Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by jello1717, Aug 12, 2013.
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I never thought I'd say this, but I can't wait til these CPU games are over and I can get back to playing users!
Illinois started their 2nd season under coach Jello the same way they ended the first one; with a loss. The teams were tied at the half and Illinois took their first lead in the 3rd, 21-14. Illinois increased the lead to 24-14 at the beginning of the 4th. The porous Illinois D took over and allowed a TD to cut the lead to 3 with 4:46 left. Illinois tried to run out the clock but had to settle for missing a 53 yard FG with 2:05 left. UT did what they wanted with the Illinois D and scored the go ahead TD with 39s left. The Illini moved the ball well, but ended up completing a 27 yard pass as time expired and the receiver was tackled at the 3 yard line, leaving the Illini 36 inches short of the win.
Despite the terrible Illini D, the story of the game was unquestionably penalties. Illinois commited 5 of them for 61 yards. The first 4 were all either clipping calls on 3rd down conversions or facemasks on a failed UT 3rd down conversion. The 5th was on the final kickoff of the game where the Illini returner was yanked down by his facemask but Illinois was called for another clipping instead. With that 30 yard swing Illinois would've easily won the game.
Coach Jello has to find some way to force his guys to be more disciplined or else there will be lots more games like this.
This is how close Illinois came to a win
HB#1 Donovonn Young - 15 car, 72 yds (4.8 YPC), TD
MLB Mason Monheim - 7 tkls, TFL, Sk
Thought I'd never see the day. You now know how I felt last season as I barely competed with the CPU but felt much more comfortable in user games.
It's awesome. I now have more CPU losses in 8 games (2) this release than I had in 97 CPU games of '13 (1).
Williamson finds a hole
#21 Michigan State - 49
Western Michigan - 35
The Broncos started this season VERY much trying to knock off the Spartans. WMU got the ball first and after their HB broke roughly 4 or 5 tackles, he ran 65 yards for the score to put them up 0-7. Michigan State wasted no time in answering though as (pictured above) the blocker flattened the defenders, Williamson found his hole and burst up field for a KR-TD to tie the game. The Broncos would falter on their next drive as Ezra Robinson would pick off QB Wynn and sprint all the way back for the score. Then came the first major blunder for the Spartans as Micah Hyde left Braverman WIDE open down the sideline, the WR would catch it and easily tie the game. Finally the Spartans would get on offense after a full quarter of none at all, Nick Hill would lead a scoring drive to give MSU the TD edge again. The new playbook with added I forms worked wonderful today, the Broncos were largely unable to stop it. The Spartans would whiff AGAIN in Zone Defense as Wynn would find Jamie Wilson down the sidelines this time to again tie the game. Connor Cook lead a beautiful two minute drill, ending the first half with a TD pass to Andre Sims. This proved vital to the Spartans victory as they received the ball first after the half. Nick Hill and Cook lead another great drive, this time ending with Connor Cook scrambling away from a sack and into the endzone to put MSU up by 14. The Broncos would then tie the game again due to two nasty fumbles from Michigan State. Nick Hill fumbled for the first time under Coach Masler and Connor Cook got drilled, causing him to lose the ball. With the game tied at 35 all, Jeremy Langford juked the defenders and found himself into the endzone. An interception on WMU's second to final drive allowed Nick Hill to get into the endzone again, sealing this game.
The Broncos put up one hell of a fight but couldn't overcome our rushing attack. Up next Sparty travels out West for a game against Oregon State.
C. Cook - 16/20, 197 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rushing TD
N. Hill - 33 Att, 173 yards, 5.2 ypc, 2 TD, 1 Rec, 12 yards
J. Langford - 3 Att, 14 yards, 4.7 ypc, 1 TD
K. Mumphrey - 5 Rec, 62 yards
A. Burbridge - 5 Rec, 71 yards
A. Sims - 2 Rec, 22 yards, 1 TD
M. Rush - 2 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 2 TFL
E. Robinson - 1 Tackle, 1 Defl, 1 INT-TD
New Michigan Offensive Scheme Proves Effective!
