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Florida State Opens up Conference Play Throttles Wake Forest FSU - 38WF - 14
Florida State unveiled its shiny new offense today and it was a rousing success. Coach Fisher decided to put his team in the hands of his offensive line and running backs and it paid off as Florida State led 21-0 at the half. Chris Thompson ran hard and finally wore the defense of the Deacons down as he exploded for a 43 yard TD late in the 2nd. In the second half, the ball control continued as Florida State survived 2 CPU "Fuck You" touchdowns and won going away, 38-14.
EJ Manuel played well, passing for 150 yards and 2 TDs and no picks. Defensively, once again running was non-existent for the opponent as Wake was able to muster only 10 yards on the ground.
Heels Cling to Win in a Kentucky DerbyUNC 37Lousville 34 EDIT: Forgot to upload in HD
In a crazy back and forth offensive shootout, it is the Tar Heels of North Carolina that emerged victorious in overtime. Louisville offense was unstoppable, as Tony Bridgewater went 17-18 for 200 yards and 2 scores, while running back back Dominique Brown gashed the UNC defense for over 100 yards on just 12 carries. Thankfully, UNC's offense was equally impressive as Bryn Renner threw for 341 yards and 3 scores (despite two interceptions).
The difference was timely blitzes by the UNC defense, who collected 5 sacks on the day. SS DJ Dunn was particularly impressive, bringing down 9 ball carriers and collecting a sack. In OT, DT Sylvester Williams got to Bridgewater and forced a fumble, and MLB Kevin Reddick pounced on the ball.
Saturady, September 15th, 2012 - Houston, TX
For the second time in three weeks, the UCLA Bruins found their way down south to the great state of Texas. The first, a win over Rice, was a much easier opponent then this week, as the Bruins take on the Cougars of Houston. That difficulty difference was notable from kickoff until the end of the game.
In the first quarter, UCLA receiving the kickoff, would end their streak of not only the first team scoring, but scoring on the first possession of the ball game. A quick first down wouldn't be enough for QB Brett Hundley to get in a rhythm, because a just as quick 3-and-out would allow Houston to get the ball. Both running similar styles of play, in fact, nearly replicate playbooks, both defenses would be adjusted with the speed of the game due to practice. Wrong. Houston QB David Piland would lead two drives in the quarter down the field for a touchdown, the second of which came off a Hundley interception, proving that turnovers would be costly for the Bruins.
UCLA would answer early in the second, with a field goal to finally get on the board, only to have D. Piland hit stud Wide Receiver DeWayne Peace for 45 yards and a touchdown, Houston with the commanding lead 21-3 with 5:24 remaining in the first half. A few back and forths of the second quarter would give UCLA the ball, running the vaunted 2-minute drill they've been so successful with early this season. Brett Hundley would connect with Ricky Marvray for a 53 pass, taking the Bruins into the half down 21 to 10.
In the second half, it proved to be more of the same frustrations for UCLA. A meager FG to start the quarter, it's only answer in the third would be a FG from Houston to keep the lead at 11, Bruins still trailing 24-13. A key injury, to DeWayne Peace who led all Houston receivers with 8 catches for 228 yards and 2 TDs, would leave with a mild concussion, unable to return. Then someone lit the fireworks. The ensuing drive following the UH Field Goal, Brett Hundley was able to connect to Shaquelle Evans from 58 yards out, keeping the dreams of Bruins fans everywhere alive. They had a chance to get rolling, and didn't. Another 4 minutes would go buy, including a 2-minute drill that UCLA was stopped short on when faced with 4th and 17, giving up their second sack of the drive and giving the ball back. Two stops by UCLA would force a 3rd and 9 from Houston, completing a pass to get stopped short and let the clock drain. They would, however, have to give the ball back to the Bruins. With 21 seconds remaining, Brett Hundley had the fortune of Johnathan Franklin behind him, chip blocking an incoming defender, giving him enough time to hit THE Jerry Rice Junior on the left side of the field, with JRJ extending the play all the way for the touchdown! 27-24, Bruins Win! Bruins Win!
But wait. With 9 seconds left, Houston had all their timeouts, and after a quick 9 yard play, had 5 seconds to attempt the Flutie Miracle in H-Town. From their own 29 yard line, David Piland would connect with Daniel Spencer after the ball was tipped seemingly 50 times. Spencer would catch the ball and run upfield for the game winning touchdown, only to get tripped up by Senior CB Andrew Abbott, time already expired, allowing UCLA to walk(run) away with the win.
Final Score :
UCLA 27 - 24 Houston
Player of the Game :
While Jerry Rice Jr scored the go-ahead TD catch, Senior Andrew Abbott for his game saving tackle earned POTG.
Andrew Abbott, 5 tackles, 3 solo
David Piland's Pass to DeWayne Wise
Brett Hundley's 80 yard game winning TD to Jerry Rice Jr.
David Piland and Houston's last second Hail Mary, stopped!
Practice is looking good and the Oregon State Beavers look ready to take on MartyWebb and his UCLA Bruins next week!
Scandal Once Again In Miami
The NCAA has just released a statement, they are looking to fine Sophomore Middle Linebacker Denzel Perryman for "Balling So Hard" against The Temple Owls. Perryman flew all over the field today and was blanketing star HB Transfer Montel Harris in the backfield time after time. If Harris touched the ball Perryman was there to lay him down. Perryman finished with 9 tackles, 6 Tackles for a loss and 1 FF, but his impact was felt the whole game. The Miami defense performed great and only allowed 4 first downs with 169 yards of total offense (77 coming from one play late in the game). Offensively the Miami gameplan was simple, Pound.The.Rock. They did just that running 48 times for 213 yards and 2 touchdowns. 2nd String Eduardo Clements started with Senior HB Mike James out for two weeks, he performed very well with 19 carries and 86 yards until he went down in the 3rd to turf toe, he will be out next week against Georgia Tech most likely. 3rd String Dallas Crawford stepped up and carried the load down the stretch with 91 yards on 23 carries. Ryan Williams managed the game well and only needed to pass the ball 8 times, but he was quite lethal going 7-8 with 150 yards and a TD. A great performance for the Canes against a team that they were expected to beat. Coach Golden showed no mercy to his former squad.
POTG - Dallas Crawford 23 carries 91 yards 2 TDs and Denzel Perryman 9 Tkl, 6 TFL, FF
#1#17USC destroys #17 Stanford in conference opener! In week 3 the Trojans traveled to Stanford for their conference opener. It would be a close game until the 2nd quarter and then USC would put the game out of reach after scoring 35 points in the 2nd quarter alone. Matt Barkley couldn't throw a bad pass and just continues to improve each week. The 3rd and 4th quarters were very boring and only produced 3 scores, two from USC and one from Stanford. Overall I felt VERY good about this game our defense stepped it up tremendously and I couldn't be happier. Next week the Trojans make it back home to play Cal before having a BYE week the following week.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Player of the game
Matt Barkley: 15-22, 399 yards, 6 TD and 6 rushing yards
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