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Season 2 - Week 4 Game Summaries
Good Luck Everyone
It took UTEP 3 quarters to finally score a touchdown but it was really to late. Houston had all the momentum and UTEP could not get pressure or cover people in the passing game and could not tackle people all game. The only time the Miner coach "thought" he had a chance was in the 4th quarter when he went for two and his WR finally caught the ball but there was a holding pentaly and the next play the pass was thrown right to the DB who ran it back for 2 points.
I really dont have a whole lot to say about this game. By far, the least fun Ive had playing the game. It really felt like the CPU had decided the outcome before the game started and what I did was irrelevant.
I'm just trying not to lose by double-digits at this point! of course, my first 3 games of the season weren't really a walk in the park either
Lobos 17 Texas Tech Red Raiders 16
Lobos win a close one in Lobbuck, TX. If was an off day for the Lobo offense as Texas Tech defense would force 5 turnovers including 4int's from Lobo QB Tarean Austin. The Lobos running game also had trouble against the stout Red Raiders defense and the Lobos would score a season low 17pts. Texas Tech would have its own troubles with a hard hitting Lobo defensive unit that keeps producing for Coach Maij, holding the powerful Air Raid attack of Texas Tech to 16 pts and forcing 4 turnovers (3 fumbles, 1int) on its own. The win improves the Lobos to 4-0 on the season and sets them up for their conference opener at home against Texas Christian.
Lobo Team Stats
T. Austin 20-28 297yds 2tds 4ints
D. Dennis 12car 8yds
Q. Solomon 6rec 124yds 2tds
The Red Wolves Skid ContinuesThe setting for Saturday was the 12th man stadium in College Station and the opponent was the #13 Aggies of A&M. The opening drive of the game the Aggies threw an interception and held the Red Wolves to only a field goal. After somewhat of a shoot out game style the Red Wolves defense couldn't take anymore from the bigger and stronger Aggies. The Aggies proved why they are a team on the rise and in the bcs race by taking out the Red Wolves 51-24 in front of a rowdy home crowd. The Red Wolves fall to 1-3 on the season and travel back to Jonesboro next week to start Sun Belt Conference play vs. the runner up from last season FIU.
Coach Sabo had no comments for reporters at the time of this release.
Stats coming soon
Northern Illinois rolls
NIU Huskies 32
The Huskies opened MAC Conference play with a win on the road in Bowling Green. QB Chandler Harnish (21-32, 383 yds, 3TDs) continued to demonstrate his big play ability, but was also efficient and for the first time this year didn't throw an interception.
Harnish hooked up with Willie Clark for a 60 yard TD on their first drive. BGSU immediately answered back with a Pettigrew TD, and it looked like the NIU defense was in for another long day.
Coach Jerry "The Rhinoceros" Bumpers gathered his defense together after they gave up the early touchdown. "I got my boys together and I started kicking hind quarters. I said 'boys, if you give up another golldanged touchdown to these fruitcakes in creamsicle uniforms, then by golly you'll be hitchhiking your sorry heinies back to DeKalb! Or my name ain't Jerrry 'the Rhinoceros' Bumpers.'"
They responded and the Huskie first team defense didn't allow another score for the rest of the game.
"We played defense today like we were banging a gymnast -- bend but don't break. And that's okay by me," Bumpers said before the NIU Athletic Director abruptly ended the post-game press conference.
WR Willie Clark had six receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown and Martel Moore added 94 yards receiving to put him at 355 yards through three games this year.
The Huskies continue conference play next week when they will host Buffalo (1-1).
Players of the Game:
NIU - QB Chandler Harnish 21-32, 383 Yds, 3 TD, 0 INT
BGSU - OLB DJ Lynch 11 Tkls, 1 pass defense and 1 fumble recovery.
Orlando, Florida was the setting for a Conference USA rivalry game between the Golden Knights of UCF vs the visiting Thundering Herd from Marshall. What ensued was an ESPN instant classic that saw Marshall score 27 second half points to come away with a hard fought one point victory.
This game started out as anything but what Marshall fans would have wanted to see. UCF started the scoring early in the first quarter with a 55 yard field goal from Jamie Boyle. Up 3-0, UCF finished of it's next possession with a 36 yard touchdown scamper by Jonathan Davis. At the end of one it was 10-0 UCF. Tyler Warner kicked a 33 yard field goal in the beginning of the second quarter to put Marshall on the board. Then, in the span of 4 minutes, another Davis touchdown run and two more Boyle field goals put UCF up 23-3. Willie Korn then led a late scoring drive that was capped by a 6 yard scoring strike to tight end Chris Head with 1 second left in the first half. Going into the half it was UCF 23, Marshall 10.
UCF started the second half scoring with Boyle's 4th field goal. Then a couple of touchdown strikes from Korn to junior recievers Aaron Dobson and CJ Crawford brought Marshall back to within 2 at 26-24. An early 4th quarter touchdown pass from Rob Calabrese to Adam Nissley extended the lead back to 9 for UCF. Willie Korn then capped off another Marshall scoring drive with a 3 yard touchdown run. After Boyle's 5th field goal gave UCF a 5 poit advantage with only 3:25 to play, Jordan Taylor pounded it in from 1 yard out to put Marshall up 37-36. A failed 2 point try by Marshall kept the score the same. A tremendous defensive stand and a first down on the ground were all Marshall needed to seal the win.
