 7 points, which is an awesome way to kick off the season. "The defense has set the tone here early on in this season," said coach Moreecemos.

    Led by the trio at LB, the Eagles held the Orange to just 108 yards on offense as they continue to stifle opposing defenses. They made life a nightmare for QB Ashton Brolyd, who completed just 4 of 21 passes for 29 yards. The only offense the Cuse could muster was on the legs of RB Prince Tyson Gulley who since his offense wasn't on the field much was only able to get 12 carries for 63 yards on the game.

    I guess the offense can get some credit for their sustained drives throughout the game as they held the ball for 22:36 to Cuse's 9:24 on the game. The run game got going and was strong throughout, led by star RB Rolandan Finch, who rushed for 151yds on 28 carries and a TD while backup RB Tahj Kimble chipped in with 59yds and a TD on the ground. QB Chase Rettig was strong, passing for 291yds and 2TD's with his main target TE Brian Miller grabbing 129yds of those and 2TD's. The team seems to be in a nice groove going into their user-filled stretch of ACC games starting with NC State.
     
  9. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    College Station, TX -- The Aggies lived up to their lofty ranking and got their 2nd win of the season vs a tough GT team. This one was a very close game of ball control, clock control, field position, and of course... plenty of running the football.

    Georgia Tech went on a number of sustained drives winning the 3rd down % and T.O.P. battles, but A&M's offense also did a good job of controlling the clock (when they got their chances). The Yellow Jackets received the kickoff and their first drive consumed almost the entirety of the first quarter, ending with a FG. About 2:40 later, A&M struck back with a 8yd fade to 6'5 WR Mike Evans for 6.

    A&M would punch in another TD with 0:10 left in the half to take a 14-3 lead to halftime.

    Georgia Tech did well enough to score late in the third, but it wouldnt be enough to overcome the 4th quarter heroics from Showers and Malena.

    A young-but-athletic Aggie defense answered a lot of questions and held GT to 206yd of total offense (101PASS 105RUSH), and also took the ball away twice. The first TO was an errant throw over the middle that found its way into the hands of true Freshman OLB Donnie Watkins. Watkins, the 6'5 225lb animal from Hawaii, reached back to snag the ball and returned it a few yards before being tackled. He also recorded a sack in this game. The other turnover was a fumble caused via TAMU's other starting Freshman LB, Brad Harper. Harper leads the team in tackles and has made big plays in both games so far. GT QB Synjyn Davis was stood up by a tackler in the open field and Harper came across from his Mike position and made enough contact to separate ball from player.

    Offensively, the Ags were very mediocre (credit GT's defense) until the 4th quarter. GT had found the endzone and made it a one score affair. With the game hanging in the balance, both Showers and Malena stepped up in crunch time with TD runs of 24yd, and 30yd respectively. Showers' came off a Read Option play where he went from the hashes to the numbers with a quick move left-to-right that made two GT defenders collide, while Malena's came from precision execution operating out of the Wildcat.

    Coaches are pleased with their team's performance so far, but they know that there is plenty to improve upon and they also know that this game was much closer than the score indicated. A few inches here/there and the Yellow Jackets could have easily won. gg smlVICTORIES53

    Next week, the Ags will defend their high ranking against the Garrett Gilbert-lead SMU Mustangs. Gilbert passed for almost 600yd in the Stangs' recent win over UTEP.

    Jameill Showers
    224yd Total 2TD

    Ben Malena
    13ATT 66yd 2TD
     
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    College Station, TX -- The story of the first three games for Texas A&M has been the great play of their young defense. Even though Garrett Gilbert and the SMU Mustangs scored 28 and racked up big yards, it was evident very early that this was the best defense the Stangs had encountered in a while.

    Gilbert's first pass was intercepted in the flat for a pick 6. He would go on to throw 2 more picks (another one would be returned for a TD) and complete about 50% of his 100 passes.

    SMU did well to limit Jameill Showers on offense, but any advantage gained from slowing him down was counteracted by Ben Malena's performance. With all eyes on Showers, Malena was able to rack up over 120yd and find the endzone twice en route to one of his best games as an Ag.

    Next week, the Aggies start SEC play by hosting a tough-nosed Mississippi State squad. The schedule then just gets worse with a trip to Fayetteville followed by a home-stand vs. Alabama. These next three weeks will be critical in deciding the SEC West.
     
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    NC State opened up ACC play with a tough road game against Mogriffjr and his undefeated BC Eagles. Boston College had Alumni Stadium rocking early and turned 4 Tyler Brosius first half INTs into a 20-14 halftime lead. Both teams lit up the scoreboard in the 3rd quarter, with each team scoring a pair of TD’s. The Wolfpack was finally able to take a lead on a short TD pass to FB Logan Winkles to start the fourth, and then the defenses would finish the game.

    Boston College would put together a drive, down one and with under 3 minutes to play. They marched down into FG range and forced NC State to start burning timouts. On 3rd down it appeared as if Chase Rettig completed a pass to the outside WR on a hitch route, but a Wolfpack CB would put a hit on the WR, knocking the ball loose. Eagle Kicker Nate Freese had an opportunity to kick a game winning 40+ yard FG. NC State used their final timeout to ice Freese. It worked!!! Freese would bounce the ball off of the bottom upright, sealing a nice comeback win by NC State. GG Mo!
     
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    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Damn! That sounds like an intense 4th quarter and finish.
     
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    UVA pulls away in 2nd half as we caught some breaks in the first half against Miss. State. We were tied at 17 apiece at halftime but were lucky to find ourselves in that position after MSU dropped a couple easy picks including a potential pick 6.

