Discussion in 'The Dirty Dozen' started by nikpin, Jan 7, 2013.
Go, hopefully advance tonight. If not I'll advance around 5:30 AM CST.
Welcome to Week 3!
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=============== #7 Yale Bulldogs (1-0) ===============
Last week, Yale won 38-14 against Northern Illinois (1-1).
This week, the Bulldogs will host #17 Texas (2-0).
=============== #23 Brown Bears (0-1) ===============
Last week the Bears were idle.
This week, the Bears will host Vanderbilt (1-1).
=============== Cornell Big Red (1-0) ===============
Last week, Cornell won 14-7 against Navy (1-1).
This week, the Big Red travel to Evanston to face the Northwestern Wildcats (1-0).
=============== Georgetown Hoyas (1-0) ===============
Last week, Georgetown won 38-7 against Minnesota (1-1).
This week, the Hoyas will host Wake Forest (1-0).
=============== Dartmouth Big Green (1-0) ===============
Last week, Dartmouth won 38-20 against Duke (0-2).
This week, the Big Green travel to Provo to face the BYU Cougars (1-1).
=============== Howard Bison (1-0) ===============
Last week, Howard won 27-24 against Maryland (0-2).
This week, the Bison will host Temple (1-0).
=============== Harvard Crimson (1-0) ===============
Last week, Harvard won 42-25 against UMass (0-2).
This week, the Crimson will host Bowling Green (2-0).
=============== Bucknell Bison (1-0) ===============
Last week, Bucknell won 56-17 against Virginia (0-2).
This week, the Bison travel to East Lansing to face the #10 Michigan State Spartans (1-0).
=============== Pennsylvania Quakers (1-0) ===============
Last week, Pennsylvania won 42-14 against Boston College (1-1).
This week, the Quakers will host Western Michigan (1-1).
=============== Princeton Tigers (1-0) ===============
Last week, Princeton won 31-23 against Connecticut (0-1).
This week, the Tigers travel to Pittsburgh to face the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0).
=============== Delaware Blue Hens (1-0) ===============
Last week, Delaware won 42-14 against Ball State (0-1).
This week, the Blue Hens travel to East Hartford to face the Connecticut Huskies (0-1).
In recruiting news, the following Delaware targets have announced their decisions:
- (*****) WR Travis Walker has committed to Missouri
- (***) LE Kevin Irons has committed to Delaware
=============== Columbia Lions (1-0) ===============
Last week, Columbia won 31-3 against Buffalo (0-2).
This week, the Lions travel to Syracuse to face the Syracuse Orange (2-0).
In recruiting news, the following Columbia targets have announced their decisions:
- (*****) WR Travis Walker has committed to Missouri
Wake Forest: 13
A strong Wake Forest squad was no match for the stifling Hoya defense. The Demon Deacons only touchdown was a defensive one as they scooped up a fumble and took it in. But after two weeks of play, the Hoya defense have given up -23 yards rushing. That's right, teams are averaging negative 11.5 yds a game.
The offense didn't have much trouble either as sophomore QB Keon Durbin completed 15 of 20 passes for 297 yds and 3 TDs with one interception. Meanwhile Ronald Sims rushed 16 times for 134 yds and 2 TDs.
After losing star defensive end Jamar Wolfe to graduation last season, the Hoyas were concerned. However, Jerald Sullivan (85 OVR) has filled in nicely and already has 5 sacks in the first two games.
Sweet Jesus... Penn overcomes a 24-7 deficit at home for a 56-34 win over Western Michigan.
The offense was on point, especially in the second half, but our defense still is a work in progress.
I'm going to take credit for that defensive score JQwon13 ! ha! Oh the Deacs...
Bucknell traveled to East Lansing to take on the 10th ranked Michigan State Spartans.
Things started with a bang for the Bison, as Ben Brown caught the two freshman speedsters, Steven Harvey and Bryan Johnson, behind the Spartan defense for long scores.
After a 3 and out, Bucknell threw some trickery into the game plan. A toss to Chris Jennings, who threw back to QB Ben Brown for a wide open score in the endzone. It was Brown's first ever reception, and first ever receiving touchdown.
Then things got dicey. Michigan State got on board before the half, and a Hail Mary pass by Brown was picked off. Momentum seemed to be on the Spartan sideline. After scoring on their first possession, of the second half, Brown was again picked off - and again Michigan State was in the endzone. We were able to drive down deep into scoring range, when a a ball bounced off of the usually reliable Curtis Bailey's hands and into one of a defender. The Spartans would tie the game.
Another forced INT by me put the Spartans on the 50. A long pass was picked off back on the next play by Michael Butler, but we were stuck at the 1-inch line. A safety followed on the run stuffed next play. Now down 23-21, the defense had to step up. Somehow Chris Black stopped the bruising running back on 3rd and 1. 1 of his 11 solo tackles. Huge.
