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Gators Start Title Defense: Blast Ducks55-21The gators earned their #1 Preseason Ranking this Saturday by dismantling an Oregon squad that was picked to finish 3rd in the pac10 this year.The defending champs went down 14-7 after the 1st quarter. Senior QB Dusty Perry rallied the troops and UF dumped 28 on the Ducks in the 2nd quarter.A FG and 3rd quarter TD by Bell sealed it.(RS)Sophomore QB Marvin McNeil saw his real chance at playing time. He ran the read option successfully and ended up with 8 carries for 43yd and TD.#1 RB recruit Derrick Thomas scored a TD in his first college game, he averaged 4.6 ypc.Anothony Meadows, the 6'6 Wideout Rookie phenom, went off in his first game as a Gator. He snagged 2 TD passes and racked up 98 yards receiving.The Defense also deserves some credit. Coach Max is still trying different players in the secondary and must have found a working combo as UF shutout Oregon in the 2nd half.Next week, The Gators travel to Lincoln to take on the #8 Cornhuskers before they hosting Tennessee in Gainesville Week 3.
(0-0) | (0-0) #17 Florida State Seminoles @ #19 Oklahoma SoonersNorman, OKABC(AP) Norman,OK - The Seminoles barely escaped Oklahoma in an ugly 1st test for both teams. The Noles nearly self-destructed in the 1st quarter with an interception returned for a TD to give Oklahoma a 7-0 lead. On the ensuing drive Sophmore QB Michael Johnson completed his 1st pass of the game to TE Tyrone Green but decided he didnt want to keep the ball and loses it giving the ball right back to Oklahoma inside the Noles 30 yard line. The Noles defense stood tall as FS Jason Williams forced a sack fumble and would pick it up and go 78 yards for the game tying TD. Florida State would then go on a run and score 24 unanswered points as they took a 24-7 lead at the half. Oklahoma got 1 hell of a halftime speech from Bob Stoops as they came out slinging the ball all over the field cutting the Noles lead to 24-21, however thats as close as they would get thanks to constant pressure by the Noles defense who had 6 sacks, 3 FF, and an INT. Florida State would add on a FG to go up by 6 and would run out the clock as they win a nail biter 27-21.
Week 1 ACC-SEC Battle
In an early season matchup between two perennial Top 10 teams, Miami looked to derail Georgia's title hopes early. The teams looked pretty evenly matched on paper, but a closer look would show Georgia's starting lineup to have the advantage.
The Bulldogs won the toss and elected to defer. Miami took the kickoff and slowly marched down the field in a methodical style of mixing the run and high percentage passes. It seemed to work ok until they stalled in the red zone and had to settle for a 35 yard FG from Jordan Reid.
Georgia's first offensive possession wouldn't go the way they planned, as just a couple plays in, stud QB John Simmons threw the first of two interceptions. The UGA defense would hold strong again, though, limiting Miami to a 25 yard FG. At the end of the first quarter, Miami led 6-0 with the Bulldogs driving down the field.
Nine seconds into the second quarter, Simmons found WR Lawrence Brown for a 16 yard TD. Following the extra point, UGA took their first lead at 7-6. The teams would trade punts before Miami put together a drive with QB Rodney Landry finding WR Brandon Moore open on a beautiful fade route to give the Canes the lead again at 13-7 with 45 seconds left in the half. On Georgia's first play after the kickoff, Simmons threw his second pick. One play later, Miami HB Tony Brown bullied his way in from 4 yards out. Unfortunately, Brown would get hurt on the play and be out until late in the second quarter. At the half, Miami led 20-7.
Georgia would waste no time in the third quarter, as Simmons would find FB Dominic Perkins streaking down the left sideline. A couple of Miami players went for the big hit and came up empty, allowing Perkins to cruise in for an 80 yard TD, cutting the Miami lead to 6. The remainder of the third quarter resulted in no scoring, but did find Miami's second string HB, Thomas Williams, injured for the remainder of the game. At the end of 3, Miami was clinging to a 20-14 lead, and Georgia was on the move.
