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He Missed it!
In a week 1 match up against the Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes, nobody gave the Hoosiers a chance. They were pitiful last year when the move to the Big 12 was made, they have a new coach implementing a new playbook, not enough talent. The pieces are just not there is what folks around Indiana were saying, but inside the locker room you would of never of guessed any of those things to be true. Head coach Alemic bolted after a terrible first season with Idaho with a chance to coach at Indiana and folks in the west were not to happy with him, while in Indiana they saw him as a chance to save the program.
Indiana would win the coin toss and defer to the second half. On the Buckeyes first drive they would be forced to a quick 3 and out. Things were already showing signs to be an instant classic, what use to be a Big 10 game was becoming an intense out of conference game. The Hoosiers had one thing in mind, pound the ball at this physical Ohio State offense and limit the passing attempts due to the depth at CB and safeties. On their first drive they did just that pounding the ball down to the 1 yard line, and on 4th and 1 punched it in. After a couple of punts Ohio State found themselves with the ball on their own 6. Running back Dan Herron busted a huge 94 yard TD run. Indiana would drive to midfield and be forced to punt the ball away, and on the punt Ohio State fumbled the ball and it was an easy scoop and score. The Buckeyes would answer just before half, making the score 14-14.
The second half is where the legends of the game are made and the Hoosiers first drive took over 5 minutes off the clock while the scored the TD. The Buckeyes would capitalize on their own long drive tying the game up at 21 all. Indiana would get the ball back with just under 4 minutes left to play, and they started pounding the ball once again. Reaching mid field with just over 2:40 left in the game, they would fumble the ball away to Ohio State. After a first down pass on the first play, Ohio State would make it second and inches. The Indiana defense would stop them behind the line on the first play, then an incomplete pass. It would be 4th and 1, and the Buckeyes would go for it, attempting a play action pass. Indiana called the perfect play to stop it, a OLB on the blitz came unblocked, and took down the QB Indiana ball. With just over 1:10 left in the game, Dusty Keil would find Duwyce Wilson who would break a couple tackles and take it to the house. 28-21 with 1:02 left in the game. The Buckeyes would drive down and score with 29 seconds left but would MISS THE EXTRA POINT! After a failed onside kick and 2 kneel downs later. Game over upset of the year.
Indiana 28 Ohio State 27
Dusty Keil 9-11 160 Yards 1 TD 0 INT
Darius Willis 35 attempts 161 yards 0 TD
Nick Turner 8 attempts -1 yards 2 TD
Dusty Keil 3 attempts -8 yards 0 TD
MTSU Dominated in Hickerson's Return to Alma Mater
MTSU did not have much of an answer anything Ole Miss did on Saturday, especially Ole Miss runinng back Enrique Davis who had a career day against the Blue Raider defense, carrying the ball 23 times for 222 yards and 4 touchdowns. Meanwhile, the MTSU offense managed only 208 yards of total offense, yes they were outgained by Davis himself, and outscored. But the main concern for coach Hickerson is who is going to play quarterback. Starter Logan Kilgore tore a pectoral muscle and willbe out 10 weeks, a majority of the season and backup Jeff Murphy looked anything but started material. Third string, true freshman Gordon Archie actually looked more impressive than Murphy, and that has everyone scratchign their heads in Murfreesboro. Archie was 3 for 6 for 43 yards and was leading a drive before junior tailback Benny Cunnigham fumbled. Coach Hickerson spoke following the embarrasing loss:
"We got beat by a team that was prepared to play, we were not prepared and that is on me. We came out flat, and stayed flat, never got going at all. I take all the responsibility in the world for that. There is absolutely no reason we cannot compete with that team we just played and we didnt today, all that is on me. Things will be corrected this week in practice and next week we will come out a completely different team, you can bet your bottom dollar on that. As far as the quarterback goes, it is open, obviously Murphy is the more experienced, highly touted guy, but Gordon looked good out there, looked confident and made some nice throws, we will see how things go this week at practice and see what happens."
Next week MTSU continues their traveling to start the season at they travel to Eastern Michigan to take on Coach Redwings.
The Battle for the Iron Skillet. A moniker given to the annual game between the SMU Mustangs and TCU Horned Frogs. Separated by only 40 miles, the SMU vs. TCU rivalry dates all the way back to 1915. SMU and TCU have played each other in all but six football seasons and the Horned Frogs lead the all-time series 43-39-7. SMU had a rough season last year and look to build up on the hype of their new coach.SMU kept it close towards the end, but Junior QB Kyle Padron threw his last of 5 interceptions with 1:30 left to play and all TCU had to do was run out the clock and game over. Overall it was a good game for the struggling Mustangs who finished 3-9 last season. SMU has to rely on Padron this season, because there is no running game. Padron was very dominant on the Mustangs TD drives. TCU controlled the running game with 4 rushing TDs with 4 different players.Player StatsPassingSMU - Kyle Padron 25-44 430 yds 3 TD 5 INTTCU - Casey Pachall 20-29 236 yds 0 TD 0 INTRushingSMU - Zah Line 4 att -2 yds 0 INTTCU - Matthew Tucker 20 att 114 ydsReceivingSMU - Chayce Joubert 3 rec 104 yds 1 TDTCU - Antoine Hicks 6 rec 115 0 TDDefenseSMU - Marquis Frazier 8 tak 1 sackTCU - Devin Johnson 3 tak 2 INTTCU - Tank Carder 5 tak 1 sakc
UAB lost 66-17
my team was just straight up dominated. nothing exciting to report and i sure am not bragging on alabama kicking my butt. More next week
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