Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by mboda, Nov 28, 2011.
Some big user games this week.
Nebraksa @ Oregon
Alabama @ Ohio State
It was hard picking the game of the week but in the end I had to pick
This game is going to be one of those games that people will be talking about for days, maybe even weeks, both teams have high powered offenses and are skilled and talented at every position. The key players in this game are
Brion Carnes- In his first game against Texas he went 17/23 for 248 yards and 2TDs
Stephen Andrew- 4 catches( 1 of them was spectacular) 1TD for 100 yards
Kenneth Hamilton- 5 catches for 22 yards
DeAnthony Thomas- 28att 1 fumble 1TD 191 yards(mboda Thomas is a small guy so that is one pointer i would give to you when stripping him)
Clint Campbell- 5 catches 64 yards 1 TD
Prediction- Nebraska wins by a Fg 20 -17
Ill just be doing key players and predictions for rest of games
QB Aj Mccaron
QB Philip sims(Watch out for him in wildcat formations or qb runs)
HB Eddie Lacy
HB Jaamal Berry
WR Corey Brown
Prediction- Alabama wins 35 14
Clint Mosley- 13/19 1 int 3TD 226 yards passing
Mike Blakely- 17 att 69 yards
Trovon Reed- 2 catches 90 yards
Xavier Brown- 4 catches 74 yards 1 TD
Prediction- Auburn wins big 42 7
Michigan clobbered their rival 52 7
Devin Gardner- 17/26 258 2 TD
Vincent Smith- 9 att 132 yards 2 TD's
Stephen Hopins- 9 att 82 yards 2 TD's
Ricardo Miller- 6 catches 108 yards 1 TD
Georgia won by the hair of their tail 31-24
Christian LeMay- 17/30 246 yards 2 TD's 1 int
Alfred Blue- 21 att 99 yards
Rhett McGowan- 6 catches 108 yards
Justin Scott Wesley- 4 catches 70 yards 1 TD
Auburn Tigers kicking off @ 10pm
With both Nebraska and Oregon possessing high powered offenses, both defenses shut down each others offense and this game turned out to be a defensive slugfest.
The first quarter resulted in 0 points with both defenses causing turnovers. Early in the second quarter Oregon put together a nice drive and found themselves with 1st and goal inside the Nebraska 5 yard line. The Nebraska defense came up huge and stuffed Oregon HB DeAnthony Thomas 3 times, and forced an Oregon FG which would turn out to be big. Oregon took a 3-0 lead into the half as Nebraska missed a 50 yard FG right at the end of the half. The Cornhuskers finally got on the board midway through the third quarter with a 1 yard TD by Freshman HB James Heinz which gave the Cornhuskers a 7-3 lead. Nebraska would add to that lead early in the 4th quarter with a 46 yard FG by K Mauro Bondi which barley snunk thru the uprights. Oregon would put together a late drive with time running out in the game. With under a minute to go, The Ducks would get inside the redzone, But on 2nd and 3rd down Nebraska would come up with 2 huge sacks and leave Oregon with a 4th and 24 from about the 40 yard line with under 10 seconds to go. Oregon would throw one up in the endzone, but it was knocked down by a couple of Nebraska defensive backs and Nebraska would come away with a slim 10-3 victory on the road. Nebraska is now 2-0 on the year. Next week brings another huge road game, this time against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
High Scoring Game Doesn't Produce as Much Offense as it Appears
While the scoreboard showed 61 combined points from Alabama and Ohio St., the game was more of a defensive battle than a shootout. OSU took advantage of 2 pick 6s and both teams scored off short fields for most of the game before Bama was finally able to put together 2 solid drives to get back into the game.
OSU got off to a 17-0 start with a pick 6 by potential AA CB Christian Bryant, a 36 yd Drew Basil fg and a 3 yd run by backup RB Rod Smith. While OSU was able to move the ball a little early, they struggled with turnovers and never put together a long, sustained drive. After Bama got on the board with 54 secs left in the half, OSU stupidly gave them the ball back and played the prevent. Bama very smartly moved the ball quickly into FG range and got a 45 yd FG as time expired to make it 17-6.
OSU went up 24-6 on their 2nd pick 6, this one by OLB Darren Brown, who jumped an out route and found nothing but beautifully manicured green grass in front of him. 2 minutes later, Bama went for it on 4th and 3 from their own 42 and AJ McCarron threw a great quick pass to Marvin Shinn, who got behind the stacked D and took it to the house to make it 24-13.
OSU went back up 2 TDs when Basil hit from 39 yds. While it was nice to add to the lead, Bama turned it over in their territory and OSU actually lost 3 yds on the drive. At this point, Bama sped up the tempo and did a great job moving the ball, scoring on 2 Eddie Lacy TD runs to tie the game with 50 secs left.
Unfortunately for Bama, it didn't take long for OSU to score the winning points. Corey "Philly" Brown, filling in for injured-for-the-season Jamie Wood, took the kickoff 103 yds to the house to give OSU a 34-27 win.
My hats off and another gg to bsbgw1...he made a hack of a comeback and could've packed it in earlier when his guys dropped open passes and he threw some picks. (It probably helped I turned it over 3 times also though...frustrating game.)
So, after being picked to get blown out, OSU opens the season 1-0 and has moved to #2 in the country.
great win i underestimated you because of that game you had against mboda last season looks like my prediction of your record this season is going to be way off lol
LOL what did you predict my record would be?
Thats probably about right...I have 3 tough user games left
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