Week 3, 2016 (Shakedown Saturday)

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  1. Spayer419

    Spayer419 Walk On

    Jun 23, 2012
    Some fantastic user games this weekend. Notre Dame looks to rebound from their loss to Wisconsin, and their debacle in last year's B1G title game, against Ohio State. Iowa visits Norman for a battle with the Sooners, in a game between two darkhorse contenders in their respective conferences. LSU fancies themselves as a contender for the national title, and will have a chance to prove its case against North Carolina. I expect some great content from those games, and the other games as well. ​
    #23 Iowa @ #17 Oklahoma
    #3 Ohio State @ #9 Notre Dame
    #15 Georgia @ #21 Alabama​
    Tennessee @ Texas A&M​
    #2 Auburn @ Mississippi State​
    #8 Texas @ Florida​
    #14 Georgia Tech vs. Troy​
    #1 Wisconsin vs. Houston​
    User Game of the Week: #4 LSU @ #19 North Carolina

  2. fishdock

    fishdock Walk On

    Feb 9, 2012
    Super Sooner Shakedown​
    In a back and forth shootout, Oklahoma provides the last punch.​

    The fans who attended Saturday's bout between Oklahoma and Iowa were in for a treat. With both teams being ranked, the two opponents competed as if they had something to prove to the other and the rest of the country this early in the season. The game started with Oklahoma taking the ball down the field only to be stopped in the red zone and settle for a field goal. The first quarter ended 3-0 Sooners. That didn't last long, as the second quarter resulted in an explosion of point from both Iowa and Oklahoma. Iowa struck first on a 4-yard TD pass to receiver Morton, and the Sooners responded with their own 10-yard TD to receiver Brooks. The next score resulted in a route jumped by CB Simon for the Sooners who took the interception 75 yards to paydirt. Iowa responded quickly with nine seconds left on the clock when QB Hill connected on a 33-yard touchdown pass across the middle to WR Kent. It would seem that the two teams would go in to the half seperated by three points, but Early King said 'not so fast' very quickly by taking the ensuing kick off back 104 yards to end the second half.
    The third quarter belonged to the Iowa Hawkeyes, and put the Sooners on their heels with two scores, one in the middle of the quarter, and one as the third quarter expired. Iowa took the lead on FB Pittma's 1-yd TD run with six seconds left in the third. After swapping turnovers, the Sooners finally put their foot down and after several passes and rushes that moved the chains, QB Knight finally connected with WR King for a miraculous 52-yd bomb to the front left corner of the end zone that was sure to end up on ESPN's Top 10. On the very next drive, Iowa QB Hill threw an interception at midfield and had to hold against an Oklahoma run defense that proved successful all day. The defense held on first and second down, and a false start on third resulted in third and fifteen, and Iowa looked to get the ball back with a minute left on the clock and a timeout in the bag. However, on third and fifteen, Oklahoma called a halfback toss rather than running behind the line and David Smith broke a few tackles and took it to the house. On their last drive, QB Hill threw his fourth and final interception and Oklahoma secured their win in the 'v' formation.
    Oklahoma Sooners head coach had this to say of this team's performance: "I'm am so proud of these young men. They came out in the first half and executed our game plan. We were finally able to establish our running game, which wasn't evident in the first game of the season. That being said, although he got careless going deep, Trevor Knight made the short and intermediate throws he needs to make in order for this team to compete. I absolutely want to give my congratulations to the Iowa Hawkeyes that trotted out a team that had every chance to take this game away from us. Both teams deserved to win this game today, and I wish them all the best the rest of the way. This team is clearly strong on both sides of the ball, including special teams, and neither one has yet to emerge as our x factor. And speaking of x factors, how about Early King? Iowa did a great job locking him up for the majority of the game, proved that Trevor has some work to do in his decision making. That being said, Early King might be the best kid I've had the pleasure of coaching. The catch he made for Trevor, the catch he made for his team, to bring that ball in and put us back on top, remarkable. Left me speechless."
    As has been noted almost daily in school newspapers and across the twitter-world, this Oklahoma Sooners team looks poised to challenge for the national championship after experiencing some late season troubles last year. With twenty seniors and plenty of younger kids that could make an impact on NFL rosters, this could be the year we hear 'Boomer Sooner' across the nation.
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  3. Fred Limbo

