The E Season 8: Scores

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  1. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Arizona send the Boilermakers back to Lafayette unhappy with a drubbing, 53-14 (sorry blLL flo)

    Arizona unveiled it's new offense (i feel like i say this every season :p) against an under-maned Purdue team. This game wasn't even close as the Wildcats destroyed in both running and passing (270 Rush, 271 Pass). The balanced attack was something Coach Lambdin was very excited to see. "Last year we kept to an all passing attack which became easy to defend. This year we've got the ball rolling both through the air and on the ground which is very encouraging." Predictability is something that Coach Lambdin heard a lot about last season from all his critics. "We're looking to change this but we won't know until we face a good team. Thankfully we head to Ann Arbor next week and that'll be our measuring stick".

    Wildcats will play the Wolverines and look to avenge a 2015 loss to Suge's Michigan team.
     
  2. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    You do. You've changed your offensive philosophy each of at least the last 4 seasons.
     
  3. UofCWildcat

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    It's only because i like to pick an offense based on my players. I recruit what i can talent-wise and then i pick an offense that complements my recruits accordingly.
     
  4. blLL flo

    blLL flo BTFU!

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    Georgia 50
    Nebraska 17

    The home team didn't fare too well in this one as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-3 first quarter lead. They extended that to 38-3 just before the half, but Nebraska found the defense in a bad coverage for the situation and burned them for a long TD. In the 2nd half it was the back ups turn and they moved the ball nicely, but couldn't punch it in the end zone settling for 4 FGs. QB Casey Gutierrez had an off day to open the year as the passing game saw a lot of dropped balls in the rain, a red zone INT, and some indecision trying to find the go-to WR. Thankfully the running game looked great as HB Brad Knox stepped into the starters role and performed very well.

    Next up a trip to Northwestern and then a visit from the Trojans of USC.

    QB Gutierrez 11/28, 198, 2 TDs, INT
    HB Knox 14 att, 178 yards, 2 TDs
    WR Morris 3 rec, 78 yards, 2 TDs
     
  5. controllerabuser

    controllerabuser Purple People Eaters

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    First Game Jitters
    Tucker, USC mananges to edge Maryland by a hair in season debut, 34-27.
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    The USC Trojans led by new coach controllerabuser walked into Byrn Stadium and knocked off the #19 Maryland Terrapins, 34-27. Jake Herman was impressive most of the game but did make two costly mistakes which resulted in interceptions. He did manage to toss for 237 yards and 2 touchdowns though. DeShawn Lawson was very effective on the ground gaining 110 yards on 21 carries. I was happy with our defense, we gave up some plays that shouldn't have been made but we will have to move on and try to improve during practice. We returned a kick off and interception for touchdowns. The linebacking core had 19 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble.
     
  6. Masler

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    #7 - Stanford - 40

    South Carolina - 14

    What a great showing by both sides of the ball. The offense did what they wanted and only had to punt once. I am extremely pleased with Scott's accuracy and with my pass blocking. I did get sacked wuite a bit but I felt I was able to have a bit more time in the pocket. And the old saying "I you can't beat em, join em" comes into play with my TE catching two of Scotts' three TD passes. While the defense did give up 14 points, they also stopped the Gamecocks on the 1 yard line TWICE, preventing what could have been 14 more points. The only turnover of the game went to So Carolina but it did no good. Some of our youngsters got rowdy on defense, including MLB Duckett who would record 7 tackles (2 TFL) in his first outing in the red and white.

    Stanford opens strong and will host JC and Michigan State Week 2.

    Stats

    K. Scott - 17/23, 228 yards, 3 TD, 8 Rec, 23 yards
    M. Stewart - 17 Att, 103 yards, TD
    J. Holley - 3 Rec, 65 yards, TD
    J. Campbell - 4 Rec, 78 yards, 2 TD
    A. Duckett - 7 Tackles, 2 TFL
     
