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WINNINGPurdue keeps the Shillelagh29-24Purdue was able to keep the Shillelagh trophy out of the hands of the golden domers. In a rain filled game, Purdue forced four turnovers to keep the Fightin Irish at bay. The biggest being a David Collins (9 tckl 1 INT 1 TD) pick 6 to put the Boilers up for good in the third quarter. Collins said "We sent the house at em and I knew this was his outlet so I jumped the out and the rest is history." Normando Harris added an interception as well. TJ Stripling had a nice debut with 8 stops. Sean Robinson was so so in his first game as the guy in charge of the Purdue offense (18-29 2 TD 1 INT). He has plenty of experience being thrown into the fire a lot last season. Charles Torwudzo was his main man with 8 receptions for 128 yards.We got it!
Michigan State 23 Miami 14The Michigan State Spartans opened up the new season with a new coach, Zikry, who seemed to have a whole new energy around him after his atrocious season at Illinois. The home crowd was treated to a defensive game for the most part, with the Spartan defense forcing two fumbles and 3 interceptions to lead the way to the opening week victory. QB Joe Boisture was efficient, if unspectacular, going 16-26 for 225 yards and a touchdown. Cornerback Kenny Banks really stepped it up today, as he totaled 4 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception. Something to be concerned about in the future was the simple lack of any running room all day for the Spartans, as HB Nick Hill carried the ball 30 times for a measly 85 yards. Look for the Spartans to look to improve on their yards per carry average as the season progresses, or this might be a woefully anemic offense as opposing defenses focus in on stopping the pass.FS Isiah Lewis with the play of the game, keeping his concentration as he intercepts an errant Stephen Morris throw and takes it back 17 yards for a TD.
Check out that dude, looks like he got blasted, Miami player laying on the ground lmao
Penn State Nation Thrilled!The Nittany Lions begin the 2014 campaign with a win over the University of Connecticut, 45-29. The defense however is going to be a work in progress the season for the Nittany Lions. It seemed that every time PSU gained momentum the defense would give up a huge play. Despite the porous defense, ROLB Mike Hull and MLB Corey Tyson each sacked the quarterback twice, with Hull getting 10 Tackles and Tyson getting 9. Tyson would also have a FF in the game. Quarterback Paul Jones, coming off a bigtime injury last year, completed only 16 of 32 passes with 3 drive killing interceptions. He did throw for two touchdowns and ran for over 100 yards out of the option formation. HB Robert Pennington rushed for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns and senior TE Derrick Robinson caught 5 passes for 76 yards. The opening week is always a tough one for new players and it showed on the PSU side. Not much rest, next week the Oregon State Beavers come into Happy Valley, and it will be a huge game for both sides. OSU is coming off a loss to Boise in Week 1, so they will be hungry
Growing Pains The Buckeyes open the season in less-than-spectacular fashion. The Buckeyes show some gang tackling on the Bulldog halfback. The Ohio State Buckeyes start their season off with a victory Between the Hedges as they win in Athens, 17-10. The Dynasty Wire believes that we barely won or that our play wasn't too shabby. I don't agree. We played our hearts out. Sure, Georgia might not have stacked up with us on paper but they played lights out on both sides of the ball. They made us earn this victory as we get prepared to face the #1 USC Trojans next week in Columbus.Taylor Graham looks to be the key to our season. He really improved his accuracy and is now at a 97 in that rating. He threw some pretty passes that were on the money. Whether they were darts or he floated them in, he got them there. He ended up 12-17 for 178 yards and 1 touchdown. James Louis, took the role of Corey Brown who stepped into the #2 WR spot. Louis grabbed 4 catches for 84 yards and the touchdown catch. Ross Hunter was pretty much bottled up by the #1 CB from Georgia but managed to get 3 catches for 36 yards. Kevin Anderson, the TE we signed this past season, grabbed 2 balls for 21 yards but missed a wide open catch in the end zone which would have been his first career touchdown. You can view that in Diddy's "Come on man" thread. Rod Smith had a very hard time running the ball. It seemed like every play, the Bulldogs were in our backfield making tackles. Smith didn't get it going until the 3rd and 4th quarters. He did end up with 88 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown run.Our defense is legit. We have speed and talent all over the field. We also have experience to compliment that. Christian Bryant continued his play-making and showed why you shouldn't throw to his side as he made his 1st interception of the season. David Madison, made 3 sacks on the day and led the team in tackles with 8. Adam Blount is the anchor in this defense and he was the player of the game with 7 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. Other new players I like are Jesse McKnight and Geoff Thomas, both are commits from last season and both now start.Rod Smith tries to get around his lineman.Joe Louis celebrates after scoring a touchdown.
WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIS RIGHTPurdue beats the Pigs at the buzzer 45-42The Purdue Boilermakers played a pretty bad game. There was no way they should have won. But they did. Jonathan Linkenhimer's 46 yard dagger ended an offensive slugfest. Purdue was down 21 before they knew it in the first half. Coach Sdid knew the only way they had a chance was to keep putting the ball in the air. The Results 5 td passes and 4 interceptions. Sean Robinson was not on today despite throwing for 4 TD's and over 500 yards. He threw all 4 of those picks. He was knocked out the game shortly and the Fab Five QB Jon Hill came in calmly and threw a 2 yard TD pass to put the Boilers within 7. This drive took place after Arkansas had the ball and was in the redzone, their HB broke one up the middle inside the 10 yard line when EJ Johnson ran him down and stripped him and the Boilers recovered. On the ensuing kickoff Purdue opted for the onside kick, Arkansas easily recovered. Purdue held and forced a 50 yard FG it went wide left and the Boilers were in business. Robinson was able to hit Barrett Graham for the tying score with 30 ticks left on the clock. Arkansas would go to the air three times and waste a bunch of time. They ended having to punt with seconds left and the Arkansas punter shanked one horribly giving the Boilers the ball on the Razorback 29 yard line. Enter the Sandman - Jonathan Linkenhimer drills a 46 yarder with no time left to end the 17-0 Boiler run in the 4th quarter for the win. Notable PerformancesTravis Mayo 4 cathces 109 yards 3 TD'sBarrett Graham 8 catches 167 yards 2 TDsCharles Torwudzo 5 catches 111TJ Strippling 10 tacklesEJ Johnson 8 Tackles 1 FF 1 INTscenes from the gameStrippling gave the Boilers a Boost with this BlastMayo mosses a PigLink kicks another Walk Off
ANN ARBOR EPIC
RS Fr CB Lance Jones Denies Oregon On Last Play
In front of a record setting crowd, RS Fr QB Michael Thompson guided the Wolverines to a huge win over Oregon, 19-14. Thompson was stellar through the air, 15-19 for 158 yards, without an INT. He did however cough up the ball inside the Oregon 5 with 4 minutes remaining in the 4th, tied 14-14. The Michigan D bailed him out 2 plays later with a sack and safety by OLB Jason Turner. This would be the deciding points as Mich was able to turn back the Ducks on the goaline on the last play.
HB Russ Terrell got the game ball for his 130 yards and 2 TD performance on 20 carries. New starting SS Jordan Clemons was all over the field with 11 tackles, 10 solo. Kelvin Poole, 1 tkl 0 picks, was big with 3 pass deflections. JUCO transfer DT Steven Mason showed his versatility with a pick while dropping into coverage on a zone blitz.
Michigan gets no time to celebrate as rival Notre Dame welcomes the Wolverines to South Bend week 2.
TAKE A KNEEOregon State upsets #4 Penn State in Happy Valley in final secondsOregon State came into Happy Valley without much hope. They just got done getting ripped apart on defense against Boise State in Boise, and the next game on the schedule wasn't any easier. Penn State rolled into the game with a #4 rankings and a Heisman hopeful in QB Paul Jones. The shocking part of this game wasn't that freshman Mike Fagan caught 2 balls for over 120 yards or that Malcolm Marable has his first regular-season 100 yard game in over a year. No, the biggest surprise was the defense. They picked off Paul Jones 4 times (twice in the endzone) and did a great job containing Penn States running game. Coach MG addressed the media after the game. "I am extremely pleased with the effort shown by our defense today. We knew we had a huge challenge coming here to play, and the boys were up for it. That goaline stance in the final seconds was historical for this school and this team. That series of plays will go down in Oregon State history. HUGE WIN."TEAM LEADERSPassingPenn State: Paul Jones 18-31 365 yards 1 touchdown 4 interceptionsOregon State: Sean Mannion 9-12 194 yards 2 touchdowns 1 interceptionRushingPenn State: Robert Pennington: 15 attempts 48 yards 1 touchdownOregon State: 17 attempts 103 yards 1 touchdownReceivingPenn State: Alex Kenney 4 receptions 137 yards 1 touchdownOregon State: Tim Fagan 2 receptions 121 yards 2 touchdownsDefensive StandoutsPenn State: MLB Mike Hull 7 tackles 1 interceptionOregon State: OLB Michael Doctor 3 tackles 2 interceptions
Great game MG..just couldn't get it going til late..
