Season 8: Game Summaries

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Wyrmreaver, May 9, 2012.

  1. Wyrmreaver

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

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  2. Dmiller28

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    Heading into a big season opener with their new head coach David Miller, Aggie fans were anxiously waiting to see what today's outcome would be. As the aggies traveled to a rainy Washington in what looked like on paper would be hard fought game and it lived up to it's billing.

    The game kicked off with the aggies missing a field goal in there opening drive putting the defense in bad field position but they rose to the occasion as J.Williams picked off a pass and returned it 79 yards for the opening score. Washington then stormed back with a big run of there own as K.Bridges broke a run for 70 yards leaving Coach Miller furious at his defense as they pride themselves on run defense. At the end of the first quarter the score was 7-7.

    The second quarter began with the aggies driving the ball down the field capping the drive off with a 4 yard touchdown pass to the senior WR W.Ellis making his first start. Returning to the field was a angry aggie defense who forced a 3 and out giving the ball back to O.Meeks and the aggie offense who leaned on there senior tailback R.Novak who helped lead another touchdown drive that ended up with W.Ellis catching another 4 yard touchdown giving them a 21-7 lead Not to be outdone the washington offense hit the field in there 2 minute offense and quickly moved down the field where the momentum took a big turn for the aggies as the aggie defense stood tall and held them out of the endzone on 4 straight plays inside the 4 yard line as time ran out to go to the half. Coach Miller was fired up telling reporters that we still have 2 more quarters but he was proud of his team for showing the toughness he has seen all spring.

    As the third quarter started the husky fans were loud giving the team a lot of energy as they marched down the field behind the arm of L. Fagan, but when it looked like the aggie defense had them on a third down play they handed it off to backup runningback R.wilson who caught the defense by surprise out of the shotgun ran it in for 33 yards. The aggies offense looked like they were going to march right back down the field but quarterback Q.Meeks made a costly error which resulted in a interception. As the defense returned to the field Coach Miller grabbed All-American safety Jeff Williams and told him this is where we show how much work we put in in the spring. Inspired by his word Williams and the aggie defense began there onslaught on defense getting to the quarterback applying massive amounts of pressure forcing a 3 and out giving the aggies the ball back heading into the fourth quarter.

    The aggies offense wasted no time driving down the field but a missed 3rd down forced the aggies into a field goal putting them ahead by two possesions. Washington knowing that time was against them went into there hurry up offense to move the ball but Coach Miller was ready as he sent out the nickel package. They were able to get to the quarterback getting two sacks and on a third and long Washington QB throws a pass that the receiver could not catch in bounds causing a turnover on downs. Content with there lead the aggies simply ran the ball eating up over 3 minutes before punting back to Washington. Washington would muster up one more drive that was stopped short with a amazing interception by Senior cornerback David Jones.

    After the game Coach Miller was asked what impressed him the most this afternoon and he said his run defense and time of possession. He said after J.Williams had the big 70 yard run he challenged his team to be tougher as they responded by holding the star runningback to 9 carries for 25 after the big run, and as far as time of possession if we can continue to hold the on to the ball more than double our opponents we can go a long way this year with a huge smile on his face he ended the conversation by saying GiG'em
     
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  3. RyanC

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    Warhawks upset #17 UAB

    The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks to Birmingham, Alabama to face off against the UAB Dragons, and were able to come out victorious, shocking the home fans. The game started out strong for the Warhawks, with returner Cedric Mann brought the opening kick 96 yards to the house. After that things calmed down, with the next score not coming until a ULM field goal with 5:58 left in the second. The Warhawks would add another seven to the board with 2:16 on the clock, but failed to hold after that, allowing a UAB field goal with :22 left in the half.

    The second half saw UAB come out firing, taking the first possession all the way down to the 3:54 mark and dominating the ground game before scoring from one yard out to make it 17-10 ULM. The Warhawks answered fast though, scoring a a 26 yard scamper from Raymond Walker.

    Taking a 24-10 edge into the fourth quarter, the Warhawks were quick to get back on the board, as Josh Dotson hit wideout Adam Smith on a beautiful throw to get the score from 18 out. The Dragons answered though, scoring on a 36 yard pass with 3:23 left in the game to get within two scores, but after not getting the onside kick, the Dragons just couldn't regain their rhythm and were unable to find the endzone again.

