Season 5 Week 9

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  1. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    Welcome to Week 9!
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    =============== Utah Utes (3-3) ===============
    Last week, Utah won 45-25 against Arizona (5-2).
    This week, the Utes travel to Stanford to face the Stanford Cardinal (3-4).
    In recruiting news, the following Utah targets have announced their decisions:
    - (****) CB Jason Bullock has committed to Notre Dame
    =============== #5 UCF Knights (5-0) ===============
    Last week, UCF won 65-13 against Memphis (3-5).
    This week, the Knights travel to Houston to face the Houston Cougars (4-2).
    In recruiting news, the following UCF targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) LG Jeff Daniels has committed to Florida
    =============== #7 LSU Tigers (7-1) ===============
    Last week, LSU won 48-17 against Ole Miss (4-4).
    This week, the Tigers will host New Mexico State (2-6).
    In recruiting news, the following LSU targets have announced their decisions:
    - (****) CB Jason Bullock has committed to Notre Dame
    =============== #24 North Texas Mean Green (4-2) ===============
    Last week, North Texas won 32-0 against ECU (3-3).
    This week, the Mean Green travel to Tulsa to face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-3).
    =============== #8 USC Trojans (7-1) ===============
    Last week, USC won 28-24 against Notre Dame (5-2).
    This week, the Trojans will host Washington State (3-3).
    =============== Old Dominion Monarchs (0-6) ===============
    Last week, Old Dominion lost 35-13 against Troy (3-4).
    This week, the Monarchs travel to West Point to face the Army Black Knights (4-2).
    In recruiting news, the following Old Dominion targets have announced their decisions:
    - (***) LT Brian Johnson has committed to Akron
    - (***) RE Scott Dailey has committed to Old Dominion
    - (****) HB Kyle Brown has committed to Vanderbilt
     
  2. BPHusker

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    LSU STEAMROLLS HAPLESS NEW MEXICO STATE

    On the legs of their RBs, LSU completely destroyed a very undermanned Aggies team. Heisman Trophy Candidate Ricky Childress led the way with 301 yards rushing and 3TDs, with backup RB Pearson and starting QB Jennings adding just under 200.

    The game was out of hand early with LSU up 28-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Tiger defense was all over the place intercepting 6 passes on the day. (All interceptions except for 1 was supersimmed). LSU had some turnover problems of their own, but with the game well in hand it didn't matter. LSU has a bye next week, but then faces a talented Alabama team in Tuscaloosa.

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  3. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    Utah Knocks off Reeling Stanford 49-28
    Brandon Cox Lost For Season
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    Palo Alto, CA- TJ McCormick showed he can carry the offense Saturday, and unfortunately he may need to for the rest of the season. Senior QB and emotional leader Brandon Cox went down with a torn labrum and will miss the next seven weeks.

    "Obviously we will continue to evaluate him, and try to get him back for the bowl game, but it looks like-right now he's done for the season. We don't want to do anything that would jeopardize his draft status and rush him back."

    TJ McCormick becomes the unofficial leader of the Utah offense and the Senior RB showed Saturday he can handle the increased work load. McCormick carried 25 times for 205 yards and 3 scores. Conner Manning stepped in on Saturday and was efficent at 7/9 for 91 yards 0 TD's and 1 pick. His lack of mobility was on display however, as he carried 4 times for (-3) yards.

    Right now the top candidates to replace Cox are 2 true freshmen and redshirt senior Conner Manning; Matt Harris and Courtney Wyatt. Harris and Wyatt are both excellent runners and a bit raw as passers, but may keep the Utah offense moving in the same manner as the past 2 seasons. Manning is a true pocket passer and an excellent student of the game who would make the Utah offensive strength throwing the ball.

    "We figure to have an open competition this week in practice, I don't know who is going to get the nod right now, and even when we do figure it out you guys (the media) won't know until they line up on the field."

    Matt Harris is a 6'3" athlete from San Bruno, CA with electric speed and elusiveness and a live arm. He played QB, WR, RB, DB and returned kicks for the San Bruno Steamers in high school. He is an athletic specimen and it took several weeks for the Utah staff to decide his best position.

    Courtney Wyatt joined Utah from Rodney Village, DE and was a man among boys in the small state. He doesn't have the overall speed of Harris, but he is more elusive and has better wiggle. He was recruited as a QB and not an athlete so he is a little bit ahead in the maturation of his game, but possibly not enough to get him the nod over the more athletic Harris.

    Conner Manning, despite being a redshirt senior is the most unknown of this group. He had a little playing time under the previous administration, but their focus was on a traditional QB. Since Coach Jenkins came in he has been second fiddle to Cox and really only played in mop-up duty. He has spent loads of time in the film room and is, without question, the headiest of the 3 potential starters.

    The coaches will have a very tough decision over the next few days before the kickoff with #10 UCLA.
     

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