Yeah you had my number in the second half, good game!
Defense leads the Way for Trojans
COLUMBUS- The Southern Cal defense forced four turnovers and kicker Derek Clark kicked four field goals as the Trojans defeated Ohio State 19-7 in their season opener. The Buckeyes bullied their way down the field on a physical drive to take a 7-0 lead after Calvin McCollum’s four yard touchdown run. USC answered on a scoring drive of their own, capped by Dillion Baxter’s three yard score up the gut. Both defenses dominated from that point but four Ohio State turnovers gave USC short fields to get into scoring range, where Clark capitalized with a perfect 4 for 4 effort in field goal attempts. Quarterback Jesse Scroggins was solid for the Trojans, compeleting 11 of 17 for 196 yards
Gg you deserved to win. Should never be in position to win when you commit 4 turnovers.
Penn State Holds on against Rivals
Today the Penn State defense displayed its youth. The young secondary didn't match up well against rival Pitt. The game was a see saw battle until the third quarter when PSU jumped ahead by two touchdowns, unfortunately the defense couldn't get a key stop. Pittsburgh would go up by 3 with less than a minute to go. PSU QB Paul Jones would throw a strike to speedster Alex Kenney, Kenney would scamper to get the ball inside the redzone. Then another throw to TE Derrick Robinson would put the ball inside the 2 yard line. HB Robert Patterson would take it from there scoring with :13 seconds left on the clock. Next up is a bye week for PSU before the big game at the Shoe.
POWELL SAVES MICHIGAN IN NEYLAND
The newly crowned #1 ranked team Michigan went into hostile Knoxville, TN and got all they could handle with the Volunteers. The offense was sputtering badly in the 1st half with drive killing penalties and fumbles. The UT defense was fast and aggressive and stymied the Wolverine run game (Terrell was held to 3.6 YPC on 14 carries). Without much of an answer, the Wolverines turned to RS Jr WR Ryan Powell and he delivered big time. Trailing 6-3 after the first half, QB Michael Ward saw Powell's man come on a CB blitz and quickly tossed it to him before the safety could make a play on the ball. Powell slipped the tackle and was off for a 86 yard TD. That gave Mich the lead at 10-6 but UT would tack on another FG on it's next drive. Coach Radio had seen enough of Ward and decided to give Marcus Thompson a shot behind center. On his first pass he found Powell on a quick in route and Powell did the rest, taking it 59 yards for another TD and a 17-9 lead.
On UT's next drive, the RB would put the ball on the ground and MLB Harris was there for the scoop and score from 40 yards away, 24-9. Tennessee would tack on a TD late but ran out of time on a comeback. Final: 24-15.
USC Blasts Washington
SEATTLE- Southern Cal put together as complete an effort as they have had under Coach Tuco with a 51-0 destruction of the Huskies in the Pac 10 opener for both teams. Cornerback John Calhoun had two pick-sixes as the defense forced UDub quarterback Nick Montana into four interceptions. The USC running game churned out 242 rushing yards, which was highlighted by the first career touchdown from quarterback Vernon Triplett. Triplett showed his speed by sprinting 52 yards for a score on an option keeper in the fourth quarter.
Buckeyes Roll Against In-State FoeOhio State takes care of Miami University, 38-13.Back-ups getting reps is the story of the day. Kevin Johnson RB gets some clock.
Not much to say about this one as the Buckeyes cruised to a much needed pick up win after tasting defeat against USC. The Ohio State 1st stringers were pulled with a minute to go in the 2nd quarter as the lead got out of hand, 31-0. Miami would quickly put together a scoring drive against the 2nd teamers, 31-3. We had some big recruits visiting for this game so hopefully the blowout victory will give us some points and commits.
