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Tigers Chomp Broncos Boise State is unhappy with their 35-10 showing against LSU.It is now year 6 in the Saturday Heroes league which means all generated players. No actual real roster players. Time to see who did their homework and who slacked off. LSU starts off their year 6 campaign against the feisty Boise State Broncos. Coming into Death Valley and walking away victorious isn't always easy and Boise State found that out today. The Broncos limped out of Death Valley after a 35-10 drubbing. They played very well early on but just did not have the horses to compete with the likes of the SEC.Chaz Doyle struggled early on as he couldn't get any blocking and his receivers dropped some key passes on 3rd down. He did get it together and so did his guys. He finished 13-19 for 211 yards with 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. With Spencer Ware and Jakhari Gore gone, in step a new breed of Tiger backs. Alfred Ward, Cody Brewer and Sean Allen. They combined for 18 carries while gaining 126 yards and 1 touchdown. Not a huge day but they contributed. Ryan Blair appears to be the go-to-guy for Doyle. He reminds the coaching staff of Josh Reed. Blair caught 5 balls for 134 yards and hauled in 2 touchdowns. His counterpart, looks kind of like Tharold Simon, caught 4 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. Coaches are really hyped about the slot receiver, Daniel Rogers but he didn't impress much with his stats. He did however make some great plays on key downs. Defensively, we played not too good in the 1st quarter to mid 2nd. We did pick it up and Martin Moss showed why he is considered one of the best linebackers in the SEC right now. The Tigers will now prepare for an OOC user match-up with Missouri and Coach Bob.
Lions Top Panthers 23 7
~Penn State came into the season ranked 14th in the country and many, including themselves, believed that was a bit too high for the young Lions. Well in week 1, they showed promise that perhaps the polls aren't wrong after all. PSU went into Heinz Field knowing they had a test in front of them in in-state rival Pitt. With a new QB in Brandon Bailey and new HBs in Curtis Hunter and Evan Davis, PSU had many shoes to fill. Bailey showed he is up for the challenge going 11 of 22 for 178 YDs with no INTs. The PSU run game however still has a way to go. Between Davis and Hunter, the two combined for only 56 yards on 22 attempts. They both scored a TD in the game, but the holes just weren't there. This young offensive line is yet to gel and better get it together before next weeks visit in Happy Valley of rival Southern Cal.
The defense showed promise, holding Pitt to 7 points, which they didn't give up until less than 4 mins left in the game. The Lions defense help the Panthers to 206 YDs, only 63 through the air, and only allowed 2 of 10 3rd down attempts and not one of the Panthers 3 4th down attempts. The defense was led by the line backing corps of Washington, Wood, and Capps, as Wood and Capps emerged as solid LBs. The biggest story coming out of this game is still a question. Who will start at HB for the Nittany Lions next week?
Take That Louisville!#17 Kentucky hands their rival Louisville a 31-10 defeat.
Jermaine Bailey celebrates with one of his lineman after scoring his second TD.
Kentucky decided to defer to the second half and test their newly tuned defense out on the first possession of the game. Louisville marched the ball well down the field but on a 3rd down facing a blitz, Coleman threw an ill advised pass which ended up in Freshman CB Hayden's hands for his first career interception. The turnover resulted in points on a Davis to TE Cotton for the first points of the year. Louisville responded with a FG in which their offense was stifled inside the redzone. The Cats offense would go to sleep for much of the first half and the Cards took a 10-7 advantage. Kentucky was able to get down the field and take a 14-10 lead into halftime and didn't look back.
The Cats will travel to the Horseshoe next week to face #1 Ohio State, which will be a great test and see how good this team really is.
