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Season 2 - Week 8 Game Summaries
Good luck everyone. I will post schedules in the morning.
Red Wolves Get Big Home WinOn Saturday the Red Wolves hosted the Cajuns from UL Lafeyette. From the opening quarter of the game the Wolves punished the Cajuns. There were lots of big plays throughout the course of the game. Again QB Ryan Aplin led the charge with his touchdown passes to multiple receivers. The defense for the Red Wolves showed no mercy on the Cajuns by forcing two fumbles off of big hits. Coach Sabo had this to say after the game
"We played a great game today but i still see room for improvement. We started off great with touchdowns and even a 92 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but we slacked up and gave these guys hope. We will continue to improve and hopefully we impressed a number of recruits we had visiting this week with our victory."
The Red Wolves improve to 4-4 for the year and 3-1 in Sun Belt play.
UTEP 42 - Maryland 45
Another win pulled right from under their feet; the snowball continues
Broken Tackles- UTEP 3 // Maryland 13
Rushing yards after contact- UTEP 33 // Maryland 78
Yards after catch- UTEP 59 // Maryland 147
3rd down conversion- UTEP 27% // Maryland 55%
These are the only stats that matter as UTEP puts another slash in the loss column for the year. They kept it close, yet one could feel that Maryland was not going to lose this game. They made amazing plays when they needed to and kept UTEP from securing a win. UTEP needs to win the rest of the games on their schedule to have any hope at sneaking into a bowl game, which seems highly unlikely at this point.
I may just be frustrated but do you any of you guys feel like the CPU makes some crazy plays down the stretch to either win the game or keep it tight?
No they absolutely do. I had it close in the closing mins of this game. So I just score to put me down by 3, kick the onside and get it. Im like cool I got a chance. Next play the DT tips the ball in the air and intercepts his own tip. Next play their RB makes a beautiful cut against the grain and takes it to the house. Im able to score once more but then dont get the onside and have no timeouts and lose. Pretty much happened like the last 4 games.
Mess around with the sliders if you get a chance and lets see if we can make some improvements.
North Texas (73) @ FIU (56)
Most looking at this score would think it was a basketball score, and Coach Stewart was quoted as saying he wanted to play a basketball on grass system, however this is getting ridiculous. It's obvious that the defense is in a big time rut, and for the love of god couldn't stop a jv high school team from scoring let a lone a Division 1-A football team. This game saw a little bit of everything from a intercepted option pitch for a TD, to a kickoff returned 99 yards for a TD, to a forced fumble on a sack being recovered and taken to the house.
Coach Stewart refused comment after the game, saying he was just embarassed by his teams performance.
First Downs 21/20
Total Offesnse 666/561
Rushes 24 for 89 yards and 3 TDs/ 12 for 13 yards and 0 TDs
Passing 31 of 46 for 577 and 6 TDs/29 of 52 for 4 TDs
3rd Down 50%/44%
Season 2 Week 8 Tulsa @ UCF
Tulsa lost another heartbraker this time it was at the hands of the UCF Knights . Tulsa has lost its last two games by a combined 6 points. UCF marched down the field on their opening possesion and took an early 7-0 lead off a J.Reese td pass. On the ensuing drive Tulsa qb threw a perfect pass to R.Johnson who had the ball stripped out of his hands by a UCF defender. The Knights only managed a fieldgoal and were up 10-0 after the first qtr. Tusa would get their first td of the game off a 1yd td run by rb C.Opeseyitan that cut the lead to 10-7. The Knights next drive would end on a 74 yrd catch and run by Knight wr R.Calabrese and the half ended 17-7. Tulsa would answer back in the third with their own 60 yrd catch from wr R.Johnson. Instead of kicking the extra point the Golden Hurricanes elected to go for two and failed. After the game reporters asked coach jv why he went for two, he said it was a misscommunication with his special teams coach. This was a Mistake that cost coach jv his first win of the season since taking over two weeks ago. Late in the third qtr the Knights J.Becker scooped a Devillers fumble and rumbled 33 yrds to pay dirt to take a 24-13 lead. Tulsa would come back with a long drive and settle for a field goal to start the fourth qtr that brought them within 8 . Tulsa d came out strong and shut down the kinghts offense. Tulsa marched down the field again and with 1 min left on the clock L.Devilliers hooked up with R.Johnson for the second time for a 16 yd td.Tulsa had to go for two to tie the game and L.Deviilliers pass was incomplete.
Second string qb Shavodrick Beaver went down in the first qtr with a soulder tear that will keep him out for the rest of the year. Earlier in the year Tulsa's star qb GJ Kinne factured his upper arm and is also out for the season. Tulsa will now have to rely on their third string qb Lucas Devillers to turn this season around.
