Season 5 Game Recaps

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  1. Abominatrix

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    New-Look Bears Down Purdue, 45-21

    After back-to-back national championship-winning QB Boehm went 1st overall in the NFL draft, many wondered what the new Bears offense would look like coming into 2016. Many skill players from those teams left to go to the NFL, so Coach Natrix's recruits would finally be contributing in a significant manner. However, there was still one QB left on the roster that wasn't recruited by Natrix - Zach Kline. Would he live up to the amazing QB legacy at Cal? The season opener against Purdue, owners of the "Cradle of Quarterbacks" tradition, would serve to answer many of these questions.

    The Boilermakers won the toss and elected to defer, so the Bears' offense took the field to begin the game after the kickoff. QB Kline connected with WR Davis for a 13 yard completion for his first pass as the starter. The Purdue defense stiffened up, though, forcing a 3rd and 6 from the Bears' 30 yard line. California showed that their knack for the big play was still with the team when Kline hit a wide open WR Treggs on a 5 yard out, leaving him in a footrace to the endzone with CB Brown. Treggs showed off his world class speed by accelerating right past Brown for a 64 yard TD reception. The Boilers' offense responded with a physical running drive, but were stopped on 3rd and short just into California territory, forcing a punt. Kline and the Bears moved down the field again, but a clutch red zone interception stalled the drive. The rejuvenated Purdue offense took 2 plays to go 80 yards for a score, ending with a 35 yard scamper by HB Knauf. California's offense came back onto the field and kept moving the ball, ending the 1st. 7-7 Tie.

    Aided by a facemask penalty, the Bears were able to finish their drive with a 12 yard TD strike to Treggs on 3rd down. The Boilers came back with a lengthy drive of their own, but MLB Davis stepped in front of an out on the Cal 20 to swing the momentum. The Bears would take the rest of the clock away on their final drive of the half, but a stout red zone defense by Purdue forced a short field goal. 17-7 Cal.

    Purdue came out swinging in the 2nd half with a 7 play, 66 yard TD drive ending with a TD plunge by FB Gibson. Kline and the Bears met the challenge when QB Kline dropped a perfect pass in to WR Davis on a 46 yard flag pattern. QB Appleby didn't back down, connecting on the 4 first pass plays of the next Boilermaker drive before handing it off to HB Knauf, who busted through the middle of the Cal defense for a 20 yard dive. The Bears' running game took over for the next drive, contributing 3 rushes of 13, 7, and 11 to help the Bears down the field. HB Wallace punched the ball in from the 2 yard line as time expired. 31-21 Cal.

    The Boilermakers had played mistake-free ball through 3 quarters for the most part, but sensing the time winding down, they were forced to take more risks. QB Appleby paid dearly for one of these risks when he attempted to hit WR Raymond down the right sideline. SS Lewis readjusted his coverage at the last second, stepping in front of WR Raymond for a late game INT. Kline smelled the blood in the water, and the Bears passing game got new life. After threading the needle on the right sideline to WR Treggs for 26 yards, Kline hit a sprinting WR Davis in the uncovered intermediate middle. FS Donald Cook didn't have the legs to keep up, as Davis ran untouched into the endzone to make it a 3 score game. The Boilermakers went full pass after that, moving down the field successfully, but CB Clark stepped in front of another out on the Cal 10 yard line and took it back to the house, ending any hopes of a comeback. SS Lewis added another INT of a desperation pass, and Kline kneeled away the rest of the clock. 45-21 Cal.

    QB Kline - 16/22, 401 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
    HB Wallace - 18 att, 108 yards, 1 TD
    WR Treggs - 5 rec, 145 yards, 2 TDs
    WR Davis - 3 rec, 103 yards, 2 TDs

    QB Appleby - 12/16, 182 yards, 3 INTs
    HB Knauf - 14 att, 108 yards, 2 TDs
    WR Raymond - 4 rec, 102 yards

    GG -Cougars-, I really enjoyed playing that one (as much as I hate getting run on).
     
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  2. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Soldier Swarm Lays the Smack Down

    The Black Knights played host to the NIU Huskies to open the season for both teams. Army came out in the Black and Camo uniforms, opening the year in the AP top 10 for the first time in the modern era. NIU got the ball first but their drive stalled and they were forced to punt. NIU's punter would have a terrible day, averaging only 23.8 yards per kick and giving Army too good of field position. The Black Knight offense took the field and promptly put together a TD drive, mixing the run and pass until Johnny Patton connected with Chaz Matthews on a fade route from the two yard line for a 7-0 lead. After a defensive stop, Army would get the ball back and again march down the field, but Patton would throw an INT in the endzone to stall the drive, one of 2 picks he had in the first half. Army's soldier swarm defense was absolutely dominant despite the early struggles of the QB and the Black Knights would manage a 51 yard FG to take a 10-0 lead into the break.

