Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by IrishBearcat, Aug 6, 2011.
UAB vs UCF!! let's go Kapono !
Alright man. I should get home from work around 12:45 et tonight
Rice Owls Win First Game 34-31; Get Trophy (lol)
The Rice Owls hosted rival Tulsa for the annual battle for the Williams Trophy. Rice held their ground in the first quarter owning the field position battle, but took a big hit when starting QB McHargue was knocked out of the game with a mild concussion. Senior back-up Nick Fanuzzi took over and led the offense to score on two quick strikes to take an early 14-0 lead. Tulsa answered back though, scoring 14 points in the final 90 seconds of the half to tie it back up. The two teams traded leads in the 3rd quarter, but as time expired in the 3rd, Fanuzzi connected on a 3rd and long pass to Kubiak who made the catch and took it to the house for his 3rd TD of the game, giving Rice a 31-24 advantage going into the 4th quarter. The Owls got the ball back and held possession to run the clock and kick a field goal with 1:54 remaining to take a 2 possession lead. Tulsa cut the lead back to 3 with a TD with 35 seconds remaining, but Rice recovered the onside kick and ran out the remaining time. Coach Steamer gets his first win of the season, as Rice goes to 1-6 on the year. The Owls hope to carry their momentum accross town next week against rival Houston.
UTEP takes care of Colorado State 23-14.
UTEP is doing well surprising the College football weird sitting at 6-1. Carson Meger picked apart the Rams defense throwing for over 200 yards and 2 TD's. The downside is he also threw 2 INT's which hurt them. UTEP was up 17-7 pretty much all game and tried to push the lead up by 17 but we turned it over as usual which led the Rams to scoring off of the turnover. The score was now 17-14 but then Joe Baynard let loose and just ran his heart out to give UTEP 2 field goals to take the game out of reach. We play Southern Miss next week in a C-USA game.
Congrats on your first win man, that has to feel good. Haha.
Pirates passing attack too much for the Midshipmen
After struggling early in the season, ECU had a case of an offensive identity crisis. They returned to their roots with an air raid system that will be deployed the rest of year. It surely paid off in this game against Navy, despite 4 turnovers (3 INTs, 1 fumble). I'd say one of the INTs was just a horrible decision by Davis, but the other two were the result of remarkable plays by the Navy secondary.
The 1st quarter was all Navy, as they put together a nice offensive drive that couldn't be stopped, and also got a pick 6 on defense. ECU's only TD came off the first possession, a drive capped of with a 13 yard TD pass to A. Bodenheimer. Speaking of Bodenheimer, he had a break-out day with 12 receptions for 186 yds and 2 TDs. He was Davis' favorite target, as he always seemed to get space from defenders and get open. Going into the second it was 14-7 Navy.
In the second, ECU finally started clicking offensively, and managed to put up 21 points before the half. Freshman HB Chevelle Buie was responsible for 2 of those TDs, with one of them being his longest run of the year, a 42 yarder. Bodenheimer caught a 15 yard TD pass, and ECU edged Navy with a 28-21 lead going into half-time.
In the second half, the Pirates shut down Navy's option attack. They made the necessary adjustments at the half, and nothing would get past them this time. Davis got comfortable, and lead his team down the field to tack on 10 points in the third, and 10 in the 4th. In the biggest win all year, Davis also managed to break the school's record book for passing yards (He had 431 yards). The Pirates prepare for Tulane next week, and hope their air raid system will be just as effective.
@IrishBearcat sorry for the restart, the game froze on me while loading the first time:
Nice tv you got there dude
Hopping on so I can beat them Tar Heels brah?
UCF Runs Over UAB
UAB kept this game close until halftime, but UCF decided to run the ball more in the 2nd half, and that decision payed off big time. QB Jeff Godfrey could not get things going, completing just 3 passes and throwing 3 INT’s. UAB though could not stop the UCF run game, and their 3 running backs combined for over 300 yards. UAB’s offense wasn’t able to come up with many big plays due to the size and strength of the UCF D-Line which made plays all day.
UCF Player Stats
Jeff Godfrey (QB)- 3-10 for 54 yards, 3 INT
Brynn Harvey (HB)- 17 carries for 157 yards, TD
Latavious Murray (HB)- 8 carries for 54 yards, 2 TD
Ronnie Weaver (HB)- 8 carries for 94 yards, TD
Quincy McDuffie (WR)- 6 punt returns for 22.6 average, TD
Victor Gray (DT)- 4 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks
UAB Player Stats
Bryan Ellis (QB)- 7-15 for 83 yards, 2 INT
Pat Shed (HB)- 14 carries for 64 yards, TD
Lamarcus Farmer (FS)- 12 tackles
Jamie Bender (SS)- 6 tackles, 2 INT
UCF Outplays UAB, 41-7
Believe it or not, but this was actually a close game going into halftime. UCF knotted up the first score of the game on a 5 yard touchdown scamper by HB Latavius Murray. On the second play of the ensuing drive, QB Bryan Ellis would make a terrible throw that would be intercepted. This turnover led to a 44 yard field goal by UCF K Nick Cattoi. But UAB answered back with a nice 39 yard rush up the middle, their only score of the game. For the rest of the game, it was all UCF, as UAB couldn't get anything going offensively.
NEXT UP: Marshall Thundering Herd (Oshiomogho)
SEASON RECORD: (2-5)(1-3)
A pick on the first drive set the tone for the entire game. Capitalized on the first turnover, then after forcing a punt put together a long drive the ended converting a 3rd and long for a touchdown. My TE broke wide open and then broke the ankle of a Marshall DB. After forcing another punt, PR Patrick Edwards to a punt to the house for six!
The Thundering Herd tacked on a a touchdown before halftime hitting their fullback on a pass down the middle of the field. The Houston running game was once again the story, as the Marshall defense didn't have many answers.
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