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So is this stuff not required anymore?? Cmon guys! There wasnt even a thread created for week 1!
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McCrary doesn't disappoint, Blue Raiders win opener
Middle Tennessee State won their season opener Saturday over UNLV in a wild game, 38 to 35. Redshirt sophomore quartberack Johnny McCrary lived up the hype placed on him, in his debut for the Blue Raiders after transferring over from Vanderbilt a year ago. McCrary ended the day 13 of 17 for 115 yards and a touchdown, as well as 17 carries for 159 yards, including a 60 yard keeper that would ultimately be the game winning touchdown. The team went back and forth in the first half, taking turns scoring a touchdown in each of the first 2 quarters. UNLV would outscore the Blue Raiders 14 to 7 in the 3rd quarter to take a 28 to 21 lead into the final quarter. The Rebel defense would hold the Raider offense to a field goal from Canon Roker to make it a 28 to 24 game. The MTSU defense would hold and force a punt with just over 3 minutes left, but return man Shon Akins would fumble the return, and UNLV CB Fred Wilson would scoop it up and run it to make it 35 to 24 with 3:13 left and seemingly end any chances the Blue Raiders would have. However, on the ensuing kickoff Coach Hickerson pulled return man Akins after the fumble and put the speedy true freshman Dante Hall back deep and he would answer the bell, returning the kick 95 yards to pay dirt to keep the Blue Raiders chances alive. The 2 pt try would be stopped however, so UNLV would have 35 to 30 lead and receive the kickoff with just 3:02 left on the clock. MTSU would kick it deep, having all their time outs at their disposal and force a very quick 3 and out, taking only 11 seconds off of the clock. MTSU would rfield the punt and take over with 2:45 left on the clock now. After a quick completion on 1st down, McCrary would keep on a read play and take it 60 yards to the end zone to give the Blue Raiders a 36 to 35 lead. Senior tailback Jordan Parker would take the handoff for the 2 pt try, and be successful this time. 38 to 35, MTSU leads but UNLV has a chance, 2 minutes left and all 3 time outs. After quickly getting to midfield, the Blue Raider defense bowed up and recorded back to back sacks on a 2nd and 3rd down play to force a 4th and 22, which was failed. The Blue Raiders would take over on downs, convert a first down and then kneel it out to move to 1-0 on the young season.
The Blue Raiders will be on another bye next week before hosting the Tulane Green Wave in week 4.
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. Kent State beat Tulane 28-7. If you looked at the stat sheet it would almost be a tossup until you hit the turnover section. Kent state capitalized on 3 costly INT's with 21 points in the first half. On Tulane’s first possession it would appear that all is well with JR RB Rounds pounding the ball at the Kent state defense. First time starter JR QB Powell would throw his first INT which would set up a short field and a quick 7-0 score. Tulane’s next possession would be an 80 yard grueling TD drive that would take nearly the remainder of the first quarter. The second quarter seems to be where the fall out was. Two more INT’s would result in short fields and 2 more TD’s for Kent State. Late in the 3rd quarter and trying to get back in it the Tulane defense would hold Kent state on a 4th and inches at the goal line to give Tulane a chance. After a quick 3 and out Kent State would return the punt 58 yards for a TD to score the final points of the game. After the game the coach had this to say. “I’m proud of how the young men fought out here today. After falling apart in the 2nd quarter they could have just let it got and could have just as easily been 49-7. But they didn’t they pulled back together and tried to get back in the game. It’s about getting better every week. My hat goes off to the Kent State team they were all over the place and really got after the ball. We have a bye coming up this week and then it is off to MTSU. We will be working hard to get the passing game going during the off week. It will probably take at least 28 points to contend with MTSU.”
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