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Season 2 - Week 11 Game Summaries
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Aztecs survive after being down 31-0 with :27 left in the first half.
San Diego State 34 vs. Colorado State 31
959 yards of total offense and 5 turnovers between both teams lead to a thriller between San Diego State and Colorado State.
Colorado State controlled the ball for nearly double the time as the Aztecs, but still couldn't escape with the win.
"Unbelievable" said Coach E, "I didn't think we had a chance after the first half."
The first half was one to forget about for the San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs faced a 31-0 deficit with :27 left in the first half. The offense had been in the red zone twice in the first half, both resulting in turnovers. Colorado State's offense seemed to be unstoppable in the first half as well.
With the Aztecs down 31-0 with :26 left in the first half, QB Ryan Lindley took to the air, driving 80 yards in 4 plays ending in a 16 yard TD pass to WR David Lamar. The score at half was 31-7.
"This is the best game Walter has had for us in awhile," said Coach E "He needed to step it up with Ryan throwing 3 picks today."
The 3rd quarter would be all San Diego State. A 1 yard TD run by Kazee and a 42 yard TD pass to WR Marvin Jones left the Aztecs down 31-20 at the end of 3.
San Diego State would force Colorado State to punt on their first drive of the third quarter. The Aztecs would drive 75 yards and punch it in on a 6 yard TD by HB Walter Kazee. The Aztecs now trailed by only 3. On the ensuing kickoff a big hit was laid on the return man who fumbled the ball, only to be picked up by WR Jay Waddell and returned 11 yards for the score. Ben Stahovich missed the extra point, the Aztecs were up only 3. Colorado State drove the ball inside the Aztec 30 yard line, it looked like they could not be stopped until the Aztecs forced HB Raymond Carter to fumble the ball. The Aztecs would run the final 2:30 off the clock on their last drive to end the game.
The Aztecs became bowl eligible with the win, and face conference foe Wyoming next week.
San Diego State Stats:
Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
Ryan Lindley 24 15 347 2 3
Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
Walter Kazee 27 187 2 22
Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
Marvin Jones 3 121 1 44
Bryce Quigley 6 112 0 30
Jay Waddell 2 54 0 30
David Lamar 2 29 1 16
Walter Kazee 1 29 0 29
Colorado State Stats:
Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
Pete Thomas 25 20 233 2 0
Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
Raymond Carter 18 153 1 78
Chris Nwoke 5 4 1 5
Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
Byron Steele 5 90 1 28
Chris Nwoke 2 39 0 34
TJ Borcky 3 38 0 25
Matt Weems 2 31 0 21
Matt Yemm 3 28 1 13
San Diego State Colorado State
1st Downs 29 27
3rd down efficiency 25 50
4th down efficiency 50 50
Total Yards 664 548
Passing 347 272
Completion Attempts 15 - 24 22 - 29
Yards Per Pass 14.46 9.38
Rushing Attempts 28 25
Yards Per Rush 6.61 6.2
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles Lost 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Possession 12:54 20:13
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From Blowout to Comeback; UNLV Pulls Off Upset
TCU 35 UNLV 41
UNLV kicked off to start the game against MWC foe, TCU and struck gold as they caused a fumble and punched in a TD run in 2 plays. Things looked up for the Rebels but the rug was quickly pulled out from under them.
TCU goes on a 28-0 run that looked like the knock out punch, as the Rebels couldn't even slow the Toad's O down a bit and the Rebels lost their QB (who replaced the injured Clausen earlier in the year) for the remainder of the game. The Rebels had to go to their 3rd QB on the depth chart, who threw 2 INTs on his first 2 drives. TCU's D put 9 in the box the rest of the game, forcing the 3rd string QB to make plays and right before the half UNLV started clicking, putting up 14 more points before the half.
The Rebels' passing attack looked good in the 3rd quarter, tacking on 14 more points, while their teammates rose to the occasion and shut down the prolific TCU O. At the end of the 3rd quarter the Rebels were dealt another huge blow, as their 3rd string QB went down for the remainder of the game (he actually came back the last drive). UNLV only carries 3 QBs on their depth chart, so they turned to a Junior WR, who was a former high school QB, to try and keep the offense clicking...but that would not work as the Toads played tight man coverage on the WRs and Backs for the Rebels and once again played 9 in the box, killing the run attack.
TCU scored a TD in the 4th and UNLV answered with 2 FGs, to put them up 6 points with 2 minutes to go. TCU went 4 and out, on 4 consecutive pass break ups, to seal the game for the Rebels.
The Rebels have 2 conference games left with a match up with New Mexico looming large for the MWC championship.
