Season 3 Recaps

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  1. Selvy9

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    #18 Stanford Overcomes Sloppiness to Win Thriller Over #6 Utah 17-14

    It was far from an ideal start to coach Selvy's Stanford career. Utah took the opening kick and promptly marched 9 play, 3+ minute TD drive. Then on Stanford's first play from scrimmage, Brett Nottingham threw a pick 6. Just like that, 14-0.

    Slowly but surely, Stanford started to find their footing. But just as soon as they seemed to get steady legs, they'd be cut out from under them thanks to a boneheaded INT or fumble. After Nottingham's 3rd turnover on the day, Selvy turned to his backup QB Marcus Johnson to try to establish his run game to pick up the workload, and the run game answered. RB Barry Sanders opened the scoring after a 10 play drive, 9 of which were runs. Sanders would find paint again early in the 3rd to tie things up. The teams would trade punts for the rest of the 3rd and most of the 4th quarters, before a final big sack from the Stanford defense turned the field position battle, and gave the Cardinal the ball with just under 2 minutes remaining at their own 40. More Barry Sanders would set up Brandon Cook for a 36 yard game winning FG as time expired.

    The comeback wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the Stanford defense stepping up after the opening 3 minutes of the game. 14-0 could have easily exploded into an insurmountable lead, but the D wasn't having it. In the end, a great season opening win for the new coach, with plenty of things to improve upon.
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    Brett Nottingham; 8 of 18, 75 yards, 3 INTs, 1 fumble
    Marcus Johnson; 3 of 5, 63 yards, 3 carries, 23 yards

    Barry Sanders; 23 carries, 110 yards, 2 TDs
    WRs; 7 drops, 11 catches.
     
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  2. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Thanks for getting this thread up Selvy9

    Army 47
    Clemson 17

    The Black Knights went down to Clemson and beat them soundly on a rainy afternoon. Clemson QB Cole Stoudt threw for 426 yards but 2 INTs, one of which was in the endzone, and 5 sacks limited his effectiveness despite all of the yards. On the flipside, Army was very efficient all day and without 2 fumbles in the wet field conditions, this game could have been even more lopsided.
     
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    At Long Last. I beat an online player. Ugly boring game but I will take it!
     
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    Oregon survives its opener vs Michigan St 17-14.

    Thanks largely to CBs Mitchell and Hill whom accounted for 1 INT(TD) and 3 INTs respectively. The Ducks got off to a slow start as Qb Bennett couldn't lead the Ducks past the 50 until late in the 2nd quarter. The gameplan on offense was questioned after the game as Superstar RB Thomas only carried the ball 8 times and didn't record a single reception. The momemtum of the game shifted in oregon's favor when Mitchell returned an INT 77 yards for a TD with under 1min to go in the 1st half.
    The 2nd half was a defensive struggle as neither offense could muster any points un til 1:34 left in the 4th after a Hill INT, Ducks' kicker Barry finally converted a FG to give the Ducks a 17-14 lead which they would not relinquish.



    Player of the games: Hill 3 INT, Mitchell 1 INT(TD) and 1 FF
     
  5. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Being DC can be tough..... :)
     
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    Yeah man, and going into the game I thought I could play special teams. My kicker almost screwed me, he went 1-3 missing chip shots.
    And did you change the sliders, because it seems like there was a lot of broken tackles or maybe it's because I'm used to playing scrubs in the Sun Belt :)
     
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    Same sliders, when I play good teams i virtually never get the guy down with the first tackler.... but I much prefer the occasional worry that i'll lose to constant 70-0 scores
     
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    Stanford Pulls Away Late For 40-7 Win Over AZ State

    Following the week 1 script, Stanford allowed its opponent to score on its opening possession. And just like week 1, that would be the only points the Cardinal would give up. Meanwhile, the offense puttered along again, suffering from two first half INTs from senior Brett Nottingham. Stanford would get back to its ground game to score its first TD and went to the locker room up 9-7 after a slip up on the XP.