    The Black Knights got the ball to open the second half but would be forced to punt as NIU started showing signs of life. Unfortunately, NIU would give the ball back and Army's bulldozer, Hayden Tippett would rumble in for a 15 yard TD. NIU would then throw an interception to give the ball back to the Black Knights. NIU was down 17 late in the third and badly needed their defense to get them back in the game. After forcing a 3rd and 3 at the 20, NIU had their chance to stay in it, but when Patton faked the handoff and froze the linebackers, Anthony Payne found space on a post route and Patton rifled in his second TD pass of the game all but putting the game out of reach. NIU, having just taken the knockout blow, turned it over twice more in the 4th quarter and couldn't stop the Army rushing attack from putting the ball in the endzone twice more before the final whistle.

    On the day, Army held NIU to 6 for 20 passing, 81 yards of total offense, and just 1 of 11 on 3rd downs. They also recorded 5 sacks and 4 interceptions on a long afternoon for Huskies Quarterbacks.

    GG Jamie your guys just didnt have the horses, my HB punished your front 7 and your offense just couldn't get enough space against the speed of my D.
     
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    First Win a Close One

    Arizona State starts off the 2016 season with a close win over Stanford.

    ASU 21
    Stanford 20

    A young Arizona St team went into Palo Alto and came out on top. The Cardinal struck 1st on a 6 yard run by RB B. Sanders Jr as Stanford blanks ASU in the 1st 7-0. In the 2nd the Sun Devils would tie it up on a 9 yard TD pass by QB D. Lee to WR O. Marshall. Stanford would answer back with a 12 yard TD run by B. Sanders Jr and also would add a FG to go up 17-7 at the half. ASU finally scores in the 3rd on a 7 yard run by CB S. Rogers to pull ASU within 3 points. Stanford adds a FG late in the 3rd 20-14 Stanford after 3. ASU would score the final TD of the game on a long drive by pounding the ball to RB c. Beck who would top off the drive on a 2 yard TD run. ASU defense would end all hopes for Stanford with an INT by CB T. Porter. The Sun Devils held B. Sanders Jr to only 48 yards on 12 attempts but Sanders had 2 TDs. The ASU defense buckled down in the 2nd half only allowing 3 points to an explosive offense. Next week is the home opener as the #1 team in the country the Cal Golden Bears come to town.

    Player of the game
    RB C. Beck 23 att. 121 yards, 1 TD
     
  4. Automatik

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    LSU defense steps up in 28-14 W over Virginia
    Virginia's QB David Watford came into the game as the hottest QB in the nation completing all 11 of his passes in week 1 while posting a QB rating of 310+. So coach Heisenberg's main focus during the week was to find ways to confuse and make the QB uncomfortable he and the defense succeeded by forcing 5 INTs and sacking Watford 4 times in the W. Another bright spot for the Tigers was RB sensation, Lamarr Russell, who carried the offense on his shoulders to the tune of 170 yards on 19 carries.
    The Cavs started off the game with the ball and drove down the field converting 3rd down after 3rd down, they would eventually punch it in from 1 yard out for the 1st points of the game. RB Russell and the offense took the field and marched down the field with relative ease matching the TD scored by the Cavs. 7-7
    The second quarter is when LSU's defense stepped up. After a drive that ended with a missed 53 yard FG, LOLB Stanford stepped in front of Watford's pass and took it back 34 yards for the score. Another 3 and out forced a Tigers punt but once again LSU confused Watford picking him off for the 3rd time and 2nd pick 6 of the quarter.
    A 5 min drive to start the 2nd half which ended in a 18 yard Russell TD catch basically ended the Cavaliers hopes of mounting a comeback.
    Key stat: +4 Turnover differential
    This one was over when: DT Johnson stepped in front of TE Wheeler preventing a Cavs TD in the final seconds of the 3rd quarter.
    Player of the game: Lamarr Russell- 19 carries 170 yards 1 TD, 1 rec 18 yards 1 TD
    GG GMONEY 15 it was just one of those games where my guys caught the INt and your guys dropped them.
     
