Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by recchem2000, Feb 8, 2013.
Arkansas Holds on late to Edge Miami
Arkansas opened with a 3 and out. Miami made some progress then threw a deep bomb into coverage. Arkansas SS Prince stepped infront for the INT in the endzone. Arkansas drove the field then toss up a 30 yard jump ball to TE Valentine. Miami came back with a perfectly timed WR screen pass that went 81 yards to the TD. Poor time for Arkansas to be bringing the corner blitz from that side. Arkansas' next drive was capped by a 40 yard TD spliting the cover 2 on a PA pass down the middle of the field to Eric Setzer. After stopping miami Arkansas put together a long drive but a failed 4th and inches at the 9 yardline ended it without points.
Miami opened the second half with a nice drive keyed bay Joe Hall shaking the DE then stepping up to diver a deep pass the the returning WR. Few plays later a Hall hit TE James hill for a 13 TD pass to tie the game at 14. Arkansas tried some deep ball magic again but the safety took a better angle to make the pick. Miami slowly drove the field turning the games momentum in their favor. Arkansas LBs kept fighting injuring Starting Miami HB Sowell then jarring the ball from his backup on the next series.
With momentum back on their side Arkansas drove the field fueled mostly by their previously absent rushing game. HB Keyes Punched in the go ahead TD with 4:27 left. Arkansas forced a punt on forth and 2, then converted 4 more first downs with Keyes running to close out the game.
Swing plays in the game for Arkansas. QB scramble fumble by arkansas was recovered by arkansas after several missed dives by both teams. Throw over the Miami User MLBs head that probably should have been picked early in the 4th. Redzone 4th quarter fumble by miami. Arkansas developed a running game late in the 4th quarter. Down seven late Miami overthrew a deep ball where the WR had a step.
The fumble at the end of the third quarter was the turning point. I'd like to think that I would have come out with at least three points there, putting some pressure on you. That other fumble just seemed to lay there forever.
Defeat Buckeyes 52-17
Following their close loss to the #1 Razorbacks, the Miami Hurricanes avoided a second loss by storming for 35 second-quarter points en route to a 52-17 victory over the Ohio St Buckeyes.
After falling behind 3-0 at the end of the first, Miami scored on their next three possessions and then sealed the game with consecutive defensive touchdowns in the last minute of the game. QB Joe Hall sparked the offensive outburst by finding TE James Hill from seven yards out and later finding WRs Andre Edwards and Spencer Jamison from 67 and 60 yards respectively. The defense would take care of the rest as CB Matt West returned a fumble 74 yards and OLB Justin Flanagan returned an interception 32 yards, each for a touchdown.
The Canes went into conservation mode in the second half as backup HB Tony Thornton scored two touchdowns as Miami drained the clock.
QB Joe Hall - 12/15, 237 yards, 3 TD
HB Tony Thornton - 11 car, 77 yards, 2 TD, long 25
HB Joe Sowell - 14 car, 70 yards, long 14
WR Andre Edwards - 3 rec, 94 yards, TD, long 67
WR Spencer Jamison - 3 rec, 89 yards, TD, long 60
OLB Justin Flanagan - 9 tack, INT, FF, TD
FS Lance Williams - 6 tack, INT
Aggies Swamp-Stomp Gators 30-13
Texas A&M went into the Swamp to prove they belonged this season in the top half of the SEC. Just how far up they will be by season's end depends on their late rivalries as it always does, but for now at least they are sitting pretty.
In an unfortunate series of events, UF's coach SatansAngel1104 couldn't make the home trip to coach his Gators and it was likely the reason the Aggies came away victorious without much resistance. After an early int, the Gators did score first and on the very next play on an 18 yard touchdown run from star RB Will Baron. That would be his only real impact on the game as he finished with 56 yards on 15 attempts. Also, Florida QB Arrington was less than spectacular with 146 yards, 1 td, 1 int, the TD coming in garbage time from 64 yards out.