    Final Score
    ULM - 31
    UAB - 17

    gg papaloke, I had to fight like hell to contain that HB. He is a hoss
     
  4. papaloke

    papaloke Fifty Shades of NCAA

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    yeah he's a 5 star SR that finally has his spd up. Those 3 INTs killed me, plus a host of other things. GG, especially considering your team is rated a lot lower than mine.
     
  5. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Me = sweatin bullets because I put RyanC on my schedule..... nice win Ryan
     
  6. Abominatrix

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    I saved all my video highlights on the Dynasty Wire, so video 1 = first video in the story, etc...

    1st Quarter:
    The Golden Bears started out quickly, driving down about half the field before QB Pierre Connor made an ill-advised throw that was picked off by MLB Matt Perry. Ole Miss responded after the turnover with a strong drive of their own, ending with a 27-yd field goal. Cal would see their next possession stall out around midfield again, but P Kyle Williams placed a beautiful punt inside the Ole Miss 5. The Cal defense and crowd were pumped up to have their opponents backed up against the wall, but then the unthinkable happened. On the first play, impact HB Brent Arrington would take the shotgun handoff, standing in his own endzone, make a single cut to his left, and prance untouched into the endzone for a 96-yd TD run. The score was 10-0 Ole Miss after 1 quarter. See video 1.

    2nd Quarter:
    The Cal offense would quickly strike back on the ensuing drive. Connor connected with a streaking WR Marcus Hurst down the right side of the field for a 63-yd TD, sprinting past impact CB Ron Pope. See video 2. Ole Miss and Cal would then trade long, grind-it-out drives that ended in touchdowns for each team, a 16-yd corner route TD reception from QB Ryan Conley to WR Joseph Martin, and a 12-yd run from HB Ryne Harvey. Ole Miss would close out the half with a 49-yd bomb from P Clint Barrett, to put the score at 20-14 Ole Miss. Ole Miss would receive the ball to start off the 3rd.

    3rd Quarter:
    The Rebels would have a successful first drive to start off the 2nd half, capitalizing on another Cal defensive breakdown. FB John Joyce would take an option dive through the middle of the Cal defense, sprinting past an overzealous FS J.T. Simmons for a 51-yd FB dive TD. Cal would respond by finding WR Ken Gandy over the deep middle on a seam route. As the clock winded down to the 4th quarter, the season opener looked grim for the Bears, as Ole Miss held a 6 point lead, had the ball, and possessed a seemingly unstoppable offense, led by a crushing running game. 27-21 Ole Miss.

    4th Quarter:
    Ole Miss' drive to start the 4th ended with another bomb from P Clint Barrett, this time from 48 yards out, to put the Rebels up by 9. The Cal offense started to operate with a sense of urgency, moving to 4 wide formations and hurry up offense. It seemed that Cal's chances would lessen significantly when they faced a 4th and long in the middle of the 4th, but Connor would connect with WR Lance Freeman on a controversial 4th down conversion to keep the drive alive. See video 3. The Bears ended up taking a short field goal to pull within 6 again. The defense knew they had to stop the Rebels from pounding them into the dirt again on the next drive.

    Ole Miss proceeded to do just that. After a couple of clock-grinding runs and a 1st down conversion, HB Brent Arrington would gash the Cal defense again, this time from 64 yards out with a smooth inside cut. See video 4. The score was 37-24 Ole Miss, with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game. The Bears went into desperation mode, abandoning the running game for downfield chucks. Having only two timeouts left, the quarterback of the Bears would find WR Lance Freeman just over the outstretched hands of a linebacker to score from 53 yards out, with only 1:17 remaining. After an extra point, the score was 37-31 Ole Miss. Given the bruising Rebel running game and the missing timeout, the Bears knew they had to go for an onside kick.

    Then the miracle happened. K Darnell Jackson would bounce a perfect ball up in the air after 10 yards, and an Ole Miss player would fumble it onto the ground. The Bears jumped on it, gaining possession around their 40 with two timeouts and down 6 points. Connor would once again try to lead his team down the field. A few timely catches and scrambles would see the Bears drive all the way down to the Ole Miss 13, with one timeout remaining and 13 seconds left on the clock.