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  5. GMONEY 15

    GMONEY 15 2015 BCS Champs

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    Win or lose it's always a good battle when playing you. You play SIM and you mix up your plays on both sides of the ball. I wish more people did that. :D Anyways your D made the plays and it seemed like my D played in Spurts. Oh yes when that DT jumped up and snagged that pick in the 3rd QTR, I knew I had basically no chance in this one.

    GG and best of luck the rest of the season bro.
     
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  6. Automatik

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    Thanks man, appreciate that. I always try to step my game up vs you(one of the best/consistent SIM guys I've played). Wish I could do the same vs Abominatrix though :(.

    Anyways GL the rest of the way man.
     
  7. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Yeah, gmoney and abominatrix are both friggin tough to beat, thats a nice win automatik!
     
  8. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Coach Wilfiger was unavailable 2 nights in a row......

    Army 52
    Rutgers 0

    Johnny Patton completed 19 of 21 passes for 290 yards and 5 TDs as the black knights cruised to an easy win at home over Rutgers.
     
  9. Abominatrix

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    Cal Burns Sun Devils, 52-21

    California's visit to freshly ranked #22 ASU was not the welcoming party that Tempe expected. Having avoided the Bears on the schedule the year prior, the young ASU team was eager to sustain their momentum (having beat #3 Stanford the week before) and to show the Pac-12 Champs what they were made of. However, fresh off a dominant shutout performance at DA SEC Florida, the Bears came in with unshakable confidence.

    California won the toss and elected to defer to the 2nd half. All-purpose star and true freshman CB Rogers lined up in the ASU endzone to receive the kick, and the Bears were quickly reminded why he was a presence on the offensive side of the ball. Rogers used only subtle, quick moves to finagle his way straight down the middle of the field on the return, sprinting past trailing Bears for a 97 yard opening touchdown, igniting the crowd. QB Kline snapped up his helmet, knowing that the team needed to respond immediately. He wouldn't get the opportunity, as true freshman HB Johnson responded for the Bears. He caught the ensuing kickoff 8 yards deep in his endzone, and took a crack at his own return. 3 quick cuts were all the freshman needed to outrun the Sun Devils' special teamers, tying the game up at 7 apiece. Things returned (ha) to normal after that, and the Sun Devils took the field on offense. Their opening drive was halted by a swim move and brutal hit from DT Ryan "Hawaiian" Gaither on a misdirection dive play. DT Dorsey recovered the fumble after a pile up, and QB Kline had his first opportunity of the game in tremendous field position. He capitalized on his position, finding WR Davis in the back of the endzone for a 11 yard TD. The Bears defense stepped up again, forcing a 3 and out on the next ASU drive. After some intermediate passing from Kline, HB Wallace got the edge on the ASU defense 22 yards out, and scampered in for a score. True freshman QB Lee regained his confidence, moving the Sun Devils down the field through the air, culminating in a 5 yard TD pass on 3rd down. The ball went back to the Bears, and they began moving the ball - clearly in a groove - to end the quarter. 21-14 Cal.

    California started the 2nd off with a bang by calling a play action deep ball to WR Treggs, who caught it over a late safety and pranced into the endzone for a 41 yard strike. ASU looked to CB Rogers again for a big play, and he provided one - for the other team. Lining up in a wildcat formation, the Sun Devils faked run and Rogers pulled up to pass. The unfooled Cal defense crushed the pocket while keeping good coverage, and Rogers booted out to the right under heavy pressure and tried to force a ball in. CB Brown picked him off, giving the Bears great field position once again. Kline would waste no time moving the Bears down the shortened field, finishing the drive with a threaded needle to TE Johnson on the edge of the goal line. ASU got back on the field and started moving successfully, but QB Lee was a bit late on a deep ball down the middle, as FS Barrow undercut the ball and returned in near midfield. California's offense ate away the rest of the clock with their final drive, but a goal line stand by ASU forced a field goal. 38-14 Cal.

    Cal came out like they always come out of the half - with a TD drive. This one was quicker than usual, when wrinkle QB Jones took an option around the edge for a 36 yard TD run. The Sun Devils went into full passing mode, but a shook up QB Lee had a hard time connecting with receivers. He was picked off again in the drive after Cal's, and HB Wallace and the O-line pounded their way to another TD. Lee responded with a TD drive through the air, but the imposing California running game ate away 4 minutes of clock in between drives. Lee returned to throwing the rock around, but a final interception to DT Dorsey put the game in the books. 52-21 Cal.