First Quarter04:04 TD Kentucky Derrick Cotton TE #11 12 yard pass from Terrance Davis QB #5 00:50 FG Louisville Anthony Wright K #20 20 yard field goal Second Quarter05:21 TD Louisville Jeff Ford WR #81 5 yard pass from Marques Coleman QB #9 00:11 TD Kentucky Jermaine Bailey HB #21 1 yard rush Third Quarter04:18 TD Kentucky Nick Bowser WR #81 24 yard pass from Terrance Davis QB #5 00:07 TD Kentucky Jermaine Bailey HB #21 7 yard rush Forth Quarter04:02 FG Kentucky Jonathan Henry P #42 38 yard field goal
Terrance Davis 8-14 117 yards 2 TDs, 13 att 44 yardsJermaine Bailey 21 att 166 yards 2 TDsDerrick Cotton 3 rec 47 yards TDGlenn Johnson 2 rec 33 yardsNick Bowser 2 rec 32 yards TDWillie Reed 6 tacklesChris Jones 6 tacklesTramaine Bonds 5 tacklesDerrick Hayden 2 tackles INT
OVER SO SOON ????UF dashes USF title hopes in Game one 41-21.The Florida Gators jumped out early and never looked back beating the USF Bulls 41-21. THis game was never close and USF scored their last two TD's in the fourth quarter with a mix of second and third sting guys on the field for Florida. Clint Underwood made his season debut after being knocked out of the FSU game last season. He did not disappoint. He accounted for 3 TD's and only missed on 2 passes. Chip Alexander the #1 recruit from a season ago red shirted but came in and was ready to go this year. he hauled in the first Gator TD of Season 6. The starting defense looked fast. Kevin Gibbs looked like the freshman we fell in love with all over the field for 6 stops and 3 were for loss. Jason Simmons and John Carlson both got picks, with Carlson taking his in for a score.
Missouri Wins in the RainWith QB Tyler Gabbert gone off to try and make an NFL team, the Missouri Tiger coaching staff believed they had a huge hole at the quarterback position. In steps C.J. Harrison and in his debut as the starter for the Tigers, he threw three beautiful touchdown passes. TE Aaron Williams would continue where he left off last season catching 5 passes for 134 yards and 1 score. The touchdown came on a 63 yard pass where Williams broke a couple of tackles in the middle of the field and took the ball to the house. The run game was so/so for the Tigers against Northern Illinois, but it didn't matter much today. Defensively, Missouri was able to hold NIU to 7 yards per pass and 3 yards per run on the afternoon. Now the really tough part of the schedule comes up as Missouri will have to face LSU and Kentucky in the next two weeks. (Pics will be up soon)The final score was Missouri 45 NIU 24
Lions Outlast Trojans 10 13Penn State started off their season by toppling their hated in-state rival Pitt last week, and had a monumental home meeting with the 12th ranked Trojans of USC. Both teams would play outstanding defense, and the game would come down to the wire. After trading the lead back and forth in the first half, PSU K Skinner nicked the cross bar on the way to the game leading, and eventual game winning FG from 44 yards out. The Lions defense would play lights out the rest of the way, capping it off with a Victor Wood interception with seconds left to seal the game for the Lions 13-10. The PSU Defense held USC to only 14 yards rushing and did not let them convert a single 3rd down in the meeting. PSU QB Brandon Bailey had a great game going 13 of 18 for 213 YDs with 1 TD and 1 INT. HB Evan Davis emerged from the locker room a new player in the second half and controlled the ball for PSU. Next week, the Nittany Lions play host to the Baylor Bears as they look to continue their season off with W's.
LSU gets a win over the Missouri Tigers in a sim win after a disconnect in 1st game.
LSU loses starting runningback Alfred Ward. Which really sucks.
Slapped AroundTexas A&M shook Death Valley with an easy 41-3 victorySophomore HB Babatunde Taylor proved tough to handle to the tune of 219 yards and 2 TDs.
Texas A&M Aggies: 41
Clemson Tigers: 3
Clemson, SC - The Texas A&M Aggies have reeled out 21 straight victories this Saturday, after knocking off the 19th ranked Clemson Tigers on the road with a 41-3 rout. Sophomore running back Babatunde Taylor has emerged from the shadow of last year's Heisman runner-up, Ben Malena, proving that the Aggie running game should still be feared this season. Taylor racked up 219 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries.
The A&M defense played lights out for the entire game, surrendering only 244 yards of total offense and forcing 4 turnovers on the day. Clemson's woes started from square one as they coughed up the ball on the opening kickoff and struggled to maintain possession all game. The Aggie defense forced 5 fumbles (2 recovered) as well as two interceptions to flutter any offensive momentum the Tigers needed to stay in this game. Tiger Kicker Aaron Wallace nailed a 50 yarder late in the 2nd quarter to give the team their only points for the day.
Next week, the Aggie host the USC Trojans at home.
TAMU Passing: 11-23, 247 yards, 2 TD
CLEM Passing: 20-30, 210 yards, 2 INT
Babatunde Taylor (TAMU): 20 att, 219 yards, 2 TD, Long 72 yards
CLEM Rushing: 27 att, 34 yards, 0 TD, Long 19 yards
TAMU Forced Turnovers: 4 (2 fumble, 2 int)
CLEM Forced Turnovers: 1 fumble
Texas A&M LE Jeff Russell jumped a screen route for an INT-TD with 4:46 to play in the 1st Quarter
True Freshman SS Malcom Smith intercepts a pass in the endzone in the 2nd QuarterLE Jeff Russell flashes the "Gig 'Em" signal after scoring on an interception return in the 1st.