Player of the Week: RE Frank Clark - 3 TCKL, 3 SCK
-- Coach Truth told his men to start the season, that opening against Florida State was going to be rough, home or not. Boy was he right. After storming out of the gates in their new hurry up offense, the Wolverines would quickly capture a 14-0 lead on the back of HBs Thomas Rawls and Justic Hayes. It didnt take long for the Seminoles to regroup. A quick touchdown drive split the deficit in half and after a stalled drive by the Wolverines the Seminoles would add a FG to shorten the lead even more. With 2:30 left in the half, Coach Truth new a score would be crucial here for the Wolverines. The very first play of the next drive though, senior QB Devin Gardner would throw an arrant pass that would be intercepted and brought back to the one. Two plays later the Seminoles were in the endzone and up 3. The Wolverines would drive inside the FSU 5 yard line to end the half only to see their drive stall and have to settle for a FG. At this point being tied at half time was a win for Coach Truth, but he wasnt satisfied yet. Both teams would exchange field goals in the 3rd as both offense's just seem to be barely missing with hey makers. Late in the 4th FSU would go up 3 on yet another field goal and on the Wolverines next drive they would go three and out. Things were looking gloom the Wolverine defense finally started showing life. After finally ending the FSU drive and forcing punt, the Michigan offense would take over at their own 33. QB Devin Gardner and HB Thomas Rawls would go to work marching the offense down field. With 2:02 left in the game the Wolverines would finally break through the stellar FSU defense. Gardner would find TE Devin Funchess in the back of the end zone to put the Wolverines up 4. 2:02 was all the time they Seminoles would need though. Marching down field and setting themselves up with 1st and Goal from the 7 and 55 seconds left in the game things were not looking good. This is where character is made though and the Wolverines defense would finally step up. After a dropped slant on 1st down and two more runs later, the Seminoles found themselves on the 2 yard line on 4th down staring the game straight in the face. Coach Truth would gamble and call a zone blitz, blitzing LOLB Jake Ryan, putting him perfect position to snuff out a strong side pitch and end the game on the 4 yard line.
Maryland survives its home opener against rival UVA in OT by the score of 24-17. Offensive yards were hard to come by as both teams were held below 265 total yards. The Terps passed for an abysmal 68 yards. Maryland held a 1 TD lead with a little over 2 minutes to go when HB W. Brown fumbled the ball which lead to a UVA game tieing score. The Terps controlled the OT as they ran the ball to take the lead and force UVA have to score on their upcoming possession. Maryland's D held strong and held UVA on 4 consecutive plays. Coach Rice had this to say about the game "I figured our offense would be much improved this season, but this was really a tough start, I'm thankful of our defense because our offense really stunk it up, we have to improve or we won't be able to compete in league play"
Players of the Game
UVA K Shepherd 4 Car 28yds 2 TD
Terps W. Brown 28 Car, 171 Yds 2 TD
21 - 35
Nebraska renewed their rivalry with former Big 8 and Big 12 foe Colorado. This game in the series was in Lincoln. Nebraska received the ball first and immediately scored. Colorado was able to answer with a TD, behind their strong running game. Nebraska then scored the next 17 points for a 24-7 lead. Colorado received the ball with 12 seconds left and immediately converted 2 passes, to take them to the Nebraska 46. Buffaloes receiver P. Richardson then jumped over 3 defenders to catch a hail mary for a TD.
Colorado received the ball to start the second half, but their drive was ended without points. Nebraska then went to the running game and kicked a FG with 15 seconds left in the 3rd quarter for the 27-14 lead. It only took 1 minute for Colorado to cut the Nebraska lead back down to 27-21. However, the offensive line was able to take 4 minutes off the clock to ice the win. Backup HB Imani Cross scored from 5 yards out and the 2 point attempt was converted for a 35-21 lead, with only 1:40 left. The Husker defense held on a 4th down play to seal the win.