    QB Kline: 12/14, 182 yards, 3 TDs
    HB Wallace: 23 att, 154 yards, 2 TDs
    WR Treggs: 6 rec, 116 yards, 1 TD

    QB Lee: 16/28, 197 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs, 3 att, 25 yards
    HB Beck: 8 att, 17 yards, 2 rec, 26 yards
    WR Wright: 8 rec, 113 yards, 2 TDs

    GG qclassic 22, you've got a lot of good looking freshmen on your team...but they're exactly that - freshmen. I'm excited to see what you can do in a couple of years, and I hope to see you again in the P12CG THIS year! Beat USC!
     
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  10. qclassic 22

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    Abominatrix thanks good game to you too. I gotta lot of work to do if I wanna compete. You're well deserved of that #1 spot. See ya down the line
     
  11. Jamie

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    NIU 33 UMass 31

    NIU under Coach Wolf was 0-4 against Top 25 teams in the 5 years he has been there, including a heartbreaking last second loss to ASU the week before. But this NIU team has something that his previous teams did not have. Playmakers on offense. Coach Wolf, by admission is a defensive coach. But when your defense isn't as good as years past, something has to give.

    NIU rode a hot offense to a 24-7 lead and 24-14 lead at halftime, then got a big play on the final drive to get in position for the game winning field goal. A game I wish could have been televised. Really good game that I can not justify with my writing.

    UMass struck first on a 35 yard run by their Quarterback on an awesome read option play. NIU came right back and scored on a 64 yard touchdown strike, Nick Miller to Greg Miller. The defense forced a punt and NIU scored at the beginning of the Second quarter for a 14-7 lead. A pick thrown by Palmer and NIU extended the lead to 21-7 on a touchdown.

    UMass made their comeback in a huge third quarter. After NIU took the opening kick and got a field goal, UMass scored two straight touchdowns of their own, to give UMass a 28-27 lead.

    After Vandermuelen hit a 33 yard field goal to begin the fourth, both defenses tightened up. But UMass would not quit. Down two with a little over 4 minutes left, the UMass offense used a methodical drive to get into better positiion and to wind the clock. But NIU was able to hold them to a field goal with just over a minute left to get the ball back.
     
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  12. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Sounds like a great game Jamie and Five_Fifs

    games like that make me wish there was a spectator mode!
     
  13. Jamie

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    Was a really good, fun game to play.
     
  14. qclassic 22

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    The Sun Devils bounce back after a 2 game losing streak and beat the Beavers 20-10. All purpose man S. Rogers left his mark on the game scoring the 1st 2 TDs for ASU on a 4 yard TD catch in the 1st Qtr and a 35 yard TD catch in the 2nd to put ASU up 14-3 at halftime. Both team would trade TDs in the 3rd the Sun Devils on a 2 yard run by RB C. Beck and Or St on a 67 yard run by K. Turner but ASU miss the EP to bring the score to 20-10 ASU. Both defenses locked down in the 4th with neither team scoring.
     
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    ASU dominated the Bruins to pick up win number 5 on the season. The Sun Devils scored a TD in all 4 Qtrs. In the 1st D. Lee found B. Wright for a 17 yard TD pass to put ASU up 7-0. In the 2nd CB S. Roger returned an Int 91 yards for a TD just before halftime to go up 14-0. In the 3rd RB C. Beck took it in from 4 yards out to make it 21-0 foing into the 4th. In the 4th RB P. Bryant scored on a 9 yard TD run. The Sun Devil defense was dominate for the 1st time this year led by CB. S. Rogers who had 2 Ints 1 for a TD and MLB B. Owens who had 6 tackles including 2 sacks. ASU gets their 1st back to back win of the season which seems to be the right time to get rolling. Next week is a road trip to Colorado to face the Buffaloes.
     
  16. Jamie

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    Gentlemen, I apologize with the lack of summaries from me. Full time school and full time work is killing me. But, this is the last week of school so Season 6 will be better fo sho. With that being said, I give to you a rundown of my year.

    After going 1-2 in user games and being super stoked that I beat top 25 UMass, I was ready to defend my MAC Title. I had never gone without a loss in conference play, and with expectations being so high, felt the pressure immediately.

    vs Miami U: A team that always plays me tough. This year was no different. We had not established our identity yet. So this game was tougher than it probably should have been. Our defense is not as strong as year's past. Giving up 28 points was not a welcome sight but the ability to put up 38 had the coaching staff a little at ease.