    Kenny Parks was named the game MVP as he kept getting consistent yards on the day ending with 128 on the ground, 2 td and 30+ yds receiving

    Gg bravejaf
     
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    Yeah it was Max. The drive before I got the ball back I managed to stop them. That pass to my WR was brutal he had it in his hands then dropped it. Then my kicker couldn't hit a 43 yarder. Tough way to lose but was one of the better games I've played great game Ceewo
     
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  15. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    I like the way you set that video up Ceewo, I might be biting that idea!
     
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  16. MaxATX34

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    Awesome vids for sure!
     
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    Id love to add some kind of background noise, but Youtube always yells at me.
     
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    NCSU 41
    FSU 53

    Fuck FSU....

    The Seminoles jumped out to a 37-14 first half lead, thanks to 5 first half turnovers. Tyler Brosius threw 5 more INTs and may very well throw 40+ on the year. I cannot figure out how not to throw a pick. We made a late push but never got closer than 2 scores. Tough loss to a tough team.
     
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    Mississippi State 49
    Texas A&M 37

    Mississippi State rebounded from back-to-back losses with a huge win against A&M. The Aggies entered the game ranked #3 while the Bulldogs were #23. This game started off great for the Bulldogs and all the momentum went their way. On the second play of the game A&M quarterback Showers was picked off by freshman cornerback Marcus McDowell. This was McDowell's first career pick and he made it count, running it back for a TD. The Aggies drove the field on their next drive but were picked off in the redzone. The Bulldogs were able to move the ball down the field (thanks to a couple breaks) and the drive ended with a TD. Tyler Russell threw a TD pass to Rico Sanders, Russell's first of 5 TD passes. A&M cut the lead to 14-7 but MSU took control in the second quarter. Russell threw 3 touchdown passes in that quarter, including a 67 yard screen pass to HB LaDarius Perkins. A&M added a late field goal but trailed 35-10 going into the half.

    This game looked like it was over, but that was far from the truth. The Bulldogs were stuffed on the opening drive and A&M scored a TD. This trend would continue throughout the third quarter. MSU managed just 1 first down in that quarter. By the start of the fourth quarter the game was 35-31, and momentum appeared to be in the favor of A&M. The defenses finally slowed the offenses for part of the fourth quarter and eventually MSU was able to put this one out of reach. The Bulldogs scored a pair of touchdowns within 37 seconds to put this one in the bag. Russell threw TD pass #5 and Perkins ran in a 46 yard TD. In between those plays was another pick by Showers, his fourth of this game. The dynamic QB passed for 350 yards and rushed for 131 but turned it over 4 times in this game. A&M added a late TD but failed to recover the onside kick.

    MaxATX34, I wish I could explain this game but I'll definitely take the win. This was one of the craziest games I have played in NCAA 13.

    Offensive Player of the Game - Russell 17-26 342 yards 5 TD/1 INT; 9 carries 16 yards

    Defensive Player of the Game - McDowell 2 tackles 1 interception 1 defensive TD
     
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    I think the most frustrating thing about the momentum in this one was how obvious it was when it kicked in... and the lack of control (or perceived lack of control) once the momentum was in favor of the other team.

    I mean, I threw those two picks and after that... basically nothing worked for me on either side of the ball until the end of the 2nd quarter.

    Then I stop you on the opening drive of the third quarter, and I become absolutely unstoppable on offense and nothing you did on either side of the ball worked for a while.
    What did I do differently during those spans? Nothing.

    The effects of momentum can get down-right hilarious every now and then.

    At least it made for an exciting 2nd half this time. :) gg bravejaf
     
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    Mizz Tigers - 38 South Carolina 33

    The Tigers had to play a perfect game to be in this game and they did. No interceptions thrown, no fumbles and no dropped passes. DGB seemed to be uncoverable as he was QB Matt Mauk's favorite target. DGB had 9 Catches for 239 yds and 2 tds. The game was close all the way through as both teams moved the ball almost flawlessly. QB Shaw made 1 mistake in the 4th quarter throwing into coverage that resulted in a int and a FG for the Tigers putting them up 31-24. Momentum shifted, the Tigers held strong in the redzone making SC kick a FG late in the game to make it 31-27. MIZZ got the ball back and on a 3rd and 12 Matt Mauk dropped back looking for anyone and there was no one open, that resulted in a scramble that allowed Mauk to juke a defender and fall for a 1st down. Next play was a HB counter that resulted ina long TD run. SC scored a TD in a flash of course but did not get the onside kick.

    Tigers pull off probably the upset of the year. This is twice that the MIZZ Tigers took down a #1 team.....too bad they may never be a #1 team.

    GG Sir Hotrod.

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    HR 1
     
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  23. HotRod

    HotRod You ain't bout dat life!

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    Yeah my corner Jimmy Legree might as well just not even cover DGB. I pretty much tried every coverage to defend him and nothing worked. My safeties offered no help either. It was an uncharacteristic defensive performance by the Gamecocks that ruined a career performance by Connor Shaw. Made that one mistake when I had no business doing so. Just an impatient throw when I had been very patient all game picking the Tigers D apart. Ah well, just gotta hope some things fall my way for a chance at the SEC title. Otherwise another wasted season.
     
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    wow Ceewo how did u do that? looks awesome man...
     
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    I think there must be some kind of code that every NC State game must be a downpour. But despite the rain, the game must go on. The Wolfpack is fresh off a a dismantling by Florida State and we needed that to not carry forward. The team responded with our most complete game of the year. Tony Creecy did what we expect out of him and controlled the game. He was a bull, not breaking anything big but kept the chains moving and took the pressure off of Tyler Brosius. Brosius finally had a game with no turnovers. The defense was stellar. We shut the Panthers out of the endzone for 3 quarters. They didn't score until we pulled the starters. Hopefully this game builds some momentum as we face reigning National Champions Maryland next.
     
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