Flashes of last season flew through the mind of both Bears fans, and the Bears coach. Coach H22 was standing on the sideline at the end of the 1st quarter, staring at a 21-0 deficit against the Horned Frogs of TCU. Two minutes into the second quarter, it didn't look much better, as TCU stretched the lead to 28-0. Coach called a timeout, brought the whole team in, and got real quiet. So quiet, some guys had to ask him to speak up. His response, "If you can't hear me, you don't want it bad enough."
From that point forward, the Baylor Bears went on to score 42 unanswered points on their way to a 56-42 victory. They closed the first half scoring 14 points to cut the lead in half. Their first drive was a big, time consuming drive, giving their defense time to rest, and hopefully throwing off the TCU offense. QB Clint Hawk threw his first TD pass of his career to #1 wideout Joe Gore. After a good defensive hold in which Baylor forced the punt they got the ball back at the 20 after a touchback on the punt. Hawk again went to the air, hitting WR Jeremy Hutchinson in stride and he did the rest for the 80yd TD.
Baylor got the ball to start the second half, and wasted no time in going right back to work. Hawk found Hutchinson for his 2nd TD catch on the day, this time Jeremy had to adjust to the underthrow. Hawk took a big shot just as he released the ball, causing it to be a little underthrown. The defender mistimed his jump, and "Hutch" just waited for it to land. TD Baylor, and it was a game again. On TCU's next possession, the Baylor defense got their first turnover of the game as they made RB Terrance Doyle put it on the turf with a big hit. The offense went at it again, and again Hawk found the open man. SR Jake Hines hauled in the big catch over the top, and raced the rest of the way for the 54yd strike. A tie ball game and the crowd was silenced. What happened next did not help. TCU ran a WR read option, and true freshman corner Derrick Spencer came up with the strip of QB Anthony Holmes. William Neal scooped up the fumble and ran it in for the score, giving Baylor their first lead of the game. Baylor had outscored TCU 35-0 in the last 7 minutes of game time. Incredible.
The teams traded punts going into the fourth, and Baylor knew they needed another score to keep this game on ice. Up steps Clint Hawk again, this time finding TE Ayo Robinson for the 35 yd TD toss. Robinson had broken away from the coverage on the cut and brought the pass in just as he crossed the goalline. Hawk had bought a little time in the pocket with his feet, and made the beautiful pass rolling to his right. This kid should hold up pretty good for his two seasons here. TCU was finally able to answer on theior next drive, cutting the lead back to seven, but former JUCO QB turned RB, Tim Cameron, changed that in a matter of seconds. Cameron took the handoff off the left side, broke 3 arm tackles and raced 80 yards to set the lead back to fourteen.
The teams would exchange scores one more time before the game was finally settled. Baylor would come out on top, 56-42, averting a huge mishap on their path to a different season this year. They could not afford another embarassing loss like they suffered last season. And they sure were not going to take it at the hands of their rival, the TCU Horned Frogs.
Up next for Baylor is Penn State and the travelling JoePa's. This is a game that Baylor let slip away last season. Let's see if the team from the second half of week 2 shows up for this one.
Tiger PowerLSU defeats Nebraska, 14-7 in Lincoln.
Lions Slip Past Bears 14 17Penn State, coming off a big win over the USC Trojans, played host to the Baylor Bears. This game would be another thriller in Happy Valley as PSU would go on to win their 2nd straight 3 point game in Beaver Stadium. After Baylor took a 7-0 lead on a 10 yard run by Harper, the Nittany Lions would respond as HB Chris Hunter pounded the rock in from a yard out. In the second, the defensives would battle back and forth, but Baylor's Gore would catch a pass from QB Clint Hawk on a WR option route and take it 67 yards for the score. PSU wouldn't hold back and HB Evan Davis punched in a 2 yard run to tie the game at 14 going into the half. The second half would be all defensive as neither offense could spark a significant drive. PSU would capitalize on good field position and tack on 3 to give them the 17-14 lead, which eventually resulted in the final score. HBs Chris Hunter and Evan Davis each carried the ball 14 times for a total of 145 YDs and 2 TDs, Hunter accounted for 98. Next week the Nittany Lions have an off week to warm up for their Big10 opener on the road in Ann Arbor against the Michigan Wolverines.