    The turning point of the game came midway through the 3rd quarter. AZ State was threatening to take the lead when A. Carter stepped in front of a poorly thrown screen pass and outran the pack for a 97 yard interception return for a TD. The following possession resulted in another INT, and the Stanford running game took over from there. Backup QB (for now) Marcus Johnson and Barry Sanders combined to lead Stanford to 214 rushing yards, including a 46 yard TD run by Johnson on a read option. Time will tell how coach Selvy decides to split time between Nottingham and Johnson, but judging from the tale of two halves today, Johnson might be gaining an edge on the depth chart.
     
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    UMass Defense Finds Itself in Victory of BGSU as Freshmen Spark 21-point 4th Quarter

    Defense. For the majority of the offseason the most concerned whispers around Amherst were about the defense. Despite having arguable the best safety tandem in the Big East with Ed Saint Vil and Lance Wilkerson and two of the fastest linebackers in the conference in Greg Hilliard and Jorge Smith, last season the Minutemen struggled to get opposing offenses off of the field on critical downs and late game situations. A great deal of concern was given to the fact that the defensive line anemic in its pass rush already lost its best pass rusher and now would be relying on a bevy of freshmen, redshirt and true, to save the season.

    If the first game of the season is any indication, the season may be savable. The first sign that the defense had learned the good value of stinginess came on the first drive when redshirt freshmen DT Alex Poole burst through the offensive line and dropped Bowling Green signal caller Anthony Haynes.
    The defenses of dominate the first quarter, holding the offenses without points. Bowling Green's defense, however, would soon break the scoreless tie. As UMass sophomore QB Randy Palmer prepared to release a screen pass to Jordan Broadnax, a Falcon blitzer struck Palmer and the ball fluttered into the air. Falcon defensive end Charlie Walker plucked the ball out of the air and took the interception back 30 yards for Bowling Green's first points of the season.

    Palmer was able to momentarily able to regain his composure shortly before the end of the half and engineered a touchdown drive featuring an acrobatic diving catch by freshman tight end Chris McCall for 55 yards and ending with a 4 yard plunge by freshman fullback Randall Holmes, who beat out holdover Brent Franklin and Braylon Harris. The teams entered halftime tied at 7.
    After the half, though, the UMass offense would continue to struggle. They were able to move the ball with moderate success, but were unable to sustain drives. A large part of that was due to the unexpectedly unimpressive play of Randy Palmer, who displayed the maddening inconsitency that plagued him in his freshman season, as he threw two more interceptions on the day, for a total of three with no touchdowns. These errors would help the Falcons take 10 point lead heading into the game's final stanza.

    And then Palmer was injured on a scramble, diagnosed with turf toe and ruled out for the remainder of the game. He would be replaced by fellow class of 2013 signee Danny Peters. Peters would only come in an attempt three passes in the decisive fourth quarter, completing all three, albeit one of them to a BGSU defender.
    The other two passes were scoring dimes to McCall who would finish the game with 6 catches for a 120 yards to go along with his first two career touchdowns. The go ahead score was set up by a timely interception by another freshman, Roderick Cox, who returned it inside the ten yard line.

    Darren Darby and the running game would salt away the victory, sweetened by the fact that the defense had held a very capable BGSU offense lead by superstar HB Anthon Samuel to 210 total yards while producing 4 sacks from four different individuals and two interceptions. The stat is even more impressive when you consider that 108 of those yards were the product of two plays, a 38 yards TD scamper by Samuel in the third quarter and a 68 yard burst on a WR screen by Jamel Martin. That means on the other 50 offensive plays from scrimmage by BGSU, they only gained 102 yards. The offense still has work to do, both in the run game and with Randy Palmer finding consitency and steadiness in the passing game. Still, spirits are high in Amherst today, knowing that they may possibly have a defense that will give this explosive offense with it's new found weapon at tight end the chance to find itself and perhaps........maybe....possibly........make this the year that UMass brings home a conference championship and a bowl victory in a BCS bowl game.
     
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    #9 Golden Bears Maul NIU

    After losing All-Americans WR Keenan Allen and QB Allan Bridgford, many wondered if the Bears offense would struggle to find playmakers this year. It appears that the California has reloaded, handling the Huskies on their home field. Returning starter HB Bigelow (17 att, 109 yards, 2 TDs) looks poised to have a big year, entering the spotlight for a team looking for its offensive identity. WR Bryce Treggs (6 rec, 117 yards, 1 TD) hopes to help fill the shoes left by the Bears' former star wideout, while QB Kyle Boehm (15/23, 243 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) tries to continue the legacy of outstanding Golden Bear quarterbacks.