  7. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    New Faces, Same Defense
    The faces may have changed, but the Devils played the same hard nosed defense that fans have come to know and love. PSU came into the game rated higher than the Devils and they had one of the best QBs in the country, but the ASU defense was better. The Lions could only muster 165 yards of offense and a decent chunk of those came from QB scrambles. Their laser accurate QB was befuddled by the ASU defense as he only completed 8 of 17 passes. Thankfully, due to his accuracy, he only threw 1 pick on the day against an ASU defense that I think averaged over 2 per game last season.
    Offensively, there were also a lot of new cogs and they weren't clicking as well as the new guys on defense. FR Ken hall got the start at QB over SR Heisman candidate Jamel Parks and played very well except for 1 mistake. He completed 17 of 20 passes for over 200 yards in his debut while picking up a modest 38 yards on 9 carries on the ground. He was spreading the ball all over the place with completions to 7 different receivers. True FR HB#3 Jonathan Johnson had a huge debut as he took the first 2 carries of his career for 53 and 2 yard TDs and finished the game with 3.
    Next week the Devils will travel back to Rocky Top to face the Vols. It'll be interesting to see how FR Hall handles the raucous crowd.
    Game Balls:
    QB Ken Hall - 179.7, 17/20 (85%), 210 yds, TD, INT - 9 car, 38 yds, 4.2 YPC
    HB Jonathan Johnson - 6 car, 80 yds, 13.3 YPC, 3 TD
    WR Kenny Rucker - 4 rec, 83 yds, TD
    OLB Benjamin Bailey - 5 tkls (5 solo), 3 TFL, sack

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  8. GoGators

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    Northwestern took down Louisville in what turned into a bit of a shootout. Coming into this season the expectations were high for the defense as this is the best defensive unit the Wildcats have put on the field in a while. That was tested immediately however as UL's passing game seemed to find all kinds of holes in the NU secondary.

    The concern coming into this season was the QB play as last years starter L. Burton left early for the NFL draft leaving an untested Rodney Jones to take over the reigns. With more talent at the skill positions and the best offensive line the Wildcats have ever had, it would all come down to Jones' ability to take care of and distribute the ball. He was able to do this very effectively throwing for almost 300 yards and a couple scores on the game to allow the offense to out pace the UL offensive attack, making up for a rough day defensively.

    The story of the day in this one though would be SO HB Howard Smith. After an extremely productive freshman campaign there were concerns about Smith having a sophomore slump. Smith would put those thoughts to rest immediately as he racked up 170 yds on 17 carries and put the ball into the end zone an impressive 3 times.


    Sidebar - I spent 2 hours putting together my new playbook last night and the damn thing is riddled with errors. So, I'm going to need to go back to the drawing board on that thing today before the big game against UGA.
     
  9. edge7771

    edge7771 Walk On

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    Gook luck blLL flo has a monster down their.
     
  10. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    #12 Auburn 31
    #25 Oregon 10

    The Auburn Tigers looked very impressive in their victory over the Ducks. The star of the game was WR Aaron Barrett who caught 6 passes, gained over 200 yards, and scored two touchdowns. The touchdowns covered 66, 67 yards. QB Issac McKinley threw the ball very accurately going 14-18-265 yards. The defense played very well, it prevented the Ducks from running the ball and forcing them to rely on their erratic QB. He missed many passes that if completed could have affected the outcome of the game.
     
  11. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Hell yeah! Nice first win. And nice picture with Mike Leach. I wanted him at Arizona but we got Rich Rod which i liked better after the fact. Wazzu is gonna be good here in 2 years. Bowl bound this year for sure.
     
  12. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    Oh yeah, it was nice meeting him. It has re energized the fan base. How the PAC-12 sorts itself out over the next few years will be interesting. With Oregon soon to be on probation, USC loss of scholarships, emerging power of Stanford, Washington's resurgence, and the hiring of Rich Rod and Leach will make the PAC-12 really competitive.
     
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  13. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    All i care about is Arizona getting back to Bowling and being a good threat in the Pac-12 and Zona St to go shoot themselves in the foot with their shitty new Coach
     
  14. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    It has almost been a decade since WSU had been in a bowl, and you didn't go through college football hell.
     
  15. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    No but after a 4-8 season i feel for all the WSU fans. That was horrible. I wanted to just cry every Saturday and i was near tears when Mike Stoops got fired. Hard season. Couldn't do that again.
     
  16. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Nice to meet you pot.

    I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

    (And this is coming from a Michigan fan so trust me, I know a little something about this)
     
  17. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Haha yes i know. I just have this rivalry intensified from so many things. 2010 when i was in my dorm room and EVERYONE in my room was rooting for Arizona St in spite of me and we got to block PATs to lose. That was bad. And then this dynasty has made me hate even looking at their logo. And you :p
     
  18. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Wisconsin 47
    Alabama 14

    New starting quarterback Joe Thomas was outstanding, completing 18/29 for 274 yards and 2 touchdowns. Heisman candidate Joe Butler overcame an early injury to rush for 101 yards and a touchdown. HB Lamar Perry led the way with 181 yards and 1 touchdown. After a bye, Wisconsin takes on Stanford.
     