    @ Ohio: Another game that was closer than the final score would say. A 10 point win is not huge by any stretch. But that just shows the difference in skill level from NIU compared to the rest of the MAC. Admittedly, we sleep walked through much of the season. Not because of boredom, just the level of ability in the MAC. At one point the conference seemed like just a step below from being elite. But NIU and Bowling Green are the only 2 that are even in the conversation right now. 24-14 NIU

    @ Toledo: A game I did not play and was rather pissed about forgetting. But my team came through with a last second field goal for the 30-28 victory.

    Western Michigan: Maybe the level of competition was worse or maybe the coaches finally realized how to use them but the defense would finally show what they were made of. They couldn't have had better timing. NIU was down 7-3 and driving when starting QB Nick Miller went down for the season with a broken collarbone. The fans were devistated but the coaching staff new what a back up they had. Walt Terrell does not have the play making ability of Miller, but same arm and accuracy. We scored 24 unanswered to win 27-7.

    Buffalo: 28-7 winner. Buffalo was once a fierce competitor. Now, not so much.

    @ Kent St.: Another sleep walking game for a 17-3 win.

    Ball St.: Rivalry game. But BS doesn't have the same talent as year's before. Didn't matter, the kids came to play. BS was up 7-0 after their first drive and marching down field again with an impressive no huddle attack when Freshman CB. Jonathon Goodman took over. He picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown. Tied at 7. Next drive for BS, Goodman again with a pick 6 and NIU is up 14-7. Next drive, Goodman with a third pick, although he did not take it back for 6, NIU was still able to score a touchdown for a 21-7 lead. In the fourth, Goodman would get his fourth interception of the game and NIU would win 31-13.

    @ Central Michigan: 21-0

    Eastern Michigan: 31-0

    10 game winning streak and 18 straight MAC games won by the Huskies. On their way to Detroit for the MAC Championship.
     
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  17. Automatik

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    Russell shines brightest on biggest stage
    Heisman winner Lamarr Russell danced, dodged and darted his way into the end zone Monday night for 6 TDs in a 48-34 victory, turning the title game into a horrible nightmare for No. 2 Army.

    A year ago the Tigers just seemed happy to be in the championship game and it showed as Cal had their way with them on route to winning their 3rd champioship in 4 years. This year Russell and co. expected to win, playing in the toughest conference in the nation(DA SEC!!!) and defeating 6th ranked Virginia early in the year gave the Tigers the confidence they needed to beat 2nd ranked Army 48-34 in the BCSNC.

    Both teams started off a little shaky as neither were able to get a decent drive going until late in the 1st quarter when LSU QB Joyce found RB Russell for a 9 yard TD and the games opening score. And things got worse for Army as All-American Johnny Patton was intercepted by SS Bray who returned it inside the 20. 3 plays later Russell would find the endzone from 4 yards out and it's 14-0 LSU after one.

    But the Golden Knights being one of the best coached teams in the country answered by scoring 17 unanswered points, thanks largely to WR Harrison 2 TD catches and QB Patton brilliant command of the no-huddle offense. After Harrison's 2nd TD catch(57 yards) that gave Army a 17-14 lead with 16 secs left everyone in the stadium thought that LSU would simply take a knee and be content going into halftime down 3 and receiving the ball to start the half. But the Tigers continued being aggressive as Joyce lined up in the shotgun and hit his TE Gordon for a gain of 21 yards with 10 secs left, on the next play Joyce sent every deep hoping for a someone to get pass the defense and by doing so had most of the field in front of him wide open as he scrambled for 25 yards to the 29 yard line with 1 sec left. In came Senior K Macklin who calmly kicked the 46 yard FG down the middle to tie the game at 17.

    Coming out of halftime you could tell that LSU's head coach Heisenberg made some offensive adjustments. On the very 1st play of the 2nd half Russell took the handoff 75 yards for a LSU TD. He would score once more late in the quarter this time from 51 yards out. But the story of the 3rd was the Tigers defense and their ability to prevent Army from scoring TDs, QB Patton threw for a bunch of yards but also threw 2 of his 4 INTs in the quarter as the Golden Knights were only able to manage to a FG in the 3rd quarter. 31-20

    After a 56 yard FG by LSU's Macklin that gave the Tigers a 14 point lead, QB Patton took his team the length of the field in 1 min capped off by a 7 yard TD pass to his HB Pope to make it a 1 score game. Unphased QB Joyce took advantage of the aggressive Army defense by finding his HB Russell uncovered for another 75 yard TD. Less than 30 secs later the Golden Knights were on the board again thanks to WR Harrison 3rd TD rec of the game. The Tigers offense would try to chew up as much clock as possible but facing 2nd and 13 on his own 22 yard line, Russell took the handoff and sprinted 78 yards for the games clinching score.