    Almost everything went right for the Bears during their trip to DeKalb - the defense forced two turnovers while holding the Huskies spread attack to under 200 yards of total offense. The offense had a steady stream of scoring, putting up at least 7 points in all 4 quarters. Each unit had some rough spots, though. The defense gave up their first points of the game late in the 4th, and only came away with 1 sack on the day, despite forcing the Huskies to pass. The offensive line struggled mightily in pass protection, as the team yielded 5 sacks to the opposition. The Bears will have to shore up these issues if they want to make a run at another Pac-12 championship.

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  11. Jamie

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    It's gonna be a long year in Dekalb boys. I was just outgunned. My weakness on defense really stood out in this game. I felt pretty good because the score wasn't too lopsided at the half, but got ugly soon after.

    Not used to the spread attack and only so much you can learn in practice. Learning on the fly in game situations is not fun. I've got a lot of freshmen that need to get up to speed in a hurry if we want a third straight 10 win season.
     
  12. Automatik

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    The Ducks humiliate the Trojans 51-3

    Oergon's defense forced 10 Turnovers and scored 3 TDs on special teams/defense. That is all.
     
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    NIU 13 Miami of Ohio 10

    We just barely escaped our own building with a win. The defense played lights out.

    After Fr. RB. Willie Fox fumbled the ball, Miami would capitalize with just a field goal. It could have been much worse. Miami had the ball first and goal from the 3 and second and goal from the one. But a false start and Holding on consecutive plays, forced Miami into just a field goal.

    Uneventful second quarter save for some turnovers. Miami gets the ball first in the second half and drive 76 yards in nine plays for the touchdown and a 10-0 lead.

    "I'll be honest. The way we were playing, I started to think that we would start 0-2", Coach Wolf said.

    But NIU turned in a long drive of their own, capped off by a tough 7 yard touchdown run by Soph. Tailback Chris Collier. The defense really got after it then. Getting pressure on Miami QB. Drew Krummer and limiting the running game to -17 yards total.

    NIU would take the lead in the fourth with two field goals including the go ahead one from 42 yards out for the Fr. Vandermuelen. The defense would do the rest.

    Total Offense:
    NIU: 163
    Mia: 172

    Rushing Offense:
    NIU: 28-30
    Mia: 15 for -17

    Passing Offense:
    NIU: 12-17; 133
    Mia: 18-32; 182

    Defense:
    NIU: 4 sacks; 3 Int's; 2 FF
    Mia: 3 sacks; 2 Int's; 1 FF
     
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    Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    Offenese and Defense both shine in UMass' 35-23 Big East Opener

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      Jake Samuel picks off a Blake Bortles pass and returns it for a TD

    When all cylilnders are working, this years version of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen have the potential to be dominant. After Saturday's 35-23 whitewashing of Central Florida, this much we know for certain.

    The game featured too many standout performances by too many Minutemen for this reporter to stand flat footed and name one of them the Player of the game. Randy Palmer found himself and threw for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns on 15 of 21 passing. Freshman tight end Chris McCall continued his shocking play with another 100-plus yard performance and added to touchdowns to boot. Senior receiver Marken Michel mathced McCall in yards and touchdowns, including a clutch 73-yard bomb to close out the first half and give UMass the lead going into the locker room.

    Defensively, sophomore cornerback Jake Samuel lead the way with a sack and two interceptions, including one he returned in the third quarter to blow the game open and give UMass a 28-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Middle linebacker Jorge Smith added a forced fumble and an interception. Freshman defensive end David Brooks* continued his stellar play, collecting another sack and recovering a fumble. All told, the defense forced five turnovers, including four interceptions, and sacked Blake Bortles 4 times on the day while holding the high-powered Black Knights offense without an offensive touchdown until the 4th quarter.