Both A&M RB's Long and Holland scored on TD runs, and the decision to get Holland involved elsewhere payed off too as he caught 5 passes for 45 yards as both a WR and RB. He'll be stationed in a lot of sets as a second RB out wide or in the slot. QB Muhammad was a pretty solid 17-24 for 244 and 2 tds, but suffered two ints in the game.
Interesting note in this particular game my team just seemed fast. Florida has ridiculous speed and my guys matched it. I was pleasantly surprised because my team hasn't played up to it's speed ratings for a while. Might be a product of young players not playing as well as they're rated or something. Hopefully we seem fast against the Arky and Mizzou's of the world.
SMU had an upset brewing for them. CB Means picked of a Holly pass and took it 101 yards the other way. Holly remained composed, and connected with WR Jones twice in consecutive drives from 19 and 29 yards out. SMU knotted things up at 14 all when Bryant threw a 25 yard TD. Holly was on top of his game though. HB Dahl took a swing route, broke a tackle, and went 66 yards for a score. After a quick SMU three n out, LSU drove down all the way to the 3. This time TE Harris caught a TD right before half.
The second half saw the Stangs have to go to their 3rd string QB. QB1 and QB2 were hurt trying to be playmakers outside the pocket, and the nasty Tiger D put some hard licks on them. SMU didnt have much of a chance. QB Holly ends up with 335 yards passing and 5 TDs on opening day.
#4 LSU 37 - SMU 14
Aggs Roll Vols Out of College Station 30-15
Texas A&M went up 24-0 before allowing 15 straight and finally closing it out with 2 late FGs. Tennessee never really got momentum in the game, even during their back to back TD stretch. But TAMU couldn't seem to capitalize either and played inconsistently enough to allow the Vols to stay in touch in the 2nd half. The Aggies only turned it over once, but it was Muhammad's 3rd INT of the season after just 2 games. With his willingness to turn it over, we have to be more careful in our playcalling. He's been better than the past 2 years but hasn't been pressured the way he will be down the road.
Long story short though, Aggies are 2-0 in conference play and sitting nicely at #6. Clemson and Baylor sit in the weeks to come before the Razorbacks try to come and destroy all Aggie Championship hopes...again. Cheez did you take your team off of user recruiting? If you didn't they will be the 2nd team in AM with all walk ons in just a couple seasons.
Hell if I know. And I'll be damned if I care lol
Aggies Escape Death Valley 21-17
At 14-3 late in the 3rd quarter it was looking really good for A&M, then we couldn't stop the option and on back to back pitches K. Stallings went 56 and 66 yards to give Clemson the lead with 5 minutes left. Muhammad and Holland had been injured in the 3rd so it was going to be up to RS SO Hopkins to drive the team and score without the Aggies most explosive player. After a couple first downs however, the Aggies went to 3rd string RB Keven Lewis around the corner and he took it the distance from 62 to give the Aggies the lead for good. After a defensive stop, TAMU ran the clock out.
This was a stressful game as in the first half Clemson's defense was in the right place for everything and my receivers ran improper routes all game long. But we came away with a W. On to Baylor for the renewal of a rivalry in the state of Texas
The tigers crush the Sooners, olding them to just 4 first downs, all of which happened in the 4th quarter. The only downside for Mizzou was that star HB Scott Sullivan (#2 in our 2 back system and our return specialist) was hurt and will miss about 4 games.
The Illini only managed 77 yards against the tough Mizzou D. With Scott Sullivan out, #1 HB Nick Cannon came up big, gaining 173 yards on the ground and 60 more receiving to pace the offense which converted 10 of 12 third down tries.
Iowa St. 0
Tigers QB William Ryan struggled, throwing 4 interceptions on the day. Lucky for him, the D held ISU to less than 100 yards of offense and Nick Cannon went off, gaining 218 rushing yards and scoring 3 times.
S. Carolina 0
The Gamecocks moved the ball well at times through the air, but 5 interceptions and 7 sacks completely derailed them, especially considering that 4 of those INTs went for TDs the other way. On the other side of the ball, Nick Cannon once again went off, this time running for a team record 331 yards on 23 attempts with 3 TDs. With the way Cannon is playing, the team isn't really missing Scott Sullivan, who may see a diminished role upon his return.
