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Season 2 - Week 12 Game Summaries
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Lobos 23 Air Force Falcons 17
The Lobos improve to 9-2 with a victory in Colorado Springs. Air Force would dominate most of the game with their option offense, but the Lobos defense would make enough plays to keep the Falcons at bay, offensively QB Terean Austin would have another so so day' throwing for 299yds 1td and 3ints while also rushing for 34yds and another score. New Mexico escaped with the win and will head to Las Vegas for the season finale against UNLV.
Lobo Game Stats
T. Austin 16-28 299yds 1td 3ints, 15att 34yds 1td
D. Dennis 7att 11yds
M. Scarlett 4rec 107yds 1td
Aztecs Rout Wyoming, Finish Regular Season 7-5.
San Diego State 52 vs. Wyoming 20
San Diego State put up 21 points in the first quarter and never looked back, taking down the Cowboys by 32.
"I'm really proud how our guys rebounded the past 2 games," said Coach E "After that 1-4 stretch I could tell they were down, but they stuck with it and gave us a good shot at a bowl game."
The Aztecs would be up 21 after the first quarter, and the game was never really close. Sophomore TE Bryce Quigley had another big game and FR Adam Muema came up big in the redzone for the Aztecs.
San Diego State Stats:
Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
Ryan Lindley 28 20 299 3 2
Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
Walter Kazee 23 169 1 63
Adam Muema 5 15 3 5
Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
Bryce Quigley 11 181 2 24
Dominique Sandifer 2 40 1 29
David Lamar 2 26 0 17
Walter Kazee 1 22 0 22
Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
Austyn Carta Samuels 16 14 243 2 0
Emory Miller Jr 9 6 108 0 0
Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
Alvester Alexander 14 52 0 17
Nehemie Kankolongo 5 16 0 17
Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
TJ Smith 4 116 0 70
Matt Cobb 5 112 2 70
Chris McNeill 4 71 0 27
David Tooley 3 33 0 20
Wyoming San Diego State
1st Downs 26 27
3rd down efficiency 25 71.43
4th down efficiency 0 100
Total Yards 585 571
Passing 351 299
Completion Attempts 20 - 25 20 - 28
Yards Per Pass 14.04 10.68
Rushing Attempts 28 29
Yards Per Rush 2.07 6.17
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles Lost 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Possession 13:21 16:20
The Aztecs are idle the rest of the season and will await word as to whether they will be participating in a bowl game.
FIU comes back from 24-0 Early 3rd Quarter Deficit
ULL (31) @ FIU (34)
The Golden Panthers moved to 6-5 on the season and 6-1 in the Sun Belt Conference, with a come from behind effort against the Rajin Cajuns. Trailing 24-0 the Golden Panthers needed some big plays and while they didn't get it on offense in the forms of big plays, J. Medlock lead the Golden Panthers on a couple of solid scoring drives after being injured in the first quarter. Also, the Panthers defense showed up again when they need to, as the blitzing linebacker knocked the ball lose from the running back and C. Pellicer returned the fumble for a touchdown.
First Downs 17/17
Total Offesnse 371/418
Rushing 32 attempts for -6 yards and 0 TDS/ 13 attempts for -15 yards and 1 TD
Passing 30 of 45 for 377 and 4 TDs/ 23 of 52 for 3 TDs
3rd Down 7 of 20/ 4 of 14
UNLV Visits CSU, Barnburner Ensues
UNLV 49 CSU 42
The Rebels only needed either a win this week or a win next week (against a tough New Mexico team) to clinch their second consecutive MWC championship. Traveling to Colorado as heavy favorites, the Rebels entered the week ranked #25 in the polls, the first time cracking the top 25 this year. What should have been an easy win ended up being a battle to survive for the Rebels.
Both of the offenses were dominant but after a CSU TD to open the game, the Rebels scored 21 unanswered by the end of the 1st quarter and looked as if they were going to route the Rams. But CSU was not going to let that happen and actually battled back to grab the lead in the 3rd quarter but UNLV's depth prevailed and allowed the Rebels to clinch the MWC title.
Taylor Barnhill was the star of the game, going 12-21 for 163 yards with 3 TDs and 1 INT in addition to rushing 14 times for 175 yards and 2 more TDs. CJ Cox tacked on 130 more rushing yards and a TD.
In other news, reporters questioned the UNLV AD as to whether they will try and lock Coach distrktFIVE up for a few more years this off-season and the answer was a roundabout way of saying yes. Coach distrktFIVE spoke to a reporter about his love for the program but wouldn't address, specifically, any contract talks.
The Rebels look to better their bowl hopes with a win next week but UNM will be fighting for a better bowl game as well, so it will be a highly contested game.