Northwestern avenges their late season loss to the Commodores with a huge victory in Evanston. The Northwestern faithful were in full effect as their were ready for the new season to start. The game showcased Trevor Simien as he tossed balls all day accumulating 361 yards through the air. His new favorite targets looks to be Kyle Prater who hauled in 9 receptions for 125 yards. But don't forget Treyvon Green who stole some of the spot light. His 53 receiving yards coupled with his 81 rushing yards made him look like the true duel threat Venric Mark used to be. The defense also fired on all cylinders as the newly formed linebacking crew dominated the game. Robinette was harassed all day, tossing 3 picks and being hit constantly, despite not being sacked. Vandy lived off their big plays which totaled a 58 yard run by their starting HB Seymour, and a 75 yard rush by Robinette. Northwestern shut Vandy to an 11% 3rd down percentage, 9 first downs, and NW doubled the Vandy T.O.P. with an astonishing 18:45 to 9:15. Ifeadikachukwu Odenigbo made a name for himself at his newly founded position of MLB with 5 tackles and a pick six on a screen pass. He will look to lead the Defense along side Ibraheim Campbell who had 4 tackles in the game himself. Northwestern will travel to Duke for a showdown with the Blue Devils next Week.
Nick Hill impressed again
#19 Michigan State - 41
Oregon State - 0
The defense was absolutely amazing today. They held the Beavers to 3 first downs and only 38 yards before a couple of long passes in the waning seconds of the 4th quarter brought Oregon State above 100 yards of offense. Individually their passing and rushing did not exceed 100 yards which is a huge accomplishment. It looked like a long day for Sparty at first after their first drive stalled after Connor Cook was sacked but Ezra Robinson came up with another INT instead to start the long day for the Beavers. Nick Hill had another nice day as did Jeremy Langford. In total the rushing attack scored 4 touchdowns. Marcus Rush added two more sacks to his totals.
Not much more to say about this one but a shutout is a statement, especially after last week in Kalamazoo. Sparty takes a Bye Week next before a Week 4 matchup in Evanston (even though we were there last year).
C. Cook - 10/20, 136 yards, 1 TD
N. Hill - 27 Att, 162 yards, 6.0 ypc, 1 TD
J. Langford - 15 Att, 43 yards, 2.8 ypc, 2 TD
N. Palazeti - 1 Att, 1 yard, 1 TD
P. Lang - 3 Rec, 42 yards, 1 TD
M. Rush - 2 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 Sacks
E. Robinson - 1 Tackle, 1 Defl
#18 Auburn 36
The Illini offense went bananas on the ground while their D made just enough stops to get Illinois the win. The Illini wracked up 314 yards and 5 TDs on the ground. They had 5 guys rush for at least 34 yards and had 3 different HBs score TDs. FR QB Aaron Bailey threw his first career TD pass and HB Donovonn Young won POTG honors with 3 rushing TDs.
QB Aaron Bailey - 178.4, 13/17 (76%), 167 yds, TD - 10 car, 53 yds (5.3 YPC)
HB#1 Donovonn Young - 12 car, 42 yds (3.5 YPC), 3 TD
HB#2 Josh Ferguson - 5 car, 117 yds (23.4 YPC), TD
Wake Forest 26
Wake's HB went crazy, rushing for over 230 yards. This gave the Demon Deacons a big first half boost. Ultimately Tanner McEvoy and Melvin Gordon were too much for Wake. McEvoy was nearly perfect, only missing 1 pass and finishing with 223 yards and a td. He also added 63 yards on the ground and a score. Gordon scored 3 times and rushed for over 110. Next up is Florida. .
Those Oregon State unis are awesome.
LEXINGTON, KY l Penn State traveled to Lexington to take on the Wildcats in their second year under their new coach. The new, high powered no-huddle UK offense was no match for Penn State today. In short, this game nearly caused me to lose a TV and controller. I have not seen a CPU cheese offense that made every play work with such ease in a long time. Penn State had three great kick returns called back for clipping. The amount of clipping calls made on kick returns over the past season in this game is absurd. There needs to be an adjustment.
