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Week 12 Game Summaries
Good Luck Everyone
Rockets propell themselves to another MAC win.
On a blustery cold evening at the Glass Bowl, the Toledo Rockets were able to dominate their I75 rivals, the Bowling Green Univesity, for a 38-0 win. The disparity in this game was illuistrated by the 21:48-6:42 time of possesion that favored the Rockets. Behind the cold effieceintcy of Austin Dantin, who was 12-13 for 183 yards and three touchdowns, the offense dominated, while the defense was simply stifling. Some of the highlights included halfback Morgan Williams' dazzling display of patience in the hole, and shiftyness as he posted 29 carries and 208 yards rushing and a smoking 60+ yard touchdown, that started out as a simple off tackle power, but ended up as a statement to the rest of the MAC: The Rockets need to be feared. On the opening possession of the second half, Williams helped churn up the clock and burn nearly 8 minutes on a drive that ended in a Rocket touchdown.
Sophmore wideouts Eric Page, and Tom Cortazzo dazzled again as Page had 6 receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns, while Cortazzo had 3 catches for 32 yards and a beautiful touchdown catch that illustrated the big guys ability to go up and get the ball. Defensivley the play of linebacker Archie Donald paced things for the Rockets with 8 total tackles, 7 solo, and 1 interception.
Coach Easy was elated after the game, but was quick to say that "you are never as good as you think you are, after a big win. We need to come back this week and prepare for a big matchup with the Chippewas, the MAC west could be on the line, and we want to get some".
Nice win carolinaeasy!
"On the opening possession of the second half, Williams helped churn up the clock and burn nearly 8 minutes on a drive that ended in a Rocket touchdown."
LOL talk about demoralizing the other team! 8 minutes holy moly!
I know we were up 28-0 I believe, and I deceided to turn on the clock grinder to shorten up the game. It was 3-4 every play, we lined up in the power I and said stop us, and they couldn't. Williams is such a nice back to control, on that 60+ yard touchdown he has I never touched the speed burst, he is just so fluid, and it makes running so nice. I am going to be looking for players with his attributes from now on when I recruit.
Wyoming vs CSU
Wyoming, still reeling after their terrible showing last week against UNLV, came out flat and never recovered against CSU, losing 24-10 at home against their rivals.
With 6 wins, they qualified for a bowl game but is highly unlikely due to finishing in the middle of the conference.
Great win for toledo. Tough break for wyoming, however its just year 1 and you've had some great victories. Next year will be a better year for you im sure.
UTEP 31 - Tulsa 17
UTEP finishes strong; looks toward Bowl Game
The back ups played most of the game as UTEP easily rolled over C-USA opponet Tulsa in their last game of the season. Senior James Thomas once again made a statement, as he showed why he should have been the starter all season, completing over 50% of his passes for 179 yards and 3 scores. Sophomore RB Vernon Frazier showed great promise for next year as he came in to back up All-Conference RB Donald Buckram and ran for 69 yards on 14 attempts. Receiver D. Kemp finally had his long awaited break out game catching 5 balls for 111 yards and scoring once. The defense was absolutely stellar allowing Tulsa to finally get on the board mid-way thru the 3rd quarter with a field goal, and not allowing Tulsa to get in the end zone untill a minute left in the game. UTEP improves to 7-5 and hopes they can sneak into a bowl game and keep the momentum going
Looks like UTEP is trying to stay healthy for a potential bowl birth :}
Red Wolves shock Navy
On Saturday the Red Wolves took on Navy and their triple option offense. There were some skeptics that said that Navy was too physical and that the triple option would cause problems for the Red Wolves. That was not the case as Arkansas State stunned the Navy home crowd by defeating the Midshipmen 17-7. The opening quarter Navy held on to a 7-0 lead. That would change in the second quarter as ASU would put up 14 unanswered points. ASU would put up just a field goal the second half but the defense managed to shut out the triple option offense of Navy.
Coach Sabo said "This was a key victory for us. Again this was not our best performance but we executed when we need to and took care of business. Now we must go back to the drawing boards and prepare for a tough FIU team for the Sun Belt crown."
