Season 3 (W5)

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  1. NUCMANDON

    NUCMANDON Program Builder

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    Tulane Vs. #23 Connecticut was picked to be a blow out. Instead we saw a very determined Tulane team put up a great fight. UConn scored on their first possession with ease. Then it would be a back and forth struggle until 1:15 left in the second quarter when UConn would have to settle for a field goal. Tulane goes 3 and out. The next play is a 51 yard TD pass that would send UConn in the locker room with a 17-0 lead. Half time stats where completely one sided with Tulane having 62 yards of offense to UConn 224. Tulane did something right in the locker room at half time. They came out and downed the opening kick off for a touchback and drive down the field to score a FG. This would dictate the remainder of the game. Tulane dominated the second half eating up more than 10 mins of the second half scoring 2 more touch downs to tie it up with 2:57 remaining in the fourth. UConn throws a INT. The first turnover this season that goes in Tulane's favor. With under 2 mins left and in FG range Tulane is trying to run time off the clock to minimize UConn time if and when they get the ball back. on a second and eleven Tulane's turnover problem sneaks back in and bites em in the @ss. Tulane's QB takes a hit and fumbles the ball and UConn recovers. UConn took this momentum and drove down to kick the winning field goal.

    The coach had this to say after the game "I am very proud of how this team fights. The could have came out after half time and laid down and could have easily been 34-0. We are getting better week by week. We have another tough game this week coming in #18 UCF. We will need to play even harder. "
     
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  2. BigTexas18

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    UNLV finally wins one as they beat New Mexico 17-10. The MWC runner up last year came out this year with a new option offense and this thing called the "three headed monster" but all we've see is a handicapped 1 arm team. The first 3 games were all losses, and UNLV lost all 3 combined games by a combined 7 points. Everyone expected they're offense to fly this year and Coach bubba Gump has let them down. The "three headed monster" consisted of star JR HB Niko Kapeli, So HB Keith Watkins, and FR FB Tony Terrell. the ground game went well for Coach Gump against New Mexico (who was the conf champ last year as they beat UNLV) as they racked up 214 yards on the ground. 73 came from SO Keith Watkins, 55 from Kapeli, and even the backup running back got some time as he gains 43 yards on the ground. Even though UNLV finally won, it came at a high price. FR FB Tony Terrell got injured after 1 carry and will be out for 9 weeks, and Keith Watkins will be out for 2 weeks following an injury after 12 carries, so third string running back, SO Joseph Ajeigbe will get some carries. SR QB Nick Sherry also threw the ball more than any game this year which was a factor in helping UNLV win as he went 11/18 146 yards and a TD. Next week UNLV travels to Boise to play nod that atrocious blue field to play the 1-2 broncos. If Coach Gump can get past Boise they'll gain momentum with a 2-3 record, and get Watkins back to maybe salvage the season. Only time will tell.

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  3. majesty95

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    Kent State 35, Middle Tennessee State 20

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    Kent State's Nic Buckley scans the field in the 2nd qtr. of Kent State's 35-20 win over Middle Tennessee.

    Kent State and Middle Tennessee both came into this game at 2-0 looking to take charge of their respective division within the Mid American Conference. Early on it appeared to be one of those games that was going to be a dog fight to the end with the last team to have the ball winning.

    Kent State scored early on their opening possession and Middle Tennessee countered with a methodical drive to tie the score. Rinse, repeat and we had a 14-14 tie with 2:33 left in the second quarter.

    Then things took an adventurous turn.

    Middle Tennessee picked off Kent QB Nic Buckley on their next possession and drove for a game-leading field goal with just 14 seconds left. Enter Terry Wright.

    The freshman wide receiver took the ensuing kickoff up the right sideline, juked, spun out of a tackle and crossed inside of two defenders en route to a game-changing 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

    The Blue Raiders started with the ball in the second half and on what looked to be an incomplete pass, senior cornerback Keenan Stalls scooped up the loose ball and rushed in for a touchdown. The call of the field was a fumble and the booth was apparently on a smoke break so the Golden Flashes had a 28-17 lead. On the very next possession, an MTSU receiver appeared to drop a third down pass but Kent State cornerback Demetrius Monday was Johnny on the spot and slid under the falling ball for an improbable INT. The Golden Flashes would score again to all but put the game away.

    Middle Tennessee did cut the lead down to 15 early in the fourth quarter after back-to-back three and outs by the Kent State offense but could not convert on a late 4th and goal and the men in blue and yellow escaped with the conference win.

    The Blue Raiders will get a shot at redemption next week when they travel to Boca Raton to face Florida Atlantic while the Golden Flashes will ride their momentum into Athens where they will take on Ohio University who they are 1-1 against under coach Majesty.
     
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