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Season 2 - Week 3 Game Summaries
Good Luck everyone
UTEP gets absolutely humbled by Texas
One word comes to mind when describing this game: domination. Texas dominated every single aspect of this game on their way to a 41-23 rout of visiting UTEP. The Miner's looked afraid of the big stage from play one. They looked small, weak, slow, and just out right afraid. Nothing was working on offense, not the running game and certainly not the passing game. On defense Texas threw and ran the ball at will. "It was embrassing for me, the players, the city of El Paso. It was just a horrendous game in every sense of the word. They got a head and we were forced to pass which is not our gameplan. If it wasn't for a couple lucky plays the score easily could have been 41-3. We're gonna move on and not look back on this game."
Player of the Game: Texas Running Game- 37 rushes for 273 + 4 TDs
Red Wolves Continue Skid
Coming off a loss at Arkansas the Red Wolves returned home to take on Cal on Saturday. The Red Wolves had troubles moving the ball and their defense still lacked the stopping power to put away Cal. The Red Wolves fell to Cal on their home turf 34-14. This is the second consecutive loss for the Red Wolves and the second double digit defeat. The Red Wolves fall to 1-2 on the season and travel to take on Texas A&M next week.
Coach Sabo had this to say after the game "Im very dissappointed in our performance this week. Im not sure what im going to have to do to get my guys head back in the game but im going to start with an immediate practice session sunday morning. We have got to regain our focus because next week we go to Texas A&M to take on the Aggies. Once again our heart and determination will be tested. I WILL HAVE MY GUYS UP TO THE CHALLENGE !!
stats coming later.
The Huskies fall the Wisconsin on the road 34-21
NIU went up 7-0 in the 1st Quarter when RB Jasmine Hopkins scampered in from the six yard line. But the Badgers struck back quickly when QB Curtis Phillips hit Jeff Duckworth for 46 yard TD pass.
The teams traded TDs in the 2nd quarter and were tied 14-14 at halftime.
The 3rd quarter was all Wisconsin scoring two touchdowns as they capitalized on Chandler Harris' interception and NIU general inability to run the ball.
But in the 4th Quarter Chandler Harris led his team to pay dirt to cut the score to 28-21. The NIU defense held firm and got the ball back with less than four minutes to play. The Huskies drove to the Wisconsin 12 yard line and with two minutes left to play were 12 yards away from tying the score against the third ranked team in the nation. On 4th and 8 from the twelve Chandler Harris threw a strike to WR Nathan Palmer on the two yard line, but Harris dropped what would have been the game-tying score.
The Badgers got the ball back and fumbled twice, but each time recovering the ball. The rubbed it in NIU's face and scored again, but missing the PAT.
The NIU team hung tough the whole game, but was ultimately out-classed by superior talent.
Players of the game.
John Clay 22 carries 141 yards 3TDs
Martel Moore 7 catches for 145 yards.
You kept it close for awhile there man. Better luck next time
Aggies Loose in Thriller
Coming into this game many believed that Fresno State would role through this game just like they always have with Utah State. However, a scrappy young Utah State team had other ideas.
Fresno State struck on their first position as their star kicker was able to kick an amazing 59 yard field goal. Fresno State followed that up with a 42 yard strike on their next position and all seemed well in Bulldog Stadium. However, that's when the Aggies woke up, scoring a touchdown and two field goals right after another. However the Bulldogs were able to answer scoring 2 more touchdowns of there own before the end of the half.
The 2nd half proved to be less of a track meet for Fresno St as they were only able to add 3 more points. However, the Aggies couldn't be stopped scoring two more touchdowns and going up by 1 point at the end of the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter things really started to get tight as the Aggies were only able to score a field goal putting them up by 4 points. With 3 min left in the game the Bulldogs struck driving the field and scoring the go ahead touchdown, but not to be outdone the Aggies drove the ball down the field setting up a 34 yard field goal attempt in the final seconds. That's when things fell apart as the kick went wide right and the Bulldogs escaped with the win, 37 to 34.
Coach B while frustrated was quick to praise his team for hanging in there and showing a ton of fight. "We showed a lot of fight and determination today, we may not have won, but I think we did a lot of growing up"
It looks like your just a couple plays away from winning these last couple of games coach. Im sure your team will put it together sooner rather then later.
Rockets Lose Another Close Ballgame.
Despite playing solid for the third week in a row the Toledo Rockets fell to 0-3 on the young season with a 34-31 loss at Mountaineer Field to the WVU football team. Unable to reel in a crafty spread passing attack the Rockets once again find themselves on the losing end. Coach Easy was asked after the game to sum up his team's feelings after another gutwrencher. "Our boys are hurting right now, Indiana, Pitt, and now WVU, that is a heck of a schedule for any program, let alone a MAC team. We gotta remember that, and not use it as an excuse, and motivate ourselves to dominate the MAC".