Twenty seconds into the fourth, Simmons would throw his third TD pass of the game. This one went to Chris Miller for a 10 yard strike. Georgia took the lead at 21-20. Miami fans were thinking fate might not be on their side today, but were given a jolt by the craziest of runs. With the starter and backup out, third string HB (actually the backup FB, who had been converted from TE a couple seasons ago) Michael Wright shook off what seemed to be the entire team of Georgia defenders. Spinning out of the mess and popping out of the scrum like a bar of soap, Wright would scamper 78 yards for an unbelievable score. The Miami fans were on their feet as the Canes completed the 2 point conversion to go up 28-21 with 6:57 to go. Georgia's next possession would yield them some bad luck, as Simmons would go down injured, and was thought at the time to be out for the next two weeks. Having to force the issue a bit, the Bulldogs ended up having to punt. Miami would end up driving the ball down the field before Landry connected with three-time Mackey Award winning TE Brian Arney for a 41 yard score, with 3:09 left. UGA would get the ball back and force the issue with backup QB Derek Hicks marching them down the field. Hicks would end up going 4-5 for 81 yards on the drive, ending with an 8 yard TD pass to WR Chris Miller. With 2:22 left and all their timeouts, UGA would kick the ball deep. That would be the last time they would see the ball, as Miami's running game came through and they ended the game with a couple of snaps out of the "V for Victory" formation. Final score was Miami 35, Georgia 28.
Miami had 27 first downs to Georgia's 19
Miami converted 50% of their 3rd downs to Georgia's 20%
Miami had 36 rush attempts for 230 yards. Georgia had 13 attempts for 44 yards.
Georgia committed two turnovers, Miami one
Players of the game for Miami: The numbers were pretty even across the board. That said, 3rd string HB/2nd string FB Michael Wright gets a nod for his HUGE 78 yard run. TE Brian Arney had 6 catches for 122 yards and a TD. On the defensive side, S Alan Adams had both Miami interceptions. DT Martel Christensen had 2 of Miami's 3 sacks.
Next up for Miami is a brutal road trip, starting with Texas A&M, followed by a visit to Clemson, then Florida State.
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I saw it last night and it still looks ridiculous today lol.
I hear you. I can see a guy breaking a tackle or two, but that was pretty much over the top. I had "Big Run" on balanced, too. Not sure if HotRod had strip ball on or not at that point. Still, a guy with ratings like that is making a RIDICULOUS run if he pulls that off. Maybe I need to be starting HIM instead of the other guys. lol
lol you need to change his # now
My tackle was on conservative.
cant do anything about pro tak animations
Miami Crushes Texas A&M, Loses Key Player
Miami went on the road to Texas A&M in the first of a three week road trip. It was A&M's season opener, and Miami came out to disappoint the Aggie fans. It didn't take much, as the Hurricanes leveled the Aggies, 58-7. It was a bittersweet victory, however, as starting QB Rodney Landry left the game in the early second quarter with an injury following a 1 yard TD run. Tests would later show a torn abdominal muscle, sidelining him for 10 weeks. To go along with the rushing TD, Landry was 8-10 for 178 yards and 1 TD before leaving. Backup QB Terrance Rollins came in, and the Canes went to a more conservative running approach that has worked for them in seasons past. "We really haven't had time to evaluate Rollins as a passer in our new offensive scheme, so we wanted to take a cautious approach with him and not let A&M back into the game. I mean, the score was 24-0 at that point, and A&M couldn't get anything going. I wasn't about to hand them points by putting it in the air," Coach Parrothead said.
Miami's offense put on a clinic in the first two quarters, and they were also helped by a stingy defense that added a 96 yard interception return for a TD. At the half, Miami led 45-0. The backups got to play the entire second half, and ended up giving up the shutout with 5:43 to go in the game. The defense again came out ahead in the turnover battle, intercepting Texas A&M QB (and cousin of Miami QB, Rodney Landry) Kyle Landry 3 times. Starting HB Tony Brown ran 19 times for 162 yards and a TD. WR Chris Woods had 6 receptions for 145 yards and a TD. On defense, CB Ryan Morris had 2 of the team's 3 interceptions, including the 96 yard pick 6. The special teams even got into the game with K Jordan Reid connecting on all 7 extra points and all 3 field goal attempts, including a 54 yarder.
We'll see if Rollins adapts to his new starter role, or if the pressure is too much when Miami starts ACC conference play next week with a trip to Clemson.