  19. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    Knoxville --
    Rocky Top is...well, rocking. Excitement has been building here each day since the Capital One Bowl win as UT was ranked #6 preseason. Most importantly, the player were ready to take the field. After the first 8:06 minutes of the game Tennessee had 2 scoop and scores, and 2 rushing TDs. Leading to a 31-10 half.
    We'll focus on the negatives as the team needs to be sharp next week for Jello's ASU squad. On offense, 3rd down conversions were a real struggle. On defense, we surrendered over 100 yards to the UDUB backup HB. Very worrisome.
    However, the ground game continues to resurge after the Air Raid season and subsequent leaving of Hayden Franklin. Transfer Anthony Munoz, thank you God and Bill, is special. Also being a bright spot was the defense forcing 5 turnovers. Those turnovers started with the Player of the Game. Freshman FS, Ronnie Biddle, ( UofCWildcat ) made a statement with his first tackle of a promising career. He pulled out the hit stick, causing a fumble that was returned for a TD, and injured Huskies starter HB Wynn for the half with a strained pectoral. Biddle finished with 8 tackles (tied with 3 others for the team led/even tho the DW is wrong :( ), the ff, and a sack.
    UT Stats:
    QB Powers -- 8/13 for 187 yards. TD
    HB Munoz -- 20 carries 192 yards. 3 TDs
    FS Biddle -- ^^^
     
  20. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Knew that boy had promise. CURSE YOU ROCKY TOP!
     
  21. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    You're thinking of total tackles. The DW (as well as the game's stats engine for AAs and awards and what not) uses solo tackles. I'm sure you've notice that you can't sort stats on the console by total tackles as it only sorts by solo tackles. EA added ATK 2 (or possibly 3) years ago, but they never fixed it to count them correctly. This is the main reason why users win almost all defensive awards (combined with the fact that users get more solo tackles than assisted while in simmed games there's more assisted tackles). You could have a user MLB with 60 solo and 30 ATK compared to a CPU guy with 50 solo and 60 ATK. The awards engine doesn't see that as 90 tackles vs. 110 tackles. It sees it as 60 tackles vs. 50.
     
  22. GoGators

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    #2 UGA 0
    #19 NU 24

    OH MY!!!

    Northwestern blanks the #2 team in the land at home getting a huge early season win.

    This one would be a story of missed opportunities for the Bulldogs as QB Guitierez got off to a rough start and it would hamper the Dawg offense all game long. He'd throw multiple INTs on the day as well as have balls bounce of open WR's helmets throughout this one. CG got little help from his running game however holding AA candidate HB Brad Knox to an 8 car 21 yd day.

    On the other side of the ball, the NU offense got clicking early as HB H. Smith put the offense on his back on the opening drive going 80 yards and taking up most of the first quarter before punching it in to take an early 7-0 lead. After a 3 and out by UGA, HB M. Rankin broke off a 54 yard run setting the Wildcats up on the 2 yard line and Smith would punch another one in, 14-0.

    UGA would look to get something going but CG would throw his first INT of the day on the ensuing drive to LB J. Green who took it home for a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Things wouldn't get any prettier from there as UGA struggled all day on offense and NU did their best to not make any big mistakes.

    GG Bill. We finally got a full one in. I'd say home field advantage / momentum was a big factor in this one.

    Gameball - NU HB H. Smith 26 car 102 yds 2 TDs

    Notables:
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    QB C. Gutierrez 49.0, 11/27 122 yds 4 INTs, 5 sacks
    HB R. Knox 8 car 21 yds
    WR I. Rivera 4 rec 50 yds

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    QB R. Jones 140.4 4/5 36 yds
    HB M. Rankin 5 car 56 yds
    WR B. Lewis 2 rec 26 yds
     
  23. UofCWildcat

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    Arizona: 26
    Michigan: 21

    Both halves were two separate games. The first half was ALL Wildcats. Arizona's 3-3-5 defense gave the Wolverines fits and held them to no 3rd down conversions in the first half. Arizona's offense exploded on two big plays which were Arizona's only touchdowns of the day. On Arizona's first drive, Chad Keyes (the specialist) took the ball on a Read Option and made a few moves to break loose. He then took it 49 yards for the score. This was pretty much the only explosive play in the run game. Later in the quarter Johnathan Woods hit Adam Cutler on a button hook route which was a BAD read. The man was blanketed but Adam made a nice spin move and spun again in a clutter of people and took it 76 yards for the score. Michigan did have a big play by the speedster Joe Seward who took the ball on a streak right out of his break on an Arizona blitz. Reports later said Coach Suge's OC got a hold of the headset in the press box and was having a verbal argument in the first half.