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FIU (35) @ ULM (17)
The Golden Panthers Defense showed up again making big play after big play. On the opening drive of the game ULM drove the ball down the field and attempted to run the option, only to have CB Kabrel McGee intercept the pitch and take it to the house from 93 yards away. Later in the 2nd quarter All American canidate FS Jonathan Cyprien who had 11 solo tackles on the day, anlong with 2 assits, layed the wood on a ULM receiver causing a fumble, which was recovered by Larvez Mars who 39 yards for the touchdown.
We caught up with Coach Stewart after the game: "Well fellas I don't need to tell you anything you don't know, our defense came out ready to play again today. I think earlier in the season they took some beatings, and they were really humiliated by that. They've put in extra time practicing and watching tape, and I think the end result is paying off for us. I honestly don't think there's a better defensive player in the country than our FS, I mean he's all over the place, when he's not making tackles, he's intercepting passes, when he's not intercepting passes, he's knocking guys on their asses causing fumbles. Without him I don't know where we'd be, but I'm glad he's on my team".
First Downs 9/22
Total Offense 267/316
Rushing 20 attempts for 83 yards and 1 TD/39 attempts for 106 yards 1 TD
Passing 10 of 25 for 184 yards and 2 TDs/19 of 33 for 210 yards and 1 TD
3rd Down (3/9)/ (5-13)
Nice win boiler and wat to hold on distrikt!
Red Wolves Bowl Eligible
On Saturday the Red Wolves traveled to take on the spread attack of MTSU. This game had all of the expected fireworks during the first half, however the Red Wolves defense would arrive in full force in the 2nd half. All-American Frankie Jackson made his return this week and his impact was immediately felt as he rushed for 128 yards on 30 attempts. His greatest accomplishment was punching it into the endzone 5 times after the passing game got the Red Wolves into the redzone. Qb Ryan Aplin completed 14 of 26 passes for 340 yards through the air.
Coach Sabo had this to say after the game "Im very pleased with the way our team has rebounded this year. After we started 1-4 on the season alot of teams and media disregarded us. We will not go away and will are still a threat to any team that shares the field with us."
Nice win Sabo!
Thanks, im hoping to become bowl eligible. The Sun Belt seems to not get that much respect in the bowls. Last year FIU had a 2nd place finish i believe and didnt get into a bowl so ill be praying to the ncaa gods lol
Huskies bowl eligible
The NIU Huskies won their seventh in a row in defensive battle against the Ohio University Bobcats. Third string HB Cameron Bell rushed for two touchdowns and 55 yards on 13 carries. His bruising style of running put the game away for the Huskies as they nursed their lead in the fourth quarter.
"We didn't make any mistakes today. That's why we won. Plan and simple," Coach Bumpers said after the game.
QB DaRon Brown, starting his first game for NIU with Chandler Harnish out with a hip injury, was 14 of 27 for 160 yards and no turnovers.
After being shut down nearly all day, HB Jamsine Hopkins broke off a 42 yard run late in the third quarter to set up the Huskie's go-ahead touchdown.
The Huskie defense held QB Kyle Synder 9 of 20 and just 104 yards. It was the first time this year they held an opposing quarter to under 50% completion percentage.
The Huskies are now 6-0 in conference play and bowl eligible.
Player of the game:
NIU: HB Cameron Bell 13 carries, 55 yards, 2TDs
Lobos 17 Utah Utes 20
Lobos would fall to the Utes in overtime after a missed FG by K Joe Phillips. The Lobos fall to 8-2 on a great turnaround season and looked to improve to 9 wins when they travel to Colorado Springs to face Air Force. Lobo QB Tarean Austin would have an off day throwing 2tds and 3ints. While the Lobo defense would surrender two scoring drives late to have the Utes tie the game up. In OT the Lobo defense would surrender the go ahead FG, and after a stalled offensive drive, Lobo K Joe Phillips would miss wide right to win the game for the Utes.
Lobo Game Stats
T. Austin 19-36 227yds 2tds 3ints, 11att 37yds
D. Dennis 9att 38yds
M. Scarlett 7rec 125yds 1td
In a game played in a snowstorm in Huntington, Marshall wanted to get bowl eligible and did just that.
Early on it looked like ECU would pull off the upset, going up 10-0 after one quarter. In the second, Marshall created a snow storm of their own. Kevin Perry picked off two passes, returning both for touchdowns. Then DeQuan Benbry scooped up a fumble and took it back 23 yards for a touchdown. Still in the second, Press Taylor hit Antavious Wilson for a 26 yard touchdown pass giving Marshall a 28-10 halftime lead.
Terrell Edwards Raye capped off a third quarter Marshall drive with an 8 yard touchdown run and then it was Martin Ward breaking free for a 60 yard touchdown scamper. Another ECU field goal made it 42-13 heading to the fourth. ECU would score again in the fourth against the Herd's backup defense. Marshall would tack on a field goal to make the final score 45-20.
Martin Ward finished with 161 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Marshall moves to 6-4 overall and 6-1 in the conference. They have a bye next week.
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