    1st and 10, 13 seconds left: Connor would throw a corner route to the back left part of the endzone to WR Elvis Branch, who wrapped his hands around it. However, Senior CB Mike Evans would make a strong play on the ball, and Branch couldn't hold on as he fell to the endzone turf.

    2nd and 10, 10 seconds left: Connor would connect on a quick out to WR Lance Freeman, who quickly scampered out of bounds at the Ole Miss 6.

    3rd and 3, 8 seconds left: Connor would call the play - "Ace Y-Trips, Lion Levels Switch, On 1". After the snap, Connor looked for WR Freeman coming across the short middle on a quick in, and threw him the ball. However, MLB Matt Perry read the play and lit up Freeman, jarring the ball loose. 4th down.

    4rd and 3, 6 seconds left: Wondering what to call, Coach Jeff Tedford would phone in the exact same play to Connor, having faith in his QB to make the right decision. AYTLLS, On 1. After the snap, Connor would drop back, realizing that Ole Miss had only sent 3 rushers. C Kevin Lester would manhandle DT Matt Robinson in pass protection, freeing the middle of the field from D-line deflections. MLB Matt Perry sunk back to cover TE Jason Jones as WR Lance Freeman made his cut to the vacated spot on the field. Connor bulleted the ball into Freeman's hands, leading him into the endzone, untouched. See video 5. Cal 38 - Ole Miss 37.

    A squib kick and hail mary attempt that actually connected but fell short of the endzone would seal the win for the Bears. California ended the game not having led for almost 28 minutes. GG -Cougars-, hope my playcalling/play was cool with you. If you have any concerns/complaints, let me know. I lose track of my playstyle when games are intense, so I may have done something that irked you. I just don't know.

    Ole Miss POTG: HB Brent Arrington, 11 Carries, 228 yards, 2 TDs
    Cal POTG: QB Pierre Connor, QBR: 215.4, 22-31, 400 yards, 4 TDs, 1 pick
     
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  7. -Cougars-

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    Gg man.
     
  8. RyanC

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    ULM rebounds with 42-21 victory over Rutgers


    After losing two straight Coach RyanC was filled with frustrations with his teams play and even mulled retirement. However his players and fellow coaches convinced him to stay with the team and it paid off against Rutgers. The offense got back in form, racking up 472 yards of total offense and not committing a single turnover. The defense, however, still needs work, giving up 474 yards that would have been more had Rutgers not lost their top back in the second quarter.
     
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  9. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Nice win to get back on track!
     
  10. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Hawaii Opens the year 2-0 with tough wins over Texas and WVU

    Heisman is definitely tough on my offense. JR QB Derek Miller has 4 TD and 2 INT in 2 games..... last season he threw 3 INTs in 14 games

    Soph WR Bill Flynn has 3 catches for 60 yards, last season he averaged 40 per catch, but the CPU actually covers him most of the time now rather than just watching him run behind the defense a couple times a game

    SR DE Seth Wilcox..... I am not sure why this beast didn't show up on my players leaving.... I user control him for about half to 2/3 of most games and have been since part way through his frosh year. He is virtually unblockable and has 8 sacks in 2 games against good teams.... he's gonna break the record set by some dude from FIU a few years back Baron what was his name? you might not remember.... :p
     
  11. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    Brandon Dunn says Seth Wilcox can and Wil go suck a Cox.
     
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  12. Selvy9

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    Tulsa Wins Inaugural Big 12 Conference Game 35-17

    In one of the most unenjoyable, frustrating, discouraging blowouts in memory, the Golden Hurricane was just slightly less terrible than Kansas. The two teams combined for 11 turnovers (6 for KU, 5 for UT), 6 for 23 on 3rd downs, and neither managed 250 total yards of offense. Of the 7 TDs scored, 5 of them were 30+ yard plays, including 71 of senior RB Cameron Hopkins 117 yards on one play. Take out 6 or 7 plays in this game, and neither team may have earned a first down. Despite Tulsa's 35 points, they only entered Kansas' red zone once. But it's a win, right?

    Kelvin Nash; 8 of 16, 86 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs. 14 carries, 25 yards, 2 TDs.
    Cameron Hopkins; 13 carries, 117 yards, 1 TD
     
  13. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Hawaii barely holds on for the win!

