Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Paytonno1son, Sep 21, 2013.
Illinois Holds off the Wildcats
MTSU looks to send the seniors out in style.
The Blue Raiders are set to kick off their final home game of the season shortly. Not only will the Blue Raiders be looking to get to 7-5 and solidify a bowl bid, they will be honoring the following players for their 4(or 5) years of hard work for the betterment of the program.(All stats are from Coach Hickerson's 2 years at school)
HB - Reggie Whatley: 129 carries with average of 5.1, 5 touchdowns. Also a 2 time semi finalist for returner of the year. Over 2500 combined kick return and punt return yards.
WR - Devin Clarke: Over 900 receiving yards, 4 TD
WR - Ed'Marques Batties: 400 receive yards, 2 TD
WR - Marcus Henry: Over 500 yards, 2 TD
TE William Wilson: Just under 800 receiving yards, 5 TD
LG Judd Hunt:
RG Phil Hughes:
RT Isiah Anderson
LE Shubert Bastien: 7.5 sacks, with 7 of them coming this season
RE Jiajuan Fennell: 4.5 sacks, 4 coming this season. 3 passes batted down at the line, 1 forced fumble.
RE Max Ugboaja:
DT Pat McNeil: 26 tackles, 9 for loss, 3.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and recovery,
LOLB Leighton Gasque: 9 tackles, 1 sack.
MLB Christian Henry: 59 tackles, 12 for loss. 3 sacks, 2 interceptions. 1 fumble recovery. Has been a rock in the middle of the defense. Will be missed next season.
CB Khari Burke: 42 tackles, 1 for loss. 2 interceptions, 1 returned for touchdown. 10 pass break ups.
CB Chris Sharpe: 40 tackles, 2 for loss. 1 interception which was returned for touchdown. 3 pass break ups.
CB Herbert King: 1 tackle
"These guys have helped transition our team from the old regime to the new, they have helped myself and this coaching staff begin to implement a new attitude into this football program, and we could not have asked for a better group to help us do that," said Hickerson when asked about his group of seniors.
Clear skies, cold weather, senior day. Final home game of the year. LEGGGO! And a pretty decent crowd!
UAB wins the toss and elects to defer. MTSU will receive the kick, wearing blue pants and tops, silver lids. UAB is in white tops, green pants, gold helmets.
Rough game NUCMANDON At lest you got the young Montana to build around...
UNLV wins the MWC west!
13 ranked University of Texas in El Paso comes into sin city looking to wreck the Rebels in front of a sellout crowd. Dreams only go so far in college football as UNLV wrecks UTEP 45-7. No one predicted this (except for Coach Bubba Gump of corse). If you recall UNLV's last game last year Coach Gump promised to be conference contenders and he delivers, he is a man of his word. UTEP drops to 10-2 on the season with a 6-2 MWC record, as UNLV rises to 9-3 on the season with a 7-1 MWC record. Everyone is looking to see what the BCS will do as Las Vegas is hoping UNLV could crack the top 25 after this huge win.
UTEP wins he toss to start the game and elects to defer, and UNLV does what they did well all year, they jump out of the gate and score on the first possession capped off by a 31 yard run off the tackle from Sophmore RB Niko Kapeli. 7-0 early lead for the rebels. After great coverage on the kickoff the miners are deep in their own territory to start their first drive. On the first play, as heisman front runner Jamiell Showers drops back Senior RE Jordan Sparkman busts through the line for a sack and Sophmore LE Dominic Baldwin (who tied NCAA record with 6 sacks last week vs SJSU) scoops it up on the 3 yard line setting up a 4 yard touchdown run by SR HB Adonis Smith. UNLV scores 14 points in 10 seconds. On the second drive for UTEP, Showers would throw a pick to SR CB Kenneth Penny. UNLV capitalizes again and scores on a quick slant from Nick Sherry to Taylor Spencer. The first quarter ends 21-0 UNLV. Everyone expected UTEP to regroup and come out firing after the 2nd quarter but it would prove to be more the same. UTEP just couldn't get anything going offensively, as Showers would throw 2 more INT in the 2nd Quarter and UNLV would capitalize off them. The Rebels score three more touchdowns in the 2nd quarter coming from, 16 yard pass from Nick Sherry to TE Taylor Barnhill, 14 yard run from Niko Kapeli, and another 4 yard touchdown from Adonis Smith. At halftime the Rebels are up 42-0 and it was over before it began. The only shed of light UTEP got was a 74 yard INt return for a TD. UNLV would run the clock in the third and 4th quarter and finish the year on a 45-7 win. Niko Kapeli ends the season in style with 18 Att 187 yards and 2 TD. Adonis Smith also scores 2 on the ground, and 2 come in the air from Nick Sherry. Sherry tacks on 144 yards with those 2 TD.
Standouts for the year for UNLV are as follows:
JR QB Nick Sherry 192-294 2,691 yards 35 TD 12 INT
SO HB Niko Kapeli 166 Att 1,075 yards, 12 TD
SO QB Jared Lebowitz 47 Att 691 yards 6 TD
SR HB Adonis Smith 119 Att 661 yards 5 TD
JR QB Nick Sherry 70 Att 343 yards 4 TD
SR WR Devonte Davis 46 Rec 661 yards 4 TD
SR WR Marcus Sullivan 40 Rec 583 yards 7 TD
JR WR Anthony Williams 35 Rec 498 yards 6 TD
SO LB Tau Lotulelei 61 Tackles 11 TFL 2 INT
FR FS Frank Williams 46 Tackles 5 TFL 1 FF
SR RE Jordan Sparkman 33 tackles 14 TFL 7 Sacks 3 FF
SO LE Dominic Baldwin 27 Tackles 13 TFL 9 Sacks 2 FR (Tied NCAA record with most sacks in a game. 6)
SR WR Marcus Sullivan 41 Att 1,129 yards
Coach Gump has been bombarded by media since the 45-7 win over UTEP. A lot of people are speculating he may move schools. He responded by saying "I have received a few offers after this year but I'm not going to think about that right now, we still have a conference championship and a bowl game to play here at UNLV. I will say this though, I do plan to stay and unleash what I'm going to call the "three-headed monster" next year." After last year promising a conference win and delivering the nation is riled up to see what he is going to reveal here in Las Vegas. UNLV will most likely play New Mexico in the conference championship unless Utah St. can pull off a win and New Mexico loses. UNLV has already beat both teams this year so they like they're chances. If we had to wrap up this year for UNLV in one word it would be memorable. They clinch their first bowl game since 2000. Score 72 points in one game. Tie an NCAA record for sacks in a game, best season record since 1984 and second best record in UNLV history.
Did good until 3 nit in third quarter turn into 21 points
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