Week 6 (2012)

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  1. Selvy9

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    Wake Forest Escapes Duke Embarrassment

    It started out so well. The Demon Deacons kicked off, forced a 3 and out, took the ball and drove with ease for a 7-0 lead. The first Duke play from scrimmage was intercepted, setting Wake Forest up with a short field, and it was quickly 14-0. Would the starters even make it to halftime today? Then it all went to hell. Duke answered with 4 straight big plays, cutting the lead to 14-7. Suddenly, the Deacon's offensive line couldn't pick up a blitz, and the Dukies knew it, sending 5, 6, sometimes 8 after QB Tanner Price. Wide open receivers were being missed because of pressure, and when Price hit one in stride, it would be dropped for no apparent reason. And out of nowhere, the defense started being gashed by Duke's hurry up offense. It's only the 2nd quarter. It wouldn't be long before the Blue Devils tied it up early in the 2nd, and the half would end 14-14.

    The 3rd quarter was a field position war, with Wake managing to grind its way to the Duke side of the field, only to stall and be forced to punt. The star of the game may have been punter Alex Kinal, who punted 7 times in the game, 3 of them ending up inside the 10 yard line, including a 62 yard bomb that rolled out of bounds at the 6. It wasn't until the final minute of the 3rd quarter that Duke finally broke, allowing Josh "Don't Call Me Jake" Harris to slip past the blitzing linebackers and out ran the secondary for a 62 yard touchdown. This seemed to spark the defense back to life, and the Deacons would intercept Duke QB Sean Renfree twice in the final quarter to help seal the win. Another big run, this time from backup Orville Reynolds, would set up a 2 yard game
    clinching TD.

    Tanner Price; 12 of 25, 141 yards, 1 TD, sacked 5 times
    Josh Harris; 15 carries, 117 yards, 2 TDs (injured in the 3rd quarter)
    Orville Reynolds; 10 carries, 101 yards
    7 different receivers combined for 12 catches.
     
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  2. Wick36

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    Oklahoma State Rises..
    21-11

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    Isiah Anderson catches a slant pass in front of the outstretched hand of the Texas defender