    Hawaii had the ball first and wasted no time with an efficient drive down the field for 6. The Bears were unimpressed however and marched right back downfield for TD of their own. to make it 7-7 after one in Honolulu. Hawaii opened the second quarter with a FG but Cal again answered in kind to make it 10-10. Cal's run defense was brutal for the majority of the contest until Larry Morton took a handoff from a wing form, cut back slightly for a crease of daylight, put his head down and found nobody there! He quickly raced 42 yards from there to give the Warriors a 17-10 lead with 1:12 to go in the half. Cal got the ball back and it seemed they might answer once more, but sophomore CB Justin Brown made a sweet play, a 1-handed INT after anticipating the out route to preserve the 7 point lead at the half.

    The third quarter was scoreless as both offenses stalled. Cal stalled in the redzone and had to settle for a short field goal early in the fourth. Hawaii would throw an INT on the next play from scrimmage as QB Derek Miller had a man open off of play action deep but didn't put enough arm behind the throw allowing the FS to make a nice play on the ball. Cal, however was unable to capitalize, going 3 and out. After a sweet punt Hawaii had 1st down on their own 1. After a couple of runs the Warriors found themselves with a 3rd and 4 but Miller threw another INT, this time setting the Bears up with a first and goal from the five! The Hawaii D came up big again, slamming the door on 3 straight running plays. With 2:44 left Cal would elect to kick a FG from the 3 yard line and narrow the lead to 17-16. Needing just a couple first downs to put the game away, Hawaii quickly went three and out and gave the Golden Bears yet another chance to steal a victory. Coach Utah would send a big blitz on a gutsy first down playcall and the gamble would pay off as OLB Zach Grier would come through untouched for the sack. After an incompletion Cal faced a 3rd and 18 with 1:28 left. All American DE Seth Wilcox would shrug off a quiet day and an offensive tackle to come barreling toward the QB, fearing for his immortal soul, Cal QB Pierre Connor would loose the ball just as Wilcox drove him to the turf! The poorly thrown ball resulted in Connors third INT of the ballgame as it was picked off by true frosh safety J.R. Matthews. With just enough time for some theatrics, Larry Morton would bust through the line into daylight before jogging out of bounds at the 5 to allow his team to kneel out a victory.

    great game Abominatrix I thought for sure when I threw that INT inside the 10 I was done for.

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    Here's a still of the seconds right before that last INT...... it's either chuck it and hope or face 4th and 25.... either way you about to get crushed by that big bastard Wilcox!
     
  14. Abominatrix

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    Cal vs. Tulsa

    First Quarter:
    Cal received the ball to begin the game. QB Pierre Connor would end up having a very rough start to the game, when he got sacked from behind on the first play, and threw an interception to CB Brewer on the next. The Hurricane would capitalize on the turnover, grinding out an opening drive for a 1-yd TD run from HB Huffman. The next Bears drive would stall out as well, allowing Tulsa to respond with a drive that ended in a 47-yd FG from K Marshall. After an abysmal start, the Cal offense bounced back with a long drive of their own, culminating in a 4-yd TD run by HB Ryne Harvey. See video 1. 10-7 Tulsa.

    Second Quarter:
    Cal would secure some momentum by cashing in their next drive for a 19-yd field goal from K Jackson, tying the game up at 10. After the Bears defense held strong, Cal would get a surprising contribution from 2nd-string HB Nash, who caught a screen pass near the Cal 35-yd line, snaked through a gauntlet of Tulsa defenders, and scampered down the left sideline for a 65-yd TD reception. See video 2. The half ended without any more scoring, leaving it at 17-10 Cal.

    Second Half:
    The Cal defense came out with new life in the second half. Led by strong outside run support and timely interceptions, the Bears defense would hold Tulsa's offense to only 3 points, and ended up nabbing 4 interceptions. The Tulsa defense held up strong as well, as Cal managed to only add an insurance FG in the 3rd. Videos 3, 4, and 5 show some highlights of turnovers caused by both teams in the 2nd half.