Battle of the Brazos Mostly Aggies in 46-10 Affair
The Baylor Bears doubled up the offensive yards, 362-195, including 139 from BU RB Burns. The problem was that there was a 4-0 turnover differential in favor of the Aggies, including a pick 6 and Holland returned a kickoff for a touchdown after the Bears tried to climb back in with a field goal.
Next up is hated Arkansas, who has beaten A&M in every game since the two coaches took over in 2012.
Miami Squeaks by Tigers
defeat LSU 13-10
Offense was at a premium in Miami as the Hurricanes outlasted the visiting Tigers 13-10 on a 31 yard FG as time expired.
LSU opened the game with a short field goal after failing to punch it into the end zone from within the five yard line. The Canes would respond with a field goal of their own despite failing to move the ball following a big play into LSU territory. With the score now tied at three, LSU would march down the field behind HB Jeff Dahl and take a 10-3 lead on Justin Coleman's four yard TD run. Wanting to even the score quickly Miami threw deep, only to see the LSU defender intercept the ball. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they would fail to capitalize on the turnover, keeping the margin the same. Miami would take advantage as they would close the half with a 12 yard TD pass from QB Joe Hall to HB Joe Sowell to tie the game at 10.
Both defense dug deep in the second half, repeatedly foiling the offenses. Late in the fourth quarter, LSU forced a Miami fumble inside the Miami 40 yard line and appeared poised to win the game. However, as was the case throughout, the Tigers offense failed to convert on third down and missed a field goal attempt to take the lead. With new found life, the Canes proceeded to drive down the field before settling for the game-winning field goal.
MexiRican35, Good game. Obviously the third down conversions were huge, but you not scoring after that fumble was probably just as big.
QB Patrick Holly - 12/17, 168 yards, INT
QB Joe Hall - 14/20, 153 yards, TD, INT
HB Jeff Dahl - 13 car, 69 yards, long 16
HB Joe Sowell - 17 car, 63 yards, long 9; 5 rec, 40 yards, TD, long 13
WR Jonathan Smith - 3 rec, 51 yards, long 23
WR James Hill - 2 rec, 42 yards, long 31
CB Roderick Owens - 4 tack, FF
SS Clarence Jean - 4 tack, INT
3rd Downs - 1/6
3rd Down - 5/9
FSU's offense was unproven with a redshirt freshman QB and a 250 lb. HB. FSU looked great, scoring on all but 1 possession, which ended in a fumble by QB Lionel Allen. LSU tied the game at 7 with 5:30 left in the 2nd quarter and FSU responded with a FG to go up 10-7. LSU answered on a long pass, break tackle, and run for a TD with 0:59 left but FSU's offense struck quick and scored a TD tight before half to go up 17-14. 3 3rd quarter TDs by FSU widened the gap for a huge win. Freshman QB Allen was almost perfect on the day.
Lionel Allen (QB)- 23-30 for 431 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT
Michael Hall (HB)- 13 carries for 58 yards, 5 receptions for 78 yards
Scott Fuller (WR)- 5 receptions for 125 yards, 2 TD
P. Holly (QB)- 23-33 for 295 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT
J. Smith (WR)- 5 receptions for 84 yards, TD
Ya that missed FG hurt. I didnt think I pushed it too far to the right, but I guess i miscalculated how far the try was.
I just couldnt prevent the big play. Everytime I would get a sack and get you into longer distances, a huge play would be made that negated it.
#2 Missouri survives a scare from LSU
LSU got the ball first and it didnt take tailback Jeff Dahl long to make his mark on this game. On the second play from scrimmage he took a crease off the left tackle and sprinted to daylight, all the way to a 75 yard TD and an early lead. Mizzou responded with a balanced drive but failed to convert inside the 5 and instead settled for a short FG. LSU then used a methodical drive of it's own before kicking a 42 yard FG on the first play of the second quarter to get the lead back to 7. Needing points, Mizzou would once again move down the field mixing the run and pass. Facing a critical 3rd and 2 from the 18, QB William Ryan would audible at the line out of a run, seeing single coverage on the outside. Ryan would then throw a pretty pass into the back corner of the endzone to Gavin Jones for the score to even things up at 10-10. The vaunted Missouri D would finally come up with a stop forcing a punt and seemingly capturing the momentum. The offense would move the ball well again until Heisman Hopeful Nick Cannon would make his only mistake of the night. The do it all back would take a big hit trying to eak out a few more yards, the ball would pop free and Senior OLB Nicholas Cook would pluck it out of the air and race 75 yards the other way to silence the home crowd. The first half would end with a 17-10 LSU advanage.