Morgan Williams continues his assault on the rushing record books, this week putting up 206 yards rushing. This raises his season total to 719 yards. However, he will have to continue his torrid pace with teams focusing on stopping him, as quarterback Austin Dantin is out 6 weeks with bruised ribs.
Western Michigan is up next for the Rockets, and a MAC win in the conference opener would be welcomed!
Tough loss coach but you have played some good teams close so don't get to down.
Rebels Defend Home Turf, Beat #14 Washington
Washington 35 UNLV 45
UNLV hosted a talented, and nationally ranked, Washington team this week and came out firing. UNLV put 7 on the board on a 21 yard run by Freshman Ben Herman. 3 minutes later they tallied another 7 points, this time on a 7 yard strike from Clausen to Johnson.
Washington would answer back with a TD of their own early in the 2nd quarter, a 6 yard pass from Price to Ferguson. UNLV would answer immediately with a huge 73 yard option play to CJ Cox. Once again the Rebels D couldn't solve the talented Washington offence who capped off a TD drive with a 2 yard rush from Polk. But the Huskies couldn't stop the big plays from UNLV O as Senior Phillip Payne caught a 68 yard bomb from Clausen, making the last guy miss and then taking it in the remaining 30 yards. Washington tacked on 3 points as the half ended on a 54 yard shot from Folk.
The 2nd half started off much like the first when Clausen took one 64 yards on an option keeper. UNLV tacked on a FG before Washington's Polk added his second rushing TD of the game. The 4th quarter saw Polk notch number 3 for the game, cutting into the UNLV lead. Moments later, QB Mike Clausen busted off another huge run, 80 yards, for a TD which pretty much iced the game away. The Huskies wouldn't go down without a fight, after Price beat the UNLV secondary for his 2nd TD pass of the game, but the Rebel D held up the remainder of the game, maintaining its 10 point lead.
Players of the Game:
QB Keith Price: 22-35 for 316 yards + 2 TD / 1 INT
HB Chris Polk: 13 carries for 68 yards + 3 TD
QB Mike Clausen: 6-8 for 149 yards + 2 TD; 19 carries for 139 yards + 2 TD
B-Back CJ Cox: 5 carries for 124 yards + 1 TD
LB Nate Carrier: 7 tackles + 1 INT
The schedule doesn't get any easier for UNLV. Next week the Rebels take on conference foe SDSU. Followed a few weeks later by a Utah, BYU, and TCU stretch. If UNLV can go .500 in those 4 games, look for the Rebels to find an invite to play in a bowl.
Instant Classic Sends San Diego State Back Home With a 4 Point Win Over #17 Stanford
San Diego State 21 at #17 Stanford 17
The San Diego State Aztecs left Palo Alto, CA with a narrow 4 point victory over #17 in-state rival Stanford. "We played a hell of a game today," said Coach E "A few costly turn overs almost killed us, but we recovered when we needed to and sealed the game."
First Quarter: On their first drive Albert Green kicked a 29 yard field goal: Stanford 3 San Diego State 0
Second Quarter: Walter Kazee gave SDSU the lead with a 4 yard TD run, but Stepfan Taylor answered on the next drive with an 11 yard run of his own. SDSU missed a 53 yard field goal at the half. Stanford 10 San Diego State 7
Third Quarter: Deonte Williams scored on a 7 yard TD scamper to put SDSU up 4. On the following drive, San Diego State recovered a Stepfan Taylor fumble and were driving to put the game out of reach, but TE Bryce Quigley fumbled at the Stanford 10 yard line. Stanford proceeded to go 90 yards and score on a Stepfan Taylor TD run. Stanforf 17 San Diego State 14
Fourth Quarter: Walter Kazee scored on a crucial 3rd and goal to give the Aztecs a 4 point lead. The ball went back and fourth until Stanford's last drive of the game. They drove the ball inside the SDSU red zone. 4th and Goal at the 6, just over a minute left, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck drops back for a pass....picked off by San Diego State LB Colin Shumate. Stanford 17 San Diego State 21
Stanford POTG: Stepfan Taylor: 23 carries for 193 yards and 2 TD
San Diego State POTG: Walter Kazee: 25 carries for 123 yards and 2 TD
Follow the Aztecs as they take on conference rival UNLV as they look to redeem themselves from an embarassing 35-7 loss last season.