Ben Brown would lead score by way of his feet the next drive. Peter Setzer knocked it in from 1 yard out.
It seemed Michigan State was going to drive for the win... but no so fast! Ryan Williams intercepted a screen pass and took it back to ice the game!
Bucknell wins 35-23 in the biggest win thus far in school history. The Bison move to 2-0 and host Indiana next week.
Cornell Keeps The Ivy League Success Going With Their Program's Biggest Win:
Evanston, Illinois - We're not quite sure we totally believe it either.
Starting QB Cohen, injured.. replaced by backup Jeff King who plays well for a while, gets injured with a groin injury that knocks him out of the game, Cohen comes back in plays really well, dislocates elbow, out for 10 weeks. FB Kelechi Johnson injured in the second quarter, out for the game. Pfft. No problem. Who needs your best two QB's and your best FB, when you have your 5th year Redshirt Senior QB with the amazingly creative name of David Davis. Yes, that's right.. third string QB David Davis is the hero of Cornell's biggest win in school history. That win was a 44-38 3 OT epic that was ultimately cinched when Cornell would bat down a pass from Northwestern's QB Aaron Charles on FOURTH AND INCHES on Northwestern's possession of the third overtime.
This particular classic started off rather ominously for the Cornell Big Red when Josh Cohen would go back for a bubble screen pass and watch it picked off and returned for a TD just 30 seconds into the game. After a decent drive that didn't amount to anything and a three and out for Northwestern, Cornell would go on a nice scoring drive of their own but would only manage a 25 yard FG from Bratton at the 5:39 mark in the second quarter. Northwestern though would only be able to score one more FG at the 4:53 mark to put the score at 10-3 Northwestern at halftime.
"Our defense did a great job knocking down passes and really prevented Northwestern from completing a ton of big passes."
In the second half though, things again didn't look very promising when Northwestern would go on a nice time consuming drive, just slowly going down the field pass and run.. and would cap it off at the 4:39 mark with a 3 yard TD pass to make it 17-3. Cornell though under Cohen's guidance would proceed to march down the field with their option attack and Cohen would pound it in from 8 yards out to make the score 17-10. Northwestern though would come out and would score a TD themselves at the 6:40 mark in the fourth quarter on Sherman's 5 yard TD run to make it 24-10 early in the fourth quarter. Cornell would then go on another time consuming drive and would ultimately cap it off when RB Mike Smith caught a 28 yard pass for a TD to make it 24-17. After Northwestern's possession was stopped, Cornell would move the ball down the field until about the 35 yard line of Northwestern. On 1st down and 10, Cohen would dislocate his elbow which will probably cost him his season(a 10 week injury) and with King already out from earlier action, in came David Davis. David Davis is a Mathematics Major who has worked hard on his degree but his football prowess came in the very first year of the Dynasty. As a freshman he went 3/10 for 75 yards, and 3 interceptions. His rushing stats were 8 rushes for 19 yards, with a long run of 19 yards. Decent stats though for a third string QB at 78 speed and 85 acceleration but also a decent passer at 82/76. Anyways, he comes out and completes a couple of passes including the gigantic slant pass to WR Ken O'Brien from 12 yards out to tie the score at 24-24 sending the game to OT.
"Davis just felt the momentum surge and went with the wave." commented Coach Crumb.
In the first OT frame, Cornell would drive the ball on a couple of runs and would ultimately score on a Speed Sweep from Running Back Mike Smith from 2 yards out to make the score 34-27 Cornell, our first lead of the game. Northwestern though would respond easily on two plays and would tie the game at 34-34.
The second OT was just funny. Northwestern gives the ball to their running back Sherman and he runs it for a 25 yard TD run. Cornell on their ensuing possession would score on a 25 yard keeper right up the middle by DAVID DAVIS.
The third OT consisted of Cornell getting the ball first and scoring on a Davis 2 yard run with the 2 point conversion failing. However, Northwestern on their next possession would get stuck into a fourth and inches and would be stopped when their QB's screen pass was tipped and knocked down. The knocked down pass sends Cornell to 2-0 with both victories in 2017 coming in OT. Northwestern drops to 0-1.
"David Davis has just earned a starting job for the UMass game next week." said Coach Crumb. "I know that Jeff is expected to be ready to go but I know that he is going to agree that we need to reward this 5th year Redshirt Senior who has been valuable in practice with a start next week. King is definitely the better athlete but Davis just showed a ton of grit, especially considering the fact that he has spent a lot of his time just calling plays(lots of options btw) and practicing his mathematics."
Then again, the starting QB in both games so far this year have also gotten injured. When asked about his other QB's on the roster..