    Army's QB Patton torched the Tigers secondary for 515 yards and 4 TDs but I'm sure he'll tell you that his 4 INTs were very uncharacteristic of him and that he wishes he had some of those throws back.

    This one was over when: Russell scored his 6th TD of the game with 1:15 left

    Player of the game: Who else... Lamarr Russell 21 carries 269 yards 4 TDs, 2 catches 84 yards 2 TDs


    ONE MORE YEAR!!!
    Great game Wyrmreaver, that air attack of yours is something else.
     
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  18. Abominatrix

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    ...eh, I can't really say it ain't true :(. Congrats on the NC. It appears that a Heisman winning HB is once again Wyrm's undoing :p
     
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  19. Automatik

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    Thanks man, hopefully next year the voters give you some more love because it just didn't feel right having the defending NC go undefeated and not have a shot at defending their crown.
     
  20. Wyrmreaver

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    this..... What's really funny is in about 3 quarters or a little more of restarts we were in a cumulative 13-10 game and I had mostly shut down his run game. Then we go out and put up over 80 points in a shootout!

    for me the problems were pretty clear. I have recruited elite offensive skill players and it shows, but my line is average and as a whole my defense us pretty average as well. The upside for us is that we should return 10 starters on defense and our biggest stars on offense are all juniors. My letter grades are A offense and B defense and it showed against an elite HB behind a solid offensive line.

    GG Automatik we'll probably do a rematch in the regular season next year. :)
     
  21. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    I agree.... I was happy to get there but thought that it should have been Cal #2 and Army #3
     
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  22. Automatik

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    HAHA awesome
     
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    NIU 21 Bowling Green 17

    The NIU/Bowling Green rivalry is a recent one. Since qclassic 22 was the head man at BG, these two teams have battled for supremacy of the MAC for 4 straight years. All very close, hard fought games; even after Q's departure.

    NIU's strategy was to limit what Heisman hopeful Ben Perry could do with their usual ball control offense and much improved defense since the first of the year.

    NIU was able to do just that as they held Ben Perry to just 76 yards on 20 carries and a TD. Even with the close score, the result was never really in doubt. NIU jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead and held on from there. NIU wins their second straight MAC Championship.

    Godaddy.com Bowl

    NIU jumped on Western Kentucky from the start and held on during a wild fourth quarter flurry to win their second straight Godaddy Bowl.

    It was 31-8 going into the fourth when WKU put together a nice TD scoring drive. 2 point attempt was good to make it 31-15. Onside kick was recovered by WKU and then scored another TD. This time the 2 point attempt failed. 31-21 NIU. At this point there was still 2:30 minutes to go. Another onside kick recovered by WKU but the NIU defense shut them down on 4 straight plays and then just ran out the clock from there.
     
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  24. Automatik

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    And the thing is I expected it to be a high scoring game, I thought it would 31-28 LSU. I Definitely did not expect to hold your offense like I did on the 1st night nor did I expect you to completely destroy my O-line and stop my run game.
    Damn, with you and GMONEY 15 wanting me to visit Virginia I'll have my work cut out for me.:)
     
  25. GMONEY 15

    GMONEY 15 2015 BCS Champs

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    GMONEY 15 wanting me to visit Virginia I'll have my work cut out for me.:)[/quote]

    Automatik
    Once again bro congrats on your title. Your practice time paid off and you deserve it. Honestly, it's a compliment to you and how you play the game. You play to your strengths but you mix up your play calling and that makes it a great battle. Not everyone does that. ooops did I say that? :D I don't normally go around and say who I want to play against as I just let people make the schedules and I play the game. Yes your team is loaded. Yes you play out of the SEC. LSU recruits great all over the Nation. I know that as I have then in our other league. Dam and I just saw that your Stud RB is coming back for a SR season. Heisman winners shouldn't be persuaded. :rolleyes:

    Season #6 should have Army, Cal , Virginia and LSU playing one another. That should be fun.

    Cal and Army both have dominating passing attacks. It's up to everyone else to try and find a way to slow them down as they are loaded on offense. :confused:
    LSU can run the rock with great success and the defending BCS National Champion. ;)
    Virginia can...........Well I can just try and keep up with you big boys. Then I can go and punish the ACC. :cool:

    Just remember one thing fellas. It's a Video game. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. :D
     
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