Getting the ball first in the second half Mizzou would go no huddle, momentarily putting the LSU D on their heels. LSU would settle in though and force a third down at midfield. Cannon would take a handoff left, but a DT burst through the line to make a play, only Cannon shrugged him off in the back field! Cannon would bounce outside then cut back in forcing the linebacker (user) to take a bad angle, then race 50 yards for the score getting the home crowd back in the game. LSU would promptly throw an interception that Mizzou would turn into a FG for their first lead of the game, 20-17 midway through the third. With momentum shifting LSU turned to the big hoss and Dahl would once again deliver, taking a counter off tackle and blowing past a pair of Mizzou defenders who bit hard on the counter for a 52 yard TD to recapture the lead 24-20. Missouri would move the ball well once more on the next drive, but after a bad throw by Ryan that missed a wide open WR for an easy 6, the drive would stall and Mizzou would settle for a FG early in the 4th to narrow the lead to 24-23. After forcing a punt Mizzou would get the ball with plenty of time to make something happen, but LSU keyed on Nick Cannon in the running game and would force a punt with under 3 minutes to go. With the lead, the ball, and superman at tailback, LSU immediately went to the air. Unfortunately for the fand back in Baton Rouge, Senior CB Ryan Hardy would make a great read and break on the ball on a quick pass, stepping in front of the receiver, Hardy would pick it off and race 41 yards for the go ahead TD with 2:30 to play. After a failed 2 point attempt it was 29-24 Missouri. LSU would not panic. After nearly throwing another pick on first down, they would cruise downfield using the short and intermediate passing game. Facing 1st and 10 from the 15 with time winding down they would take a huge sack on first down as Omar Sutton threw aside the tackle to make the play. A quick screen pass would take them to the ten yard line with 3rd and 5. After an incompletion there were only 13 seconds left. LSU still had one timeout and could get the first with a short play and still have time for one or two more, Mizzou anticipated this and brought the D up tight to the line. Patrick Holly would find his man on the quick hitch at the marker, but the WR would have to come back to the ball to prevent a diving Mizzou defender from making a play, the help defense would drag him down inches from a first down to seal the home win for Missouri.
Mizzou HB Nick Cannon - 22 carries for 188 yards and 1 TD plus 32 yards receiving.
LSU HB Jeff Dahl - 9 carries for 150 yards and 2 TDs
LSU - 34 pass plays called (30 attempts, 2 sacks, 2 scrambles), 13 run plays called. 6 yards per pass attempt, 10 yards per rushing attempt
Great Game MexiRican35 I really felt like when I punted it with less than 3 to go that I would have trouble stopping you, Dahl was killing me so I was thinking you would have a good shot at just grinding out a win on the ground. It was definitely a fantastic finish though!
I just didnt want to run into a blitz. The killer was the third down play. I had my guy open in the endzone, just couldnt get him the ball.
Both your long TDs were running into my blitz...... I actually have blitzed a lot less the last 2 seasons, I was surprised that you didnt run more, you had plenty of success but just kept going back to the air!
My gameplan was to go to the air more to prevent myself from getting into 3rd down situations. On the play on the interception, I just thought I could get the pass off quick enough to get the ball outside and possibly break a tackle.
Yeah, I thought it was a great playcall on your part actually.... that CB has 99 play rec and 99 man cover though, so I got lucky in the sense that he plain sniffed it out and made the play
Yup. He just made a football play.
Mizzou embarrasses 'Canes at their house.