Not Even a Contest
South Carolina is licking their wounds after a 52-10 Alabama whipping.
Columbia- After losing a close battle with Iowa last week, Coach Forever and the coaching staff shook things up. The first order of business was to go back to what had worked for them in the past; develop that one rusher who would the carry the load. HB Mark Bracken was given the opportunity to be that man and he didn't disappoint. Despite only carrying the ball 10 times, he had 137yds and a td. He also hauled in a td pass late in the second qtr.
The real eye opener in the game was the play of JR QB Troy Houston. Houston completed 8 of 10 passess for 193yds and 3 td's. He also ran for 65yds on 3 carries with a score. The game was pretty much over by halftime as Bama would score 21 in the first and second qtr to take a 42-10 lead at intermission. Backups played the majority of the second half. The win puts The Tide back in the winning column. Next week, The Razorbacks come to Bryant-Denny Stadium for a SEC West matchup.
Humiliation!Razorbacks are embarrassed following a 63-21 shellacking by Alabama.
Tuscaloosa- The Alabama Crimson Tide win the second SEC game in convincing fashion. The Tide rolled up over 300yds on the ground; lead by HB Mark Bracken with 203yds on 15 carries in just over 2 1/2 qtrs of work. He broke runs of 78, 71, 45yds. He also scored 3 rushing td's on the day. When asked about Bracken's resurgence as the #1 HB in this offense, Coach Forever had this to say, "We recognized a special talent in Mark when we signed him three years ago. He has been banged up for the majority of his young career here, but when he plays, he is something exciting to watch. You are now witnessing the wrath of his ability. The win give Bama 3 on the season with 1 defeat. Next week, The Tide play host to the mighty Gators of the University of Florida.
A Big WinVolunteers are no match for LSU.In week 4, LSU hosted #25 Tennessee in what looked to be a big-time game. With recruits like Leroy Lewis, Shawn Thomas and Desmond Porter in the stands, we knew we had to perform well as our future program rested on this game.Tennessee came out determined to make the upset real. They moved the ball on both air and ground during their first drive. Tyler Madsen would score on a 67 yard touchdown as LSU whiffed the tackled big time. LSU would panic having to punt the ball. UT would put together what looked like another scoring drive but on a play-action pass, JUCO DT Joe Thompson made a tackle which jarred the ball loose. Kevin Banks scooped it and took it for a 71 yard touchdown to give the Tigers some momentum. We really needed it at that point. Coach CA said, "I think had we not gotten that turnover, the game could have turned very ugly for us." LSU would go on to score 35 straight points to UT's 0. Resulting in a 42-7 beating.Chaz Doyle had another good game throwing for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ryan Blair was Doyle's go-to-guy again with 4 catches for 69 yards and a TD. Deon Horne and Cody Brewer caught the other two touchdown passes. The run game combined for 22 carries gaining 88 yards and 1 touchdown.
Cant spell Citrus without the U TFlorida wins 19-14 over much hated rivalFlorida wins a big home game. It took the length of the game to secure it. Clint Underwood scored the lone Gator TD on a nice option keeper. Jordan Simmons snatched another interception in this one. Reggie Mitchell the gators PK was the man in this one knocking down four 3 pointers. The Gators had quite a few recruits in for this one and were able to gain a 4 star commitment after the weekend from a SS from North Carolina.Next up a huge game vs UK and coach knights
Narrow EscapeThe Wildcats inch past Ohio State, 31-28
Terrance Davis finds a crease in the option game races for the endzone.
Kentucky invaded the Horseshoe and both teams got off to a slow start as the first quarter went scoreless. The Cats took advantage of some Ohio State misfires and took a 17-0 lead into halftime. The #1 team wouldn't back down as they stormed back to score 21 unanswered points and had a 21-17 lead with 4:46 left in the game. Bucks and Cats traded scores that saw Ohio State up 28-24 and Kentucky getting the ball last took the lead with 0:27 left on the clock and would eventually seal the deal.