    GG Selvy9, I thought I could get my running game going against your squad, but you stifled me in that department, as well. I'm starting to think this is a fundamental issue with my O-line/TEs @_@
     
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  15. Selvy9

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    17-10 at half, but who's counting, lol. GG, it's gonna be tough for me if I fall behind too often. My true frosh QB has already thrown like 10 INTs in 3 games, and probably not going to get any better with a couple top 10 teams coming up. That long TD killed me, 3 or 4 of my guys had their hands on him but he just kept breaking tackles. Had a chance to tie it up late after I got that fumble recovery down 7 late in the 4th, but those damn INTs. GG Abominatrix
     
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    Is there a way to file an official protest? I just had the mother of all EA fuckups. Oklahoma was up 34-31 on me with a little over 3 minutes left, Oklahoma tried to kick a 55 yard FG and missed. I had the FG return on, and my guy caught it but was out of bounds. Somehow, that led to Oklahoma being given the ball back, except not from where they kicked it. They were given the ball where I should have taken over, the offense's 40 yard line, so they kicked from OU's 40, but got the ball on Tulsa's 40 the next play? I mean honestly, I've seen some stupid shit happen in this game but this just about ends it for me and really has me re-considering spending another $60 on 13 (which of course I know I will, but come on). I won't even get into Oklahoma scoring twice off fumble recoveries after a sack where no fewer than 3 of my lineman dove for the ball (that wasn't moving) and missed... It'sa good thing I don't take video games seriously.

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    55 yd field goal miss, followed by a 2 yard run. Hm, that's an odd stat line...
     
  17. Wyrmreaver

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

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    Ive seen a lot of weird shit in this years game but that is the strangest.

    If you want i can send you my GT info and you could toss the results and replay
     
  18. Selvy9

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    Eh, I don't really know that a replay would do any good. this one started 17-0 and just managed to claw back when that happened. I wish there was a way to just replay the last 1:55 of the game, I'm down 34-31 with the ball on my own 38 and 2 timeouts left, and see what happens, lol. Oh well. :mad:
     
  19. papaloke

    papaloke Fifty Shades of NCAA

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    Damn, that blows!! I've never caught a field goal, I guess that fried EA's mind. Looks like you played a good game though. (y)
     
  20. Selvy9

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    I've caught and returned a few, only reason why I bother trying. All those slow linemen blocking for the FG makes it easier to run around, but yea, my returner caught it out of bounds, so no idea what happened. I've caught INTs at the one yard line and had my guy tackled into the end zone for a safety, which is BS but at least makes sense, lol.
     
  21. Dmiller28

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    I have had this happen before and it sucks
     
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    Tulsa Downs K-State Despite 130 Yards of Offense

    72 total rushing yards, 5 of 15 on pass attempts, and zero 2nd half points, yet Tulsa's defense held strong for a 17-13 win over Kansas State.
     
  23. Wyrmreaver

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

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    LOL, a win's a win I guess
     
  24. Selvy9

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    lol, I guess. A lot of it is probably on my play calling, I had a 10-0 and 17-7 lead in the 2nd half and with my defense doing its job, I didn't really want to risk those INTs that are nearly impossible for me to avoid. Still, would be nice if I could average more than 2 yards a carry, especially after pinning 31 on #11 Oklahoma, lol.
     
  25. papaloke

    papaloke Fifty Shades of NCAA

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    UAB upsets #5 Texas A&M at home​
    UAB 23​
    TAMU 10​
    Behind a great home crowd UAB was able to do just enough to get the win against a very strong, well coach Texas A&M team. UAB opened the game with the ball and ended the first possession converting a 3rd and goal for the first score of the game. Nothing came easy in this one as both teams struggled at times to find a rhythm on offense. EAch team swapped field goals in the 2nd quarter and UAB took a 10-3 lead in at the half. Starting the 3rd, TAMU was forced to punt and UAB answered with a 19 yard TD pass to a wide open Clayton Phillips in the corner of the endzone. TAMU moved the ball but a couple of costly interceptions kept giving UAB a chance to push the lead. UAB QB Robert Dorsey lead a balanced drive down to the goaline but threw a pick in the endzone which for moment there looked like it was going to give TAMU the momentum to mount a comeback. TAMU went on to score a TD in the 3rd behind HB Rodney Novak and cut the UAB lead to 17-10 going in to the 4th quarter. UAB managed a field goal early in the 4th and relied on a stout defense to hold TAMU and seal the win. ​
    gg Dmiller28, it's possible we could meet again in the SEC championship game.​
    also had a sweet diving catch in this one! check the highlights...​
     

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