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    Big 12 conference play opened this week for the Cowboys and Longhorns in a hard-fought, tight game. Points were hard to come by as both defenses showed up to play in this game, but in very different ways. The Cowboys were able to snag four interceptions, and the Longhorns held the Cowboys to negative yards rushing. Momentum seemed to swing back and forth throughout the entire game, but it was the home team that finished with it.
    Oklahoma State won the toss and elected to receive. The first two offensive plays yielded results that were to become familiar for the Cowboys throughout the game: negative yardage. After forcing a punt on the opening possession, the Longhorns began to go to work on the ground. Case McCoy and Malcolm Brown both had carries on the 47 yard drive that resulted in a 37 yard field goal.
    Texas received the ball again after another Oklahoma State drive stalled, and the Longhorns again began to pound the ball on the ground. The drive ended in another William Russ field goal for the Longhorns. Fans began to get a little restless in the stadium seeing the Cowboys offense gain just one first down in a quarter and a half, while Texas had two time consuming drives that resulted in points. When asked how his team reacted after being down 6-0 Coach Gundy defended his team, "They weren't worried at all. We know we can put points up on the board if we play our game. Up until that point, we weren't doing so. I told our guys to calm down and just focus on the task at hand. Go score a touchdown and we'll be ahead."
    The coach's pep talk must have worked, because the Cowboys marched right down the field on the arm of Clint Chelf and scored a touchdown on third and goal from the 9 yard line. With the extra point splitting the uprights, the Cowboys seemed poised to take the lead into halftime. However, the 3:16 remaining on the clock gave the Longhorns plenty of time to go down the field. A surging passing attack left the Cowboys on their heels. The Longhorns crossed midfield in 2 plays and were inside the 20 by their 5th offensive play. On play number 6 the Longhorns got down to the Oklahoma State 6 yard line and faced a first and goal with 56 seconds remaining until halftime.
    The situation was not looking good for the Cowboys, but once again the Polk defense stiffened in the redzone. A first down pass attempt landed incomplete after Case McCoy was forced to scramble outside of the pocket. The second down rushing attempt got the Longhorns down to the three yard line. Facing a third and goal from the three, the Cowboys were able to sniff out the counter and knock Malcolm Brown back for a three yard loss. The score board read 9-7 Texas at the half, but the Cowboy defense stepped up when it had to.
    The defensive struggle continued on into the third quarter both offenses continued to move the ball, but were not able to find the endzone. Starting quarterback Clint Chelf was knocked out of the game midway through the third quarter with a mild concussion. The junior quarterback had taken a beating all game and was finally unable to come back after taking his 4th sack of the game.
    The following punt gave Texas a short field and Longhorns began to take advantage of the situation. Just when it appeared as though Texas was primed for another scored, the OSU defense made another huge play. A first down pass from the Cowboy 26 yard line was intercepted by SS Zach Craig. "We were playing Cover 1 and I was back there playing center field. I saw (McCoy) throw the ball up and I went and attacked it," said Craig.
    At the time Craig knew he had just made a big play, but his big play would become a huge play on the following offensive possession for the Cowboys. Redshirt freshman JW Walsh stepped into the game with 1:08 remaining in the 3rd quarter. He was being mobbed by his teammates with 0:54 seconds left in the third. Walsh completed a slant pass to Isiah Anderson on the out in front of the Texas defender and Anderson ran past the secondary and took it the distance. 14-9 Cowboys.
    The Longhorns were able to move into the Oklahoma State redzone a third time with just under 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, but black and orange defense intercepted McCoy to end the threat. After sacking Walsh and pushing the OSU offense back to their own 4 yard line, the longhorn defense swarmed to a bubble screen pass and recorded a safety, bringing the score to 11-14.
    The Longhorns had recovered the momentum and were looking to either tie or take the lead on the following possession. The Oklahoma State defense had other plans. The Longhorns were only able to convert one first down on the drive and were forced to punt on an unsuccessful third down rushing attempt by Malcolm Brown left the Horns 3 yards short. The following Cowboy drive essentially sealed the game.
    With just under 5 minutes remaining the game, the Pokes got aggressive. On first down, the Cowboys ran play action from the pistol and Walsh found Anderson again for a 35 yard play. When asked about the play calling on their last drive Coach Gundy smiled and replied, "We had been setting up that first down play action play all game. Everyone in the stadium knew that we had run the ball on all but one first down attempt, and it played in our favor. I had confidence in JW to make the throw, and he came through for us." Three plays later Oklahoma State was in the endzone again. "We had a crossing pattern called looking to pick up the 7 yards for a first down, but Texas jumped offsides. We tell our quarterbacks to make them pay for giving us a free play and JW did just that. He threw it up to our guy running the wheel route and it worked perfectly."
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    The long pass play seemed to let the wind of out the Texas sails. Three interceptions were thrown in the fourth quarter by Case McCoy in the comeback attempt. Including two in the last 4 minutes. The Cowboys escaped the Longhorns, despite rushing for -1 yards and only managing 262 yards of total offense. How did they do it? "Turnovers," said Gundy, "We preach ball security every week and this week it won us the game. Texas is a great club, and had our defense not made plays on the ball and in the redzone we would have lost this game to a very talented Texas ball club. I'm happy with the win, but we have got to improve. Tonight we were lucky, but you can't always count on luck."
    Oklahoma State travels to Louisville to compete with the resurgent Cardinals next week. Another day, another Top 25 battle.
     
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  4. the bigg dawgg

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    How is there only one bout to be two write ups done so far?
     
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    Virginia downs Florida 35-28

    Virginia went into arguably one of the toughest stadiums in college football. Ben-Hill Griffin stadium. Home of the Florida Gators. Coming into the game the Gators were ranked #25 and had some momentum. In the early going it was Florida who jumped to a quick 7-0 lead over VA. Like most of VA's games so far the game was back and forth. Right near the end of the second half VA pulled off a 80+ yard slip screen pass for a TD, giving them the momentum for the rest of the game. In the end VA toppled the Florida QB's stellar performance, winning 35-28.
     
  6. Wick36

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    People slacked this week. :p
     
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    Sorry for the late write up, been out most of the weekend.

    Notre Dame Defense Wins Another One

    This week ND welcomed #9 Wisconsin into Rockne's House and showed them what's up. The defense made an early statement, as on Wisconsin's first drive safety Zeke Motta cut on an out route for the pick and returned it for the 57 yard score. The defense made another stop on the following drive, and the offense capped a short drive off with a FG to go up 10-0. Wisconsin finally made their move at the end of the quarter though, as James White finished a long drive off from 11 yards out to close the gap. The 2nd quarter was an ugly mess as each team's offense made no progress until they both traded field goals in the final minutes of the half.