Miami got the ball first but was forced to punt. Missouri put together a nice drive against the quirky 'Canes D that culminated in a TD. Miami answered with a fine drive of their own, but had to settle for a FG after stalling inside the 10. The Tigers added 2 more TD drives in the second quarter to take a 21-3 lead into the half. On the first possession of the second half, the Tigers deftly drove downfield, but a poorly thrown ball resulted in a redzone INT for QB William Ryan. Miami, sensing that they could shift the momentum in front of their home crowd, went deep on the very next play. Unfortunately for the Hurricane faithful, Senior CB Ryan Hardy made a leaping INT and then aded insult to injury, returning the ball 65 yards the other way for a 28-3 Mizzou lead. After a Miami turnover, Ryan would hit TE Shannon Williams over the middle for a 20 yard TD with the Miami 'backers cheating up to stop the run. The early 4th quarter TD made it a 35-3 lead. Miami promptly turned it over again and Mizzou added a FG to make it 38-3. Down 35 with under 4 minutes to go, Miami went in full no huddle desperation mode, resulting in a pair of late TDs and failed 2 pt conversions. After the scores, Mizzouri sent out the first team offense and aggressively marched down the field, scoring an unsportsmanlike TD with less than 30 seconds to play on a screen pass. When asked about it after the game, coach Hennessy said, "look, this team beat us in our house last year, we came down here and had 'em licked. Instead of just playing out the stretch late, they went no huddle, 2 point conversion and onside kick crazy. So we figured, if they want to keep playing hard, we will too. If their pissed they know where to find us next season."
Heisman front runner Nick Cannon continued his dominant play, rushing for 194 yards and a pair of TDs and catching another TD against the Hurricanes.
Miami - HB Joe Sowell had just 2 rushing attempts for 4 yards on the game. The team had 13 rushing attempts, but all but the 2 by Sowell were called pass plays that resulted in sacks or scrambles.
Mizzou - Nick Cannon accounted for over 200 yards from scrimmage while the defense recorded 7 sacks, 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Texas A&M 0
First game saw Texas A&M in the redzone and driving on nearly every possession, after the DC a very different story for the Aggies offense. Arkansas plays got all the loose fumbles, Aggie defenders hands turned to stone dropping 3 INTs on arkansas first scoring drive. 3rd and short killed a bunch of Aggies drives and let Arkansas sit on the lead they established in the second quarter. Converted FB Corey keys pick up 146 yards rushing banging the ball up the middle.
Arkansas jumped out to an early lead with a balanced attack. They focused on running to little positive effect for the rest of the game. Defense held firm lead by MLB Brad Robinson who is having a fabulous season. He may not be fast but big hits are piling up the injured bodies.
For some unknown reason, goal-to-go from the 1 ALWAYS ends up in me fumbling the ball against Arky. EVERY SINGLE TIME. I know we're not supposed to go conservative carry or whatever, but that's what's going to happen in goal-to-go situations from now on against this guy. His safety always gets a free run, and even though my guy is a 98 rated player with great carry, he always fumbles.
Also, I simply cannot run (even with my FB) for so much as 6 inches in a 3rd or 4th and 1 situation against them. I don't have that much trouble getting a yard against anybody else.
Just wondering whygodwhy1111, do you use run commit in some of these instances? I don't care if you do just trying to figure out why it's impossible for me to gain a yard when it's all I need against your team.
GG by the way. By the third try you'd figured out my defensive attack.
Jayrah what formations are you running out of and what defensive look is he giving you? After many seasons of mostly struggling to run outside of read options and draws it started clicking late last year. I feel almost like cheez just pounding the rock now.
in my experience I short yardage mist guys are sending the linebackers all straight upfield. Most dive plays are doomed, though if you shift blocking to push right or left or block aggressive you may find space. The risk reward plays on 3rd and short are stretch and counter IMO. Sometimes you eat a few yards, but if you get a seal you can rip a big one and if they overcommit outside you can usually turn upfield for a couple yards and a new set of downs. The other thing is that you can come out and throw the ball, I have had some success doing that, though you have to look out for the blitz that sends more guys than you have blockers and be ready with your hot read.
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