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NAIL-BITER IN MADISON
MADISON, Wi -- In snowy conditions at Camp Randall, Wisconsin was able to hang on to defeat #7 Ohio State, 23 - 17 in a battle of two teams undefeated in the Big Ten.
The Wisconsin defense and offensive line would be the story for the Badgers. The defensive would hold Ohio State's vaunted rushing attack to -3 yards rushing while the Wisconsin offensive line would clear the way for 118 yards on the ground.
Even with no running game and a freshman at QB, the Bucks had the ball with 51 seconds left, one timeout and only down 6. Freshman QB Braxton Miller had 75 yards to go to win the game. Unfortunately, on the second play of the drive, Miller forced a tough throw on an out route and CB Antonio Fenelus picked it off to seal the game.
For most of the contest, both teams had trouble seeing in the snowy conditions. This lead to 3 critical turnovers for the Buckeyes which would be the difference in the game.
QB Russell Wilson - 10 of 14 for 110 yards and 1 TD and 0 interceptions (key stat)
RB James White - 18 carries for 66 yards and 1 TD
RB Montee Ball - 11 carries for 52 yards
WR Nick Toon - 5 catches for 59 yards
WR Devier Poser - 3 catches for 87 yards and 1 TD
RB Jamaal Berry - 10 carries for 16 yards
Great Game, MG!
Up Next for the Badgers - @ Purdue
UTAH MAKES IT 3 IN A ROW, 34-31 OVER OREG ST
The Utah D Celebrates After Sacking Katz To Seal The Game.
This was a big game for Utah. Bidding to get back to .500 with some important recruits on campus, the Utes fell behind 14-0 quickly in the 1st qtr. Big play receiver Devonte Christopher got behind the secondary on a play-action and Wynn just did avoid overthrowing him. The catch and run resulted in an 81 yard TD.
After getting the ball back, Utah was able to have some success with HB Palamo and capped off a nice drive with a game-tying 17 yard scamper by Palamo midway through the 2nd. Oreg St answered to take the lead back 21-14 on a 10 yard TD run by HB McCants. With little time left in the half, Utah was able to reach Beaver territory and get into FG range. Wynn, having a lot of confidence, threaded a post to WR Matthews who made a nifty move and headed upfield. Oreg St defenders converged on him at the 10 and popped the ball loose. Once again it's Christopher who makes the play as he scooped up the ball and raced in for the TD. 21-21 at the half.
Oreg St would tack on a FG in the 3rd while Utah kicked 2 to take it's first lead 27-24 with 3:31 remaining in the 4th. It didn't take the Beavers long to take it back as they went down Utah's throat and scored a TD with 2:01 remaining. Christopher, for a 3rd time, comes up huge with a catch and run down to the 4 yard line. Utah has been putrid converting TD's inside the 5. They wanted to bust it down to at least the 2 so ISO to Palamo was the call. They got their 2 and 2 more as he slipped into the end zone. 34-31 with 50 seconds remaining. The Utes D-line, much maligned by their coach all season for little to no pressure, came up with 2 sacks to preserve the win for Utah.
WR Devonte Christopher was given the game ball for his 5 catch 209 yard, 1 TD performance. He tacked on another TD on the fumble recovery. Palamo was solid again as he gained 141 yards on 27 carries with 2 TD's.
Utah (4-4, 2-3) must now face a pissed off Arizona team coming off their first loss of the season to Washington.
Washington State 13
PULLMAN- Kenjon Barner had 252 all-purpose yards in Oregon's 56-13 mauling of Washington State. Barner started the scoring quickly for the Ducks, returning the opening kickoff 101 yards for a score. Oregon is now 7-1 and faces the key stretch of their schedule. The Ducks get Washington, Stanford and Southern Cal in consecutive weeks.
UNDEFEATED NO MORE!
Huskies beat #5 Zona in OT!
Washington picked off a Nick Foles option in OT and took it for the score, winning 30-24
Seattle, WA -
The Huskies entered week 10 after coming off a gut-wrenchingloss to a great Stanford football team. Although they were sitting at 5-2, while not particularly bad, that was not where they wanted to be. They had to muster enough energy and motivation to come back home and take on one of the hottest teams in college football; The Arizona Wildcats.
Washington took control of the game by reducing the damage that star Arizona QB Nick Foles could produce, however flashes of his greatness would appear on a couple long strikes to Wildcat wide receivers. Foles would finish the day with a very mediocre 7 for 15 and 139 yards. He accounted for no TDs for Arizona.
Washington found themselves with a serviceable 24-14 lead early in the 4th quarter after QB Keith Price hit Senior WR Jermaine Kearse twice on two 49 yard scoring strikes. Just like they have seemed to do to every team this year, Arizona fought themselves back into the game with a FG at the 5 minute mark, and a late 38 yard TD scamper to tie the game at the 1:21 mark. Washington, seemingly stunned, couldn't muster a late score on their last drive of the game. The two would tango in OT.
Washington won the toss and chose to defend first in OT. After an ordinary but effective 4 yard dive by the HB, Arizona would line up for only the second play of overtime. Surprisingly, the wildcats chose a high risk option play which the Huskies had covered. Foles ran to the outside right and made a mental mistake that cost Arizona their first loss of the year. Junior CB Anthony Gobern played the option perfectly and caught the errant pitch in midair and ran it back 79 yards for the score, giving the Huskies the miraculous 30-26 victory over the #5 ranked team in the nation.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are finally making some noise in the Big10. After a disappointing first game that ended 1:34 early, Michigan and Iowa decided to try again. The first game had Iowa trailing 17-10 when it ended. It could have been a miracle or a flop. They had the ball at the 50 with 1:34 remaining. We will never know what could have happened. Try #2 got a little more difficult as all the sudden, there was an instant snow storm over Iowa City. This game had all the markings of a true kick in the nuts football game. 3-0 Iowa after 1. 3-3 at the half. 6-3 Michigan after 3 quarters. Only in the 4th quarter did somebody finally manage a TD. Iowa finally put together a decent drive that put them inside the 5. With Marcus Coker down with yet another in-game injury, RS FR DeAndre Johnson was in the game providing a lift as he has done all year. This time he managed to take it inside for paydirt against an extremely tough Michigan defense. Other than a couple runs, these guys were crushing on defense today. Iowa made it 10-6 with under 4 minutes on the clock. Michigan had the ball and time and put together a solid drive to get across the 50. Denard was looking good in the pocket and receivers were getting open. Iowa needed to bring a little pressure. They didn't manage any pressure, but they did make a play. Denard was looking for Roundtree down the right side, who was matched up 1 on 1 with Shaun Prater. Prater was stride for stride with him, and the ball was a little underthrown. Iowa gets a turnover, but has the ball backed up inside the 10 with 3 Michigan timeouts remaining. A big first down run by Coker gets 8, but he can't manage the first down on his next two carries and Iowa is forced to punt with over a minute remaining. Michigan gets another shot at the win. 55 yards to go and a decent amount of time to do it. Some quic passes andgetting out of bounds got Michigan inside the 25 with time left for a couple shots. The final shot saw Iowa bring down Koger at the 3 yard line.
Great games Bob, I wish we could have finished the first one. Had a chance to be epic.
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