Second Quarter06:27 FG Kentucky Jonathan Henry P #42 33 yard field goal 06:20 TD Kentucky Brian Macklin FS #49 18 yard fumble 00:15 TD Kentucky Terrance Davis QB #5 19 yard rush Third Quarter06:44 TD Ohio State Jeff Chapman WR #87 80 yard pass from Mark Robertson QB #9 00:27 TD Ohio State Michael Baker HB #37 47 yard rush Forth Quarter04:46 TD Ohio State Jeff Chapman WR #87 23 yard pass from Mark Robertson QB #9 02:46 TD Kentucky Jason Watkins WR #10 6 yard pass from Terrance Davis QB #5 01:31 TD Ohio State Michael Baker HB #37 2 yard rush 00:27 TD Kentucky Jermaine Bailey HB #21 6 yard rush
Mark Robertson 16-23 360 yards 2 TDs INTTerrance Davis 14-20 232 yards TD INT, 12 att 61 yards TDMichael Baker 4 att 55 yards 2 TDsJermaine Bailey 17 att 56 yards TDKevin Stratton 4 att 17 yards (left game out 10 weeks)Joey Wilkerson 6 rec 138 yardsJeff Chapman 3 rec 132 yards 2 TDsJason Watkins 6 rec 140 yards TDChris Jones 5 solo Sack 2 FF
A Complete VictoryKentucky tops Missouri in convincing fashion 27-10
Jermaine Bailey goes up and over for his lone TD
Kentucky took the first possession and gave Missouri a dose of their own medicine with the use of the TE, as Davis hit Cotton for a 27 yard pass and catch score. Missouri responded with a field goal of their own and held UK to three on their next possession. The Tigers would tie the game with 2:43 left in the second quarter, but Kentucky would score ten points in the final 0:39 seconds to all but seal Mizzou's fate. The only offense in the second half came off a Jermaine Bailey TD rush of 2 yards.
First Quarter05:26 TD Kentucky Derrick Cotton TE #11 27 yard pass from Terrance Davis QB #5 02:20 FG Missouri Brian Hickman K #16 25 yard field goal Second Quarter05:44 FG Kentucky Jonathan Henry P #42 24 yard field goal 02:43 TD Missouri Brad Myers WR #80 37 yard pass from C.J. Harrison QB #3 00:39 TD Kentucky Lawrence Malone FB #33 0 yard rush 00:00 FG Kentucky Jonathan Henry P #42 43 yard field goal Forth Quarter04:17 TD Kentucky Jermaine Bailey HB #21 2 yard rush
CJ Harrison 13-21 221 yards TD 2 INTs, 2 att 23 yardsTerrance Davis 12-13 162 yards TD, 5 att 12 yardsJermaine Bailey 25 att 144 yards TDDerrick Cotton 3 rec 49 yards TDAaron Williams 2 rec 37 yards
Massacre in the CommonwealthWildcats are fearless after convincing win against Florida, 34-6
Derrick Hayden jumps hitch route, returns INT 95 yards for his first career TD(didn't know how to celebrate)
After a first quarter stalemate, Kentucky would own each of the next three quarters. Cats would get onto the board first with a 47 yard field goal by the Freshman Henry, missed a 48 yarder in the opposite direction a drive earlier. Florida would respond with a field goal after looking like the would get into the endzone for six instead of the three. Kentucky would take a 6-3 lead into halftime with the field goal going between the uprights with 0:06 left on the clock. The Wildcats would dominate the 3rd quarter and ultimately the second half, Jermaine Bailey would rush for 2 TDs (15 & 5 yards) outscoring Florida 14-3 in the third. The fourth quarter UF QB Underwood would make two mistakes allowing UK defenders to return the interceptions for TDs.