Lobos 42 New Mexico State 14
It was the annual bout near the Rio Grande, and the Lobos gave notice to the state of New Mexico who was the superior team. The Lobos would do nothing wrong in a 42-14 dismantling of in-state archrival NMSU. The Lobos offense was a balanced attack that you big plays to stifle the Aggies defense. Led by QB Terean Austin (11-13, 232yds, 5 total tds) who did not throw an int in the game, and HB Desmond Dennis the Lobos offense rolled over the Aggies defense. Defensively the Lobos dominated at the line of scrimmage which helped LB Carmen Messina and FS Dante Cano rack up 7 tackles each as their was no threat from the Aggies passing game due to Lobo pressure. Next week the Lobos go on the road for the first time as they travel to Lubbock, TX and the Red Raiders of Texas Tech.
The Read Option executed to perfection.
Lobo Game Stats
T. Austin 11-13 232yds 3tds, 8car 67yds 2tds
D. Dennis 11car 32yds 1td
M. Scarlett 6rec 108yds 1td
FIU (26) @ #23 Michigan State (27)
The FIU Golden Panthers moved to 0 and 3 on the young season losing a heartbreaker at a very windy and wet East Lansing Michigan. FIU jumped out to an early 10-0 first quarter lead, before entering half time leading 17-14. MSU would rally late scoring on a Larry Caper 3 yd td run. FIU would have one lat drive that was quickly ended when Ty Hilton who had a 5 Rec 138 yard performance fumbled deep in MSU territory. We caugh up with Coach Stewart after the game.
"I'm sick to my stomach right now, my players deserved bettter. We came into a hostile environment, is less than perfect game conditions, and we battled a very good Spartan football team. In the end if came down to mental mistakes, we had a missed extra point that at the time you knew was going to come back to bite us and it did, and then the fumble late really killed us. It was an emotionally draining game, but we'll get back home and watch the tape, and practice and we'll be ready to come out and compete again next week".
First Downs 11/22
Rushes 12 attempts for 3 yards, 1 td/ 37 attempts for 201 yards and 4 tds
Passing 17-29 for 314 yards and 2 tds/ 18-29 for 241 yards
3rd Down % 66%/66%
The Thundering Herd from Marshall opened up conference play Saturday when the welcomed UAB into Huntsville. Marshall was looking to get conference play opened up on the right foot after letting a 4 point halftime lead slip away into a devastating 10 point loss in Miami against the Hurricanes a week ago.
It wasn't looking good for the hometown boys when UAB took an early 7 point lead on a 3 yard touchdown run by Jae Fitzgerald. But Marshall quickly answered on a 26 yard scoring strike from Willie Korn to Antavious Wilson evening the score at 7-7. Early in the secong quarter Korn and Wilson hooked up again on a 6 yard strike to give Marshall a 14-7 advantage. Nearing the halftime gun, Marshall took a 2 touchdown lead on a 3 yard touchdown run by fullback Jordan Taylor making the halftime score 21-7. Backup running back Andre Booker scored on a 5 yard run in the third giving Marshall a 28-7 lead. UAB would finish out the scoring on a 14 yard touchdown pass from David Isabelle late in the third. Marshall would hang on from there taking the conference opener at home 28-14.
David Isabelle finished the game 11 for 17 for 131 yards with a touchdown, but threw 2 costly interceptions. Willie Korn was a very efficient 7 for 10 for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marshall's ground game was led by Martin Ward who had 68 yards on 18 carries and Andre Booker who carried 13 times for 39 yards and a score.
After the game we caught up with first year Marshall head coach Dannyboy0003, who had this to say about his team's performance:
"I'm really proud of the way these kids came out here tonight after a tough loss last week and played a great game against a very good UAB team. Our defense played much better, Willie took care of the ball on offense, and our running game was pretty good tonight. We still have a long way to go but we took a step in the right direction tonight. We have a week to prepare for UCF and that's where we need to focus out attention."
Marshall is now 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in Conference USA play. They head to Orlando next week to take on the Golden Knights of UCF who are currently 1-1.
Nevada Stumbles Again, Loses 24-41 to Oklahoma State
With a tough 3-game schedule vs out of conference opponents, Nevada failed to rise to the challenge once again. After started Cody Fajardo went out with an early injury, Nevada put in 3rd stringer Mason Magleby. Magleby would be the first Nevada qb this year to complete over 50 percent of his passes. He would finish the day 13/25 for 1TD and 2INT's. Starter Lampford Mark could not find any daylight, rushing 11 times for a measly 22 yards.
Although coach Nguyen was satisfied with his teams rush defense, he could not be happy about the teams lackluster effort defending the pass. Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weedem completed an amazing 35 of his 40 passes, accumulating 449 yards and 3 TD's vs 0INT's.
Nevada kept it close until the 4th quarter, when Oklahoma State finally put the game away with multiple touchdown runs. Opening league play vs Louisiana Tech next week, the Wolf Pack must regroup quickly if they want any chance at a bowl game.
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