    The second half was pretty much all Wolverines though. Michigan would put the pressure on the Arizona option game and Johnathan would make a boneheaded play pitched the ball right into the Michigan defender and another Wolverine scooped and scored on it. Arizona's defense started to fall apart allowing a lot of good drives. Michigan finally capped off a drive with a 1 yard TD run by Brian Rice to make it a 23-21 game. Arizona then got a big play and got a field goal to make it 26-21. Michigan AGAIN got an amazing drive and was inside the Red Zone. This is EXACTLY where Coach Lambdin want's his opponents. The Arizona defense calls this the Hell Zone for the opponents because they love to make plays and converge. They get to run their favorite defensive set the 3-3-5 Bear defense where everyone is close to the line and get pressure. Coach Lambdin though called it safe with a Cover 3 and Coach Suge tried to get a slant route behind the coverage. But MLB Dan Myers got a jump on the ball and picked it off. Coach Lambdin was exuberant on the sideline. Arizona would then run out the clock and sealed a victory in the Big House. Reports here said Coach Lambdin's little brother, the ball boy, was braiding him and even was cheering for the Wolverines. Someone lost their ball boy job today.

    GG Big Suge Knight. This was easily the best game i've played in this dynasty to date.
     
  24. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    ASU Defense Stands Strong
    Arizona State traveled to Rocky Top for the 2nd straight year seeking to avenge their 20-30 loss last season. As was the case in their season opener against Penn State, the ASU defense was the story in this one. SO QB Joe Powers was making his 2nd start against the Devils but, unlike last year, the ASU defense continually confuddled and befused him. He was only able to complete half of his 20 passes while throwing 4 INTs. He was also bottled up on the ground with only 16 yards on 6 carries. On the other side of the ball, the Devils couldn't get much going offensively, but they did enough. This game featured 2 top 9 QB recruits from 2 seasons ago (Powers was #9 while FR(RS) Ken Hall was #1) and the difference was that Powers made mistakes while Hall made fewer. Hall threw a pick on the first possession of the game, but did an excellent job of protecting the rock for the remainder as he completed 14 of 21 passes.
    The main factor in this game was the athleticism of the ASU defense. They were flying all over the place. The main concern for the ASU coaching staff was the +5 TO differential of the Volunteers through only 1 game. ASU did a great job of protecting the ball (after Hall got rid of his pregame jitters) while the defense made some great plays. 2 of the 4 INTs were probably bad reads by Powers (although I'm pretty sure that 1 of those had both the receiver and CB off of the game's screen so Darkwing likely couldn't even see my guy) but the other 2 were terrific plays by my guys. Check out the 3rd highlight on the wire (a great leaping INT by OLB Bailey) and the 5th highlight (a SICK 1 handed grab by MLB Eric Griffin). Next week is a bye for ASU and hopefully a week of practice will help the offense out as they've been very sluggish so far this year.
    Game Balls:
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    HB Brandon Richardson - 10 car, 54 yds, TD - 5 rec, 30 yds
    DE Matt Randle - 5 tkls, 2 TFL, sack
    OLB Benjamin Bailey - 4 tkls, 1 INT
    MLB Eric Griffin - 2 tkls, 2 INTs
    CB Carl Dunn - 3 tkls, 1 INT, TD
    Tennessee
    HB A. Munoz - 16 car, 79 yds - 3 rec, 40 yds, TD
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  25. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    That pick 6 killed my mindset and after I tried to right the ship (in which you picked the 2nd pass in as many throws) I let my emotions kill any strategy. Like you mentioned they weren't on the screen but that was strictly my error. I'm glad you caught the video, notice my open receiver running from left to right on a wider slant route. He was my target. In the post excitement from the big long catch right before I didn't have my guys routes down and hit Y right as I saw the cross. Big Mistake. I believe he was the A button :(

    The other plays to me was my 4th and 1 failure to start the second half and your 4th and short punt fake run from your 37 to end the 3rd. Those were big plays. Congrats on the win. Your QB is special. I thought I did good enough stopping your runs up the middle/WR Mid screen/out routes (to me the keys of your offense) but your D was just to frustrating. Your guys made the plays and I'm most upset with my turnovers, there's just no underestimating the impact they have, as I've been trying to protect and control the ball better. Definitely a game that will make my team better.
     
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