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BYU 24 - 52 Nebraska
BYU traveled to Lincoln and was treated rudely by the hosts. Nebraska's offense was unstoppable, putting up more than 500 yards of offense. BYU was held most of the game, minus the 200 yards of offense they mounted in the 4th quarter against Nebraska's backup players. QB Tommy Armstrong was the player of the game, scoring 6 TD.
I know that I'll never be able to say this again so I'll say it now.
Illinois has the #1 defense in the country!!!
Kent St 27
Hill had a debut that was beyond his wildest dreams
The story of this game was true FR HB Travis Hill. He took the first carry of his career 34 yards for a TD. He opened the 2nd half with a 100 yard KR for a TD, the first during coach Jello's tenure (the previous long was 67 yds). In the 4th quarter he took his first reception 26 yards for a TD. He couldn't have scripted a better debut.
HB#4 Travis Hill (DUH!!!!) - 6 car, 61 yds (10.1 YPC), TD - 1 rec, 26 yds, TD - 4 KR, 192 yds (48.0 AVG), TD
325 AP yards, 3 total TDs
CB Eaton Spencer - 10 tkls, INT
DE Kenny Nelson - 7 tkls, 4 TFL, 3 Sks (he started all 14 games last season and had 2 the entire year)
Nebraska 32 - 28 Miami
The Huskers stole a huge game against a Miami team that was rated A+ across the board. Nebraska was down 28-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but a huge 22 point burst late secured the win. The game was eerily similar to last season, where a late loss at Memorial Stadium basically ruined the Canes' chance to play for a national title. Duke Johnson was superhuman for Miami, rushing 16 times for 165 yards and 2 TD. Unfortunately for Miami, starting QB Dewey was injured in the 3rd quarter and their offense stalled the rest of the game. Replacement QB Olsen was only 6-14 for 53 yards. The Hurricane WR corps also helped, dropping 10 balls. Miami's defense was all over the field early, creating turnovers on the Huskers' first 3 possessions. At times, it felt like they had 15 defenders out there.
CPU write ups should be easy!! Not sure why some people wait...
Thompkins had a career day in loss
#9 Oregon - 30
Michigan State - 21
Got to say I'm NOT happy about losing, kind of feel cheated but that's a rant for another time. I should have never started passing when I was down, should have kept pounding the rock because the Tri-Attack the Spartans were pouring on was unstoppable today. Three players had 50 or more yards rushing. Nick Thompkins, who has never seen a snap, rushing for 176 yards on 28 carries while his back up had 65 yards. QB Damion Terry got the start and was giving Oregon fits with scrambles and was even doing well passing. Then a couple of strange things happen. Down 21-23 in the third quarter, we got the ball back and Williamson takes the kick back 80 yards to set us up on the 25 and in position to take the lead and he is clearly facemasked which should have put us on the 10 yard line. Well after the studio update and a brief animation, a clipping penatly is called and the return is wiped out. I looked on highlights and never saw a clipping penatly, but whatever. Damion Terry then threw two straight picks while the Ducks scored in the 4th easily thanks to their QB spamming the TE. With Terry in rough shape, Coach Masler decided to bring out Connor Cook in hopes of mounting a good drive with 3 minutes left....first thing Cook does is throw a pick (it was stupid and 100% my fault). We managed to stop them for just the second time that day. Cook would drive us down the field this time but we failed to complete a 4th down conversion. Oregon again failed to get anything going and punted back to us with 2:00 left, this time Thompkins was driving us down the field but it was eating too much time. Cook completed a couple of decent passes but failed us with a pick with 46 seconds left in the redzone. Oregon foolishly did not kneel on the ball and fumbled the next play but MSU was unable to get it into the endzone.
Spartans are stung with their first loss early. Coach Masler was seen violently tearing apart his headset and then approached an ABC camera stating "Western Michigan better know the F#%CKING storm is coming!!" Later after he cooled off he stated he liked what Terry had shown but felt the passing game needs major adjustments and will most likely give O'Connor the start vs the Broncos. The secondary also looked horrid, it will probably be another long year in East Lansing...oh joy....