PSU QB Hackenburg had a career day but the defense failed today in a terrible way. Hackenburg threw for 5 TD and 2 late interceptions forcing the ball while trying to stay in the game. He had preformed flawlessly for much of the day and was aided by the running combo of the multiple tailbacks getting carries. Not much else to say except coach Fmode is now looking for new opportunities to coach next year.
Week 1 -
Iowa - 07 l 07 l 07 l 14 ll 35
Ok St - 14 l 10 l 03 l 00 ll 27
Oklahoma State with home field advantage came out and scored on their first two drives and everything looks so familiar for the Hawkeyes, down 14-0. Coach IBO got his team fired up after being down 14, which led to a 2 yard run for Jordan Canzeri after a long 11 play drive. But the first play of the ensuing drive, 67 yard QB keeper from OK State put them right back on top.
After that 3rd touchdown Iowa's defense stepped up only allowing 6 more points in over 20 minutes of playing time. Iowa outscored Oklahoma State 28-6 for pretty much the last three quarters of the game. Jordan Canzeri picked up 2 more TD's on the ground and Cody Sokol had 1 touchdown to his 2 interceptions, not exactly what coach wanted, but it would do for now.
Jordan Canzeri after the game was awarded the game ball and the starting spot against USF in week 2 after picking up 83 yards on 10 rushes and 3 touchdowns.
Already has 1 against USF, but it came off a crazy tip
Edit : make that 2 in 1 quarter. He's benched
Central Michigan 21
The Boilers opened up the new season on the road with a starting QB that had 0 career pass attempts and on the other side, one of the worst defenses in the B1G last year. Those two things reared their heads early as QB Danny Etling threw and early INT which CMU converted into a TD, then after a 3 and out, the Boilers let HB Anthony Garland gallop up the sideline for a 14-0 Chippewa lead. Entering the 2nd quarter, the Boilers got things back on track as Etling hit TE Carlos Carvajal for a 50 yard TD with Carlos doing most of the work. Later in the quarter FB Brandon Cottom would dive across the goal line to tie the game at 14 heading into the half.
The third quarter saw the Boilermaker defense clamp down while the offense took the lead with a FG. Then, early in the 4th, Etling hit Carvajal again as the TE used all of his 6'7" frame to leap and grab the TD out of the air. CMU would add another TD but would never see the ball again as the Boilers picked up some key 1st downs and made the Chippewas use all their time outs. The bad news out of this one was HB Akeem Hunt was diagnosed with a broken toe and is expected to miss the next 4 weeks.
QB Etling 29/40 380 yards, 2 TDs, INT
TE Carvajal 10 rec, 164 yards, 2 TDs
WR McCarthy 5 rec, 99 yards
Hoosiers Roll in Opener
#22 Indiana 35
Eastern Michigan 14
Indiana opened up the 2014 season with the annual beatdown of EMU in Bloomington. Roberson is back and survived the game with out injury and hopes to do the same for an entire season. The offense moved well with him at the reigns and overmatched EMU as expected. SR HB Roberts led the rushing attack with a 100 yard rushing day and 2 scores. Freshman standout WR Butler also caught his first TD of the season. Indiana faces a much tougher opponent next week as they host Mizzou at home.
QB Roberson 8/11 87 YDs, TD
HB Roberts 14 Carries, 113 YDs, 2 TDs
WR Butler 2 Catches, 26 YDs, TD
MLB Cooper 3 Tackles
*Points at last years final rankings*
Uhhhhh. What difference do the rankings make? There's only 1 rank that matters and, no, it didn't go to you.
You can have your #7 ranking. I'll just have to settle for this I guess (of the other 11 people in this OD that you can try to throw your ranking at, you picked the ONE guy that can easily 1 up you).
Blame Michigan and Purdue
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