Lobos 31 San Diego State Aztecs 24
New Mexico improves to 7-1 on the season with a last second defeat of the San Diego State Aztecs. The game would be a tight contest throughtout with both teams making plays, San Deigo State would strike first with a 100yd kick return on the opening kickoff 7-0 SDSU. New Mexico would use its following drive to establish its run game, but the drive would stall in Aztec territory and the Lobos were forced to punt. The Aztecs would marched down the field converting key third downs that would lead to Ryan Lindley finding TE Quigley in the back of the endzone to take a 14-0 lead. New Mexico sticking to their game plan would keep the ball on the ground, Dennis Desmond would break for 79 yards on a read option to cut the lead in half 14-7 SDSU. The second quarter would be all Lobos as the defense would hold the Aztecs to 0 points in the quarter. The Lobos passing game would come to life as Lobo QB Terean Austin would find WR Micheal Scarlett for two scores of 11 and 17 yds. Lobos would go into the half up 21-14.
The second half would not begin the way Coach Maij would have liked, after a great drive down field the Lobo offense would come to a halt just out og FG range, and the Lobos would be forced to punt. San Diego State would take advantage, and Ryan Lindley would hook up with TE Quigley yet again to close out the third quarter, 21-21.
The Fourth would see much excitement as both teams would commit their only turnovers in the game, San Diego State would be pinned at the one yard following a Lobo punt, HB Walter Kazee would break up the middle but would be chased down by Lobo SS Bubba Forrest who would strip Kazee of the ball which would be recovered by Lobo DT Calvin Smith on the Aztec 35. The Lobo offense would however give the ball right back when QB Terean Austin fumbles on a QB draw. Lobos and Aztecs would exchange punts, midway through the fourth the Lobos would muster up enough offense to take a 24-21 lead after a Aho field goal. San Diego State would drive sown field eating up most of the clock, with 30 seconds left Aztec QB Lindley would complete a screen pass to TE Quigley but he would get nowhere as the Lobo defense would stuff at the 6, forcing a short FG for the tie, 24-24. Coach Maij gamplanning for OT, would run a Toss play hoping to catch the Aztec defense off guard but HB Dennis would gain minimal and get out of bounds. Terean Austin would then get hit while throwing resulting in an incomplete pass. With 9 seconds left on the clock the Lobos would come out in an I-tight formation ready to head into overtime. The ensuing counter play would open up and Lobo HB Desmond Dennis would make one man missed and go 71yards as time expired to give the Lobos the victory, 31-24.
Lobo Game Stats
T. Austin 15-20 192yds 2tds, 13car 34yds
D. Dennis 12car 228yds 2tds
M. Scarlett 3rec 45yds 2tds
Aztec Game Stats
R. Lindley 9-20 157yds 2tds
W. Kazee 20car 93yds
B. Quigley 4rec 54yds 2tds
Wow what a game! Great win for the Lobos. What a heart breaker for the Aztecs though. The kind of loss that can change a team and define a season.
wow, what a heartbreaker for SDSU!!! sounds like a very intense game
Really like what the Lobo's head coach is doing over there...what a season so far
I think Maji covered the summary of the game pretty well so I won't repeat it.
San Diego State 24 vs. New Mexico 31
When asked after the game how he felt, Coach E could only say one thing, "Heartbroken."
"It was a great game by both sides, I thought we had sent the game into overtime, but Denis made a great play and sealed the deal for them. They are a much improved team and should challenge for the conference."
Bryce Quigley has stepped up for the Aztecs this season and recorded 2 touchdowns. "Bryce is only a sophomore and is right up there with the top guys in the country in receiving. For being a tight end that is pretty impressive."
Walter Kazee's first week back from 3 weeks off with a pulled hamstring didn't exactly go as planned, rushing for only 93 yards on 22 carries. "Their line was impressive, we couldn't run the ball anywhere," Said Coach E.
"When it comes down to it, I think we are better than our 5-3 record shows, but that doesn't matter. We aren't getting the job done. We need to come in next week and take care of a talented TCU team and get bowl eligible."
The Aztecs will travel to Fort Worth to take on the Horned Frogs next week in a conference game and hopes of improving their record to 6-3
Nevada Holds on Against Fresno State
Coming off a tough loss against Boise State, Nevada was able to remain in the conference race by taking down the Bulldogs in a close game. Lampford Mark had his coming out party, rushing 33 times for 246 yards and 3 TD's. Mark would score two TD's in the first quarter, as Nevada lead 14-10. However, Fresno State would close the gap to 21-20, assisted by a fumble by Nevada QB Cody Fajardo.
After an action packed first half, the third quarter was a battle of field position, as neither team would budge. "The defense played amazing in the third quarter," said coach Nguyen. "We were really able to frustrate the QB and shut down their running game." Nevada would extend the lead to 24-20 with 5 minutes remaining. However, superstar Robbie Rouse would score on a 64 yard touchdown, somehow managing to escape three Nevada defenders that were draped on him. The rowdy Nevada faithfuls were stunned. In a game where Nevada dominated, turnovers and miscues resulted in Fresno State taking their first lead of the game.
Nevada would go to their star Lampford Mark multiple times during the final drive. Mark would not disappoint, getting his team one first down after another. With 19 seconds left, Mark would run in for the go ahead score. Just like that, Nevada left with a 31-27 victory. "This was a great win for the team and the fans," said Mark. "We've had a tough season, but it's not over yet. We want to finish strong."
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