D. Terry - 16/25, 173 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 8 Att, 54 yards, 6.7 YPC, 1 TD
N. Thompkins - 28 Att, 176 yards, 6.2 YPC, 2 Rec, 17 yards
G. Holmes - 12 Att, 65 yards, 5.4 YPC
A. Burbridge - 8 Rec, 77 yards, 1 TD
Northwestern drops it's home opener to the Stanford Cardinal. A tough one where big plays on the Cardinal end really spelled the end for Northwestern. Broken tackles, missed assignments, and the huge yards put up but Remound Wright of Stanford overshadowed an amazing performance by the Northwestern offense. A career day for Zack Oliver who broke the school record for TD passes and passing yards (532 and 5 scores). Wright finished the game with 359 yards on the ground in a career day himself. Northwestern gets by week before taking on the Duke Blue Devils.
RU opened 2015 season at home against SEC opponent Kentucky who brought in their up-tempo high powered offense and stingy SEC defense. The Scarlet Knights would be up for the challenge with a bend but to break defense. RU gave up yards on the ground due to the KU QB breaking containment, but only allowed 99 yards passing. RU’s new QB only threw for 99yds but was 11/13 with 1 td and hit 7 different targets. The player of the day was RU HB Dontea Ayres who ran for 179yds and 2td’s on 34att.
#23 Indiana 35
Western Kentucky 7
Indiana opened the season on the road at the Hilltopper campus. Indiana dominated on defense getting turnovers, including a pick 6, and sacking the QB multiple times. On offense the running game dominated with Coleman and Freshman Means both having 100 yard games. WR Butler also had a strong day going over 100 yards receiving. Indiana heads to USF next week.
QB Roberson 10/13 143 YDs, TD, Rushing TD
HB Coleman 23 Carries, 109 YDs, 2 TDs
HB Means 15 Carries, 118 YDs
WR Butler 7 Rec, 113 YDs, TD
FS Allen 2 Tackles
This game was really a back and forth affair until early in the 4th quarter. Second year starter QB Danny Etling threw 3 picks in the game and had the coaches wondering if they should pull the red shirt off the VHT Roman Taylor. Etling finished with 3 TDs as well but the story coming out of this game was the surprising play and success of HB Keyante Green who had over 100 yards including a sick 52 yard run for the game's first TD. The Boilers finally took a two score lead early in the 4th but Marshall would come right back to cut the lead in half. Etling would put the Boilers back up 14 on a 5 yard QB sneak with just under 2 minutes to play. Two BYE weeks follow as the coaches get out on the recruiting trail and hope their team won't forget how to play football.
QB Etling 25/37 359 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs, RUSH TD
HB Green 15 att, 141 yards, 2 TDs, 1 rec, 10 yards
WR Mikesky 10 rec, 155 yards, TD
Bowling Green 14
Maryland wins its opener over Bowling Green by the score of 52-14. Maryland opened its scoring early as CB A. Hall took an INT into the endzone for a 48 yard TD during Bowling Greens opening drive. Scoring came early and often as Maryland went into the half up 42-7. Maryland was lead by SR HBs Brown and Ross. Brown Rushed for 113 Yards and 4 TDs on 15 Att. Ross tallied 118 yards most of which came from a 75yrd TD run. Coach Rice had this to say about the game "We are definitely going to rely on the run this season. We have two great backs who are able and willing to carry the load"
Maryland Game balls:
Offense: HB W. Brown 113yds 4TDs 14Att
Defense: CB A. Hall 3Tks 1int 1 Def Td
Cowboys Kickoff Classic
Badgers pissed away the first half, then failed to convert a 2 point conversion to tie. Bucky got the ball back but a sack and a pick ended the game.
Southern Mississippi 3
Total domination. Bucky rushed for over 400 yards with 3 people breaking the century mark. DE Jason Baker had 3 tfl and 2 sacks.
Central Michigan 28
This game was closer than the score would indicate. The Illini survived 4 turnovers, and 52% completion % from their QB to win this game. When asked about his performance after the game, QB Aaron Bailey had this to say "I can't wait to get to the user game schedule and the glorious return of the default sliders where my passes always go exactly where I intend. You can expect my very subpar performance to increase greatly once that happens."
CMU had the Illini's number but couldn't quite pull off the upset
HB#1 Josh Ferguson - 16 car, 82 yds (5.1 YPC), 3 TD
HB#4 Travis Hill - 5 car, 111 yds (22.2 YPC), TD, 2 FUMB - 4 KR, 175 yds (43.7 AVG) - 359 AP yds
OLB Dominique Williams - 7 tkls, 4 TFL, Sk
R.J. Williamson impressed not only in the return game but on defense!