Second Quarter04:29 FG Kentucky Jonathan Henry P #42 47 yard field goal 01:52 FG Florida Reggie Mitchell K #1 24 yard field goal 00:06 FG Kentucky Jonathan Henry P #42 40 yard field goal Third Quarter03:33 TD Kentucky Jermaine Bailey HB #21 15 yard rush 01:43 FG Florida Reggie Mitchell K #1 26 yard field goal 00:24 TD Kentucky Jermaine Bailey HB #21 5 yard rush Forth Quarter06:51 TD Kentucky Chad Jackson FS #29 47 yard interception 03:15 TD Kentucky Derrick Hayden CB #31 95 yard interception
Terrance Davis 11-19 168 yardsCurt Underwood 14-25 302 yards 3 INTsJermaine Bailey 18 att 98 yards 2 TDs David Timmons 5 rec 159 yardsChris Jones 5 solo INT Sack
Upset SpecialThe Tigers upset the Yellow Jackets behind a strong defense
The Missouri Tigers practiced all week on reading the option because they knew the #19 ranked team would run their offense at home. Georgia Tech came out on fire when Anthony Fleming hit Ryan Weaver in triple coverage for a 79 yard score. Weaver would have the ball fall in his hands in between two Missouri defenders. But after this the Tigers would reel off 42 unanswered points to take a commanding 42-7 lead by the mid fourth. Two qbs saw action for the Tigers after CJ Harrison was knocked out of the game early on. In came and Lorenzo Fields, and while he threw two interceptions early, he found his rhythm late. Halfback Jesse Johnson is the big back used at the goaline and he would score three touchdowns in the redzone. Halfback Jeff Morriss got the start today and rushed for 49 yards on 8 carries. Now Missouri will face the Kansas Jayhawks to open Big 12 play. (pics up soon)
A Complete Victory Tigers show their character in a 31-7 win over Mississippi State.LSU traveled to Starksville and put a whoopin' on the Bulldogs. Up 21-0 in the 2nd quarter they cruised to a victory and back-ups got some good playing time as we saw Mike Moore and Josh Byrd carry the ball. Chaz Doyle made one mistake and that cost him an interception as he tried to force it in there. He finished 18-28 with 298 yards and 2 touchdowns. The running backs combined gained 147 yards on 29 carries. Ryan Blair dominated the MSU DBs and hauled in 7 catches for 143 yards and 1 touchdown. Our defense was stout and the second string gave up a touchdown.Ryan Blair is quickly becoming the next great receiver out of LSU. Josh Byrd gets some clock and looks pretty good carrying the rock.
#10 Florida vs #5 AlabamaTuscaloosa- The Alabama Crimson Tide’s defense rose to the occasion as they held the Gators to less than 150yds of total offense and forced 3 turnovers; two of which were returned for td’s. All totaled, the Tide defense accounted for 16 of the 29 points relinquished in the contest. Although the score may indicate otherwise, the Florida defense held the Bama offense in check, surrendering only 83yds on the ground on 33 carries. The win gives Alabama a 4-1 record this season. Next up for the Tide, a trip to Mississippi to face the Rebels of Ole Miss.
UnblemishedVanderbilt just doesn't have what it takes to knock off LSU in Nashville. LSU defeats Vanderbilt and the bench gets a lot of work. The game was over very early. Doyle went for over 230 yards passing with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Cody Brewer got the most carries with 17 and finished with 89 yards and 1 touchdown. Ryan Blair was the player of the game with 8 receptions for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns. Deon Horne and Daniel Rogers each grabbed touchdowns. We now get ready for a big game with the Florida Gators.Ryan Blair ready to make a play.
OFF THE SCHNIDEinsert pic hereGators get to 3-2 on the season
The Florida Gators used a strong effort from their defense to keep them in position to score all day as they beat MSU 48-7. DE's Kenny Leopard and Derrick Thompson dominated the zone read game and Leopard added an interception on the day. Jordan Simmons continues to show his big play ability with another interception. Tommy Reid was the receiver of the day scoring twice. kevin Schroeder was able to punch in two scores on the ground. Chip Alexander got thing started by catching the Gators first TD of the game. Up next the Gators face rival LSU in the Bayou.
Happy Valley Rocks #3 Iowa 7 20~The Nittany Lions played host to the undefeated #3 Iowa Hawkeyes and made sure they didn't crash the party. A series that has always been a defensive, low-scoring battle saw another thriller, as the Lions held on for a 20-7 victory over the Hawkeyes. Pen State, jumped out to a 13-0 lead with 50 seconds left in the 2nd quarter, but QB Chuck Stephens would maneuver the Iowa offense down field and capped it off with a 10 yard strike to WR Craig to pull within 6 at the half. The second half was all Penn State, with HB Evan Davis securing the only points of the half and solidifying Nittany Nation with another big win. The PSU Defense forced 3 turnovers, all interceptions, that really delivered a major blow to the Hawkeyes. Two of those interceptions came at the hands of CB Barrett who led the PSU Defense. The running game for Iowa never really took off, as PSU held them to 42 yards on 10 carries. Overall, Penn State worked their gameplan to perfection, to control the ball. Penn State's offense ran 57 plays as Iowa only had the ball for 28. A 22:26 to 5:34 time of possession difference. PSU HB Evan Davis took over the majority of carries as starting HB Hunter went down for 2 weeks. Davis took over the role well as he was named player of the game with his 28 carries for 118 YDs and a TD. Next week Penn State hosts the Wisconsin Badgers in Happy Valley, as they look to run the table on their way to a possible BCS Bowl. GG Frisk
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