For UCF, Calabrese was 19 of 30 for 275 yards and a touchdown and Davis had 24 totes for 187 yards and 2 scores. Marshall was led by Korn who completed 26 of 44 for 466 yards and 3 scores. He did throw 2 interceptions. Marshall had 4 recievers with 65 yards or more but were med by junior tight end Jamie Hatten, who had 11 catches for 173 yards.
We caught up with coach Dannyboy0003 after the game...
"These kids fought and fought and fought tonight. Willie played an outstanding game tonight and Hatten was really locked in. Those two put in a lot of work together in the summer and tonight it showed. We still have plenty of work to do this week though. Three turnovers is something we cannot have. We have got to take better care of the ball going forward. It's hard to commit to the running game when we're falling behind by 2 and 3 scores early on but we have got to find a way to get our running game going early in games. I thought the defense played pretty well tonight. We gave up 36 points but only 3 touchdowns. The D got put in some tough spots tonight due to turnovers but when we needed stops to keep them to field goal trys we got em. All phases of the game are getting better. We just gotta keep working."
Marshall improves to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play while UCF falls to 1-2 and 0-1 in the conference. The Herd will welcome Rice (0-3) into Huntington next week.
Louisville (41) @ FIU (25)
The Cardinals came into Miami, FL and dominated the FIU Golden Panthers from the opening drive of the game. It wasn't even close, FIU managed to score 22 points in the 4th quarter, but you could tell the Louisville players knew they had the game in hand.
Coach Stewart was heard yelling at his team after the game, and saying if you play like this next week Arkansas State is going to embarass you in the conference opener.
Aztecs lose to UNLV, Heisman hopeful Walter Kazee injured.
San Diego State 31 vs. UNLV 49
The San Diego State Aztecs suffered their first loss of the season at home to conference rival UNLV. It would be an even bigger loss after losing starting runningback and pre-season All-American Walter Kazee. "Walter has a slight pull of his hamstring," said Coach E, "At this point it looks like he'll miss 2 weeks, but it could be more or less, it's all up in the air." Kazee currently sits second in the NCAA for rushing yards with 646 yards on 92 carries and 5 scores. Redshirt Freshman Adam Muema and Senior Deonte Williams will play "HB by committee" until Kazee returns.
Derek Mack returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against the Runnin' Rebels and the game was tied 14-14 after the first quarter, but the rest of the game was all UNLV.
San Diego State POTG: HB Walter Kazee 23 carries for 204 yards and 1TD
UNLV POTG: QB Mike Clausen 112 passing yards and 2TD, 178 rushing yards and 3TD
A Battle for the MWC
UNLV 49 SDSU 31
People showed up to watch the top two teams from the MWC do battle in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium and witnessed one of the more exciting games of the year. SDSU caught lightning in a bottle on the opening kick off as Derek Mack took one 94 yards to the house for the first TD of the game. UNLV struck back on the next drive on a TD run by Freshman Ben Herman. SDSU wasted little time, handing the ball of to Kazee, who just destroyed the UNLV D all game, as he punched one in from 11 yards out. Senior QB Mike Clausen would lead the Rebels to another TD drive before the first quarter ended in a 14-14 draw.
After the shoot out that occurred in the 1st quarter, both teams defenses showed up for the majority of the second quarter. UNLV's QB punched in a TD from a yard out with 1:49 left before half. UNLV would get the ball back and strike in a big fashion on a 57 yard pass from Clausen to Senior WR Michael Johnson with 29 seconds left. SDSU, not to be out done, drove down field and added a 41 yard FG before the half.
The 3rd quarter looked much like the first. Clausen added a 49 yard TD rush only to be answered by SDSU's back-up HB Deonte Williams who added a TD run of his own. Right before the quarter ended, Clausen struck again through the air hitting his other Senior WR, Phillip Payne, for 12 yards and a TD.
Both teams traded rushing TDs in the 4th, with SDSU's Williams tacking on his 2nd of the day. UNLV escaped with a win but their coach said he doesn't look forward to having to play the Aztecs every year:
QB Ryan Lindley: 5 for 13 for 101 yards + 3 INT
HB Walter Kazee: 23 carries for 204 yards + 1 TD; 2 catches for 45 yards
HB Deonte Williams: 2 carries for 12 yards + 2 TD
CB Derek Mack: 4 returns for 140 yards + 1 TD
QB Mike Clausen: 3 for 4 for 112 yards + 2 TD; 15 carries for 178 yards + 3 TD
A-Back Ben Herman: 9 carries for 104 yards + 1 TD
A-Back CJ Cox: 6 carries for 27 yards
WR Michael Johnson: 1 catch for 57 yards + 1 TD
WR Phillip Payne: 2 catches for 55 yards + 1 TD
LB David Blair: 7 tackles + 2 INT
"I got my boys together and I started kicking hind quarters. I said 'boys, if you give up another golldanged touchdown to these fruitcakes in creamsicle uniforms, then by golly you'll be hitchhiking your sorry heinies back to DeKalb! Or my name ain't Jerrry 'the Rhinoceros' Bumpers.'"
Loving the detailed write-up guys, very entertaining.
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