    The game's turning point came in the last minute of the second quarter. Up until then, both defenses had been playing very well. UMass held a 7-3 lead thanks to a 25 yard touchdown reception by McCall from Palmer. Central Florida was just outside the redzone, looking to score and head into the half with at least a field goal to bring the score to 7-6. Bortles took the snap and head over left tackle on an option play and pitched to Storm Johnson, who had awakened ont his drive and have over 40 yards on 5 carries. Johnson caught the pitced and spinned out of a tackle attempt by Ed Saint Vil, but has he approached the line scrimmage he met Jorge Smith, who put his hat on the ball and forced the fumble. David Brooks recovered. Looking to take advantage of this misuce, Palmer launched a deep pass down the left sideline intended for sophomore receiver Donte Gaston. Instead, he found senior cornerback Jamar McClain. McClain took the interception and raced 81 yards for a touchdown giving Central Florida a 10-7 lead. The magic had not yet begun. Undaunted, after the kickoff return, Randy Palmer took the field with 18 seconds left on the clock with intentions of immeidately redeeming himself. This time, Palmer found senior Marken Michel on the left seam on a go route against cover two coverage. 73 yards later, UMass had a lead that it would not relinquish for the rest of the day.
     
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    Army Wins a hard fought victory at Kentucky in the rain.

    Both defenses came ready to play in this one. Army held a tenuous 6-0 lead after their second FG of the game. Kentucky's next play was one they'd like back though as Smith tried to hit his TE in the flat and didn't mark the CB lurking in cover 2. 25 yards later it was a 13-0 margin. UK wouldn't quit though, and they marched down filed and cashed in with a 17 yard TD from Smith to last years freshman phenom, WR Leierer. With little time left, Army hoped to get something going, but HB Obadiah Lowe fumbled on the kick return, allowing UK to add a FG and close the gap to 13-10 going into halftime.

    After the 3 of 10 first half the starting QB Johnny Patton had, coach Hennessy turned to his other frosh QB, Anthony Payne. On the opening drive of the second half, Payne would have his team moving nicely but would cough up a fumble as he tried to scramble for extra yards in UK territory. Though they prevented a score, UK was unable to mount a drive of their own. Getting the ball back, Payne would execute a screen pass to Lowe who would have great blocking and jet downfield for a 48 yard TD with a minute left in the 3rd to make it a 20-10 game. UK would manage a FG to cut it to 7 points late in the fourth, but the 1-2 punch of Lowe and senior power back Larry Dixon was too much and Army would add a FG to give the game its final margin with just over a minute left.

    GG asurob you held me to 214 yards of offense and 1 of 7 on 3rd downs. If not for the INTs you'd have had this one.
     
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    Virginia travels to West Point in battle of Top 25 teams


    #7 Virginia 27
    #24 Army 17


    [​IMG] # Virginia 0 21 3 3 27
    [​IMG] # Army 3 0 0 14 17

    FIRST QUARTER
    3:20​
    FG​
    [​IMG] Army J.R. Childress K #12 53 yard FG
    SECOND QUARTER
    4:59​
    TD​
    [​IMG] UVA Darius Jennings WR #6 56 yard TD from David Watford QB #5 (Ian Frye K #19 kick)
    2:58​
    TD​
    [​IMG] UVA Kevin Parks HB #25 1 yard TD (Ian Frye K #19 kick)
    0:33​
    TD​
    [​IMG] UVA Darius Jennings WR #6 80 yard TD (Ian Frye K #19 kick)
    THIRD QUARTER
    2:16​
    FG​
    [​IMG] UVA Ian Frye K #19 19 yard FG
    FOURTH QUARTER
    6:34​
    TD​
    [​IMG] Army Mike Mason TE #14 43 yard TD from Anthony Payne QB #1 (J.R. Childress K #12 kick)
    1:55​
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    [​IMG] UVA Ian Frye K #19 43 yard FG
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    [​IMG] Army Ashton Merrick WR #81 48 yard TD from Johnny Patton QB #19 (J