    The third quarter was much like the first 2, as neither team was able to make much headway until ND finished off a drive with a 13 yard TD to Tyler Eifert. Things were still close and Wisconsin managed to make a few drives deep into Irish territory to put a scare into me, but Bennett Jackson stepped up big time, jumping out routes on consecutive series and taking them 85 and 79 yards for TD's to wrap the game up.

    The story of the game was the defensive TD's, as we had 3 long pick 6's and the D outscored our O 21-13. It was another pretty weak game by the offense, luckily our D is making big plays every week. Wisconsin is really tough, I was able to stop their drives, but they always made several plays along the way and I wasn't comfortable until the pick 6 in the 4th quarter.

    Player of the Game
    Bennett Jackson 2 int TD's, 2 deflections
     
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    Michigan Blows Out Rutgers 59-7


    Michigan bounces back from tough loss vs Notre Dame with a huge win vs Rutgers. Nobody expected Rutgers to win this game but Michigan was only favored by 10 and won by 52.

    Michigan's spread option led by QB Denard Robinson was too much for the Scarlet Knights today. The Wolverines opened up the game with a 12 play, 70 yard touchdown drive and never looked back. After going up 14-0 on Michigan's third possession Denard Robinson kept the ball on a read option and ran for 78 yards for the score. Later in the first half he ran for another huge touchdown run of 50 yards.

    Rutgers' sophomore QB Gary Nova had his hands full with the dominant Michigan defense. The Michigan D sacked Nova 5 times and picked him off twice. The Wolverines' D also held Rutgers to under 150 yards total offense, including -11 rushing yards. Nova finished the game with a dismal 33% completion rate.


    Player of the Game: Denard Robinson-7/8 passing 130 yards 2 TDs, 16 carries for 271 yards and 5 TDs

    After a disappointing 1-3 start it looks like Michigan is back on track to finish the season strong and maybe have a shot at the Big 10 championship. Denard Robinson should once again be in the Heisman race after a huge 7 touchdown game.
     
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  9. GMONEY 15

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    I will do my first game recap along with my press conference for taking over the program. It will be posted by posted by Noon.
     
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    1 good game a heisman canidate does not make lol
     
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    LSU wins GMONEYS opening game 70-24




    Coach GMONEYS tenure as the LSU head coach got off to a good start as they welcomed FCS Southwest rudely to Death Valley with a 70-24 spanking late Saturday night. The Tigers lead 28-10 at the half but then the Tigers scored 2 quick TD's to open up the 2nd half and GMONEY saw enough as he pulled his starters on both sides of the ball with 5:21 left in the 3rd QTR as this game was getting completely out of hand.
    Spencer Ware rushed for 121 yards on 14 carries and scored 3 times while his back up Michael Ford had 123 yards on 11 carries and scored a td. All SEC TE Chase Clement had 2 catches for 83 yards and scored 2 td's to lead the offense. Zach Mettenberger had a workmanlike performance. He went 6 for 9 for 196 yards and 2 td's. On Defense the Tigers scored 2 td's in the 3rd QTR. They had a total of 2 sacks and 5 picks on the day. Backups FR CB Dwayne Thomas and JR SS Rocky Duplessis each took one back to the house for td's. JR CB'S Tyree Mathieu and Tahj Jones and JR SS Craig Lester each had a pick. Coach GMONEY had this to say in his brief press conference to the Media after the blow out win.

    "Well we won the game. Lets face it. We should have smoked them to begin with. next season this team will not be on our schedule. It's like we were playing a division III school. Now comes the meat and potatoes portion of our schedule as we play out next 4 SEC games on the road with our first visit headed to the Swamp to take on the Florida Gators. We need to get tougher and tackle better if we are going to contend in the SEC. For some reason we played a very soft non conference schedule up to this point. We need to step it up. OK I am gone now for a meeting with my coaching staff to get prepared for our trip to the Swamp. Thanks for coming out, god bless and good night."
     
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  12. Jolts57

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    shhh this was just his break-out game! It's on now. I was actually doubting if it was still on heisman mode late 2nd when I was up 56-7 but I guess rutgers is just that bad ><
     
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    He's going to get injured at some point with all that running. And how in the heck does a guy with as many picks as TD's get to the top of the list, and more losses than wins? Something funny going on at Heisman HQ.
     
  14. Jolts57

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    Oh I didn't even look at the list haha, was just conjecture
     
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    Conjecture eh, big word for a Michigan guy.
     
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    No kidding. I'm not even sure what it means but it sounds good in that context.
     
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    Well played, I laughed pretty good on that one.
     

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