#2 Florida Wins at Lincoln!55-27It was the Dusty Perry show in "The Sea of Red" this Saturday. He threw two early interceptions, but once he got it together there would be no stopping him. He definitely made up for those picks. He threw the ball 33 times and racked up 456yd completing 24 of his passes, 4 for TDs.Perry had to do so much with his arm because Perry wasnt producing like he usually does. He still got 80yd and a TD, but for Bell that is below average.Freshman phenom Anthony Meadows was injured in the game. He will be out for 1 week. Florida fans hope he will be back in time for the Tennessee game. Florid has good WRs to fill in for him either way.6'3 (RS)Soph. WR Pat Massey stepped in after Meadows went down and he ended up catching 2 TDs on the day.The defense was lacking at times. UF will have to get this cleaned up before facing the Vols. Tenn has been pulling in some good recruits and have always played Florida tough. Look for Bell to make some noise after this weeks low-output.
Alabama Survives in South Carolina30-22The Alabama offense almost gave away the game with a second straight week of poor play, mainly centered around SR(RS) QB Ernest Wright. Four turnovers (2 fumbles, 1 interception, 1 turnover on downs) including an interception returned for a TD kept the Gamecocks in the game and almost cost Alabama the win. Wright struggled again this week throwing the pick and losing another fumble on a bad option pitch. He was also inconsistent as a passer again missing easy throws but making some difficult ones while completing 60% of his passes, which was better than last weeks 45% showing. This game was won on the ground with RB Blake Smith rushing for 27 times for 144 yards and Wright running 11 times for 91 yards, 43 of those coming on a TD option run in the first quarter. The Alabama defense sealed this game with SS Mike Carr returning a South Carolina fumble 20 yards for a TD with 2:34 left in the game.
#2 Alabama Beats Rival #1 Florida in Tuscaloosa Amidst Technical FailuresDown 17-14 near the end of the third quarter and Florida in or very near the Bama red zone, the Crimson Tide defense stepped up and got a nice interception to halt the potentially devastating drive. The Alabama offense had previously turned it over twice itself and both of those led to Gator TD's. After the big stop the Bama offense got a few plays together and got a first down or two and then Max and I got disconnected... with only :40 left in the third quarter.After talking about it we decided to restart and play one quarter and Alabama would receive the ball and Florida would have a 3 point lead. So only the scores and stats from the first quarter of the posted game on the Dynasty Wire are of concern here. The Crimson Tide offense struck quickly with QB Ernest Wright connecting with WR Thomas McNeil for a 76 yard TD pass to go up 7-3. Florida answered with a nice drive that ended up stalling but still got a 30 yard field goal to bring it to a 7-6 Alabama lead with 5:07 left to play. Alabama converted a big third down on a third and three I believe when Wright hit TE Gary Kelly on a 47 yard pass when Florida was showing blitz. Bama would punch in a TD with RB Blake Smith to go up 14-6 with 1:43 left on the clock. Dusty Perry would then march the Gator offense down the field and threw a perfect pass on a corner route to WR Josh Potts for the TD and a chance to tie the game with a huge two point conversion. Down 14-12 Florida QB Dusty Perry missed RB Ben Campbell on a little angle route over the middle and hit the Bama pad on the goal post with his pass on the failed two point attempt. The onside kick failed and Bama ran the ball to end the quarter. Max then quit out as agreed to and I finished the game out against the cpu just to log it.Good game Max, hopefully we meet in the SEC title game like you said and can finish a whole one without any problems.
The Dawgs ain't letting that happen!
lol it's a looong season!
This is true but Florida is my only user game left and every season decides the SEC East.
Notre Dame 16
Notre Dame fumbled on the openin kickoff an the Rebz picked it up in the endzone to take an early 7-0 lead. From then on, it was the defense that was up to the task. NotreDame moved the ball at will between th 20s with their new-fangled AirRaid attack. However th Rebel defense stiffened inside the redzones, forcing 2 midded FGs and 2 failed 4th down attempts.
Green threw for 298 and 3 more TDs to lead the Rebels to a 6-0 record heading into their monstrous showdown with the #1 ranked Tide of Alabama.
Almost fell victim to CPU Cheese, but i remained calm and kept at it on defense.