Michigan State - 45
Western Michigan - 3
For the first quarter the Broncos were all over the Spartans with an early field goal and early interception off O'Connor. Coach Masler was disappointed in the lack of power and accuracy O'Connor was showing and decided to put Damion Terry in, who ended up early POTG honors from EA. The Spartans finally found a groove with 1:31 left in the first half and never looked back. Damion Terry would rush in a 1 yard TD with K Downing putting through a 26 yarder with no time in the half. R.J. Williamson would open up the second half with a 99 yard kick return TD and would follow up 15 seconds later with a scoop and score for his first career defensive touchdown. Nick Thompkins would also get his first touchdown on the season roughly five minutes later. The Spartan defense, which looked sluggish at first, woke up and pounded WMU with a couple of big hits, including the forced fumble and numerous sacks. Terry would throw a TD in the early fourth while back up HB Holmes ran in a TD later in the fourth. After another defensive stop, the Spartans kneeled this on out.
Another good day for the run game with over 250 total yards. Up next they will face the Chippewas of Central Michigan in Week 4.
D. Terry - 13/16, 144 yards, 1 TD, 3 Att, 33 yards, 11.0 YPC, 1 TD
N. Thompkins - 30 Att, 156 yards, 5.2 YPC, 1 TD
G. Holmes - 13 Att, 70 yards, 5.3 YPC, 1 TD
M. Madaris - 2 Rec, 26 yards, 1 TD
D. Knox - 5 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 Deflection
B. Clemons - 5 Tackles, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks
R.J. Williamson - 2 Tackles, 2 FR (one was a missed FG), 259 All-Purpose yards, 1 Defensive TD, 2 KR, KR 1 TD, 5 PR
#25 RU 28
Rutgers played host to the Jayhawks for the second game of the season. The Scarlet Knights defense was the story of the day as they held KU to 14pts and 218yds of total offense while getting 4 sacks. The 2nd quarter RU took over as they stretched their lead to 21-7 before the half. First year starting QB Mike Bimonte had a better day going 15/18 for 170yds 2tds and 1int. HB Dontea Ayers had another solid outing running 113yds and 1td on 24att.
In a game that featured FGs Maryland pulls out a victory 26-22 on the Road at Nebraska. Maryland's defense held strong in the redzone not allowing a TD all night. The only Nebraska TD was scored by A. Sanders who took a pick for a game tieing TD in the 3rd. Maryland was able to muster up enough offense, mainly through the air, to get in the endzone enough to pull off a victory. Coach Rice had this to say about the game "Both teams moved the ball well, it just came down to who could get into the endzone, and we happened to get in there more times than they did"
GG abolishthefed I thaught you had me in the end, That last drive you had my D off balanced... GG man GL the rest of the way.
Maryland Game balls:
Offense: QB D. Dailey 17/27 237yds 1TD 1Int
Defense: MLB A. Logan 8 Tkls
Play of the game: TD: D. Dailey pass to P. Gallo for 9yds
Good game bigrice25. That was exciting throughout.
Illinois ended their MAC tour with Buffalo and their 3rd straight Regional Coverage game (which is gonna murder our TV exposure grade that we've built up). The Illini defense played well against a bad Buffalo team (whose offense is actually rated close to Illinois', it's the horrible Buffalo D that makes them so bad) and came 3 minutes away from the first game under coach Jello to only allow single digit points.
David standing alongside GoliathGame Balls:
HB#1 Josh Ferguson - 8 car, 58 yds (7.2 YPC), 3 TD
WR Jeremey Whitlow - 7 rec, 159 yds
WR Maurice Cooper - 4 rec, 46 yds, 2 TD
La Tech 6
250 yards rushing and a near perfect game from Tanner McEvoy resulted in more domination.
Sorry 228. Burn baby burn.
#23 RU 45
Army traveled to Rutgers for a Rivalry game looking to go 3-0 on the season. Two years ago Army shredded the RU defense with the triple option so adjustment had to be made. RU would force a 3 and out on Army’s first possession but the RU appeared to fumble the punt which Army would scoop and score. After a lengthy review it was ruled the returner’s knee was down thank goodness. RU would put together a long drive to go up 7 only to have Army answer with scoring drive of its own. That Army drive would be the end of their day as RU would score 31 unanswered points. The RU D would come to life as they would hold Army to under 200yds of total offense. RU HB Dontea Ayers had another big day running for 153yds and 3tds on 24att. The RU passing game would show up finally with QB Mike Bimonte throwing for 276yds on 19/22att.
Looks like some strikes are in order. I had a wedding rehearsal Friday night and still found TEN MINUTES to write my game summary. CMON
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