"Oh don't worry, we do have a fourth QB in Matt Williams. He is our best passer on the team and has the strongest arm. However, he is also our slowest player at 74/72. I didn't think I'd need to have more than 4 QB's on the roster, but with Davis graduating... maybe I'll need to go find another QB just to have on the bench just in case." said Coach Crumb.
Cornell ran the ball 60 times for 311 yards, while Northwestern had 340 yards total in the contest. Cornell also did a great job controlling their third down yardage going 10/17 on the contest.
"This was easily our biggest name win outside of conference play." said Coach Crumb afterwards. "Our victories over Dylan and Nik were hard to top in our first two years but in those years those were our highlights of the season. Our last two seasons, we've had more success in conference than out. However, you have to give our kids a ton of credit for their performance again on this day."
Cornell moves to an amazing 4-0 in OT under coach Crumb, and Coach Crumb's OT record overall stands at 5-1(the only loss to Akron when Coach Crumb was at EMU in year 3 of the H4Y days)
Cornell returns home battered, bruised, battle tested and 2-0 and welcome in UMass. Last year's contest against UMass was only in the opener and was a 3 OT classic.
I'm thinking as well that we might just be the first team to play overtime games in consecutive weeks in NCAA Football history.
Howard opened home field play for the season by hosting Temple on a rainy,dreary day. It was a turnover marred affair with about every bizarre thing that can happen in a game.
After moving the ball well on their first possession, Carter was hit as he tried to throw, the ball fluttered straight up and Temple DT Tolbert snagged the ball out of the air and rumlbed 5 yards before being tackled. Neither team could score until Temple tried a fake punt that saw the punter fumble as he was sacked after about 7 seconds looking for a receiver which MLB London picked up and ran 34 yards for the first points of the game. WR Walker caught a Carter pass with 4:50 remaining in the 2nd to put the Bison up by 14.
Howard forced a punt with just over 2 minutes remaining in the half and coach q called a time out to preserve some game clock. A quick drive saw the home team about to go up by 21 but it was not meant to be, Owl MLB Stephens came from 5+ yards behind the play to intercept Carter and return it 80 yards setting Temple up to score, cutting the deficit in half with 33 seconds remaining in the half. The half ended 14-7 with 3 ints thrown by Carter.
"Not blaming Carter completely for all the picks, some amazing plays by the defense contirbuted but it really got into his head so I decided to go with Anderson to start the second half." said coach q
Starting HB Kirby was hurt and unable to return in the game, his availability is in question beyond this week...rumors say he could be out for at least 3 weeks.
The second half saw Howard score 13 more points with Anderson under center while the defense managed to hold Temple scoreless. Final score 27-7 Bison.
"Well, our offense is really struggling to find any rythm. We can't seem to run the ball with any consistency and it ends up being by committee. The passing game is scary with 4 more ints thrown this game. Only bright spot offensively is we gave up only 1 sack.
Defensively we continue to struggle with tackling, lots of missed tackles and yards after contact given up. We did hold them to only 7 points, less than 200 total yards and forced 4 turnovers...which made us even in turnover differential.
I am not sure what the problem is but we have to play alot better if we expect to be competitive in conference."
It's been crazy for me getting back from vacation, having to unpack, prepare for a NCG party, and now not a great night. If you can please wait for me to play my game tomorrow, I will play around 5 PM EST.
Best part of that game was seeing AJ Mccarron's girlfriend... Why didn't I play QB at Alabama?
I think Brent's going to try to pay his way into a threesome.
So the Blue Hens travelled to Ucon for their first of two tough road games. It was a rain game with a 15 Mph wind. The Blue Hens won the toss and deferred looking to make a statement with their defense. We couldnt have had a worse start as the Huskies drove it down the field on only 5 plays and then picked it off on Delawares first drive putting them at the Hens 30 and looking to go up 14 nothing.
The Hens dug in and held them to a field goal. Then after another squandered drive, with all kinds of miscommunications between the junior QB and his WR's, the Huskies managed to drive down and get another field goal putting them up 13-0.
Coach Kane said after the game, "I just calmed the boys down and told them it was time to go to work".
The defense had been doing its job now it was time for the offense to pick up the slack. After a hard fought 2nd quarter the Blue Hens were set to go in to halftime with a 14-13 point lead. Then as Ucon got greedy and tried to march down the field one last time before the half the stud sophomore cornerback picked of the curl route and took it in for a pick six. The hens went in to halftime up 21-13 and feeling good.
The Huskies came out after halftime just humming pounding the Hens on every hit. Wilkerson the Hens back up QB and jack of all trades (85-QB, 76-HB, 77-WR) felt the Huskies dominance after they tore his abdominals on a jarring hit. He had caught over 100 yards and a TD to that point but would have to cheer his team on from the sidelines for the next 2 weeks. After a hard fought 2nd half the Hens failed the go ahead 2point conversion leaving them down by one point and losing 27-28.