Taylor Graham was perfect, 7-7 for 164 yards and a touchdown. Calvin McCollum was 2-2 for 34 yards passing and ran 5 times for 15 yards. McCollum will be battling redshirt JUCO Phil Harrison. Rod Smith was disgustingly disgusting as he ran 11 times for 136 yards and 4 touchdowns. He got the call to come back in the game when 3rd string RB Kevin Johnson had to take a breather. Since Eddie Chambers was injured for the game, Smith came back in and scored from 4 yards out. Kevin Johnson got his first reps of he year and ran 9 times for 36 yards. Corey Brown was a gamebreaker in the receiving game finally with 2 receptions for 82 yards and 1 touchdown. Kevin Anderson(FR TE) caught 3 balls for 42 yards.
Rod Smith sees daylight and hits the hole hard. The next big thing at receiver for tOSU? Deon Hill has some major talents.
BOILERS WIN BORE FESTPurdue beat CMU in their home opener. There wasnt much energy to the game. Sean Robinson threw 4 int's in the game and the Boilers still one. Charles Torwudzo scored the only offensive TD in the game. However, he was held to just under 100 yards receiving. Ryan Russell paced the defensive effort with 4 sacks on the game. Russell jars it loose
COMING OUT PARTY, SORT OF
Thompson Keeps And Goes 84 Yards For Six
Michigan's RS Frosh QB Marcus Thompson showed his arm in the first few weeks of the season. Against Wisconsin, he showed hoe brilliant he can be with his feet. TD runs of 84 and 79 yards propelled him to a 203 yard rushing game on just SIX carries. His arm, however, took a big step backward with a 4-10, 3INT performance. That wasn't enough for the Badgers as they succumbed 35-6 to the Wolverine rushing attack. Michigan rolled up 507 yards of total offense with 332 coming on the ground.
HB Terrell had his struggles only amassing 40 yards on 14 carries. He seemed to be the focus and that allowed Thompson to have his career day. WR Powell again made his few opportunities count as his 3 receptions went for 132 yards including a 71 yard TD. DE Smith had a nice day with 3 tkl's, 2 being sacks. No Mich defender had more than 6 tackles as it was a nice team effort with the backups getting plenty of PT as well.
Some bad news for Mich came when starting LT Frosh Ike Wade went down with an injury and will be out 5 weeks. Soph Brent Black will take over but he and RT Chris Howard are the only 2 Tackles left on the roster.
The #1 ranked Wolverines travel to Minnesota week 6 before In-State Showdown with Soarty week 7.
BIG GAME JONES
The Penn State Nittany Lions were left for dead before this weeks game. After a tough home loss three weeks ago to the OSU Beavers, the Nittany Lions seemed to be exposed. But after a big win in week 3 and then a bye week, it seems like the coaching staff has regrouped. The Nittany Lions have developed a few more wrinkles in their offensive gameplan and with the likes of QB Paul Jones running them, the team has come almost full circle. Jones was a key factor in the victory of tOSU at the shoe. He would not only secure the rock, but he would lead his team to a big upset of the 10th ranked Buckeyes. Now I wonder if Coach CA knows who he is? ... The run game wasn't spectacular but it was good enough to get the W, 24-14. The Defense was the biggest surprise as they really slowed down a potent OSU offense. Next up for PSU is a tough home game versus the Wildcats.
Who the F are (N)U??!
The Nittany Lions were out for blood..twice..as they defeated the Wildcats 59-21 in game 1 of a two game series. Servers must have messed up. In the second game PSU wasn't as spotless but still wins 62-36. Paul Jones was again the story of the afternoon. This guy will soon be in the hunt for the Heisman. As the season keeps on trucking the biggest question is the PSU defense. This game PSU had a harder time stopping an up tempo offense. Northwestern would end up running no huddle nearly all game (game 1). Paul Jones would run for over 100 yards and throw for over 300. The Nittany Lions will be facing a tough stretch in the coming weeks, and will need PJ to continue to play like he has.
hahah..well you wondered who he was
Next time....ask Cimmy.
Ohio State gets back on track with a win over Mississippi State, 31-13. We drilled the thought of running the ball into our team this week in practice. It paid off, big time. I don't know if we ran so good because Mississippi State was horrible or if our line is finally coming into its own. There is no reason we shouldn't dominate. Our line is disgustingly good. Rod Smith went off today grabbing 200 yards on 22 carries. Taylor Graham threw for 170 yards with no interceptions and 3 touchdowns. Ross Hunter caught 2 touchdowns and James Louis hauled in a 70 yard catch for a touchdown. Adam Blount beasted the Bulldog runners with 10 tackles and Christian Bryant nabbed a great interception.
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