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    1ST DOWNS​
    11 8
    3rd down conversions​
    6/11 4/9​
    4th down conversions​
    0/0 0/0​
    TOTAL OFFENSE​
    279 199
    PASSING YARDS​
    228 132
    Completions/Attempts​
    12/30 6/9
    Yards Per Attempt​
    7.6 14.7
    RUSHING YARDS​
    51 67
    Rushing Attempts​
    18 30
    Yard Per Rush​
    2.8 2.2​
    PENALTIES-YARDS​
    2-5 1-10
    TURNOVERS​
    3 1
    Fumbles Lost​
    0 0​
    Interceptions Thrown​
    3 1​
    POSSESSION​
    11:45 16:15

    great battle as we both could not muster anything on the ground. Wyrmreaver you out gained me in total yards. People were right. You do bring the noise on defense as I hardly had any time to pass the ball. Looking forward to playing you again in the future seasons.



    Took a bit for me to post the recap here as been out of town for 24 hours.
     
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  17. Wyrmreaver

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    As is so often the case in real football, turnovers and special teams were the difference. You had the one early INT and then managed to play mistake free after. You had the Punt return for a TD then another Punt return that gave you the ball somewhere near my 20 or 30. I had 3 INTs...... It defenitely felt like a tighter battle than the score indicated late. I am also looking forward to next time, my team is young, yours is old. :D
     
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    Stanford Dominates in Boulder, Beats Buffs 38-17

    The final margin ended up being 21 points, and it wasn't even that close. The Cardinal scored the first 31 points of the game before taking their foot off the gas. A bruising running game led by Barry Sanders' 138 yards and 2 TDs on 21 carries was simply too much for the outmatched Buffaloes. QB Marcus Johnson added a TD and 61 rushing yards of his own as Stanford put up over 400 yards of offense. Meanwhile, the defense did its part with 5 sacks, and created 5 turnovers, and really could have had double that. Colorado simply couldn't keep its grip on the ball, losing 2 fumbles and putting it on the ground 3 other times.
     
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    Illinois was completely outmatched in this game. Army intercepted the Illini 5 times, one of which went for 6 the other way. On offense the Black Knights gained 496 yards. The big story in this game was Junior Tailback Obadiah Lowe. Lowe got a couple of first half carries splitting time with starter Larry Dixon and then carried the load in the second half, running for 135 yards and 1 TD on 12 carries. Obadiah is also the teams punt returner and he had 5 punt return opportunities on the day..... he took 4 of them into the endzone. 65 yards, 91 yards, 79 yards, and 80 yards respectively.
     
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    WOW 4 punt return TDS!!!
     
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    Bowling Green picks up their 1st win of the season as they trampled Western Michigan 34-3. It started out as a closely contested defensive battle as both defenses held up in the 1st Qtr with neither team scoring. In the 2nd Qtr The Broncos would strike 1st with a good drive but could only get 3 points on a 22 yard FG by K C. Colombo. With under 2 minutes left BG would score on an 18 yard run by QB Anthony Haynes to go up 7-3. On a quick 3 and out for WMU BG would get the ball back and score before the half on a 14 yard pass from QB Haynes to WR Herve Coby but would miss the EP 13-3 BG at the half. The only points in the 3rd came from the Falcons after starting from their own 10 yard line it was a freshman to freshman connection as QB Haynes found WR J.R. Vincent on a 90 yard TD pass after Vincent broke 2 tackles and eluded one as BG went up 20-3. It was all Falcons in the 4th as they put up 14 more on 2 rushing TDs by RB Anthon Samuel from 4 yards out and RB Jonathan Pierce from 2 yards out.
     
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    NIU 14 WF 24

    5 Interceptions is not going to win many games, especially when you don't have the horses you once did. 7-0 lead to start with a great drive. Defense played great as always. Two pick sixes in a row and down 14-7. I got the score to 14-17, WF; but their defense stepped up and I couldn't get anything going. They crushed my hopes with a sustained touchdown drive early in the fourth and I could not come back.
     
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    How the hell is Kentucky winning and you are losing..... I swear, the apocalypse is nigh! :eek:
     
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    The adjustment to a Jordan Lynch-less offense has not been kind! He could make throws that neither of my QB's can; and I fail to remember that. If I threw 4 or 5 picks with Lynch, I could still overcome that. Not so much now. Gonna be a long season!!
     

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