    Fred Limbo MVP

    Feb 10, 2011
    Auburn wins as True Fresh RB gets into the action and shows why he is a 81 overall beast and SR RB Robinson runs wild as well
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  4. cmassey13

    cmassey13 Walk On

    Aug 2, 2012

    Longhorns Get Back on Winning Track With 28-0 Win Over Tough Florida Team
    The Texas Longhorns looked to avenge last seaon's only loss as they hosted the Florida Gators, and revenge was sweet. Although it was a close game, Florida never really threatened to take control as they struggled to move the ball. The pressure from the Horns' front four was too much for the Gators, as they simply could not block Texas DE Bryce Cottrell. Cottrell racked up 5 sacks without the Horns having to bring many blitzes at all. Cottrell was awarded Player of the Game honors. The offense was not as sharp as the coaches and fans had hoped for, as it seems this year's team is still searching for their offensive identity. It looks like HB Daniel Richard may get a shot at the starting spot after Charles Stevens has been struggling to start the year. Richard isn't quite as fast as Stevens, but the coaches like his toughness and ability to break tackles. Either way, Stevens will still be involved in the gameplan.
    Next week, Texas will open conference play when they host North Carolina.
    HOOK 'EM!
  5. Antonio T.

    Antonio T. Walk On

    Jul 1, 2012
    #19 North Carolina 28, #4 LSU 17 (User Game of the Week)
    Chapel Hill, NC - The North Carolina Tar Heels pulled of the biggest upset of the season so far, beating the 4th ranked Tigers in Kenan Stadium. The Tar Heels were very disheartened after last years loss in Death Valley, where the Tigers ripped the Heels 38-7. This year, they were out for revenge. UNC took and early 7-0 lead after Trey Rivas picked up a fumble on a sack of LSU QB Tyler Hardy, and raced to the end-zone. LSU would respond on a long drive, but it stalled in the red zone and had to settle for a short FG. UNC's first drive looked promising, but consecutive sacks forced the Heels to punt. LSU again went 80 yards and capped the drive with a TD pass to TE Nathan Richardson and a 10-7 lead. Once again and most of the 1st half, UNC's offense was non-existent, having to punt to the Tigers. The Tiger would convert on a long third down conversion late in the half, which led to a Nick Davis TD catch and a 17-7 lead at the break.

    The second half, the UNC coach no longer wanted for the more talented Tigers to sustain long drives, so he went from a conservative defense to a super-aggressive. Leaving his corners on an island was a big gamble against LSU, but the tactic paid off in the 3rd as the before mentioned Trey Rivas sacked QB Darrell Gardner, forcing a fumble which was picked up by Justin Thomason, who raced 66 yards to the end zone to cut the lead to 17-14. Playing stout defense on 1st down, and forcing the Tigers into 2nd and 3rd and longs, the Heels brought the rush, which seemed to rattle the Tigers QBs. A litany of sacks followed and UNC would get possession on a short field in the 3rd. UNC's offense could not produce any points, though as a promising drive in the red zone was cut short by a INT to LB Kwon Alexander. LSU would not mount a drive though, as consecutive sacks forced a punt. UNC then turned to Ron Brady, who had 229 rushing yards last week for help. The sophomore speedster gained 40 yards on the next drive, which culminated in his 3 yard TD and 21-17 Heels lead early in the 4th. The UNC again held the Tigers in check, and the Ron Brady sent Kenan Stadium into pandemonium as he bounced off a tackle and raced 49 yards for a TD, upping the lead to 28-17 with 2:49 to play. The Heels defense, which finished the game with 13 sacks, would hold on for the victory. Ron Brady would go on to rush for 101 yards and 2 TDs. Despite the sacks, both LSU QB had decent days passing when they had time, going a combined 22-34 for 303 yards and 2 TDs. LSU drops to 1-1 on the season as the Tar Heels move to 2-0.

    Player of the Game: DB Trey Rivas: 8 Tackles, 6 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovery, 1 TD
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