The Delaware defense had been clawing its way through the 2nd half as the Huskies just had their way with the line of scrimmage. The Hens had survived off of 4 or 5 huge key stops by the defense but could barely contain Ucon. Fortunes had looked to have run out as Ucon went up 35 to 27 on a 70 yard run with less than 2 minutes left in the game.
"I expected big things from our junior QB Parsons this year but in that two minutes he showed me he has what it takes to lead". Coach Kane went on to say, "He expressed to me that he wanted this locker room to look up to him this year so before that final drive I told him that this was the type of moment that inspires, and he went out there and did just that."
Junior QB Parsons kept his composure and eventually scored the touchdown. The Huskies stadium was on their feet as Parsons threaded the needle in between 2 defenders to his senior TE to get the 2 point conversion. There was no time for celebration as the Huskies offense had been nearly unstopable all day long. The Blue Hens managed to somehow hold Ucon to a long yet makable 40 yard field goal. Delaware called a timeout to get in the kickers head and the entire Ucon faithful let out a collective sigh as the kick had the distance but veered wide left.
The entire Delaware sideline was exhausted and knew going in to overtime would spell disaster. So with 40 seconds left the Junior QB again worked the field getting them into field goal range. Ucon called a timeout with just seconds left to ice the senior Kicker and he made the short kick regardless.
The Blue Hens Bench emptied as they charged the field and mauled their kicker with praise. They hoisted Parson up on their shoulders and it was a great moment for for the Delaware faithful and a ball club that went 3-9 last year.
-Matt Janus with 4.7 FM WDSD
Delaware's flagship station for Blue Hen football
Vanderbilt Commodores 14
#23 Brown Bears 70
This one was a rout as the Harvard of the south was no match for a real ivy league school. Junior WR Andrew Brown scored 4 TD's in the first 9 minutes of the game catching a 39 yard pass, returning a 72 yard punt, taking a 106 yard kick back and capping it off with another 26 yard TD reception. He wasn't the only receiver with a huge game as (RS)Junior Dan O'Brien also had a career day. The secondary refused to cover him deep and he caught 6 balls for 213 yards and 3 TD's with score of 60, 61 and 72. (RS)Sophomore QB Dan King had a rebound game after a shaky start to his career against Alabama. He completed 21/27 pass attempts for 461 yards with 6 TD passes and 1 interception. He along with most of the other starters sat down late in the 3rd quarter. His backup freshman QB Nathan Meyer ran 11 times for 85 yards and really showed off his 93 SPD 90 AGI and 90 ACC when he broke free and could have scored but went down at the goal line where we kneed it out.
One blow to the offense though was the loss of Senior RB Camen Piho for 1 week due to a back strain. Hopefully it doesn't linger as he's a key component of the offense. If he's not 100% healthy I'll sit him against BYU as my conference opener with rival IrishBearcat looms in Week 4.
On the defensive side of the ball we massacred them as the speed was to much for Vanderbilt to handle. They scored on plays of 80 and 74 yards when we ran crazy blitz packages that didn't work so well. 10 players registered sacks including Sophomore MLB Massimo Lamacchia and Junior DT James McNamara with two a piece. (RS)Senior FS Daniel Mellynchuk forced a fumble and Junior SS Hank Lee Picked off a pass for the only turnovers. I was surprised with the pass rush being what it was more turnovers weren't forced but the Vanderbilt QB who was knocked out of the game at least twice was prone to holding the ball way to long.
I kept on meaning to send you the instructions to how to get on the site but it was to much to type on Xbox and I kept on forgetting to do it when I got to a CPU.
No problem, I just didnt realize they were waiting for me to fill out an application.
They take their gay little application process far too seriously...
Just cusious when we are updating? Im sitting here in my cubicle bathing in florescent lighting for ten hours straight and Im dying to leave early. If Rutgers was waiting at home to kick my ass it might just give me the push I need to use some PTO haha.
We're waiting on IrishDbag to play his game at 5, I think. Then we should be on to the next week. But yeah, it's good to have another member of our day crew. Usually me and nikpin are the only ones posting during the day. Irish does some as well. Most of these guys are night owls tho. I'm rarely on the boards unless I'm at work. I'm a ghost around here on the weekends...
Oh thank goodness. I can't wait to run a read option against a user with my 59 speed starting QB.
That was complete sarcasm, in case you didn't notice.
My cable guy finally showed up to turn on my internet. I'll advance shortly.
Already. I sent commish back to you last night.
whats the hold up? advance already
Sorry for the delay, the cable guy was supposed to be there from 1-3 and showed up at 3:30 and I have to work a party at the club from 5-8 and tried to get to it but couldn't finish even though I was an hour late for work. The week will hopefully be advanced by 9:30. Ill let all of you fuck my sister to make up for this travesty.
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