Tulsa came into this game on a two game winning streak and thirsty for more. Qb L.DeVilliers started things off for Tulsa with a 5 yard touchdown pass too J.Skillens that gave them a 7-3 lead and they never looked back. Tulsa's defense stepped up and held Tulane to just 6 points in the first half . Tulsa's offense put up 21 without breaking a sweat too make it 21-6 Tulsa at halftime. Tulane did not play much better in the second half they ended the game with just 13 points total. Tulsa came out in the second half and just pounded the ball down tulane's throat. Their two running backs finished the game with over 125 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. This game was never close as the Golden Hurricanes cruised too a 34-13 win.
In a surprising move Tulsa head coach jv benched all his seniors for the rest of the season. Coach jv said he wants to prepare his younger players for next season.
ECU Welcomes New Coach With 41-7 beatdown of Navy
In a week full of uncertainties following the announcement of their new coach, the ECU Pirates (4-6) were on the road this week to face Navy. Given little time to get a plan into place, Coach Zikry preached one thing before the game and that was that everyone on defense was to be held accountable for their gap responsibilities. "Coming into this game I barely had any time to talk with these guys. I knew that Navy lived and died with their option scheme so I told everyone on defense to keep containment and to not to try and be superman tonight. If the play looked like it was going one way just stay in containment and make sure that your side of the field was covered, and have the confidence in the other 10 guys on the field that they would come up with the tackle"
The first quarter started off slow for both sides, as the defenses stood firm not allowing any points to be scored. However, the 2nd quarter was all ECU as they rattled off 21 unanswered points. First, Brad Wornick was able to lead ECU on a successful drive mixing in some runs and passes before finding backup TE, Jeff Moore, on a slant route to the left for a 19 yard score (highlight available on hub). Navy came out on the ensuing drive and on 2nd and long decided to call the option keeper for QB Kriss Proctor, but the Pirates were ready for it. MLB Justin Jones came unblocked and laid a huge hit on Proctor, causing him to fumble the ball which was recovered by ECU (available on hub). The Pirates' offense would capitalize on the short field as Wornick threw his second TD on the day, this time to his #1 TE, Justin Jones (yes apparently my starting TE AND MLB have the same name, lol) for a 4 yard score (available on hub). On Navy's very next possession, and facing 3rd and long, Proctor dropped back and looked to hit his man down the sidelines, but instead only found the waiting arms of Pirate SS Devon Wallace, who took it back 36 yards for the score (believe this one is on the hub too). That would be all the scoring in this half as the Pirates took a 21-0 lead into the break.
The 3rd quarter was more of the same from the Pirates, as they continued to dominate on both sides of the ball. First, a 19 yard FG from Ben Ryan made the score 24-0 before Wornick ended this as a contest with 28 seconds left in the 3rd as he found Carter Gagnon on a 7 yard pass play to push the lead to 31-0. On the ensuing kickoff things got even worse for Navy as their kick returner fumbled the ball, which was scooped up by ROLB Lamar McLendon for the 14 yard return for a touchdown (available on hub) as ECU closed out the 3rd quarter up 38-0.
The 4th quarter was all about ECU running the ball, and Navy trying to give their fans something to be happy about by not being shut out. With 4:35 left in the game Navy were finally able to get their first score of the game as Proctor threw the ball up in the endzone, and rather than batting it to the ground, a Pirate defender batted the ball right into the grateful hands of HB Aaron Santiago for the 35 yard touchdown catch. The Pirates would add another FG late in the game, this one from 46 yards out, for the final score of 41-7.
*Brad Wornick, after a slow start to the game, ended the night 17-23 passing for 189 yards and 3 scores.
*The ECU defense really held Proctor in check the entire night, as he tried the option keeper 17 times, only gaining a grand total of 2 yards in the process. (Proctor did have 2 runs of 10+ yards on the day)
*The ECU run game couldn't get much going, but some of that might be due to the fact that many of those runs came in the 2nd half with the game already settled. Michael Dobson was only able to gain 66 yards from his 26 carries, something that the coaching staff will look to vastly improve upon next week.
Next week the ECU Pirates (5-6) play their regular season finale, at home to UAB.
Red Wolves Continue To Win
Amidst all the controversy surrounding the ASU program and the departure of Coach Sabo the Red Wolves hosted their rivals Troy on Saturday. In this game it was a #2 vs #3 battle in Sun Belt play. Both teams came out of the gate firing. The Red Wolves were able to grab a lead and never let it slip away and defeated Troy 31-24. Coach Sabo had this to say after the game
"We played a great game out there today and beat a very tough team in Troy. We made some mistakes but we never let the end goal slip out of sight. Im very proud of my guys today."
With 1 game left in the regular season and the Red Wolves will play Western Kentucky in week 13. The Red Wolves now stand with a 7-4 record and are projected to be in the Papa John's Bowl vs projected opponent UCONN.
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