#9 West Virginia 20
#1 Alabama 48
This game boils down to a tale of two halves for the Crimson Tide offense, a first half of atrocious play followed by a second half of opportunistic average play. West Virginia would take the opening kickoff and on the first drive of the game march down the field and punch the ball in the endzone on a 5 yard run by RB Fred Rivas. Alabama would take their first possession and piss it away when QB Ernest Wright's lack of film room time caused him to attempt a curl route to a blanketed receiver. All-American CB Leroy Kent stepped right in front for an easy interception. QB Brandon Fox would then find a wide open receiver down the middle of the field for a 27 yard TD pass and a 14-0 West Virginia lead. Alabama then put together a nice drive that stalled and had to settle for a 23 yard field goal to get on the board down 14-3. The Crimson Tide defense then stepped up in the second quarter and forced some three and outs that led to 3 more Alabama field goals to cut the lead to 14-12 by West Virginia. The Mountaineers put together a great drive at the end of the first half only to miss an easy field goal as time expired.
The second half would start out with another Wright interception into double coverage but turned around when West Virginia fumbled the ball away a few plays later. Wright finally got a TD on the board with a 4 yard TD pass to WR Matt Alexander and the converted the two point conversion to take a 20-14 lead. West Virginia would get a TD with 1:52 left in the third on a 12 yard TD pass to tie the game at 20-20, they then missed the extra point. Alabama put together a great drive and scored on a 28 yard TD pass to WR Justin Medlock to take a 27-20 lead with 0:29 left in the third. The mountaineers would cough up the ball again on the next drive and Wright made them pay on a 14 yard scramble seeing no one open for the TD at the end of the third quarter to go up 34-20.
Overall it was a sloppy game with West Virginia fumbling two more times in the fourth quarter for a total of 4 fumbles lost on the day. Alabama wasn't much better as Wright threw 3 interceptions. Player of the game honors go to Alabama K Eric Fisher for his 4/4 field goal performance as the Crimson Tide clawed their way back into the game in the first half.
UF knocks off UGA in a shootout. 42-35 More to come including highlights tonight...
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party was in full effect this weekend. With the return of true Seniors Dusty Perry and Tony Bell, UF's offense would win this game for them. The defense caused an inordinate amount of turnovers, but the Bulldogs were still able to come back and were a 3rd down stop away from getting the ball back only down 1 TD.
The story of the day though was Florida's Freshman Phenom Meadows. Meadows spurned Georgia in favor of the Gators and boy did this croot come back to haunt the Dogs. The gators were able to take advantage of early mistakes by UGA and took a 28-14 halftime lead. On the opening kick of the 2nd half, Meadows did this...
This would push the lead to 35-14. Coach HotRod would rally his troops and answer back almost immediately. A late score by UF would put it out of reach, but that wouldnt stop the Dawgs from trying. They punched in a TD making the count 42-35 and elected to kick the ball deep to Florida instead of an onside kick. It came down to a 3rd down, and big Tony Bell moved the chains as he has done almost all year sealing the Florida victory. gg as always HotRod. My guys' steroids were just a little stronger than yours this game.
Meadows strikes again. PotG honors for the Frosh.
This was user controlled the whole way iirc.
Holt is a freak. His stats and size are crazy.
Another heartbreaker for UGA here. Its like deja vu all over again.
Mississippi St. 12
Not much to say here really, one of the only games that Alabama has completely owned this season. State's TD's came on a fake FG at the end of the first half (doh!) when they were down 28-0 and then in the fourth quarter against the backups.
#5 LSU 34
#1 Alabama 35
Hail Mary from 27 yards out as time expired and a hell of a catch by WR Thomas McNeil to tie the game at 34 after being down by 20 at one point in the third quarter. Alabama has a big fourth quarter scoring 21 points and the miraculous finish to stay undefeated. If I remember to upload the vids when I get home I will try to get some of the highlights here.
Good game Riptides.
Good Game uncleho!!
I was a little ticked at the cpu at the end of that game. For one how is anyone able to get off a 30 yard hail mary with 5 seconds and the clock not expire. Second i watched the replay of the actual game winning catch and it went through two of my guys hands before reaching the guy that I double teamed and told my D to focus on.
Arrrggghhh. Anyway, taking nothing away from you uncle. GG!!
I think thats how it is now. Correct me if Im wrong, but even if the clock is at zeros you still get the PAT. Thought I remembered hearing something about a rule change concerning this a while back.
Nah, that is true. I'm talking about the the play before the game winning play. I just thought it would have taken more than 5 seconds to run a 30 yard hail Mary but maybe not. It is what it is.
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