NEXT STOP FIU !!!
Utah State gets by Idaho
On a very cold Saturday at Utah State, the Aggies were able to pull out a win against the Idaho Vandals 16 to 14.
After a scoreless 1st quarter the Aggies got on the board first with a nice drive. The 3rd quarter started off with a bang when Aggies CB Rajric Coleman intercepted the Vandals for an 85 yard pick six!
However, the Vandals were able to regroup and get on the board after the Aggies muffed a punt on the 4 yard line. In the 4th quarter the Vandals added a quick TD to make things interesting, but the Aggies were able to answer with a field goal and put the game out of reach in the end.
Next week the Boise State Broncos will visit the Aggies in what will prove to be a steep challenge for this young team.
Great win, Sabo and Bdub!
Nevada Routes New Mexico State, 49-14
Perhaps Nevada was eyeing their showdown against Boise State. Perhaps the pressure was too much. Either way, New Mexico State gave Nevada all they could handle for one half. Eating up most of the first quarter, the New Mexico State offense waltz down the field at will before going up 7-0. Senior Colin Kaepernick would answer with a series of dazzling passes and runs to tie it up at the end of the quarter. A long TD by Kaepernick and a Lampford TD had Nevada up 21-7, but the Aggies would close the gap to 21-14 at the half.
It was painfully obvious that Nevada was pressing, with Kaepernick missing numerous open receivers. "I left plenty of plays on the field. 9 times out of 10 I would hit those guys. Today just wasn't meant to be," said Kaepernick. Even though he was inaccurate, backup HB Lampford Mark put his critics to rest, if only for the weekend. Mark rushed 20 times for 126 yards and 2 scores. "Via Taua was a Heisman candidate man. That is a tough act to follow," said Mark. "I am just trying to do my part until Taua comes back. We really miss him."
The second half was all Nevada, as the Wolf Pack scored 28 consecutive points. Amazingly, Nevada managed to score another TD on a fumble return. "How many times have we done that this year? I have lost count. We hit hard man. That's what we do. We also like to score on defense," said defensive team captain Dontay Moch.
The win has set the stage for a monstrous showdown against Boise State. The winner will have the inside track to being named the WAC Conference champion. "Next week is huge. We have really turned it around since that devasting loss to Cal. Guys looked at each other and made it be known that the loss to Cal would not define our season," said coach Nguyen. "We control our destiny now. Boise State is a great team, but so are we."
Congrats on the victory. You got a super tough test in boise next week
Week 12: Ohio Bobcats @ Temple Owls
Ohio Bobcats 24
Temple Owls 21 F
The Bobcats traveled to a snow covered Philadelphia Saturday to take on the Temple Owls in a game that decided the Mid-American Conference East Division. Both teams came into the game undefeated in conference play and came ready to battle for a spot in the MAC title game. The Owls went ahead early in the contest 14-0 with the Bobcats offense being just as cold as the blustery weather. The Bobcats were able to battle back and tie the game in the 3rd quarter. Both teams added Td's in the 4th but the Bobcats were able to drive down the field late and add a FG in the waning minutes of the contest to pull ahead. Temple got the ball back with less than a minute left in the game and weren't able to even produce a first down turning the ball over on downs. The Bobcats were able to just kneel on the ball to preserve the hard fought victory.
QB Boo Jackson
22/37 298yds 2TD
HB Donte Harden
19 carries 98yds 1TD
WR Lavon Brazill
QB Vaughn Charleton
20/27 223yds 2TD 1INT
HB B. Pierce
15 carries 82yds 1TD
WR J. Jones
4rec 66yds 1TD
SS Donovan Fletcher
FS Gerald Moore
6Tkls 1.0 Sacks
Bobcats Radio Reporters caught up with the Bobcats Head Coach after he was done talking to his players and this is what was said:
"We knew what had to be done here today and executed our gameplan. These guys once again showed that they can play a 60 minute football game. We'll go back and get to work Monday on next week's game just like the previous week's. We've got one more game before we can even start to think about the title game and I've gotta try and stamp that in all these guys brains."
Very well done! That was a big hole right out of the gate, but you can't go wrong with Boo!
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